Sands of Point Reyes

© Michelle Alton

Sands of Point Reyes

Renata Gusciora Student 9/28/2008 3:24:21 AM

Wonderful tones and mood created,Michelle! #1006456

Bojan Bencic 9/28/2008 3:33:02 AM

Great scene and fantastic treatment, Michelle. #6522741

Lynne Morris 9/28/2008 3:35:01 AM

What a beautiful image Michelle, wonderful colours and comp, great image. #6522745

Carolyn M. Fletcher 9/28/2008 3:39:25 AM

It's almost always foggy around the northern California coast..except for in the fall for a little while. Beautiful shot!! #6522748

Henry Miller 9/28/2008 3:54:43 AM

A beautiful capture, and nice work you have done here !! #6522773

Brett Dolsen 9/28/2008 4:16:35 AM

Wonderfull moody beach scene Michelle!!Great effects,tones and composition!!Brett #6522814

Deb Koskovich 9/28/2008 4:33:32 AM

I really like what you did with this, Michelle...it puts the viewer right there with you feeling the same thing you described. #6522841

Marijana Fajgl 9/28/2008 4:35:18 AM

What a beautiful scene, Michelle!
Amazing gallery! #6522847

Paul E. Earl 9/28/2008 4:39:24 AM

What beautiful tones. A lovely image, Michelle! #6522860

Doug Pignet 9/28/2008 4:46:49 AM

What a beautiful image Michelle,doug #6522882

Tammy M. Anderson 9/28/2008 4:48:51 AM

Beautifully done, Michelle. #6522892

Bonnie C. Lackey 9/28/2008 5:03:46 AM

I can feel the chill! Super job, Michelle! Love the burning on the sand. #6522930

Wally Orlowsky 9/28/2008 5:08:17 AM

Poetic description for this artistic shot, Michelle! #6522941

Joseph N. DiGilio 9/28/2008 7:40:54 AM

This is an especially beautiful scene you have presented, Michelle. The color of the sand and sky interspersed with clouds and their shadow make this image very appealing.
You always lend your special talents to the sky. You sure know your way around up there Michelle. Fine work. #6523514

William C. Raco 9/28/2008 7:44:58 AM

Very beautiful scene and photo
Excellent work, Michelle
#6523525

Mitch Spence 9/28/2008 10:05:05 AM

I love the mood here, Michelle, and the tiny figures emphasizing the great stretch of the beach. #6523972

Nadya Johnson 9/28/2008 10:07:28 AM

Love the endless space! Stunning work, Michelle! #6523985

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/28/2008 12:48:11 PM

Beautiful beach scene..awesome colors and depth. You can almost feel the cold coming in. #6524535

Tamera Phillips 9/28/2008 4:32:29 PM

Wonderful mood to this beach image! #6525105

Robert K. Bemus 9/29/2008 12:56:33 AM

It's got my vote for a little gold medallion-- beautiful shot, Michelle!! #6526398

Arlene Krassner 9/29/2008 4:01:33 AM

You've created a breath-taking scene Michelle. #6526932

Gail R. Schuett 9/30/2008 2:08:14 PM

Beautifully captured and worked!
Looks like a very lovely place,nicely done.Gail #6534259

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 9/30/2008 7:12:02 PM

Limentour beach!! Carolyn F. is wrong, it's really foggy only during summer, (and there is a lot of places with microclimat). Beautiful image, Michelle! #6535284

Summer A. Kozisek 9/30/2008 7:16:35 PM

Beautiful moody image Michelle, fantastic editing as well! #6535298

Allen Hughes 10/1/2008 1:58:37 PM

Great job, Michelle. I've walked that beach a few times myself. #6539406

Dale Hardin 10/6/2008 8:29:42 AM

Excellent creation Michelle. So many scenes like this are taken but by those who don't have the vision, or the expertise, to capitalize on what they have. You have a very definite helping of both the needed components to accomplish this great end result. #6560176

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 10/22/2008 7:23:33 PM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist, best of luck in the next round! #6639706

Gail R. Schuett 10/22/2008 7:36:07 PM

Yes..CONGRATS on this beauitful photo!! #6639810

Nadya Johnson 10/22/2008 7:58:05 PM

So stunning, Michelle! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #6640047

Teresa A. Burnett 10/22/2008 8:24:11 PM

Huge congratulations on this gorgeous finalist Michelle!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6640317

Barbara Waldoch 10/22/2008 8:57:42 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Michelle! #6640747

frank w. degenhardt 10/22/2008 9:01:34 PM

Michelle- I am so proud of you making the qualifying round with this beautiful picture. Your work is amazing. Congratulations and good luck in the next round. #6640790

Dale Hardin 10/22/2008 9:54:24 PM

Congratulations Michelle. I love this image. #6641240

Stefania Barbier 10/22/2008 10:33:03 PM

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!! #6641440

Bojan Bencic 10/22/2008 10:37:38 PM

Congratulations, Michelle! #6641469

Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer 10/23/2008 12:21:17 AM

Very beautiful scenic, Michelle. Congratulations on your wonderful finalist. #6642093

Manuel Barrera 10/23/2008 1:43:41 AM

congratulations, Michelle, very well deserved. #6642509

Brett Dolsen 10/23/2008 2:14:06 AM

Congratulations Michelle on this great finalist!!Brett #6642636

Doug Pignet 10/23/2008 2:31:38 AM

Congratulations Michelle...this is a beauty,doug #6642662

Susie Peek-Swint 10/23/2008 3:54:16 AM

Stunning capture and well-deserved finalist Michelle .. worth getting chilled for.. many congrats! #6642947

Bill Wyatt 10/23/2008 4:48:48 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #6643330

Eugenio Diaz 10/23/2008 5:03:19 AM

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist!!!
Well done! #6643479

Mary Timman 10/23/2008 5:18:55 AM

Beautiful soft scene. Congratulations! #6643625

Mukesh Srivastava 10/23/2008 6:39:37 AM

Huge Congrats on your finalist, best of luck in the next round!!! #6644215

Debra R. Harder 10/23/2008 7:48:18 AM

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Michelle!! Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #6644830

Mary Beth Aiello 10/23/2008 7:50:42 AM

Wow, wow, wow, Michelle. This is spectacular. Huge congrats on this well deserved finalist. #6644852

Mike Perez 10/23/2008 8:22:30 AM

Congratulations on your great Finalist, Michelle! #6645217

Mitch Spence 10/23/2008 8:49:30 AM

Hooray for you, Michelle, for you finalist on this beautiful shot. #6645495

Stephanie Frey 10/23/2008 9:33:25 AM

Congratulations on your beautiful
Finalist! #6645978

Usman Bajwa 10/23/2008 10:55:04 AM

Congrats. on this very beautiful Finalist.

UB. #6646656

Renata Gusciora 10/23/2008 11:08:53 AM

Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist,Michelle!! #6646783

Marijana Fajgl 10/23/2008 11:11:27 AM

Big congratulations Michelle! #6646803

Daniella Puente 10/23/2008 11:40:14 AM

Congrats on this beautiful photo Michelle :))) #6646972

Ken Smith 10/23/2008 4:57:15 PM

Love the mood, Michelle. Congrats!! #6648543

Laurie Daily 10/23/2008 5:10:34 PM

Congratulations on your lovely finalist, Michelle! What a perfect spot for peace and quiet...so beautifully captured! #6648672

Dianna Murphy 10/23/2008 9:44:47 PM

Wonderful Michelle, congrats!!!!!!!! #6649915

Jeff W. Robinson 10/24/2008 3:40:03 AM

Congrats Michelle on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff #6651010

Bobbie L. Slayton 10/24/2008 7:45:39 AM

Congratulations you your finalist! #6652220

Graeme Chow 10/24/2008 9:34:24 AM

Congratulations Michelle. The prepective is fantastic and the tone too. I thought of buying this photomatix software but yet to buy it. What do you think it is useful? Michelle. #6652842

Renee Doyle 10/25/2008 8:12:47 PM

Congratulations Michelle on this beautiful finalist!! #6660399

Robert K. Bemus 10/26/2008 10:53:07 PM

A silver medallion is pretty good too!! Congratulations on your Finalist, Michelle!! #6664906

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 10/26/2008 11:01:04 PM

Haaaaaaaaa!! Glad to see this one finalist! Bravo Michelle!!! ( And please come back again :) #6664911

Kerry Hill 10/26/2008 11:30:30 PM

Absolutely beautiful scene, Michelle! Congratulations, well deserved! #6664940

Marilyn K. Lincecum 11/2/2008 5:29:05 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist !! I love the colors and lighting. #6698467

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Description


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It was Labor Day, last year, around 3 pm. The day had been warm and balmy but when the fog rolled in, the winds came along for the ride and the cold was invading my bones when I shot this.
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Reprocessed this yesterday, using Photomatix tone mapping, and then did a fair amount of dodging and burning to enhance the light dance on the sands.
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Point Reyes, California
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F4.5, ISO:100, 1/250s, 56 mm
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~~ T&P entry ~~


Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 56.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D

Uploaded on 9/28/2008 3:23:40 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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