Sands of Point Reyes

© Michelle Alton

Sands of Point Reyes

Renata Gusciora September 28, 2008

Wonderful tones and mood created,Michelle! #1006456

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 28, 2008

Great scene and fantastic treatment, Michelle. #6522741

Lynne Morris September 28, 2008

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

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 28, 2008

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

Henry Miller September 28, 2008

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

Brett Dolsen September 28, 2008

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

Deb Koskovich September 28, 2008

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 level-classic September 28, 2008

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

Paul E. Earl September 28, 2008

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

Douglas Pignet September 28, 2008

What a beautiful image Michelle,doug #6522882

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 28, 2008

Beautifully done, Michelle. #6522892

Bonnie C. Lackey September 28, 2008

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

Wally Orlowsky September 28, 2008

Poetic description for this artistic shot, Michelle! #6522941

Joseph N. DiGilio September 28, 2008

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 level-addict September 28, 2008

Very beautiful scene and photo
Excellent work, Michelle
#6523525

Mitch Spence level-classic September 28, 2008

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

Nadya Johnson September 28, 2008

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

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 28, 2008

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

Tamera S. Phillips September 28, 2008

Wonderful mood to this beach image! #6525105

Robert K. Bemus level-classic September 29, 2008

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

Arlene Krassner September 29, 2008

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

Gail R. Schuett September 30, 2008

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

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton September 30, 2008

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 September 30, 2008

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

Allen Hughes October 01, 2008

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

Dale Hardin October 06, 2008

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 October 22, 2008

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

Gail R. Schuett October 22, 2008

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

Nadya Johnson October 22, 2008

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

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe October 22, 2008

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

Barbara Waldoch level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Michelle! #6640747

frank w. degenhardt level-classic October 22, 2008

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 October 22, 2008

Congratulations Michelle. I love this image. #6641240

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 22, 2008

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!! #6641440

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations, Michelle! #6641469

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic October 23, 2008

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

Manuel Barrera October 23, 2008

congratulations, Michelle, very well deserved. #6642509

Brett Dolsen October 23, 2008

Congratulations Michelle on this great finalist!!Brett #6642636

Douglas Pignet October 23, 2008

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

Susie Peek-Swint October 23, 2008

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

Bill Wyatt October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #6643330

Eugenio Diaz October 23, 2008

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

Mary Timman October 23, 2008

Beautiful soft scene. Congratulations! #6643625

Mukesh Srivastava October 23, 2008

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

Debra R. Harder October 23, 2008

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic October 23, 2008

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

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your great Finalist, Michelle! #6645217

Mitch Spence level-classic October 23, 2008

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

Stephanie Frey October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your beautiful
Finalist! #6645978

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 23, 2008

Congrats. on this very beautiful Finalist.

UB. #6646656

Renata Gusciora October 23, 2008

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

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 23, 2008

Big congratulations Michelle! #6646803

Daniella Puente October 23, 2008

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

Ken Smith level-classic October 23, 2008

Love the mood, Michelle. Congrats!! #6648543

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 23, 2008

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

Dianna Murphy October 23, 2008

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 24, 2008

Congrats Michelle on this Excellent Finalist! Jeff #6651010

Bobbie L. Slayton October 24, 2008

Congratulations you your finalist! #6652220

Graeme yew Chow October 24, 2008

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 level-classic October 25, 2008

Congratulations Michelle on this beautiful finalist!! #6660399

Robert K. Bemus level-classic October 26, 2008

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

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton October 26, 2008

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

Kerry Hill October 26, 2008

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

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic November 02, 2008

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 September 28, 2008

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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