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Challenge: Free Study 2013-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Kahalu'u, Hawaii
Date: Jan 13, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2013

Yep, I know...boats, boats, and more boats. Seems I've taken nothing but boats these last couple of months. This bay is just so photogenic, I just seem to get drawn back whenever the winds are extra calm. This was taken on the same day that I shot the Color Burst and Left Foot entries. For this one, I was trying to duplicate this shot Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1011028.jpg that I took back in April. The water isn't as still in the Jan FS as the shot in April but I really liked how the light turned out.

I guess this shot will end my boat series for now so you won't have to put up with more boat shots from me...until the next time the winds are really calm that is. ;)

Thanks everyone for all the votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 217
Avg (all users): 7.0593
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 7.0519
Avg (non-participants): 7.0732
Views since voting: 2100
Views during voting: 220
Votes: 118
Comments: 31
Favorites: 5 (view)


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02/12/2013 09:04:49 AM
Congrats Mark! Looks like I already have a little catching up to do in this FSM :)

If I ever visit Hawaii I am going to get hold of you!
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02/11/2013 11:22:23 AM
I can see what draws you back to boats. You do boats so very well. Excellent shot.
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02/10/2013 04:46:31 PM
I guess I should be tired of this scene - but I'm not. It's gorgeous and beautifully nuanced by the ever changing light, sky and colors. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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02/09/2013 12:00:25 PM
I love the reflections and composition. Congrats on the yellow :)
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02/08/2013 10:50:32 PM
Bring those boats on! A beautiful image deserving of a ribbon. Congrats!
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02/08/2013 10:19:38 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon. Please don't stop shooting boats - this is so lovely.
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02/08/2013 06:59:52 PM
Sweet capture, congrats on the Yellow
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02/08/2013 06:52:54 PM
A beautiful image and well deserving of the ribbon. Congrats!
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02/08/2013 04:04:37 PM
Dreamy. Congrats, Mark!
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02/08/2013 10:54:21 AM
This is an AMAZING shot. It looks like a painting. The colors are so beautiful!
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02/08/2013 08:39:37 AM
Leave my skiffs alone! :-) Wonderful shot, congrats.
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02/08/2013 06:29:22 AM
Great stuff,Congratulations.
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02/08/2013 04:58:20 AM
Congrats, no one can do boats better!
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02/08/2013 02:08:45 AM
Congrats on your Yellow, well deserved. And amazing you managed to score 7+ despite those 1's, 2's and 3's. Really says something about the quality of your image.
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02/08/2013 01:33:11 AM
Sailing into new dimensions. Thanks.
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02/08/2013 12:35:20 AM
It goes on and on and on, well done on another FS ribbon, and a dreamy one, even better!
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02/08/2013 12:21:05 AM
WD again Mark. Super image!
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02/08/2013 12:10:48 AM
Lovely, mystical image. Grand that it ribboned.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2013 10:39:24 PM
One of my top picks; beautiful tones, color pallette and perspectyive.
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02/07/2013 08:41:41 PM
Reminds me of the 'Life of Pi', have you seen it, well done, love the crop and comp, just gorgeous!
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02/07/2013 07:43:21 PM
Fabulous shot. Great reflections and I really like the low perspective.
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02/07/2013 05:16:23 PM
So serene and lovely
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02/07/2013 03:13:48 PM
This is a new comment series for me, so please bear with me while I find my style!

(Voted earlier)

This is one of my 9s - I like it a lot. Furthermore I think it enriches the DPC collective portfolio. Put simply, I wish we saw more stuff like this. Let me tell you why it pushes all the right buttons for me:

1. Mainly, I think that there is a glut of landscapes/waterscapes in DPC Free Studies and mostly I find them a bit dull. Occasionally though, some are soooo well done that they elevated themselves and the genre to hit the sweet spot in my brain. This is one of those.

2. What gorgeous colours - would have been easy to boost the saturation and pull out the yellow on that third boat - instead you've shown great and sympathetic restraint, pulling out the natural coloration that gives a great sense of realism.

3. The boats offer a great sense of perspective and depth leading the eye into the image.

4. Your clarity is superb - sharp but not too sharp, quite difficult to pull off with re-sized, re-compressed jpegs.

Overall, this is lovely. Perfectly judged.
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02/06/2013 10:17:08 AM
Beautiful morning light
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02/06/2013 01:04:35 AM
Beautiful and expansive cloud reflection in the water. Lovely simple pastels. You up to your arms in water again Mark?
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02/03/2013 09:00:08 AM
Gorgeous pastels and great movement in the clouds and water to draw the eye in. Also like the ambiguity of the horizon.
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02/02/2013 04:33:32 PM
Love the way the reflections work in this image.
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02/02/2013 03:41:27 PM
Great wide angle perspective.
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02/02/2013 05:28:57 AM
I like how sky and sea merge at the horizon. Beautiful, serene scene.
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02/01/2013 04:35:26 PM
Your DOF really pulls me in. Nicely done.
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02/01/2013 03:42:37 AM
Super tones and light. Great composition to boot. Well done.
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