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3rd PlaceThe Girl and the Sea
LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Long Exposure V (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: La Jolla, California
Date: Jun 13, 2010
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.8s
Galleries: Emotive, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 14, 2010

shot through a 10-stop ND filter on a bright Sunday morning :). I didn't know this girl but I asked her to try to stand still for a few of seconds despite the surf roaring through her feet. I am grateful that she agreed and did a great job posing for me. She turned out to be a great surfer too, not just a kind person :). Her father told me she started surfing at 4... she is 10 now.

that's she riding the wave
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Yippee! Go ViewFinders!

Thanks for the comments, faves, and the ribbon!



[Notice that I was using a DX lens on an FX body. Starting from ~18mm and longer it covers the sensor without vignetting and acts as a pretty decent full-frame wide-angle lens]

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 127
Avg (all users): 7.0762
Avg (commenters): 8.6154
Avg (participants): 6.5814
Avg (non-participants): 7.1944
Views since voting: 5774
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 223
Comments: 52
Favorites: 21 (view)


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07/07/2010 08:07:05 PM
I
really like the photograph and the sweralling motion Is the main part that sucked my eye into the photograph

Harvey Sherman

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06/26/2010 09:58:31 PM
Beautifully done, Lev!
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06/26/2010 04:17:10 AM
Originally posted by mpeters:

Fantastic Lev! I personally rank this right up with Ben's "The Story of Youth...". Lovely.

thanks Mark! in fact, that wonderful image was my inspiration for this shot
06/26/2010 02:31:02 AM
Great long exposure and great image. One of my few 10s of the challenge, congrats on the ribbon.
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06/26/2010 02:18:02 AM
Fantastic Lev! I personally rank this right up with Ben's "The Story of Youth...". Lovely.
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06/25/2010 02:38:42 AM
Gorgeous image, perfectly executed.
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06/25/2010 02:38:28 AM
Absolutely fantastic.. I'd love a copy of this to blow up and frame.. for my house. Truly beautiful work!! :)
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06/24/2010 06:23:14 PM
Lovely shot Lev. Wonderful movement around the shot.
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06/24/2010 05:10:18 PM
Congrats, Lev! Great shot. I like the uncropped version as well.
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06/24/2010 07:10:39 AM
Congratulations Lev on the ribbon fore this wonderful shot!
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06/23/2010 11:30:12 PM
Originally posted by LevT:

Originally posted by njsabs:

Way to go Lev, congrats on your yellow.

Thank you Jennifer! this is the one you are missing, I feel so sorry for you... NOT! :)


LOL....yellow I guess is just not my color. It looks very nice on you though.
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06/23/2010 06:49:55 PM
Great Image!! Love long exposures that are done in midday! Congrats!!
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06/23/2010 06:44:36 PM
Ohhhhh, that is so awesome!!! Congratulations!!
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06/23/2010 06:02:52 PM
Originally posted by njsabs:

Way to go Lev, congrats on your yellow.

Thank you Jennifer! this is the one you are missing, I feel so sorry for you... NOT! :)
06/23/2010 05:24:39 PM
Way to go Lev, congrats on your yellow.
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06/23/2010 04:33:46 PM
Originally posted by ErinKirsten:

Congratulations on your ribbon. This is gorgeous. Hope you got their contact info to be able to give her a copy of the file she did great!

No, I wish I had it! I gave the dad my card, but he did not contact me :(. I can try to track them down again at the beach possibly, though
06/23/2010 04:15:36 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. This is gorgeous. Hope you got their contact info to be able to give her a copy of the file she did great!
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06/23/2010 01:17:55 PM
Love the tones and the serenity of the girl, well.. everything really. It's a gorgeous image and I'm so glad it did well. Excellent work, Lev.
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06/23/2010 12:07:10 PM
Originally posted by ThingFish:

Lovely image indeed. One question. It strikes me that you seem to have taken this shot from quite a high angle looking down on the girl and also from quite close to the girl. You used a 12-24mm lens. Were you standing on a lifesavers tower? (unlikely as lifesavers towers are not right on the edge of the water) Or maybe you are a giant and the girl is a dwarf :) But seriously, I would like to know.

you are an astute observer :)... and I am not a giant :(. I was standing on a cliff about 3 meters high, indeed quite close to the girl. This shot (taken on the same day a few meters to the side) gives you some idea of the scenery
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06/23/2010 08:08:32 AM
Awesome shot Lev. This has a wonderful 'mood' about it. scored a 9. Congrats on your ribbon.
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06/23/2010 06:00:55 AM
Lovely image indeed. One question. It strikes me that you seem to have taken this shot from quite a high angle looking down on the girl and also from quite close to the girl. You used a 12-24mm lens. Were you standing on a lifesavers tower? (unlikely as lifesavers towers are not right on the edge of the water) Or maybe you are a giant and the girl is a dwarf :) But seriously, I would like to know.
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06/23/2010 05:17:58 AM
I was sooo glad that this got recognized in the DPC community, it's so wonderfully done, great atmosphere, great scenario, and the water motion is just perfect.

Congratulations on an awesome image!
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06/23/2010 03:56:52 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

Originally posted by senor_kasper:

This is a fantastic image, Lev. Congratulations !!
Just one thing, are you sure it was a 10 stop ND? I would think 0.8 seconds with a 10 stop at f5.6/ISO 200 would have resulted in a nearly black image no matter how bright the sun was. Could you check it out please, it is intriguing.

Andres, that's correct, I just double-checked my EXIF. why would you think it is strange? without the filter the exposure would be 1000x smaller, i.e. 1/1250s, quite normal for a bright daylight.


I guess 5.6 is really not all that small, I was probably intuitively thrown off by the apparent softness of the light which leads you to think of a cloudy day. You are correct regarding the math. Thank you for answering my question.

Once again, GREAT IMAGE !!
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06/23/2010 03:24:15 AM
Congratulations. Beautiful image.
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06/23/2010 02:26:26 AM
Originally posted by senor_kasper:

This is a fantastic image, Lev. Congratulations !!
Just one thing, are you sure it was a 10 stop ND? I would think 0.8 seconds with a 10 stop at f5.6/ISO 200 would have resulted in a nearly black image no matter how bright the sun was. Could you check it out please, it is intriguing.

Andres, that's correct, I just double-checked my EXIF. why would you think it is strange? without the filter the exposure would be 1000x smaller, i.e. 1/1250s, quite normal for a bright daylight.
06/23/2010 02:11:27 AM
This is a fantastic image, Lev. Congratulations !!
Just one thing, are you sure it was a 10 stop ND? I would think 0.8 seconds with a 10 stop at f5.6/ISO 200 would have resulted in a nearly black image no matter how bright the sun was. Could you check it out please, it is intriguing.
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06/23/2010 02:07:55 AM
Hi there
Beautiful pic.
You have inspired me to get out and use my NDs - know what to do but procrastination....!!!!
Thanks for the push!!!!
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06/23/2010 02:05:17 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Wonderful motion blur and charming tone!
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06/23/2010 01:45:22 AM
Congratulations, Lev! A Ribbon!!! Well deserved!!
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06/23/2010 01:45:03 AM
Hey, I thought this DPL thing was a friendly contest? You just had to drop the hammer on the first playoff, didn't ya? ;-) awesome finish!
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06/23/2010 12:19:16 AM
I didnt see this one, but its a stunner, I'm adding it to my faves.
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06/23/2010 12:12:58 AM
Congrats Lev! A Yellow - yay! Wonderful job :D
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06/23/2010 12:12:50 AM
YeeeHaw! Good going, Lev! Congrats!
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06/23/2010 12:10:31 AM
Way to go, Lev! Piece of cake, these ribbon things. :-)
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06/23/2010 12:10:14 AM
Nice shot. I know this place well and you did a great job in capturing the mood.
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06/23/2010 12:07:05 AM
Great work Lev! Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/23/2010 12:06:30 AM
WOW. Spectacular shot and an awesome finish!! Congratulations!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2010 11:33:14 PM
Yeah baby !!! 10
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06/22/2010 09:57:15 AM
Captures the essence of a summer dream! 9
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06/20/2010 09:10:22 PM
brilliant .. :)
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06/20/2010 07:48:16 AM
Great idea and very effective.
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06/18/2010 08:02:21 PM
The vignette feels kind of artificial. But the scene more than makes up for it. Really nice.
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06/18/2010 08:53:24 AM
love the mood, the colours, your use of the long exposure... my favourite.
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06/16/2010 09:19:46 PM
I love how the surf creates little lines that take your eyes throughout the picture. Great shot.
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06/16/2010 09:08:09 PM
Gorgeous image. This is a great idea.
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06/16/2010 05:38:58 PM
9
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06/16/2010 08:36:06 AM
Wow - if this isn't a painting!!! Terrific. I love the movement of the tide.
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06/16/2010 02:57:00 AM
This is great. Something about the pose being completely still, and peering out into the vastness with the swirling sea at the feet, really grabs me. Great job.
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06/16/2010 02:27:48 AM
Great shot that's perfectly composed.
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06/16/2010 12:56:01 AM
FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Her stillness punctuates the swirling water. Just lovely.
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06/16/2010 12:49:56 AM
Perfect timing and processing on the incoming wave. I wonder how many people who haven't tried taking a picture of a breaking wave will give this the credit it deserves. Very well done. 10
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06/16/2010 12:12:53 AM
this is sweet , well done
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