DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries

 
You are viewing 1st place.
2nd
Portfolio Images
Prometheus
1st PlacePrometheus
LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: All Four Elements (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 20mm f/2.8D
Location: La Jolla, California
Date: Jan 22, 2011
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Emotive, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 23, 2011

Big thanks to Nick, our friends' son, who endured dressing up in a greek tunic (a.k.a. table cloth), and posing for me on a chilly winter San Diego evening (I know, I know, it sounds like an oxymoron, but it does get a bit chilly in San Diego in winter), with a big bowl of fire in his hands. The window of time when the fading daylight would balance nicely with the fire was very short, only a few minutes, and the flame is rather unpredictable, so I am glad we got at least one good shot out of it.

...sorry for the flip-flops. Perhaps they look slightly out of place, but I did not want Nick to catch cold :). I could've easily cloned them out in p/p, but did not want to risk DQ. Probably would not happen anyway, but who knows these days.

Second blue in a row, and four ribbons out of five last challenges. What is going on?! Thank you!!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 47
Avg (all users): 7.1447
Avg (commenters): 8.0800
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.1683
Views since voting: 6145
Views during voting: 565
Votes: 235
Comments: 55
Favorites: 5 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
02/04/2011 08:01:33 PM
I see that people are giving you a hard time for having two blues on the front page. I'd like to help you out. You can feel free to give me one of the blues to take some of the heat off. :P

Congrats!! Beautifully done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2011 04:39:27 PM
Aw man. Your 'the girl and the sea' is now off your top few in your profile... Is it the same location?
Excellent shot, by the way. Beautiful clouds, sunset, everything!

Message edited by author 2011-02-04 16:40:03.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2011 12:12:04 PM
Congratulations on the blue! :)
Very much deserved. I wouldn't worry about the sandals too much. I agree with one poster who said they could pass for older looking sandal types. Look at the Esparto sandals here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandal . With some minor cloning touchups you can really make those fit in.

eta: Congrats on the 1x post as well.

Message edited by author 2011-02-04 13:10:49.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2011 11:30:22 PM
Congrats Lev....you are on a roll. I need to say congrats over and over to you to catch up on all your wins!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/03/2011 02:39:26 PM
But, but, where's the air?? j/k Nice and sharp, and the glow from the fire was just enough to light up his face and chest areas. Nailed it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 07:34:31 PM
oh my this is another wonderful photograph. Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 02:14:23 PM
An inevitable win; no other result was possible. Sandals are fine, never occurred to me to question them. Congrats on the blue twofer...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 02:01:30 PM
Lev, amazing image. I've tried, unsuccessfully, to balance fire and available light. I know how hard it is. Excellent job. The flip flops could easily pass for old sandals on my screen. I think it was best to leave them in.

Congratulations on the blue! Be careful you don't get addicted to them...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 12:51:52 PM
Congrats again on another blue, Lev.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 12:42:33 PM
You've certainly been the man around here lately! Way to go and congrats again!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 10:08:39 AM
Congrats on another Blue - Well Done!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 09:22:43 AM
Wow! The Legendary Lev strikes again! Congrats on your blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 09:15:26 AM
Congrats, Lev. Please don't get bored with your success and leave us! :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 09:09:14 AM
Yeesh....what a roll! Big congrats on another blue, Lev!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 08:49:20 AM
You're on fire! Wonderful shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 08:28:07 AM
Congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 06:41:56 AM
Hey congrats on your well-deserved blue. I gave this a 10. Really, really beautiful shot.
Reading your notes, maybe you really should have cloned out the flip-flops. *grin*
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 05:46:02 AM
You are on a roll! Congratulations. I love this image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 05:16:48 AM
Well done! Congrats on the well deserved blue ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 03:04:43 AM
Can't Beat the human Touch! Congrats on your well deserved Blue, exzellent Shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 02:53:02 AM
Congratulations! Loved this photo from the start!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 02:42:29 AM
Congratulations man! I see you are on a roll here.
Nice one!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 02:34:13 AM
Look at you!!! TWO BLUES IN ONE WEEK!!!!

You are now officially a ribbon hog.

Message edited by author 2011-02-02 02:34:33.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 01:31:20 AM
Beautiful, Lev. Congratulations!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 01:01:17 AM
Congrats Lev. Chilly in San Diego...I lived there...65 is rough!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 12:30:24 AM
Go Lev! You really DO need to stop this ribbon thing... it's bumming all of lowly folks out. *sigh*

(CONGRATS!!)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 12:23:00 AM
Quite a collection of bling you have this week Lev. Well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 12:18:13 AM
Hog! Hog, I tell ya! Two in a row - quite nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2011 12:02:49 AM
Loved this. You are on a roll. Congrats on the blue!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2011 10:50:47 PM
Lovely. Well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2011 10:16:08 PM
Nice job. I think the water wash on the beach is a bit distracting. That's a tough one to solve because it is a direct reflection of the sun. I might have brought up the light on the model a bit more, and put a snoot on a flash toward the face to mimic the candle light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2011 07:39:24 PM
Beautiful shot with a story. Wonderful!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2011 04:41:16 PM
Very pretty, great time of day to shoot! I like that there's an additional fire (besides the sun, I mean).
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/31/2011 10:26:05 PM
Nice interpretation. Very moody and spiritual.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/31/2011 09:34:05 PM
excellent detail. i like the composition. i appreciate the amount of effort given for this shot. and it was well worth it to have come up with this beautiful image. the warm sunset/sunrise shares the frame with the cool splashes of waves. the model's costume speaks well of the basic materials we derive from the earth. i can almost feel the cool breeze of air as it touches the skin. simply beautiful. all four elements combined in harmony for this wonderful shot. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/31/2011 02:25:13 PM
Well done. Nice and crisp with lovely tones. Creative and well executed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2011 01:34:43 PM
Absolutely fantastic. My very favorite so far! I have only seen 21% but my guess is this is going to stay one of my favorites. I hope you ribbon, the blend of eye candy, mood, and mystery is fantastic. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2011 12:49:48 PM
Nice one,great light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2011 11:40:15 AM
Ok, this is a great image! I quickly browsed the thumbnails of this competition and I just had to click this one first. So far, my fav, and I doubt that will change. Good job!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2011 09:53:34 AM
Cool shot , face is a little blurry , but nice
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2011 11:17:18 PM
Stunning.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/27/2011 03:33:27 PM
Great shot, lovely land/seascape. The model is not quite as sharp as the rest of the picture, though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 11:21:18 PM
Really nice. This is my favorite of the challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 09:46:00 PM
AMAZING
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 09:32:57 PM
easiest, the best shot and most fitting for the challenge
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 03:18:53 PM
Would have rated 10 if there was a fennel stalk on fire instead.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 02:03:39 PM
Great texture in the water, rock, and sand. Very nice color in the sky. Is this done completely with natural light? If so, I think it could be improved with a bit of strobism to highlight the woman a bit more--maybe even just one light from camera left. Still, very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 12:44:57 PM
Excellent job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 12:23:41 PM
a 9 from me ((voted earlier)

I wish she were barefooted... but that's nit picking. Lovely job of it all!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 11:18:37 AM
Beautiful...9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 11:03:03 AM
Stunning. The lighting and colors are exquisite. Front page for sure.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 09:46:13 AM
Such a serene picture, captured at the perfect time of day. Beautifully done, and a great alternative interpretation to the challenge! Top 5!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 05:55:36 AM
I find this image very striking and almost surreal.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 01:09:59 AM
Beautiful shot! I feel like the shout would be better without the sandles, they look too much like flip-flops and pull away from the "period" feel of the rest of the image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/26/2011 12:47:01 AM
Top 3, great pic, Love the way the sand looks. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 12/13/2017 03:28:19 AM EST.