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Yacht Five Eleven
Yacht Five Eleven

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Challenge: The Number 11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa
Date: Nov 18, 2013
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000s
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2013

I tried 11 animals but it wasn't so obvious that I'm sure partisan DPC'ers would vote it down. There were no flower petals that worked, no obvious candid live subjects so I sat at the damn pondering my options when this little boat attracted my attention...

Shoot, rotate to level horison, mask trees, gaussian blur, apply increase in light and saturation to sea and yacht, crop, save as jpg, vignette, sfw (strip EXIF)

This image is copyrighted 2013 by Harvey Grohmann. Publication is strictly forbidden and protected by law. To obtain pricing and consent contact me via Photocommission.com

What do I know about sailing? Pretty much nil... I know it's not a yacht but it sounded better than "Skip Five 11". Or is that "Skiff"? :)


Aaah thanks Robert, a dinghy! Wonder why it's called the Rietvlei "Yacht" Club then....? :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2013 05:42:28 PM
Hahja! The "yacht" is a Finn Dinghy. It used to be the single-handed class for the Olympic games, and I raced one seriously for years. It's a beast of a boat, a real physical workout. The sail, I can tell by the logo in the corner, is by North Sails, and that's the sail;maker I worked for when I was young :-) So thanks for the trip down memory lane...
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11/20/2013 05:47:08 PM
Brilliant shot. Love the sense of movement despite the crispness of the image. Really stunning combination of color. Great capture!
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