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Isla Contoy
Isla Contoy

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Challenge: Beauty (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Location: Isla Contoy, Mexico
Date: May 24, 2005
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2005

Color IR Conversion. Shot on Isla Contoy while on vacation in Cancun Mexico.

Place: 111 out of 255
Avg (all users): 5.4941
Avg (commenters): 6.7000
Avg (participants): 5.2388
Avg (non-participants): 5.7815
Views since voting: 1050
Views during voting: 395
Votes: 253
Comments: 13
Favorites: 2 (view)

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09/22/2005 11:33:41 PM
I like this but it seems too fake. Maybe too much orange. Other than that beautiful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/04/2005 07:18:08 PM
Pretty place, but I don't care for the overprocessed sky and water. The orangey-red just isn't working in my opinion. 5
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06/04/2005 03:42:51 PM
WOW!! i love this!! really good work ..10-
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06/02/2005 12:44:37 PM
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06/01/2005 10:20:33 PM
Maybe a little desat on the sky I get a feeling of un-natural for some readon.
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06/01/2005 08:47:08 AM
Little heavy on the photoshopping, eh?
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06/01/2005 07:09:21 AM
Is this real???
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06/01/2005 12:08:57 AM
Beauty is a subjective thing, I know. In my scoring and comments I'm trying to score based on NOT whether or not I would think a particular subject beautiful, but on whether the photographer has succeeded in creating a beautiful photo. I look for the elements of color, lines, focus and dof interest, lighting, and a certain element of grace and lovlieness. I'm looking for a unique and creative appeal for the highest scorers. The description says to create a photo that makes the viewer think "that's beautiful", so it will undoubtedly be very subjective. (This is what I'm putting at the start of all of my comments, and I hope it is helpful.)

That being said, I think I might find this more appealing in person. The tones here seem really hot and arid. The large grouping of trees on the right rather dominate the photo and don't add a lot to the appeal. I would have liked something with more view of the water. For me, though, those orangish tones are the biggest drawback to thinking "beauty".
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05/31/2005 08:29:43 AM
I am not really fond of the coffee coloured sky but other than that very nice location you found there.
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05/30/2005 04:16:52 PM
Overall the framing of this image with the palm trees is excellent. This image is begging to have something or someone in the foreground just left of the palm shadows as a main subject. Unfortunately, the post processing might have harmed the image more than making it more interesting. It also looks like the horizon is not quite level and high on the left side.
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05/30/2005 02:02:34 PM
Supernatural super hot color but completely attractive...it just sizzles {{{ sssss}}}
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05/30/2005 12:54:37 PM
I know it's cliche- but this truly looks like a picture postcard. Beautiful!
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05/30/2005 07:56:04 AM
Makes me want to find this little hide away and stay for a while. Very nice
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