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The Right Moment
The Right Moment

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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: NSW South Coast Australia - Tathra Beach
Date: Nov 26, 2005
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

Trying to get used to shooting RAW and more photoshop work. Loved the texture and line on this. Not much ps work done once converted from raw, just sharpened basically and cloning some dust spots.

Place: 89 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.1119
Avg (commenters): 7.4167
Avg (participants): 6.0402
Avg (non-participants): 6.3380
Views since voting: 1190
Views during voting: 466
Votes: 295
Comments: 17
Favorites: 3 (view)

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12/14/2005 09:08:33 PM
*Critique Club*

I really like the contrast between the color of the sand and the blue sky. It is really nice to be able to see the texture of the rock up close without the rest of the image really blurry. The sky looks fierce! It appears to be moving very quickly and the wave hitting against the shore also repeats the feeling of strength. Nature is amazing and you have captured it well.

I would love to see this picture without the processing. There are some dark spots, but in a way it adds to the mood for me. I feel that the clouds are oversharpened. The edges are so sharp, that far away just seems unnatural.

I would also like to add that I really like how you framed the image with the rocks starting in the upper left hand corner. My eyes flow right through the middle of the image, as the rocks seperate the land and sea in just the right spot. Please forgive my horrible spelling. I just read what I typed and I sound like a hippie....just a little.LOL Great image and good luck in future challenges.

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12/09/2005 11:21:20 AM
Heya pgatt, trying again :-)

It is interesting that this free study also uses the diagonal compositional device, but in this case it's a "negative" element rather than a "positive" one. As an aside, I'm a little surprised to see your flare, as I've yet to get any with my 10-22mm. It's not objectionable, though.

My overall impression of this is "too harsh", too contrasty by half. I'd have to see the RAW exposure to know what's possible. It's an immensely appealing scene, but it just feels too blocked up in the dark areas to completely click for me. I gave it a 6, anyway :-)

Feel free to send me the RAW if you wish so I can look at it.
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12/08/2005 01:40:35 PM
This is that scene where Charleton Heston sees the hand of the Statue of Liberty sticking up out of the sand and screams dramatially "..you've blown it all to hell!!!"

Excellent job!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/06/2005 11:11:00 PM
ooooooo aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh! Love this! The textures in the sand and foreground rocks, great job with the exposure, the timing catching the water splash up off the rocks...all of it! Great work!!
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12/05/2005 09:05:18 AM
the right moment at the right time
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12/04/2005 01:16:50 AM
Good luck on your timely entry.
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12/03/2005 01:15:31 PM
great shot!!!! very sharp!!!
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12/03/2005 09:13:16 AM
great capture but on this occasion the lens flare hurts the position of the splashing wave, colours are great too.
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12/02/2005 07:49:26 PM
great work..great timing..
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12/02/2005 02:38:00 PM
Nice work on the curves and saturation - the colors really pop! LIttle over burned in the upper left corner.
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12/02/2005 09:18:50 AM
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12/01/2005 10:12:06 PM
Love the wave!
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12/01/2005 06:50:32 PM
I love it! Nice light and composition, I love the wave.
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12/01/2005 03:02:39 PM
A nine.
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12/01/2005 01:23:46 PM
wow! howww amazing!! the spots are a little distracting but this is still a gorgeous photo!! how great is this world we live on!?!? 8
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12/01/2005 01:42:09 AM
Nice. Too bad for sun flares in the right.
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12/01/2005 01:27:30 AM
wow this is great!!
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