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The Shipwreck Coast
The Shipwreck Coast
Tim


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Desolation II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Bournda Island National Park
Date: Jun 13, 2006
Aperture: 5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30 SECONDS
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 15, 2006

Wow 5th place! I was above 7 for most of the voting but in the last few hours droped a long way.

I was trying to do a few things with this image, I know that voters don't access to my mind but it was worth trying anyway.

Firstly - on a visual level desolation can be beautiful. It would have been easy to submit a b/w of this and acheive a more desolate look (that version is in my portfolio) but the beautiful blue water makes this picture for me.

Secondly - on a literal level, this is a very dangerous strech of ocean, over 40 vessels were wrecked along here in the 1800's. So this a representation of the teeth of the ocean, sitting ready to bite any ship foolish enough to cross their path

This was actually taken about 1 hour after sunset, I could hardly see what I was shooting but with the long exposure all these colours appeared. I still had to push the raw file one stop to get the exposure right.

Thanks for voting!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 197
Avg (all users): 6.9628
Avg (commenters): 8.2692
Avg (participants): 6.8333
Avg (non-participants): 7.0673
Views since voting: 4246
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 188
Comments: 45
Favorites: 30 (view)


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08/26/2006 07:41:45 AM
This is brill.
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06/30/2006 08:33:01 PM
Timbo awesome shot congrats, may even have to frame that one I love it so much,you are improving heaps. Luv E
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06/28/2006 02:09:53 AM
Congrats on your first Top 5! I love slow shutter speed water on rocks! This one is well done.
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06/26/2006 11:01:30 PM
This pic is indeed spectacular, the colors and motion of the waves make it a winner! Great work!
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06/26/2006 06:05:55 PM
A truly spectacular effect using the 30-second exposure. But at ISO 200 and f-stop of 5, how did you keep this from being horribly overexposed? What time of day was it?
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06/26/2006 02:08:21 PM
Congratulations on the 5th place! Great shot!
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06/26/2006 12:12:51 PM
Congrats, and you made the right choice to choose the color version. It's very beautiful, as well as desolate.
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06/26/2006 02:32:30 AM
Heh. I didn't vote high on this one because it was so beautiful that it didn't convey "desolation" to me. Shows what I know. :)

Congrats!
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06/26/2006 01:23:58 AM
Congratulations on 5th. Absolutely beautiful shot. Love the blues.
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06/26/2006 12:58:07 AM
I was considering entering a b/w version of this photo - more desolation but I didn't think it was as nice a photo ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/44453/thumb/348045.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/44453/thumb/348045.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

The noise that a few comments have pointed out is actually just more seaspray - hard to avoid with a 30 second exposure of rough surf!

Message edited by author 2006-06-26 03:10:04.
06/26/2006 12:32:13 AM
Ah, the Mystic Sea! Beautiful. Congratulations on your 5th place finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/25/2006 11:26:06 PM
One of my favorite landscape photos from the challenge. Beautiful color, the aqua of the sea pairing with the purple/pink sunset. Very nicely exposed and composed.
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06/25/2006 11:21:39 AM
Really nice dreamy feel to this shot
8

good luck

Kev
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06/25/2006 07:52:08 AM
ABSOLUTELY BEUATIFUL..
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06/25/2006 07:49:32 AM
Quite magical, but is it desolation.....
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06/24/2006 01:48:30 PM
beautiful wish there was a ship wreck in it
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06/24/2006 01:31:28 PM
One of my favorites for the challenge.
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06/24/2006 03:23:54 AM
This is a beautiful shot. Initiallly I knocked it a bit because it doesn't have a 'sad' feeling. It's almost too pretty, and the water looks too inviting. But looking at is closer, I see that the rocks are fairly barren. This might look more desolate with stormy skies and raging water. It really is a stunning shot, though. Bumping up the score for that.
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06/23/2006 11:43:46 PM
Beautiful photo, but doesn't say desolation to me.
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06/23/2006 05:24:00 PM
beautifully captured, composed and presented!
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06/23/2006 12:07:15 PM
Wow, very moody and ghostly. A Shipwreck Coast, indeed! Niiice.
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06/23/2006 11:53:31 AM
fantastic photo! only slight niggle is the noise??? (9)
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06/23/2006 06:35:06 AM
Outstanding....a 10 and a ribbon I hope.
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06/22/2006 07:21:27 PM
beautiful
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06/22/2006 07:21:11 PM
Another one of my favorites from this challenge. Great detail on the rocks, lovely blues in the water, and you topped it off with a nice pink glow in the sky. good luck
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06/22/2006 07:58:19 AM
Absolutely masterful sea green foreground; focus, exposure, color and mist are all A+. perhaps the only criticism would be an A- for composition, and the horizon sky is a bit grainy. but hell; this is one of the best.
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06/21/2006 10:30:49 PM
beautiful image
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06/21/2006 07:57:34 PM
WOW - this is beautiful
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06/21/2006 10:29:23 AM
It doesn't really suggest desolation to me, but I think it's a very nice photo. Lovely blur and subtle colors.
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06/20/2006 11:27:41 PM
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. A ribbon contender~! ~10
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06/20/2006 07:00:53 PM
Beautiful shot, well done. Looks like there may some noise in the foreground that could be removed. 8
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06/20/2006 06:31:30 PM
Love this photo!
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06/20/2006 12:51:20 PM
Amazingly beautiful shot! I love the colors and texture. IMO, it sends a somewhat stronger sense of peace and tranquility than desolation, although in stormy weather, I imagine it would be otherwise. 10
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06/20/2006 10:23:40 AM
Outstanding. One of my top picks.
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06/20/2006 02:12:14 AM
this is beautiful and amazing
i love the subject and the colors
i cant find a complaint
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06/19/2006 10:21:45 PM
WOW!!! It's hard to feel desolate when feasting on that stunning beauty. I love this! Professional photography in every way. I love the effect of the long shutter speed on those waves contrasting that aqua water. It's just too beautiful not to give a high score. 9 (just 1 point for it being more gorgeous than desolate. . .sorry)
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06/19/2006 01:46:17 PM
Perfect...
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06/19/2006 11:52:20 AM
lovely picture!!
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06/19/2006 10:17:41 AM
Desolate? but rich in colour, contrast and tone. It defies the definition but is desolate. Not the sort of desolate one gets in Brooklyn where canals are so polluted they catch on fire. Brooklyn has both desolation of colour, of spirit, and even evokes that feeling. However, I think the accuracy of the feeling your photo depicts is applicable.
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06/19/2006 07:57:39 AM
wow! you have done a wonderfulf job with this...they are hard to do, and you have done a great job...the bluey green water is amazing 10
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06/19/2006 06:35:34 AM
Lovely colors and great composition! Hope you do well!
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06/19/2006 06:14:35 AM
10
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06/19/2006 05:22:50 AM
Very nice colours. Nicely taken.
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06/19/2006 05:09:54 AM
Nice use of long exposure. I'm sure we will see something similar in the 30second challenge ;-)
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06/19/2006 12:13:01 AM
Gorgeous image! Outstanding colors.
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