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Lazy, sunny afternoon
Lazy, sunny afternoon

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Challenge: Silhouettes III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus C-7070
Location: Beach next to Athens.
Date: Aug 26, 2006
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1000
Galleries: Snapshot, Water
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2006

First thing that came into my mind, as i saw the challenge, was the beach next to my house, with all those people sitting lazy under the sun. Piece of cake, i thought. As the sun goes down all those people will turn into silhouettes.
So i went down there, right the same afternoon and got some shots. Total failure. When i got back i saw there was not even one picture with a clear silhouette. Never thought it would be so hard to find a scene where silhouettes will be separated one from the other. Kept this in mind and the next day i went there again and took a lot of photos. During shooting i had a hard time trying to avoid flare, because i don't have lenshood for this camera.
Any way, i think this one is the one with the most clear silhouettes and no flair :-)
Hope you like it.

Post process: levels, hue/saturation, photo filter, neat image, resize, crop, USM, save for web.

Place: 65 out of 352
Avg (all users): 6.0124
Avg (commenters): 6.9091
Avg (participants): 5.5833
Avg (non-participants): 6.2945
Views since voting: 1206
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 242
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/05/2006 07:09:03 AM
Excellent story being told here. I like the composition, I also like being able to see the detail in the background. Nice shot.
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09/04/2006 11:26:45 AM
Nice photograph. I might have toned down the bright spot on the leg and water and the blueness of the sky but other than that the photograph has some nice visual interest.
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09/02/2006 04:55:02 PM
A nice shot that captures the harsh brightness of the day. I wish you'd caught a bit less sun and more of the backlit water.
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09/02/2006 01:56:38 AM
this is fun. i like that everything is in silhouette, not just your subject and the sun as his backlight is very nice. i really like the heavy set fellow who seems to be looking this way. good DOF. you can see other land masses and mountains in the back in hazy layers. great, 10.
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08/31/2006 11:27:21 PM
Nice capture
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08/31/2006 04:39:10 PM
Fun picture! This photo really conveys the lazy hot days of summer holidays spent on the shore! I like the way the water catches the light. Although it's not absolutely centred I think it's still somewhat too centred in composition and would love to see a similar shot with the shower and foreground subject to one side of the frame.
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08/31/2006 02:46:17 PM
wow, that's very bright! Are those mountains in the background?

I like the action in the image, the water from the shower is cool. The background isn't very distracting and the placeement in the frame is pretty good for this particular image
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08/31/2006 09:14:25 AM
08/30/2006 08:26:27 PM
Like this alot
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08/30/2006 07:48:17 PM
A tighter crop on the subject would have made it more dramatic
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08/30/2006 09:54:35 AM
He almost appears to be dancine. Cute. The horizon seems to be tilted to the right though, but that's an easy fix. I wish he weren't quite so centered.
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08/30/2006 09:28:25 AM
goof job
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08/30/2006 07:44:39 AM
fantastic image...really good for the challenge...8
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08/30/2006 07:34:03 AM
cool picture!
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