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Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon MF 105mm f/2.5 AIS
Location: Brighton, UK
Date: Apr 11, 2007
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 320
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Apr 12, 2007

Take at Brighton UK.

Saw this couple skipping stones in perfect unison. I did break a major landscape taboo, centered horizon so I will probably get a tone of bad votes. No clouds in the sky. Too bad I don't know how clone some clouds in or some birds, probably would help with the barren sky. My P/S skills are abysmal.

Shot this with cloudy WB to bring out a more purple color of the sky. Also slightly enhanced the purple in post. Very small crop (few hundred pixels off the left side). Brightened up the two individuals more, since they were mostly silhouettes. All post done in Nikon Capture NX.

Guessing mid fives. Didn't use the expert rule set.

Post Challenge Comments:
Thanks for the comments all. I think I should have tried a pano format, that big expansive sky isn't helping. Not the best composed image, but I still like the human element.

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Place: 242 out of 308
Avg (all users): 5.0714
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
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Views since voting: 592
Views during voting: 418
Votes: 252
Comments: 18
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09/05/2007 11:24:42 PM
I missed this originally. I like it, but I REALLY like the outtake crop because it makes the interesting stuff bigger. You discovered the solution to a blah sky - crop out most of it. :) The only post-processing skill I'd recommend is cloning. One tiny click and that sensor dust in the sky would disappear. Maybe they're birds, but they look like dust specks.

Message edited by author 2007-09-05 23:25:54.
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04/29/2007 03:51:04 PM
I think the crop version improves on the original - the couple are still on the periphery of the composition which is a nice touch, but now they're much more easily seen - also the crop seems to bring out more interesting detail in that thing (what is it?) out in the water on the right. Overall the nice rosy glow is attractive, and you've got great light shining off the water.
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04/25/2007 11:13:58 PM
I love the subtle little gem on the bottom of the picture, clued in by the title. It's this kind of subtlety that makes you prime Team Suck material. Great!
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04/25/2007 09:16:56 PM
Nice shot, the people make it very interesting, but I think less sky more beach would help this, JMO.
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04/25/2007 01:51:57 PM
Whaaaaat? You got robbed on this! I love the tiny figures at the bottom. Excellent entry in my opinion.
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04/25/2007 12:22:38 PM
I like it. You did good on the colors
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04/25/2007 08:17:47 AM
Jayson, This is a nice shot but I think the outtake was much better. Just my opinion.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/23/2007 03:37:55 AM
Nice use of colours, and I like the theme
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04/21/2007 01:12:59 PM
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04/21/2007 10:53:22 AM
This photo brought back memories, and a big smile.
Great shot!!
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04/21/2007 12:41:35 AM
the crop/composition is odd, i like the colors of the sky and see though.
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04/20/2007 07:54:50 PM
The people are almost cut off at the ankles, and it does not look like skipping to me
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04/20/2007 06:52:23 PM
What a sweet capture.
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04/20/2007 01:36:21 PM
the composition is rather weak here, with the horizon in the center and the action at the very bottom of the frame. you needed to include more of the land, bumping the horizon up along with the couple.
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04/19/2007 02:37:43 PM
Lovely color on the water and nice to include people to give it scale. Nice elements in the composition as well. (You do have a couple of sensor dust spots that can be cloned - not something I vote against, but others may.)
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04/19/2007 09:24:18 AM
Very nice image. The people just make this one!
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04/19/2007 12:39:24 AM
Nice but it lacks something
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04/18/2007 11:46:25 PM
Good capture of the people, but the sky is too boring and noisy to keep it zoomed out this far. Nice colour in the water, but the similarly-coloured sky draws attention away from it. Great clarity in the water where the waves are cresting.
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