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Stormfront at Sunrise
Stormfront at Sunrise
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Date: Apr 23, 2007
Aperture: F4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/750
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2007

Based on the success of my tryptich image (at least on the first day) I thought I would enter another in the 'series'.

Just dodge and burn mainly with USM and noise reduction...some selective blurring.

PREDICTION: Not sure if this will get voted down because of the other tryptich, but I am hoping it will still do OK...high sixes?

POST: Well it was awesome to win the blue in the Triptych challenge, so I knew this wouldn't do as well. I actually am so blessed to finish 17th with nearly 600 images in this challenge. I have had a great run lately after a horror few months where I seemed to have lost my MOJO.

I love the bigger picture and I love the colour image. If you saw the originals, they were flat and greeny lifeless images, but some work in Photoshop made them come alive.

Here is a colour version after some Photoshop work and before it went to duotone:
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/34938/120/509036.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/30000-34999/34938/120/509036.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Thanks again for all the votes and kind comments and the faves.


Statistics
Place: 17 out of 573
Avg (all users): 6.7901
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 6.6885
Avg (non-participants): 7.0000
Views since voting: 1623
Views during voting: 293
Votes: 181
Comments: 29
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/12/2007 09:58:15 PM
Somehow I wanted to see this image way at the top where it belongs. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/10/2007 10:34:07 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club -

Go figure I pull you again. You would think I would be getting sick of seeing your images and then commenting on them. But alas, it is not so.

Obviously from the same trip as your triptych entry this one wasn't as strong. I loved the people in all of your triptych images where this one felt lacking that focus. The waves are cool and the one surfer is great, but following up your triptych with this one may have prevented this from scoring even higher - not that 6.7 is low by any means, but having a direct comparison so close together can be tough.

And this one I think the color version may have done you better. The colors in these three images seem to be a better balance than in your triptych series. I would have been very interested to see how the color version would fair.

And like your trip entry - great detail, especially on the water spray of the largest image, excellent conversion, and a very nice layout. Keep up the great work Enzo. It's always a pleasure viewing your images.

Tim
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05/10/2007 07:28:22 AM
The waves look silky smooth and the lighting is fantastic. B&W here is a great choice. Add me to the "prefer your triptych" entry but still enjoy this one as well.

Message edited by author 2007-05-10 18:57:30.
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05/08/2007 01:29:37 PM
Very cool image and like you mentioned, not as powerful as the triptych. I love the colors of the other image and the way that it flows also.

Congrats on your top 20 finish.
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05/08/2007 09:43:55 AM
Great finish! Congrats. BTW - I like the color version you posted even better. :P
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05/08/2007 02:51:41 AM
Not as good as your triptych, but still a great image!
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05/08/2007 01:01:06 AM
You had some great lighting that day. Congrats on another top twenty.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 10:16:48 PM
very very nice! 9
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05/07/2007 08:33:42 PM
Beautiful work. Congrats.
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05/06/2007 01:23:33 PM
very nice. I have never seen anything like this before and in black and white it looks amazing
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05/05/2007 03:21:17 AM
Triptych as well, I see. I like this one better of the two - love the main shot on this one. The way the light plays off the waves is exceptional.
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05/04/2007 04:30:20 PM
I love the light on that main wave. Excellent triptych.
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05/04/2007 03:36:40 PM
I think this is a lovely piece of work overall. The bottom right photo seems a little redundant but works better than trying to only incorporate three images in this. One of my higher picks for this challenge. Good luck.
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05/03/2007 08:13:51 PM
I particularily like the transparency of the wave in the large image. I think each of these images would be quite beautiful by themselves, and they look great together. ~8
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05/03/2007 02:01:12 PM
Great shot. The wave in the large image is fantastic.
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05/03/2007 04:34:41 AM
3 great photos. Top marks 10.
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05/03/2007 03:20:05 AM
the toning in this is unbelievable. gorgeous
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05/02/2007 07:39:25 PM
double dipping Enzo?
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05/02/2007 07:24:47 PM
What a crisp shot on the right; I like your compostition
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05/02/2007 06:49:20 PM
Each of the three frames is quite good in its own right, and my favorite is the largest one (It'd be even better if the wave were not clipped on the right-hand side; i.e. slightly wider angle of view). However, the triptych as a whole seems to lack coherence, in my opinion, as the photograph with the surfer, although loosely connected, does not quite share the theme of the other two. I don't know, maybe if the one with the surfer were the dominant frame, I might have gotten a different impression.
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05/01/2007 11:08:46 PM
Man I love this shot, what beautiful waves. Love the clarity and sharpness in the waves, and any surf shots get high scores from me. Nice work.
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05/01/2007 10:18:55 PM
Trying to get two good scores out of one session eh? :P The lighting is great. I wish the surfer at the top didn't look too pixelated but I'm sure that's just due to the resizing.
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05/01/2007 09:30:37 PM
Nice job. Perfect triptych. Nice and crisp with great tones. 10
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05/01/2007 08:03:27 PM
Nice 8
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05/01/2007 05:01:53 PM
Lovely work again. Shutter speed is spot on. 9.
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05/01/2007 03:33:17 PM
5
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05/01/2007 12:35:12 PM
Super photographs. I would like to have seen something different in the third pane instead of an additional breaking wave...like the guy walking along the beach after he's done surfing...or something. That would send this triptych into the stratosphere...IMHO.7
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05/01/2007 12:11:27 PM
This is so cool and unique!!! I absolutely LOVE how you turned it to black and white - usually shots like this are in color. The tones are beautiful. THe details in the foam of the waves is just awesome... Excellent shots.
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05/01/2007 10:07:51 AM
creative idea....I like it!
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