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riding the waves
riding the waves
xtian


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Challenge: Where's Waldo? III (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Date: Jun 20, 2007
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2007

For those who were wondering --- Yes, this is an oil rig just a couple of miles off the coast of Huntington Beach, California. It's quite a sight!Check it out if you ever find yourself around here.. :)

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.7730
Avg (commenters): 7.3182
Avg (participants): 6.5000
Avg (non-participants): 6.8915
Views since voting: 2142
Views during voting: 400
Votes: 185
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/04/2007 02:59:54 PM
Great subject diversion. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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07/02/2007 08:49:19 AM
having worked on rigs myself, i must admit i find it hard to belive a rig that size is that close to the beach........! Tones are great though........ Well done!
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07/02/2007 04:58:58 AM
Congrats on a top ten! A great image.
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07/02/2007 02:27:39 AM
Congrats on making the top ten xtian! Woot Trigger Happy!
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07/02/2007 12:37:25 AM
Great shot and congrats, two Trigger Happy members in the top 10 AFTER the DPL ends ;)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/30/2007 05:36:58 PM
he's almost lost there and then you see the diagonal lines leading to him (or her lol). I like the vignette.
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06/29/2007 07:32:08 PM
Lovely, the only thing that I personally think spoils the picture are the darker corners on the top, it may be wanted and some may like it that way, but I would have found this image to be perfect if there had not been the darker edges...
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06/29/2007 05:58:50 PM
nice processing
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06/29/2007 05:10:57 PM
Wow, I like the vignetting here but I wish that it extended across the bottom because right now it feels cramped in but like it has nothing to anchor the bottom, on top it has the ship but on the bottom it doesn't seem to be balanced, anyways this is a beautiful capture and I think the sepia tone works very well
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06/29/2007 01:48:01 PM
This is a lovely image. The oil rig (if that's what it is...) in the background captures the viewer's attention solidly, I really had to look for the guy in the photo.
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06/29/2007 12:23:58 AM
Great photo. I've never seen off-shore oil rigs this close to shore - maybe I should get to the ocean more often!
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06/28/2007 01:48:06 PM
insane vignetting. let your picture do the talking!
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06/28/2007 12:24:47 PM
I love this! The smooth, tones are contrasted so perfectly by the sparkles of the water. And neat use of the sepia tone. Great image!
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06/27/2007 11:22:56 PM
Nice. Good B&W tone. The vignette gives you a bit more focus. (although not all will agree)
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06/27/2007 08:31:59 PM
Riding a Jetski or something in the surf. Nice vignette.
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06/27/2007 06:47:18 PM
Great use of vignetting here! No complaints about anything, excellent work :)
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06/27/2007 05:17:55 AM
Good take on the challenge, with some interesting elements to support it and good composition. Overall the size of the elements in the DPC image causes them to lose something (not sharpness, something else), which for me makes it a bit more difficult to get into. The water highlights are nicely handled, though, as were the waves themselves (nice movement in the water while not being too blurred).
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06/27/2007 03:20:56 AM
Cool, I like this a lot Waldo is not hidden but is certainly small enough not to dominate this wonderful image (yet still add something to the overall picture)

Like the B&W conversion and even the vignetting is growing on me - 7
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06/26/2007 02:35:35 PM
Well Done! I think you should win the blue ribbon.
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06/26/2007 02:02:45 PM
Now that I see the little guy, he's obvious. Otherwise the oil thing in the background captures the attention.In the thumbnail, the vignette looks like the outline of a man's face, it's not so noticeable in the full size one though.
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06/25/2007 09:00:15 PM
Cool :) Is Waldo skiing from and airplane?? Thats kind of wild.
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06/25/2007 01:46:23 PM
I think finding 'the waldo' part is giving the viewer a reasonable chance to find him on their own (hiding in plain sight) reducing someone to ant ant size and setting them on a mountain doesn't work.
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06/25/2007 12:53:05 PM
Cool! I know for the challenge you had to cut the kite out, but it does detract from the shot outside of the challenge context. Nice color on the duotone; perhaps a but more contrast would be nice? great work with the dodge and burn.
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06/25/2007 08:49:14 AM
Nicely done ! I love it good work
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06/25/2007 08:40:35 AM
Great shot. Love the composition and the slight vignetting. Also like how your attention is pulled away from Waldo which makes it a more interesting shot. Nice work.
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06/25/2007 08:24:01 AM
that's a toughie but nice tone to it.
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06/25/2007 05:16:28 AM
horizon is sligjtly tilted. too much vignetting. otherwise well done
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06/25/2007 04:47:54 AM
wonderful.
awesome frame shot. r9
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06/25/2007 01:17:26 AM
Well done, good choice leaving kite out.
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06/25/2007 01:03:15 AM
Nice shot, and a good job of heavy-handed editing.
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