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Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Paradise Cove, Southern California
Date: Oct 4, 2008
Aperture: 22
ISO: 50
Shutter: 0.8s
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 9, 2009

This is my third entry from my evening at Crystal Cove last October. I don't expect this to compete with the dozens of beautiful land and seascapes that will grace this challenge. I find this scene dramatic and full of energy, expressing the inherent rugged nature of the ocean.

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Thanks for all the comments, and thanks ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Venom for the confusion! Clearly you were drunk! ;)

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.8075
Avg (commenters): 8.3077
Avg (participants): 6.8352
Avg (non-participants): 6.7193
Views since voting: 2477
Views during voting: 440
Votes: 239
Comments: 30
Favorites: 12 (view)


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06/18/2009 01:58:55 AM
Dammit, I drove right past this place and wanted to go there really bad but it didn't look very promising from the roadway... so the girlfriend made us go to Laguna for dinner which was cool... man i want to get back to the West Coast. Very cool shot, congrats on the awesome placement.
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02/18/2009 11:44:10 AM
great shot! i like the black and white.
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02/13/2009 03:49:00 PM
Gorgeous B/W!
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01/28/2009 09:45:27 AM
Very, very dramatic! Congratulations on top 20.
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01/27/2009 04:02:04 AM
beautiful shot, but the bw conversion is fantastic!

compliments, i like everything here...
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01/27/2009 02:02:34 AM
Ben, I don't think there is a better BW seascape on the site--and this competes with the best color ones. Awesome movement, clouds; it feels like I am being sucked into the tide. You had better print this one!

And, there is a good chance ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' venom was drunk! It's just who he is. ;)
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01/24/2009 12:15:45 PM
what drama! - terrific shot and congrats!
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01/24/2009 05:57:04 AM
NIce shot! congrats on the top 20 finish.
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01/23/2009 05:13:16 PM
I gave this an 8. I was confident I was looking at the same scene without the child:

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Very good dramatic image of the ocean. Really like the movement and feel captured, especially bottom right.
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01/23/2009 04:35:18 PM
Wow, incredible shot! You really captured the dynamics of the water. Fantastic!
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01/23/2009 10:26:16 AM
Congrats on your high score in a Best Of challenge, Ben!
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01/23/2009 07:22:20 AM
My kind of shot. This is beautiful!
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01/23/2009 03:35:04 AM
Way to go, Ben! Spectacular!
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01/23/2009 12:27:37 AM
Beautiful!
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01/23/2009 12:04:38 AM
Beautiful! Excellent placement for a "Best of" challenge. Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/21/2009 04:52:04 AM
Stunning! Just great movement and perfect exposure. I never like frames much but this is perfect. Hope you ribbon. 10.
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01/20/2009 11:57:54 PM
This has the feeling of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' hotpasta or ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' DrAchoo. I'm not sure who's this is but it is very great.

The B&W tones of this are very powerful; plus I love the motion blur of the water. 10 -BB
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01/20/2009 09:53:57 AM
Stunning BW landscape composition. Beautiful tones and lighting. Hope you dol well!
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01/19/2009 10:45:17 PM
too soft...and is esencially serenity but just black and white in this challenge....someone is copying someone else.not quite a violation, but maybe you should just get half a vote
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01/18/2009 07:30:56 PM
There is motion here and it works great with the black and white. This is a great photo. 9.
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01/18/2009 04:25:13 PM
dynamic high contrast image - the sky is dramatic, the water rushing around the dark rocks, the crispness of the details - it all makes for a classic seascape
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01/18/2009 10:26:47 AM
nicely done nice choice in bw, clean lines and smooth silky water
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01/18/2009 07:56:36 AM
wow...I love taking images like this and would be proud to have one like this...excellent movement 8
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01/17/2009 03:58:35 PM
I like the flow of the water and the tonal range, B&W is working well here.
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01/17/2009 03:17:37 PM
Nice landscape with movement in water. I like the B&W treatment, everthing works for me. Good luck.
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01/17/2009 02:36:12 PM
so curious about your PP...I am trying to learn what deepens the tones in your shot...is this a lot of dodge and burn? Hoping you will share your PP
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01/16/2009 09:06:57 PM
I love the use of monochrome in this shot. The long exposure works really well to convey motion in the water. The rocks have good detail and are nicely sharpened. I'd like to see a bit more detail in the center rock but that might be nitpicky.
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01/16/2009 06:02:33 PM
Nice Shot!
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01/16/2009 09:35:37 AM
Beautiful exposure. I love how the ebbing tide is pulling our eye back into the photo. Terrific tones. Love the frame too.
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01/16/2009 12:38:16 AM
Bravo! tons of movement and greats tones. Just has a great feel.
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