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The Rhythm of the Ocean
2nd PlaceThe Rhythm of the Ocean
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sound II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax Digital AF
Location: Dicky Beach, Sunshine Coast, Australia
Date: Jan 25, 2009
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2009

A photo from my Dicky Beach shoot early Saturday morning. It kills me that I can't advanced edit this one because the part of the shipwreck is somewhat underexposed to covered in seaspray - something awry anyway. Additionally, the lens dust is somewhat of an issue. However, under the circumstances this is the best that I can manage given the standard processing rules.

POST: I would never have thought this would ribbon. :)

As most landscape photographers do, I got up at 3am, drove for 90 minutes, walked around in the dark for another 30, found the wreck and crossed my fingers the sky would light up with a beautiful dawn. It wasn't to be, instead it rained and I almost got dunked by a rogue wave. A beach patrol guy drove past and stopped to watch the circus for 15 minutes, I think he thought I was a little stupid in the surf and rain...Perhaps wondering if he was going to have to get out of his warm dry cab to drag me from the surf? I made the 90 minute drive home in wet sand infused clothing and told my wife the photo session had been a disaster - how wrong I was.

This will probably be my last landscape photo with my old Pentax *ist DL which has been a wonderful camera over the last 3 years. It seems such a fitting way to retire the old girl.

Thanks to everyone for the comments and the very generous votes. A BIG thank you to my photography buddy who helped me greatly with the processing. Oh and I promise not to enter another Open Challenge without removing sensor dust spots. ;)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 142
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Avg (commenters): 9.5000
Avg (participants): 6.0980
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Views since voting: 6666
Views during voting: 349
Votes: 200
Comments: 30
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06/12/2010 07:12:18 PM
Just joined the site and found your shot, Love it and and the feeling it evokes. great work
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02/09/2009 01:51:28 PM
I really like this shot, great comp, dramatic sky and perfect in black and white. Congratulations on your red ribbon.
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02/07/2009 07:46:41 PM
I really like this photo. it truly brings me back to a time in my personal life, and for that it has special meaning. as a photo: i really like the fading line of poles and the waves. I really think the black and white do this photo justice too. congrats on not only a nice photo, but a nice pretty ribbon!
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02/06/2009 05:58:34 PM
Beautiful picture, congrats!
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02/05/2009 02:32:32 PM
I rarely post.....But OMG!! you have captured nature at one of her most eloquent moments. Breath taking to say the least.

Bravo!

Diane
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02/04/2009 05:02:14 PM
awesome job, congrats!
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02/04/2009 03:47:21 PM
Really inspiring to know that the effort paid off :) Itís a beautiful image. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/04/2009 03:00:49 PM
I think you made a fantastic job of this. The b&w ist perfect and I see none of the "imperfections" you see - all I see is real beauty. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon, Matt.
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02/04/2009 01:33:00 PM
Didn't take you long to get back in the swing of things! Congrats! I love this in B&W, of course, and really like the light as it moves across the photo. Enjoy the new toys when you get them. :-)
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02/04/2009 10:11:26 AM
I can almost hear it! Excellent job. This is so dramatic and beautiful. I LOVE IT! Congratulations on winning a ribbon for this deserving photo.
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02/04/2009 09:07:36 AM
Great work, congratulations!
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02/04/2009 09:05:46 AM
wonderful shot!
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02/04/2009 07:47:31 AM
Excellent shot. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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02/04/2009 02:41:06 AM
"Additionally, the lens dust is somewhat of an issue." ó Basic editing has allowed cloning of dust spots for over a year now.

Nice image! Congrats on ribbon!
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02/04/2009 02:14:55 AM
Like an oil painting! at least in the sky, great black and white seascape, not sure editing would have improved this anymore, good as is...nice going.
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02/04/2009 12:30:14 AM
Great job Matt , Congrats on the ribbon it only took you four challenges to ribbon again. :)
P.S. You can spot edit sensor dust in Basic challenges now.
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02/04/2009 12:16:44 AM
This was a given, congratulations.

Mac,
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02/04/2009 12:05:30 AM
I'm glad you didn't get to edit it. It looks great.
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02/04/2009 12:02:59 AM
Great shot. congrats on the much deserved ribbon. :)
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02/04/2009 12:02:15 AM
Hey! We got lucky eh? Low scoring ribbons. Congrats on red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2009 04:04:49 AM
I love this photo...
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01/30/2009 06:38:40 PM
terrific tonal range and composition. It conveys mood, movement and drama. Some will probably say its a shoehorn but I'd say it's one for the wall. Great stuff
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01/30/2009 04:44:19 AM
Very fine seascape. Amazing tonal range, considering Basic. This says sound of the surf to me. My favorite in this challenge. 10
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01/29/2009 11:06:44 PM
I don't know where to start, other than to say this is really nice. To me, it almost has a biblical look to it. All it's lacking is Moses standing on the shore, with a staff in the air. Excellent.

Mac,
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01/28/2009 09:32:32 PM
Why am I hearing the ghosts of the sea calling??? Great shot that meets the challenge 100% in my book. Well done!
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01/28/2009 11:23:59 AM
Lovely textures and they do allude to sound. 10
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01/28/2009 09:17:01 AM
Wow, beautiful image! 10
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01/28/2009 02:40:01 AM
awesome! Is that the kings beach wrech at caloundra? sure looks like it. Wow again the sky is great and so well exposed. well done.
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01/28/2009 12:12:39 AM
Beautiful!!!
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01/28/2009 12:12:24 AM
i hear a ribbon here :)
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