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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sound II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Location: Albisola, Italy
Date: Jan 25, 2009
Aperture: f 4,5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/3200
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 26, 2009

This shot was taken at sunrise the morning after a night storm. The strong orange light low on the horizon provided a perfect source to convey the energy of the crushing waves and flying seagulls, and a nice contrast to the blue clearing sky and soft pinkish hues of the clouds. I hope the captured image will look as *loud* as it actually was being there. The hardest part was to keep myself dry..
My first entry and basically looking forward to get some critiques to improve my skills..
Thanks for watching!
Disqualification Details
You may use a cloning tool or small healing brush for the sole purpose of removing sensor dust or hot pixels. No other spot-editing is allowed.

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Comments: 12
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02/07/2009 04:21:24 AM
Originally posted by JMart:

I hate to get bumped up on a technicality. Congratulations anyhow for a great shot and for being so well received by the voters on your first challenge. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future.


Thanks for the nice comments.. yes, quite a lesson learned on being disqualified for a minor technicality. But hey, rules are rules and sometimes the hard way is the best way of learning.
Just for the sake of completeness, here's the shot exactly as it came from the camera, before any editing was applied. You can see the tiny lens glare (green) right in the middle of the image, so I used the stamp tool (unfortunately not allowed) to get rid of that. All other editing has been on brightness and color levels adjustment, plus some chromatic noise reduction...
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02/06/2009 08:28:51 PM
I hate to get bumped up on a technicality. Congratulations anyhow for a great shot and for being so well received by the voters on your first challenge. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/06/2009 06:24:29 PM
Originally posted by basssman7:

sorry about the DQ. :(

You really have to be careful about editing on DPC. If you have any doubts at all it is best to contact the SC and ask them whether you are going to far or not. Saves a lot of heartache after the fact.

I was going to enter the recent "personality" challenge which was advanced editing but needed to get rid of a light that was in the way. I asked SC whether it would be considered a "major element" or not and they said it would. As a result I did not enter the challenge. Better to be safe then sorry.

Congrats on a great image. Don't let this discourage you from DPC, just be more careful and ask questions. :)
I look forward to seeing more of your work.


hey thanks!.. no big deal about the DQ.. learning by doing! The picture was all there already when taken: the lens flare was extending for just a few pixels, so it's just down to the 'fine print' in the rules I guess. I might as well have left it there and probably nobody would have even noticed it (time to get me a lens hood??). But really not a problem. I think I've done pretty darn good with my first try :)
Appreciate your comment and kind words of encouragement

Message edited by author 2009-02-06 18:27:53.
02/06/2009 06:09:23 PM
sorry about the DQ. :(

You really have to be careful about editing on DPC. If you have any doubts at all it is best to contact the SC and ask them whether you are going to far or not. Saves a lot of heartache after the fact.

I was going to enter the recent "personality" challenge which was advanced editing but needed to get rid of a light that was in the way. I asked SC whether it would be considered a "major element" or not and they said it would. As a result I did not enter the challenge. Better to be safe then sorry.

Congrats on a great image. Don't let this discourage you from DPC, just be more careful and ask questions. :)
I look forward to seeing more of your work.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/04/2009 02:31:54 AM
Originally posted by jomari:

Fabulous shot. I bet that was noisy. 10


you're right: it was noisy (due to water mist). I had to apply a bit of DDP chromatic noise correction to get rid of that...

Soooo many thanks for the '10'. It's so rewarding and encouraging!

Message edited by author 2009-02-04 13:05:02.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2009 11:58:06 PM
Fabulous shot. I bet that was noisy. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/31/2009 10:56:01 PM
The force of the water, hitting the rock and beach was thunderous...almost thudding in our chests, drowing out the high pitched sreeches of the gulls that circled in the distance.

Beautiful portrayal of the sound of a crashing wave. I can hear and feel it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/31/2009 07:39:38 PM
WOW! I almost passed this right up as a typical dramatic sunset at sea, but this is just SO much more than that. Not only is the water composed brilliantly, the colors are subtle and dramatic. The sky has calm blues and purples while the water is clearly being hit by some bright sunlight. The birds are a great touch too. Nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/31/2009 09:19:31 AM
Very nice light and composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2009 09:42:00 PM
Nice capture.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2009 08:40:12 PM
Wow! Great waves. Nice warm light. Birds add a touch of life.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/28/2009 12:30:11 AM
that is some wave!!! excellent job catching the sunlight too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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