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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Portugal
Date: Jan 2, 2009
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/6
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 16 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.9576
Avg (commenters): 8.0128
Avg (participants): 6.9397
Avg (non-participants): 7.0541
Views since voting: 2498
Views during voting: 722
Votes: 472
Comments: 85
Favorites: 20 (view)


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03/18/2009 02:10:46 PM
Excellent landscape, I so like the little tanker in the way back! It gives it a touch of human, that works really nicely in this case. I think this was one of the best landscapes entered to the challenge.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 05:47:49 PM
I love the colors - beautiful seascape!
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03/17/2009 05:06:19 PM
So many things going on at the same time . but it feels so natural. God's beautiful creation 10
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03/17/2009 02:10:34 PM
Wild is a great title for this, the burst from the waves seems uncontrolled and so do the powerful, dark clouds.
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03/17/2009 12:06:34 PM
Wonderful composition!
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03/17/2009 04:51:45 AM
superb! 9
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03/17/2009 03:02:55 AM
WOW, how dramatic. You capture the essence of the scene so well here. one of my favorute landscape in the challenge.
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03/17/2009 02:59:18 AM
Beautiful shot.Perfect timing of the waves hitting the rock. Love your editing too.
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03/17/2009 02:19:48 AM
Great splash on the rock. Awesome timing.
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03/17/2009 01:53:42 AM
Really nice action... the shutter speed was perfect to get the waves crashing. Nice shot.
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03/17/2009 12:17:40 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 11:04:41 PM
When you really look at this the sea isn't as angry as the first look makes you think. Nice job setting the mood.
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03/16/2009 09:20:44 PM
This shot shows the power of the ocean and weather in general in a might way. Excellent work.
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03/16/2009 06:38:24 PM
I really like this shot...it has a dark, moody feel. It really shows the power of the ocean.
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03/16/2009 04:37:23 PM
you took my comment as a title....
Very dramatic work 9
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03/16/2009 03:31:00 PM
Very dramatic sea and clouds - I like the angle of the shot and the colors - Nice!
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03/16/2009 11:04:46 AM
Very nice, and so well shot~
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03/16/2009 10:58:55 AM
WOW... Came back to this one and it never ceases to impress. LOVE the motion blur of the waves and the tones are to die for. Bumping up to 10
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03/16/2009 10:45:25 AM
Great moment to capture. Very good details and toning
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03/16/2009 06:23:07 AM
Nice explosive effect on the crashing wave, with good contrast with the sky. Excellent.
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03/16/2009 12:53:54 AM
Well captured. Nice color range throughout.
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03/15/2009 11:40:26 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... this was one of the few images I scored a 10. One of my criteria for scoring a 10 is "Would I have this photo on my wall?" and for this one, I surely would.

Quite a lot of sea shore photos with brooding skys in this challenge. This is on of the standout images in that style, and indeed a challenger for the best image of the challenge. Simply awesome!
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03/15/2009 11:13:14 PM
Nice shot, excellent technique. The foreground tones could have been a little darker. Excellent contrast. 7
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03/15/2009 11:05:27 PM
Wonderful capture!! The sharpness and detail are extraordinary.
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03/15/2009 10:06:14 PM
Love it!
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03/15/2009 09:50:36 PM
Love the wave splash and dark sky.
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03/15/2009 07:20:23 PM
so many details, so many textures. I could spend a long time exploring more (well, I actually did)
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03/15/2009 05:40:51 PM
Wow - could easily see this hanging on a wall.
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03/15/2009 04:59:03 PM
Very nice view of the sea and sky.
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03/15/2009 04:28:09 PM
Great capture of the water. The image is beautifully crisp and the colors are lovely.
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03/15/2009 04:01:17 PM
Fabulous coastal beach shot. Lovely composition and the waves have been captured perfectly. Nice processing gives it an almost painting like look and feel. 8
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03/15/2009 03:21:53 PM
8

amazing shot , quality exposure...

everything
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03/15/2009 02:13:48 PM
those waves forming the spikes look so wierd!
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03/15/2009 01:21:48 PM
The spray over the rocks gives this shot that little extra to make it special.
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03/15/2009 11:02:01 AM
Stunning sky & seascape. The sky looks like armageddon. Almost expect the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse to come galloping down the beach. Great atmospheric shot. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 10:35:46 AM
Absolutely stunning. The waves in motion are perfect.
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03/15/2009 10:22:35 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 10:05:40 AM
Nice
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03/15/2009 09:15:45 AM
Great shot. This photo stands out to me. I love how you captured the streaks of water shooting off the rocks. One of my favorites in the challenge.
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03/15/2009 08:59:56 AM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. The angry sky rolls across the wide expanse of blue while the waves thunder and crash upon the craggy shore. This is the impression I get as I watch the forces of nature at work in your shot. Very beautiful and scenic shot of this beach - while beautiful I feel the calm before a storm for I see rain bands far off in the distance to the left of the composition. There is one other human element that chooses to brave Mother Nature's display (aside from us the viewer) and that is the lone oil tanker that I see far off into the distance. Of course that could be an island in which case I am very wrong:-) Love the capture of a moment in time as the water crashes upon the rocks and we see the explosive spray in fine detail. Colors and detail are wonderful. Great job on this seascape capture.
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03/14/2009 11:47:28 PM
Oh I just love the splash of the waves, love it!!

Back to vote, I gave this a 9.
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03/14/2009 10:10:38 PM
Good shot and exposure.
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03/14/2009 06:48:19 PM
Sky helps keep coast in range. Nice day.
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03/14/2009 12:15:39 PM
This is my favorite seascape/landscape shot from the challenge. All of the elements are here and wonderfully presented. I also like the tanker/cargo ship in the distance, I'd sometimes be tempted to clone that out but really like it here. (non voter)
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03/14/2009 10:08:01 AM
The tones seem unnaturally contrasty - blacks too murky. But it does have impact.
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03/14/2009 09:36:15 AM
Great sense of drama in the sky
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03/14/2009 08:37:01 AM
Very well done, nicely captured mood.
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03/14/2009 06:01:45 AM
Great "Stormy" look to this, perfect timing and exposure to give a little motion to the crashing wave
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03/14/2009 03:15:32 AM
Beautyful picture
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03/14/2009 12:47:16 AM
Splendid! 9
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03/14/2009 12:28:12 AM
Wild is exactly right. Glad you caught the waves as you have. Really adds to the drama here.
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03/13/2009 11:43:58 PM
Wild is the word. Love it!
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03/13/2009 08:00:08 PM
The spray is so neat! Great movement and feeling captured here.
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03/13/2009 07:36:21 PM
A perfect title for this shot. I love what you did with the spray. Love the point of convergence between the sky and the land. Whitecaps really draw the eye further out to the see. Incredible detail on the foreground pebbles.
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03/13/2009 06:06:11 PM
really gorgeous seascape ... your processing brings out the dark, ominous, stormy feel to this image ... adding to faves, well done
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03/13/2009 01:18:57 PM
Great shot. 10
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03/13/2009 11:18:43 AM
I like the wave action, the sea in general and the distant boat but the sky feels a tad overdone, nonetheless a lovely image
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03/13/2009 10:21:29 AM
Let me find my breath before being able to leave a comment...
The waves on the rocks are like small fireworks; the details of the rocks, the sea with greenish blue tones and the heavy sky are simply amazing.
Technically there's nothing to say, the result is wonderful !
A well deserved 10.
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03/13/2009 04:06:21 AM
Nice sea, sky is maybe a bit too dark
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03/12/2009 08:56:36 PM
Beautiful richness to this shot!
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03/12/2009 06:52:40 PM
Totally a 10.. I love this!
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03/12/2009 05:43:11 PM
love the water splash
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03/12/2009 05:15:40 PM
I am stunned - top score from me
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03/12/2009 04:22:24 PM
love it...
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03/12/2009 04:19:48 PM
Yowza! Composition is just right, and it is a beautiful scene, my only complaint is that the foreground looks like day and the sky looks like night, just doesn't come together as a congruous scene for me.
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03/12/2009 01:58:43 PM
Beautiful!! 10
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03/12/2009 01:52:13 PM
two-sided border doesn't really work for me.
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03/12/2009 01:50:14 PM
absolutely love it 8
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03/12/2009 01:36:25 PM
I scored this pretty high. the only thing that is bothering me is, the clouds on the upper right. Too dark, hopefully that wasn't done it processing. If it was natural than what can you do.
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03/12/2009 12:38:14 PM
Wow you really "caught" the water splashing. Nicely done.
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03/12/2009 12:36:54 PM
Very dramatic but calming at the same time. Nice detail and natural lighting.
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03/12/2009 07:25:52 AM
Great textures and colors.
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03/12/2009 05:20:37 AM
That burst of wave is pretty sweet. It almost gets tiring seeing so many shots that use the absurdly slow shutter speed to completely smooth out the water. It's refreshing to see some water detail.
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03/12/2009 04:29:46 AM
nice colors and detail
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03/12/2009 01:15:40 AM
wonderful shot.
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03/11/2009 07:40:35 PM
Very nice, I like the motion blur and moody sky
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03/11/2009 03:04:57 PM
Magnificent
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03/11/2009 01:30:17 PM
I am not particularly fond of the black bars at top/bottom that seem to be so popular nowadays, I think they take away from the grace of the image, but it is a very beautiful image and nicely processed.
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03/11/2009 11:35:06 AM
gorgeous!
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03/11/2009 11:32:04 AM
Beautiful motion, light and color.
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03/11/2009 09:10:01 AM
Great composition.
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03/11/2009 08:59:59 AM
Definitely looks wild overall.
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03/11/2009 05:57:54 AM
nice ocean capture, good leading lines, beautiful sky
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03/11/2009 02:41:45 AM
A gem indeed! What amazing sharpness, and awesome hues.
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03/11/2009 01:09:37 AM
I can hear the "roar", deep stormy clouds, excellent
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