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Challenge: 1-Second Exposure (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Gordon's Bay, South Africa
Date: Mar 16, 2009
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 21, 2009

Taken at the 24mm end of the lens.

Harmony Park Day Camp, Gordon's Bay, South Africa.

RAW conversion in Lightroom.

Photoshop:
Noise reduction. Sharpened the tidal pool selectively with a masked layer. Sharpened the image using the Adamus technique (resize to 1440px, sharpen twice, resize to 720px). Save for web.


Post challenge:
Thanks for all the comments and votes everyone!

Some people asked about what this is. This is part of an artistic tidal pool, it does not seem to serve any functional purpose and looks to have been built purely for aesthetic reasons.

Coordinates according to Google Earth:
34 8'23.90"S
1850'44.33"E
I was shooting from the pier.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 132
Avg (all users): 7.0363
Avg (commenters): 7.9412
Avg (participants): 6.6061
Avg (non-participants): 7.2598
Views since voting: 7342
Views during voting: 480
Votes: 193
Comments: 32
Favorites: 10 (view)


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04/04/2009 02:41:02 AM
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04/02/2009 12:28:02 AM
Excellent job. Very nice composition, great expression. Congratulations!
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04/01/2009 05:25:34 AM
What a Fabulous Picture, it's in my Favorites.
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03/31/2009 01:16:52 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the red!
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03/30/2009 04:09:26 PM
Congratulations on the ribbon Konrad. It's great to see an SA photographer doing so well on here, and even better to see you showing off our landscape so beautifully. Keep up the good work.
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03/30/2009 01:22:55 PM
Beautiful to look at. Congratulations on the red.
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03/30/2009 11:18:45 AM
This is so pretty! I never tire of seeing scenes like this photographed to perfection! Congratulations on being awarded for your stunning photo!

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03/30/2009 05:53:33 AM
BrillianT! Congratulations on the ribbon
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03/30/2009 03:26:11 AM
Great! Bravo!
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03/30/2009 12:05:21 AM
Very nice, congratulations.
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03/30/2009 12:02:38 AM
Congrats !! on the ribbon, brilliant
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03/30/2009 12:02:34 AM
So smoooooth - congrats on the red!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/29/2009 07:38:11 PM
One of the few water shots I'm really diggin. What is that there? Is that a breakwall sculpture?
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03/29/2009 05:31:58 PM
This is interesting. I think the shot could even be strengthened if you cropped off the topmost cluster of clouds (the pinkish ones). As it stands, that competes for the viewer's attention with the structure in the foreground, which in my opinion, is the more interesting part of the shot.
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03/27/2009 06:57:24 AM
I think it would have been more interesting without the sky and sun. Eventually on a square crop. Interesting subject and good execution. Good luck 6
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03/26/2009 02:02:27 AM
I didn't expect to like any of the seascape or other water shots, but you proved me to be an ignorant fool. This is excellent. 7.
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03/25/2009 11:43:12 PM
Excellent lines and composition; love the motion in the water.
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03/25/2009 04:33:31 PM
fascinating! What is it?
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03/25/2009 11:57:34 AM
has that ornamental wall been stuck there with photographers in mind?!
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03/25/2009 10:37:11 AM
Wonderful capture and comp!
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03/24/2009 01:23:53 PM
The line between the sea and the sky is so crisp and sharp it almost looks strange, I really like the over all affect. 8
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03/24/2009 12:54:14 PM
i like this a lot:) gorgeous waves, just enough detail to make them still waves and not fog. very well done
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03/24/2009 10:56:49 AM
Gorgeous. 10 from me. Love the strong lines and excellent control of the light. Just enough to allow the posts to be exposed but still give the darkening feel of the sunset.
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03/24/2009 08:23:10 AM
Beautiful water shot.
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03/24/2009 03:43:39 AM
Beautiful colors and lighting. Lovely subject captured so nicely.
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03/23/2009 09:11:34 PM
Just beautiful
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03/23/2009 02:25:40 PM
Great composition, you found a fantastic motive. Surely this construction was sponsored by a photographer :)
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03/23/2009 12:47:53 PM
Strong focused black pilings(?) plus blurred water equals a superb photo, strengthened by the strong composition.
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03/23/2009 12:12:27 PM
Wonderful location and composition. I expect this to be in the Top 10.
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03/23/2009 11:40:00 AM
great shot. i like the posts in the water.
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03/23/2009 08:18:21 AM
awesome
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03/23/2009 04:20:47 AM
amazing capture, composition and edition!
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