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Strive to Reach the Unreachable
Strive to Reach the Unreachable
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Challenge: Motivational Poster III (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Strand, South Africa
Date: May 11, 2009
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3 seconds
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2009

Lightroom RAW conversion. Sharpening technique: resize to 1000px, sharpen twice, resize to 500px, smart sharpen 50% 0.2px. Added a 1px white border around the image. Added the large black border around the image. Wrote the motivational text. Save for web.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 134
Avg (all users): 6.8224
Avg (commenters): 7.9444
Avg (participants): 6.7679
Avg (non-participants): 6.8418
Views since voting: 3164
Views during voting: 350
Votes: 214
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)


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05/19/2009 11:58:32 PM
very nice colours 8
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05/19/2009 08:50:50 PM
Excellent. Love the colors and composition.
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05/19/2009 09:12:24 AM
I think it would have been a 10, didnt like the Font choice, otherwise 10. Great Picture, and fitting Caption.....
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05/17/2009 10:14:56 AM
Very cool shot, the colors are amazing.10
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05/17/2009 06:38:23 AM
Beautifully done. Great job
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05/16/2009 11:40:35 PM
I really like this! The darkness, and the man up to at a point that took effort. The light seems to signify hope when it was dark around him. (sorry I guess I am interpreting it) Great title and byline.
Anyway the positioning of the model, the dark from foreground to background interspersed with beautiful lighting and great colors is excellent in my opinion!
Your smooth sea/sand almost very eye appealing. Way to go!
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05/16/2009 10:24:57 PM
A beautiful photo!
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05/15/2009 05:01:23 AM
In my belief there are more things that contribute for a great motivational/de-motivational poster:
Idea/creativity: 10
Quality of the photo: 10
Artistic viewpoint: 10
Frame/borders: 10
Appealence of the font: 8
Average: 9.6 (10)
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05/14/2009 11:41:25 PM
Great. Presentation is good, the image is good, the overall submission works.
Shame about the low cloud though, as it means the contrast of the person against the sky is lost somewhat. Having the clear image against the bright sky would have made this better, as at the moment, it does blend a little which loses the effect.
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05/14/2009 04:22:11 PM
Owee .. very strong, has the wow factor for sure, we might have a winner in here .. I am helping .. here is 10 :)
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05/14/2009 01:07:52 PM
The 'cross-pose' does not work her, the guy is too far away in order to be the subject and should not grab the attention so much (or more subtly). That's the feeling I got before I read the text. After reading it, it's not much better because the guy is already at the end of his ambitions.
I feel very cruel now, it's still a great picture.
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05/13/2009 09:57:01 PM
Very nice photo and phrase! Just think that would be better with some more light (over or behind) the man... because he is fadind into the shadows...
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05/13/2009 04:39:41 PM
Gorgeous photo and nice poster. Only nitpick suggestion would be to make the word "Ambition" larger.
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05/13/2009 03:02:00 PM
Haven't we seen this fence a few times before? I know that you have done well here, and frankly this is another lovely shot, but how often can you mine the same ground and strike gold?

That said, a lovely shot with nice detail in the foreground, the only knock is the rather stiff "look at me I'm an airplane" pose of the model. He interrupts a great example of leading lines that reinforce your text.
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05/13/2009 12:43:41 PM
Very cool. The water looks like silk.
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05/13/2009 10:36:05 AM
This really looks like one of those signs you see at the office, totally. However, i dont like your font it has a medievil feel to it. 8
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05/13/2009 07:03:22 AM
very nice
(south Africa?)
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05/13/2009 06:49:48 AM
Wonderful colours DOF, leading lines and composition. My only pick would be I'm not too crazy about your font for a motivational poster - small detract. Best of luck 8
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05/13/2009 12:17:20 AM
I think this shot is amazing... I do think that a different font and color would have brought it together better.
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