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Challenge: Free Study 2009-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Cape Kiwanda, Oregon
Date: Sep 17, 2009
Aperture: f8
ISO: 400
Shutter: .5s
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 30, 2009

A lone seagull couldn't care less about the violent explosions all around him

Hi all, and thanks SOOO much for the thoughtful comments, the favorites, well-wishes, and tremendous score! I took this image with/for my wife on our first anniversary, so now she can be doubly happy with it knowing it was my first blue!

So sorry about the title being confusing! I've not entered many challenges, and VERY few lately, so I forgot that the description doesn't show until after voting. I'm sure "Uninterested", without describing it as the seagulls POV was rather strange. I really appreciate all the support

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 400
Avg (all users): 7.1867
Avg (commenters): 8.3077
Avg (participants): 7.1944
Avg (non-participants): 7.1667
Views since voting: 6098
Views during voting: 314
Votes: 150
Comments: 43
Favorites: 21 (view)


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10/14/2009 02:42:05 AM
hmm
10/12/2009 11:57:57 AM
Congratulations Miles ;)
Totally amazing photo my friend !!
Cheers... Tóta
10/11/2009 10:45:02 AM
What power!, when you think about it, these rocks do a great job at holding up against rough water for all those thousands of years. Congrats for this, simple and nice.
10/11/2009 02:59:37 AM
Wonderful landscape photo, water motion and even more amazing the gull stood still for 5sec. Unphased is another adjective you could have used...
10/10/2009 08:18:25 PM
Originally posted by slkrrkitkt:

Congrats on the win - I gave it a 10. Figuring out how the title fits in with the image sometimes is part of the fun so don't be sorry. I didn't get it until I read your description then I just chuckled. Again, great image and congratulations.


What a really nice comment. Thanks so much for the vote and the thoughts. I really appreciate it
10/10/2009 08:17:52 PM
Originally posted by SandyP:

Ahhhhhhhh. . . . food for my soul seeing this scene -- still suffering from my Texas vs. Oregon scenery depression! Congratulations, Miles! You KNOW what I think of this -- and every other one of your photos! :)


Thanks Sandy! I'm just waiting for your return trip :)
10/10/2009 01:58:04 PM
Congrats on the win - I gave it a 10. Figuring out how the title fits in with the image sometimes is part of the fun so don't be sorry. I didn't get it until I read your description then I just chuckled. Again, great image and congratulations.
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10/09/2009 01:11:27 PM
Congrats on the blue!!!

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10/08/2009 09:19:21 PM
Congratulations, this is a beautiful image that's very deserving of the blue.
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10/08/2009 06:59:09 PM
Spectacular!
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10/08/2009 04:14:19 PM
!!!!
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10/08/2009 03:12:46 PM
Beautiful
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10/08/2009 01:16:48 PM
Magnificent image. Congratulations on your well deserved win.
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10/08/2009 11:50:21 AM
Great shot! Maybe the seagull is good at hiding his/her excitement.
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10/08/2009 10:31:46 AM
Wow, this is truly breathtaking. Big congrats on a fantastic photo and a well deserved blue.
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10/08/2009 09:49:10 AM
Ahhhhhhhh. . . . food for my soul seeing this scene -- still suffering from my Texas vs. Oregon scenery depression! Congratulations, Miles! You KNOW what I think of this -- and every other one of your photos! :)

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10/08/2009 09:03:14 AM
Congrats on the blue. Truly an interesting image. Love the action and power.
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10/08/2009 03:38:43 AM
Bravo! I can feel the rock eroding.
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10/08/2009 03:21:05 AM
Congrats on the blue. Thoroughly deserved.
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10/08/2009 03:04:07 AM
Congratulations on your blue. Super picture.
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10/08/2009 01:46:08 AM
Great shot and congrats on the Blue!! It's always good to see another pilot enjoying the art of photography!
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10/08/2009 01:37:36 AM
Nice to see some local spots through someone else's lens! Congrats on the ribbon!
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10/08/2009 01:13:23 AM
I am glad I bumped up yr score. Huge congrats on a top notch shot !!!!
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10/08/2009 12:26:58 AM
Loved this photo..congratulations on the win... tough crowd to beat..well deserved.
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10/08/2009 12:21:37 AM
congrats on your win MM, fabulous shot! the length of exposure is just right, not too long, not too short.
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10/08/2009 12:07:48 AM
congrats, lets hope you have your original this time! ;)
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10/08/2009 12:05:40 AM
Aha! I really loved this! Congratulations!!! Much deserved winner!
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10/08/2009 12:04:14 AM
Congratulations on the most deserved blue !!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2009 08:15:24 PM
Fabulous display of raw, untamed energy.
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10/07/2009 12:45:22 PM
I so don't get the title, but what an unbelievable image!......9
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10/06/2009 03:43:15 AM
Superb!!
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10/05/2009 01:14:57 PM
Sorry I can't score 11. Great capture, great image!!! Congrats!
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10/05/2009 12:58:25 PM
Curious choice of title. The rocks are uninterested in what the waves want?
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10/04/2009 09:31:13 PM
Nice movement and light. Your vantage point puts the viewer in the midst of the action.
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10/04/2009 06:39:53 PM
Awesome. One of the top images in the challenge.
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10/04/2009 06:18:54 PM
very effective use of shutter speed (that seagull is taking the ****! lol)
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10/04/2009 10:24:36 AM
I really like the colors and sharpness, but this shutter speed isn't working for me in this context.
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10/04/2009 08:04:27 AM
Very apt title. Raw power against solid rock...whatever! Just the right shutter speed to give motion, but not so much as to fluff it over like so many are done now.
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10/03/2009 06:33:47 PM
(No vote, just a comment)

Fantastic waves!
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10/02/2009 09:23:42 PM
Interesting title !!! to a gorgeous shot. Processing is top notch , the shutter speed you used is perfect IMO. wonderful back to bump to a 9
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10/02/2009 03:02:15 PM
Colors on the cliff wall is brilliant. Nice crisp image. Good effect using slower shutter speed to get blur on the waves, "showing" the power of the waves. Hope you didn't get wet, great point of view (looks like you were in a precarious spot.) Good luck on the voting.
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10/02/2009 11:38:29 AM
I really like this shot!
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10/01/2009 02:33:21 PM
Great effect on the waves. Brilliant!


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