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Challenge: Symmetry III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-500D Rebel T1i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Location: Port of Santos, SP, Brazil
Date: Nov 7, 2009
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Transportation
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2009

Let's see how this goes. At least it is symmetric.

[Nov. 11th, 2009 09:51:44 PM]

11/11/2009 09:47:47 PM EST: Well, this is going to be my personal best score. I'm very excited with this score, I really don't think this image is better than other that I had before with lower scores... But maybe I should consider that getting higher scores is just a matter of being more simple and objective on my photos.

Current Server Time: 11/18/2009 06:16:27 AM EST

Well, well, well! I finally got a new PB with this one and achieved one more of my objectives (get on top 10). I'm very happy with this, I'd like to thanks everybody who voted!

For anybody who may ask how it was done:
I was on the sea, on a small boat called catraia together with a group of photographers. The boat was very close to the ship and I zoomed until I got this view. From a series of 5 photos, this one was the one that I liked more the light.

Converted from raw using Canon Digital Photo Professional
Edited on PSP X2:
Topaz Adjust
Adamus Sharpening

Place: 8 out of 158
Avg (all users): 6.5692
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.5690
Avg (non-participants): 6.5693
Views since voting: 2061
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 195
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/01/2009 05:58:13 AM
Thanks everybody for all the lovely comments and votes!
11/30/2009 01:27:11 PM
Ah, I shoulda' commented on this one earlier, sorry. I gave you a 9, I think it's a fabulous shot. I'm the "other boat snout" in this challenge, and you whipped my butt. I love this image, and I'm delighted to see it garner a PB for you.
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11/21/2009 12:26:19 PM
Wonderful! Congrats on your PB and top ten!
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11/18/2009 01:29:16 PM
Congrats Marcus, i gave you a 10 too. The topaz you added is great and added a lot to the shot! Like i said: "The composition is very strong! I really like this shot."
Parabéns pelo PB!
Até mais!
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11/18/2009 07:07:14 AM
Congrats on your PB!!
I gave you a 10! Great shot!
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11/18/2009 06:23:11 AM
Very well done. Congrats on the new PB and the high score. Well deserved.
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11/18/2009 12:34:41 AM
This is a GREAT shot.
Powerful, great perspective, excellent contrast and fantastic textures. Congers on Top10
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11/18/2009 12:21:33 AM
Well seen marcus! Good job on your PB!
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11/18/2009 12:12:32 AM
A new PB and a killer score. Congrats Marcus! (It got a 7 from me)

BTW, your comment in your notes is correct. You may have other entries that you feel are just as good as your best (I know that I do), but this is the one that had appeal for the most people. Simple and impactful gets the high averages.

Message edited by author 2009-11-18 00:14:56.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2009 04:52:05 PM
Lovely job bringing out the texture and color. (Commenting only.)
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11/17/2009 11:49:34 AM
I like the crop, the colors and the fact that you can really see the texture of this ship. Good luck!
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11/13/2009 07:00:28 PM
great light and texture
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11/13/2009 01:29:48 PM
Great colors and textures! Did you add some topaz to it? The composition is very strong! I really like this shot.
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11/12/2009 05:58:52 AM
Good HDR look, and a good entry for the subject. 7
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11/11/2009 07:31:20 AM
I can see the face - really great idea and well executed!
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