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Endless summer Australia
Endless summer Australia
John White


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Challenge: The Spirit Of A Country (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Louth Bay South Australia
Date: Nov 17, 2009
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Nov 17, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 63
Avg (all users): 6.5673
Avg (commenters): 7.3810
Avg (participants): 6.2778
Avg (non-participants): 6.6172
Views since voting: 1607
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 245
Comments: 22
Favorites: 7 (view)


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11/25/2009 12:33:06 PM
Congrats on the top 10.. I loved you editing and sun flare actually makes it cooler..
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/24/2009 07:09:42 AM
I like the color huesand sun light, not sure if the solar glare helps or hurts the image.
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11/22/2009 01:35:16 PM
I love the concept of your photo, but find the sun flare a bit distracting. The golden colours are lovely, although it would have been even better with a more dramatic sky.
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11/22/2009 06:01:55 AM
Absolutely love the vibrant colours in the photo, the composition and even the subtle reflection of the board! Too bad about the lens flare but in all fairness, there's not much that can be done about it abiding by basic editing rules. Good job!
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11/21/2009 09:23:03 PM
though I like the picture...it is to yellow for me
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11/21/2009 08:38:29 AM
A very cool idea and composition ... good luck
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11/20/2009 11:14:24 PM
Subtle yet profound. nice capture. in my humble opinion the best of the bunch including mine.
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11/20/2009 01:53:51 PM
Nicely done!
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11/20/2009 09:27:11 AM
Endless Summer...and to catch the perfect wave:-) Seen parts of the film but not all and I see the strong connection you are establishing here in the shot. The colors are really bold and vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. While the colors are eye-catching and appealing you want to be careful not to have too much of it. While it is really cool how the fins on the surboard appear to be superheated hot (perhaps a subtle referance to how bloody hot it is down under;-) ) the sky being a flat tone of pure yellow is not as appealing. Perhaps just adjusting the composition to just include the ocean waves, the surfboard and the sand with a little bit of the sky would have been more visually appealing ( love the appealing fade in's of the colors from yellow to orange to reds and then the dark blacks as the eye travels from the background to the foreground). The other thing that prevents this photo from moving up into the extraordinary category is the blown out highlights on the surfboard (some of the lines are lost on the curve as the sun plays upon the top middle of the board) and the sunspots. The sunspots and those blown highlights are distractions and blemishes that prevent the shot from moving to good to great. Possibly changing the aperature or angle would have removed the problem but the strong sun might still cause havoc. Not sure what camera you might have but some camera's come with a lens hood attachment that stops the flares from showing up in your shot ... if you don't have it sometimes (certainly not all for it depends on angle) just simply putting your hand over the top of the lens (like when you put your hand up to your forehead to block out the sun or look off into the horizon) might do the trick.
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11/20/2009 12:16:03 AM
THE SURF BOARD IS AGLOW, LIKE HOT COALS...
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11/19/2009 09:31:38 PM
Wonderful shot. Perhaps a tad bit too gold. I like it anyway.
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11/19/2009 09:24:56 PM
Stunning shot. I love the rich colors and lens flash. Excellent.
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11/19/2009 02:13:19 PM
good on yer cobber bloody grat shot all you need is the shark 10
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11/18/2009 10:00:41 PM
The golds and reds in this create a beautiful juxtaposition of colours. Very nice - especially like the 3 sharklike fins on the surfboard & the wide expanse of beachland & water.
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11/18/2009 08:31:14 PM
and endless golden beaches. nice one
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11/18/2009 04:44:45 PM
Wow, I don't even like surfing and I want to go.
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11/18/2009 03:56:01 PM
great shot- top 5
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11/18/2009 09:34:53 AM
beautiful 7
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11/18/2009 08:47:41 AM
I really like this, I would have like a bit more sky detail as the band of yellow I see as the weak part of the shot.
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11/18/2009 03:02:29 AM
WOW! Overdone a little but this captures everything we know about Aussies. The sun ,sand, surf. The lens flare makes the shot. Perfect
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11/18/2009 01:01:38 AM
Awesome shot! Makes me want to go to Australia right now!
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11/18/2009 12:34:05 AM
Love the colors, good job, 7.
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