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Challenge: Free Study 2010-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Location: Sorrento Backbeach Australia
Date: Jan 27, 2010
Aperture: F9
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Panoramic, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2010

[Feb. 5th, 2010 06:47:43 PM]

The Image: I took this at the Sorrento Back beach while we were on holidays there. It's the same stretch of beach as my famous Lizard Head Rock :) It was evening and the patterns in the sky were expansive.

Edit:
b and w with a tint
duplicate layer and multiply...this created the nice dark sky
mask off areas that I wanted to remain
lighter
Some dodge and burning
Some sharpening
Pretty simple stuff

The Prediction: Well, I can't predict now as we are in the voting, but I am loving my score. I can't believe where this is at...7.43XX. It has been my ambition to win a ribbon in a Free Study and this might just do it

The colour version looks good, and my daughter said I should enter that, but this one is more striking. I had several good images this month, and so it was a hard choice. Glad I selected this one.

Thanks everyone...hoping for a ribbon

[Feb. 5th, 2010 06:48:44 PM]

By the way, the two people in the image are strangers

Post Challenge: WOW! Blue in a Free Study is the sweetest of them all! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you dpc world. Yes ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Art Roflmao, a new image on my profile page. And yes ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Roz the clouds came in on my request, I have connections... ;)

OUTTAKE: Here is another shot I took, a colour version. Glad I went B and W.

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 388
Avg (all users): 7.4182
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 7.3983
Avg (non-participants): 7.4681
Views since voting: 6540
Views during voting: 294
Votes: 165
Comments: 81
Favorites: 25 (view)


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08/03/2011 07:08:17 AM
I have a long way to go to do PP like this. Great image.
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02/14/2010 08:20:09 PM
Stunning shot, great work. I love the color one as much as the B&W. Congrats
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02/14/2010 10:23:52 AM
Your name is written everywhere on this great image. Congrats for another amazing shot!
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02/13/2010 06:36:20 PM
Geez, that an unbelievable shot, Enzo. Matt (GIS_boy) and I both adore it....well done! Nic.
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02/13/2010 05:49:26 PM
I really like comparing the colour and B/W images. Both stunning but i think you were right as the B/W edges it. Wonderful.
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02/12/2010 08:18:42 PM
Wonderful in both BW and color...congratulations!
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02/12/2010 12:38:18 AM
That is an excellent photo indeed, but i do like the colour one as well.
We use to frequent Sorrento beach all the time as kids, Western Australia does have the best beaches in the world, and thats not being biased, well maybe a little.
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02/10/2010 06:43:35 AM
Magnificent Enzo, I love the way the fisheye makes to beach and clouds swirl like a wave rising up to crash back into the water.
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02/09/2010 11:31:29 PM
An absolutely stunning image. Congratulations!
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02/09/2010 04:04:11 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved blue. This shot is awesome. The colour version is amazing too!!!
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02/09/2010 02:14:17 AM
Yayy, good one Enzo. You've got quite a collection of Ribbons now and rightfully so. Congrats on this one mate.
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02/09/2010 12:51:52 AM
Congrats on your Free Study Blue, Enzo! Awesome shot!!
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02/08/2010 10:56:33 PM
Excellent Work, Sir! I Am TOTALLY IMPRESSED!

You are very gifted at capturing The LORD's Surpassing Creativity! Be Blessed! :)
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02/08/2010 08:17:08 PM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon, Enzo. I love both versions of this, but think you made the right choice. (There's nothing to say the coloured version wouldn't have still won.)
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02/08/2010 07:02:35 PM
Fabulous! Conagrats on the image... and on the wisdom to have 'connections'.

Beautiful.
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02/08/2010 05:45:12 PM
Congratulations. Having seen the color version and the B&W I would have had trouble making the decision between which one to submit... you obviously chose well!
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02/08/2010 05:19:02 PM
Perfection!
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02/08/2010 05:17:51 PM
Congratulations, this is just amazing. Btw, with all your connections, see if you can't get a few of those clouds headed my way. Beautiful Work!
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02/08/2010 04:03:57 PM
Congrats on your Blue this is beautiful!!
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02/08/2010 01:55:46 PM
Oh Enzo! This photo is breathtaking in beauty and drama! Congrats on your Blue! Woooo Hoooo!
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02/08/2010 01:44:56 PM
THis is pretty sweet. The clouds certainly were stretching out for you that day.
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02/08/2010 11:45:37 AM
Congrats Enzo, an awsome shot and well deserved. I love the color version too!
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02/08/2010 10:37:52 AM
WOW...what an incredible image. Congrats Enzo!!!!
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02/08/2010 10:27:26 AM
most astounding....nothing under a 5....as it should be.

way to go Enzo!
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02/08/2010 10:07:42 AM
A stunning image to say the least. I like the B&W version better too. Congrats on an outstanding image and a blue in a tough challenge. Out standing score as well, those lower voters really do bring the average down but non-existant here!
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02/08/2010 09:49:22 AM
Congrats Enzo! Stunning scene.
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02/08/2010 09:46:36 AM
Earlier today i saw your profile after you commented on a pic of mine. It certainly helped to get an encouraging comment from somebody with your skills..and now yet again another ribbon. Congratulations on the Blue but more so on this beautifull picture
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02/08/2010 09:26:18 AM
WOW Enzo !!! FANTASTIC start and so well deserved. The shot is just AWESOME!!
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02/08/2010 08:45:18 AM
Outstanding, Enzo!!! You got it right for sure.
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02/08/2010 08:22:12 AM
Wow, Enzo! How dramatic. I love the human element! Congratulations on 1st place in such a great challenge.
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02/08/2010 08:15:10 AM
Well done Enzo! Congratulations!
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02/08/2010 07:17:31 AM
Go, Enzo go! An amazing BW with a great use of the lens. The human figure is essential for the shot. A well deserved blue ribbon. Ciao, Paolo.
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02/08/2010 06:52:58 AM
Congratulations on your Win beautiful image love the tones, love the out take too. :)
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02/08/2010 06:47:40 AM
Congrats on this
great tones and great image
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02/08/2010 06:34:29 AM
well deserved... Great touch on the b&w! Congrats..
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02/08/2010 06:32:50 AM
Congratulations Enzo, absolutely stunning!
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02/08/2010 06:31:21 AM
Even greater use of a fisheye :)

Congrats on the blue.
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02/08/2010 06:18:52 AM
Huge congrats on the well deserved Blue!!!
Raj
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02/08/2010 06:04:32 AM
Excellent work, Enzo, congrats on the FS blue (counts double)
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02/08/2010 05:17:12 AM
simply stunning! congrats
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02/08/2010 05:05:54 AM
Wow! is all I can say. Enzo, congratulations on this stunning shot and on winning the blue.
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02/08/2010 04:53:06 AM
WTG Enzo awesome image and so well deserving of the blue
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02/08/2010 04:10:06 AM
Way to go, Enzo, GREAT fisheye photo, you used it to the best of its possibilities.

Congrats!!
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02/08/2010 03:32:25 AM
striking shot indeed! great job on BW and toning, and of course, congrats on the FS ribbon!
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02/08/2010 02:43:31 AM
WOW .. did you order those clouds .??!!. this is amazing .. congrats on such an incredible image and first place in the free study ..:)
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02/08/2010 02:26:00 AM
Way to go, Enzo!! This even made your already uber-impressive personal bests on your profile - congrats!
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02/08/2010 01:33:35 AM
Congratulations ENZO! Aussies rockin' DPC again.

Beautiful image and my favourite in the Free Study. Love to tones and composition... you continue to inspire. Thank you.
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02/08/2010 01:21:19 AM
An honor to share front page with you Enzo. :) Very dramatic photo! Congrats!
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02/08/2010 01:07:46 AM
Congrats Enzo!
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02/08/2010 12:36:37 AM
The Blue..in a Free Study...way to go Enzo, congratulations.
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02/08/2010 12:33:54 AM
Congrats on the Blue! Stunning image. This was easilly my top pick of the bunch. Good call, btw... :-)
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02/08/2010 12:33:00 AM
Congrats! Spectacular image
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02/08/2010 12:26:23 AM
Congrats!!
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02/08/2010 12:26:10 AM
awesome photo!
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02/08/2010 12:11:40 AM
Beautiful. Just beautiful. Congratulations!!
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02/08/2010 12:10:46 AM
Missed this one in voting. Love it. Congrats on the blue.
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02/08/2010 12:08:23 AM
Well don Enzo. One of my favorites in the challenge.
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02/08/2010 12:04:18 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the blue!
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02/08/2010 12:03:58 AM
Well deserved. Congratulations!
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02/08/2010 12:02:37 AM
How awesome!!! Congrats on a wonderful blue!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2010 11:04:08 PM
Love the way clouds are forming the shape & distortion due to fisheye effect. Nice tonal range. Looks slightly over sharp in some areas.
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02/07/2010 10:02:02 PM
I really like the duotone processing.
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02/07/2010 09:17:55 PM
Love the dark sky and strong contrast. The surfers' silhouettes adds that extra punch. Bumping to a 9!
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02/07/2010 03:51:02 PM
Amazing Shot. I love the light on the beach.
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02/07/2010 01:31:50 PM
Beautiful capture of light. I love the clouds too.
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02/07/2010 01:49:57 AM
Nice dramatic b&w, love it!
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02/06/2010 05:32:17 PM
stunning B&W my fav for the challenge
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02/06/2010 05:26:55 AM
beautiful. the image looks like it is moving. 9
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02/05/2010 10:39:30 AM
very nice- top 10
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02/05/2010 03:20:55 AM
I love the distortion of the wide angle lens and how it works with this image. The clouds compliment perfectly.
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02/04/2010 01:30:13 AM
Vast, expansive, and beautifully toned.
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02/03/2010 09:52:54 PM
I am getting to really like the fisheye...the way you have used this makes it very appealing to me...well done oh, and I really love the tones in this...
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02/02/2010 07:58:41 PM
great image!
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02/02/2010 06:00:33 PM
Stupendous!!!
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02/02/2010 07:00:01 AM
Great Shot ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' hotpasta? No less than 10
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02/02/2010 04:54:02 AM
killer.

+fav
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02/01/2010 09:32:56 PM
Black and white works very good here
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02/01/2010 04:40:08 PM
Great silhouette shot.
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02/01/2010 03:19:25 PM
A top contender here!
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02/01/2010 12:34:48 PM
just a bit dark for my personal taste but impressive tones/range and a very good sepia conversion.
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02/01/2010 10:57:09 AM
Great perspective and composition. Love the sky!
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