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Challenge: Chairs (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Abano, Portugal
Date: Feb 6, 2010
Aperture: 9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 20
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Feb 6, 2010

Yeah, obviously I didn't find this chair conveniently sitting on the beach - I dragged it all the way down there and positioned it nicely for the photo. The only problem was that there was a big swell, waves between 4-5m, so the chair kept getting moved around as the wash came in! Finally I got one where it stayed still, and this is the result.

I had originally gone with my friend Cecile to take some modelling-type photos with the sunset behind her, and actually took this one as an afterthought. I think it's probably more DPC-friendly. Hope I didn't make the wrong decision! Here's one of the ones from the session before:

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Place: 21 out of 121
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02/15/2010 02:23:46 PM
Greetings from the critique club!

I'm glad I've come back again to this image. I just disabled the calibration on my monitor for now because it tends to make my monitor a bit on the dark side and it really helped me appreciate this image. I still agree that the chair does get lost in the scene however based on its position in the image your eye does find it.

I personally like more contrast in my skies in monochrome but that's me being nitpicky and its still nice the way it is. It would be nice if the rocks in the background had more detail but I am guessing that wasn't an option at this time of day.

Overall a great image. I would like to see what this looked like in color.
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02/15/2010 04:16:33 AM
Now that's some eerie mist :)
We'll have to go there again soon, at least when it's not raining!!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/14/2010 11:49:21 PM
Pretty! Is that mist creeping up the rocks? Love the black and white tones.
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02/14/2010 10:35:33 PM
7 for subtlety
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02/14/2010 09:11:43 PM
Looks like a great seat indeed. Stunning. Nice contrast, mood...
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02/14/2010 07:03:15 PM
Very nice.
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02/14/2010 10:32:03 AM
Erie shot. The longer exposure makes the water look like mist.
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02/12/2010 04:01:28 PM
lovely duotone and great composition! 8
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02/10/2010 01:04:54 PM
Nice, though the chair is almost lost in the contrasty landscape.
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02/08/2010 04:00:13 PM
I came up with a similar idea.. of course I had no rocks, fog, or water. : ) 7
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02/08/2010 02:58:58 PM
very peaceful
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02/08/2010 04:12:09 AM
dreamscape. 10!
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02/08/2010 03:29:22 AM
Nice idea. the lighting wasn't great therefore the chair gets lost in the busyness of the beach. 5
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02/08/2010 12:42:42 AM
Beautiful scene but you have to kinda hunt for the chair. Still a really nice scene.
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