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Sea of Tranquility
Sea of Tranquility

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-06 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28-300mm f3.5-5.6G ED VR
Location: Paradise Island, Bahamas
Date: Jun 23, 2011
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 23, 2011

This image almost didn't make the cut. It was very overexposed, but something about it was very pleasing, so I opened it in PS to see if I could coax some life into it. The ocean really was this still the first couple of days we were here - almost stiller than a lake - and this color. Of course, it made the buoys really stand out - to me, they're the PERFECT complementary color. The clouds were just the icing on the cake.

convert from raw
SEP layer set to luminosity
hue/saturation adjustment
levels adjustment
tiny bit of dodge and burn
two overlays for painting
save for web

Place: 270 out of 312
Avg (all users): 5.1301
Avg (commenters): 10.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1071
Avg (non-participants): 5.1795
Views since voting: 423
Views during voting: 176
Votes: 123
Comments: 5
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07/10/2011 02:49:23 PM
I like this Johanna. Seems this sort of image doesn't fair too well in the free study though. I had a similar (not as interesting as yours) entry in May and I got a whopping 4.7.
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07/10/2011 01:39:04 PM
I like the suspense in your sea of tranquility, and the suggestion of orange headed water balletists heading for infinity in spite of themselves.
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07/08/2011 06:52:38 PM
This is sooooo peaceful. I bet you could get lost just being there and staring at this for a while. What a lovely place for a vacation!
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07/08/2011 05:07:58 PM
Hey! Nice commenter average...
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07/07/2011 06:35:17 PM
This astounds.
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