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Sense of Nature's Power.
2nd PlaceSense of Nature's Power.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Not The Five Senses (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Wollongong
Date: Jul 22, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2011

Largest swell in many years due to a large Low over the coast provided many an opportunity for snaps. I got into place near a break wall where the waves were bouncing back after hitting the wall and waited till a big set came through. The wave heading out met the wave coming in resulting in the wave looking about 30% more impressive than it actually was. Still pretty impressive though!

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 62
Avg (all users): 7.1149
Avg (commenters): 8.4167
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.1441
Views since voting: 3946
Views during voting: 260
Votes: 148
Comments: 29
Favorites: 6 (view)


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08/09/2011 07:28:00 PM
I'm about 5 challenges behind on my congrats, and I'm trying to catch up.

What a great capture! This would have worked for sense of sound, as well. I can just hear the roar and the crash! Congrats on the red. :)
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08/07/2011 05:01:11 PM
I thought this looked like Wollongong! Great capture. I have been drenched on that break wall several times before - unfortunately not with a camera at hand, and also not in many years. You make me miss my old home town!
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08/07/2011 04:14:57 AM
Great picture, the details in the wave are inspiring, love the green tones. The dark sky with the land in the background is really dramatic and the foreground really provides a nice framing.
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08/06/2011 04:24:58 PM
Thanks all, no doubt ill spend the next 4 or so years on dpc trying to get another photo to score over 6 lol.. as to the question of whether i got wet, well not really, but all my gear got covered in salt spray so i spent the afternoon cleaning. :)
08/04/2011 07:50:26 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Lovely image! Powerful!
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08/04/2011 06:19:51 AM
Congrats on your ribbon,nice work.
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08/04/2011 12:36:00 AM
But the important question - did you get wet?? Way cool shot - congrats on the ribbon. And interesting how the turbulence depicted here seems to mirror some of what you've mentioned is occuring in your own life. Might be why it turned out so well!
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08/03/2011 11:20:14 PM
not to mention the light... incredible capture. well done.
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08/03/2011 01:25:07 PM
Congratulations on a great entry. The power of water is so amazing and your photo makes it clear. Great job!
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08/03/2011 06:08:01 AM
Congrats on your 1st ribbon so soon! Well done!
PS You will find out soon that the top scorers don't publish their scores. I was disappointed quite a few times when I started at DPC.
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08/03/2011 05:55:21 AM
well you guys had an advantage with the fireworks challenge, we just need a kangaroo challenge now to knock those squirrels off the front page!
08/03/2011 02:05:41 AM
I just realised your an Aussie, yeah, 2 that ribboned.

Message edited by author 2011-08-03 02:06:10.
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08/03/2011 01:44:57 AM
Powerful image. I like the black foreground, more dramatic, like a Disney animation.
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08/03/2011 12:41:54 AM
Well this has been a most welcome distraction, thanks everyone! With a new baby, death in the family, and moving 2 houses at once i really needed something to take my mind off it all!

I realise that the subject as opposed to my technique was the real winner here, the foreground was a problem for me too, but i never thought to put my 480ex on. Due to the heavy spray the original photo was a little white and washed out, so i bumped the curves and saturation. I had put the camera on spot metering because the breakwall (the boxes with the straps!) kept on exposing ok but blowing out the waves completely.

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08/03/2011 12:31:34 AM
Brilliant image. Love the danger of it. Congrats on your first ribbon!!!!
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08/03/2011 12:10:34 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon, thought it might.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/31/2011 07:42:31 AM
Awesome. But not a big fan of the foreground.
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07/31/2011 04:23:38 AM
Nice!!
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07/30/2011 08:47:59 AM
Excellent photo, really captures the power of nature.
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07/30/2011 07:47:54 AM
beautiful
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07/30/2011 03:13:33 AM
the winner for me - has it all, foreground, action, clarity, contrast. Very well done - 9
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07/29/2011 03:14:56 PM
I love how you got close up to the side for an awesome angle on the wave. The green in the wave along with the purple of the sky is wonderful and impressive.
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07/29/2011 05:11:34 AM
That's some wild weather you got there... nice clarity.
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07/29/2011 02:52:01 AM
Spectacular.
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07/27/2011 08:33:30 PM
Holy Toledo. The lighting on this is extraordinary. Front page material. Looks like you put yourself in harm's way for this shot. What an angry ocean in the bg, and that sky. But to capture that wave at the moment of cresting... Wow. Straight to faves.
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07/27/2011 08:04:39 PM
8... I feel this!
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07/27/2011 06:32:01 PM
Great!!!! 10
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07/27/2011 05:00:46 PM
Nice composition and lighting... crop out just a bit more of the foreground, the "box" with a "strap" is very distracting to the overall image.
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07/27/2011 09:21:29 AM
There's just something about that gray sky with the hint of purple, in contrast to the green of the waves. :)
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