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Crocodile Rock
3rd PlaceCrocodile Rock
Falke


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Rock, Paper, Scissors II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Pentax K-x
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Pentax
Location: Arrawarra Headland, Australia
Date: Feb 3, 2012
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 10
Date Uploaded: Feb 3, 2012

First I was not sure what to enter, from looking through the other winning entries I had the feeling that soon I needed to buy some strobe gear. (It still looks that way I guess).
Nevertheless, I thought to get inspiration from looking at the last Rock, Paper, Scissors entries and I realised that landscape shots are still an option.
Seascapes are my passion and I instantly thought of my next outing, and a particular rock in the ocean that I photographed before. I checked the tide chart and the high tide at 1.6m was also perfect for the particular shot of mine that I wanted to reproduce. From looking at the weather radar the night before (6 hours prior) it also seemed that a cloud shelf was moving closer towards the coast.
So I went out on that morning, got up at 4am to give myself a bit of spare time to the 6.15am sunrise with a 45 minute drive. On the way there, 1 hour before the sunrise, I already could notice a glow on the underside of scattered clouds.
When I arrived there my expectations were surpassed and I took a few risks to get a few shots standing in the water. It was not very windy but the swell was sometimes strong and often the water was temporarily up to my crotch, often I had to rip up the tripod into the air and at other times I had to brace myself using the tripod as well. My backpack was lightly touched by salt water once. However, through the whole 1 hour of shooting I did not have to clean the lens or filters once, the sensor had been blown as well, so no spot cloning needed to be applied whatsoever.
I used 0.6 hard and 0.9 soft GND filters by Lee. Later I added a polarising filter but it was not on when this photo was taken.
The colours were so intense at one stage that I was overcome with emotions and I felt incredibly humbled.
I hope you like it.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 106
Avg (all users): 6.6319
Avg (commenters): 8.8000
Avg (participants): 6.2075
Avg (non-participants): 6.8364
Views since voting: 3366
Views during voting: 318
Votes: 163
Comments: 27
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/16/2012 07:13:57 PM
Incredible photo under daunting circumstances! Great job and congratulations.
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02/16/2012 04:28:45 PM
Nice work with your filters.
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02/16/2012 04:11:00 AM
Wow just noticed that this is only your second challenge, looks like we will be seeing a lot more of you, congrats and we'll done.
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02/16/2012 02:27:19 AM
Thank you, Thank you all so much for the nice comments and and and...

Originally posted by Neat:

you have the same camera as me.


yay
02/15/2012 11:59:20 PM
Oh wow, your 2nd entry and it ribboned, amazing for you!
And even better your an Aussie and even better you have the same camera as me.

Message edited by author 2012-02-16 00:00:24.
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02/15/2012 10:39:51 PM
+++
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02/15/2012 08:39:59 PM
Beautiful
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02/15/2012 05:05:07 PM
Congrats!! Beautiful photo!
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02/15/2012 12:34:19 PM
Congrats and welcome, Frank. You are SO going to be another addict :-) And seeing that shoulder accessory in your avatar, I'd like to encourage a little less risktaking on wet rocks with crotch-high tide....
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02/15/2012 11:04:36 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon and may there be many more.
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02/15/2012 08:28:51 AM
Great story. Thank you.
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02/15/2012 06:30:46 AM
Only your second entry and it ribboned. Congrats, great shot
sorry, did not look properly. My apologies Frank. Still a very good shot

Message edited by author 2012-02-15 09:09:36.
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02/15/2012 04:44:35 AM
The water could be snow drift. Well done on the ribbon!
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02/15/2012 02:56:20 AM
Gorgeous image and wonderful colors. Huge congrats on your ribbon, Frank.
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02/15/2012 12:27:09 AM
Congratulations!!
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02/15/2012 12:21:40 AM
Beautiful seascape. Nicely done. Congrats on the ribbon :)
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02/15/2012 12:09:20 AM
This just made my day. I got a ribbon - yay. Thanks so much to all the people that liked my shot and voted accordingly and thanks also to the few others who did not like it and voted also. Cheers.
Thanks to Sir Bazz who put me onto dpchallenge. I am learning so much.
Thanks also to the commenters who made the long wait bearable.

Message edited by author 2012-02-15 01:54:27.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/14/2012 11:37:40 PM
Beautiful scene. I like how everything seems to radiate out from the rocks.
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02/14/2012 11:34:33 PM
can see this up the front, magic location
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02/14/2012 06:40:23 PM
Gorgeous
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02/14/2012 11:40:14 AM
Best in show award, looks like I'm in a low flying jet, nice effect.
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02/11/2012 08:41:24 PM
Love it
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02/11/2012 05:17:10 PM
Wow... love this image, 10 from me :)
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02/09/2012 12:30:43 PM
Takes me right into itself,very nice indeedy.
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02/08/2012 07:36:02 PM
Brilliant! A ribbon striker.
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02/08/2012 09:38:23 AM
Pretty shot, love the colors.
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02/08/2012 01:06:02 AM
Fantastic. I absolutely love this photo. Not an ugly level of HDR, great wide angle, amazingly deep focus and detail in both the clouds and the fog, good saturation. Easy 10
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