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Beach Chair
Beach Chair
Ann


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Furniture (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: San Diego (La Jolla Shores)
Date: Mar 3, 2007
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Humorous, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 4, 2007

Allex modeled for me again, and the furniture is all from our living room. We loaded up the car and dragged everything down to the beach at dawn on Saturday morning, thinking that we would be alone. We forgot that a lot of people go surfing at dawn, and there were about 100 surfers there by the time we finished. We started with everything set up in the middle the beach, well away from the water. As we were shooting, we moved the chair closer and closer to the water, not noticing that the tide was coming in at the same time. Finally, this wave overtook the chair, and I knew we had the shot. In this shot, Allex is pushing down with her legs to keep the foot stool from floating away, and trying not to laugh. Luckily, the slipcover is washable, and the chair dried after a few hours sitting on our porch.

Outtake:
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_478670.jpg

Convert from RAW, slight crop, spot, clone out the bottom half of the flash duct taped to the lamp, providing the light for the lamp. Neat image. Curves layer, soft light blending mode, 25% opacity. Hue/sat layer to turn ocean and sky a little more blue, and bump the saturation for the blue parts. Resize, sharpen, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 17 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.4467
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.5190
Avg (non-participants): 6.3983
Views since voting: 1486
Votes: 197
Comments: 30
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/26/2014 09:18:43 PM
Love this shot! Lots of work but sounds like you had fun too. :)
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01/20/2009 02:42:51 PM
This is just too good!!
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03/12/2007 01:09:44 AM
...and I thought people would think I was a little loopy walking around in the supermarket with my camera today... this is AWESOME. I will never feel weird about taking my camera anywhere again. Great shot. Congrats on your top 20 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2007 05:00:09 PM
Brilliant.... must have taken lots of effort to get it all there! How good would it be to have your living room in the the waves?

Hope this wins :)
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03/11/2007 03:12:45 PM
The table lamp with the cord is priceless and the slippers! Love this!
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03/10/2007 12:25:09 PM
Awesome shot! Wonderful work!
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03/09/2007 02:35:17 PM
What we do for DPC! Nice photo - love the fact that the lamp looks like it is on (hopefully it was not actually plugged in!). 6
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03/09/2007 08:19:04 AM
Anyone who would put their uphostery in salt water to get a shot deserves a great score! 9 from me.
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03/08/2007 05:06:35 PM
What did other people think, when you did this shot LOL - Very creative and well done - good luck in this challenge
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03/08/2007 08:28:00 AM
hahaha i like this one.
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03/08/2007 07:34:33 AM
Love the idea and the shot
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03/07/2007 04:45:22 PM
I bet you got some weird looks doing this one. :)
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03/07/2007 04:11:18 PM
This is great. Can't imagine the work you went through to get this (unless you live right on the beach). Anyway, I like it :)
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03/07/2007 11:05:10 AM
this mades me happy
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03/07/2007 10:29:44 AM
Not that it isn't already a quite clever idea and photo, but I like the fact that the lamp cord is exposed.
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03/07/2007 08:57:27 AM
I like it - tis could be a cool stock image.
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03/07/2007 07:26:40 AM
Very creative. took a bit of time to set up.
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03/07/2007 12:58:14 AM
La Jolla shores?
what would you NOT do for a ribbon? :) Great setup!
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03/06/2007 04:36:26 PM
Exactly what is that lamp plugged into? Very funny!
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03/06/2007 10:46:12 AM
what do your neighbors think of you? Very crative shot, well done! It looks (I know it isn't) slightly tilted, though, maybe you should have shot from a higher angle
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03/05/2007 10:20:53 PM
Crazy! All this for a pic lol. Awesome!
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03/05/2007 09:14:57 PM
DPC sacrifice. Wow -even the lamp is plugged in - that's crazy. This is great ... to be honest I think you'd have a much better image without the stuff in the distance ... just a horizon line without land etc woulc have been much stronger.Another thing to push it into another realm would be to focus more on where the light is coming from - Turn everyhting a bit and shoot into the horizon -- not that you wanna do that again ;P 17-10 = 7
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03/05/2007 04:37:51 PM
Cool shot and setup. That looks like La Jolla off in the distance. Nicely done. A little more light on your subject would have really made it pop. Still very nicely done.
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03/05/2007 02:11:47 PM
I knew, I knew, I knew, there had to be one at the beach - I tried for 2 days to convince my girlfriend to go and she flatly refused - Time to get a new girlfriend I say! Well done for all the effort - What ever happens in this challenge you will still have a great pic to talk about for many years - Again well done - I know that took a lot of effort. Looks very CA to me??? Loving the slippers.
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03/05/2007 01:49:45 PM
Good one
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03/05/2007 09:15:03 AM
very unusual ... love it....
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03/05/2007 08:41:26 AM
When you went to such effort it is a bit ungrateful to criticize, is it not. I think the overall effect is very good. Possibly removing the coincidence of the lamp top and the base of the cliffs would have enhanced this composition. 8
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03/05/2007 07:58:39 AM
Wish I was there drinking my coffee right now! This is great!
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03/05/2007 12:54:24 AM
LOL...very good...you maut have had a crowd on the beach watcing you shoot this...
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03/05/2007 12:34:25 AM
Oh I love that with the water rushing in and the cord being dragged by the tide. ROFL I wonder what people were thinking as they walked past. That's funny.
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