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Dormant
Dormant
rinac


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Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF
Location: Auckland
Date: Apr 17, 2007
Aperture: f8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 15s
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 76 out of 308
Avg (all users): 6.1859
Avg (commenters): 7.4444
Avg (participants): 6.0490
Avg (non-participants): 6.2695
Views since voting: 568
Views during voting: 361
Votes: 269
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0


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05/12/2007 07:23:50 AM
Wow - this is really cool. I can see why this is one of your favorite places. Great texture on the rocks and I love the perspective on the "tiny" mountain in the back. Pretty colors too. I didn't vote in this challenge.
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04/25/2007 01:37:54 AM
I think its pretty cool the way it is :). One tip that might help in these expert editing challenges is to take two shots, one focused on the rocks, and another focused the horizon. Since the exposure is so long you could easily find somewhere in the water to match the exposures since all the water is smooth, this would have gicen you super depth of field. Just a suggestion. I like all the color.
Joe
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 05:36:58 PM
Pretty good, if it had better image quality this shot would "rock" (pun intended), wish it was more crispy and sharp. Gave a 6.
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04/24/2007 07:23:39 AM
Back to comment and to bump: A bit more foreground than I like personally but still an exceptional image. 9
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04/24/2007 05:56:55 AM
Rangitoto? Even if not, still a fantastic shot.
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04/22/2007 03:00:08 AM
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Hi
Gave you a 1; I guess I owe you an explanation why. To start with, all the elements in your photo have the same strength or power, and in the case of this submission are not so powerful, in fact the title "dormant" serves the picture well. There is nothing to anticipate and nothing to not anticipate; if it was a dormant thing amongst other lively things I would have seen it differently.
As for the technical, you have processed it too heavily; the distant clouds are unreal blue, the mountain mass at the horizon, being black, broke the continuity between the sea and sky as if it was ripped out from the photo being with no color. And if I do not see a definite light source(s) I usually vote very low. The light may be ambient, like your photo, but I need to see how it interacts with distances.
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04/20/2007 03:04:49 PM
Absolutely perfect. There is nothing more to say than that. Perfect.
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04/20/2007 12:45:18 PM
Great depth, really like the use of wide angle to show the foreground. Increasing brightness, and contrast on everything but the sky, and mountain should help this photo.
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04/19/2007 09:15:24 PM
Love the colors and the overall image. Only wish the rock was a little sharper.
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04/19/2007 02:31:14 PM
loads of wow in this- great comp 7
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04/18/2007 10:44:03 PM
nice shot.
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04/18/2007 07:46:55 PM
great use of symmetry. good luck.
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04/18/2007 05:25:50 PM
I changed my screen so that there was less rock in the foreground (Just showing the top part of the rocks) and I liked it much more. Great shot (7)
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04/18/2007 12:12:22 AM
Great setup of the background. Good contrasting blues.
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