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Wreck of the 'Adolphe' 1904
2nd PlaceWreck of the 'Adolphe' 1904
MichaelC


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Things That No Longer Work (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Newcastle
Date: Jan 10, 2010
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 10, 2010

9 bracketed captures at 1/3 EV processed in Photomatix
A touch of Topaz Adjust
Levels, curves
Shadow/Highlight
Sharpen
Reduced saturation
added warming filter

We were holidaying in the Nelson Bay area and went 4wd'ing along Stockton Beach for the day. I knew the wreck of the Sygna was down the end and tried to time my getting there so the light would be right to shoot for this challenge.

Checking the shots that night I was really unhappy with them so was trying to think of a story that would entice my wife to let me schlepp her and the dogs down the beach again for the day, she doesn't like revisiting things so soon.

Then I read of how they had done up a seawall at Stockton and made a nice walk out of it (Deb likes nice walks with the dogs so was an easy sell). It was quicker to get there via the beach than by road and this gave me an another chance to shoot the Sygna.

After shooting the Sygna and getting to the seawall right on sunset I was surprised to find the wreck of the Adolphe there with a viewing deck built over it and managed to get some great shots as the sun went down.

Later that night checking the images I was once again really unhappy with the Sygna shots but was surprised to see how well the Adolphe shots came out.....when shooting you should always be prepared for the unexpected jewels.

Many thanks for all the votes & comments. Here is the first of the 9 captures with no +- exposures
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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 136
Avg (all users): 6.5517
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 6.4219
Avg (non-participants): 6.6543
Views since voting: 5861
Views during voting: 359
Votes: 145
Comments: 17
Favorites: 8 (view)


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01/18/2010 03:47:53 PM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

Stupendous colors! Well done. Dare I say, Ribbon? :)

I dare, I dare. :) Congratulations!
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01/18/2010 03:34:07 PM
Congratulations on another ribbon! Keep on shooting. I like Photomatix, too.
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01/18/2010 02:11:20 PM
WTG, Mike! Super shot. Huge congrats on your ribbon.
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01/18/2010 12:51:49 PM
Awesome photo. This was my highest rated photo and pick for the blue. Congrats on the Red!
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01/18/2010 10:33:13 AM
This had to ribbon or else.... congrats on a fine image. :)
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01/18/2010 02:47:41 AM
great shot...

now i'm understanding a little well what here, in DPC, could be on the podium... my shot is not so important in this challenge... compliments.
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01/18/2010 12:12:23 AM
wow! great picture, congrats on 2nd.
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01/18/2010 12:12:01 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon sweet.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/13/2010 07:21:50 PM
Good shot...The sky looks good, and I like the way the water looks
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01/12/2010 10:49:52 PM
Cool image, but the resolution is too low and noise too high to get a high score.
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01/12/2010 03:04:44 PM
Wow
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01/12/2010 03:34:24 AM
Very interesting scene, needs to be larger! HDR processing was handled well, particularly in the sky and grass.
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01/11/2010 03:27:14 PM
good subject, but it doesnt gel with me me eyes get sore with the colour or the processing
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01/11/2010 11:22:08 AM
nice shot- top 10
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01/11/2010 10:15:40 AM
Wonderful treatment
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01/11/2010 07:17:10 AM
The HDR is just too much. Because of the processing the image is vignetting a lot. This is common in HDR, and although the subject is interesting, the shadow bothers me.
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01/11/2010 03:39:20 AM
Stupendous colors! Well done. Dare I say, Ribbon? :)
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