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Challenge: Free Study 2012-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2012
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Feb 5, 2012
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2012

Taken at the Crystal Cove get together when Lydia, Lynn, and Tom were in town. Gorgeous Super Bowl Sunday!

[Mar. 6th, 2012 09:37:22 AM]

This is indeed a snapshot. That's what I do! The "models" are not posed, or in this case even aware of the shot. I probably should have moved the couple in the distance, but I didn't want to yell that loud, and they seemed somewhat preoccupied. I do realize I should have moved myself to get them out of the picture, but I did want the pretty clouds! :-)

Seriously, though, I very much appreciate all the comments. I like knowing why a picture doesn't work even better than why it does. Thanks!

[Mar. 7th, 2012 07:53:01 PM]

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Here's the original. After Steve's comment, I came home and checked. The first step in editing was to rotate the original - quite a bit actually - so the water is level. This does indeed make the ground look unlevel, which it is. I'm not quite sure for DPC whether to give the overall picture a level "balance" or to level it as it is (ie water should be flat) but I'm pretty anal about leveling water when it's the ocean/horizon. So I was a bit aghast when I thought I'd perhaps missed that step!

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Views since voting: 387
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03/09/2012 04:53:27 PM
Following up, I see your notes concerning my comment about the tilt. I can also see you were using your ultrawide, which explains why you couldn't get it with everything looking level. The distortion inherent in the lens may have been a factor. I do think the original looks more correct, as my eye is drawn to the people and landscape, not the distant ocean horizon. I usually correct my tilt first along a known vertical or horizontal line (if one exists), but then to look right to me if the first approach doesn't come off well.
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03/08/2012 06:00:57 PM
I don't know how I missed this during voting, Deb.

I think the image is wonderful. The clouds are fabulous.

I think the title gave you some trouble, since to the uninformed, this would look like Mom is leaving her daughter behind, and the daughter is sad.

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03/08/2012 01:54:57 PM
I like this - it's so very natural. Love the colortone. I also love how the couple in the distance are kind of framed by Sophia and mom. Was that planned or did you see it after the shot was taken?
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03/08/2012 12:50:12 AM
Originally posted by ubique:

Intersecting orbits. I suppose that's what mother-daughter relationships are: eternally intersecting orbits. Lovely thoughts. Thank you.


Great interpretation. Ironically, it's this aspect of the composition that prompted the snapshot comments. Thank you Deb!
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03/08/2012 12:11:21 AM
Ha you got your violin back! And guess what, beaches do tend to slope towards water :) as you say the water level is perfectly straight.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2012 11:04:06 PM
Intersecting orbits. I suppose that's what mother-daughter relationships are: eternally intersecting orbits. Lovely thoughts. Thank you.
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03/07/2012 08:06:05 PM
the coast.... the feet... the clouds.. the reflections... such a wonderful day. How could I not love this one.
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03/07/2012 02:00:24 PM
I like the perspective. I like that sky too
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03/07/2012 12:55:41 PM
Aside from the obvious tilt that would have been an easy fix, I like this. A nice pleasant afternoon.
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03/07/2012 01:17:38 AM
Thank you Deb. Beautiful
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03/06/2012 02:09:23 PM
intriguing. the light is beautiful. the two characters face away from each other, about to miss each other.
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03/06/2012 08:01:58 AM
IMHO, composition could have been better, they are looking aloof.
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03/06/2012 01:49:58 AM
Great processing to get these classic tones. Lovely photo.
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03/05/2012 04:20:24 PM
I like this. The way there are various people in this photo to setup the depth. And the way the curve of the water matches the curve of the clouds.
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03/05/2012 02:39:01 PM
Very well done, but in spite of the nice muted colors, this is still a kind of snapshot, where the people in the background are bothering.
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03/05/2012 05:52:58 AM
I like the effect the clouds give out in the image good sharpness i feel the mother and daugther could have been positioned better in the image i think the couple in the B/G are annoying too the image and i think you would have been better later in the day maybe early evening you can capture lovely sunsets and have a good moody feel too it ..Well done
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03/02/2012 01:36:03 PM
Beautiful. The clouds are wispy, which make the shot that much more appealing. Great lighting, beautiful candid shot.
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03/02/2012 12:59:05 PM
I like the softness.
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03/01/2012 12:30:35 AM
What a wonderful capture of our day at the beach. Love the couple in the distance.
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