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Brad


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Challenge: Masters' Free Study (Advanced Editing II*)
Camera: Olympus E-10
Location: San Diego
Date: Sep 6, 2004
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Sky, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2004

The Star of India sails & rigging, docked downtown San Diego.

Thanks to a polarizer and a stunning cloud layer, all I had to do was crop, auto-level, convert to Tritone, USM & added border. No burning done, nor dodging. Mother nature presented herself as a stunning backdrop and needed no improvement.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 69
Avg (all users): 7.8734
Avg (commenters): 8.7957
Avg (participants): 7.3966
Avg (non-participants): 7.9536
Views since voting: 17768
Views during voting: 965
Votes: 403
Comments: 151
Favorites: 160 (view)


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08/25/2009 01:43:11 AM
you have such beautiful photographs.

Message edited by author 2009-08-25 01:44:09.
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08/31/2007 01:26:31 PM
so awesome!!
it's cool to see some san diego work on this website.
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08/02/2007 08:46:45 PM
you're right Brad: nope, no talent here, none whatsoever...
ha!
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04/17/2007 07:05:51 PM
wooo
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01/19/2007 05:15:15 PM
Excellent shot! Beautiful!
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08/20/2006 10:39:13 AM
Looks like something right out of an Errol Flynn movie. I am waiting for the swashbuckler to swing from the mast. Great picture.
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07/08/2006 10:12:36 PM
This is gorgeous. Last night I watched the Black Beard movie and loved the large ships from that era and truly wish I could have the opportunity to photograph one. And here today I come into your portfolio and there is one up for view. Coincidental?
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07/03/2006 06:33:28 PM
majestic and beautiful
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07/02/2006 05:28:20 AM
nice pic..! :D
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03/23/2006 10:15:28 AM
This shot is not only technically outstanding, but it just screams of a story. Wonderful job tapping into the viewers' emotions as well as their senses. Superb image.
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01/24/2006 02:51:03 AM
Amazing! That's all I can say and that I want this on my wall.
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01/04/2006 03:28:02 AM
this is soooo good!!! i love it. great for sepia! love the sky
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05/13/2005 01:20:23 PM
Pretty clean for a 3.7MP camera huh?
If it weren't for Photoshop, I doubt that this would have made it past a 4x6" print. Glad you like the print Jason!
05/13/2005 12:16:36 PM
I received my 16x20...very nice!

It motivated me to make this shot of mine available as a print...

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(yes folks...this shot was taken just a little ways away from Brad's) *lol*

Message edited by author 2005-05-13 12:17:24.
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10/21/2004 02:09:13 AM
For what it's worth, I just received the 16x20 print from DPCPrints.
In a word - WOW - the 8x10 version did NOT do it justice.
10/12/2004 04:47:38 PM
Stunning comopsition, light and texture. An imediate favorite.
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10/12/2004 03:16:21 AM
Another fave of mine from this challenge. Simply gorgeous shot!
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10/11/2004 10:01:43 AM
Beautiful example of technical excellence. Superb.
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10/10/2004 11:40:08 PM
I love this shot
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10/10/2004 02:08:17 PM
beautiful
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10/10/2004 09:23:35 AM
Very nice shot. Reminds me of Michael Kahn prints that I have hanging on the wall at home. Congratulations!

Message edited by author 2004-10-10 09:25:29.
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10/09/2004 06:46:37 AM
Fantastic shot. Nature makes it easy but it was your talent that saw the possibilities. Congratulations.
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10/08/2004 06:20:26 PM
Ahoy there Brad! Congrats on your ribbon for this wonderful image! I can almost see Erol Flynn or is it Tyrone Power, anyway GREAT Shot and well derserved Ribbon Winner!
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10/08/2004 02:43:35 PM
Everytime I go to San Diego I have to shoot the "Star", well done Brad.
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10/08/2004 01:40:44 PM
Just a side note:
Compression is the enemy. The jaggies were not able to be eliminated from what is seen here. The DPCPrints version however is perfect.
10/08/2004 10:53:04 AM

I decided to become a member with enough time to vote on this challenge, thank god. I only gave two tens, it was soooo hard, but this photo got one of 'em! I love it :)
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10/08/2004 10:10:34 AM
Congratulations!
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10/08/2004 09:15:49 AM
Congrats on winning a ribbon!
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10/08/2004 07:28:49 AM
Congrats on your ribbon.
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10/08/2004 05:26:43 AM
Congrats Brad

Well deserved!!

Coley
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10/08/2004 05:03:58 AM
A well deserved ribbon Brad!
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10/08/2004 04:18:14 AM
Beautifully captured.
Well done Brad.
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10/08/2004 04:08:50 AM
Congrats on the ribbon Brad!
Great shot :)
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10/08/2004 04:01:21 AM
Congrats. This is truly and awesome photo. Love both the color and B & W. Your photo was one of my favorites..
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10/08/2004 03:31:34 AM
This is quite simply an incredible B/W photograph! Though a little busy with all the lines and riggings, it's a perfectly fitting tribute to all those that were busy in time past WITH all those lines and riggings. Kudos on the third place finish!
TC
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10/08/2004 03:21:36 AM
Congrats, Brad. I've tried to get this shot many times but never had that sky behind those sails like that. You did a GREAT job! I just KNEW it was the Star of India!
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10/08/2004 03:14:59 AM
congrats Brad! Awsome sharpness
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10/08/2004 01:36:23 AM
Congrats on your Ribbon Brad
Its a very dramtic image
Well Done!
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10/08/2004 01:36:23 AM
a stunning image, Brad, and well deserving of a ribbon. congrats and thank you for all your kind words. (hug)
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10/08/2004 01:24:43 AM
Congratulations on the well deserved ribbon Brad! This is a beautiful photo. Great work!

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10/08/2004 12:38:27 AM
Stunning shot, well deserved win.
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10/08/2004 12:32:37 AM
Really glad you got a ribbon here, in an amazingly tough field. I had my favourite three picked out for ribbons and had this as the Blue. I was close, and the other two I picked came lower than I thought by quite a bit.

However, the Blue and Red were just as well deserved.

Absolutely amazing shot here, well done :)
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10/08/2004 12:25:22 AM
Hey Brad: Congratulations on your yellow. This image is filled with so much implied and hidden action that one returns to it for a charge.
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10/08/2004 12:20:25 AM
Congratulations. Color version is also a "Wow"!
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10/08/2004 12:19:35 AM
Congrats, Brad! Very nice shot and placement.
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10/08/2004 12:18:49 AM
Brad, this is great work. Congratulations on the prestigious ribbon!
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10/08/2004 12:17:13 AM
Wow... what else can I say about this shot? It's so inspiring and so regal. I love it! There's nothing in the world to improve it even a tad. It's spectacular! Congratulations Brad... well-deserved for sure!!!! :o)
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10/08/2004 12:12:57 AM
Great shot. Grats :)
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10/08/2004 12:05:23 AM
Well, you did it, Brad! You must be reeling!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!
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10/08/2004 12:05:13 AM
HOLY CRAP!
I honestly had no idea this would fall in the top three. I hoped it would be in the top ten considering the competition in this challenge.
In as far as my initial comment here, those were the first words I expressed to myself and still find them appropriate.

For those that were curious, here is the color version:
And no, no dodging or burning was done on either shot.
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What can I say. Thank You All!
Just being able to participate in this challenge was honors enough.

Message edited by author 2004-10-09 14:17:54.
10/08/2004 12:03:27 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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10/08/2004 12:01:37 AM
Congrats on producing a powerful image Brad, enjoy your ribbon :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2004 11:51:25 PM
add in the creaks of old planks and the smell of salt in the air and this shot's perfect... looks good for the complexity challenge too. :)
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10/07/2004 11:09:54 PM
Well-chosen angle for the background.
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10/07/2004 10:59:56 PM
Awesome photo and the B/W feel to this is right on. I think this one is top 10, even think it will ribbon! Good Luck! 10
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10/07/2004 08:11:52 PM
This may be my favorite of the challenge. I love the tone choice, it really emphasizes the sky. It's just so much fun to look up and see all the lines. Some beautiful shadows too. 10
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10/07/2004 05:01:20 PM
Awesome picture. It sets a great mood.
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10/07/2004 03:35:42 PM
Very nice study of shape and texture... the sky is phenomenal in support of the subject... excellent work :)
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10/07/2004 03:09:26 PM
wonderful tones, and now one of my favourites, well done. 10
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10/07/2004 12:01:04 PM
This is a cool image. Watched "Master & Commander" on DVD the day before seeing this so has real meaning. B&W is effective here. 9
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10/07/2004 10:50:19 AM
Amazing clarity in the details of the ropes and pulleys and the perfect sky for a shot like this. The sepia is the perfect tone and I can see this hanging on the office wall of any boat captain. 10
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10/07/2004 10:47:04 AM
i love the picture and the fact that you changed it from color to b&w but i wish there was just a bit more of the bottom of the ship in there 7
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10/07/2004 08:44:15 AM
this is great! the detail, the contrast, the lines, they all come together to produce a superb image. great choice for bw. this is one of my top pick for the challenge. good luck!
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10/07/2004 07:29:03 AM
Great sky and shadows. The viewpoint is good and leaves enough room for the beautiful sky. I also like the border and the title. -8
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10/07/2004 06:41:30 AM
The sky is really good and gives this picture edge.
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10/07/2004 03:36:08 AM
great composition and clouds. I love the shadowy detail against the sail. Perhaps I would like better context for teh shot, les "cropping", showing more of the boat or horizon. I still like it better than most shots though.
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10/07/2004 12:50:15 AM
This is an image with that rustic feel of the deep blue seas. The angle brings to mind those pirate movues where the music thunders as the camera is raised. The sky here proved very opportuned to give it that grit and sense of great expanse. I adore sepia and this subject lends itself for the overall effect. Great angle. You have my 8
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10/06/2004 09:05:34 PM
Very stunning image, I like the contrast between the softness of the clouds and the lines of the sail ropes. The tone works well with this shot 10
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10/06/2004 01:07:30 PM
This shot is perfect. The onlz think I could change is to show a little bit more of the object. The lower part looks a bit "unfinished". It end suddenly, but - on the other hand - I have no idea, what was hapenning below. Maybe there was something spoiling the whole composition. Excellent choice of making it a B&W picture.
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10/06/2004 12:44:21 PM
Great job!
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10/06/2004 07:31:06 AM
Really captured the feel of sailing with the partial sheets and b&w treatment. One of my favorites this round
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10/05/2004 11:41:51 PM
8. Excellent photo. I don't know why I like it so much. Maybe it's the crispness or the lines contrasting against the soft flowing clouds. It makes me miss sailing even though I've never sailed. So you know it's good.
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10/05/2004 10:59:50 AM
Nice study. Forceful image pulling my sight upwards. Like the chioce of a cloudy day as the sky and ship blends well. Like the cast of shadows fronm the rigging aginst the sails.
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10/05/2004 10:37:33 AM
This is excellent, great study in lines and shapes. Perfect focus and exposure. I think it actually may work better ion color though.
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10/05/2004 09:38:26 AM
This is my favorite photo in this challenge! The b/w effect is excellently portrayed in the midst of of a towering sail. Awesome beauty, perfect subject matter, and simply divine in content! Very well done!
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10/04/2004 11:44:18 PM
Great wide angle really captures well the height of the mast and shows the good amount of detail, especailly of the ropes and their shadows. The tones are also terrific. 9
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10/04/2004 10:32:38 PM
Love the use of Duotone -- gives the photo a very old world feeling. Half expecting to see a pirates flag raised.
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10/04/2004 06:47:53 PM
Great idea and original subject! The choice of a sepia tone accetuates the seemingly perfect B&W tonal range. There's something about the crop that bothers me but I just can't put my finger on it.... nonetheless a great shot!
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10/04/2004 04:18:46 PM
Can't say anything else then: Great pov, very good execution....
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10/04/2004 01:32:35 PM
im a sucker for duotoned photos. this one is excellent! I love the sky and the detial in the mast. good luck. 10
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10/04/2004 12:37:27 PM
Very majestic and great clarity of focus. I like this and just bumped it up a point.
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10/04/2004 11:48:25 AM
My favorite of this challenge. Interesting lines, I could look at it all day!
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10/04/2004 11:46:24 AM
This image is just stricking. I can't find ANYTHING to say that I would have done differently. This is just a remarkable image. Please make this one available as a print. I would love to hang this on my wall.
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10/04/2004 10:26:47 AM
Brilliant shot here, the sky is amazing! The DOF you've used to get the details in the sail and rigging is so good! Well done! 9
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10/04/2004 04:52:49 AM
Love the lines and the color, another exception entry. Well-composed and exposue is spot on. Great shot. 9
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10/04/2004 02:25:44 AM
Wonderful, well composed shot
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10/03/2004 11:07:20 PM
I love this shot, It reminds me of a picture that was in my parents living room while I was growing up, only it was a full ship, that is my only complaint, it got cut off on both ends, top and bottom. But the shot itself, I can't complain, a 10
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10/03/2004 10:11:02 PM
And I thought I had a chance. This is very nice with great composition, exposure and post processing. Good luck! 9
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10/03/2004 09:53:31 PM
Not sure what to make of this one. Seems to be kind of olive colored, which I don't really find appealing. might be improved if there were some people in the rigging. -5
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10/03/2004 08:52:54 PM
i hope you make this a print. I will order it. I love it. The shapes, the lines, the sky, there isn't a thing I would change. I had hoped to think of something to offer in "critique" but I can not fault anything, from your choice of composition, crop or conversion. well done! 10
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10/03/2004 08:39:56 PM
10! Stunning view, and the sepia tones are great for this subject. The composition's perfect too. Great job!
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10/03/2004 04:55:26 PM
This shot immmmmmediately caught my eye. It is excellent. EXCELLENT! I'm excited about this photo...it's surprising, you know, it pops out of the screen. The shadows and lighting are perfect, the lines are dramatic and complex, and the sky is astounding. One of those days where the sky is a 1st place photo, you know what i mean? Just the texture of it, the shifts in color and tone...oh, I'm gushing, I know. But I love this photo. Thank you!
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10/03/2004 04:08:56 PM
Love the desaturated look with this subject. Very strong composition. Levels and contrast are terrific. Difficult to avoid but there are some jpeg artifacts along the lines.
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10/03/2004 02:05:28 PM
I sure love the drama here. Moody sky, diagonal lines, lovely tones. Though the focus is on the sail, I still find myself wanting to see more of the ship, so you may consider cropping more so I don't have that desire, or including more of the ship, or ignoring me and congratulating yourself for a marvelous photo!
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10/03/2004 11:40:00 AM
great point of view. makes you feel slike you are sailing on the ship. I love the tones and the shadows cast by hte lines on the sails. well done!
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10/03/2004 10:26:36 AM
I love the perspective, and the toning.
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10/03/2004 08:05:17 AM
Nice compsition against the sky. I'd like to see the sky a little darker, but still a fine pic.
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10/03/2004 07:45:25 AM
very good use of scale and perspective. Also a rare in focus shot.. Great!
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10/03/2004 06:44:04 AM
Superb b&w, works very well with this sky. Great detail and sharpness. The composition is a little too cluttered for me to give this top marks though. 8
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10/03/2004 04:02:01 AM
This image is good for it's uniqueness and the use of B&W and contrast really work.
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10/03/2004 03:50:34 AM
awesome work on the background. I assume there's some burning in there, but there's very little evidence of it, which must have been aPITA with all the detail in the mast and rigging. I really like the crop on this, and the toning is superb. bumping to an 8.
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10/02/2004 08:35:25 PM
The straight lines of the rigging against the textured sky is just amazing
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10/02/2004 07:59:36 PM
An interesting perspective with powerful contrasting light and tones. Overall, excellent, in my top 5 list for this challenge.
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10/02/2004 07:42:11 PM
Wow. This made an impact when it came up on my screen. I like the stark contrast.
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10/02/2004 07:12:48 PM
Wonderful!!
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10/02/2004 03:08:01 PM
Very nices tones, but I find the image to be very busy.
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10/02/2004 03:05:31 PM
Wow. One of the best of the best. 10 Top 2 for sure. The tones in this picture are very familiar. What an amazing structure in this.
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10/02/2004 01:27:48 PM
This is a very powerful photograph. Nice choice for black and white.
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10/02/2004 01:18:40 PM
Amazing detail in the sails and rigging. The cloud formations and their direction really draw you into the mail subject. I lthink I would have liked to see this in color, but thats just me. fantastic work. 9.
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10/02/2004 11:54:42 AM
Good choice to go with b/w for a tall ship photo as it lends to the age of the ship. Sharp details of the clouds and the ship sails, masts and riggings. Border is a bit too thick, in my opinion, but it seems to fit in fairly well here and match the overall tone of the photo. 9
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10/02/2004 09:42:49 AM
gr8 image, i love the play on the sails with the light, i believe that it gives a gr8 effect overall to this image :) it looks so surreal and the clouds are wonderful... the only possible change possible and thats after looking really hard at this image is toning down the brightness in the bottom left corner.... though overall this is an amazing image that i believe should be very well placed....
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10/02/2004 09:18:19 AM
Reminds me of the movie master and commander. I am a huge NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, too. ;) I really like the feeling this photo puts out. I like the B&W choice and the lines and textures are awesome. Great sky as well. A well deserved 10 here.
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10/02/2004 08:48:21 AM
This is my favorite photo of the challenge! My only 10. I love the sails and the supports holding it up, as well as the sky. Looks absolutely amazing with the color scheme. 10
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10/02/2004 08:26:18 AM
I love the contrast and the clearness of this picture. Beautiful composition too.
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10/02/2004 06:04:53 AM
interesting shot, beautiful tones
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10/02/2004 05:32:21 AM
Definitively my favorite ! I hope you'll show us the color version of this beautiful shot.Of course a 10 !
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10/02/2004 01:46:10 AM
I thought this was the most interesting angle shown in the challenge. Definitely a contender for the top honors in my opinion. 10.
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10/02/2004 12:57:41 AM
i love the angle of this shot, the diagonals in it, the lines and the curves, the mood, the colours, the aura and the feeling of it. you can almost smell the sea and hear those ship bells toll. i love it. i hope it does very well in this masters' challenge.
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10/02/2004 12:26:50 AM
Dramatic shot I like the colour and tone
Focus great
I would have liked to have seen more of the boat, but nice image overall
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10/01/2004 11:07:13 PM
Nice picture of a mast, with a great background. Hope you do well, but this might suffer against some of the other images.
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10/01/2004 10:55:11 PM
A terrific angle for this shot. It feels as if this great ship is out to sea. The choice of B&W is an excellent one and helps to accent the feeling you are trying to get across.
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10/01/2004 10:49:09 PM
The color here is wonderful. The composition is imo, the most striking and best one in the competition. I hope you ribbon. One of mine if I were the judge. 10.
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10/01/2004 09:00:03 PM
Bold and beautiful.
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10/01/2004 08:03:47 PM
Great photographic piece of art. Handsomely done!
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10/01/2004 06:46:39 PM
Great sky, wonderful angle.
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10/01/2004 06:17:42 PM
Should be hanging in a gallery. Gorgeous!
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10/01/2004 06:02:26 PM
This is a very dramatic picture, and I love it! It would be so beautiful matted and framed on a guy's office wall! I don't see one thing that would make it better, and it really appeals to me, so I'm giving this one a 10.
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10/01/2004 05:02:06 PM
great shot 7
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10/01/2004 03:47:12 PM
I envision what this would have looked like in color, and I don't think I would have liked it as much. There is something uncomforting about this but I can't put my finger on it. But I do like it. 6
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10/01/2004 03:40:29 PM
Amazing...great shot. I really like the shadows from all the cables.~10~
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10/01/2004 03:39:35 PM
Wonderful shot. Contrast and exposure are perfect. The clouds are impressive, and the clarity of the lines, and the shadows against the sail manage to create a true sense of the complexity aloft on a vessel. At once, the sepia tone gives an older feel, while the clarity of the shot gives a distinctly modern, mathematical, geometric feel.
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10/01/2004 03:23:03 PM
This is great! There's such detail and mood- I love how moody and crispt the colors are. I love tat there's a sail and not much else. This is awesome, great job! 10
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10/01/2004 03:17:59 PM
wow... sweet
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10/01/2004 03:01:58 PM
So awesome, the light is what makes this shot for me. You gotta love all those lines and shadows. Great job (10)
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10/01/2004 02:48:58 PM
This is one of VERY few 10s I've ever given out. The elements and perspective are very unique, use of b/w emphasizes the lines beautifully and the contrast between the soft lines of the sky and the sharp rigging of the boat create a perfect image. I hope you put this on DPC prints and it brings you success.
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10/01/2004 02:39:40 PM
Yes! great geometry, texture, detail, and shadows - hope you put this up for sale
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10/01/2004 12:08:03 PM
How can you get a shot to look like this. Please can you tell me what you did. It looks so freaking perfect.
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10/01/2004 10:48:29 AM
This is great. I really like the angle because it adds to the height of the mast. The clouds look great and dramatic, and the B&W really suits the photo well. 10
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10/01/2004 09:03:18 AM
probably not much you could have done about it, but the composition seems a little smushed ... a wider angle (looks pretty wide already) would have given the subject a little more room. cool boat :)
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10/01/2004 08:30:13 AM
Nice use of monotones. I really like the composition - the diagonals and verticals created by the masts and the rigging almost appear to physically connect the subject to the right side of the frame. Wish I could offer some suggestions, but I have none. One of my favorites this round.
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10/01/2004 07:39:10 AM
Great, fantastic atmosphere, great choice of toning of the image. Such a sailing ship can really give a messy image with all the ropes going across, but I think you have managed to use that to your advantage here. The diagonals created by the sails, the line of the mast, the ropes and then on top of it the lines in the sky all add to a well composed image. Congrats.
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10/01/2004 05:44:24 AM
Great composition and contrast - beatiful sepia/duotone treatment. Well done (9)
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10/01/2004 04:21:45 AM
WOW!!!!! Another one that has to be in the running for a ribbon! Can just see a huge print of this hanging on my wall. Sensational!!!! (10+)
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10/01/2004 03:48:58 AM
The tonal range, detail and all the lines make me stare at this forever. Wonderful work. Excellent. 10.
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10/01/2004 02:49:09 AM
Outstanding, the perspective is amazing.
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10/01/2004 02:30:54 AM
Very rich drama and grand scale.
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10/01/2004 02:26:53 AM
Great lighting on this photo, but I think it leaves me wanting to see the boat itself, if not the whole thing, at least more of the prow.
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10/01/2004 01:54:00 AM
great B&W pic
great composition 10
good lack
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10/01/2004 01:52:48 AM
having looked through all the pics before i started, I decided to choose this one as my first pic to vote on, the reason for this is very simple - I'm lazy and this pic is easy 10 and certainly one of the best in the challenge - good luck! right, now to do the rest of them :)
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10/01/2004 12:31:58 AM
This is such a perfect image in so many respects... the angle, the lighting, the tones, the framing, the choice of subject matter... all I can keep saying is WOW. :o)
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10/01/2004 12:23:10 AM
This is an absolutely *stunning* photograph. I've, personally, never seen a ship's mainsale photographed from this angle, and it, with the clouds and sky, combine for one of the most striking images I've seen. The mix of open space and the confusion of the wires on either side of the sail is also pretty powerful. The lighting is subtle.. kind of haunting.. as if it is hinting of an approaching storm.

Great work.
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