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Moire de la Mer

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Challenge: Organic Geometry (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix X100S
Location: Georgetown ME
Date: Sep 19, 2014
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 800
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2014

sand in a tidal flat. The tide pulls out so slowly that every gesture of retreat is recorded.

the camera was set to b/w but I ran calculations on it anyway to get an overlay effect. Then I overlaid it again. Only one layer is sharpened, because all sharpening does is sharpen the noise of the sand.

Place: 26 out of 56
Avg (all users): 5.7627
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 5.7436
Views since voting: 193
Views during voting: 116
Votes: 59
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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10/14/2014 02:40:04 PM
*Greetings from the Critique Club*

Initial impressions - I like the shadows and asymmetrical pattern in this. Wonderful geometry.

Compositionally I think this is a great image. The pattern in the sand is like leading lines taking my eyes all the way through the image. You found something so unusual. Not just unusual, but something that existed for just a few brief moments in time, before being erased with the next tide. Also compositionally, in this capture there is enough variation and almost order to the shape for the image to feel complete.

Technically I don't see any flaws in the image. The texture of the sand stands out, and the light moves pleasantly from shadows to highlights adding a lot of movement to the photo. The darkness on the left that moves into a lightness on the right I found particularly enjoyable. (While the B&W certainly works, I can't help but wonder what the image might have looked like processed with shades of brown, although it might just be my brain picturing a nice tan, sand beach - maybe wasn't the reality.)

IMHO this is a great entry into the Organic Geometry challenge. In my mind, sand is definitely organic and the asymmetric pattern is exactly geometry seen in nature. Perhaps the transient nature of the geometry in your shot led some to consider that this did not meet the challenge? I suppose it is also not as shiny, and is a bit more abstract, than most of those making that front page.

But yours is a nice addition to the challenge.

Message edited by author 2014-10-14 14:44:13.
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10/03/2014 04:03:34 AM
Very very nice. Gave you an eight in-challenge. I enjoy the plateaus.
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10/03/2014 02:08:01 AM
zebraic, man. the more I look the more it moves. wish I had taken the time to vote.

Message edited by author 2014-10-03 03:54:01.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2014 10:27:50 PM
yup 9
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10/02/2014 09:06:04 PM
Another top pick, primal and evocative yet evokes a feelings of advanced communicative intelligence. And I like the story it tells even if I don't what that story is, perhaps because it makes me feel part of something greater than the sum of 'us'.
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10/02/2014 03:39:06 PM
maybe not organic, but still beautiful.
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09/29/2014 10:50:22 AM
Cool patterns and nice contrast.
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09/26/2014 01:12:40 AM
Beautiful find
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