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Dinosaur rock
Dinosaur rock

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Challenge: Silhouette At Night III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-6D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS
Location: Iceland
Date: Jul 29, 2015
Aperture: F/16
ISO: 50
Shutter: 30sec
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2015

Processed in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5, like the other and this.

Place: 8 out of 37
Avg (all users): 6.4198
Avg (commenters): 8.7500
Avg (participants): 5.7059
Avg (non-participants): 6.6094
Views since voting: 424
Views during voting: 163
Votes: 81
Comments: 5
Favorites: 0

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08/10/2015 04:48:56 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

An excellent image that fits the challenge well.

Well, you've certainly found a most appropriate subject for the challenge here, and the timing is such that the tide forms some interest in the middle distance beyond the dry shore. The long exposure has calmed the waters which seems to be the chosen way nowadays, personally I prefer something in between, a little more animated.

Although you have made an excellent job in terms of composition I do have a couple of issues with the image, the main one being the blown highlights. I know its inevitable that when you are including the sun you are going to get a certain amount of blown highlights but the long exposure has blown out too much of value here. I do like the starburst effect of the suns rays from the small aperture. The other problem for me is the unfortunate nature of the cloud bank which at first sight gives the impression of a sloping sea which would obviously be a definite no no. I'm pleased to see one of your commenters making the effort to expand upon the normal one liners, he adds another interesting perspective.

Well done with your deserved high placing for yet another excellent image, Sid.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/09/2015 09:08:03 PM
Beautiful and dramatic. One of my ribbon choices.
08/05/2015 01:25:36 PM
nice. 9 from me
08/03/2015 03:19:25 AM
I'm new to this (photography and DP challenge) so please take whatever I say in view of that, I'm not sure my "critique" verbiage is written in an acceptable way.

I really like this photograph a lot. On a gut level it feels right because it is balanced, it has clarity that I can focus on, I think it captures "silhouettes" in an interesting way. The large, rock silhouette on the right - it's like a profile shot of an ancient face, it seems to be glowing through the nose and it is touching the sun. It's beautiful. The silhouette of that stonehenge looking formation in the upper-middle left - legs maybe of a giant? very nice. The lighting in the foreground is also very illuminating, I can see the barnacles on the rocks. The lines/depth are following nicely from left to right. If there were any criticism, it might be that some of the image is out of focus - but then again that adds nicely to the dream effect.
08/03/2015 01:34:41 AM
w. o. w.

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