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Wear of the Sea
3rd PlaceWear of the Sea

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Challenge: Wear & Tear (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
Location: Kits Beach, Vancouver BC
Date: Sep 20, 2015
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2015

Been quite awhile since I've posted and this probably won't do super well but I'm stoked to get back and take some shots!

Had some nice high wind down at the beach and was able to take some action shots of this sailboat that washed up earlier in the week.

Photoshop: dodge, burn, de-saturated + blur sky, curves

Place: 3 out of 54
Avg (all users): 6.2647
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 6.1290
Avg (non-participants): 6.3784
Views since voting: 1302
Views during voting: 146
Votes: 68
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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10/25/2015 02:36:43 PM
Greetings from the Critique club

An appealing image that is deemed to meet the challenge

Congratulations on your ribbon and welcome back! What a great result to come back with, a lovely boat surrounded by rough seas. If I am to be honest with my critique as I always try to be I have to say that I am quite surprised at the high placing. In terms of the challenge I find the boat's pristine condition fails to convey a feeling of wear and tear at all. The masking for the selective desat, which I fail to see the need for, seems very casually done with clear discrepancies in the seas around the boat. The crescent shape intrigued me, at first I thought it was attached to the rigging, until I found the surfer at the other end of it. I feel the object emerging from the water on the right would be better removed it is quite distracting.

On a more positive note I do like the breaking surf around the boat. I hope I don't come over too negative but I am trying to be honest and constructive, although it does have its merits the image just doesn't work for me in the context of the challenge.

Welcome back and continued success with your future entries, Sid
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/29/2015 07:36:50 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon, very nice.
09/28/2015 10:14:55 PM
very cinematic and beautifully processed
09/28/2015 01:31:11 AM
Great shot, congrats on the Yellow!
09/28/2015 12:18:35 AM
Thanks for the comments! Great to be back, and sort of a surprise since this shot was very last minute (taken just a few hours before the submission) Hoping this will inspire me to get back on here more often!
09/28/2015 12:03:03 AM
Well, THAT'S how to come back :-) Congrats!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2015 11:10:19 PM
impressive stormy sea picture
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/27/2015 10:10:49 PM
oh this is sweet.
09/23/2015 10:52:20 PM
Amazing. Give 8
09/21/2015 03:19:42 PM
Nice image. Did you try to process it as a painting? It would be a very high scoring image with a different processing. I give you an 8.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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