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bigger the world not me
bigger the world not me

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Challenge: Art of 2016 (Standard Editing*)
Location: Goukamma nature reserve, South Africa
Date: Jan 10, 2016
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2017


Place: 8 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.3495
Avg (commenters): 7.2143
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Views since voting: 700
Views during voting: 200
Votes: 103
Comments: 15
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01/27/2017 08:02:56 PM
Congrats on the HM! My comment for the Art Jury: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/50695/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1194314.png', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/50000-54999/50695/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1194314.png', '/') + 1) . '
A beautiful shoreline with lots to take in. So many different layers working very symphonically together. Beautiful b/w toning and a balanced composition blend it all together. This images speaks to me any many different levels. Bringing back many memories. Evoking feelings I'd wish to feel again. I find the sea so inspiring. Anytime I feel a void or a need to recharge I head to the shore. So I do have a strong and hopefully good bias in that I hope to share some in depth thoughts. It appears as though as a storm is leaving, with the contrasting light as the sun is out, as the looming storm clouds are scattering and the current creates some sea spray. I can imagine the rush of salty sea air. Quite refreshing. The lone little bird (sandpiper?) balances out the shot and adds to the scale. I think it would've also been a good capture without it but it'd feel too desolate without a living creature and perhaps evoke another feel, perhaps a more negative one. I hope you've enjoyed the process of taking the photo. Thanks for sharing! I hope it does well in the challenge.

Message edited by author 2017-01-27 20:03:05.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2017 11:18:09 PM
very pretty black and white landscape.
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01/24/2017 11:01:03 PM
Simply stunning. Nicely done.
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01/24/2017 10:01:16 PM
simultaneously sad and happy
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01/24/2017 09:16:11 PM
Excellent tones and content; however, the sharpening halos on the oyster-catcher break the immersion for me somewhat, as that's the focus of the image. I also find the power lines leading out of the right edge of the image a little distracting - I'd have cloned those out, but that's very minor. One of my favourites from this challenge.
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01/24/2017 12:42:06 PM
I would love to have seen this in color. The B&W leaves me wanting more.
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01/24/2017 12:09:46 PM
Landscape as "art" is a fine line to draw. Without the bird it's just a nice photo. But you have the bird, which is all the difference. Top 5 for me, maybe better than that.

It was better than that. Top 2
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01/24/2017 02:48:41 AM
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01/23/2017 06:53:07 PM
You could not have asked for more terrific elements to pop up in this shot- the bird, the waves the dunes the rock the sand and surf- and the magnificent cloud fit for an aged but toned white bearded deity to spout out of-
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01/23/2017 11:24:00 AM
Powerful sense of motion, and determined march towards the right, by all involved.
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01/22/2017 05:18:24 PM
Such wonderful tones and layers to this and all so perfectly balanced, right down to the bird, who's tiny character dominates this lovely landscape!
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01/21/2017 07:08:00 PM
i love the layers here. stacked on one another neatly.
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01/21/2017 08:30:04 AM
I love that I keep confusing the shore for more waves.
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01/20/2017 11:31:48 PM
what a wonderful landscape. The bird nails it for me.
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01/18/2017 09:59:12 PM
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