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Against the Wave
3rd PlaceAgainst the Wave
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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 132
Avg (all users): 7.1086
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.8000
Avg (non-participants): 7.2527
Views since voting: 5521
Views during voting: 489
Votes: 267
Comments: 48
Favorites: 6 (view)


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04/25/2005 04:03:15 PM
Again, thanks so much for all the comments. I especially want to thank Di Weishaupt for taking time to review my picture.

To address some of the comments. Indeed, I have to apply a strong sharpening mainly because it was 100% crop from the original picture. The water was not exactly that green as it appeared on the picture. I did not plan to change the color, but it changed after all the corrections with levels, shadow/highlight, contrast, etc. The real color is close to what is in my other picture on the same topic (see post below).

And regarding where I was. I did not plan to go into the water but I had to get closer. So, eventually I was waist-deep into the ocean :)

Message edited by author 2005-04-25 16:08:38.
04/24/2005 11:53:26 AM
***Critique Club***

First of all Congratulations on your 3rd place ribbon!

I like the composition, the wave breaking and his position on the wave are extremely eye catching and difficult to catch.

The color is slightly off in the water, the top of the wave on the right is almost a Kelly green along with the green in the wall of the wave. If you compare the color in this photograph to one of your other photographs
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that appears to be taken at the same time, you see what I mean.

On the right side, over the water, it appears that you may have over-sharpened slightly. The noise there takes my eye to it almost immediately after I notice the surfer.

All in all, though, this is a beautiful photograph and earned youa well deserved ribbon!

Message edited by author 2005-04-24 12:01:18.
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04/23/2005 04:02:57 PM
why is the water green? isn't it the ocean?
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04/22/2005 11:11:35 PM
Nice capture. Well seen.
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04/21/2005 05:25:37 PM
Okay, I have to ask, was the water really that green or did you tweak it somehow to get it that way? That seems like it would difficult to do, But I live near the ocean and I've seen the water many different shades, including greens, just not anything like that. Of course the ocean I live near is the Gulf of Mexico, but still . . .

Great shot BTW!

P.S. Where you on the water or on land?
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04/20/2005 09:53:48 PM
nice shot. I miss so cal...
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04/20/2005 06:14:01 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon for this amazing capture of some beautiful action!!!
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04/19/2005 08:19:34 AM
This is as worthy of the blue as the one that actually won. Outstanding photograph. The color, the perspective - all perfect!! Congratulations!
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04/18/2005 09:40:35 PM
Yours was one of seven shots I voted high on and said I wouldn't have any regret being beaten by... there were a number of others I was beat by as well...lol... but yours I didn't mind! :")
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04/18/2005 05:43:37 PM
Thanks so much for nice comments! My first ribbon!

I used Canon 28-135 IS at 135mm and still had to make almost 100% crop. Too bad I didnít have yet a new 70-200 f4 which arrived just one day after I took this shoot.
04/18/2005 11:14:21 AM
I absolutely LOVED this picture the minute I saw it! I'm so glad you got a ribbon! It is very well-deserved! Congratulations!!!

SandyP
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04/18/2005 08:49:19 AM
I thought this would have won 1st. Congrats on 3rd place.
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04/18/2005 02:14:49 AM
Congratulations on the Yellow. Well done.
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04/18/2005 01:52:45 AM
Great capture, well deserved ribbon ! Congratulations !
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04/18/2005 12:19:29 AM
Way to go Max! Congrats on your first ribbon!
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04/18/2005 12:18:20 AM
Congratualtions. Great colors. I know how hard it is to capture those surfers, I have tried many times..
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04/18/2005 12:04:05 AM
nice color and capture
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04/18/2005 12:02:31 AM
Amazing greens and blue sky. Nice job.Congrats.
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04/18/2005 12:01:55 AM
very nice :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 07:49:07 PM
Excellent colors! I really like this picture!
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04/17/2005 04:16:16 PM
Nice capture
7
Good luck
I love the way that you have frozen the spray in the air
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04/17/2005 12:24:18 PM
Aersome surfing shot! These shots are really hard to expose for, because you can lose detail in the shadow areas. The face is still a tad dark, but you can make it out. Very nicely done! 7
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04/16/2005 10:16:16 PM
Detail here is amazing with this lovely wave and balance feat.
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04/16/2005 03:27:33 PM
That green water is awesome. great action, bumping up to a 9
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04/15/2005 04:02:52 PM
wow!! Sharp but not over done.b 7
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04/14/2005 04:40:25 PM
well captured - deserved 10
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04/14/2005 04:03:07 PM
Beautiful capture! I love it! How about a 10?
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04/13/2005 10:15:00 PM
very very nice...9
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04/13/2005 09:49:27 PM
nice picture, excess splash, however the angle or motive behind the surfer is lacking. surfing is very much in the moment and the viewer (at least this one) isn't there with him.
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04/13/2005 09:24:35 PM
One of my top picks so far, the colors are great and this is definitely "extreme" action to the letter. good job 10
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04/13/2005 03:51:42 PM
Nice splash! Very interesting shade of green on the water.
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04/13/2005 12:49:38 PM
Great position on this one. 7.
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04/13/2005 02:07:51 AM
Awesome range of colors.
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04/12/2005 09:45:52 PM
Great color - focus is awesome. One small thing - the best surfing pictures generally have the crop leading in the direction of the surfer. That is, the action is moving from the white part of the wave to the part that hasn't broken yet, so the crop usually less of the breaking wave than the about-to-break part. Nevertheless, this is a great shot!
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04/12/2005 09:43:25 PM
very nice, I like it.
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04/12/2005 09:26:43 PM
Composition: Perfect
Dof/focus: Good
Color or Tonal Range: Good
Noise or Grain: OK
Exposure/Lighting: Good
Dramatic Effect: Perfect
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04/12/2005 10:50:37 AM
The water is just beautiful! Nicely done.
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04/12/2005 10:23:12 AM
nice capture. good blacks and whites. good color. nice comp.
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04/12/2005 10:05:00 AM
Wow! This is an AWESOME picture!!!!
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04/12/2005 09:48:22 AM
Excellent capture, great timing. One of the best in this challenge, my favorite shot. Good luck!
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04/11/2005 03:34:17 PM
Hope we both do well in this challenge! - one of my favs
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04/11/2005 01:16:59 PM
This is certain to win a ribbon. Great shot and composition. Good luck.
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04/11/2005 09:54:57 AM
Highest score so far. Very nice color, crop and focus. Well done and good luck.
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04/11/2005 04:11:59 AM
This is my favorite to Ribbon 10
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04/11/2005 03:41:26 AM
2nd place for this beauty, pipped only by better composition. {: )
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04/11/2005 03:36:56 AM
very nice
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04/11/2005 02:48:53 AM
My fav thus far...
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04/11/2005 12:25:02 AM
Excellent everything. I suck and I am not worthy to be in your (virtual) presence. a 10!
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