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Challenge: Weather (Classic Editing)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S602Z
Location: South Coast, England, UK
Date: Apr 9, 2003
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 11, 2003

My first submission. Looking over the Solent, you can just make out the Isle of White on the horizon.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 226
Avg (all users): 7.2705
Avg (commenters): 8.1176
Avg (participants): 7.1154
Avg (non-participants): 7.4474
Views since voting: 9001
Votes: 244
Comments: 48
Favorites: 21 (view)


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05/13/2003 10:08:17 PM

Good stuff !...I am pretty sure that some post editing was required to obtain the final result, nonetheless this
is an excellent and tasteful depiction of the splendour of nature....I'm mighty impressed, well done.
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05/06/2003 05:57:52 PM
Originally posted by Inga_fang:

my friend wants this on her wall....will u b putting it on dpcprints??


Shall be joining soon, I'll then put it up on dpprints..... I'l let you know.
05/03/2003 08:29:06 PM
my friend wants this on her wall....will u b putting it on dpcprints??
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04/25/2003 11:08:02 AM
Great photograph, I am curious if you touched it up in Photoshop. If you did, great job! If not, then, way to capture the moment.

Message edited by author 2003-04-25 11:08:27.
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04/25/2003 12:50:39 AM
Great shot Andy, I love these opportunistic, once in a lifetime types of images. I carry my camera everywhere just waiting for the chance and this is one of those really good ones. Regards Paul Horton
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04/23/2003 04:37:31 PM
Critique Club Comments by Grayce
Wow! Your first entry and a ribbon!!! Congratulations. I liked this from the first time I saw it and scored high on it. Certainly worthy of the ribbon!
The tones in this make it special. The exposure is very nice, allowing variations to be visbible.
The rays glowing down really steal the show. It's just so moody, and inspiring at the same time. The way the rays hit the water is really special. Not a scene one sees every day.
The border is well chosen, not being in competition with the subject, but rather complementing it.
Overall very nice!
Welcome to DPC!!!
Regards,

Grayce
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04/22/2003 09:08:58 PM
congratulations on the wonderful first entry, andy!...and a well deserved ribbon.
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04/22/2003 10:40:13 AM
Congratulations Mr Bell. I new your shot would be in the running but the Yellow Ribbon... you must be double chuffed as it's your first submission. Nice one man!
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04/22/2003 05:36:09 AM
Congrats on the yellow ribbon, lucky you - Gary.
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04/22/2003 02:38:57 AM
Good stuff! Was this pic treated at all? If so, it was nicely done. Great to see another S602Z winner :o)
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04/21/2003 10:01:06 PM
Congratulations Andy! Your first submission and you got a ribbon. It's a shame some people don't follow the rules but in this case it's great news for you. Enjoy your stay here at DPC and good luck!
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04/21/2003 09:49:46 PM
Beautiful shot and congrats on your first submission. Would be interested to know how you shot and processed this photo.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2003 11:21:57 PM
.........and the Heavens opened up! Beautiful!
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04/20/2003 08:50:35 PM
beutiful
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04/20/2003 07:49:07 PM
Fantastic shot! I really like the tonal range, composition, and the tasteful border. In my opinion, a small portion of the sky is a bit overexposed, and detracts from the shot somewhat. Overall, though, very nice.
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04/20/2003 07:23:54 PM
Good job bringing out the rays...I'd be curious to see the unadjusted shot (unless this is it!).
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04/20/2003 02:42:22 PM
extremely powerful image... the sky has opened and the heavenly light is shining through :) 10 - setzler
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04/20/2003 01:59:49 PM
nice mood a bit over exposed on parts.
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04/20/2003 06:58:29 AM
Stunning. I think I'd prefer it with the water(?) at the bottom cropped out, but this is still a great shot. Well done.
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04/19/2003 08:14:51 PM
The soft focus and darkness of this image conveys the feeling of the calm before an impending storm. I like it that shades of blue are the only colors.
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04/19/2003 07:52:23 AM
Beautiful capture. Great colors. The blues are really vivid and take this picture to the next level. The reflection of the light off the water is really good.
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04/18/2003 09:55:43 PM
OK, several "rays of sun through clouds" pics this week, this is the best I've seen so far.. 8 well done..
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04/18/2003 04:05:44 PM
ominous sky, good use of coloramd well composed
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04/18/2003 03:19:33 PM
very nice...
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04/18/2003 11:00:28 AM
Very well done! I like the color and the detail.
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04/18/2003 05:01:05 AM
Rather stunning, I like the colors here. You caught this one at just the right time.
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04/17/2003 11:25:49 PM
ooh..what is the light shining on? it looks a bit pixely.
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04/17/2003 01:40:12 PM
nice job, perfect timing
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04/17/2003 01:12:30 PM
Nice shot! Have you tried cutting out the upper part of the sky (from the top of the cloud and up)? Just a question.
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04/16/2003 07:49:19 PM
Very peaceful and serene looking. I like it!
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04/16/2003 02:33:22 PM
Serendipity at work. How lucky to be in the right place at the right time. Very fine. Keep up the good work and good luck.
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04/16/2003 08:19:44 AM
Nice effect. Well exposed.
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04/16/2003 07:31:30 AM
Very nice! The grainy look of the reflective surface (is it water?) in the bottom part of the shot detracts from the overall effect.
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04/16/2003 12:53:20 AM
This shot look great, I would have liked a small water craft in the sunlit area, that would have made the shot perfect, but good job regardless!!!
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04/15/2003 11:12:05 PM
Dramatic !
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04/15/2003 06:27:41 PM
Amazing. This need to be framed. It might help if the white in the inner border was a bit thicker but it's as close to perfect as you can get. Outstanding.
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04/14/2003 11:34:23 PM
I half expect to see a blue whale in the background. This is so interesting.
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04/14/2003 07:06:33 PM
Holy S, thats a striking photo.... Amazing-- 10
What post processing did you do on this?
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04/14/2003 05:08:54 PM
Very great shot! This is definitely one to remember!
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04/14/2003 03:37:21 PM
Great shot of crepuscular rays, very atmospheric.
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04/14/2003 03:21:59 PM
Great eye, capture..wonderful shot. Maybe a tighter crop on the bottom....?
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04/14/2003 12:58:54 PM
The sky looks higly dramatic - nice weather shot. But when I look at the bottom (water surface?) I think, that you overdid the postprocessing al little bit. It looks oversharpened and the contrasts and/or saturation is IMHO to high. Nevertheless a nice shot, good luck for the challenge!
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04/14/2003 10:46:01 AM
Amazing capture you got here! This is nearly poster/postcard material. Get it ready for selling as a print for sure. Excellent contrasts and those suns rays are awesome. The darkness in the lower left hand corner unbalances this photo a little - 9.
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04/14/2003 09:07:12 AM
very pretty
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04/14/2003 08:16:04 AM
Lovely shot. The rays of light are quite beautiful.
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04/14/2003 07:13:16 AM
Very effective, very moody. Well done. 7.
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04/14/2003 01:06:17 AM
Scary......... Cool........... But, with a sense of hope Very Nice!!
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04/14/2003 12:41:45 AM
Perfect, love the tonalities!
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