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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2005

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Statistics
Place: 80 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.1854
Avg (commenters): 6.8421
Avg (participants): 6.0897
Avg (non-participants): 6.4557
Views since voting: 2109
Views during voting: 462
Votes: 302
Comments: 32
Favorites: 5 (view)


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01/18/2009 04:14:37 AM
You nailed it
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05/13/2006 12:38:28 PM
every time i think of getting a wide angle lens i search the shots taken..and i stare at this and think i want that one..so imagine my shock when i discovered this wasn't in my favs..
i don't understand me...
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02/08/2006 02:52:37 PM
I love this, it makes me ache for home in ways I can't really explain. Pulls me in and leaves me wistfully soaring with the birds, excellent job.

Edit to add: Not that I am from your part of the world, but that I grew up living on water and spent years of time sitting at the end of a dock like this one writing and swimming and drawing...

Message edited by author 2006-02-08 14:56:18.
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02/07/2006 09:30:25 AM
Nice shot and very peaceful. I really like how the birds are blurry showing motion. Great job.
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02/07/2006 08:10:16 AM
I like this one very much, very good composition and the gray tones are very good - you can feel the force of nature, heaven and earth
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02/01/2006 09:17:41 AM
A beautiful shot..not a DPC jump out at you kind, but a look and linger shot. Nice work.
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12/09/2005 08:44:39 PM
Awesome! Not always the rules of thirds is the best the choice, and this is an example! I can imagine this on a calendar, it would be great! :)
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12/08/2005 01:42:24 PM
Beautifully done. The score shows me this is seriously underappreciated...
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12/08/2005 09:50:03 AM
I didn't know this was your image...the image is strong..I like the line of the dock leading your eye directly into the middle of the image, also the b&w gives it a simplicity of message. You were wise also to use a slow shutter speed to allow the gulls to suggest flying birds; perhaps they are the spirits.
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12/08/2005 08:47:46 AM
Well, I still don't like the border too much but I completely disagree with the rule of thirds idea. The power of the composition lies in its current placement. Should have score higher...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2005 09:17:29 PM
Rather calming shot. With the bright light in the background, I'm surprised the shutter was opened long enough for any motion blur.
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12/07/2005 01:14:50 PM
Great black n white study. I love the use of tones. The border really sets it off. Nice.
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12/06/2005 08:35:02 PM
I like the shot, but the border is so big that it's distracting.
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12/06/2005 09:22:51 AM
wonderful image! looks great in B/W! lovely leading line and the bonus is the birds and sky. good luck! (9)
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12/05/2005 08:35:04 PM
I suspect maay won't like it, but I always find that this depth of border adds a certain sophistication to a shot. There is some capture of mood here, and ths lishgtly unorthodix composition is well done, and effective.
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12/05/2005 02:47:02 PM
This is a nice capture but the compostion with the walk way ending in the middle throws me off. I think hitting the walkway at the end of one of the rule of third spots would have made this shot even better. (7)
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12/05/2005 11:26:30 AM
Very nice. Composition is good. Pier leads you into the shot. Black and White works, but I would love to see this in color to compare. Good Luck
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12/04/2005 06:43:50 PM
Border is too large imo.
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12/04/2005 05:53:30 PM
Great use of perspectives; clear horizons
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12/04/2005 04:00:33 PM
great! i like the border too.
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12/04/2005 03:25:32 PM
The sky is too much burnt out to white and if it wasn't this photo would be great. It's not bad, but this burnt out sky is dragging the photo down. Maybe you should have pointed your camera more down, so the horizon line wouldn't be cutting the photo in half as it is. I like how the pier is placed in it and the birds are adding very much. I like the big white frame, no matter what others may say about it.
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12/04/2005 12:22:06 PM
Great perspective in this b/w study.Good luck .
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12/04/2005 12:10:14 AM
well done.. border works here
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12/03/2005 12:21:10 PM
Beautiful image. I just wish I could have seen more image and less border. Great work.
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12/03/2005 02:22:43 AM
I love the boarder and the vertical orientation of the photo. The slight movement in the birds helps the stillness caputred in dock and freezing the motion of the water. I also like the selection of black and white. Great photo. Keep it up!
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12/02/2005 02:36:38 PM
One of my favorite shots of this challenge. Love the composition and DOF. Only thing that stands out to me as a negative is the bird on the left. Wish it was in focus just a little bit more.
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12/02/2005 05:25:03 AM
Nice perspective, maybe a faster shutter speed to freeze the birds in flight.
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12/02/2005 03:28:10 AM
Very good and an excellent use of B&W - which is often over-used in DPC
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12/01/2005 04:14:27 PM
Nice (8)
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12/01/2005 01:26:51 PM
the sky's a little too blown for my taste - other than that, nice shot!
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12/01/2005 11:12:03 AM
Amazingly beautiful and emotive. Excellent composition. Border too big for my tastes but to each his own. 10 - good luck in the challenge!
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12/01/2005 07:21:50 AM
Stunning image. I love uncomplicated photographs, and this is a beautiful in black in white. Nicely done.
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