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Challenge: Free Study IX (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Whangamata, NZ
Date: Nov 4, 2005
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/750s
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 30, 2005

This was taken on one of the most beautiful secluded beaches in New Zealand. I saw this shell and thought about how one day it would soon become the sand that it lay upon.

I am dissapointed with the sky, as this had to be darkened artificially, but happy with the overall result.

Statistics
Place: 77 out of 519
Avg (all users): 6.2102
Avg (commenters): 7.8095
Avg (participants): 6.1806
Avg (non-participants): 6.2911
Views since voting: 818
Views during voting: 487
Votes: 295
Comments: 23
Favorites: 0


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12/07/2005 11:47:38 PM
Hey this is really nice. I love the macro/shallow dof choice....light and colors are excellent too. Good job.
12/07/2005 06:42:36 PM
Is the DOF here natural? It seems so sudden that I can't help wondering if it was added with a gradient gaussian blur in PS. That said it adds an interesting effect, almost mirage like.
12/07/2005 05:11:41 PM
Nice use of bokeh, maybe a little bit too yellow, but good in whole.
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12/07/2005 07:45:25 AM
very emotive and thoughtful 7
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12/06/2005 11:28:11 PM
Nice simple image. Nice detail/focus on the shell. well done.
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12/06/2005 01:21:42 PM
WOW, so simple, so effective and so perfect. ..10
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12/05/2005 02:01:35 PM
Great composition and textures in this shot. DOF is nice and the focus and detail on the subject is excellent..... 8
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12/05/2005 12:28:10 PM
The simple shots are always the best..especially if they are well done and this one most certainly is.
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12/05/2005 10:13:08 AM
Excellent focus and composition. I think the title really fits this shot as well. Good Luck.
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12/04/2005 10:40:30 PM
For some reason, don't find the DOF works here, I keep wanting to include the background in my visual scan because it's there and the colourings of it are so unusual.
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12/04/2005 10:22:47 PM
Your muted colors are great for this, I love how you have the low view without the foreground being so blurry. I dont like the sky much but The shell stands out so much Its hard to focus on anything else so it didnt effect your score.
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12/04/2005 10:14:21 PM
Simple but beautifully composed, I can see this picture framed neatly with a mordern architecture !!
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12/03/2005 10:25:16 AM
Excellent title, wonderful image
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12/03/2005 01:21:46 AM
i like the concept
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12/01/2005 11:18:10 PM
This is pretty cool. I love the colors and tonality of the picture - you really did a good job of bringing out the textures as well. Good DOF. Nicely done.
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12/01/2005 06:15:36 PM
Not a picture that usually apeals to me...
However in this instance i love it. I love the very shallow depth of field, i love the focus and i love the colours.
9 from me.
Best of luck.
I would like to see this place high in this challenge.

Ke
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12/01/2005 02:59:38 PM
This is a art that would be great on any wall. 10
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12/01/2005 01:08:54 PM
An obelisk of the sand. Interesting work. Good luck !
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12/01/2005 11:31:58 AM
So simple, yet very powerful. The tack sharp focus, DOF, deep rich color tones, & beautiful composition really make this work. Very nice job.
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12/01/2005 09:48:55 AM
good capture
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12/01/2005 07:07:35 AM
7 - Very good. Criticism; difficult, but even sharper on the shell, especially the top edge, making it 'pop' more would make this even better in my opinion. Like the simplicity here and 'composition' and colors. Would like to see more detail/texture in some of the sand too. Not sure on the white frame, but minor.
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12/01/2005 01:51:09 AM
Great DOF shot.
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12/01/2005 12:15:14 AM
Excellent use of Shallow DOF.
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