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Fantasy island
Fantasy island
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Challenge: Fantasy (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Olympus C-2020Z
Location: Beachy Head, Sussex, England
Date: Jan 22, 2006
Aperture: f2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/40th
Galleries: Seascapes, Infrared
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2006

Near infrared photo.
Swapped blue/red channels
Boost saturation
Neat Imaged.
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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 109
Avg (all users): 7.0550
Avg (commenters): 8.2593
Avg (participants): 6.7324
Avg (non-participants): 7.1591
Views since voting: 3665
Views during voting: 561
Votes: 291
Comments: 35
Favorites: 9 (view)


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02/03/2006 07:38:40 PM
::: Critique Club ::: [The Saj]

First Impressions: Gorgeous....and that's why I gave it a 9 in voting.

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Composition: Composition is very strong. And although I like outtake too, I do believe this has the stronger composition, albeit a little more traditional. The lighthouse is well placed, as is the strong build of rock to the right. Furthermore, the composition of the entry allows for the inlet of the water to be nicely captured.

The one minor compositional note is perhaps an ever so slight feel of leaning on the part of the lighthouse itself. This may simply be minor lense distortion. I am not sure.

Subject: An excellent choice of subject.

Technical (Colour, focus, and light): The colors are vibrant and bleak, with a wintry feel. The near IR exposure added an extra flair. The focus is quite sharp with very strong detail and texture. The lighting is excellent. Of note, the left side of the lighthouse might be just a touch over-exposed.

Creativity: Creative application of an uncommon technique on an excellent subject.

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Summary: What can I say....I wish it were mine. Actually, if I might, the skies transition? almost feels a bit overdone and slightly unnatural. (Even if it it might be natural.) Other than that, this is a magnificant shot and one you should consider making available as a print.

To improve?: Perhaps a slight softening on the processing of the sky transition. Some minor lense distortion adjustment. And perhaps a little more processing on the light/dark transition of the lighthouse.

Beautiful job...bravo...you have done quite well. It wasn't a ribbon winner but it's a brilliant shot. This was actually one of my personal favorites from this challenge.

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It is my hope that these insights are helpful, and constructive. If you have any questions regarding this critique, please feel free to PM me. Also feel free to PM me with any feedback on this critique. And please remember to mark it "Helpful" if you found it so.

- Jason "The Saj"

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02/03/2006 08:06:00 AM
not much into the IR stuff...but seems to work well for this shot...well done on your 6
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01/30/2006 01:21:18 PM
Thank you all for the comments and votes.
An out-take here, very similar.
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01/30/2006 10:25:29 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Beautiful scene - very cool shot.
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01/30/2006 09:18:31 AM
Unique and very moving. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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01/30/2006 07:22:39 AM
Beautiful landscape. Congratulations on top 10.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2006 11:41:27 PM
Love this. Beautiful coloration. Great perspective too.
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01/29/2006 10:46:01 PM
Fascinating landscape - I'm curious about the location. Good color.
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01/29/2006 09:59:25 PM
Quite a trip! Bumping up.
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01/29/2006 08:15:21 PM
Wow...
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01/29/2006 05:05:16 PM
This is beautiful
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01/28/2006 08:24:52 PM
So beautiful. I love the composition, the colors, the lighting. Ok, everything. 10
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01/27/2006 10:55:02 PM
Like the IR effect on this very...great composition and detail.
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01/27/2006 08:52:35 PM
Beautiful! One of my highest rated. :)
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01/27/2006 08:17:31 PM
Superb!! A winner in my eyes. Favourite.
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01/27/2006 11:09:22 AM
Crystal clear focus and stunning colors. Other-worldly feel makes this shot really spectacular.
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01/26/2006 11:26:23 PM
Nice!
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01/26/2006 07:59:53 PM
Where is this?
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01/26/2006 08:54:00 AM
It's quiet , it's peaceful , blue tones are great , composition is nice , result:it deserves a 10 !
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01/26/2006 04:05:08 AM
Nice shot - the IR effect does lend to the island being of a fantasy type. Beautiful colors, and nice and sharp. I like the feeling of depth this gives. [10]
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01/26/2006 02:30:30 AM
Gorgeous, this shot is what the challenge is about.
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01/25/2006 11:13:50 PM
Wow! Very nicely done. The purple actually lends a surreal appearance to this image. Great job! Great IR!
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01/25/2006 06:59:10 PM
Beautiful work and really nice Fantasy but color are bit blue .. ice
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01/25/2006 04:58:44 AM
This is what I have been dreaming about, just magical, and a true fantasy.
I personally love it, and yes, it does have the "WOW" factor as well..... You have taken a simple landscape and made it a fantasy, in my eyes.....
This will definately be going into "my favorites", when the challenge closes, and the winners are announced.....
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/25/2006 04:52:18 AM
Nice, crisp, clear shot; I like the slight vignette. This wouldn't be my idea of fantasy, but definitely an "otherwordly" looking landscape. Composition works well in leading my eye throughout the image, and I really like the clarity of the shot - it looks almost crystalline.
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01/25/2006 01:46:50 AM
Wow, great colors!! Very nicely done!
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01/24/2006 10:21:23 AM
What an amazing landcape. I love the combination of whites and blues. Well done. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2006 09:11:52 AM
Wonderful blue hues here. Very nice!
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01/24/2006 07:05:05 AM
It sure looks like a fantasy Island to me. Is this taken in Iceland in the moonlight at night?
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/24/2006 06:39:18 AM
Looks like a different planet. I especially like the colour shades, whites, greys, yellows and blues here.
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01/23/2006 05:09:55 AM
mark, are you smothering the competition again? :)
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01/23/2006 02:39:24 AM
great shot dad probaly the best ive seen i would give it a 10
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01/23/2006 02:25:49 AM
great shot, great colours...not sure if it really answers the challenge
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01/23/2006 01:38:37 AM
very surreal. great color. 8
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01/23/2006 12:54:12 AM
A very intense image should do well though the foreground is a little out of focus.
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