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Coral Reefs in the Caribbean
Coral Reefs in the Caribbean

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Water II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Sigma 8mm f/4.0 EX Circular Fisheye for Canon
Location: Palomino Island off the coast of Puerto Rico
Date: Mar 23, 2006
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/160 sec
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2006

I'm in Puerto Rico on vacation and have so many water pictures I can't decide which one to use! I hope I picked the best one, but I'm skeptical. I was high up on a cliff far above the water. The water was so clear that the coral reefs were clearly visible in the water. I can't attach filters to my P&S so I held my camera up to my polarized sunglasses to cut the glare on the water.

edit (not much b/c I don't have my photo editing software with me): move color towards blue to counter brownish color from my sunglasses (would love the "remove color cast" function right about now), increase sat a bit, I wish I had "burn" to correct the haziness at the horizon

Place: 159 out of 287
Avg (all users): 5.3469
Avg (commenters): 4.8333
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Views since voting: 1508
Views during voting: 283
Votes: 196
Comments: 7
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/01/2006 01:47:20 PM
This has potential to be one of those wow photos, but not as it exists currently. A bit more dodging of the highlights and adjustment to a brighter more saturated image would have really added a lot of impact. If you have an ability to attach a polarizer to your camera, try it and see. If you used a polarizer, putting your stops to add more light (+) would have helped initially to get a brighter image.
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03/30/2006 05:19:04 PM
Looks interesting. Wish for more brightness, contrast, and an additional element like a diver, sailboat, etc.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/29/2006 03:42:46 PM
03/28/2006 06:35:31 AM
Beautiful contrasts... blue, green, white.
03/27/2006 02:12:56 PM
03/27/2006 07:00:39 AM
03/27/2006 12:24:29 AM
just a tad noisy here, but the colours are really nice...way to go God!
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