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Sea Foam  crawling out
Sea Foam crawling out
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Challenge: On the Beach (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Olympus E-20N
Location: Martha's Vineyard, MA up island so. beach
Date: Jul 14, 2006
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2006

Took this while on vacation just taking random shots not even knowing about the "beach" challenge. Basic editing included levels, color balance, hue and saturation and unsharpen mask.

I had a hard time deciding between a B&W version and this one, hope I chose right.



THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO MADE COMMENTS AND A BIG THANKS TO JRTODD FOR HIS ADVICE ON THE POST PROCESSING. THIS RESULT HAS REINVIGORATED ME TO CONTINUE TRYING TO SHOOT BETTER THAN AVERAGE IMAGES (THATS PART OF THE POINT OF THIS EXCERCISE RIGHT?).

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 326
Avg (all users): 6.5169
Avg (commenters): 8.2174
Avg (participants): 6.3302
Avg (non-participants): 6.6211
Views since voting: 1388
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 296
Comments: 30
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/31/2006 07:22:11 PM
<< Critique Club >>

Initial Impression:
"Is that some kind of bone? Oh! It's the foam in stop-action! Pretty cool!" Honestly, I thought it was a bone.

Composition:
Compositionally, it seems just a little off or unbalanced - a bit heavy on the right side, maybe. I do like that the c-shape of the foam is echoed by the surf still on the beach. But then again, the wow factor of this photo doesn't come from the composition, does it?

Color/Tone:
Beautiful beach coloring - cool blues, golden sand & white foam.

Focus/Exposure:
As a commenter said, I like how the depth of field keeps the eye up in the foreground where the action is. To nit-pick, to my eyes, the focus seems to be on the sand dune at the top right of the photo, instead of on the foam, but it's not a terrible thing and it's not all that noticeable.

Title:
It's a bit blah, but it helps the viewer realize what exactly it is they're looking at (well, just me, maybe)..

Meets the Challenge:
Duh.

Summary:
Although the slightly strained composition and slightly soft focus gives me the impression that this wasn't exactly what you planned to shoot, it is definitely an amazing image with a well-deserved score!
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07/30/2006 06:51:55 PM
Now, this is amazing. Congratulations on your top 20 finish and on this great capture!
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07/26/2006 01:42:00 PM
Ahh shucks Chris. Nice finish, this photo deserves the high score, well done.
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07/26/2006 01:19:41 AM
ATTA BOY BEHN! I guess that ONE I gave you didn't hurt any hu? J/K!!!! I didn't vote on this challenge, and by the looks of it I missed out on some great photos.

Congrats my friend on a well deserved score and placement with this amazing shoreline perspective!
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07/26/2006 12:46:57 AM
Great shot. I like it. Different.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 12:32:50 PM
Great job! This one takes a minute to figure out what I'm looking at, but that adds to this photo, rather than take away from it. I loved the clarity of this photo, and the fact that I can see the little bubbles in the foam in the foreground. I loved the clarity of the sand, and it's hint at moisture. Good use of color! I loved the movement of the whitecaps. I'm giving this an 8, as it met the challenge, deserves technical merit, and for having a bit of whimsy to it. The real subject of this photo is only hinted at, but that is what makes it so interesting.
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07/25/2006 11:01:18 AM
Terrific capture and framing! Good texture in both sand and foam and small DoF helps the eye to focus. Very good image.
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07/25/2006 10:24:38 AM
something i've never seen. cool. glad you included the waterline for perspective.
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07/25/2006 10:11:50 AM
Just bumped this up. It is just way to cool. What a perfect capture.
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07/25/2006 10:07:13 AM
Lovely frozen action there and nice colours. Quintessentially beach, but exotic too. 9.
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07/25/2006 05:44:34 AM
I love it! The foam makes nice forms.
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07/25/2006 03:34:25 AM
Superb!!
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07/24/2006 07:55:18 PM
Would have been better if the background
07/24/2006 09:20:32 AM
Wow the foam looks like a person climbing up on shore. Definite points for originality.
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07/23/2006 08:21:28 AM
That is the best title I ever read - nicely photographed too!
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07/23/2006 05:13:49 AM
At first I thought this was a log or something laying along the shore, but then I realized that you caught the foam midair! So rad. I can see this scoring well.
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07/22/2006 05:05:04 PM
Great DOF. It does look like a foam-person escaping.
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07/22/2006 08:59:00 AM
Wow that's amazing! Wish the shot was a little bit less noisy, but that's a great catch.
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07/22/2006 08:49:00 AM
Interesting capture. A 6 for catching the foam in the air, and the composition is nice too.
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07/20/2006 11:43:37 PM
0-2 meets challenge = 2
0-3 technical merit = 3
0-3 creativity = 3
0-2 biased wow factor = 2
Total = 10
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07/20/2006 10:36:38 PM
fascinating shape
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07/20/2006 12:55:51 PM
Excellent catch!
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07/19/2006 10:51:37 PM
looks almost surreal...
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07/19/2006 04:02:46 PM
Perfect title to a perfect picture!
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07/19/2006 02:36:02 PM
Stunning! 10 from me!
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07/19/2006 11:27:10 AM
this is great how did you do it you geta ten
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07/19/2006 02:45:15 AM
YES...I can see it! What a capture...8
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07/19/2006 02:10:13 AM
Try cropping off left 25% of photo.
07/19/2006 01:17:25 AM
Very nice!
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07/19/2006 12:41:11 AM
Very cool! This truly looks like a foam person crawling up out of the ocean and onto the beach.
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