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To The Sea
To The Sea
yakatme


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Challenge: On the Beach (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Naples, Florida
Date: Jul 16, 2006
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 17, 2006

I drove an hour and a half from Miami to Naples, partly to get a shot for this challenge. You might think that I would have gone to the numerous beaches in the Miami area, probably South Beach. But, I was trying to capture an image that would be different from the usual or expected.

My intentions were to get as much foreground detail as possible as well as depth in the photo. I also was hoping for some dramatic lighting on the clouds as sunset approached. I was finished taking my shots of this scene when I caught site of the seagull making its turn back up the beach. I decided to bring the camera back up again without the aid of a tripod and fired off three more shots.

Converted in Raw Shooter and warmed up the white balance a little.
Levels in Photoshop
Shadow/Highlight to shed some light in the shadows in the seaoats on the right side.
Slight crop
Slight Unsharp

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 326
Avg (all users): 6.5128
Avg (commenters): 8.4800
Avg (participants): 6.3208
Avg (non-participants): 6.6117
Views since voting: 2072
Views during voting: 456
Votes: 312
Comments: 30
Favorites: 7 (view)


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02/16/2007 07:40:59 PM
The lighting here is wonderful. There are actually several images in one. The one you chose to present, the tall grass (with or without the bird) and the yellow flowers.

The diagonal of the path makes for a dynamic image though I think shooting from a slightly different location (more to the right) you would be be able to show more of it without the flowers obscuring it.
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09/12/2006 09:08:55 AM
Love the lighting on this beach scene - the sunset really brings out some nice soft hues in the foreground. I like the composition of the path to the beach being lined with sea oats on one side and the yellow 'daisies' on the other. The composition gives the eye many interesting elements to look upon and it especially adds to invoking a calm and relaxed mood in the viewer. A nice little bonus to the composition is the lucky capture of the seagull just beyond the pathway we 'visually' walk. You have captured a visually pleasing scene that invokes the idea in the viewer the calm & relaxed feel of taking a stroll on the beach.
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08/28/2006 09:58:29 AM
I think the reason that i love this so much is because it is almost like I am right there. I can almost smell and hear the sounds of the ocean. Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful image that I can look at again and again and dream.
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08/15/2006 05:16:42 AM
I just love this photo so much! Makes me want to be there ...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 10:42:25 PM
Beautiful tones
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07/25/2006 09:47:12 PM
WOW. What a great path to the water. The bird makes it a 10. Good job.
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07/25/2006 04:50:53 PM
I can see two beautiful photos here. One in the right side and another on the left.
For the photo in the left, 4.
For the one in the right, 4.
And for the both side by side, 1.
Good luck.
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07/25/2006 01:15:58 PM
Meets Challenge 1/1
Technical 3/3
Aesthetics 1/1
Composition 3/3
Creativeness/Wow factor 2/2

I love how you composed this with the flowers and tall grass! It makes the water/beach even more inviting.
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07/25/2006 12:05:12 PM
Great job! I keep coming back to this shot, voting lower and higher and lower and higher. I'm giving this shot finally an 8. I loved the colors in the sky, and the movement of the clouds. I love the color of the tall reedy grass to the right, and how it focuses one's vision through the blades and onto the pink part of the sky. I loved the clarity in the flowers on the left, and the welcoming path to the sea.
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07/25/2006 10:48:39 AM
love the contrasting textures. nice backlight on the reeds. is it sharper in the original?
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07/25/2006 10:48:09 AM
Nice use of foreground plants to emphasize the vastness of sea and sky.
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07/23/2006 08:54:58 PM
Great combination of color and lighting
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07/22/2006 07:52:43 PM
Top Shelf Image,great color and composition...9
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07/22/2006 07:03:00 PM
great shot-love the flowers that were included in this picture-this is one of those pictures i just had to stop and really enjoy-good job
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07/22/2006 12:43:24 PM
this is so pretty. i wouldn't change a thing. would love to hang it in my bedroom. Great job-10 !
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07/22/2006 12:12:37 PM
Love your compositiion. Nice colors too!
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07/21/2006 07:14:02 PM
One of my favorite photos by far. You have done a great job on this photo. I like everything about it. (9)
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07/21/2006 09:18:26 AM
I like how each of the elements works into the pic. Good timing on the bird, sky looks good. 7
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07/20/2006 11:38:29 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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07/19/2006 10:04:45 PM
i REALLLY like this - i feel like i am there....
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07/19/2006 10:02:30 PM
a real beach scene with all the elements to compose a nice shot, well done
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07/19/2006 08:52:33 PM
Coming back for comments. Awesome shot! I love the floral foreground and that's really a great sky. 10
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07/19/2006 08:01:59 PM
8 :) very nice.
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07/19/2006 05:50:05 PM
This almost looks like a painting. Very nice!
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07/19/2006 12:30:31 PM
Awesome colors, great composition, and I like that you managed to capture that seagull in the shot as well. :)
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07/19/2006 10:34:34 AM
I like the layout and colors.
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07/19/2006 10:11:09 AM
awesome composition, great colors-9-
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07/19/2006 05:13:15 AM
I love the light in this shot...beautiful...good luck
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07/19/2006 02:51:03 AM
Well framed....the bird tops it off
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07/19/2006 02:44:38 AM
I love the elements you've included in this. It's divided "down the middle" but the other things keep it interesting. Beautiful.
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