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Challenge: On the Beach (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Port Burwell, Ontario
Date: Jul 17, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Emotive, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2006

The skull is a very realistic resin cast of an Australian aboriginal skull, and I carry around the invoice from the store at which I bought it in case anyone gets alarmed. The orignal is more panoramic, and in my view the scene begs for more, but it had to be cropped so the skull was not completely lost at 640. Taken at a private beach on Lake Eerie's north shore near Port Burwell, Ontario.

Statistics
Place: 34 out of 326
Avg (all users): 6.3161
Avg (commenters): 7.3103
Avg (participants): 6.1132
Avg (non-participants): 6.4216
Views since voting: 975
Views during voting: 402
Votes: 310
Comments: 33
Favorites: 2 (view)


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07/30/2006 02:18:35 PM
Trading Post Comment

Macabre photo executed well. (Not your everyday item found on the beach.) It's the idea that makes this photo...the technical aspects are very good (especially the sea foam)...but the idea is very creative. Congrats on your high finish.
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07/27/2006 01:10:52 PM
this is CRAZy(crazy good!) I can't belive i haven't seen this before! took a look through your portfolio and i'm very ipressed! Keep it up, and i'll be keeping a close eye on your work!
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07/26/2006 08:43:00 PM
Trading Post commment

A very intriguing picture. On first glance, I don't like the skull there, but after really looking at it for a bit, it does indeed work, althought I think you could have done this more panoramic even at 640. Have the skull be just a bit less "in your face" - more of a subtle discovery as the picture is explored. Blues of the sky and the water are perfectly done. I especially like the single narrow crested wave in the distance. Well seen, well executed.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 02:12:51 PM
Great job! This photo is full of movement, in the sky and in the waves. I like that. I'm not crazy about the skull, it's just creepy, but part of what makes this come across the way you want. A nicely done photo, although not extremely interesting. Raising my score from a 5 to a 6, because it is above average, and you did meet the challenge without leaving me to figure out how you met the theme...
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07/25/2006 10:00:53 AM
Is the skull real? Call the museuum!
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07/24/2006 02:26:00 PM
This pic tells a story...No a tale. You could do a whole movie stemming from this work.
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07/24/2006 12:48:48 PM
where was this taken. Creepy but interesting. Curious to see it B&W
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07/24/2006 09:48:36 AM
I like it though you should had taken the photo near the skull.
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07/23/2006 05:31:55 AM
The skull looks a bit contrived to be sitting right there. But sure makes it a chilling image.
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07/22/2006 04:33:42 PM
the skull is to far from the POF to be effective, and is distracting when looking at the image.
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07/22/2006 12:26:34 PM
Teheeeeeeeeeeee- The skull makes this picture.
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07/22/2006 08:57:37 AM
This is great! Absolutely love it -- 10
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07/21/2006 10:21:12 PM
A slower shutter speed would have been good, giving a misty feel to the water which would have enhanced the skull and the feel of the picture. Otherwise nice shot.
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07/21/2006 04:22:59 PM
Spooky - I wonder if this was found like that or set up.
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07/21/2006 03:20:02 PM
Nice shot , great composition... I have given you the following ratings

Meeting the Challenge 0-1-2 = 2
Overall look, feel and composition 0-1-2 = 2
Creativity 0-1-2 = 1
Quality and execution 0-1-2 = 2
WOW effect and first impression 0-1-2 = 1

Final : 10
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07/21/2006 01:07:24 PM
An interesting photo alone...adding the skull makes it more itnerresting and even a bit quirky. Well done!
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07/21/2006 12:36:48 PM
Lol, great idea.9
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07/21/2006 12:15:19 PM
Nice! The colors sof the sea and stones on the beach match the mysterious feel of the washed up skull. Foam works well too in this theme.
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07/20/2006 11:21:12 PM
0-2 meets challenge = 2
0-3 technical merit = 2
0-3 creativity = 3
0-2 biased wow factor = 1
Total = 8
Ok, where did that skull come from???
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07/20/2006 09:59:42 PM
wow
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07/20/2006 07:51:17 PM
I think this would be aven better without the skull in it! To me the sea is attractive enough without taking the viewers attention away to the skull.
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07/20/2006 05:18:19 PM
I would have gone for a different composition
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07/20/2006 01:35:51 AM
"Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy." Shakespeare

Great shot. I hope you do well. The monochromatic treatment of the image inhances the feeling of dread one gets when viewing the skull. Well done.
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07/19/2006 10:57:51 PM
great color ... great use of skull.
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07/19/2006 10:13:14 PM
Great pic!
I think the skull is not necessary
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07/19/2006 01:40:41 PM
My favorite shot of the challenge so far!!! Perfect composition, great colors, and awesome idea. :) The skull on the dark sand looks great against the waves. Well done! :D
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07/19/2006 11:37:02 AM
imho...it would have been better without the skull.
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07/19/2006 11:12:27 AM
Wow. . . very interesting. I hope this ribbons!
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07/19/2006 08:24:44 AM
Whoa, sorta' a "Planet of the Apes" feeling to this one! You've got a nice sea, albiet a bit post-stormy looking, but then adding the skull is a shock. Very nice, and out-of-the-box. 9
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07/19/2006 07:26:30 AM
Simple and beautiful... the light gives happy feeling and the skull its just there.
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07/19/2006 03:07:30 AM
This one will draw a few comments...great photography...weird subject matter :)
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07/19/2006 01:59:57 AM
I really like this photo. A hint brighter and a little more even brightness from right to left would make this perfect.
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07/19/2006 01:13:13 AM
This is a remarkable shot. I can live without the human remains in this otherwise picture of tranquillity.
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