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San Juan Beach
San Juan Beach

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Challenge: On the Beach (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Turn Island, San Juans, Washington, USA
Date: Jul 18, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 18, 2006

I took this on a scuba diving trip I took in the San Juans recently with my dad. I wasn't planning on taking any serious pictures up there but the tide exchanges where very heavy while we were there which made many of the dive sites too currented to dive. So we ended up with alot of free time which I decied to use to take a picture for the beach challenge.

Place: 283 out of 326
Avg (all users): 4.5563
Avg (commenters): 4.4375
Avg (participants): 4.2963
Avg (non-participants): 4.6946
Views since voting: 490
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 311
Comments: 18
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/25/2006 02:18:56 PM
i think i would have shifted the focus to the interesting trees in the back, keeping the same camera position.
07/25/2006 04:58:36 AM
I like it. I've always loved photos where the thing that should be te subject isn't in focus. Good job.
07/24/2006 10:06:36 PM
Those out of focus background figures are dizzying to look at. They spoil the effect. Either enough DOF to get them into focus, or crop them out.
07/24/2006 08:31:49 PM
Heeded to be clearer.
07/24/2006 04:22:14 PM
Cool, almost looks like a miniature.
07/22/2006 03:14:52 PM
Too little DoF for my liking. Not sure what the subject of interest is in the focused area? Sound idea but needs better execution.
07/21/2006 04:24:23 PM
Trying different thigs is good but what is the subject of this picture? The focus in the foreground is on...sand? We never make it back to the potentially interesting figures in the background. A foreground subject to go along with the one in the background would help.
07/20/2006 06:48:29 PM
Great job
07/20/2006 05:25:17 PM
The concept is great and without the "island" it would be very good. I find the OOF "island" distracts me too much from the sand in front.
07/20/2006 04:33:49 PM
I'm not crazy about the shallow DOF. Nice colors though, if the background would have been in focus it would have scored higher.
07/20/2006 12:23:21 PM
I do not like the shallow depth of field.
07/20/2006 11:15:40 AM
Trees in the background look like some kind of mythical creature. Nice use of shallow DOF, too. 9
07/20/2006 06:28:41 AM
san juan beach doesn't look very comfortable!
but you've captured a good perspective of it and used a good depth of field.
07/19/2006 11:35:52 PM
Needs jusst a touch more focus. Great idea, though.
07/19/2006 05:19:08 PM
I don't like the DOF here. I do like the contrast on the sand though. And can see some halo effects in the sky. 5
07/19/2006 05:11:50 PM
Bizarre...too much noise in sky though.
07/19/2006 04:23:54 AM
A good different take on the theme.
07/19/2006 01:42:42 AM
Too much crud in the sky. Not really sure where I'm supposed to focus. Try again with a bit more depth of field, and focus on nearest object.

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