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Life on the waves
Life on the waves

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Challenge: Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California
Date: Sep 13, 2003
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Sports, Candid
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2003

Anyone who is from San Francisco knows it's rare to find a hot day at the beach. This Saturday was one of those rare days. The beach was full of people, and I spent several hours filling up my 512mb CF card.

Strangely enough, my favorite picture was of these 2 surfers. You'll see surfers like these year-round at the beaches of Northern California.

I took many pictures, and took many that were more interesting than this one. This one, I liked for purely technical reasons. The colors of the surfboards, with a little coaxing, jump out at you. The deep black of the wetsuits, the red trim, the blue... This photo's technical qualities just blew me away.

My first challenge after getting my camera stolen in June. Let this be a lesson to you all: Don't leave your camera on your car seat, even for 10 mins!

Place: 62 out of 231
Avg (all users): 5.4065
Avg (commenters): 6.6250
Avg (participants): 5.2981
Avg (non-participants): 5.5091
Views since voting: 835
Votes: 214
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2003 02:27:59 PM
This photo has good foreground composition - I like the colours of the boards and the reflections in the wet sand. I think that it's let down a bit, though, because the horizon is sloping.
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09/20/2003 12:57:44 AM
Great Photograph, good colors, like the detail.
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09/20/2003 12:57:08 AM
need to fix the tilt in the horzion.
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09/19/2003 09:11:09 PM
surf naked
09/19/2003 09:04:11 AM
very nice, i like it just like this with tilted horizon and all... 10.
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09/18/2003 02:12:43 PM
Nice shot...very crisp and sharp....the boards really stand out.
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09/18/2003 04:12:30 AM
now this is my kind fo life! good shot and angle.
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09/17/2003 05:37:53 PM
It's a nice picture with good colors, but the horizon tilts from left to right quite badly.
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09/17/2003 03:55:28 PM
Fantastic color, light and focus.......great composition.....wow. Love it. Wonderful lens my friend....yummy.
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09/17/2003 01:29:17 AM
so many details about the beach that I love, gooshy footprints and such. i can hear and smell everything in this picture.
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