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Final Resting Harbour of Yesterday's Transport
Final Resting Harbour of Yesterday's Transport
diablo2097


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Transportation II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: St Kilda Beach, Melbourne
Date: Aug 8, 2006
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Transportation, History
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2006

Got up at 5AM to get this shot :P was originally going their to get my entry for free study, but this just stood out as perfect for this challenge. Shot was taken a bit after sunrise once the light hit properly. I tried to get the guy behind to move, but he didn't speak english, so no success there. Also, there was a shadow of a building behind me making an ugly line halfway down the boat, so i had to get a very frontal angle to make it unseen (though you can see it on the sand). Shot was taken at the 18mm end of the kit lens, and I'm surprised just how "wide angle" it really is, i was almost under the tip of the boat when i took the photo lol. Oh, and gotta love polarising filters... otherwise would have needed advanced editing rules to get that beautiful gradient

PP
- raw conversion w/slight white balance shift for yellowiness
- NN
- levels, curves, HSL
- HSL yellow sat for more yellow hue
- dpc resize and sharpen

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 283
Avg (all users): 6.8367
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
Avg (participants): 6.9146
Avg (non-participants): 6.7975
Views since voting: 3974
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 245
Comments: 32
Favorites: 1 (view)


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12/20/2007 10:54:53 PM
N I C E !
08/20/2006 06:58:18 PM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Very good shot!
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08/18/2006 08:08:37 AM
Since i can't figure out how to edit my initial comments, i'd really like to say thanks to everyone who gave me a vote, and it's my best finish by far, and i'm very happy :)

initially i wanted to remove the guy and other distracting elements, but in a way i guess its lucky it was a basic editing challenge, and now i know that the dude might be something to keep for a final version.
08/16/2006 11:17:19 AM
Congrats on your strong finish, this was one of my fav's in the challenge. I gave you a 9.
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08/16/2006 07:07:06 AM
S T U N N I N G.

absolutely worth every bit of work you put into it. I actually like the person in the shot. It really gives this pic a subtle hint of grandiose.

I would have been the 12th ten on your list.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/15/2006 11:34:12 PM
Now that is a cool boat. Its hard to tell the perspective and the size from the piicture. It looks huge but I am guessing much smaller than I think. Either way, I like this shot. Good job. Bumping up.
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08/15/2006 06:19:11 PM
Excellent DOF, very original, Well shot, Dude!
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08/15/2006 03:26:25 AM
Good composition.
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08/15/2006 03:12:14 AM
Great leading lines. A bit abstract, but ok. Something just feels a bit off on this one though. I wonder if a yellower cast to the boat (?) would complement the blue sky better. You could get that through post processing or just late evening sun.
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08/14/2006 10:52:48 PM
Maybe a different angle but i can see the shadow was creeping in. Nice Detail.
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08/14/2006 09:27:38 PM
This looks amazing - great that you have a person in the background for scale.
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08/14/2006 06:00:49 PM
Pretty damn cool. Good crop and composition. 8
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08/14/2006 09:44:12 AM
Good angle
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08/14/2006 05:19:08 AM
Wow, it seems very big.
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08/13/2006 07:48:53 PM
The man in the photo really gives this a great perspective.
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08/13/2006 02:14:26 PM
I love the dramatic perspective of the boat with the tiny person next to it.
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08/13/2006 08:56:15 AM
I love the perspective - great shot
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08/13/2006 08:54:05 AM
Its very interesting object and nice picture but it misses some real point of interest. Maybe i would try it at another weather with some dramatic stormy sky.
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08/13/2006 02:56:13 AM
Love the angle. Slightly out of focus though.
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08/12/2006 03:50:45 PM
great idea, this must have been a huge ship (copared to the man in the background)
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08/12/2006 09:09:03 AM
Strong photo -
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08/11/2006 06:01:29 PM
i love this shot... nice angle.
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08/11/2006 04:05:51 PM
Interesting shape. Is this some sort of sculpture? Anyway, you captured it nicely.
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08/10/2006 09:10:30 AM
Nice Picture!
08/10/2006 08:49:24 AM
wow...the guy really gives this perspective
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08/09/2006 10:48:55 PM
Wow. Awesome. I LOVE IT.
08/09/2006 09:53:32 PM
Nice :) 7
08/09/2006 09:35:01 PM
I like the perspective and the man (?) to the left gives it some scale. Exposure is a bit off on the bottom so detail is lost.
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08/09/2006 08:39:56 PM
big 10
08/09/2006 10:30:11 AM
Great shot. The guy standing beside it (it looks like a person anyway) really brings out the size.
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08/09/2006 05:43:15 AM
Utterly amazing. Well done.
08/09/2006 03:18:23 AM
gorgeous!! great subject just wish the man was not standing there.... actually... in it way it gives us an idea of how humongous the boat is!!
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