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Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: USA
Date: Sep 13, 2006
Aperture: F22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80s
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Sep 4, 2006

Took this as a wall of fog rolled in over the harbor. My lense was covered with mist after just a few seconds, so this turned out much better than I had hoped.

- NI
- levels/curves
- slight bump of master sat
- selective color blacks, +black
- USM
- cloned out the major water spots that had dotted my lense
- gaussian blurred the fog to get rid of the water spots i couldnt get rid of by cloning
- couple of swiped of dodge on the boat to get the white to jump out a bit more
- resize, border, submit. no cropping, im trying to force myself to compose it right in the first place

post challenge: What was the point of this shot? To capture the feeling of isolation that the scene presented to me. It was very haunting. I saw another such solitary-boat shot in the challenge, so I guess it wasn't that original but I liked it a lot.

Statistics
Place: 125 out of 615
Avg (all users): 6.0802
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 5.9787
Avg (non-participants): 6.3913
Views since voting: 786
Views during voting: 279
Votes: 187
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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10/08/2006 01:19:23 PM
This does create an isolated feel, but a calming one, not a disturbing one. I like how the horizon nearly blends with the sky but not quite. Really a very nice shot!
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10/08/2006 12:16:39 PM
The technicals: well done. focus and lighting are naturally well done (6+ shots always are). Composition is nice. I think it's more traditional to have the negative space on the left. Does that improve the shot? I don't really know, but I find myself respond to pictures better when composed that way and do it myself now when the two choices seem the same.

The feel: Does certainly feel isolated. These shots are certainly aren't original (I was even trying to shoot one on the ferry ride I took yesterday), but that doesn't mean they aren't good.

The game: It's pretty hard to say what can improve a 6+ shot. That's a really good score. Taking the minimalism even further may have done it. How? By having even less or no detail in the sky. Also a B&W treatment may have inched the score higher too. Check out this similar shot in the Image Grain challenge. It scored a 6.5:
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10/08/2006 11:04:10 AM
Nice subtle imagery. Simple and effective. Very good work, IMO.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 03:03:21 PM
I like the overall blue cast and how the horizon just fades off to nowhere. Nicely captured.
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10/05/2006 01:43:39 PM
I like the simplicity of this picture, nice shot :)
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10/05/2006 01:22:16 PM
Wow - nice and peaceful - well done!!
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10/04/2006 09:21:58 PM
Look peaceful.With trouble up ahead. Very enjoyable to look at.Good Luck
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10/04/2006 01:29:29 AM
I really love the mood you've captured.
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10/03/2006 10:14:27 PM
Nice
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10/03/2006 05:20:26 PM
beautiful..
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10/01/2006 11:58:55 PM
Wonderful tones and great composition. Very beautiful photograph!
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10/01/2006 10:20:40 PM
the lone boat adrift in a vast body of water is always a popular shot...the tones definetely set a very specific mood here, and it works quite well
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10/01/2006 08:50:50 PM
Wow...minimalistic and monochromatic and it works. Good job. I like this iamge a lot. (9)
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10/01/2006 03:55:16 PM
Beautiful the way that the sky merges with the water. I would prefer no framing as it seems to detract from the uniformity of color.
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10/01/2006 09:33:57 AM
Good sense of space and somewhat "loneliness".
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10/01/2006 06:01:51 AM
The solitude works really well in this image.....
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