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High Tide
3rd PlaceHigh Tide
Tim


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study XIII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: bournda island national park
Date: Sep 21, 2006
Aperture: 11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 30sec
Galleries: Nature, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2006

WOW!!!

Yep, this is a reshoot of my desolation challenge entry -
I wasn't happy with the clarity and DOF in the first one (looked alright small but not as good as I wanted printed large)
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and now that I've worked out hyperfocal distances I thought I would have another go. But being a different time of year - and high tide instead of low - its quite a different photo. The original version had lots of waves crashing over the rocks but on this day the sea was almost dead flat.

Quite a bit of postprocessing - Shot RAW - merged two versions of the same photo, one developed for the sky and one for the rest of the photo. Otherwise pretty normal editing, Curves, 2 hue/sat layers, shadow/highlight (only on the rocks) and a bit of neatimage to clean up what looks like noise in the forground but is really just a bit of wave action.
Then mucking around with gradient maps I used the purple/orange preset and changed the blending and opacity and I really liked what it did to the colours.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 615
Avg (all users): 7.1211
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0541
Avg (non-participants): 7.3571
Views since voting: 9487
Views during voting: 371
Votes: 190
Comments: 58
Favorites: 47 (view)


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08/01/2011 08:57:08 AM
The yellow sky definitely creates a better feel fro your title than the purple sky; the purple is more smooth and calmer, and the complimentary orange yellow and blue create a vibrant uneasy feeling- so do the treacherous rocks.
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01/10/2007 01:27:06 AM
Looks like a painting. The colors and composition are beautiful. Love the contrast of soft and crisp .
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01/09/2007 05:32:37 PM
Great shot and processing. Going to favorites so I can study it.
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10/13/2006 08:03:55 AM
Nice job Tim, congrats on your first ribbon.
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10/11/2006 09:55:35 AM
Fantastic work. Congrats on the yellow ribbon!
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10/10/2006 04:23:59 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your ribbon!
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10/10/2006 10:46:11 AM
I see that many have sang your praise already and I'd like add my two bits to your already lengthy list of accolades. The surreal colors and the sharpness of this picture made it an immediate add to my favorite list. Thank you so much for this image.
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10/10/2006 07:34:57 AM
wonderful composition and colors with good ps work
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10/09/2006 09:32:50 PM
Awesome picture!! Congratulations on your 3rd place
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10/09/2006 06:55:45 AM
Great picture... Congrats on your ribbon :o) Thanks for the details about your pp...
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10/08/2006 05:06:45 PM
The beauty exceeds the imagination. The eye finds good visual food here without sudden satiation. Very well done! Congratulations on your yellow.
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10/08/2006 02:37:24 PM
A stunning vista, congratulations on the ribbon.
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10/08/2006 01:09:38 PM
congrats..and great job revisiting your desolation...nice improvements on an already strong shot...
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10/08/2006 12:46:59 PM
Beautifully executed. A truly stunning image and very worthy of a ribbon... well done!
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10/08/2006 11:34:15 AM
Wasn't here for the first, but this is beautiful. Great color tones and detail. Well done!
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10/08/2006 11:31:58 AM
I like this reshoot better. The sky makes it look calmer somehow. Where is this place? I must go there!!
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10/08/2006 10:36:04 AM
The color is just fabulous!!! Congrats on the yellow ribbon!!
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10/08/2006 10:05:08 AM
Beautiful - how did you get that vantage point?
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10/08/2006 09:40:01 AM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this fine shot.
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10/08/2006 05:00:13 AM
You certainly got this one off to a "T". With all the excellent pics you do, I was really surprised to read that this is your first ribbon. Congratulations Tim.
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10/08/2006 03:50:01 AM
a great re-shoot, congrats!
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10/08/2006 02:59:36 AM
gave this a 10...well done on the ribbon...the colours are amazing...I couldn't believe this was your first ribbon Tim! I thought you had stacks from the quality of your pics and comments...welcome to the club!
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10/08/2006 02:16:38 AM
Aw man, an awesome shot! I would have been equally fine with this finishing in first. I just love blurred water. Congrats on ribbon #1 and doing it in a Free Study no less!
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10/08/2006 12:42:23 AM
Bravo!! Congratulations.
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10/08/2006 12:36:08 AM
Very nice example of the genre. I'd love to see your processing notes and/or your original. Congrats on the red!
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10/08/2006 12:25:17 AM
I guess I was right... it had ribbon potential :-) Congrats :-)
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10/08/2006 12:21:04 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and personal best!
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10/08/2006 12:13:22 AM
congrats on your first ribbon!
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10/08/2006 12:11:50 AM
Talk about Deja vu ;)
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10/08/2006 12:08:30 AM
congrats on 3rd!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2006 10:49:29 PM
Beautiful shot. Reminds me of a terje piece. Great colors and amazing detail. Very very nice.
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10/07/2006 05:22:43 PM
This has ribbon potential :-)
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10/07/2006 01:26:47 PM
Stunning effect of the moving water. Well done!
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10/07/2006 01:01:28 PM
Long exposure? Pretty cool, nice jeweltone to the water and textures on the rocks.
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10/06/2006 10:32:26 PM
I remember one a lot like this in another challenge. It is an amazing shot, I love the tonal range of the blues, in contrast with the yellow sky. It is soft where it should be soft and sharp where it should be sharp, and overall just a great capture. 10
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10/06/2006 04:21:52 PM
Great colors especially in the water, I like the softness of the water against the rocks.
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10/05/2006 06:38:01 PM
Attractive colouring, pleasing composition, although you might like to try cropping a little more off the bottom.
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10/05/2006 03:51:05 PM
Very good and sharp image with lovely warm colours.
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10/04/2006 11:24:33 PM
Beautiful colors, amazing shot
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10/04/2006 08:30:24 AM
Breathtaking!!!!

Beautiful colors, setting, timing......VERY nice!
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10/03/2006 04:03:01 PM
This is interesting. I get something of a processed feel from it, but there's no escaping the great colour and ruggedness to it.
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10/03/2006 01:36:42 PM
I love the rich colors in this photo. Beautiful and ethereal.
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10/03/2006 12:15:44 PM
Ohmygoodness! How dramatic and beautiful! Oh how I would love to get this effect on my water photos. I need to keep trying because this just blows me away!
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10/03/2006 10:37:49 AM
Etherial. Colours are lovely and the texture of the rocks is well detailed in your photo. 9.
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10/03/2006 08:01:44 AM
This is my favorite seascape submitted in this challenge. The color of the sky is flawless and accents the water perfectly. I vote a perfect 10!
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10/03/2006 05:08:18 AM
great work! the colours of the water, the green on hill and the sky go so well together!
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10/02/2006 09:11:33 PM
I am jealous of where all you people live that you get these shots! This one is amazing!
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10/02/2006 07:37:06 AM
this should do extremely well...love the colours and the movement in the water...superb and stunning ... has to be a 10 from me
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10/01/2006 11:47:24 PM
Great color and the detail is stunning. Winner.
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10/01/2006 04:45:16 PM
beautiful. More sundown lighting could of been available. Maybe if you took the photo 10 minutes earlier or so, but the rocks are too dark and sun lighting would of helped since the rocks are the main subject.
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10/01/2006 04:13:20 PM
very nice 8
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10/01/2006 07:42:13 AM
Power image with wow...
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10/01/2006 04:19:56 AM
Wow right out of a fantasy dream. I expect something to rise out of the water.
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10/01/2006 04:16:22 AM
always a popular subject, and you've done well with it.
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10/01/2006 01:31:26 AM
An easy favorite. Love the saturated colors. 10
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10/01/2006 12:44:57 AM
Brilliant! The tones are so vivid and rich. It almost bring me to tears. WOW - just beautiful. 10
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10/01/2006 12:33:22 AM
Stunning.....
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10/01/2006 12:30:48 AM
AH, such lovely colors!
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