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How Hard Can it Be!!!
How Hard Can it Be!!!

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Challenge: Famous Last Words (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical IF for Canon
Location: Newport Beach, California
Date: Nov 24, 2006
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/2000
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2006

Skim Boarding is not easy! I was shooting these handheld while standing knee deep in the water. My goal that day was just to get some good surfing shots of my friend to put on his myspace :) but when he then decided to give skim boarding a try and I was able to capture and freeze some disaster shots...it was fun. As for post, I tried to make sure black was black and then began messing with different saturations and hues. The water in Newport Beach is not blue in the winter, in fact it is a brownish/gray if that makes sense...so I exaggerated the blue water quite a bit and then adjusted the hues to cool down the pic as well. Without the bluish filter effect, the pic appears washed out. I have had my DSLR for under 6 months and photoshop for the same amount of time so definitely learning...please bring on the constructive criticism.

Place: 65 out of 112
Avg (all users): 5.6599
Avg (commenters): 5.2308
Avg (participants): 5.3793
Avg (non-participants): 5.7288
Views since voting: 612
Views during voting: 434
Votes: 294
Comments: 13
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/05/2006 03:18:50 PM
12/03/2006 06:59:31 PM
good shot, might be a little over-saturated though
12/02/2006 12:47:49 PM
The blue seems a bit unreal. Possibly oversaturated.
12/01/2006 11:26:19 AM
The blue is a bit too much, but good idea.
12/01/2006 12:28:45 AM
I like how you caught the surfer in the upper right. the cast feels a bit too blue to me
11/30/2006 11:01:04 PM
Seems a bit oversaturated to me.
11/30/2006 10:59:34 PM
Great action and color
11/29/2006 10:19:58 PM
great capture
11/29/2006 10:09:47 PM
too blue
11/29/2006 04:31:01 PM
Meets the challenge very well. Great timing. Shame about the jpeg artefacts, especially around the splashes and above the head. At some point, this picture has been saved at too low quality.
11/29/2006 02:09:22 PM
very blue
11/29/2006 02:06:12 PM
to blue for me
11/29/2006 04:19:46 AM
really hard!
I love surfing but it is sooo hard
living in bangkok dont help

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