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Path to the infinite sea...
Path to the infinite sea...
BobsterLobster


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Infinite (Classic Editing)
Camera: Pentax Optio S
Location: Whitby Pier
Date: Oct 27, 2003
Aperture: F2.64
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 2, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 6 out of 104
Avg (all users): 6.8456
Avg (commenters): 8.2105
Avg (participants): 6.5857
Avg (non-participants): 7.1212
Views since voting: 3527
Votes: 136
Comments: 29
Favorites: 12 (view)


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06/19/2007 10:52:52 PM
Way cool.
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09/29/2004 10:19:41 AM
This is another great Bobstertlobster study. I am sorry but I allowed the title to lead me and consequently I find the shot perfect bacause the walkway or pier leads the eye right into the mystic. Great tones and great angle. The cutvature adds that dynamic tension which resolves right at the convergence and blending into the horizon. The pearly sky adds a great backdrop with a subdued luminosity that is easy on the eyes. Very hood and way above average study.
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09/06/2004 09:01:43 AM
Very nice perspective and tone in this photograph.
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11/15/2003 04:09:15 PM
Originally posted by BobsterLobster:

If I made the boards vertical... the horizon would slope... are you sure you would want that?! ;)


Hmmm, didn't think about that. I guess you could have 'fixed' it when taking the shot, but you may not have had quite the same composition. I have a software-controlled grid which I can overlay on the viewfinder when taking shots, and it helps in instances like this.

All in all it is a great shot though, and I do like the darker nearground (which could be added in PS but that would be cheating wouldn't it;)) These 'rules' are a bit too much sometimes, but that's another discussion...
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11/15/2003 02:30:21 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Bobster...

As I indicated in my original comment, this was one of my favorite photos in this challenge. I think, after I had the chance to view them all, this one still stood at the top of my list. I'm a big fan of well done black and white photos, and this one is no exception. The tonal ranges here are superb and the long, slow flowing curve of the walkway just leads me right into the scene. It makes me feel like I'm standing there with you smelling the salt air and hearing the seagulls in the breeze.

The only thing I see here that I would have maybe tried differently would have been to not let the horizon and the walkway converge. I think this could have been achieved by getting down on your knees to make this photo and bringing the camera closer to the walkway surface.

It takes a good eye to catch a scene like this... great work :)
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11/14/2003 05:32:35 PM
I didn't add vignetting... it's probably the soft edges reported as a problem with my Optio S in wide angle. Luckily it doesn't spoil the shot too much! If I made the boards vertical... the horizon would slope... are you sure you would want that?! ;)

Message edited by author 2003-11-14 17:33:11.
11/14/2003 12:59:47 PM
Very nice shot. Did you add the vignetting in the lower part of the shot? It works very well here. The only thing I'd be tempted to change would be to rotate slightly so that the strong lines in the center are vertical.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/09/2003 11:44:49 AM
the best i have seen 10/10
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11/08/2003 09:28:42 PM
Nice work of Black and White... Nice composition!
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11/08/2003 10:48:12 AM
Nice use of depth, though I think the title would fit better if the camera position was higher to incorporate more see.
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11/06/2003 11:07:24 PM
beautiful shot. Love the wooden planks and the lines created 9
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11/05/2003 10:44:40 PM
Excellent job, great tones, cloudy feel of day really adds to shot. good work
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11/05/2003 06:19:08 PM
Marvelous - the lines of the boardwalk curving out to the horizon, those three people toward the end giving us some scale, very nice range of grays. I might crop a bit off the sky...but perhaps that lends to the feeling of infinite. 9
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11/05/2003 10:14:21 AM
it gives me goos-pimples, great!
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11/05/2003 12:05:43 AM
The lines here are beautiful. Excellent tones and lighting.
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11/04/2003 10:28:08 PM
Nice movement, good depth, good use of black and white. I don't like the people in the shot, but its still great.
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11/04/2003 05:21:44 PM
Leading lines are superb in this shot. Wonderful composition. Nice DOF.
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11/04/2003 08:18:39 AM
I really like this one - I would have like to see it in color though. I think the sky blues and wood colors would have mixed well :) This photo does a good job showing infinity - 8
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11/04/2003 01:49:34 AM
beautiful
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11/04/2003 12:03:48 AM
The black and white emphasizes the mood of this picture. Like the curve of the wood.
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11/03/2003 09:20:24 PM
nice border, seemingly infinite fitting well with the horizon. moving you up to a 9.
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11/03/2003 08:20:41 PM
phenomenal black and white.. this is the best image I have seen so far this week... = 10
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11/03/2003 06:24:17 PM
the spaces between the boards add a lot to the shot. they lead you through the picture. very nice shot.
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11/03/2003 02:05:37 PM
hehe, i like it ;)
11/03/2003 11:34:07 AM
might have been better in color
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11/03/2003 10:48:15 AM
Wonderful shot. I'm not sure I can add more then that. I love this. Top three I'm sure. Very good.
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11/03/2003 02:38:17 AM
Beautiful. Everything. 10
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11/03/2003 02:17:41 AM
Lovely feeling of going into the distance, great lighting. What a great spot :)
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11/03/2003 12:43:49 AM
Nice black and white...border works well with this shot too. 7
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