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A Cold, Lonely Goodbye
A Cold, Lonely Goodbye
bassbone


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Image Grain II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Ocean Beach, New London, CT
Date: Mar 7, 2007
Aperture: F22
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/1000s
Galleries: Emotive, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 7, 2007

Opened Raw image in CS2
Adjusted curves, sharpness, luminicity, desaturated
Saved as JPEG
Opened in Elements 3.0
Cropped - rotated to make horizon level
Adjusted levels
USM 25,50,0
Removed 1 lens dust spot in upper right corner of image
Saved for web
Opened JPEG
USM
Adjusted Contrast/ Brightness
Added gaussian noise at ~4% in monochrome
Saved for web

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 399
Avg (all users): 6.7049
Avg (commenters): 8.3077
Avg (participants): 6.5900
Avg (non-participants): 6.8434
Views since voting: 3650
Views during voting: 301
Votes: 183
Comments: 34
Favorites: 22 (view)


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08/17/2010 01:45:38 PM
What a great shot. Love the grain and the composition.
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08/13/2010 07:50:11 PM
This image evokes in me you leaving the site. We are the lone figure watching you sail away....
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08/13/2010 07:25:47 PM
I've had fun poking around your portfolio, and just spotted this one. I actually remember it from the challenge, and it grabbed me back then, too. Into my favorites it goes, and I just corrected the oversight of you not being on list of fave photographers. :)

This is a very powerful story, and the image grain adds hugely to it. Congrats again!
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06/22/2009 05:32:00 PM
Fantastic!
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01/25/2009 04:49:34 PM
Not sure if the grain really adds to this or not - but I love the starkness of this image. Really good.
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01/25/2009 04:28:09 PM
Amazing shot and wow look at the placement. So much interest in the photo. Simple yet still little touches that really pull the frame together.
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12/21/2007 10:33:22 AM
well done. great DOF. perfect in b/w. love the footprints captured in the sand.
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11/18/2007 10:54:14 PM
I gave this a 7 and never got a chance to come back and bump it or give it a comment. Zeuszen said it all, except it never even occurred to me that anything was offbalance with this shot.
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10/27/2007 10:02:05 PM
How did I miss this? I can hardly stand it I like it so much.
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09/18/2007 06:55:54 PM
Quality.
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09/14/2007 11:44:17 AM
Love, Love, Love this one! so moody.
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06/05/2007 11:24:11 AM
Wow, this is a great shot and the PP is dead on. Fantastic.
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06/03/2007 05:54:59 PM
wow, the imagine grain really works here! Awesome job! Congrats on the 5th place
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05/07/2007 10:37:27 PM
Don't know why I've just seen this for the first time but I'll say that this is my favorite image in this challenge. It's one of the few where the grain adds so much to an already wonderful capture.
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04/11/2007 07:01:09 AM
Very Nice Shot. One of my personal faves from the challenge
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04/06/2007 11:29:39 AM
One of my favorites in the challenge. I like it even more the second time around.
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04/06/2007 10:55:57 AM
Wow, how did I miss this! And it was an honorable mention in one of my favorite challenges. This is AWESOME! The use of grain enhances this so much -- and the emotional mood of it is just beautiful!

I LOVE this photo.

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03/21/2007 02:32:23 AM
top-notch. one of my faves in the challenge.
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03/21/2007 01:48:36 AM
congratulations peter on an awesome photograph and an excellent place in the challenge ..
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/20/2007 11:07:30 AM
I love the high contrast to this image. One of my favorites in the challenge.
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03/18/2007 11:40:55 PM
A great "classic" image. - 9
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03/18/2007 01:28:14 PM
Very emotive - good use of grain, twice.
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03/18/2007 06:07:28 AM
Maybe a small complaint, bit I think it's a pity about the extra sets of footprints in the sand. It'd be that much better if there was only the one set, like the guy had walked somewhere secluded to watch the ship disappearing. 8.
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03/17/2007 08:27:23 PM
Cool composition.
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03/17/2007 02:29:00 PM
Considering how unconventionally high the horizon, with the bold silhouetted figure also placed in the upper half of the image, the rocks interfere with a phenomenal potential of a simple and powerful composition, which would be perfectly balanced without it.

The ferry, while compositionally redundant, makes for a fine metaphor as appears in the same pure white as the sand grounding the man, whose foot prints lead to anyone looking. The same can be said about the horizon intersecting with the subject's head: it actually aids the metaphor.

A wonderful image, really, full of sweet ache and tension, spanning several miles and then some: an easy favourite.
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03/16/2007 10:52:59 PM
Utterly fabulous. Tells a whole story. One of my ribbon picks.
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03/15/2007 06:47:27 PM
One of the best, great use of grain... t.i. the grain suits the picture perfectly :ol)
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03/15/2007 04:50:34 PM
great composition
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03/15/2007 02:42:57 PM
nice composition
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03/14/2007 05:37:38 PM
Nice and very appropriate for this challenge. The foot steps & the lonely figure really are moving. Ten
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03/14/2007 12:35:12 PM
i like the composition a lot, the grain goes really well with the mood of this pic, may be a bit over sharpened tho.
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03/14/2007 09:44:11 AM
Wow! Just Wow! A single set of footprints would be even better, but still, Wow! My favourite entry so far!
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03/14/2007 09:37:30 AM
nice 7
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03/14/2007 08:55:27 AM
ah you again
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