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The Gift
The Gift
Dudski


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Nikon
Location: roatan, honduras
Date: Mar 31, 2007
Aperture: 13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2500
Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2007

Alright.. it´s finally time to write a little bit about this one! So after spending a week in the jungle of north-east Honduras, I return to find out that I placed 5th in the Free Study! AWESOME!!! Thanks to everyone who commented!!

So the shot is taken on the beautiful Carribean beach of West Bay, located on the island of Roatan in Honduras. I had been trying to get one of those ¨holding the sun¨ pictures for a while now, having tried unsuccessfully with my girlfriend not too long ago - and so when I discovered the beautiful sunsets at West Bay, as well as the unobstructed ¨dock¨, I knew I was holding a gem. Thanks to Pat and Gabriella for chillin´ out on those posts while I snapped away!

Unfortunately, I had snapped this pic before the ¨contre-jour¨ challenge was announced. And then Gabby left.. but.. there is still hope for me...

P.S - Taking these types of pictures is NOT fun for the eyes

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 561
Avg (all users): 7.0112
Avg (commenters): 8.6786
Avg (participants): 7.0522
Avg (non-participants): 6.8864
Views since voting: 8146
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 178
Comments: 41
Favorites: 18 (view)


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04/09/2007 02:15:37 PM
CONGRATS on your 5th palce! this shot is Amazing
i'm almost positive your next shot will ribbon :)
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04/09/2007 09:30:45 AM
Nice shot but I think it's pretty weak to enter essentially the same shot twice in the same week.
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04/08/2007 03:21:10 PM
My fav of the challenge....no ribbon?! Ya gotta be kidding me!
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04/08/2007 02:14:47 PM
Congrats !!! I thought for sure this would score in the top 3.. It's certainly my favorite of the challenge..
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04/08/2007 05:19:58 AM
Damn! Good work man

I hope that the other entry riboons!
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04/08/2007 03:47:39 AM
Congrats on your 5th placement, it's well deserved.
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04/08/2007 01:42:59 AM
Dude!
You kick ass!
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04/08/2007 01:38:10 AM
That's a fantastic shot. Love the silhouette and the tender touch. Congrats on top 5 and your new personal best!
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04/08/2007 12:22:43 AM
Wow!!! What an amazing photo to achieve a personal best with. I wonder what the story is behind this photo if there is one. It looks like there is. It is really great! Congratulations on your first honorablel mention too!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2007 09:09:18 PM
A top pick. Unique, original and fun. 10
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04/07/2007 01:41:50 PM
I am sure I have just seen it somewhere....strange:)
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04/06/2007 09:24:18 PM
this is really excellent - i wouldn't be surprised if you top 10
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04/06/2007 06:47:53 PM
pretty corny title. nice sunset. 6.
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04/06/2007 03:27:33 PM
Very good image,
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04/06/2007 03:08:16 PM
what a Discovery
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04/06/2007 05:50:03 AM
WOW!... this will sure be a ribbon... congrats...
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04/05/2007 10:27:47 AM
haha this is really cool, great idea...10 and a fav!
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04/04/2007 10:13:14 PM
Cool concept but the posing could be better. The colors are nice.
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04/04/2007 09:11:53 AM
Love it
Good luck for the challenge
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04/04/2007 07:45:24 AM
Brilliant. This would win the contre jour challenge easy. I guess it was taken before that challenge.
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04/04/2007 12:18:00 AM
Great idea! 10 from me.
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04/03/2007 03:15:15 PM
excellent!
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04/03/2007 02:47:34 PM
Very nice shot, I like the light in the hands.
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04/03/2007 02:25:12 PM
Impressive!
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04/03/2007 01:12:35 PM
Nice photo, would have made a great contre-jour challenge entry as well.
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04/03/2007 10:46:47 AM
perfect, a ribbon to you
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04/03/2007 02:59:40 AM
I really enjoy this photograph. I vote a 10.
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04/02/2007 12:40:58 PM
Another Karate Kid sequel.... haha
Nice piece of work, like the compostion
Trying to think of improvments, perhaps an obviously older male would have implied more of a "Gift from the Gods".
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04/02/2007 12:38:56 PM
Wow, beautiful! Perfect capture. It would have done well in Contre Jour...
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04/02/2007 10:59:49 AM
great composition, great colors, great lighting, great shot! also a great idea for contre-jour!
Could be one of the best here! Good luck!
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04/02/2007 07:03:16 AM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning. It's day two now and I'm running late, sorry.

Just a wee bit contrived? 5
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04/02/2007 01:39:29 AM
great image, this is refreshing amongst others.
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04/02/2007 12:32:03 AM
SuperCool
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04/01/2007 11:01:00 PM
Great contre jour. That's a really artful image. Lovely.
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04/01/2007 06:01:17 PM
Cool concept.
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04/01/2007 03:26:10 PM
omg !!!!!!!!!!!! I love this so much.. I'm jealous.. I want this to be my entry.. :-).. This is such a 10 I can't believe it... it's a 100.. I can't wait to see who's taken this so I can look at all your other pictures. Unbelievable use of light. So creative. Genius !! ok, I'll stop now.. Superb !!
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04/01/2007 03:10:25 PM
this is a great concept, would make a nice print.
9, good luck
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04/01/2007 11:05:22 AM
Outstanding...10
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04/01/2007 03:07:20 AM
Fantastic!!!
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04/01/2007 02:38:50 AM
beautiful
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04/01/2007 02:18:58 AM
Wonderful photo :)
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