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Sea Storm Rising
Sea Storm Rising
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Challenge: Landscape III (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Malibu, California
Date: Apr 14, 2007
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 14, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 11 out of 308
Avg (all users): 6.8843
Avg (commenters): 8.2917
Avg (participants): 6.9111
Avg (non-participants): 6.8708
Views since voting: 4111
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 268
Comments: 36
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/15/2008 02:05:38 AM
Beautiful shot! The tones are excellent throughout! This is El Matador State Beach if I'm not mistaken, with Point Dume/Zuma off in the distance. One of the most scenic beaches in So California. Nice work capturing the beauty of it.
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08/07/2007 01:58:16 AM
WOW! No wonder this is your personal best! The light is fantastic
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07/28/2007 10:04:29 AM
Beautiful! Makes me wish I was there!
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04/25/2007 12:38:14 PM
This one continues to take my breath away! I was thinking it might ribbon! Congratulations on such a strong finish in such an amazing challenge!
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04/25/2007 01:50:06 AM
Congratulations on a great shot and your new PB.
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04/25/2007 12:45:55 AM
Great strong finish, congratulations.
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04/25/2007 12:34:48 AM
Congratulations on your new PB!! :) And just shy of the top 10 too. Love this shot. Very well deserved score and placement.
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04/25/2007 12:14:14 AM
Congrats to the "anti troll" horse lover, I particularly enjoy the story telling instead of just a static shot.
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04/25/2007 12:09:13 AM
Congrats on a new PB with a beautiful shot! And thanks for showing us more of Malibu than girls in bikinis. :-)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/24/2007 11:37:34 PM
i like the bird poop rock
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04/24/2007 11:02:46 PM
nice compostion
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04/24/2007 08:50:39 PM
very nice photo. I'm not sure if the birds on the rock and their white shit was good to have in this shot or not. I find my eye going to it first and then to the beautiful waves and seascape. 8
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04/24/2007 03:18:08 PM
Nice
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04/24/2007 02:08:10 PM
Very nice, one of the better shots in the challenge, got an 8 from me.
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04/24/2007 12:14:30 PM
Great colour in the water and rocks. Excellent capture of the waves and birds. Very good composition.
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04/23/2007 08:07:18 PM
very nice capture, i like the colours.
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04/23/2007 12:13:00 AM
Love the blues in this one.....
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04/22/2007 09:06:00 PM
goodgoodgood
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04/22/2007 01:18:18 PM
The birds (loons?) really make this shot. Terrific location and capture. Well done (not overprocessed either)! 10
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04/22/2007 01:15:49 PM
This is gorgeous! Not "over" blued as some get. Love the textures here.
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04/21/2007 05:50:53 PM
Well done! Nice colors and sharpness, interesting place. The only problem I see here is some kind of hollow by the big rock on the left, on and above of the horizon line. (7)
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04/21/2007 05:28:59 PM
Wow... very picturesque and pleasant.
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04/21/2007 10:38:38 AM
I think this is a very good shot. Although, I can't decide if the "cliff" on the left is distracting.
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04/21/2007 09:09:05 AM
Awesome photo, I love shots like these.
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04/20/2007 09:53:54 PM
Beautiful shot! 10
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04/20/2007 07:29:29 PM
A great shot I can almost smell the ocean aie and hear the bird calls. 10
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04/20/2007 01:50:30 PM
Hello Mae, This is a beautiful capture of the Matador! I never grow tired of it. This is one of my favorite shots in the challenge.

:) High marks from me.
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04/19/2007 07:08:05 PM
This is a nice seascape, not sure about it being a landscape.. but its beautiful none the less.
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04/19/2007 05:39:56 PM
clear shot
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04/19/2007 02:49:22 PM
The water is so luminous, really catches the eye. Overall a very beautiful and calming scene. Great job!
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04/19/2007 02:25:53 PM
Love the birds, both in the air and on the rock. Lovely clarity and color on the rocks and the water.
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04/19/2007 12:43:51 PM
Positives:
Color, content, technical quality are all strong in this composition. It has a pre-storm tranquility to it that is emotionally attractive. You captured the flight of birds in a visually appealing orientation.

Technicals:
Very high technical quality. Lighting and exposure are just right and the horizon is level. Very nicely composed. Colors, particularly the browns and blues, are strong but not overdone. The clouds are prominent and dramatic. The detail in the rocks is very well captured. Sharpness is just right and there is NO digital artifacting. Composition is strong with the big rock with sitting birds on the left balanced against the breakers and dark ominous clouds on the right. Lighting and shadows on the rocks are particularly appealing. There is a black patch on the far left just below and to the right of the birds that looks strange. The shadowing on the rocks is generally god but there are a couple rocks, particularly those just below and behind the big rock with the birds where there might need to be more detail. But other than those minor issues there is little that can be faulted about this image.

The Challenge:
This seascape fits the challenge very well. Seascapes traditionally do very well at DPC because they add plenty of visual interest. The detail of the birds in flight adds greatly to voter appeal. The strength of the scene and the technical quality of the image will affect this image's score more than anything else.

Suggestions:
Perhaps do something about bringing out amore detail in the black patch to the right of the sitting birds and on some places in the rocks.

Nice... nice... nice!
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04/19/2007 12:16:20 PM
Very Nice
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04/18/2007 08:43:55 PM
beautiful work and there's a lot happening in this image which keeps me interested. good luck.
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04/18/2007 01:28:02 PM
nicely processed. I do like the texture the clouds add. I used to do more compressed landscape, but my taste has drifted the other direction. Composition is nice. 7
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04/18/2007 12:35:39 PM
This is so stunning. I love the birds on the rock on the left. The dynamic range is beautiful!
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