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jjbeguin


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Challenge: Shapes (Advanced Editing I*)
Collection: Outdoors & Landscapes
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F100
Location: Narbonne France
Date: Dec 6, 2003
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 7, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 125
Avg (all users): 7.6345
Avg (commenters): 8.8125
Avg (participants): 7.5595
Avg (non-participants): 7.7377
Views since voting: 8114
Votes: 145
Comments: 59
Favorites: 52 (view)


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11/22/2004 07:18:01 AM
I've been floating about this site as an interested observer for a couple of months now, and I have reached the conclusion that this is the best picture I have seen here.

Brilliant.
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12/17/2003 05:44:34 PM
This very elegant subject that is well represented, however, has the image been cropped to achieve the square format? If this is so, I would have to pass on the photo as I do not approve of cropping as a valid photographic tool. It is great for comercial art, but has little place in capturing the moment in light.
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12/16/2003 10:07:41 PM
beautiful lighting; awesome composition.Great shot.
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12/16/2003 08:03:49 PM
Congrats! Great shot.
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12/15/2003 02:06:33 PM
Hey, JJ, you're back in top form! Congratulations.
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12/15/2003 02:02:08 PM
Congratulations to the artist and craftsman. You are an inspiration!
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12/15/2003 01:41:21 PM
WOOHOO!! My top!!! Félicitation! :-D
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12/15/2003 10:49:53 AM
Simply beautiful JJ, congrats (again)
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12/15/2003 09:34:36 AM
Wow! super texture. Excellent as always, congrats on yet another well deserved blue ribbon.
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12/15/2003 08:41:52 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon and a stunning image
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12/15/2003 05:52:21 AM
Well deserved! Congratulations on first! I absolutely love this!
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12/15/2003 05:40:11 AM
This is amazing! :-) Congrats on your well deserved blue. :-)
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12/15/2003 05:08:23 AM

Thanks to all, this was a real suprise, and a good one! Before the vote I was wondering if this picture was not going to be considered off topic or confusing...as often.
This was taken on the Mediterranean coast after the terrible floods we have had in this region. Water slowly oozing back to the sea.

I have a few new water-related pitures on my profile page.

Message edited by author 2003-12-15 05:31:48.
12/15/2003 04:23:02 AM
Great photo= ribbon number 16.
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12/15/2003 02:41:55 AM
jj-you are the man!!!! WOW! Congratulations!
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12/15/2003 02:41:51 AM
A masterpiece, congratulations! One of my 10's
Could almost guess this one was yours:-)
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12/15/2003 02:04:45 AM
amazing photo - Congratulations
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12/15/2003 12:54:23 AM
you're consistently awesome, jj...congratulations on the great pic and the blue ribbon!
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12/15/2003 12:09:49 AM
Configurations renversantes et intéressantes, JJ ! Félicitations !
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12/15/2003 12:05:33 AM
Wonderful, congrats to you!
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12/15/2003 12:05:01 AM
Congrats JJ, exceptional shot, a well-deserved win!
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12/15/2003 12:04:26 AM
Dude, great shot & congrats!
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12/15/2003 12:03:37 AM
Did not get a chance to vote on Shapes, but this would definitely have been at the top of my list. Once again JJ, excellent shot!
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12/15/2003 12:01:01 AM
Great work and congrats on blue :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/14/2003 11:02:23 PM
Lovely shot. I really like the color and texture. The water adds another dimension to this as well. Very nice capture.
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12/14/2003 10:19:14 PM
A very wonderful photo. 10
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12/14/2003 10:04:50 PM
This is such an excellent shot. IO love the natural shapes created my the ebbing water.
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12/14/2003 09:54:35 PM
gorgeous. the image quality is superb. i wonder what camera this was.
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12/14/2003 08:30:36 PM
This is A Stunning Photograph, I just love it! 10+++++++
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12/14/2003 05:17:07 PM
Fascinating shapes. Great composition. Perfect title.
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12/14/2003 05:15:12 PM
Blue ribbon. Well done!

This is a simply perfect take on the challenge and a beautiful shot. Great lighting, texture and natural forms expertly taken. Flawless composition means I'd hang this one. [10]
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12/14/2003 03:02:19 PM
stunning - a ribbon winner
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12/14/2003 11:31:40 AM
Beautiful image, and good for the challenge. My choice for the blue ribbon. Good luck.
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12/14/2003 10:22:08 AM
I'm glad I came back to this again. The composition is very nice, especially in relation to the light source. I would probably find this shot to be appropriate for shape, form, and texture! Lots of visual interest here, with the repetition of shape and form constantly drawing the eye throughout the shot.
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12/13/2003 11:06:46 PM
Spot on fit for the challenge adn very well executed. One of my favorites for this challenge. I very much like the tones, exposure is spot on, nice comp, what's more to say?
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12/13/2003 03:56:15 PM
Best of the group in my opinion for the subject. I think this one should take first.
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12/13/2003 10:33:48 AM
Great idea 10
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12/10/2003 11:32:11 PM
Great angle. Love the pattern and the texture. My favorite of the challenge.
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12/10/2003 09:17:22 PM
Very nice. Looks to be a duotone maybe. Great capture of natural light and shadows for the many shapes here. 7
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12/10/2003 06:29:10 PM
Great textures, love the glimmer of light on the water. Only nit pic, maybe a tighter crop. Nicely done.
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12/09/2003 11:36:18 PM
i want to walk through it...
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12/09/2003 01:13:35 AM
Fantastic. This may win a ribbon. The "shapes" are great and couldn't fit the challenge any better. Color is very interesting... 9.
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12/08/2003 11:15:14 PM
Beautiful use of sidelighting. Gorgeous image. Great perspective and depth of field. My only negative point is that the sand is a bit pixelated (oversharpened) and also I am not so sure about the greenish tone. Still, very beautiful shot.
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12/08/2003 11:10:05 PM
WOW,WOW,10 from me!
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12/08/2003 10:15:26 PM
Superb 10 Morgan
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12/08/2003 09:55:18 PM
Beautiful shot. I love the texture and shapes
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12/08/2003 06:30:36 PM
This time I've looked through all the photos before I started to vote. Your's stood out on first viewing and it stand out now when I've looked at them all. You've caught the natural shapes of sand so crisply, chosen a great composition which both lets the eye travel into the distance and lets the viewer see what is happening by showing a before and after of sorts. It fulfils the challenge and it is the kind of picture yo;d love to see everyday hanging on your wall. 10
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12/08/2003 04:12:53 PM
Great example of natural shapes. Nice shot.
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12/08/2003 03:56:54 PM
Beautiful! I am not sure that I like the square format though, I've been looking at the pict with the top "cut off", and, at least to my eyes, it's a bit more attractive that way. Bu t just now I looked at it whole, and it was beautiful also. I don't know. Very nice picture.
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12/08/2003 12:32:11 PM
Stunning. Beautiful composition and sharpness combine to really make this pop out at you. I predict a ribbon. 10
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12/08/2003 12:13:01 PM
Don't like the title but the image is great. Absolutely the kind of study of shape and texture that I like (and take myself, though not as well as this). Great diagonal from corner to corner.
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12/08/2003 09:10:41 AM
The shapes are really interesting, the texture stands out strongly, and the low, slanting light brings out both beautifully.
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12/08/2003 09:04:31 AM
I really like this one, the light and shadow are nice and the unusual shape of sands... Well captured!
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12/08/2003 07:17:07 AM
Looks a little too grainy to me (no pun intended :-)) but I think the concept is a good one.
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12/08/2003 04:41:24 AM
Love the contrasting textures and the lighing.
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12/08/2003 04:40:41 AM
Wow factor!!!!! Has to be a ribbon here I think. Spectacular photo, love the light, border is good. 10
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12/08/2003 03:26:25 AM
Fantastic.
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12/08/2003 01:53:25 AM
Gorgeous! Well seen, well caotured! - 8
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12/08/2003 12:17:21 AM
p h e n o m e n a l. =10
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