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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DS
Lens: Sigma 18-125mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax
Location: Noosa
Date: Apr 23, 2007
Aperture: 22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 6 seconds
Date Uploaded: Apr 23, 2007

The light was fading fast so I pretty much ran from the car to the beach to set up. Of course I'd got about halfway there when it started to rain, so I had to sprint back, grab an umbrella and then treck over a bunch of newly slippery rocks to get to this spot.

In the course of this little process I came very close to discovering the hard way that it's not all that easy to take a photo while standing on wet rocks, holding an umbrella and trying to ensure that the rapidly rising tide doesn't knock your rickety tripod over. As for the photo itself, the light was really pretty, but there was a pretty significant difference between the foreground and sky, so it was difficult to get the exposure right. Hence this is a composite of two (would have liked the sky to be a bit less blown out in parts, but I wasn't taking pictures with dpchallenge expert editing in mind).

4th! That's considerably better than I expected when I submitted, so I'm particularly happy.

A few alternates

Place: 4 out of 573
Avg (all users): 7.1694
Avg (commenters): 8.2222
Avg (participants): 7.1318
Avg (non-participants): 7.2593
Views since voting: 3671
Views during voting: 292
Votes: 183
Comments: 15
Favorites: 5 (view)

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06/23/2007 02:22:44 AM
rain at the beach at sunset always creates the most magnificent things.
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05/12/2007 09:45:04 PM
Deeply moving! Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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05/08/2007 11:24:16 AM
All the trouble you went too to get this was obviously worth it. It's a gorgeous image. Congrats on 4th place.
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05/08/2007 07:52:02 AM
Gratz again...great job Anders.
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05/08/2007 04:21:14 AM
good job!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 07:10:40 PM
Nice balance and tone - good foreground and sky interest too. Horizon is a bit skewed but I like it.
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05/07/2007 03:11:54 PM
So very calm and peaceful. I love the rich warm tones that carry over from the sky into the water and then the rocks. Very beautiful and calming.
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05/06/2007 03:39:02 PM
A super photo, pleasingly composed and gorgeous lighting - let down a little by the sloping horizon.
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05/05/2007 05:31:23 AM
nice :o)
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05/04/2007 09:19:32 AM
stunning warm colours...lovely...hope you do well with this 9
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05/04/2007 12:34:48 AM
wonderful color and light
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05/03/2007 10:37:56 PM
Nice soft colors and textures.
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05/01/2007 06:56:37 PM
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05/01/2007 03:42:25 PM
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05/01/2007 10:28:51 AM
Very nice.
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