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Challenge: Free Study 2007-04 (Expert Editing*)
Collection: 2007 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Laguna Beach, California
Date: Apr 25, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 26, 2007

Near where I was born, Laguna Beach, one of the most beautiful places in California. Went on vacation in April, to Las Vegas, and drove out to California.

Image is processed from 3 images. HDR image.


Shot with 3 different exposures.
1/500, 1/2000, 1/4000
In Raw
Sharpened, Increased color saturation
Merged together in Photomatix & Tonemapped
Created Jpg.
Curves, Hue Saturation, Slight Crop, Resized, Sharpened and Saved for Web.

Place: 267 out of 573
Avg (all users): 5.7500
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.7094
Avg (non-participants): 5.8511
Views since voting: 782
Views during voting: 216
Votes: 164
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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05/09/2007 01:14:55 PM
Greetings from the Critique club. First off you met the challenge well because its a free study.

Things I like about the photo I love the bright colors and the contrast and saturation seem just about right. I'm not so sure about the composition. I dont like the railing in the foreground. I would have def cropped or moved up so as to not have that in the frame. I also might have moved left or right so that the trees arent dead center of the frame. I'd have preferred them off to the left or right of the frame. Overall a pretty decent score from a nice shot. Good luck in future challenges.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2007 02:33:45 AM
crop out the railing and you might have a better shot.. I love the floral foreground, nice blue sea.. lovely.
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05/03/2007 02:36:13 PM
Mmmmm, I'm dreaming!!
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05/02/2007 08:00:12 PM
Great contrasting tones and colors.
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05/02/2007 09:10:18 AM
Great bright colors.....makes you want to visit.
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05/02/2007 02:48:13 AM
Well composed with the foreground and then the curve of the bay leading the eye around the picture. The light does seem very harsh, and I suspect you may have produced a stronger photo earlier or later in the day.
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05/01/2007 03:44:29 PM
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