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Waves
MCCullen


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Challenge: Triptych II (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Newport RI
Date: Apr 29, 2007
Aperture: 4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2007

One wave hitting the sea wall and took a quick 3 shot burst of the wave as it hits and grows and falls.

Statistics
Place: 103 out of 244
Avg (all users): 5.8813
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.6915
Avg (non-participants): 6.0240
Views since voting: 567
Views during voting: 345
Votes: 219
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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05/07/2007 12:13:34 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Strong points: A very good idea, telling the story of getting closer to a wave, how it hits the wall, grows, and falls over it. The wave itself is great, as is the sky. I also like the light reflected on the retaining wall, very beautiful.

Possible weaknesses: The presentation doesn't get the story across well enough. The light in the pictures changes. The third picture (bottom) looks softish.

Technicals: You say you took 3 images in burst mode. I'm assuming the "getting closer" is achieved with cropping then. It is hard to make good images in this situation, I think. The light in the sky, even though it is evening (or early morning?), is quite powerful compared to the light on the face of the wave. The images "look" like they have different light. It must be because of the crop.

I wonder if you could have maybe processed each individual image so that the light would look the same, possibly getting a bit more definition on the water itself (curves, shadow/highligh, I might even try tone-mapping here).

Presentation: The 3 images stacked without any divisions or borders between/around them make for a clean, but somewhat bland presentation. The vertical arrangement might be difficult to read - we are used to move eyes more in a horizontal fashion for stories. If would be impossible to put 3 wide images next to each other here, but you could try putting 3 slices next to each other, and see what happens.

Overall: A beautiful series of pictures, and a good score to show for it. I personally think that any of the 3, especially the top 2, might make a pretty good picture all by themselves.

I hope this helps. If I can be of further help, please contact me.

~Ursula
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/06/2007 04:20:11 PM
Great idea! However I think that the three frames are too similar. If you had differently shaped waves this would be very powerful!
TC
05/06/2007 01:22:00 PM
Intense shot, Well done
05/04/2007 08:37:27 PM
i dont understand where this is, or what this is... i assume its the ocean coming in over a breaker wall? the colors are nice..
05/03/2007 04:45:30 PM
awesome 10!
05/01/2007 12:43:05 AM
Great set - Nice light
04/30/2007 08:26:13 PM
A beautiful collection and quite an eyefull.
04/30/2007 08:17:45 PM
Beautiful
04/30/2007 06:16:31 PM
Beautiful photos and a nice orderly progression. Well done.
04/30/2007 04:58:18 PM
with a better frame this would of been great. side to side layout would of been preferable. 7
04/30/2007 03:59:44 AM
Would have been nice to see these larger. A tighter crop (from the top) on each would give you more width to work with.
04/30/2007 01:26:16 AM
wow! powerful and dramatic! sky looks lovely...8
04/30/2007 12:03:06 AM
Great waves, it feels a little like it's falling backwards towards the left of the photograph.


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