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Vapor Trail
Vapor Trail

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Challenge: On the Edge (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2100UZ
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Date: Dec 19, 2003
Aperture: 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320th
Galleries: Sports, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 19, 2003


Place: 94 out of 164
Avg (all users): 5.1244
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 5.0282
Avg (non-participants): 5.1803
Views since voting: 773
Votes: 193
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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01/06/2004 11:34:38 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi! I like the idea behind this shot and I think I understand where the "edge" part is coming in on a couple of different levels, the edge of the water, the edge of the board, the edge of danger and it almost looks like on the edge of a storm!

The color of the water threw me off at first when I voted on this originally, guess I'm thinking all water should be blue but if nothing else we must think outside the norms on a lot of our shots. While the horizon looks very hazy indicating it might have been an overcast the day the light on the wind board and reflection of the water to the right makes me think the sun was peeking through at some point.

If you were going for the rule of thirds on this shot the board could be a little more to the right and maybe a slightly tighter crop on the bottom, bringing the board more into focus and better utilizing the negative space of water and sky around it. If you decide to recrop this shot I would love to see the new version. It's a wonderful overall shot and with a slight tweak to the brightness (just a touch) and the recropping I think this would make a fantastic shot.

Good Luck In Future Challenges!

DNeufer@stny.rr.com if you have any questions or want to discuss this further!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/30/2003 11:15:57 AM
What a nuance of color!!! All the compliments!
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12/28/2003 03:45:31 PM
I miss my days of board sailing! Love the shot! 0
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12/28/2003 05:26:04 AM
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12/27/2003 08:29:20 PM
Should have brought the subject over to the right third line.
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12/24/2003 12:11:41 PM
Could be sharper and windsurfer less central.
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