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Transitions:  Where Water Meets Land
Transitions: Where Water Meets Land

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Challenge: On the Edge (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: The Beaches, Toronto
Date: Dec 21, 2003
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 23, 2003

I see 5 types of transitions here: (1) the calmer water; (2) the ends of the waves; (3) the wet sand illuminated by the sky; (4) the "dry, non-illuminated" area of the sand; (5) and the stony foreground. The bird, surrounded by these transitions, is a nice addition.

Anyone else sees it that way?

Taken on Saturday in The Beaches area of Toronto. It was a relatively pleasant afternoon for a December day. I took a lot of shots along the edges of the water and with so many to choose from, I found it hard to pick one for the challenge. I like this one a lot better than the others so I picked it. I'm satisfied with it.

Shot with 18mm-55mm lens close to its longest focal length. I kept quite a distance to the bird in order not to disturb his enjoyment of the waves coming at him.

Post-processed in Photoshop CS: crop, levels, shadow/highlight, colors adjustments, resized, added border.

Place: 19 out of 164
Avg (all users): 6.2041
Avg (commenters): 8.2857
Avg (participants): 6.2055
Avg (non-participants): 6.2033
Views since voting: 964
Votes: 196
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/29/2003 04:21:27 PM
I like how you caught the gull right at the edge of where the wave makes it's mark. I think that's quite appropriate for this challenge. Definately different than the roof shots I've seen so far. lol. Although I can live with the shot just as it is, I wonder how it would look had it been a slight bit brighter? That's my only possible suggestion here.
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12/28/2003 03:47:04 PM
Nice, I like the approch on the subject :)
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12/27/2003 10:05:25 AM
excellent photo that fits the challenge well
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12/26/2003 10:48:56 AM
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12/24/2003 02:01:40 PM
Top 10~ Congrats, fantastic. Kudos!!!!!!
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12/24/2003 12:29:08 PM
beautiful transition. that gull is kinda living on the edge, isn't he? i envy you for being near an ocean that isn't frozen. i like that you included the rocks...differentiates it from many other ocean shots I've seen. well done. Pedro
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12/24/2003 11:53:52 AM
Nice shot, meets the challenge, is interesting, well taken.
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12/24/2003 12:11:30 AM
excellent photo... very nicely composed.. i can feel the spirit of this shot.. hear the waves and smell the air...
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