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Challenge: Sea (not land) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A530
Location: Daytona Beach
Date: Jun 28, 2007
Aperture: 5.5
ISO: Auto
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Animals, Water
Date Uploaded: Jun 28, 2007

There's the fin. Who will it attack? I took this because I thought it would be really cool.

Place: 120 out of 121
Avg (all users): 3.7991
Avg (commenters): 2.7917
Avg (participants): 3.2500
Avg (non-participants): 3.9371
Views since voting: 714
Views during voting: 405
Votes: 219
Comments: 26
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/10/2007 10:13:39 PM
Very Funny!!
07/10/2007 04:44:52 PM
I think the ocean is draining to the right. Seascapes really show when you're not level. Try leveling in PP. The shark is very small, and without the title I would have never guessed it was there. However zooming or cropping would should a flat sea with a fin sticking out. I don't know if it would improve it any.
07/10/2007 01:19:15 AM
I'm sure you will get many folks who will tell you that in a shot like this it will improve on the image to have the horizon straight. This is just a simple rotate in any editing program. Is that really a shark or a dolphin?
07/09/2007 02:44:10 AM
whoa, way crooked horizon. I am afraid the shark is going to slide off my screen and onto my desk. Overall not much to look at. sorry...3.
07/09/2007 01:24:56 AM
Colors are flat...horizon isn't level (and doesn't look intentionally canted)...could have used more contrast and color bump!
07/08/2007 04:42:39 PM
I'm sure you've already heard about your crooked horizon...there's nothing here to draw me in, the title sounded exciting, and if you say so, ok, but I don't see a shark... is that black spot a fin? hard to tell really.
07/07/2007 03:35:39 AM
Uneven horizon... very distracting. Subject is too small to identify or appreciate.
07/06/2007 09:04:08 AM
Nothing in particular that catches my eye, I know there's a shark way far, but i wouldn't have guessed if it wasn't in the title.
07/05/2007 10:29:18 PM
A little blown out and I don't get the title.
07/05/2007 07:57:31 PM
Straighten the horizon
07/05/2007 07:11:40 PM
I don't really see a shark and the horizon is a bit crooked.
07/05/2007 04:04:46 PM
The wave doesn't have enough texture or pattern to carry this photo...a more defining subject could give this more interest and help balance the composition.
07/05/2007 12:40:19 PM
i can't much, and the picture is squish. i bet that was cool moment tho!
07/05/2007 12:06:36 PM
Where? You mean that tiny black spot in the centre? Ok, I'll take your word for it. Your shark is swimming downstream - straightening the horizon will slow him down a bit before he gets to the bathers and it'll even make your picture look better. It's also lacking in tonal range, saturation and contrast - you can tweak all of those in post processing.
07/05/2007 10:20:07 AM
Sorry about the crooked horizon comment, but I can't give it a good score when it's as crooked as it is.
07/05/2007 09:05:40 AM
Horizon needs straightening
07/04/2007 09:36:37 PM
Shark? IS this the where's waldo challenge? :)
07/04/2007 02:53:16 PM
Shame the horizon isn't straight.
07/04/2007 11:23:39 AM
Do you mean that dot centre shot? Shots like these have caused me to buy bigger and better cameras over the years! It's so frustrating when you can clearly see something but the camera optics refuse to do it justice.

I usually ended up reverting to the Mk1 Eyeball and just telling everyone about it.

I might have improved the shot if the horizon were level - sharks can't swim uphill!:)
07/04/2007 10:49:01 AM
it would have been nicer if the horizon was straight.
07/04/2007 09:34:57 AM
Rule nr.1 in ocean horizont is the have them horizontal. I learned it this way to be getting loads of comments from DPC users.
07/04/2007 09:24:39 AM
It's a bit squint, and the colours aren't too nice. Sorry!
07/04/2007 04:43:17 AM
this looks like a snap shot
07/04/2007 02:28:27 AM
Straighten that horizon!
07/04/2007 02:25:19 AM
As much as I'm sure it was dramatic to see, it doesn't really translate into this image.
07/04/2007 12:58:03 AM
You needed to get in focus, to straighten your horizon and, perhaps, get a better zoom on the shark.

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