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Carved by Sea
Carved by Sea

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Challenge: Sea (not land) (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Mooloolabah
Date: Jun 28, 2007
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400s
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2007

I had a short trip to the beach this week. It was a lovely surprise to log in on my first day there to see the new challenge topic "Sea"!

With the whole family having colds for the whole trip, I didn't get a lot of photography time, but managed to get a half-decent postcard shot of the coastal rocks, so that will be it for this week.

I originally planned a more panoramic crop, but the panorama made it too small to be useful, so I went with a more standard aspect shot. The border was also a tough decision, as it takes away from the image size, but I felt it was needed to define the crispness of the shot.

The dark top right of the image is from a polarising filter. This was my first real outing with the polarising filter on this lens, and I've learned to be more careful with a PL filter on wide angle shots. While it's nice for the water colours, it can really do horrible things to the sky.

Last minute update for a more sharpened version. I prefer the colours in the non-sharpened version, but it wasn't as crisp. Hopefully this light USM is a good compromise.

Place: 32 out of 121
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Views since voting: 823
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Votes: 220
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/08/2007 07:57:50 PM
All right that moves left. The cloud pattern almost match the waves.
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07/08/2007 04:13:57 PM
sky seems overprocessed here
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07/07/2007 04:20:10 PM
would be much better if you sharpened it a tad more. 8
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07/06/2007 09:18:14 AM
great shot
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07/06/2007 09:02:19 AM
very cool, Wish I could be there
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07/05/2007 09:20:03 PM
Those rocks are cool looking. Nice photo.
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07/05/2007 07:05:26 PM
Very beautiful. 9
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07/05/2007 09:04:22 AM
Beautiful place. Is this Mooloolaba?
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07/05/2007 03:50:26 AM
BEAUTIFUL! This is great, I love the texture, the composition, the colors, the lighting, you really nailed this one. Well done! 9
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07/04/2007 08:59:28 PM
amazing detail on the rocks!
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07/04/2007 04:07:34 PM
too much land - not enuf SEA
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07/04/2007 12:52:13 PM
Perfect focus. Nicely composed.
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07/04/2007 11:51:16 AM
Too much land
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