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Sunrise Surf
Sunrise Surf

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 ED-IF
Location: Sydney
Date: Nov 15, 2007
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2007

Taken at Clovelly, Sydney. I adjusted levels separately for the sky and the FG of the one exposure JPG shot and combined using mask layers, I didn't use a filter but I used a polariser. I applied some clarify tool (level 1 or 2) of PSP. No cropping done. Hand held, tilted the horizon in PSP. Also used Neat image. I applied high pass sharpen on duplicate layer with adjusted opacity after some initial USM. When I saw the stopped motion challenge I thought this would be perfect for it but I'd taken this 1 day before it started so I couldn't post it for that challenge. I thought of dodging the right side of the sea to lighten it a little but decided against it cos I thought I'd stuff it.

Place: 24 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.6879
Avg (commenters): 8.5556
Avg (participants): 6.6486
Avg (non-participants): 6.7826
Views since voting: 2284
Views during voting: 263
Votes: 157
Comments: 12
Favorites: 3 (view)

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12/08/2007 03:58:16 PM
12/08/2007 01:04:56 AM
Thank you for not dodging - damn fine shot at is stands. Very lovely capture!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 09:25:53 PM
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12/06/2007 09:09:51 PM
Very nice stop-motion on the wave, and nice colors. I don't think I'd like it nearly as well if the sea were blue.
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12/05/2007 09:08:07 PM
great capture
way to catch the water high in the air
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12/03/2007 11:30:55 AM
Great seascape!
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12/03/2007 04:30:50 AM
I like the shutter speed used to capture the ocean break. I think the clouds lost a little too much detail from neat image. Maybe try duplicating the image and applying the NI to the top layer and using a mask so you can selectively have the NI work on the parts that need it the most. 8
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12/02/2007 06:47:15 AM
Very nice black and white with color. I love how the water is indeed nearly black.
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12/01/2007 01:23:51 PM
Great work Congrats
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12/01/2007 05:43:45 AM
I think you've slightly over-blurred the background clouds. They contrast nicely with the waves (which are very, very sharp) but I want to see just a little more cloud detail.
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12/01/2007 03:08:46 AM
nice as a high contrast image...perfect splash
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12/01/2007 01:12:24 AM
Wow, that's gorgfeous!!! Great capture, timing, processing.....8
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