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Stormy Coast
Stormy Coast

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Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Date: Mar 23, 2007
Aperture: f6.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 25 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2008

Taken shortly after I moved back to Iceland. 5 Minutes drive from my home to this favorite shooting location.

I long since forgot how I edited it. But I guess it was with alot of curves, contrast and clarify actions. I also belive that I used diffrent white balance for the sky and the sea.

Place: 36 out of 484
Avg (all users): 6.6345
Avg (commenters): 7.9286
Avg (participants): 6.5587
Avg (non-participants): 6.8286
Views since voting: 2014
Views during voting: 429
Votes: 249
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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02/01/2008 11:10:34 AM
by karmat

Stunning land/seascape.

Compositionally, it is very well balanced. The shore "leads" to the city in the background, but is broken up by the rocks in the almost center. This is very effective in adding interest to the shot. Also, I think it works well that there is a lot of foreground to the shot.

Technically, the exposure, focus, etc. work well together to make a great shot. I think the long exposure worked particularly well to give that misty ghosty feeling to the water. The lights in the background give just enough color contrast to work well, and give some "life" to the shot.

Overall, I think you have a great shot, and did fairly well in a competition with a lot of awesome shots.

Good work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 11:16:52 PM
One of my favorite entries. I gave it a well deserved 10. Congratulations!
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01/27/2008 05:18:49 PM
I recognize Reykjavik when I see the troubled city :-) Lightning is awesome and technically perfect. One of the best in the hard competition. 9.
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01/27/2008 03:13:20 PM
This image fascinates me simply because of the strange juxtaposition of the dark, moody, stormy part and then the brightly lit land/city/port area. It's almost like 2 different images. I totally love the look of the foreground, and the storm clouds. Very spooky looking.
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01/26/2008 08:03:56 AM
love shots like the this, the rocks look like they're about to come ashore. 9
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01/25/2008 01:07:12 PM
01/23/2008 03:40:10 AM
Nice exposure.
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01/22/2008 10:59:55 PM
Wonderful effect in this awesome image.....
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01/22/2008 09:55:31 AM
Faery water. It's a nice unreal effect. 6
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01/22/2008 05:41:55 AM
fantastic image
I am sure this is doing well already...9 from me
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01/22/2008 04:47:32 AM
Another version of a highly thrashed idea.It ok IM not voting!
01/21/2008 11:48:02 PM
Well done...glad you chose the foreground and bumped the horizon to the upper third. Burning is a little excessive but still works. Nice and crisp result. Good Luck. 7.
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01/21/2008 05:37:04 PM
This is so surreal and gorgeous - love it!
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01/21/2008 03:59:31 PM
Wonderful exposure, I like the tones
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01/21/2008 01:37:29 PM
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01/21/2008 08:09:55 AM
Amazing, perfect.
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01/21/2008 01:29:51 AM
Beautiful light. Very nicely done.
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