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Beach Dreams
Beach Dreams
Alicia


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2007 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Kodak C875
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: Sep 6, 2007
Aperture: 6.30f
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/640s
Galleries: Sky, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2008

Taken in September 2007 in Daytona Beach, Florida. During those days, the beach had a beautiful haze to it. I took this photo of the people because they made a nice grouping and I liked the hot pink bathing suit and umbrella. They were looking straight at me, but nobody said anything.

Originally, I was going to submit this to the Impressionism challenge. However, I was staying at my mom's and couldn't get the computer issue straightened out in time for the deadline. So it landed in my portfolio.

This is a reedit: crop, levels, resize, sharpen, levels, color balance, Virtual Photographer soft filter.

Statistics
Place: 235 out of 484
Avg (all users): 5.8340
Avg (commenters): 7.2143
Avg (participants): 5.8286
Avg (non-participants): 5.8472
Views since voting: 902
Views during voting: 408
Votes: 247
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)


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02/01/2008 04:51:49 PM
the colour blending and flow are wonderful...if you care, I think the score you got is stupid...
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01/31/2008 10:43:56 PM
a stunning image alicia .. it really is quite beautiful .. love the soft pastel look .. very dreamy .. wot a shame it didnt end up on your profile page .. bummer .. it would'v looked so good there .. :)
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01/29/2008 08:08:44 AM
I didn't vote on this one, but I really like it. It does have a bit of a mildly overproccessed, dreamlike look to it.
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01/29/2008 06:54:44 AM
This is stunning, a brilliant take on the normal beach image! I really like this one, it just has that extra something :)
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01/29/2008 03:13:37 AM
Beautifully seen and marvelously edited! This would make a nice postcard or an even better print in the lobby of some posh Florida hotel. Great shot!
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01/28/2008 04:09:26 PM
Oh I must have voted too fast because I do not remember this while voting. I love the dreamy, soft effect. It looks like the people there are floating on a cloud. This is so cool!
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01/28/2008 03:49:57 AM
what a beautiful array of pastal colours and the reflection of the group of people in the wet sand works wonderfully. This has the feel of an impressionist painting, so full of light. Super shot
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01/28/2008 01:41:11 AM
It's almost glass like! Great use of the haze. You really did a bang up job with this. Lovely colors.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/27/2008 11:53:27 PM
back to bump this one to 9, I like the high key/retro looking processing on this one. Timeless.
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01/27/2008 10:19:58 PM
i love the reflections and how the people farther away are faded. it very much has the dreamy quality suggested in the title
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01/27/2008 01:25:25 PM
This is so unreal. I love the fluffy abyss that runs all the way down the middle of this image and threatens to absorb it completely.
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01/26/2008 10:22:05 PM
I love the dreamlike, soft feel of this one. Looks like a painting.
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01/26/2008 10:44:35 AM
interesting... I like the soft focus and the smeary reflections.
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01/25/2008 10:48:57 PM
Now this is a unique beach shot. Great job.
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01/25/2008 09:52:04 PM
Nice job on the colors and saturation/desaturation to draw the eye to the little group of people. Looks like a peaceful beach.
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01/24/2008 08:36:48 PM
Your title at least conveys that you purposely processed the image the way you do, however, I unforetunately do not like the result. Also your angle is not the greatest as it brings in the buildings in the background. With your title, I would have changed the angle to come more from the left where the buildings would not be in the image and you would be looking out at the ocean like your subjects. The processing may have worked better for me from that perspective. Good Luck. 4.
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01/24/2008 03:12:51 PM
Excellent!! 10
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01/23/2008 07:45:16 PM
I like the mood set by this image. However, I think more beach (less sky) and a slightly lower angle would give the image more impact.
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01/22/2008 01:27:49 PM
Cool I love the soft focus especially on the water.
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01/22/2008 10:21:40 AM
Holy crap, wow! It's a shame about the image quality though :\
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01/22/2008 10:09:45 AM
Lovely misty view. 8
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01/21/2008 07:58:50 PM
OH yeah
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01/21/2008 05:32:18 PM
I like the perspective of the string of buildings, and that the only really bright color is where the people are. The foreground seems kind of washed out, and I feel like the image needs more contrast all the way around.
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01/21/2008 12:26:33 AM
It does look like a dream, love the softness and the beautiful colours, I actually love everything about it! 10
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01/21/2008 12:24:45 AM
Beautiful! I love the composition here and the painterly effect!
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