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Sea Sick
Sea Sick
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Tilted (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Port Melbourne
Date: Feb 27, 2008
Aperture: F20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/40
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 27, 2008

The Image: Just happened to be down the beach waiting to meet someone for an appointment, so I dragged out the tripod and took some pics on this pier. Two seagulls were right where I wanted them and so I shot this.

I had a polarising filter on and slow shutter speed as I was trying to blur the movement in the water in another image. It worked well here as the seagull has a nice bit of movement in it.

The Edit:
Cropped with some rotation, grayscale, duotone, USM, Noise Ninja...contrast and levels adjustment.

Prediction: Not sure. My first two challenges since dropping my D200 in the water before I got chased 25km by a maniac were not so well received, so maybe a 6????

It was almost eerie being back at the beach. I was looking over my shoulder the whole time. It was a different beach and in broad daylight this time!

Statistics
Place: 19 out of 192
Avg (all users): 6.4000
Avg (commenters): 7.8462
Avg (participants): 6.2407
Avg (non-participants): 6.4475
Views since voting: 1240
Views during voting: 328
Votes: 235
Comments: 24
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/16/2008 05:40:45 PM
your title is perfect.
this actually made me nauseous.
in a good way :)
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03/12/2008 06:32:34 AM
Beautiful lovely man - just great.
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03/12/2008 03:10:21 AM
Enzo - nice shot and nice new camera :- )

Should you be taking it that close to water though ? lol.
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03/12/2008 01:02:46 AM
excellent photograph . love the b&w process and the darkness ..
(altho that could just be my monitor) .. has a sort'v calm before the storm feeling, especially considering the fishing rods all lined up and not a person in sight .. !!!..:)
great score for our aussie team .. :)
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03/12/2008 12:05:33 AM
cool finish Enzo.. love how the fishing rods are all lined up :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/11/2008 04:57:38 PM
I would like this even more without the flying seagull.
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03/11/2008 12:28:04 PM
Excellent, well captured.
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03/11/2008 06:00:58 AM
wow i really like this
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03/10/2008 10:48:38 PM
Just a tad dark for my taste for being outside. But I love the lines, repetition, and the moving bird.
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03/10/2008 09:57:59 PM
Beautiful tones, love the repeating rods and the leading lines. Great composition!
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03/10/2008 10:00:35 AM
Good shadow and titl of the boardwalk. Nice value and detail of the wodden boards.
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03/10/2008 09:22:50 AM
great lines and contrast. the shadows look really good. this is an overall great photo.
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03/10/2008 09:22:30 AM
Very nice idea! The tilt works out very well with the shot.
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03/09/2008 05:03:45 PM
Making this photo black and white was a good choice as it makes it more interesting. The repition of the fishing poles, the shadows, and the bird are all nice touches to the shot.
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03/09/2008 04:01:37 PM
I love this photograph. It is so simple, but complex at the same time. A great contrast and idea. I really like the movement of the birds that you captured, but it not being the focus point
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03/08/2008 01:29:31 PM
Nice subject!
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03/08/2008 12:21:44 AM
This picture has a nice range of values and the tilt is very disorienting.
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03/07/2008 11:27:49 PM
Nice, love the b&w.
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03/07/2008 06:17:23 PM
Incredible tones.
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03/07/2008 12:27:02 PM
Well done.
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03/07/2008 10:38:20 AM
Nice choice of blk & white medium, love the contrast and the emptiness i really feel a mood.
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03/06/2008 09:49:43 AM
I've looked at this a couple of times now, and just now noticed the person leaning over the railing. I wondered where are all the fishermen were. :-)

With or without the person at the railing this image works very well for the challenge IMO. The slight tilt adds to the curve and brings the viewer around and into the photo. The lined up fishing poles add rhythm. The railing shadows assist the leading lines, and the gull in motion adds a dynamic to this.

Nicely seen and captured! Good luck in the challenge.
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03/06/2008 09:26:15 AM
I really like this picture a lot, but maybe a reverse tilt would look nicer since the bridge would be moving opposite of the tilt. Thats just my opinion but that would be cool.
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03/05/2008 07:18:10 PM
oh dear, did water get on the lens?
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