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Lined up for a Storm
Lined up for a Storm

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Challenge: Boats (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: Staten Island, NY
Date: May 23, 2008
Aperture: 11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Seascapes, Transportation
Date Uploaded: May 23, 2008

I originally wanted to use this image along with a few others for an HDR but it was very windy that day and the boats kept moving. I should have snapped away and adjust exposures manually on photomatrix. So the exposures weren't aligned properly and so I went with this one, and did very little processing except for some color boosting.

Place: 95 out of 162
Avg (all users): 5.4167
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.1857
Avg (non-participants): 5.5636
Views since voting: 638
Views during voting: 307
Votes: 180
Comments: 6
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06/08/2008 10:19:33 PM
by karmat

Compositionally, this is a strong shot. I like how the water in the foreground, the boats and the sky form three distinct sets of "strata" that divides the picture. Also, there is a very faint vanishing point used from left to right.

Technically, the whites look a bit "over bright;" not blown out, but definitely drawing the attention of the viewer. In one respect, this is good because the challenge was boats. On the other hand, it really downplays the storm blowing in, and while it can be seen, it doesn't look to dark or ominous, like one associates with a storm. More contrast, or something like shadows/highlights might have given it a bit more "pop."

Overall, a nice shot that definitely meets the challenge.

 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/30/2008 06:39:24 PM
I like the use of open space in the foreground.
05/26/2008 08:06:59 PM
I like the soft colors... almost a pastel look. 7
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2008 10:55:52 AM
You can really see that ol' storm a'comin! Nice reflections & composition!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2008 02:56:21 AM
Nice and crisp!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
05/26/2008 12:29:02 AM
i like how soft the water and clouds look
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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