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Challenge: A Single Line (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Collaroy, New South Wales, Australia
Date: Jun 17, 2008
Aperture: F13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 0.769 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2008

The Image: Shot this at Collaroy on Sydney's Northern Beaches. It was early morning just before sunrise and I had a friend with me for safety! Long Exposure...great location...super wide angle...great sky!

The Edit: Well, I can't keep away from these blue tints. They are just spectacular for water shots. Did the usual stuff with levels, d and b, I let the blue line stay it's original blue colour with a mask. But then did another mask to change the hue to green which is punchier. Wish we could submit bigger images, but that debate rages...

Prediction: I think I will give predictions a miss on this one, but I DO predict that many people will recognise this as one of mine!

Post: Glad to have finished where I did. I really love this image. The story behind me getting it will be in my treasured memories for a long time. Sydney's Northern Beaches are spectacular. Thanks for the votes everyone...

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 142
Avg (all users): 6.7879
Avg (commenters): 7.8000
Avg (participants): 6.6984
Avg (non-participants): 6.8431
Views since voting: 2449
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 165
Comments: 24
Favorites: 7 (view)


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07/05/2008 03:22:41 AM
CRITIQUE CLUB CRITIQUE
by karmat

Very, very well done. The composition is strong, and like one of your commenters mentioned, there is a nice juxtaposition between stillness and motion. That can be done, but it often comes across as being contrived. It just looks nice in this one. I think you did well in making the stripe a different color. Had it been left bluish, it may not have been as obviously a "single line" as I could see people considering this shot to have two main lines -- the one that is now green, and the one that is largely horizontal.

Technically, it is very well done with regards to color (now we can add hotpasta blue to our drAchoo greens -- grin), exposure, and all that other stuff.

Again, a very nice shot.

karma
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07/02/2008 10:03:33 AM
beautiful...masterful vision...
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07/01/2008 12:02:32 PM
This looks like the hotpasta-style. Good job! Congrats on the top 10.
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07/01/2008 09:30:24 AM
Excellent shot, congrats on high finish!
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06/30/2008 11:19:58 PM
mojo madness .. !!
congratulations .. it seems that you can do no wrong .. !!.:))
ps .. i lived at collaroy 10 years ago before we moved out to picton .. i really miss the beach .. and i thought a lot of icebergs went and swan early in the morning .. you may not have needed to take your friend for safety .. !! .. sydney is a much nicer place than melbourne .. !!!:)
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06/30/2008 01:04:28 PM
I wondered if this was a Pasta. Sorry about the 6. Feel good because I gave Irene a 3. :) I saw too many leading lines in this challenge and not subject lines. Anyway, this is a great shot. You can see I tried the 'pasta blues this challenge, but wound up down in the 50s somewhere. I bow to the master.
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06/30/2008 09:48:56 AM
I also LOVE your Blue series, Enzo. This is a totally gorgeous image, excellent in every way.
Btw, just read your comment, I'm now sitting here with a big stupid grin on my face :-D
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06/30/2008 09:46:58 AM
Again my friend, it is in the BLUE tones, that you do so well, and again, this is an excellent image, and I absolutrly love it.....
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06/30/2008 06:44:32 AM
You are HOT baby! This is one of my absolute favourites from your Blue series - keep 'em coming buddy - they just keep getting better and better (and I didn't think it was possible!)
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06/30/2008 01:36:43 AM
Super shot Enzo, when are you going to make your way to Singapore ?
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06/30/2008 12:58:05 AM
Great Job Enzo! Unmistakeably yours. You are the master of B/W IMO and now the master of this Blue Duotone? Love the Blues. Keep doing what you are doing. Always a pleasure to see your work.
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06/30/2008 12:19:50 AM
Lovely shot, Enzo - the perspective is excellent and what a sky to support your composition!
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06/30/2008 12:13:09 AM
Nicely done Enzo! GREAT JOB!
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06/30/2008 12:10:25 AM
WOO HOO - great top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/29/2008 09:35:35 PM
Tones really make this a contender.
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06/29/2008 08:31:14 PM
I love the colors in this and the surf coming over into the pool really adds to the shot.
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06/24/2008 11:45:36 PM
Wow nice image, very dynamic.
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06/24/2008 02:04:37 PM
tough one. a great picture, but my eye is totally drawn to the water sweeping over the far walkway. Gonna give this a middle of the road score to declare neutrality. 6
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06/23/2008 10:59:10 PM
That looks cold. Nice atmosphere.
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06/23/2008 04:01:42 PM
Feels like "Enzo blue". And a very nice blue at that.
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06/23/2008 02:56:44 PM
Amazing
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06/23/2008 10:36:39 AM
Wow, that looks extremely cold for racing. The lighting and PP are excellent.
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06/23/2008 08:41:46 AM
Beautiful. I love the blue tones.
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06/23/2008 01:50:20 AM
What an awesome image filled with foreboding emotion. Oddly, it has action and stillness at once. Lovely tones and lighting. I likey!! :)
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