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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Halong Bay, Vietnam
Date: Apr 13, 2004
Aperture: 1.8
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Rural, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2004

This is a shot I had in my trip to Vietnam early this week. Unaware of the challenge themes, I have a lot of similar shots wih strong silhouettes. This is in Halong Bay, Hai Phung.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 169
Avg (all users): 7.5075
Avg (commenters): 8.6774
Avg (participants): 7.2830
Avg (non-participants): 7.7579
Views since voting: 10597
Votes: 201
Comments: 63
Favorites: 54 (view)


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12/14/2005 04:56:51 AM
What a beautiful scenery! you're a poet too. Ha Long Bay in QuangNinh, not in Hai Phong as you told.
07/12/2005 10:48:43 AM
I imagine this scene in a movie....wonderful silhouettes and a well deserved ribbon! Wonderful! :)
06/18/2005 10:11:58 PM
This picture leaves me breathless.
05/05/2004 11:42:34 AM
Hi, im yet new in thee world of photography but i know enough to say that you are brilliant mate!
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04/30/2004 08:37:52 PM
anyone for habor rat?
04/29/2004 04:15:02 PM
Once again... great work Manuel! :-)
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04/28/2004 12:23:18 AM
And by the way, thanks for the online DOF calculator! That is a great help!
04/28/2004 12:22:26 AM
This is a great image! I have fallen in love with it at first site...Specially the way reflection can be seen in water. Great Job!!
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04/26/2004 05:29:49 PM
Originally posted by Azrifel:

Originally posted by darcy:

But I have to ask, how can your aperature be so large - 1.8 - when your depth of field seems to be so deep. Doesn't a large aperature usually give a shallow depth of field?


"At a fixed aperture, focussing at a greater distance brings more of the foreground and background into the zone of sharpness." quote from National Geographic's Photography Field Guide.

The usual dramatic small DOF of a 50mm @ F1.8 is mostly seen with portraits shot from a relative close range. The focus point here is considerably further away.


True, take a look at this page...
The online dof calculator: //dfleming.ameranet.com/dofjs.html

For example, if you have the lens set at 28mm, f/1.8 and you focus on a spot 20meters away then you get sharp image between 10.5-216.9 meters.

Just check out the online dof calculator. It´s a cool tool!
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04/26/2004 04:31:21 PM
Great Composition :)
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04/26/2004 03:59:11 PM
Man you are making a run on the D70 page! Give us poor slops a break ;-)
Congratulations on another great photo, I'm sure a blue ribbon is just around the corner.

Message edited by author 2004-04-26 16:00:32.
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04/26/2004 02:21:12 PM
Sorry so late, congrats Manny.
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04/26/2004 01:56:06 PM
Originally posted by darcy:

But I have to ask, how can your aperature be so large - 1.8 - when your depth of field seems to be so deep. Doesn't a large aperature usually give a shallow depth of field?


"At a fixed aperture, focussing at a greater distance brings more of the foreground and background into the zone of sharpness." quote from National Geographic's Photography Field Guide.

The usual dramatic small DOF of a 50mm @ F1.8 is mostly seen with portraits shot from a relative close range. The focus point here is considerably further away.

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04/26/2004 12:47:40 PM
Congrats Manny, well done image....deserves a ribbon!
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04/26/2004 10:00:29 AM
Congratulations! One of my favorite images - a well-dererved ribbon.
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04/26/2004 08:35:39 AM
This is a lovely image and congratulations on the red.
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04/26/2004 07:24:57 AM
Thank you very much for your comments and your votes. This is a very lucky shot for me. I am not much of a landscape but rather more of a portrait person.

The first night of our package tour to Vietnam was in Halong Bay area. I woke up at 5:00 a.m. and was out in the shores overlooking the Halong Bay at 6:00 a.m. (since breakfast won't be ready until 7:00). I spotted 3 fishing boats. I took plenty of shots (close to 50). I was also using my newly purchased 50 mm. f1.8 lens (per suggestion of dpchallenge members). In the LCD, I wasn't impressed with my shots. I would rather save my children pics so I deleted a lot. But when I downloaded the un-deleted ones in my computer, I was surprised by the clarity of the details and the drama of the early morning mist.

Darcy, I check the exif file again and it was f1.8. Sorry I am not a very technical person so I couldn't answer the question. maybe somemmembers can answer this.

Once again, thank you very much for all the critiques.

Manny
04/26/2004 05:53:52 AM
Way to go Manny!!! Congrats!!
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04/26/2004 05:20:13 AM
A blue is on it`s way soon, I`m sure.

Congratulations,
Gordon
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04/26/2004 03:12:52 AM
Congratulations!

But I have to ask, how can your aperature be so large - 1.8 - when your depth of field seems to be so deep. Doesn't a large aperature usually give a shallow depth of field?
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04/26/2004 02:11:06 AM
congratulations manny! well deserved IMHO;-) glad you are going up from 3rd to 2nd. Next step is the highest step... soon to come;-)
Eric
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04/26/2004 01:50:08 AM
Manny, congrats guid! But a one? Come on! (That probably cost you the blue ribbon ...).
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04/26/2004 12:45:38 AM
My top pick for the challenge. Going in my favorites.
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04/26/2004 12:33:18 AM
lol I knew it was you! I really love your work, congrats on the ribbon.

Keep it up...
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04/26/2004 12:16:44 AM
amazing shot, manny....bilib na talaga ko sa'yo...
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04/26/2004 12:10:46 AM
Brilliant. Manuel, you are a true artist!
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04/26/2004 12:08:07 AM
This is awesome. I could look at this all day. Congrats!
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04/26/2004 12:04:52 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Very nice picture!
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04/26/2004 12:03:49 AM
Congratulation on another Ribbon, Manuel!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2004 10:35:06 PM
er, this is wonderful. How are mere plebs like me supposed to win with competition like this ? ;-) 10.
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04/25/2004 10:01:04 PM
Excellent sillouettes, great foggy background. A bit tight of a crop on the right.
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04/25/2004 04:58:56 PM
Beautiful tone. I really like the composition, having two of them in the frame and including the mountains in the background. Nice foggy atmosphere, really adds a mood to the photo. The rippled reflections are great. It looks like it was taken in Asia, is this librodo?

Well done, good luck...
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04/25/2004 03:26:03 PM
Very nicely done.
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04/25/2004 07:54:58 AM
wonderfully moody - like how you used the fog to create the silhoette. great detail in the water. second pass has me up this to one of my ribbon picks
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04/24/2004 10:23:42 PM
While the border adds nothing to this image, it's still a 10. Superb capture!
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04/24/2004 07:43:00 PM
Good shot. Would have skipped the frame.
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04/24/2004 02:46:57 PM
Amazing photo and i hope it does well...would love to see a story behind this!
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04/24/2004 02:22:22 PM
Awesome picture works well in duetone, would like to see it in color too :) Great job
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04/24/2004 07:56:27 AM
I hope you get a ribbon with this fantastic shot. I like your placement and the open space to the left definately gives me the feeling of distination. But, it might be a lttle over done. My eye gets kind of distracted by perhaps too much space. Great image. Good luck! 9
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04/24/2004 03:18:58 AM
Nicely done. The soft tones really convey the calm of a morning before the world wakes up.
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04/23/2004 11:45:41 AM
looks a bit over-processed
04/22/2004 10:38:29 PM
wow, beautiful
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04/22/2004 10:37:29 PM
................... Wow .................. there is no other words
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04/21/2004 10:38:08 PM
Classic,10 !
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04/21/2004 05:36:49 PM
Exceptional B&W image. Nice greyscales, lighting and composition. There is a touch of haloing along the sharp edges of the boats but no other digital artifacts. The fog and calmness of the water gives this a haunting richness deserving of a ribbon in this challenge.
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04/21/2004 01:02:53 AM
This is lovely...a 10! It seems to capture a culture.
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04/20/2004 10:13:52 PM
10 from me!
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04/20/2004 09:09:53 PM
One of those magical moments in this magical land. Glad you shared it with the DPC community. 10
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04/20/2004 06:04:41 PM
This is a gorgeous photograph... definitely my favourite in the challenge.
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04/20/2004 03:48:17 PM
Gorgeous work... This is one of my top two favorites in this challenge. I love the rural feel here. It also seems quite peaceful. = 10
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04/20/2004 07:37:25 AM
This really is a beautiful photo and very atmospheric
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04/20/2004 07:37:07 AM
Great atmosphere, really expresses a quiet early morning. I wonder how it looks in color.
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04/20/2004 02:04:13 AM
Even though the elements do not appear in as sharp focus as I would like to see, your image is very well composed, has natural silhouettes, a subdued and interesting background and nice relfections.
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04/20/2004 12:28:39 AM
what a magnificant scene- great capture
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04/19/2004 09:13:40 PM
@#$! baeautiful shot. So what magazine will this be appearing in?
BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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04/19/2004 06:40:55 PM
Very nice graphic! Background adds a lot to the overall feel to this image. Reflections on the water are nice.
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04/19/2004 01:58:24 PM
Great photo, I will be interested to hear where this was photographic at the end of the challenge..10
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04/19/2004 12:30:48 PM
i like the effect on the water...
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04/19/2004 10:28:26 AM
Lovely graduations in the contrast really bring this to life...9
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04/19/2004 07:55:49 AM
Spectacular. Love the reflections in the water and the misty background.
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04/19/2004 07:16:49 AM
I like this.
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04/19/2004 05:04:25 AM
Beautiful choice of subject matter and the morning mist just compliments it perfectly. Composition doesn't work so well for me - because the two boats are not symmetrical anyway I think it would be better to have them as a whole centred within the watery background. Alternatively the extra space would work better for me above and to the right of the boats - perhaps because of the direction of the body of that man with his pole? Still one of my favourites in this challenge.
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04/19/2004 12:25:15 AM
7 from me. Nice work. I love the fog/mist. The reflections are very nice. Would only of liked a bit more off the bottom. Good work.
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