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Challenge: Silhouettes (Advanced Editing I)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: 17 Mile Drive, California
Date: Apr 17, 2004
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2004

With a scene like this (and around 25 other shots like it) I really struggled to choose this one.

The cloud in the distance is a huge thunderstorm forming over the horizon. It actually looked very surreal in 'life' but it perhaps looks odd in the photo. There were some very atmospheric clouds sweeping across it at lower levels.

Place: 23 out of 169
Avg (all users): 6.3467
Avg (commenters): 7.3636
Avg (participants): 6.1963
Avg (non-participants): 6.5217
Views since voting: 1263
Votes: 199
Comments: 15
Favorites: 2 (view)

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01/28/2005 07:18:41 PM
holy smokes! thanks for posting up to the thread--i've never noticed it before. incredible capture.
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04/29/2004 05:30:32 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Hi Jon - nice to meet you!

You rocked the score, so what is there to say? Well, I would have liked to seen any shots you got of those other 25 that were with you standing a bit more to the right, kind of behind where the waves were breaking.

I think I would have also preferred a closer crop - forcing the sun and the crashing waves to be the only real things in the photo, making each more powerful.

The color and lighting here are what this image holds itself up by. They are superior and very cool. I would have liked to see this IRL.

Nice job here as always, happy hunting and good luck!
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04/26/2004 08:15:55 PM
Your welcome! This is a stunning shot.
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04/26/2004 12:24:57 AM
I was absolutely sure this would be in the top three -- first actually. What a stunning shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/25/2004 05:28:35 PM
Nice shot, cool wave, good frozen motion.
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04/24/2004 07:12:59 AM
One of the best. Good luck! What is the dark halfmoon to the right of the sun? It looks too geometric to be clouds. I might try to smooth that out a little. That sun is so bright I almost need my sunglasses to write this critique. Really great shot! 9
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04/23/2004 06:35:30 PM
Very good capture! Good exposure, it´s not easy shooting into the sun :)
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04/21/2004 11:14:30 AM
Beautiful, just beautiful! I am speechless and in awe.
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04/20/2004 10:43:06 PM
Good capture of the breaker at sunset. If it was mine, I'd probably crop a little less than half of that sky out for a classic composition, but still, it's a truly nice image. Good one! 7
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04/20/2004 02:25:30 PM
Brilliant shot, One of my faves. Stunning...well done 10
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04/20/2004 05:17:25 AM

Sorry not a very helpful comment but I like it!!
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04/20/2004 02:26:35 AM
Nice capture and nice timing. That one cloud formation to the right of the sun (the darker formation) for some reason looks unatural in the scene... no fault of yours ofcourse. The waves are engaging
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04/19/2004 09:05:48 PM
Very nicely done. I love the orange in this picture, really adds a wonderful mood. The breaking of the waves is well executed. Again, nicely done and hope you do well!
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04/19/2004 03:03:45 PM
Horizon at the exat center detracts for me. Colors are very nice.
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04/19/2004 11:01:59 AM
Nice one. Another nano-second and you'd of been too late. Good to look at.
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