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Unmoved by Tides
Unmoved by Tides
orvaratli


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Immovable (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Date: Sep 5, 2008
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 127 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2008

The Image: Shot just after sunset near Reykjavík Iceland. I dont know the story of this boat or why it is there but its been there for a long time.

Processing: Lots of highlights/shadow tweaks to get out some details in the foreground. Blue curves and saturation adjustments to get contrast in the blue sky. Noise reduction and unsharp mask with various radius.

Post Challenge: I wish I had read the challenge description better. As pointed out in many of the comments the image does not have somebody trying to move an object.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.3199
Avg (commenters): 6.9756
Avg (participants): 5.5143
Avg (non-participants): 6.4181
Views since voting: 2133
Views during voting: 638
Votes: 322
Comments: 45
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/18/2008 04:09:03 AM
You will have to stop sending this sort of entry in - or I just might have to move home to be up there.

I had a problem even understanding what is happening here - how on earth can you get such a contrast in colour and mood in one shot of a sky - it looks like two completely different skies, but eventually, I see the tiny suns on the left, and reckoned it must be the sun actually on the left, hidden behind clouds which allow the orange sunset type glow, while on the right, it is somehow reflected and filtered or a clearer passageway to a darker night sky, with no reflections from the filtered sunset light. Well, I know what I mean anyway.

To me, a simply amazing atmosphere shot - I would love to be there to capture this sort of sky - I never get anything like that where I live - it must be the thin clear air where you are which can allow this sort of image - very well captured, and I like the boat which adds scale and interest. Never mind the title, just keep sending these lovely shots in - thanks for submitting!

Message edited by author 2008-09-18 04:10:45.
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09/17/2008 08:57:58 AM
Oh man, I wish this ribboned! congrats on the PB in any case ICELAND ROCKS!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/16/2008 05:35:05 PM
Wonderful colors, great contrast, overall just a very nice image....well done.
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09/15/2008 02:41:05 PM
Oh wow, the sky is beautiful!
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09/15/2008 01:57:29 AM
That is a beautiful picture.
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09/14/2008 11:09:07 PM
I am sure others have mentioned, but a DNMC as the topic specifically mentioned a person moving something. A shame they didn't just leave it as immovable with no description.

Ignoring that, you have a great picture here. I love the blue in the sky, and the orange in the boat, and the depiction of immovable. The dark hill to the right is a problem for me (slightly). Would have been better with a little more light on it prehaps.

Shame about the DNMC (minus marks), still giving a good mark for a good shot.
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09/14/2008 10:59:53 PM
Beautiful. The title makes it work.
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09/14/2008 09:13:54 PM
Great tones.
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09/13/2008 11:04:33 PM
Pretty colors. Imagine this will be on the front page. Not sure what's immovable about something that happens to be lying still. The two are not the same.
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09/13/2008 05:16:45 PM
Very well done. I especially like the colors and the message is very well carried by the wreck of the boat.
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09/13/2008 01:39:53 PM
The sunset/rise really defines this shot.
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09/13/2008 01:25:44 PM
I like this one. I would have liked to see more reflected water.
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09/12/2008 07:16:42 PM
beautiful shot, nice sky, I like the processing on this
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09/12/2008 10:50:37 AM
Great photo, but I don't think this is a photo of someone moving an immovable object.
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09/11/2008 11:08:17 PM
I really like this! all the different colors
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09/11/2008 06:25:41 PM
This is a really beautiful capture.
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09/11/2008 03:34:54 PM
This should do well. Fantastic capture of both colours in the sky.
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09/11/2008 02:07:39 PM
I love the color ! Very nice !
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09/11/2008 11:29:52 AM
Life is so unfair. Ok then to the rest of us for not taking this shot but at least we get to see the beauty afterwards thanks to you. Overall to me a winner on composition, colour balance and artistic appeal.
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09/11/2008 10:57:10 AM
I like the photo overall, nice colors. I am voting based on DNMC though as there is nobody in the picture.

Take a photo of someone trying to move an immovable object.
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09/11/2008 09:40:54 AM
Nice pick with good colors but I feel this doesn't meet the challenge requirements.
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09/11/2008 06:39:42 AM
Beautiful sky, just gorgeous.
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09/11/2008 05:52:42 AM
Beautiful photo.
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09/11/2008 12:17:22 AM
The sky make
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09/10/2008 07:51:45 PM
Great color. However, it would be unfair to score the image against others with "someone trying."
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09/10/2008 07:44:10 PM
Lovely image - great colors, composition and processing!
CJ
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09/10/2008 05:58:27 PM
Take a photo of someone trying to move an immovable object. I like the shot but it really misses the boat (no pun intended) by not having someone in the shot.
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09/10/2008 05:09:42 PM
Very nice photo. I really like the colors and the mood of the photo. However how is this someone moving an immovable object?
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09/10/2008 02:13:41 PM
Can't say I like this - I LOVE it!!
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09/10/2008 01:30:49 PM
Hmm. Uh oh! The tides aren't a person. You get a negative 5! Woops. Sorry. Left over angst from the forum discussion. ;) No this is actually a nice shot and I think it fits the theme. Honestly I think they should have just made the challenge "Immovable" and the description "N/A" and we'd be a lot better off. Now as far as the image itself. The colors are great! But there seems to be something off. I think the boat really isn't the subject as it should be and there is a lot of dark area that really doesn't do the image well on the right side. I see you probably had to keep most of it in to get that beautiful sky in though. A different angle when the shot was taken would have done you well, but I think the angle that would have been best would probably have put you in the water. Possibly a solution would be a tighter crop with the boat in the bottom left 3rd and the brightest point in the sky at the top right 3rd kind of balancing each other out...

Sorry for the brick of text. :)
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09/10/2008 01:08:32 PM
I love this photo but I'm going to knock it score wise because it doesn't really tie into this challenge. 5
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09/10/2008 12:23:53 PM
Wonderful. The orange hue on the water is excellent.
09/10/2008 10:55:18 AM
Lovely colours, but the left side detracts a bit
09/10/2008 09:36:17 AM
Beautiful
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09/10/2008 09:17:34 AM
wow simply gorgeous
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09/10/2008 09:10:12 AM
Nice image, good colors, 6.
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09/10/2008 07:44:21 AM
Nice sky and choice.
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09/10/2008 07:15:32 AM
ribbon pick
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09/10/2008 05:01:53 AM
nice colours
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09/10/2008 03:28:48 AM
Very nice work - good sky and very good contrast between light and dark sides. I like the highlights in the black in foreground. Some very good alertness in getting the atmospherics. I'm guessing Grafarvogur, Iceland.
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09/10/2008 03:18:26 AM
I do not see this as meeting the challenge as the challenge stated to take a photo of SOMEONE trying to move an immovable object. Too bad too as this is a very nice image as far as technicals go. It is for this reason alone that I am giving it a 6. Had you included a person perhaps trying to pull the boat ashore by their own power alone I would have had no problem giving it a ten.
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09/10/2008 01:57:20 AM
This is such a great image! The only reason I am deducting marks here are because of the challenge requirements:

"Take a photo of someone trying to move an immovable object."

I fail to see who is trying to move what in this scene. I assume it would the the waters trying to move the boat... but that isnt apparent here. The water is so calm.
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09/10/2008 12:23:35 AM
I love the sky in this, the lighting is great! I can't quite put my finger on it but something is unbalanced in it - maybe it is that the boat isn't stronger than the foreground shoreline.
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09/10/2008 12:16:21 AM
Absolutely beautiful photo. Colours are superb...unfortunately, I have to deduct a few point because I don't see "someone trying to move an immovable object".
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09/10/2008 12:06:50 AM
beautiful long exposure
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