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Straight into the Sea
1st PlaceStraight into the Sea

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Straight (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: La Jolla, CA
Date: Dec 1, 2008
Aperture: f11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 25 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Dec 2, 2008

Went out to shoot something for the sunset challenge but it was too cloudy. So I ended up with this instead.

Thanks for all the great comments and votes! This one definitely exceeded my expectations.

Post processing didn't involve too much. Convert to B&W, curves, rotate and crop.

Place: 1 out of 133
Avg (all users): 7.0774
Avg (commenters): 8.7692
Avg (participants): 6.7143
Avg (non-participants): 7.1984
Views since voting: 19816
Views during voting: 262
Votes: 168
Comments: 36
Favorites: 12 (view)

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12/15/2008 09:38:16 AM
Ohmygoodness this is breathtaking! Mega congratulations on first prize for this award-winning masterpiece!

12/14/2008 11:46:25 PM
Congratulations on your first ribbon and a blue one as well!
12/13/2008 07:45:59 AM
12/13/2008 01:06:44 AM
Congrats on your 1st place finish - very serene image!
12/12/2008 09:14:23 PM
Great work. Hope to see more from you. Congrats!
12/12/2008 05:46:49 PM
That is fantastic! You should market it. Instant favorite.
12/11/2008 08:11:57 PM
Keep coming back to this pic. Into Favs it goes! Nice
12/11/2008 04:15:26 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your first ribbon!
12/11/2008 10:58:47 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Great shot!
12/11/2008 07:02:58 AM
congrats on your first ribbon, awesome capture
12/10/2008 09:43:12 PM
congrats! This was one that I voted a 10. Great image.
12/10/2008 08:08:28 PM
Congrats on your first (of many) ribbons!
Awesome image with great technicals
12/10/2008 03:55:20 PM
congrats on the blue ribbon!! first of many more to come.
12/10/2008 03:33:20 PM
Congrats on the ribbon! I thought this might be Scripps Pier. I took some pictures under it a couple weeks ago also, but was also looking for sunset and there wasn't any, so I abandoned them. Yours beat mine anyway. I like the time exposure. It looks like you had to set your tripod up in the water.
12/10/2008 01:20:07 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon and PB, Matt. This is a beautiful image and just perfect and moody looking in b/w.
12/10/2008 10:52:14 AM
Hey! Congrats! Gave you a 10 on this one, so i guess i was right, haha! :D
Can you show me the colored version? I really would like to see it!
12/10/2008 08:50:20 AM
Nice work! Congrats!
12/10/2008 07:05:28 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon.
12/10/2008 06:44:53 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. This is an amazing shot.
12/10/2008 02:47:16 AM
You are definitely one to keep our eye on.. good work. lucky entry 13!
12/10/2008 01:56:06 AM
very familiar sight to me :). Congrats on your first ribbon!
12/10/2008 01:24:53 AM
Congratulations, Matt, on your first ribbon and your personal best. This was one of my favorites! Good for you!
12/10/2008 12:29:24 AM
Congrats on the very first ribbon!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/09/2008 02:44:12 PM
I just love this one - the mist in the distant is great.
12/09/2008 10:51:50 AM
I really like the lines and the mist in the water...this draws me in...
12/08/2008 11:28:18 PM
Wow! I absolutely love this shot. the water / mist is shot to perfection there is nothing that could have been done to make this better. Great job.
12/08/2008 10:31:04 AM
That just looks awesome... Love the sea, looks like metal!
12/07/2008 09:57:15 PM
Amazing! A personal favorite.
12/07/2008 01:08:09 PM
I can feel the heaviness of this bridge. Good photo!
12/05/2008 11:42:50 AM
12/03/2008 10:41:46 PM
I love the way the long time exposure, I'm assuming, has made the water appear to be flat, almost looks like ice?
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12/03/2008 07:58:08 PM
I guess some people might say this picture is slightly crooked, but I think it's fine. Very nice image all round, love the B&W. This is the only 10 I gave in this challenge. Good Job.
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12/03/2008 07:08:18 PM
*applauds, gives standing ovation*
12/03/2008 12:05:02 PM
Nice symmetry, but it all feels a bit flat.
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12/03/2008 10:36:07 AM
love the image, one of my favorites in the challenge. maybe too much deadspace at the bottom?
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12/03/2008 12:35:32 AM
Hauntingly beautiful.

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