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The Face in the Sea
The Face in the Sea
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Olympus E-500 EVOLT
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6 Zuiko Digital ED
Date: May 17, 2007
Galleries: Nature, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2009

Viewed: 437
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

Actually it's Lake Erie but Face in the Lake did not quite sound right. I love capturing pictures of splashing water, and this is one of the first ones I ever did. I used Topaz Adjust to enhance the details in the splash and then I noticed the face. I used dodge and burn to bring out the details.

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05/06/2009 01:18:56 PM
Do I detect just a touch of color? The Topaz served you well to bring out the detail in the water in this!
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05/03/2009 11:21:43 AM
I love the detail. Maybe I don't have enough imagination, but I can't tell if you're seeing a face in the whole splash or in the solid water part of it on the bottom. I can sort of imagine a face in both. The B&W conversion works well here, though I usually don't care for B&W in seascapes. I promise to start posting mine soon.
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05/03/2009 07:56:42 AM
You really brought out the details! Very nice!
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05/03/2009 07:30:28 AM
it actually seems almost 3 dimensional now - very cool and that contrast generated here is just awesome
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05/02/2009 03:27:51 PM
The contrast of the water is really picked up nicely. This is a shot you'd take with Topaz PP in mind, which really makes it pop.
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05/02/2009 09:09:19 AM
It's amazing how clear the water splash is - I can almost feel the cold of the water. I can see this is going to be a fun tool to play with.
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05/01/2009 07:57:48 PM
So much more dramatic than the original! This is going to be a fun month.
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05/01/2009 02:14:47 PM
One of the things Topaz does best is pull out detail like this, so in that sense the image is wildly effective. Talking in terms of composition and all that good stuff, it's a little chaotic, but what the hey!
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05/01/2009 11:12:49 AM
what a difference the original seems so flat and the after pops out at you.
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05/01/2009 10:16:25 AM
Wow, I can tell already I'm going to really enjoy seeing what people come up with for this challenge. Such a difference between the before & after! And I think the desat suits this image nicely.
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05/01/2009 08:33:22 AM
Fantastic! Awesome detail, great action! The face kind of looks like Mr. Potato Head, LOL!
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05/01/2009 12:11:56 AM
really dramatic. Hmmm, wasn't there Loralie of the Lake?
but this great face is no Loralie. :-))
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04/30/2009 11:20:41 PM
Whoa! Huge difference!
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