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Skipping to Nirvana
Skipping to Nirvana
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Challenge: Tunnels and Caves (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Crystal Cove State Park
Date: Aug 5, 2009
Aperture: 8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 160
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 5, 2009

This is a tunnel that leads to Crystal Cove State Park. It runs underneath the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH).
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Thanks for all the comments!

You know, it never came to mind that the tilt was too much (or too little). This is very nearly uncropped, I believe I cropped out a bit of foreground that had no detail. I shot it tilted, as it just seemed to fit the excitement and joy of skipping. Plus it looked rather dull in the viewfinder when shot straight.

Who keeps their head straight when skipping?!

In hindsight, I can see that the tilt would not have a general appeal, although I wouldn't change it! ;)

Thanks again for all the comments.

Statistics
Place: 12 out of 93
Avg (all users): 6.3551
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
Avg (participants): 6.4865
Avg (non-participants): 6.3069
Views since voting: 1366
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 138
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)


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08/17/2009 05:27:38 PM
HI from the C Club,

Well, huge congrats on the placement, very good!

Not a lot I can say for this shot, the proccessing is excellent, sharp, clean, clarity is spot on, excellent details and fabulous silhouettes.

The tilt is very extreme, and when looking at it to start of with, it is too extreme. But looking at it longer it grows on you.

Well done!
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08/17/2009 02:44:44 PM
Ohhhh...I loved this one...you got an 8 from me! Well done!
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08/17/2009 01:40:43 PM
Love everything about this.
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08/17/2009 08:46:22 AM
Loved this one. Should be top 5 in my opinion.
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08/17/2009 07:45:49 AM
Oooooooh, I LOVE IT! Man, there were some good ones in this challenge! I want this one on the front page too! It's amazing!

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08/17/2009 12:53:57 AM
I actually thought this might have been in the top 10...great image
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08/17/2009 12:02:59 AM
This was one of my top picks, it got a 10 from me. Placed nice and high. Good going!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/16/2009 01:08:48 PM
My plan was to use a tunnel just like this, here in York; didn't work out though. This is far better than anything I could have taken. Really good work.
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08/15/2009 06:42:36 PM
I really love the overall shot but not real fond of angle of the tilt, it's just a little to much for my taste and hold it down slightly IMO. 7
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08/13/2009 04:58:01 PM
Nice picture. The silhouettes really stand out nicely
in front of the bright light. The skew is too much for
my liking.
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08/13/2009 07:31:08 AM
The tilt & contrast really make this an exceptional composition. I really like the way you put this together!......9
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08/11/2009 08:45:09 PM
horizon isn't level... hee hee
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08/11/2009 03:30:59 PM
i like the composition in this one. 7
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08/11/2009 12:18:56 AM
Like the composition and another nice silhouette. Love the tilt.
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08/10/2009 09:15:01 PM
Very cute, most have make tunnels dark and fearful and you have taken the other approach. I like it. I like the angle too.
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08/10/2009 04:59:31 PM
I like the tilt on this.
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08/10/2009 08:41:05 AM
Great high contrast. Loving the tilt. I think it's fun that they are wearing hats, to add to the shapes of their silhouettes.
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08/10/2009 08:13:58 AM
I really like everything about this... 'cept the tilt isn't quite working for me.

actually, the more you look at it, it starts to grow on you... : )
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