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Savage Coast
Savage Coast
darnok


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2009-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Western Cape, South Africa
Date: Aug 29, 2009
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 seconds
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2009

Not far from Gordon's Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

Taken at the 18mm end of the lens. I used a 3-stop graduated neutral density filter to hold back exposure in the sky and a 2-stop neutral density filter to increase the exposure time.

RAW conversion in Lightroom. Noise reduction, masked curves adjustment layer to increase contrast, masked curves adjustment layer to brighten rock, resize and sharpen (selectively).

Coordinates:
3413'3.60"S, 1849'51.00"E

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 414
Avg (all users): 6.6894
Avg (commenters): 8.1429
Avg (participants): 6.6857
Avg (non-participants): 6.7037
Views since voting: 1957
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 132
Comments: 10
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/13/2009 11:00:03 AM
Konrad....this is just gorgeous!!! well done!!
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09/10/2009 09:36:15 AM
I wonder if the weather there is as unpredictable as the weather on the Pacific Coast where I just returned from. I was there a week and never had a day where a thick fog didn't settle over the coast, so, tho I had hoped to try my hand at a shot like this -- there was nooooo way it was going to happen! It makes me appreciate the strength of a photo like this! It is stunning! Congratulations on 7th place!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/06/2009 10:10:36 AM
the detail in the rocks contrasted with the smoothness of the water along with the darkness of the rocks contrasted with the orange in the sky is beautiful. 10 for me.
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09/04/2009 11:33:03 PM
So open and free, great colors. In my top 10. 9
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09/04/2009 12:05:08 PM
Stunning composition and beautiful execution. Lovely feeling of depth.
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09/04/2009 06:14:00 AM
Wow - this has got to be top 10, great shot.
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09/03/2009 10:17:43 AM
Unreal.
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09/03/2009 09:12:46 AM
Really beautiful seascape.I like how the texture of the clouds mimic the rocky shore line.
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09/02/2009 11:56:13 PM
I absolutely love it. So beautiful that it doesn't look real.
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09/01/2009 01:17:49 PM
Wonderful exposure and colour.
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