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walks on the beach
walks on the beach

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Challenge: Things that Count (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Bayocean, Oregon
Date: Feb 9, 2010
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2010

This was along the Bayocean Spit, near Tillamook Oregon. Six miles of undeveloped awesomeness.

This is an HDR shot looking west into the Pacific. I cropped the corners a little to bring the abstract qualities to the front. It wasn't the best lighting but it worked out anyway. Wish I had a telephoto for herd of elk behind me when I took this shot...

Place: 13 out of 82
Avg (all users): 5.9248
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 5.4792
Avg (non-participants): 6.0449
Views since voting: 1168
Views during voting: 379
Votes: 226
Comments: 12
Favorites: 2 (view)

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06/21/2012 12:54:17 PM
jesus blue Christ. This picture hit me hard; and i liked it!
03/26/2010 01:45:05 AM
he he, thanks everyone! This comment line made me chuckle quite a bit. Glad I elicited a response from so many! That way I know I'm doing my job.
03/14/2010 08:18:07 PM
Absolutely fantastic reflection. It's hard to tell where the horizon actually is. Nice job.
02/21/2010 08:15:04 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:
I have thought for awhile about your image. It appealed to me when I first saw it and I believe it scored below its potential. Why? In this case, it was not a particularly good fit for the challenge theme and voters tend to punish this.

Still it has a number of things to recommend it: 1) Well captured; 2) Well processed; 3) Interesting as an abstract; 4) Reasonably well composed except it might be improved by moving the horizon just up or just down so it doesn't bisect the image. You have good detail throughout the image, a testament to deep depth of field. I would like to stand where you're standing and gaze west for quite some time.The border treatment is good, and unlikely to offend the border police at DPC.

Still, the image is sterile, which is to say without life. I happen to like this, but many here would prefer that images convey an emotional payload. To me, this conveys a bit of lonesomeness, or maybe that you're comfortable with your own silence. But it's a subtle story. At DPC where many voters give each image 5 seconds, tops, it won't slow them down.

Blue! Statistically blue images tend to score well here. As an experiment, maybe try shifting the colors to red/orange/yellow. The experiment might not succeed but it would give you a few different looks at the image. Would it succeed as a golden sunset? Maybe. Would it succeed as a post apocalyptic red/orange sky? Maybe. You get the idea. By the way, this is legal in Basic Editing.

I don't know if any of this helps, but it lets you know how I think of it.

Best of luck in future challenges.

02/17/2010 02:24:25 AM
You managed to pull off a great finish despite my efforts to send this to the icy blue bottom. ;-) Congrats on the score and the finish.
02/17/2010 01:00:51 AM
Oh good on you , you did well.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 10:14:42 PM
This is way overprocessed, but it has created an interesting outcome that is somewhat of a cross between surreal and abstract.
02/16/2010 04:49:02 AM
This popping up on my screen was like a sudden assault on my senses - not really in a good way. I think you went overboard with the blue.
02/14/2010 10:53:38 PM
Too much blue, i feel.
02/11/2010 10:46:24 PM
02/11/2010 05:05:38 PM
one of my favorite things. lovely photo
02/10/2010 05:03:07 AM
Fantastic shot! Compliments 9

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