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Beachcombing
EBJones


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Challenge: Black and White Landscape (Basic Editing*)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Date: Apr 22, 2010
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Apr 22, 2010

Rotate Canvas Angle: -0.6
Crop
Topaz Adjust 4 'Photo Pop' preset
virtual Photographer Filter (Converted to Black and White)
Reduce Noise - Neat Image
Topaz Adjust 4 'Portrait Drama' preset
Smart Sharpen Amount: 85% Radius: 1.9 pixels
Image Size Width: 800 pixels

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 382
Avg (all users): 6.6887
Avg (commenters): 7.9167
Avg (participants): 6.5421
Avg (non-participants): 7.0455
Views since voting: 1965
Views during voting: 312
Votes: 151
Comments: 22
Favorites: 5 (view)


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06/30/2010 09:04:08 PM
This is a fantastic shot, the depth draws me into the scene, wanting more. The relationship between the wood in the foreground and background leave me wondering if they were at some point in time attatched to one another. The B&W conversion here is beautiful, rich range of tones. I do have to agree with [user]Bear Music[/user] that the inline boarder hurts the overall impact, however not much.
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05/06/2010 02:25:27 PM
Excellent image. Very nice B/W conversion. But I bet you'd have gained a tenth of a point overall if you had not used the heavy, inline border. It's particularly distracting on lower right, where it intersects your main subject. Congrats on top 10!
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05/03/2010 02:08:22 AM
Congrats on top 10 podner!!
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05/03/2010 12:43:35 AM
I thought this would have placed higher. Congratulations on the top 10 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/02/2010 10:44:22 PM
this is sharp shot as well. Nice detail in the front wood
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05/02/2010 08:28:14 PM
The detail in the front subject is wonderful - and seriously, I think the border works here.
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05/02/2010 02:20:52 PM
Very striking image. I like it a lot. One nit-pick (not deducting any points) is what appears to be sharpening halos on the shadow side of the main subject. But sometimes that sort of halo is naturally present in a high contrast shot. FYI, there is a good tutorial on DPC on removing sharpening halos that is legal in advance editing. 8 :)
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05/01/2010 01:37:23 AM
Fantastic picture!
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04/30/2010 09:39:02 PM
Such stark contrast. I love this.
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04/30/2010 06:49:00 PM
love the texture in the wood
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04/30/2010 06:37:27 AM
great details on the driftwood in the foreground - i personally would have closed down that aperture and let the whole scene be in focus
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04/29/2010 02:17:06 PM
I really like your picture - great job!
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04/28/2010 12:46:43 AM
Beautiful. Nice composition and shallow DOF - it works well here.
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04/27/2010 01:38:44 PM
striking - and I think the border adds to the illusion of depth
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04/27/2010 02:53:41 AM
Great texture and detail in the driftwood.
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04/26/2010 11:32:26 PM
There's something to be said about wood converted to black and white that it aesthetically pleasing.

I'm not really a fan of the border to be honest as it draws to much attention away from your image. I'd also like to see either more depth of field or less. The drift wood in the background isn't quite out of focus enough.
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04/26/2010 08:40:48 PM
Shame abnout that contrail, but really beautiful nonetheless......8
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04/26/2010 03:02:31 PM
Brilliant image. A scene that fits B&W perfectly. The black stripe I could live without.
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04/26/2010 12:01:26 PM
really lovely capture with nice detail in the wood. I would have has a bit larger DOF to get the next one back in focus as well and timed it so that the tip of the wash was in shot.
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04/26/2010 11:13:53 AM
Very pretty and even the border works extremely well with this!
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04/26/2010 12:47:47 AM
love the shot, but the border is kind of disctracting. 8 anyway... good luck!
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04/26/2010 12:28:28 AM
Yeah. Front page.
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