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swimming with the natives
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Kukio Hawaii
Date: Dec 2, 2010
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 6, 2010


[Jan. 4th, 2011 10:07:06 PM]

I was shooting some friends body surfing when these guys came by on the outside. The water was a little murky. I thinks thats why the sun beams show up so well. Thats also why I had to make it a black and white shot. This is shot with my Canon 5D mark II with a 17-40 in a sport water housing.

Post Challenge
Wow, thanks for all the great comments. This is obviously my best finish yet. It was a lot of fun getting this shot, and a lot of fun watching the votes come in.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 275
Avg (all users): 7.2013
Avg (commenters): 8.4333
Avg (participants): 7.3396
Avg (non-participants): 6.9245
Views since voting: 2149
Views during voting: 353
Votes: 159
Comments: 42
Favorites: 12 (view)


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01/11/2011 02:21:33 PM
This is awesome, fav'ing.
01/09/2011 12:59:43 AM
Wonderful image!!!
01/08/2011 11:05:19 AM
Congrats for your PB. Great capture indeed. The rays indeed add a lot of interest.
01/08/2011 07:00:40 AM
i saw this on 1x i think... either that or im going mad, brilliant photo well done!
01/08/2011 04:13:22 AM
Congratulations Anders. An amazing image.
01/08/2011 12:25:29 AM
SO glad this finished on the fp. Congrats.
01/08/2011 12:10:42 AM
wonderfun, and a postie blue too.
01/08/2011 12:04:40 AM
this is beautiful. i would love to see the original color version.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2011 11:57:05 PM
what an amazing image! :)
01/07/2011 10:13:07 PM
This is so obviously the best photo of the challenge, photographically speaking. I wonder if the DPC voters will realize that?

Just in case, I'll give you my own personal blue ribbon.

bluepost.jpg

It goes great on the mantlepiece or with a spicy peanut sauce.
01/07/2011 09:50:57 PM
Amazing shot, the reflection, the soft rays of light, the feeling of suspension, the murky bottom and the composition that has such a dynamic off-kilter feel.
01/07/2011 09:50:57 PM
Simply remarkable. An image worthy of escape...
01/07/2011 09:04:44 PM
Wonderful shot!
01/07/2011 05:03:18 PM
Nice underwater photo. Good luck.
01/07/2011 03:30:32 PM
Super image.
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01/07/2011 01:59:49 PM
My pick for blue in this FS.
The fish, the swimmer, the light rays, the internal reflection on the surface, the grayscale, the composition, the unusual perspective, the border, the title - all of these outstanding elements add up to an amazing picture/presentation.
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01/07/2011 06:29:40 AM
This is a pretty awesome photo, but I really wish it was in color.
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01/07/2011 01:47:11 AM
Surreal feel to this and a great take. B&W works on this. Would be tempted to work on the image and brighten up the rays of light in the water. Unusual image. 8
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01/06/2011 04:02:02 AM
i'm not so certain about the border, but a really nice shot, would love to see it in color
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01/05/2011 07:51:48 PM
This amazing shot is my pick of the challenge. Well done and good luck!
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01/05/2011 04:05:52 PM
I donít know how you did it, but it is absolutely stunning to me. 10
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01/04/2011 09:55:56 PM
this is so cool...how on earth did you take this...I hope you have notes on your picture
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01/04/2011 06:37:13 PM
This is excellent.
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01/04/2011 06:33:24 PM
border totally unnecessary. too heavy and detracts from image. too bad as the concept and execution of such a very difficult image should result in a 10. my guess this will ribbon anyway, so who gives a flip my opinion on borders eh? */* 7. gl
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01/03/2011 02:32:57 PM
love this shot with the wild life etc, but I'm wondering what the color version looked like. Could be that maybe the light rays wouldn't have shown up as good or something, overall very well done I enjoyed it thanks.
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01/03/2011 01:18:09 PM
I do not like the border.... Still a solid 8 any day.
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01/03/2011 12:31:11 PM
Lovely image - made me think of this one:

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Makes me want to get an underwater housing.

The figure and reflection is interesting enough in its own right but with the dolphins below it is flat out amazing. Very bold choice to go monochrome too.

A 10 from me.
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01/03/2011 11:34:53 AM
excellent
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01/02/2011 08:24:34 PM
I could see this being a motivational poster. I really like how the sun rays point towards the dolphins.
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01/02/2011 07:25:28 PM
Extraordinary! Best DPC photo I've seen in months. Original. Well executed.
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01/02/2011 03:11:01 PM
the border is distracting to me... if it was smaller maybe? Great capture otherwise!
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01/02/2011 02:48:13 PM
WOW seriously stunning! love to know how you did this!
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01/02/2011 01:27:46 AM
wow...spectacular...I love the rays...brilliant image 9
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01/01/2011 08:38:15 PM
Juliette? Are those Pacific whitesided dolphins? Cool!!
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01/01/2011 06:08:29 PM
Beautiful image and one of the more thought provoking in the challenge. Good luck!
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01/01/2011 04:45:00 PM
If this doesn't make the front page....

From a purely technical view, there are many flaws in this image. The lighting is a little murky, the man is a bit blurry, etc. But all together, it is spectacular. Having swum with wild dolphins, I can attest to their magic.
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01/01/2011 01:00:11 PM
Wow, just great
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01/01/2011 11:38:06 AM
would make a nice poster 8
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01/01/2011 05:06:02 AM
Wonderful image. I would have liked to have seen this in color.
(not voting)
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01/01/2011 01:25:44 AM
My number 1 for this challenge - great shot!
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01/01/2011 12:52:55 AM
I love this both for it's b&w treatment and simple beauty. I do think the divers pose is a little awkward though.
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01/01/2011 12:34:53 AM
OMG .. this is incredible .. the thumb jumped right out at me .. different from the usual fs fare .. i love it .. 9 ..:)
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