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Not-So-Smooth Sailing
alanfreed


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2010 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300s
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Kona, Hawaii
Date: Apr 26, 2010
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2011

Just thought this turned out rather wild, since it makes it look like the ship is being washed ashore by a giant wave.

Statistics
Place: 67 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.2660
Avg (commenters): 7.5625
Avg (participants): 6.2000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5758
Views since voting: 736
Views during voting: 323
Votes: 188
Comments: 21
Favorites: 0


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02/26/2011 01:42:53 PM
wow...the ship looks like it is on the very edge of the wave...fantastic!
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02/21/2011 09:35:34 AM
It's interesting you would mention that, actually!

I had struggled with that aspect of this shot for quite a while before submitting it. In the first version I submitted, I did indeed straighten the horizon properly. But the way the wave curves, it actually made it feel unbalanced and tilted, oddly enough. The more I looked at it with a perfectly straight horizon, the more it bothered me that it appeared to be off.

I rotated it just a couple degrees, and it felt more balanced to me. Just another weird attribute of this shot, I guess. I was curious to see if anyone else would comment on that, and was surprised no one had said anything about it during voting.

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Helluva shot, Alan. I'm amazed you didn't level the horizon, though :-( I can't see any reason not to.
02/21/2011 03:52:52 AM
Helluva shot, Alan. I'm amazed you didn't level the horizon, though :-( I can't see any reason not to.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/20/2011 11:50:13 PM
Amazing optical illusion -- like the cruise ship is riding the wave.
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02/20/2011 04:57:53 PM
like the perspective
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02/20/2011 03:35:09 PM
Nice colours and waves.
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02/20/2011 09:04:21 AM
Back to comment... Wow! It's like it's sitting on the edge of that great wave and could keel over at any moment. This could be on the cover of a dvd for a disaster movie!
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02/20/2011 01:23:48 AM
Remarkable perspective and illusion!
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02/19/2011 11:19:29 AM
Spectacular capture!
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02/19/2011 09:17:05 AM
Nice colors in this shot.Great DOF.
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02/18/2011 11:20:40 AM
the color is a litte overprocessed but still a breath-taking shot
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02/17/2011 11:37:26 AM
Very scary looking, well done
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02/17/2011 11:36:26 AM
this is one of those odd, odd pictures...it looks like the ship/boats are going to fall off a shelve...amazing shot
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02/16/2011 08:23:58 PM
You should show this to the cruise lines.
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02/16/2011 02:11:55 PM
Great clarity.9
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02/15/2011 08:59:46 AM
Now that is a way to work force perspective! The capture really gives off the illusion that the huge cruise ship is not far from the ridge line of the crashing wave. The proximity to the crashing wave projects the idea of rough sailing ahead...mayhap crashing on shore. Great details and lovely colors in this shot.
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02/15/2011 08:06:15 AM
intersting shot
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02/14/2011 03:42:32 PM
Color, color, color! Very nicely done. Maybe crop the shore line out? not sure just a suggestion. A nine in my book. Congrats in advanced.
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02/14/2011 02:42:25 PM
Wow! This is gorgeous, it took me a few moments to even comprehend what was happening. Beautiful.
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02/14/2011 01:58:45 AM
Interesting perspective
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02/14/2011 01:30:43 AM
OMG WOW HOLY COW... would not wanted to have been on that cruise ship!!!
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