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Challenge: Black & White IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm EX APO Macro1:2.8 DG HSM
Location: Mettams Pool Western Australia
Date: Apr 2, 2011
Aperture: F10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640 sec
Galleries: Black and White, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2011

Funny how this shot came about. I was with a young friend of mine, hoping to see an osprey or two. The surf was up and as we walked along the pathway at the top of the dunes I was able to get some great shots. Then we walked back along sand and I got this among a lot of others.

Rotated to straighten horizon, cropped, channel mixer layer at 150% red, -200% green and 150% blue, cropped some more, canvas size for the letterbox border, merged visible, resized and saved for web.

Place: 57 out of 230
Avg (all users): 5.8235
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8511
Avg (non-participants): 5.7797
Views since voting: 773
Views during voting: 264
Votes: 153
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/17/2011 01:57:21 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club

This is one that I find hard to critique. I like it, I gave it a 6 in voting, but there is something missing for me and I can't put my finger on what it is that is missing.

I think I would have preferred to see a bit more foreground included, the framing feels a bit too tight for me. The letterbox style cropping constrains the image somehow. I'm missing the feeling of the wide open space. As far as the B&W goes, I tend to like a bit more contrast, not so much that the spray of the wave is blown out, but enough to give a bit more of a punch. This is a very minor nitpick and is just my personal preference.

Overall a well done image, but I think with a few minor compositional changes could have got you a higher score.


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2011 10:55:48 PM
Great capture!
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04/07/2011 10:20:10 AM
Full of action. The lack of information of the surfer works for me.
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04/04/2011 08:43:24 PM
This is magnificent. A standout in a challenge full of fabulous images.
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04/04/2011 04:10:22 PM
Really fabulous!
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