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Tube Dude
Tube Dude
JulietNN


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Square Crop II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Surfing
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3,5-6,3 Di II VC LD Aspherical [IF] macro for Canon
Date: Apr 28, 2011
Date Uploaded: Apr 28, 2011

This was taken in California, Del Mar on the pier there. Great conditions that week as you can see. The water was an amazing green and light blue. When put into Photoshop though and lightened, it almost came out unrealistic. So this took about 304986304978 edits.

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Now this square crop issue. When editing it, I cropped it to a square. Granted I eyeballed it. To me it still looks square.

When I started to get a couple of comments about it not being square, I looked through all the other photos in the challenge. They all looked square to me as well. But when ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' KarenNfld pointed otu how to use the EXIF data thing, it really does show that I am not a square. BUT I still see a square. I pointed out that I was not square in the thread and I immediately dropped from 7.569 to 6.4 over 2 days.

It went back up nicely after a while, there are other people as well that think it is square.

The photo was out there to be judged by others, if they thought it was a square, they had all the evidence to see that and vote accordingly

So I believe in the end, it is how we see it, we all know that the voters will DNMC harshly , even if it is a pretty picture.

So I take it that a lot of other people saw it square as well.

So thank you everyone for the comments and the thoughts behind them. I appreciate them!

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Well, I am officially the dumbest arse in the world. I just checked after screeching NOOOOO at the computer, and guess what, I took it on the 23rd.

I am a dumbarse who can not make a square or tell the right date (I had gone to CA to shoot, shot, but did not have my laptop, so downloaded everything 5 days later, didnt even bother to look at the date stamp as I was sure I shot these in Del Mar and not Huntington. It would appear that my head is not in the game anymore and I need to fix that)


Disqualification Details
Your submission must be taken after the challenge is announced and before the deadline, based on the Current Server Time (US Eastern Standard Time) displayed at the bottom of every page on this site. You must ensure that your camera date and time are correctly set to your local time zone before shooting your entry. If the date recorded in your original image file is not within the specified challenge dates, your entry will be disqualified -- NO exceptions!

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Views during voting: 342
Comments: 71
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05/11/2011 07:35:18 AM
To crop a perfect square in Photoshop, press c for the crop tool, click anywhere and drag.. then hold the shift key ===> Square crop. You can also use the marquee selection tool (m) and click-drag-hold shift to get a square selection, which you can then (assuming around Photoshop CS2 or newer) move around before choosing Image->Crop.

Great image BTW, sorry you took it on the wrong day.
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05/10/2011 11:45:06 PM
LOL...I can't believe that after you posted that it wasn't square the image fell by a point ! You do know that voters must have linked you with your other great surf image along with the posts in the forums....yikes !!!! Watch what you say in there for now on ! :-)

These are some great shots and I hope to see more.

On the square issue....this one looked just as square as any. To measure pixels is insane. If you're going to measure this and vote down then you should ONLY do so if you are going to measure ALL SHOTS IN THE CHALLENGE.
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05/10/2011 06:28:00 PM
Absolutely awesome picture! Maybe if you reduced your age from 95, it would improve your organizational abilities... ;-p
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05/10/2011 10:31:48 AM
Well Juliet, I am so sorry for you DQ, but then on the other hand I am elated to get the blue. Nevertheless you have the knowledge, that yours was the best photo. Not so long ago I had my blue DQ, because of a silly and totally unnecessary processing fault.
I guess this is how one learns to be more careful with details. Keep it up and we will meet again. Ruedi
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05/10/2011 09:28:21 AM
Arrrrgh! The infamous wrong date in the camera. Been there but never on a blue, and caught it before submission. Still an excellent image, and definitely worthy of the blue. (as attested by the votes)

PS: I see it as square as well.
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05/10/2011 04:00:15 AM
great image regardless of any rules!
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05/09/2011 11:50:48 PM
Gosh, Honey - I am so sorry!!! What a brilliant photo - and now DQ'd. But, it's brilliant nonetheless. And it was the Blue in the eyes of the majority of voters - so there you go. OX
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05/09/2011 11:25:45 PM
OMG- not square and a DQ to boot????????????? Start drinking that gin. ; )
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05/09/2011 06:33:38 PM
I didn't even notice it wasn't square!
Still a very amazing colour photo, so surreal I love it!
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05/09/2011 05:55:05 PM
Ouch. Now you know what it feels like to be ripping a tube and have it cave and crush you. Great shot, great score and a fine addition to the portfolio. Now you just need to work on the book keeping end of things ;)
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05/09/2011 05:47:22 PM
All is forgiven.
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05/09/2011 05:44:12 PM
What a nice shot! Too bad it was DQed
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05/09/2011 05:27:11 PM
This is a bummer. Wonderful picture and no date can change that.
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05/09/2011 05:12:39 PM
Sorry about the DQ for the date - it's a great shot with fabulous water, even if it isn't square.
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05/09/2011 04:52:44 PM
A well, it's almost square and it's very good. Sorry for the DQ, what went wrong?
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05/09/2011 04:49:18 PM
Nice photo, shame got DQed !

Message edited by author 2011-05-09 16:50:39.
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05/09/2011 04:48:27 PM
Oh no....I love this shot and was coming to look at it again on the front page. I am sorry about the DQ. That sucks. :O(
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05/09/2011 03:22:01 PM
Sweet shot! Love the colours! Well deserved ribbon :)
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05/09/2011 01:32:46 PM
You seriously need to buy a cabana. Amazing as usual for you Jules!
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05/09/2011 01:20:46 PM
Magnificent action shot! Congrats with ribbon!
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05/09/2011 12:59:05 PM
Congratulations,this is one fantastic image.
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05/09/2011 12:36:07 PM
Square enough for me.
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05/09/2011 12:35:50 PM
Awesome shot, Congratulations!!
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05/09/2011 12:19:55 PM
Love the colour of the water. Good timing.
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05/09/2011 12:03:19 PM
I love these surfing shots of yours. Congrats
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05/09/2011 11:19:05 AM
I need to know where the 'chicken lips' comes from. LOL
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05/09/2011 11:17:11 AM
Square enough for me. Great shot Juliet.
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05/09/2011 11:07:13 AM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon. I gave this a high score, too. You might have won the blue with a square crop, too. It's now water under the bridge.
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05/09/2011 08:10:08 AM
YES!!! The voters got it right. Fabulous. Congrats.
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05/09/2011 06:21:12 AM
Juliet - I just hope I can get some surf shots this good someday in the future. It is a credit to the quality of the photo that you won the Blue in a challenge where your photo doesn't even meet the challenge! Great photo!
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05/09/2011 06:19:31 AM
Woot! Another surfing blue - not bad for someone who lives in the desert!!! :-) Huge congrats.
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05/09/2011 05:58:26 AM
Congrats on the blue! Not bad for a non-square photo, LOL :)
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05/09/2011 03:27:33 AM
Superfantstic! This one is even nicer then your already stupendously fabulous "Surf's Up" image.

Message edited by author 2011-05-09 03:28:19.
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05/09/2011 02:23:07 AM
Congrats for the blue!Excellent shot!
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05/09/2011 02:07:40 AM
This really was the only choice for blue! Congrats, Juliet.
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05/09/2011 01:53:07 AM
that is a crazy shot, very nice!
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05/09/2011 01:16:36 AM
Crazy good!! Congrats on your blue!!!
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05/09/2011 01:09:50 AM
Go, Juliet!!
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05/09/2011 12:56:03 AM
Wow...that is a sick shot!...Where is this? and how much zoom did you need? Or are you in the water with them and an underwater housing??...Outstanding job!
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05/09/2011 12:10:38 AM
Square or not - it's an awesome shot! Congrats on blue!
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05/09/2011 12:09:58 AM
These images are like Clark Little meets Beach Boys. Awesome. Congrats on your blue!
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05/09/2011 12:04:41 AM
Well done and congrats.
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05/09/2011 12:03:26 AM
Dang, you're getting good with these surfer shots!
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05/09/2011 12:03:10 AM
Chicken lips??? Well, all I can say is this is so deserved, well done!
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05/09/2011 12:02:11 AM
And there ya go!!!
Congrats, chicken lips!! Hugs! This is wonderful!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/08/2011 11:26:09 AM
This is awesome! Wow...nicely done.
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05/07/2011 09:53:55 AM
The only thing stopping this from reaching ten-dom is that I'm not sure if a square crop really helped this out. It is a beautiful shot, love the color density.
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05/06/2011 08:49:38 PM
Excellent, nice color on water.
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05/06/2011 08:33:22 PM
My god...where are you capturing this from ? Are you in a helicopter!?!?! The color and texture of the water is perfect.
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05/06/2011 03:22:32 PM
This is a great picture. For someone that hasn't expierienced this, it might not mean as much. This received my highest vote.
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05/06/2011 09:56:50 AM
great shot! Where you standing on a cliff? Distance? Lens? Congrats
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05/05/2011 12:09:29 PM
Must be some other way of scoring a picture that is beyond one's technical understanding and that can be truly appreciated without being artistically affected by it.
This is a very good picture in a very special domain. The last wave.
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05/04/2011 03:03:06 PM
Love it! Very nice!!
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05/03/2011 11:34:28 AM
Love the action and colors in this...
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05/03/2011 08:47:56 AM
With those colors, I can't imagine whos this is,lol
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05/03/2011 01:02:20 AM
Awesome image! I'm a sucker for good action shots & I don't think the photographer get enough credit when they are done well. Congrats!
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05/02/2011 09:16:24 PM
Wonderful in every way. I LOVE those colours - it's as if the water were internally lit.

I just realized that this isn't actually square and much as I love the image, I have to deduct something from the score I initially gave it. Sorry. I'll still put it in my faves.
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05/02/2011 05:44:42 PM
This is fantastic - (obviously similar to that Best of 2010 shot)Are you standing on a pier or something to shoot this?
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05/02/2011 04:07:26 PM
I really don't know what to say that isn't obvious. Wicked shot.
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05/02/2011 03:51:33 PM
Lovely detail and colur. I'd tighten it a bit, perhaps placing the surver slightly down off-center.
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05/02/2011 12:00:17 PM
A great action shot - too bad it isn't square
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05/02/2011 10:11:54 AM
wonderful capture. I love the colors and action you have captured here.
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05/02/2011 09:54:15 AM
Gorgeous colours in the water, wonderful action but this is not a square crop! I can excuse a couple of pixels off but not this many, sorry. After all square crop is the theme of this challenge.
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05/02/2011 09:52:05 AM
Oh wow. This is fabulous. He is perfectly focused. The varying colors of green in the waves. FANTASTIC.
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05/02/2011 07:32:38 AM
Has me transfixed,top shot.
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05/02/2011 02:09:38 AM
This is amazing, so vibrant, powerful, and crisp. 10
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05/02/2011 01:43:45 AM
This is not a square.
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05/02/2011 01:25:46 AM
Yes cool shot, Juliet, I'm guessing.
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05/02/2011 01:15:36 AM
Juliette, I assume? From your recent travels to our fair and tubular lands?
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05/02/2011 12:41:20 AM
Grest shot - but it isn't square, why?
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05/02/2011 12:30:34 AM
This has the feel of ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' JulietNN.

Lovely capture and processing.
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