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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Superior Waves by Zaitz
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Superior Waves

April 30th, 2011

30+mph winds at the North Shore of Lake Superior. Taken at Gooseberry Falls State Park.

Nikon D300s, Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX AF 11-16mm f/2.8, Adobe Photoshop CS5.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Averain
about 3 years, 2 months ago
I guess I'm supposed to give you constructive criticism but all I really thought about this was, "Oh, wow". Outstanding pic!
Posted By: Manuel__G
about 3 years, 2 months ago
The colours are beautiful and it looks like a slow exposure on the stones but the weaves are fast exposure.
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about 3 years, 2 months ago
as soon as i saw it on the loupe, i knew it would make it on the wallpaper section. great pic!
Posted By: Daddy_Gemini
about 3 years, 2 months ago
Now THAT'S what I'm talkin' about! Great shot! I like the sunlight reflecting off the water and the rocks. And I love how you can actually SEE the water in the waves. I'm seriously so sick of the soft misty longer exposed water everyone seems to prefer to look at. I like my water to look like liquid not gas. Thanks for this shot it's superb, different, inspiring and just looks great! Thanks again Zaitz! =)

The horizon line isn't straight, but It works as it is. It kinda gives motion leading up and to the left the same way the waves are crashing. However I will try straightening the horizon in photoshop to see if I like it better that way.
Posted By: ElectrikLizard
about 3 years, 2 months ago
Great Shot ... I grew up there.
Good angle and depth ..

It would be an even greater shot if it wasn't PURPLE !
Posted By: Zaitz
about 3 years, 2 months ago
Thanks for the comments. It is a single exposure. The foregound is covered in ice so that is why it looks that way. Thanks for the comments Daddy_Gemini. I have to admit I do enjoy long exposures. But the power of the waves was what I was capturing that morning. For me it depends on the situation.

The horizon is off by about 3 pixels. I had a b&w version that was straight and forgot to change the color edit. The magenta was also picked up by the 4x5 Velvia I shot that day.
Posted By: Banksie
about 3 years, 2 months ago
I can't wait to get my hands on this lens, even more so now because of that image!
Posted By: Psilocybe
about 3 years, 2 months ago
Great picture, great colors.. I must say I actually quite like the purple.

I think it could've been better with a little bit more sky and a little bit less of the rocky/watery foreground.
Posted By: icr1984
about 3 years, 2 months ago
Good shot! I like the action. Could be better.
Why the purple hue?

Tone down the purple... a lot. Perhaps straighten the horizon line.

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