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February 26th, 2011

Winter on the Monterey coast, California.

Nikon D7000, Adobe Lightroom.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: stubulman
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Very pleasing, very kinetic. I think the composition is spot on.

There is a blue cast to the image. It certainly doesn't detract at all. I, being too A-R, removed it.
Posted By: Daddy_Gemini
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Pretty cool picture and slightly different than your usual wave crashing photo. It's not the sharpest image and the horizon line is not straight and the clouds are not very appealing but a nice shot anyways. A little too much vignetting for my taste like so many people often do, which makes your overall white channel have a grey tint to it.
Posted By: fjawodfc
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Nice scene. Sharp, refreshing water and splashes.

There are areas of unnatural-looking, flat color in the sky.

And why is the horizon line bumpy? Is the water really that rough so far out?
Posted By: mjoa
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Nice subject and fairly decent composition. Good timing on the wave crashing.

One of my pet peeves but this looks like the camera was set to the wrong white balance. This is why I always shoot RAW+JPG. Also, while some might disagree, most would say a level horizon is pretty crucial to good landscape photography. A good effort nonetheless but hope you find the feedback useful.
Posted By: colindub.com
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Thanks for all the great feedback! As you can guess, I did a lot of tweaking within Lightroom and that's why it probably doesn't look "natural." I think I'll try another version that it more natural and less intense.

I'll take another look at the water. It was a very windy day with spectacular waves! But it could be some of the PP I did in Lightroom.
Posted By: sserschens
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Finally someone posts an image of water without a long exposure. Long exposure water shots are overdone and not as fancy as people think. This is great! Thank you for a great desktop!
Posted By: Ezoxu
about 13 years, 4 months ago

Very calm! I love it and its going straight to my desktop :)
Posted By: paul.charles.k
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Sserchens, long exposure shots are not about showing off or being fancy. A lot of times they are about differentiating the water from the detailed backgrounds. Nothing in nature is that smooth so when you see that smooth area, you know it's the water. Otherwise, too sharp of water would get lost in sharp detail.
Posted By: BloWorld
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Nice shoot! Beautiful scene and waves. But Too much vignetting for me, the picture is too dark.
Posted By: The Orange Box
about 13 years, 4 months ago
So much I like and enjoy about this image its like eye candy until ...

You look closer at it, I ended up cropping out the sky unfortunately the sky has too many issues others have already stated ..
Posted By: colindub.com
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Just for fun, I made an alternative based on the feedback: http://colecovizion.deviantart.com/gallery/28882086#/d3ahzj5

Thanks again for all the great feedback! There were some great ideas to try out.
Posted By: Annesville
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Nice to see a difference take on the classic "wave on the rocks" theme.

As already mentioned, the sloping horizon spoils it a bit. Is it possible to download a desktop sized version of your alternative version? I only seem to get a purchase preview image.
Posted By: 5ive5
about 13 years, 4 months ago
Differences between the two versions quite interesting. Nice work. Do you know the coordinates of where this shot was taken?
Posted By: colindub.com
about 13 years, 3 months ago
Yes, it really feels like two different pictures. The resolution in the D7000 can really make some interesting crops.

Here is the link of the area: http://maps.google.com/maps?q=monterey&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Monterey,+California&gl=us&ll=36.634987,-121.939069&spn=0.00966,0.008851&t=h&z=17

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