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  #172 Arches
Entry 9 of 24
Girl Gazing at the Sea       ©2016 SteveBee
Panasonic DMC-GX8       9th place, 79 points
1/50s, f8, ISO 200, 38mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Processed from raw where the photographer makes all the decisions, not from a cookie-cutter jpeg SOOC (spit out of camera) by the camera's algorithm. Details upon request.       Extra Info: None
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Jade O.
Jun 1, 2016
    I didn't see the comment but if Steve wished to withdraw it, it is his perogative. I agree with Steve, sounds like damned if you do and damned if you don't. No matter what was said, I wouldn't take it personally (I hope!). I tend to talk straight up and respect someone who does the same, and even if the comment was personal, it's no big deal. So long what is said is sincere, even a hurtful comment should give one reason to pause on second thought to consider what was said and why; to ponder if there is any truth in it. Steve and I have spoken quite directly in the forum and I respect him because of the dialogue we've had. He has always impressed me as sincere. I doubt anything he said would change my opinion or my respect for him. Of course, I don't know what he said, haha! But I do hope this will suffice as the last word, Neil. No arguments, no winners. : )
Edited by Admin on Jun 2, 2016

Jun 1, 2016
    Oh dear! No sensible response? I take it I have won the argument ;-)

Jun 1, 2016
    Oh dear! This is shocking and unpleasant and controversial and deleted. Letís make a fuss about it.

Jun 1, 2016
    Why would you be 'damned if you do'?

if "Controversial" IS in the eye of the beholder then let us behold your comment to myself and Jade O unchanged so we can make make our own minds as to if they were controversial or not.

I showed your comment about Jade O to my wife and she was shocked to say the least, so I think I was fair in calling it unpleasant if not controversial too.

Jun 1, 2016
    So damned if you do, damned if you don't. "Controversial" is in the eye of the beholder.

Jun 1, 2016
    SteveBee - I see you have removed your unpleasant comment to Jade O, and your controversial response to my comment before people had a chance to read them. It's a shame you didn't have the courage of your convictions and leave them there :-( .

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May 31, 2016
    Beautiful view through - light is handled well. I like the added interest with the inclusion of the girl. In my tt.

May 31, 2016
    THis would have been a good shot without the human in the frame. As it is, she adds a sense of dimension and interest which elevates the quality of the photo.

So, share the details!!!
Edited on May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
    I like it. Maybe figure a little too central and a bit of burning in of the sea/sky. I have just noticed your PP notes, so I will be unable to vote on either of your entries. A shame.
Edited on May 31, 2016

May 29, 2016
    A great subject for the theme, nicely taken.

May 29, 2016
    What a beautiful place to be. Excellent work bringing out the colour in the rocks. I think the figure lends scope, but I find her blocking my view - as in I wish she were seated, or at the side.

Old Finn
May 29, 2016
    Suits well to the topic. Nice place. In my favorites.

Jade O.
May 28, 2016
    It is not often a figure downgrades an image but it is here for me. Superfluous imposition of an uninteresting (and uninterested figure - her back is facing us) detracts from the beauty of the arch and the vista beyond.

May 28, 2016
    Well done. You made all the right decisions.

May 27, 2016
    Very attractive shot from first viewing. I find my attention distracted by the bright and colourful rock strata on the left. I also wonder what the metal bars are at the bottom right. What I like most is when my eye is drawn through the arch to the wonderful turquoise sea beyond.

May 27, 2016
    the arch being offset gives size to the picture with the human element framed.

May 27, 2016
    Very nice composition.

May 27, 2016
    Great textures and shades of colours in those rocks, and a perfect view for the challenge.

May 27, 2016
    Nice work pulling out the color in rocks while keeping the sky from blowing out. focus cropping lighting right on.. in my TT.

May 27, 2016
    Fresh image; nicely composed and detailed.
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