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  #182 Contre Jour / Backlighting
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Waiting for the big one       ©2017 NEAT
Canon EOS 7D Mark II       1st place, 224 points
1/59s, f22, ISO 200, 35mm, Shutter Priority, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Flipped horizontally
straightened
convert to black and white
added warmth
darken highlights
sharpened
adj contrast
cropped
bit of cloning,(ships, and water)
topaz denoise
dodge and burn
define
      Extra Info: We were waiting for some time to see what this guy was going to catch because you could tell it was going to be a pretty big one, in the end it was a stingray...he threw it back in the ocean thankfully. The entertainment was fun whilst it lasted!!
 
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mrsawyer
28 days ago
    Love your photo NEAT. If you had taken out the two lens spots it would have probably improved your score.

Oh, but you won! Congrats!!!

out_of_focus
30 days ago
    congratus NEAT!!

NEAT
31 days ago
    I'm quite surprised this won, I really didn't think it was that good and I nearly didn't enter it, but I kind of didn't have anything better IMHO. Actually I entered the colour one first but the colours looked too saturated even though it was almost straight from camera. I ended up thinking the sepia was a lot more pleasing to the eye.

Thank you so much for all the great votes of confidence and the comments, I really appreciate it 😀😀😀
Edited on Feb 20, 2017

ysal
31 days ago
    Congrats, what an amazing image. I also I agree to keep the sun flares in.

Lo
31 days ago
    Absolutely beautiful Neat - Congratulations on first place.

Mepo
31 days ago
    Congrats. I wholly agree with you on the sun flare, I've always thought they added some interest.

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Lo
32 days ago
    Absolutely stunning. You've used the rule of thirds beautifully to focus on the figure and the setting sun. I like your choice of finish - it lends a silvery sheen to the photo.

RobertLavker
33 days ago
    Simply outstanding - beautiful and right on the theme. High in my favs.

Old Finn
33 days ago
    Suits well to the topic. Well composed. In my favorites.

jomari
33 days ago
    Great placement of the figure! I like the processing and love the flare. Top 2.

babysister
33 days ago
    This is the photo I wanted to get but the weather would not cooperate. It is beautiful.

alis nocturnis
34 days ago
    Lovely composition. Pity that there are two lighter areas which detract a little from overall effect. However, it is still my number one!

aoc46
34 days ago
    Good example of the theme, well-composed. Unfortunate that there are so many sun flares - I'd try to clone them out.

bryanshoots
34 days ago
    You're lucky you witness his big catch. Love the dramatic sky and reflection.

cookiejar
34 days ago
    A Good landscape. I like your sepia treatment. The sun spots could have been removed, but I don't mind them left in.

mazarak
34 days ago
    Love the tone of the image, and the silhouette works well. I might have tried to separate the sun and the figure as one tends to distract from the other...

forkcandles
34 days ago
    well done

ysal
34 days ago
    This is a magical shot! Beautifully done. And I'm glad to hear that he released the ray.
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