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  #64 Blue
Entry 12 of 20
   
 
Blue on blue       ©2009 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       12th place, 44 points
1/500s, f5.6, ISO 80, 152mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, adjusted brightness and contrast, removed colour cast, reduced blue shadows.       Extra Info: None
 
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Mepo
Sep 14, 2009
    Jade O:

Thanks to you , I'll never be able to collect my commission from the shipping company :-)

Jade O.
Sep 14, 2009
    I checked the back of my monitor was surprised to find a postmark from September of 1964!

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Mepo
Sep 14, 2009
    dodrizzt: I appreciate your comments. Thank you.

dodrizzt
Sep 14, 2009
    Very nice landscape, lots of blues all around, and the extra colour touch from the greens and withes... a nice pic, also nice for the theme. TT for me, well done!

Mepo
Sep 13, 2009
    Everyone: A special than you to everyone who takes the time to comment on these entries. Every comment is a valued learning experience.
rafinmenb: Your comments are very much appreciated. Since submitting this in a rush after returning from Alaska, I've had an opportunity to learn a much better way to reduce blue haze by special settings of the unsharp mask - it works like a dream. Set the unsharp mask in PS to 35/85/0 or 25/50/0 try them both and then experiment with your own settings.

rafinmelb
Sep 13, 2009
    Lovely composition, nicely times to get the boat just there, lots os aheds of blue and I love the intrusion of green. Shame about the haze/mist(?) but what can you do but work with what you have.

Mepo
Sep 13, 2009
    Gail: Good point - I will do that. Glad you liked the image
kjwags: I didn't feel that scenic shots should be excluded from the challenge & I am very happy that you put it in your TT - Thank you.
slieb25: Boy - you hit the nail on the head. We do seem to want the world to be a Kodachrome moment on this site. Yes I will clone out the telephone pole sticking out of someones head but I also want to record the way things really are. I nearly always give my votes to entries taken in inclement weather because so few photographers take their cameras out. The day was not foggy but the haze was insane. It was also very cold; out of the 3800 people on board there were maybe 30 of us on deck. I was enthralled with the sheer majesty of the fiord and stayed on deck most of the day. In the original the land in front was almost blue too; I wanted to bring out some of the colour but I also wanted to have a memory of that full day of thick haze. You just had to be there I guess. I wish I could have recorded it better. Thank you for your comment.

Gail
Sep 13, 2009
    Nice image ... sky is not that interesting, tho. Maybe crop about an inch of the sky to draw focus back to boat. Just a suggestion.

KJW
Sep 12, 2009
    After further review adding to favorites

KJW
Sep 12, 2009
    I really like this scenic photo, beautiful shot & looks like a relaxing place to visit. It does fit the bill with the blues in it but it is a scenic shot which may have been more fitting in another challenge. This is on cusp of being added to my TT, will see which way wind blows on it. Not to take away from photo it is a great shot overall.

slieb25
Sep 12, 2009
    I typically think we tend to over-saturate our shots for the challenges, but IMO, this shot could use a bump up in saturation. I'm guessing this was on a foggy day, it just has a very muted look to it. Good focus on the boat and nice seascape overall.

Mepo
Sep 11, 2009
    LaRee. Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.
Jade O. I'm glad you added that bit at the end - The word kitschy was hard to take. And, by the way, if you had turned your monitor around you would have seen a place to put the stamp and write in your message hehe

As you can imagine, I saw this shot coming. We had not seen another boat all day and then this one comes along, the right colour & in the right place - I thought maybe Jade O was looking after me from on high:-) Only problem was the haze was so thick that the land in front was almost blue.

LaRee
Sep 11, 2009
    The composition is well balanced and appealing. Plenty of blue to fit the challenge here. Nice.

Jade O.
Sep 10, 2009
    A picture postcard scene which looks like a postcard left out in the sun and faded a bit -- or mass produced without the right colour control on the lithograph. The composition and slightly off-colour hues are so classic it is almost kitchy. If this was the intended effect, you have it mastered. Though I am not sure this was the intended effect, this looks like something that could be out of a sixties promotional brochure for a shipping company. For what are probably all the wrong reasons, I really like it!
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