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  Mini#24 Best of 2012
Entry 8 of 50
Wavescape       ©2012 Zooker
Panasonic DMC-FZ150       8th place, 98 points
1/250s, f4.5, ISO 100, 35mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Some Photomatix HDR to pop.
Sized and sharpening with Faststone.
      Extra Info: After breaking wave reached height of roof !
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Jan 15, 2013
    This photo has rich blend of everything but so unnatural too. An amazing photo.

Jan 15, 2013
    Really pleased with this result, thanks everyone for your kind comments !
It was quite a dramatic setting with the waves crashing against the building right in front of us ! After breaking, the waves were reaching roof height. For the challenge I chose this HDR version, but the non-HDR version hangs on my wall !

Jan 14, 2013
    I had this one higher! Sorry to jinx you! Congrats on your top ten finish.

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Jan 14, 2013
    I like the action of the waves breaking waves against the breakwater rocks set against the background , and is that a seal in the water ? All in a ver good timing , not 100% sure about the photomatix treatment , but still a tt because of everything else, will also be interested to see where the location isas well , good luck

Steven T
Jan 14, 2013
    A very dramatic scene. The HDR treatment is good - but almost too much, at least for my taste. Still, a great shot! The seagull on the left is a wonderful detail.

Jan 14, 2013
    I really like this, and the detail is extreme (with the HDR processing). I think it just borders on a touch of oversharpening, but overall a nice picture.

Jan 14, 2013
    framing and timing are perfect,

Jan 13, 2013
    I think this is perfect. I know some don't like HDR but I do and this is well done to my eye. I love that there is a person looking out the window in the upper right. There is a lot of interest in this shot. I even see a seal in the water? So much here and one of my favorite images in this challenge.

Jan 13, 2013
    great scene with lots going on. would like to know where this is.

Jan 13, 2013
    A bit too much HDR for me, but Wow what a terrific photo!

Jan 13, 2013
    not a fan of HDR and getting wet ! maybe see the original in outtakes

Jan 12, 2013
    Beautiful light, sharp, good color, one of my top favorites. Nice job.

Jade O.
Jan 12, 2013
    Quite a scene and quite an interpretation. Not sure if there is "pop" or overpop but either way a striking image.

Jan 12, 2013
    I can't believe you caught a gull and a seal in one shot with a great wave as well. Excellent capture.

Jan 11, 2013
    I'm not a big fan of over-the-top HDR colors, but in this instance it really works. Of course you've captured an exciting moment in the wave action.

Love the composition and color of the water and wall.
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By Zooker

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