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  #200 Black and White
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      ©2018 davemisunas
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000       1st place, 218 points
1/639s, f8, ISO 125, 25mm, Aperture Priority, Spot, no flash
Post-Processing: LR: convert bw- adj expos. minus -
graduating filter top and bottom -
dodge and burn.
      Extra Info: None
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May 16, 2018
    Congratulations on your win. Wonderful picture.

May 16, 2018
    Beautiful job of lighting! Congratulations on a great win and two top 5's.

May 16, 2018
    Congrats for this great shot that gets a clear and deserved win !

May 16, 2018
    Congrats, a very clear winner!!! A lovely image.

May 15, 2018
    Congrats on a nice win.

May 15, 2018
    Congratulations on the win. Great photo!

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May 15, 2018
    Great composition. The curve of rock really pulls the eye into the centre of the frame where the light halos the lighthouse, and then points the way to the kayaks beyond. Lovely mix of textures.

May 15, 2018
    Excellent composition. The tones are fabulous. Great DOF. In my top 5.

May 15, 2018
    Classic B&W well taken

May 14, 2018
    I like the sky and the sweep of the rock jetty. Looking closely I see the kayaks!
This would be a great entry for the next challenge too... break the rules. It works!!

Old Finn
May 14, 2018
    Interesting picture and those paddlers give more interest to the picture. Well composed and good BW tones. Nr 1 in my favs.
Edited on May 14, 2018

May 14, 2018
    Beautiful scene, plenty to hold my interest. The light almost seems to emanate from the lighthouse. Well up in my tt.

May 14, 2018
    This would be a perfect entry for the next challenge. The lighthouse is so centered, yet the image works. Beautiful.

May 13, 2018
    Appreciate the comments... after staring at an image for awhile the process can become convoluted so your suggestions are helpful. A few of you suggested cropping from right and top, I tried this and it helped. The dark area in the sky was the only blue patch, everything else was clouds or marine layer, I was able to soften the blue some but not make it blend. The figures on the water are kayakers.

May 13, 2018
    This has become a familiar subject. It looks like those surfers will be waiting for a while.

May 12, 2018
    Like the scene, the lighting and the crisp detail. Sky is nice, but I still would crop a fair amount off the top and right to get the lighthouse off dead center.

May 12, 2018
    Great perspective and nice light

May 11, 2018
    i really like this, it is a great subject. and looks good in black and white. must have been a tricky exposure

I wondered about a slight crop from the top right - up to the left side of the white object? it feels a bit of waster space in comparison to the centre and left of the picture.

shame there appears to be some processing artefact in the clouds at the top, left of centre - presumably you were working hard to recover some burned out highlights?

but those are minor points - it is an engaging picture and in my TT
Edited on May 11, 2018

May 10, 2018
    Beautiful location and good composition. Post processing and retouching issues in clouds and around lighthouse. Perhaps trying to alter too much or maybe the original exposure was not correct.
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By davemisunas

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