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Stormy Seas

Stormy Seas
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-17
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 17-85 USM IS
Exposure: f/22, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-18 10:05
Viewed: 3166
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A while ago I went to the coast to attempt one of those lovely sunset over sea pictures but was unable to get one because of the weather. Yesterday was a lovely day with just a few clouds so I thought I would try again. It WAS a lovely day until just before the sun set when the clouds rolled in and it started to rain :) I did get some interesting shots with the clouds revealling some orange light as the sun got low in the sky. Most of these had manmade structures in them so I can't post them here. I did take a few simple sea pictures as I liked the different layers from shore to sky. I had someone today asking how I did collages so I thought I would post these as a collage

The collages are created very simply. In my editing program I select new from the file menu and create a blank picture which I fill in using the fill tool with my BG colour. I then open the photos I want and resize them. I then select each photo, copy them and then paste into the blank document as a new layer (if you don't have the option of paste as a new layer then just select paste). I use the move tool to position then (with some programs you don't need the move tool and can just drag the picture into place with your mouse).When all the photos are in place I save as a .jpg document.

I am sure there are other ways to do this using template but this is the way I do them

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To Aramok: Filterhester 1 02-18 11:29
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Nice set fot 3 seacapes, aranged in a a unique and original way, i would never think it making 3 vertical views with this ones. I like the colours and textures in both water and sky.
Very interesting to go over you B&W posts too, I like them, but never dare to post one :)
Best regards!

Bonjour Karan,
C'est un magnifique tryptique aux couleurs et mouvements bien étudiés. J'aime beaucouop le décallage successif de la ligne d'horizon, qui semble perdre davantage la petite embarcation de l'image centrale. Les trois phases de flux et reflux des vagues accentuent ce décallage. Très bien vu et réalisé, bravo.

une composition assez exceptionnelle mais parfaitement réussie, félicitations pour cette bonne création.
bravo et merci

This is one of these pictures that is so simple in its design, it is elegant. And the longish exposure has worked really well giving a soft effect again the harshness of the pebble beach.

I was wondering if you were using a filter at all?

The only thing I would say is to be careful with your horizons... I have this feeling of being very much at sea here, and I'm not so sure it was intentional! Luckily, I don't get seasick!


Hi Karan,
The different colors in the sky are really wonderful. I think it might even be more beautiful then a sunset. As you mentioned the different layers are beautiful to see. I also like the fact that it looks as if the front of each photo has been illuminated. The slow shutter speed gave the waves the beautiful silky look.

Yup, the horizon

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-02-18 11:33]

hi karan,
intéressante présentation des allées et venues de la mer, pas évident à faire en photo. Bonne exposition avec des teintes globalement identiques.


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-02-18 11:33]

Hello Karan,
Wonderful seascapes.Each frame is well caught and composed.Excellent presentation.

Hi Karan,
that's a wonderful melancholic collage, I like it so much.
It is reflecting the winter-depression - but that's great, special the silky-effect on the left one.
I needed a little break here, sorry, but now I'm interested to see what I missed, all the wonderful works from the members, I'm happy to be back.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Karan,
Interesting weather report!
And don't be sad because there are milklions of sunset images while good stormy weather images are not that many...
Your are good, strong atmosphere and telling the story well!
Pablo -

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-02-18 13:11]

Bella composición,
excelente idea, bellas vistas...
muchos sakudos Karan, original collage.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-18 13:13]

Hello Hester,
Three really wonderful sescapes in one! They are all very beautiful individually and together they look really dramatic. I love the colours and the movement of the waves. Very nice collage and simple frame.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-02-18 13:25]

Hi Karan,
Wonderful seascapes. Each one looks so soothing and original. The colours of the sea and the sky are amazingly captured. You must have enjoyed it as much as we all here. Gives so much freshness. Kudos.

Bonjour Karan
Très jolie cette prise de vue.C'est un superbe de paysage sur le bord de la mer et l'on peut voir la tempêtre se dessiner .. Les couleurs sont très belles.Félicitations pour l'exposition et la composition.

Merci et a la prochaine....JP

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-02-18 21:29]

Hello Karan

A beautiful collage with excellent notes.I like the stages of the waves ,you get the sense of ebb and flow.Very nicely done.TFS


Another superb collage, all the shots really play off each other.


Hi karan,
an excellent collage you've got here. you really are a talented person.woderful seascapes. it's a pleasure to the beholder. thanks for sharing it with us, and thanx for your tip on making collages.:)

Nice collage Karan.

Really good to see some artistic flavour coming through here. I like the slow shutter that has been used to give us a feel for the movement of the sea. Would it have been better to put all the horizons at the same level?
I think you've done a great job here overall. :)


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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-02-19 16:01]

Jejeje... otras de esas presentaciones Karan que no son fáciles de definir ni criticar... gustan o no... y en este caso me gusta mucho.
Simple, ingeniosa y efectiva compo.
Leí tu respuesta a mi crítica anterior... yo también te agradezco por compartir tu talento y tu pasión con nosotros, o conmigo ;~)

Jejeje... another of those presentations Karan that are not easy to define neither to criticize... they like or not... and in this case I like a lot.
Simple, ingenious and effective compo.
I read your answer to my previous critique... I also thank you to share your talent and your passion with us, or with me ;~)

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-02-19 17:34]

Hi Karan,
Really wonderful light and perfect timing! It seems so calm...
TFS, José M.

bonjour karan
j'aime beaucoup cette composition pour les couleurs mais surtout pour les efffets d'eau sur le ressac des vagues.

Bonjour Karan,

Les trois phases de flux et reflux des vagues sont très bien faites.
Cette tryptique est bien sympathique.
Félicitation et merci pour le partage.

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