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Beneath our feet lies another world, awaiting discovery by those who don't mind sliding around on seaweed covered angular rocks in the dark on a minus low tide - LOL!

I just found out that 4 of my images were selected to be in the 2008 Journal of the North American Nature Photographers Association. 100 total were chosen out of many thousands sent in. Last year, the most anybody got was 3, so I'm excited! And no way would that have happened if it were not for EPZ.

7 minute long exposure @F16 with inverted ND grad 0.9

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17-40L @22
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Subterranea
Username:PatrickSmith PatrickSmith
Uploaded:9 Oct 2007 - 3:54 PM
Tags:Architecture, General, Hyde street pier, Long exposure, San francisco, Specialist / abstract
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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
9 Oct 2007 - 3:56 PM

No Way am I first??!!
LOL, I am never First, this is definitely a First for me.....Smile
Luv the detail and colours you've captured......A stunner, P......

Hope you have a fantastic day, especially in knowing I was first, LOL!!


Smile


Cheers,
Suze Smile

PS: That must've been a very long 7 minutes, hoping it wasn't high tide when you started the wait.....Zzzzzz....Smile

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proz  9205 forum posts United States
9 Oct 2007 - 3:57 PM

another wonderful shot Patrick

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arpad  7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 - 3:58 PM

fantastic long exposure photo, the water looks perfect here

arpad

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TripleDshake34

About time jeez. Been waiting to see another for a while.. Nothing to say really except its a stunner as usual. Great shot

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PatrickSmith
9 Oct 2007 - 4:01 PM

Thanks for your comments!

Sorry Danny (tripledshake), only one per week for the time being.

LOL Suzan.. Off to a good start! Yes, it will be a good day.

Patrick

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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 4:01 PM

I love that curve in the distance and the strength of this remarkable structure.

Eric

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LongDucDong
9 Oct 2007 - 4:01 PM

Great shot, leads the eye nicely.

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DunDiggin  761 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 4:02 PM

That's a rock steady tripod you have - the detail on this is amazing.

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Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 4:05 PM

was that Suzan first??? she's never first you know, it's a real first for her to be first LOLSmile

WOW Patrick, the seven minutes must have felt like seventy, it's a stunner alright!!!


CLIXWink

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mikears  986 forum posts Canada
9 Oct 2007 - 4:08 PM

The question is - When you finally came out of there, what did you tell the strangers that were watching you under there for 7 minutes?

The result is fantastic!!

Nothing from me today - I left my images from the past Canadian Thanksgiving weekend on my camera at home.

Cheers
Mike

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wamp
wamp  8276 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 4:11 PM

The sea has a beautiful 'feel' and colour to it and the way you are lead through the shot is very good too - great work Smile

Sean

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nolongeramember

This is amazing , wonderful perspective and comp..

Nikki !!!

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9 Oct 2007 - 4:15 PM

Great long exposure, like the curve.

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rusmi  1035 forum posts Italy1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 4:19 PM

great capture, very original, click
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mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 4:21 PM

Saw this on your site. This is truly a stunner. Great job Patrick. Cheers, Martin

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megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
9 Oct 2007 - 4:22 PM

OK Patrick and Tony.....LOL,
Just remember who said it First.....LOL!

Smile

Suz Smile

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Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
9 Oct 2007 - 4:25 PM

Really good. Interesting underworld.

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taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 4:28 PM

You are inspiring me to try some of these long exposures-- LOL-- won't be of a butterfly. tho--

This is a VERY STRONG image of a Very Strong Structure-- Well done!

Jennnnn

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thewaiter  121177 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 4:30 PM

what happened to the other image Patrick ? .......


This is pretty darn good anyway ...... Smile

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PatrickSmith
9 Oct 2007 - 4:31 PM

Thanks for looking!

Yes Tony, I was almost too close and big waves were constantly threatening to ruin it all. I know, Suzan first? ..LOL!

Well Mike, fortunately I had to climb down a retaining wall, so I was out of sight, and when I came back up, it was so dark the the dozens of people still walking around did not even notice! Looking forward to more. are you having warm weather?

Suzan? Who's who? ..lol

Yes Jennnnnn, let's see you take a 7 minute exposure of a butterfly. That should get you an automatic EC!

Thanks Kevin, I mentioned it in your last shot. Almost nobody saw it!

Patrick

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9 Oct 2007 - 4:32 PM

Patrick this is amazing- 7 minute exposure ??. A superb shot to boot. I love the repeating patterns in the pier supports. Lordy a man could grow old waiting for that exposure to end!!!
Ron

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Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
9 Oct 2007 - 4:39 PM

THE LARGE VERSION is a must to fully appreciate this!!

Fantastic camera work again, Patrick!

LOL.....Suzan Wink And I´m more than 7 minutes late...LOL....Snow problems here already Smile

Jouko

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Scott_Scot
9 Oct 2007 - 4:56 PM

So what do you do for 7 mins while the shutter is open??? Smile
Absolutely crackin' image mate! Worth the wait.

Scotty

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jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 5:00 PM

Nice one Patrick Smile

Snow already Jouko??? Good grief!

Jeanie

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PatrickSmith
9 Oct 2007 - 5:02 PM

Thanks Ron. It seemed that way.

Snow already Jouko? That should mean that a hot spell is coming my way. But actually perhaps the first rain since April is on its way!

LOL Scotty, I just look out for rougue waves that would send the camera into the water unless I pull out the camera from its place. It gets nervewracking since the next exposure would have to be at least 20 minutes to get the same light as the sunset fades away. And I didn't want to wait another 20 minutes!

Hi Jeanie...oh that reminds me....

Patrick

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hmmm... perhaps it's just me Patrick, but I find the rocks in the fg really break up an otherwise fab composition. They don't really provide a lead in and keep on giving me the feeling they are just in the way of an excellent photo.
Feel free to ignore my critique, allthough you should know I'm quite an accomplished landscape photographer myself, so I know what I'm talking about Smile

edit : oops, clicked it

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PatrickSmith
9 Oct 2007 - 5:33 PM

LOL Koen, too late to take it back now and I'm keeping it!

I do have a version with just a silky foreground, so I may post that one on my website. I wonder how others feel about the rocks.

Patrick

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Steveman  8 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 - 5:37 PM

What a superb image - deserves to go all the way.
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AngelaR  9155 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 - 5:53 PM

Great shot Patrick. Well done on that publishing too.

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culturedcanvas

Just seen my pic of the month on your website earlier .... under the pier santa monica ... outstanding .. this is a cracking shot but the other just blows it away ... get it posted man !!

Dan

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dave thelens
9 Oct 2007 - 5:55 PM


Quote: so I'm excited!


And so you should be ... well done Patrick

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PatrickSmith
9 Oct 2007 - 6:00 PM

Thanks for looking in!

You think so Dan? Okay, I'll post that one too. That one does have a extreme amount of detail and texture.

Thanks Dave.

Patrick

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Kris76
Kris76  7 Canada
9 Oct 2007 - 6:01 PM

Great capture, and congrats on that publishing Smile
Kris

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mommy2cutekids

Lovely shot, love the smooth, foggy look of that water-makes you wonder what is lurking there Smile

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riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 6:05 PM

oooo not sure at all about the FG rocks, but the image is a cracker, due in large part to the curve taking the repeats out of site

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trissie  7 United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 - 6:13 PM

A wonderful capture Patrick, the detail is superb.

Trish

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9 Oct 2007 - 6:27 PM

Thats one heck of a long exposure....steady hand Smile

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AlanBW  8 England
9 Oct 2007 - 6:30 PM

The lighting and perspective are superb

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chesh  1045 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 - 6:40 PM

Many congratulations on the selection of your images.
They obviously know quality when they see it.

Dave

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SRSmith  6 United States
9 Oct 2007 - 6:42 PM

Wonderful exposure time on the water - love the smoothing.

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MikeA  91150 forum posts England
9 Oct 2007 - 6:47 PM

Like the patterns and the textures in this stunning shot Patrick. Well done with the photo contest.

MikeA.

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PatrickSmith
9 Oct 2007 - 6:54 PM

Thanks for your comments!

LOL Chris, yep, forgot the tripod at home. Fortunately I have very steady hands....! Yeah right.

Patrick

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chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 6:56 PM

Hey well done Patrick,your images so deserve the recognition...so here's mine for this one DangermanWink
'vote'
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9 Oct 2007 - 7:09 PM

Congratulations on your selection of images, your shot's are of a high standard.


Andre.

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paulsteds  10123 forum posts England
9 Oct 2007 - 7:19 PM

Excellent piece of work, I can understand why 4 of your image have been selected as you say and this is a very good example.
Paul

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MarkT  9119 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 7:43 PM

Great news Patrick - I bet you are well chuffed.

7 minutes, now that's long - superb shot.

Mark.

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ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 7:56 PM

Good exposure, lovely repeats and depth.

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9 Oct 2007 - 8:06 PM

No surprise for us that your picture were chosen

Peter

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9 Oct 2007 - 8:09 PM


Quote: Just seen my pic of the month on your website earlier .... under the pier santa monica ... outstanding .. this is a cracking shot but the other just blows it away ... get it posted man !!

Dan

I have to agree with him you know

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PatrickSmith
9 Oct 2007 - 9:03 PM

Thanks for looking!

LOL Janet....

Shhh Tony, I'm hiding that one for later!

Patrick

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PhillsPhotography

wow 7 min exposure thats alot of waiting around but must say its a awsome shot and worth the wait Smile

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9 Oct 2007 - 9:28 PM

Interesting to read the points debated above. For me, and probably most of us, this is an excellent image and your pictures are an inspiration.

David

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Mounters  784 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2007 - 9:34 PM

Congratulations on your Journal entry, why are you surprised? I wouldn't surprised if you filled it by yourself.
I think this shot is another example of Patrick Smith magic

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9 Oct 2007 - 9:49 PM

Fabulous news Patrick and I'll add my congratulations - It doesn't surprise me, your work is always up to the highest standard as is todays image!

Sarah Smile

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RobD  725 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Oct 2007 - 10:16 PM

Congratulations - on your selection and this fabulous shot
Rob

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9 Oct 2007 - 10:37 PM

Congratulations on the four selected images Patrick. I like the perspective in this shot.

Nigel

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liparig  10233 forum posts United States
9 Oct 2007 - 11:08 PM

this one is really great Patrick gives it a sense of a forbidden path, fantastic shot well done
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liparig  10233 forum posts United States
9 Oct 2007 - 11:09 PM

Just read your description -Congradulations of your photos being in the 2008 Journal of the North American Nature well done you deserve it!!
Joe

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LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2007 - 12:35 AM

This is fantastic Patrick, and wow, wow!...congrats on the 2008 Journal of the North American Nature Photographers Association, how awesome!

Lisa Smile

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Eric_Hendershot
10 Oct 2007 - 12:36 AM

Excellent camera work as usual, Patrick. I love the detail you have captured in this image and how the long exposure has turned the water silky smooth.

Eric

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PatrickSmith
10 Oct 2007 - 5:38 AM

Thanks for looking! Glad to know that you are less surprized than me.

Thanks Ade, it's not for everyone.

Yes Eric, I wanted it extra long to make it extra smooth.

Patrick

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scott_jessuk
10 Oct 2007 - 7:59 AM

Congratulation on your images Patrick and I'm not surprised because you images are of the highest quality.

Sliding on seaweed with jagged rocks underneath sounds familiar. Anyway great image here excellent light.

Scott

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User_Removed
10 Oct 2007 - 10:04 AM

patrick this doesn't float my boat its too bland & lacks any focal attention but i had to compliment you on your success truly remarkable although seeing your images its not that remarkable really. well done.

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megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
10 Oct 2007 - 11:15 AM

Mucho Congrats, P on your '2008 Journal of the North American Nature Photographers Association', definitely no surprise at all.......Just remember who told you First...LOL!

Have a nice Wednesday,
Suz Smile

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10 Oct 2007 - 11:27 AM

Hey congrats Patrick that is great news.....this is an interesting shot with good perspective and the more you look the more you see!

gill

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10 Oct 2007 - 1:05 PM

Congrats on your success Patrick, you reall yshouldn't be surprised you know!

Like the vanishing point composition on this.
Martin

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10 Oct 2007 - 1:38 PM

Nice lead in and repeating lines here. Congratulations on your success, really makes all the work worth while.

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dazzaman  8570 forum posts England
10 Oct 2007 - 5:48 PM

stunning patrick

daz

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PatrickSmith
10 Oct 2007 - 6:55 PM

Thanks for your comments! I've been super-busy today so no time for EPZ ......yet.

Suz??? Who?? I can't remember...lol...

Patrick

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Portknockie
10 Oct 2007 - 8:20 PM

Great news Patrick...and all down to Epz Wink

Great timing looks like mist ...superb dof and detail...

Don

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10 Oct 2007 - 8:39 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Patrick!!

So so SO well-deserved.

And as with your other pics, I LOVE this one. Stephen King meets H.R. Giger. Coo-erl.

A Smile

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10 Oct 2007 - 8:47 PM

Thanks Don.

Andrew, I'll have you know that the chili pepper is my favourite vegetable - LOL!

Patrick

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suetography
10 Oct 2007 - 9:45 PM

You have some real good images in your portfolio. I feel a bit in ore.
Sue

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chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Oct 2007 - 5:39 AM

superb piece of photography Patrick, top drawer
chris

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willf1  951 forum posts
11 Oct 2007 - 10:41 AM

I really liked this image when I saw it on your website (one of the best out there IMHO - full of information, which you have been more than willing to share, thank you). Seeing it again has just reminded me how good it is. How on earth to you stop yourself from knocking the tripod for seven minutes? I struggle with 1/2 sec times!

Tony

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ripleysalien
11 Oct 2007 - 12:57 PM

Congrats on getting your images used, Lets hope it brings more deserved acalaim, your work is an inspiration.


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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Oct 2007 - 3:38 PM

great composition Pat, you've caught some really nice colours too, it must have been either daybreak or nearly nighttime?

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Oct 2007 - 3:41 PM

congrats on getting some recognition too, must be an ego boost!

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PatrickSmith
11 Oct 2007 - 5:39 PM

Thanks for your comments! It is a super busy day today but I'll be browsing the galleries later I hope.

LOL Tony, I just stay away from it, but I have to be ready to grab it and run if a big waves moves in, which it almost did in this shot a couple of times.

That would be great if it happened Steve! (ripleysalien)

Yes Terry, it was about 15 minutes after sunset on a foggy day. But still some light was getting through. The light is too glaring so I have to wait until the down is down to take these shots. And yes, it helps to know that my work is holding its own when seen with the best photographers in North America! Of course, nobody has ever heard of me, so it is good to have a neutral opinion.

Patrick

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2007 - 5:41 PM

A terrific under the pier shot, excellent perspective and composition, congratulations on your recent success, its certainly well deserved, Ed

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shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2007 - 7:07 PM

Wow, what a stunning image, and congratulations...jojo

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2007 - 7:35 PM

To infinity and beyond...great perspective Patrick
Mike

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2007 - 10:33 PM

Wow! What a shot. Great composition and that long exposure has really paid off. The detail is fantastic. Congrats on your success. Bruce

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2007 - 12:08 AM

Wow! What a great shot,superb composition and i like the milky water effect works very well.Wonderful.


Mo.

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49er
49er  8564 forum posts
12 Oct 2007 - 7:40 AM

Technically this shot is great, but what makes it for me is your vision to find the potential in this image. To most it would be an untidy under the pier structure that most would avoid. 7 minute exposure ( for a mainly wildlife photographer like me is a lifetime) has made the water perfect for this shot..
Another shot that has inspired me on my quest to do more landscape... You are slowly becoming my 'landscape father'. Hope you do not mind having a 49 year old 'son' you have never seen.

Regards

Edgar

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lauraHB
lauraHB  8121 forum posts Ireland
12 Oct 2007 - 12:32 PM

Stunning as ever Patrick and a big congratulations on getting picked for the journal. You deserve every bit of recognition you get.
Laura

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PatrickSmith
12 Oct 2007 - 3:43 PM

Thanks for looking and for the kind words!

LOL Edgar, I had no idea I'd have such a ..um... fuzzy son! Actually the reason I decided to do landscapes about 2 years ago is because there are so many possibilities and no real answers. You just kind of go out there and look for the beauty of the world. But you rarely know what you'll find until you are out there. It's an adventure each time. Plus, I get a lot of exercise!

Patrick

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 4:31 PM

Beautiful shot, remarkable how still the water is, another masterpiece to add to your growing collection! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 5:00 PM

Not your usual class Patrick but it's a beautifully controlled exposure.


Chris

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xinia
xinia  954 forum posts
12 Oct 2007 - 5:31 PM

a very solid image Patrick Smile - excellent and congrats regarding your chosen images - very good news

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tripodted
tripodted e2 Member 930 forum poststripodted vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 9:55 PM

Congratulations on the great news about getting your images chosen.
Ted
Smile
Oh yes and great shot too!

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Gaz_H
Gaz_H  7150 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2007 - 10:32 PM

Fantastic news there Patrick - fingers crossed for you. Love the image too - something different and perfection as usual.

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JuliaB
JuliaB  9109 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2007 - 3:31 PM

I think I agree with Koen about the rocks - from a personal taste perspective. I do like the rest of it very much

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tepot
tepot  94416 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Oct 2007 - 4:28 PM

Just had another look at this, it reminds me of a computer game a played a while back with the graphics looking similar. feels like you want to hit the mouse button and move along under the pier to see whats around the corner.

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PatrickSmith
13 Oct 2007 - 7:29 PM

Thanks for your comments! Especially since this sort of thing (with rocks or not), may not be your cup of tea.

True Terry, it kind of has that 'Doom-like' feel to it!

Patrick

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2007 - 9:37 PM

A superb composition Patrick and I like the misty water. Great shot.
Pete.

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ashley
ashley  10167 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2007 - 3:40 AM

great shot,superb composition
well done

Ash

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
14 Oct 2007 - 2:28 PM

I'll bet you're workin' on that game program that Terry suggested, 'eh??!!
Or maybe a movie.....Now we're talkin'!
(In Theatres Mid 2008) Fade-out to black with heavy heartbeat.......


"The Doomed Pier Stalker"


Smile


Time to get up sleepyhead, time's a wastin'.......


Smile


Are you taking pre-orders???


Smile


Have a good week,
Suz Smile

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headskiesfly
14 Oct 2007 - 6:46 PM

Well done and well done! The wold beneath us, love it.
Richard

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Kim Walton
Kim Walton  10144 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2007 - 10:03 AM

Good---but by your standards (imho)not your best.Sorry.

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dianah
dianah  724471 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2007 - 5:15 PM

I am not surprised your images were chosen..this is such a well composed image with great structure.
Di

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
15 Oct 2007 - 9:38 PM

I think, made a mistake on commenting on your latest picture Smile this the grandious fashion of all.
(just kidding) I love the way you compose all your landscape images.
Well done
Cesie

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kcranmer
kcranmer  6 United States
17 Oct 2007 - 9:38 PM

The depth and tones here are amazing!! vTd

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PatrickSmith
17 Oct 2007 - 9:43 PM

Thanks for looking!

LOL Suzie, I just saw your comment now. Now movie yet!

Thanks Cesie!

Patrick

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HarryStan
HarryStan  950 forum posts Australia
18 Oct 2007 - 7:03 PM

Fab shot again Patrick, the long exposure really adds an atmosphere. As for the rocks I could take 'em or leave 'em - just think if they weren't part of the composition you may have had alot more clicks by now, just 144 hey? Wink

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tmann
tmann  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2007 - 2:45 PM

wow, cool as always Pat!
Always impressive with your photos!
Take Care!!
Thomas

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PatrickSmith
19 Oct 2007 - 4:19 PM

LOL Harry!

Thanks Thomas, you just don't see the bad ones!

Patrick

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
19 Oct 2007 - 8:37 PM

So, do you have bad ones???

Send me the links, I've got to see them, because I think you're definitely making this up...Smile

How's the software game comin' along?
Can we pre-test it??

Smile

Smile

Have a good weekend,
Suz Smile

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ghibby
ghibby e2 Member 8100 forum postsghibby vcard United Kingdom
22 Oct 2007 - 1:29 PM

Love this, cant fault it in anyway Patirck. Well done on making that shortlist too

Ben

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PatrickSmith
22 Oct 2007 - 6:48 PM

Thanks Ben!

Patrick

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PatrickSmith
23 Oct 2007 - 3:01 PM

Oh, Suzie.....

Well, 50% of them are rubbish! And another 30% are not as good as the ones I upload here. About 10% are of EPZ quality! Oh, if the program were only a game.......

Patrick

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Camairish
Camairish  81276 forum posts Scotland
23 Oct 2007 - 8:22 PM

Fantastic image again Patrick & congrats on the good news. Surely the start of more accolades to come.

Ian.

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thorn
thorn  9124 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2007 - 12:57 PM

Hi Patrick,
What wonderful shapes,angles,detail,symmetry,light,simply perfect.Take care.AnnSmile
Patrick, congratulations on your wonderful photos being picked,that is indeed an accolade.

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PatrickSmith
29 Oct 2007 - 1:21 AM

Thanks Ann and Ian!

Patrick

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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 8John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2007 - 3:54 PM

Amazing detail and an extremely fine composition Patrick. A wonderful image.

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PatrickSmith
30 Oct 2007 - 1:44 PM

Thanks John!

Patrick

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zebhylon
zebhylon  8 Sweden
5 Nov 2007 - 2:18 PM

Great perspective, love that curve!
Benjamin

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
26 Nov 2007 - 4:48 PM

Ooh, this makes me feel a bit wobbly, but a great shot anyway.
Annette

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PatrickSmith
29 Nov 2007 - 3:25 PM

Thanks Benjamin and Annette!

Patrick

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