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Monro Splash by mark-flammable Monro Splash by mark-flammable
EDIT: I re edited the file for the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers Iris Awards... its sorta the national photo competition. Anyway, I have lightened some areas and used my new (new from when I edited this first) processing workflow to edit the shot. I got a score of 81% which is a silver award! Im quite happy with that result!

I also entered Smokin' DJ which also won a silver award with 80%

To see what I have done, compare it to the original upload here

Thanks so much to `kkart for featuring this for my 2nd Daily Deviation and to *MirkyJedi for the kind suggestion and flattering words about this shot!

Slightly larger file (15px higher) to fit within regulations!

Thank you to everyone for all the :+fav:s and support!

This was sort of the point I wanted to get to for sunset on the first day of our road trip up the West Coast - I originally wanted to get to Knights Point (which is the rocks just below the setting sun) but there wasnt quite the view I wanted so we continued to the start of this track which took a good 30-40 mins to walk onto this stony beach (thats not sand - very small + smooth pebbles).
This was the sunset on New Years Eve and we had a perfect full moon rise 30mins after the sun had set which was a cool sight - didnt get any shots tho as we had to go set up camp before night and cook dinner!

The place was ABSOLUTELY sandfly infested - my girlfriend sat down for 5 mins to read while I was enjoying this... she looked down and her blue pants had turned black from the sheer number of sandflies! I hate the little buggers! Needless to say she went back down the track to the car and left me to get eaten alive!

Shot in 7 vertical shots and stitched using PTGui Pro.

Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Focal Length: 11mm
Filters: lee 0.9 GND hard filter
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: 1/2s
ISO: 100
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Given 2010-02-09
Monro Splash by =mark-flammable Suggester writes: "The lighting is perfect, the color of the waves are absolutely amazing and the sunset makes the entire photo come together brilliantly. Overall it is a very excellent photograph worthy of a DD!" ( Suggested by MirkyJedi and Featured by kkart )
macross-n Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
yf19-sama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HDR and panoramic effect suits very nice here, thanks for the view.
mark-flammable Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Thanks, but I didn't use HDR, I actually dislike the majority of HDR shots.
I use Lee ND Grad filters and careful processing. Thanks all the same for appreciating my work!
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow - this is delightful!
mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thanks! Glad you like it!
Aino6 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Great panorama! :clap: it looks like an interesting place to visit (and photograph :lol:)
mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thank you, it was!
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011   Photographer
wonderful panorama, I feel like I am standing right there taking it all in (sans the sandflies :XD:)
Great work! :clap:
mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Thank you
Oliinka Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
divine picture) very well done
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