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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!

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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!

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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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Daily Deviation

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 )
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macross-n Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
beautiful!
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yf19-sama Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
HDR and panoramic effect suits very nice here, thanks for the view.
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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!
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
wow - this is delightful!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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Aino6 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Great panorama! :clap: it looks like an interesting place to visit (and photograph :lol:)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Thank you, it was!
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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:
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Thank you
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Oliinka Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
divine picture) very well done
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:iconmark-flammable:
mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you
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:iconoliinka:
Oliinka Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very welcome
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Morgan130 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Beautiful!!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Cheers
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yatesmon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Totally awesome...stunning shot:faint:
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thanks
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auraming96 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! It almost seems kind of surreal it's so amazing!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you
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darkhorse11 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Quite a lovely capture. I love how each individual color leaps out of the photo. Beautiful. What kind of post-processing did you do?
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thanks, I used my own spin on some of Joe Rossbach's techniques (like these.) Mainly manual blends and double raw processing... but this was shot using grads which helped a lot.
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skywishes19 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
WHOA this is awesome.
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
:) Thanks
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skywishes19 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem!
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Modlen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING!!!! =D
<3
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Cheers
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:iconmodlen:
Modlen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
=D
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Nicely done
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:iconmark-flammable:
mark-flammable Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Thank you
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johnpaul51 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Thanks!
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xthumbtakx Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Hello! :] You've been featured here -> [link]
Stunning Photo!!
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Bickhamsarah Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty amazing!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Thank you!
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Bickhamsarah Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. :)
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ScottOhlms Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
Any chance of this one being made available for print?
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:iconmark-flammable:
mark-flammable Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Yeah I guess I could do that!
What sort of size would you be looking to going with?
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Tul-152 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
this is amazing! :eyepopping:
and i hate those awfull sandflies!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
haha for sure! Thanks
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AJ-Murphy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Gorgeous!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Thanks
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bluesonic1 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just STUNNING!! Fantastic editing on it and what an amazing photo created!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
Thank you
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miontre Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow:
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
:)
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sezmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess I needn't have worried about your subsequent uploads.
Not that I was.

;-)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I have some tricks up my sleeve!
Thank you once again!
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sezmeralda Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:glomp:
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gudith123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
stunning colour combinations!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Mother nature has the best eye for colour!
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coulombic Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010   Photographer
Badass, man. Purely badass.
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