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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 )
skywishes19 Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
WHOA this is awesome.
skywishes19 Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem!
Modlen Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Modlen Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
johnpaul51 Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing!
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