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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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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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skywishes19 Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
WHOA this is awesome.
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skywishes19 Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem!
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Modlen Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
AMAZING!!!! =D
<3
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Modlen Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
=D
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johnpaul51 Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing!
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