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on duty
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Copyright: Jack McGrane (jackal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-22
Categories: Daily Life, Nature
Camera: Pentax K10D, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, 77 mm HOYA circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-15 15:10
Viewed: 1275
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A life Guard is on duty at this beach during high tide when the waves come right up to the rocks.
Normally there is plenty of room for sunbathers.
On my monitor there appears to be some circular distortion in the sky not sure whats causing that, maybe I need a new camera, new monitor or new glasses

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-10-15 17:33]
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Hi Jack,looks like a nice sunny day for the beach,I see that most of the bathers are far away from the life guard:-). I'm not sure what you mean about circular distortion,your image appears fine on my screen? not sure if this helps or not? The sea sure has a sparkle to it,& looks inviting.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-10-15 20:03]


Quelle vue et iamge sueprbe compo avec les escaliers ce personnage le rouge et le brillant en fond sur l'eau et la falaise génial.
Belle journée

Hello JAvk

Love the color of the water and the contrast with the reds, browns, and greens of the water. I see no distortion in your image. Just a very sharp image with good contrast in color. A great image to study.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-10-15 23:25]

Hi Jack,
Superb lighting and perfect sharpness.
I like the movement of the sea hitting the sand and the man watching attentively performing his job.
The people swimming in the distance is creating a consierable depth into the perspective.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hello Jack, excellent entry lines into this brightly coloured shot.The life guard is the focal point and imo essential to the picture, especially his stance!
We can just see some people in the far distance, which also adds to the scene.
Tfs, regards Jean.

P.S. cannot see any distortion on my screen.

Yes, Jack, you will probably need to replace the monitor or glasses... , o}.
I do not see any spots on the section of sky that appears clean, clear and well defined in this interesting and elegant composition.
Excellent use of POV/DOF on location of space.

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  • knle Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 8 N: 2] (2)
  • [2013-10-16 14:11]

Hi Jack
Great Photo. Very clear and sharp. I really like the red colour of the surfboard, and sparkle of light on the water.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-10-17 6:22]

Ready to rock.....at a moments notice.
I like the positioning very much.
Sunny climates always attract.


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  • andrei Gold Star Critiquer [C: 254 W: 1 N: 226] (1664)
  • [2013-10-20 13:29]

The reds work well here (surf board leading to the red trunks), then down the beach to the clear blue water. Well spotted and presented.


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