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Old Sep 23, 2003, 3:45 AM   #1
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Note: This pic is unaltered, size 1536x2048 and 1mb in size.

Original date/time: 2003:09:20 09:27:47
Exposure time: 3326/1000000
Shutter speed: 1/300.25
F-stop: 8.4
ISO speed: 100
Focal length: 15.2000
Flash: 24
Orientation: Top-left
Aperture: 6.1400
Light source: 23
Exposure bias: 0.0000
Metering mode: Center Weighted
Exposure program: Normal
Brightness: 9.3700
Subject distance: 99.9900
Digitized date/time: 2003:09:20 09:27:47
Compression: 6
Camera make: Hewlett-Packard
Camera model: hp photosmart 735
X resolution: 72.0000
Y resolution: 72.0000
Resolution unit: Inches
Camera version: Ver 1.06
Colorspace: sRGB

The shot was done last saturday when I went out with colleagues
for a day to sail on some Dutch lakes.

The boats with their unfolded sails waiting for people to take them out on to the lake catched my eye, and I liked the view. Hope you like it :-) The photo shows a sort of tranquility, pity the seagals were sitting further on in the harbour :-)

Here's a resized small version of the same photo:

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Old Sep 23, 2003, 7:18 AM   #2
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proton, your shot has some numbers and it could be really great.

My opinion :

1) I would cut, or digitally erase, the upper-left part : that black part is really disturbing that beatiful sequence of masts.
2) I would add a 1/2 witdh image to the right. It should be easy to rebuild sand and sea with a big soft clone stamp brush.
3) I'm in doubt as far as the scrubbers presence is concerned. First reaction would be to throw them away but finally I think that maybe they add something to the shot.
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 11:41 AM   #3
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Nice visual alliteration, Proton

The brushes upright do pay homage in an indirect way to USN submariners of WWII

When returning from a voyage, if all torpedoes were expended and no casualties among the crew, then a broom was attached to the conning tower of the submarine indicating a "clean sweep."
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