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Everlasting Calm by DrewHopper Everlasting Calm by DrewHopper
Thought I'd try something a little different from my usual landscape/seascape shots, I quite like this square crop in b&w. Thoughts welcomed.

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This photo is a delight to the viewer's eye. From the little detail to the most obvious factors that make this image remarkable this image is very well taken care of.

But, let's not overdo it and explain what I mean.

Composition
In terms of composition the photo is nicely done with many rules of photography applied to it. The rocks on the front keep the eye busy in order not to be lost in the waterscape. The horizon is very well placed not exactly in the middle but on the upper side of the photo. Also, the choise of a square crop adds a nice feeling to the image, making it even better.
Drawbacks
-I would prefer it if you cropped just a little more of the part on the very front of the image, just behind the rocks.

Technique
What I most like in this photo is its technique. As far as I can see the exposure is long enough in order to give a smooth feeling to the water, but also show the rocks below the sea level too. Showing parts of the sea below the water lever is not easy to achieve and is not appropriate for all occations. However here it is just right. What is more, the exposure seems very good and DOF is remarkable with no unfocused points on the main subject. Last but not least, the fact that some parts of the rocks are more lightened than others give a nice touch to the result.
Drawbacks
-I would prefer it if the post vignetting was just a little less.

Conclusion and other comments
In conclusion "Everlasting Calm" from Drewyboy is a great piece that can easily get much attention and stand out from the crowd's art;the waterscape's calmness and tranquility leaves everyone who sees this artwork happy.
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-The title fits the whole package
-You could try adding a frame, you never know if it is going to be better or worse
-The BW convertion surely gave another look the the scene which could not have been captured including colours
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:iconzaccool14:
zaccool14 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful world of fun
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Little less on bottom but otherwise Bingo!

aF
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:iconmetoikos:
metoikos Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
lovely image
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:iconelisahafdis:
elisahafdis Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Amazing !
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:iconphotogrifos:
photogrifos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Those B&W square series are great. More then great. Well done Drew!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate :)
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:iconyasir2007:
yasir2007 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
This is really amazing.
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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:iconyasir2007:
yasir2007 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
my pleasure ;)
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CreationsByJanie Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
I like all your work Drew, and save most of it as faves. You are one of the most talented photographers that my soul jumps when I see your work. I feel like I'm there and in your photos there is life.
Your friend, Janie
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow thanks, glad you like them :)
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:iconkokodzambo:
kokodzambo Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
I am stunned, your last photos are really amazing.
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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:iconcalcytr0n:
Calcytr0n Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is friggin sweet mate! I love everything about this picture, it makes me feel soo calm.. great job mate. :heart:
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :manhug:
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:iconcalcytr0n:
Calcytr0n Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :heart:
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:icondannyp5000:
dannyp5000 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   Photographer
Wow Drew, this is the best stuff I've seen from you ever. Technically brilliant, and looks great! Surely do a print of this one!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate, I am going to print a series of fine art shots soon :)
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Well done Drew :)
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Gosh Drew, i think i just went into a faving spree here. Sorry for the delayed response too, still have major internet problems but your last series was such a pleasant surprise for me to see them all together in my devwatch box! I loved every one of them, they are so elegant and surreal and have a strong emotional impact! Great job mate!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Don't be sorry at all, I appreciate the support. I think I will be shooting more fine art photography, it's quite fun and pleasing so thank you :)
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:iconjez92:
Jez92 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful :clap:
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   General Artist
sweet shot mate, great detail :D
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   General Artist
no problem :)
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lilokaew Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
How come your pictures always looks so good? >_<
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
No idea :giggle:
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PotatoBeenz Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student Photographer
Your stunning work has been featured here :cuddle: ~ [link]

:aww: hope you have an absolutely lovely summer! :heart:
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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:iconpotatobeenz:
PotatoBeenz Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Student Photographer
but of course, drew :)
youre work is always lovely and deserving of a feature :)
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:iconjustfrog:
justfrog Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Gotta love those squares!;) Great shot!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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justfrog Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Welcome!
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:iconoriginalbossman:
Originalbossman Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Stunning
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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:iconbzh2o:
BZH2O Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Happy to see you made really good squared ones! :)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconalphaon:
Alphaon Featured By Owner May 25, 2009   Photographer
Awesome experiment Drew!! :drool: I really like this as a square. I think those rock formations just scream for square format :nod: Post-processing is top notch too. Just fantastic
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate, glad you like it :)
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:iconalphaon:
Alphaon Featured By Owner May 25, 2009   Photographer
You're most welcome bro! Love it :aww:
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DennisChunga Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
one of my favorites from you so far Drew!!!! nicely done my friend!!!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks Dennis :)
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crazyamazinglisa Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Lovely.. I hope to see more like this! :+favlove:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
You sure will :)
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Drusilla14 Featured By Owner May 25, 2009   Photographer
Beautiful and a stunning piece, amazingly well done, great work too:heart::star:
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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gursesl Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
Just awesome!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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