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Receding East by DrewHopper Receding East by DrewHopper
Receding tide quickly rushes back out to the Pacific Ocean as the sunset light illuminates the cloudy sky above.

Sawtell Beach - Mid North Coast - NSW, Australia.

All images are ęcopyright Drew Nelson Hopper. You may NOT use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.
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:iconcrypticpython:
CrypticPython Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Movement, colour, composition...all great!
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible!!!!!!!
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WLRM Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
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3-degrees Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw this image amongst :devmibilia:'s journal feature, and i must say, it was the most striking piece...more for the lack of aesthetic appeal than anything. this is not necessarily a criticsm, for we want art to be striking and provocative, and for a simple landscape shot of the sea, i find this very much so. there is a lot of discord in the colours, such that one moment they are striking orange and green, but the next they appear muddy with a mere change of focus. even the orange/blue pairing in the sky clashes instead of complements (the blue is a little too teal to look good with a pinkish orange... and i do wonder if this colour of blue is the result of editing).

either way, it is a gripping shot for the fact that i can find such a nice capture of colour so very ugly and appealing at the same time. haha.
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khrisjuhlin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Photographer
What a stunning effect!
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:iconkhrisjuhlin:
khrisjuhlin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Photographer
What a stunning effect!
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928 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
beautiful
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:iconmebilia:
mebilia Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
your wonderful work has been featured here [link] :heart:
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MEEMOZAD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i am going to cry how do you do that?!!
C'est Magnifique!!
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Streeters Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay. I'm I the only one who thinks that this ocean would be yummy to drink? What I'm trying to say is,this looks absolutely surreal. The ocean looks like it could be lime and orange flavored soda pop. ( and the clouds make me think of cotton candy )

A kid's wonderland. :heart:
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moonstarxx Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've featured your amazing picture in my journal ^.^ [link]
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MaddyJordan Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks really amazing. I love tall the different colors in the water.
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Amazing!!!
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:iconthe-shining:
the-shining Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice motion, mate. :D
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Sherbearington Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love the colors, beautiful!
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work
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SaraJ3an Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Photographer
I would love to add this photo to my group #Small-Simple I've already sent you a request, so I hope you accept and come check out the group. We would love to help you promote your gallery! :heart:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you. By the way, nice photography yourself :)
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SaraJ3an Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Photographer
Aww thanks!
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Outstanding capture! Colors are stunning making this shot so magical! :clap:
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks. I enjoyed going through your gallery :)
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Sunnyto Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Amazing!
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looking-glass-pear Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
wow! That's so beautiful, the ocean is such an amazing thing. I read once in a picture book I had when I was little that the ocean can be like a sleeping cat, calm and gentle, or like an angry lion, vicious and violent......I think here it's more like a cat, getting ready to sleep.
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PhotoBartek94 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
cool :D
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coulombic Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Photographer
Man, you just keep getting better and better. This is really outstanding. Are you still shooting with a 40/50D? Or did you move up to a 5D?

The exposure and timing are stunning. Great movement in the foreground, wonderful color and contrast. My only real complaint is the somewhat 50:50 composition, with the horizon being nearly centered. Still, awesome.

Do you ever print much? How large of prints do you actually make?
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks man. Still shooting the 40d. Website coming very soon with all print sizes and costs. I've only printed 16x24 myself but everyone keeps telling me to go bigger :P
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coulombic Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Photographer
Yeah, the problem with shooting bigger is that it really does require more resolution to sustain quality. I found the limit with my 5D (classic) was right around 20x15. Anything less than about 200 DPI is just not good enough. I'm surprised you're still rocking the 40D, though. I'd imagine you'd have sold enough for the justification of a better sensor? Are you using a printing service (Bay Photo, etc.) to handle your prints, or have you purchased a printer? I've been thinking about an Epson 7900 or something along those lines, but I've yet to pull the trigger.
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pandahugs97 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoaa everything's on fire!*o*
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CoCoKnight Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Great color and contrast! Nice detail! Well done!
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psyfre Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Awesome mang!
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blueeyedbeth08 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Photographer
AMAZING!!!! wow! nice shot! the colors are magnificant. :)
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thelastperformer Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
This is so amazing. I melted when I looked at i
The colors are really brilliant! I was surprised (in a very happy way) to see that it isn't a manipulation. It's really fantastic! I absolutely love it
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no-soap-was-harmed Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
i like everything about it except the over the top unnatural colours
but i've probably done worse to mine so good on ya an awesome pic
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TriforceZZ Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Love the waves!
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Ardn1984 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow
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Silvery-Storm Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Gotta love north NSW beaches!
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Efra270 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PLEASE CHECK OUT MY DRAWING [link] :)
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CarlaTovar Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is completely beautiful :heart:
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xOnoonesperfectOx Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
So beautiful <3
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yogadeagar Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
the wave and gradation is amazing! great job!
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Keshtie Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Eye candy. The blend of colors is perfect.
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dianarojas Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Interface Designer
awesome !
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delinquit Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
what a wiew!
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow you captured the quick pace of the waves beautifully.
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:iconmindopants:
Mindopants Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Wow, I thought this was a painting. xD Nice job! :D
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:iconchicken993:
Chicken993 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Wow, the photo looks just like a painting. Beautiful. :o
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PhoenixCursed Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow.
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:icontrinitite:
Trinitite Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student General Artist
The colors are beautiful.
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:iconthe-island:
The-Island Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
that so pretty!
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mj-magic Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
soo beautiful!! :love: i love the waves!! :w00t:
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