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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40X
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Aug 8, 2010, 8:35:21 AM
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Under the Pier by Dyun Under the Pier by Dyun
Photo taken for "The American" Contest.

As I was walking up the beach early in the morning, I remembered I have always wanted to try to take a photo under the Pier. I didn't expect anyone to be there, but as I lifted my camera, I noticed a little girl playing in the sand. I didn't know who she belonged to, but I really liked how big the ocean and pier seemed compared to her, and how unaware of me she was. I loved the reflection of her in the sand and water, and thought maybe I got one of those lucky shots.
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:iconfaile35:
faile35 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
Good lord, you have some definite winners here, in my book. Another stunning one, and definitely a lucky capture. :nod: :thumbsup:
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Dyun Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Jeff! :) I ended up making the semi-finals, but didn't win a thing. :P Oh well, life goes on. :)
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Echoed-Scribbler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
deserved to be in the top 3.
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :hug:
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:iconechoed-scribbler:
Echoed-Scribbler Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :)
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on making the semi-finals, Jana!! :D :thumbsup:
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Bob! :aww: Now I'm hoping, praying, begging for one of the three top spots. :pray:
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Nightwalkeralchemist Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
this is amazing :)
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug: :aww:
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Nightwalkeralchemist Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
your welcome :) best of luck with getting into the top 3
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. :aww:
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Silverstripe106 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This a beautiful shot, I wish you well in the contest. especially now that you're a semi-finalist!
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!! I really appreciate that. :aww: We'll see what happens. There are so many beautiful shots in this contest. On one hand I want to be selfish and wish to win a new, better camera, on the other hand I can't tell if I deserve it compared to all the other photographers. :/ I guess time will tell! May the best photo win, no matter who it is. :)
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Silverstripe106 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed, may the best photo win!
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splashandboom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wowow!! luck and the idea good work!
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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KimsButterflyGarden Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow.... very dramatic! An excellent shot indeed, a rare opportunity. Well photographed! Good luck in the contest!
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!!! :aww:
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KimsButterflyGarden Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
you're welcome! I hope you win, or at least get honorable mention! This is fantastic! :heart:
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :hug: :)
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow! This is such an amazing photo. The grand scale of the pier and the small girl really give you a sense of the overwhelming nature of life!

Congrats on the semi-final spot, I hope you win with this!!
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate the wonderful compliment and well-wish. :hug:
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The girl really does add to this scene. Fantastic shot and congrats on being a semi-finalist!
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
She ended up in the perfect spot. I was lucky. :) Thank you very much!!!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries.
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NikkyA Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
woow.this pic is amazing!!
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :hug: :aww:
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:iconnikkya:
NikkyA Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
u're welcoome! :d
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:iconbroken-hands:
broken-hands Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Photographer
hey! congratulations on getting this in the running! it's super cool that i recognized your piece in the list of finalists. awesome! i'm happy for you! :D
-b-h
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug: :D You had faith in me, which feels really nice. :aww: :hug: Not to mention you did help me make the piece stronger with your suggestions. :) Thank you.
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:iconbroken-hands:
broken-hands Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Student Photographer
not a problem. thanks for taking my advice! :-)
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for giving it. ;) :D :hug:
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Miluiel-the-Friendly Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this shot! It's tasteful, texture filled, has great composition and terrific lighting. I've voting for you to win!!
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!! I really appreciate the compliment. :aww: It makes me very happy that you enjoyed it that much. :hug:
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GihazeVt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Now this i can see hanging on some ones wall. i like this a lot. feels like there can be a deeper meaning to it
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I thought so too. The big ocean, those big cement pillars, and then the little girl who seems so vulnerable compared to everything around her, yet completely comfortable unafraid... that's what I like about it.
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cherryblossomrain Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
you definitely got one of those lucky shots. and it is amazing.
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Sometimes a little luck can go a long way. :)
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erene Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Amazing perspective and DOF!
Fantastic shot!
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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WonderlandEffYou Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
this wouldn't happen to be the Huntington Beach pier would it?
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed it is! :) Are you from around these parts? Good eye!
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WonderlandEffYou Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I am ^_^ lived there my whole life up until a few months ago. It's beautiful no? Always took my high school sports pictures in front of there. I miss it terribly haha, and I have a few pictures in my gallery with the beach in the background.
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cool! :) I moved down here only a couple of years ago, but really like it so far. It's got a lot to offer. :) I wouldn't mind staying here a few more years.
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WonderlandEffYou Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
mhm, I love it there. my only complaint is that it has gotten progressively more and more tourist-y. I mainly just started going to bolsa chica beach because of all the people
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:icondyun:
Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The beaches get insanely packed during the summer, that's true. I try to stay away during that season unless something is going on. Then again it's rare to find a beach that isn't packed in the summer. :)
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WonderlandEffYou Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
indeed haha, I love the farmer's market and the street fair that goes on on Tuesdays. I will probably go home for a visit around xmas :]
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Dyun Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, that's a nice thing to go to when I can make it. :nod: Where did you move to? Somewhere else in California, or out of state?
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weida34 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist
great shot! :)
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