Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature

Challenge #1 in the Tamron Prize Challenge series. Hosted by Tamron Challenge, Simon Joinson.
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Give us your best Travel or Nature shot and you could win a superb SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC LD Aspherical (IF), which sets high-performance DSLRs free with SP engineering, F/2.8 maximum aperture and Tamron VC. To find out more about this highly praised lens check out http://tamron-usa.com/lenses/prod/1750_vc_b005.asp. The winner of this challenge (as decided by public vote) will receive a Tamron SP 17-50MM F/2.8 Di II XR VC zoom lens (in Canon EF-S or Nikon mount). If the winner is a full frame user, we will substitute the SP 28-75mm F/2.8. No other substitutions will be offered. No cash alternative is available. Prizes are non transferable and non refundable. Competition open to any registered dpreview.com member, anywhere in the world.
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Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
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My friend had always wanted me to come over to Vancouver, Canada. He'd had been living there for the past 2 years, and every couple of months, he would ask, "When are you coming over?" Sure enough, when I decided to pluck myself out of my comfort zone, to travel to Canada by myself, he managed to book a flight back home to Australia. So there I was in a foreign country, all by myself, with no one that I knew. Perfect opportunity to take a few photos. I had always wanted to travel to Canada, and I did it; I was at a crossroads with my life, and I didn't know what I wanted to do, or what I wanted to be. I managed to snap this away at the aptly titled Sunset Beach. Just like the art sculpture, there I was, sitting, waiting, wishing for the future.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 5th October, 2011 12:32 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 30th December, 2010
Focal length: 6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F2.2
ISO: 80
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