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Come Visit the Mer Bleue Bog in Ottawa!
2nd PlaceCome Visit the Mer Bleue Bog in Ottawa!
ursula


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Postcard (Classic Editing*)
Collection: 2003
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix 2400Z
Location: Mer Bleue Bog, Ottawa
Date: May 2, 2003
Aperture: F 3.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/168
Galleries: Landscape, Advertisement
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2003

Mer Bleue is an internationally recognized and protected wetland and peat bog within the city of Ottawa's Greenbelt (and about 5 km of where I live). It comprises a total of 3,343 hectares, with a peat base of up to 6 meters. A remnant of the Champlain sea after the last ice age, the environment is much like the vast areas of northern Ontario near Hudson's Bay.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 106
Avg (all users): 7.1532
Avg (commenters): 8.7619
Avg (participants): 7.1299
Avg (non-participants): 7.1915
Views since voting: 10558
Votes: 124
Comments: 37
Favorites: 12 (view)


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06/13/2004 09:17:57 PM
Very ompressive. Good port.
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05/16/2003 01:26:14 PM
Beautiful pic, congratulations.
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05/14/2003 08:20:23 PM
From a fellow Ottawa DPCer... GREAT JOB! I'll have to go and check this place out!
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05/14/2003 08:21:31 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club :)

Hi Uabreasch...

Cograts on an excellent finish :) This is a beautiful landscape scene... well composed and well exposed all the way around. It looks like you chose a perfect time of day for this shot and the weather conditions certainly were working in your benefit as well.

The reeds at the bottom of the frame are a bit of an issue for me, and I'm glad you decided to put the text over those. These reeds aren't really a distraction, but I think that there should actually be MORE of it in the image. The offer a nice element to the foreground of the image, but their presence, as shown, are just a bit weak. It may have been possible to compose this shot slightly differently by lowering the camera about 12-18 inches to bring more of the reeds into view.... It's just something to think about...

Excellent shot and keep up the great work :)

John Setzler
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05/13/2003 06:56:53 AM
Absolutely beautiful photo and the composure is excellent bar none. Congrats from down under. Paul H
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05/12/2003 06:39:04 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon. Love this photo. Go Canada!!!
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05/12/2003 04:40:41 PM
Great picture. I am new to Ottawa and thanks to this photo I googled to find maps....I will be visiting mer bleu soon. I also found this book: Secret Ottawa : the unique guidebook to Ottawa's hidden sites, sounds, & tastes and ordered it from the library. You might like it...
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05/12/2003 03:42:27 PM
THANK YOU for the comments during and after the challenge! All are very much appreciated.

~Ursula
05/12/2003 12:49:29 PM
This Pic was mine best, congrats on Red ribbon!
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05/12/2003 12:43:31 PM
Your first ribbon! Must be nice. Excellent shot, my favorite of the challenge.
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05/12/2003 12:32:48 PM
Congrats on a well deserved win.
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05/12/2003 06:12:38 AM
Ursula, Great job. I am very pleased to see you do so well. Michael
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05/12/2003 04:22:02 AM
lovely photo...very serene. congratulations on your first ribbon! well deserved!
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05/12/2003 01:56:31 AM
Ursula - congrats on your first ribbon! :)
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05/12/2003 12:20:18 AM
Amazing shot, rich, deep, wonderful colors and light. Congrats!!!!
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05/12/2003 12:06:22 AM
Nifty! Great work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2003 08:47:09 PM
Great composition, thirds rule is perfect in this situation, nice reflection from the water. 10
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05/10/2003 10:27:51 PM
this is just beautiful, you have captured alot of color, and would make anyone want to go there. great job!
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05/10/2003 10:17:08 PM
A stunning shot, I love it. I see nothing wrong with this one, would make a great wall poster. O Canada, I love the beautiful and diverse landscapes in all of her provinces. Keep up the good work.10
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05/10/2003 08:14:32 PM
Great image clarity
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05/10/2003 12:14:28 PM
Beautiful composition with lovely colors.
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05/09/2003 02:18:55 PM
Just beautiful! My only nitpick would be that this could easily be any lake anywhere -- it would be cool to see something that made it more "local" -- but I'm still giving this a rare 10!
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05/09/2003 01:39:55 PM
YOur photo does indeed make me want to visit this place! THe tones are wonderful and the water creates a line that leads my eye around the image.
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05/09/2003 12:24:14 AM
Very serene and peaceful scene. Well photograped. I would like to see it.
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05/08/2003 08:42:21 AM
Okay okay, you have convinced me to come to Ottawa with your postcard :-) You have a very good eye, and the lighting is perfect. Late in the day or early in the morning?
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05/08/2003 05:13:32 AM
Good scenery. Nice landscape shot. I like the reflections in the water. I only wish the sky was blue. Other than that this is a fantastic shot.
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05/07/2003 11:23:15 AM
This looks like something right off the rack in a Tourist Center. Excellent job. Can find nothing wrong with it at all. The shadow behind the text is a great touch.
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05/07/2003 10:51:31 AM
Nice capture of a pleasant spot.
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05/06/2003 10:15:19 PM
I loved the colors in this and the reflection on the water. Looks like it was at dusk?
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05/06/2003 07:57:01 PM
Very crisp shot. I like the way the text overlaps the border and image. Good luck. Jacko. 8
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05/06/2003 02:29:20 PM
Very pretty and serene. Nicely done!
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05/06/2003 05:47:58 AM
Oh Canada!

Great job, so a great grade of 10 from one Canadian to another. Good luck in the challenge. Morgan
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05/05/2003 08:18:33 PM
beautiful scene.. very tranquil.
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05/05/2003 11:14:08 AM
I think that your text and border set this off. This is a nice clear peaceful picture. Worthy of postcard print! 10 -danny
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05/05/2003 11:05:02 AM
Beautiful.......just wonderful shooting.
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05/05/2003 02:32:57 AM
Nice calm water,good pic and aporopriate border , 10 from me!
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05/05/2003 01:28:48 AM
the best I have seen so far 10/10 ... have the wow factor
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