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Sunset by the Blue Lagoon
Sunset by the Blue Lagoon
unneva


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2006 (Advanced Editing V*)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Location: Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Date: Feb 8, 2006
Aperture: F 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/50 sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jan 6, 2007

The first few months of the year were great for my photography, then I became pregnant and my camera started collecting dust. I managed to capture many great photos but the serie that my challenge entry comes from is one of my all time favourites.
It was shot in February. I had been traveling around in a beautiful weather and when I thought I'd finished I saw this gorgeous sunset reflecting in the Blue Lagoon.
I had a hard time choosing just one but in the end I picked this one because of the amazing sky.
I did some post processing including converting from RAW, levels, sharpening and color fine tuning.

Whoa! I was hoping for top 20 when I saw I was above 7 but this is great. Thanks everyone!!! :D

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 712
Avg (all users): 7.3137
Avg (commenters): 8.5385
Avg (participants): 7.2744
Avg (non-participants): 7.4500
Views since voting: 5625
Views during voting: 555
Votes: 357
Comments: 58
Favorites: 24 (view)


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01/29/2007 11:01:19 AM
A very beautiful scene, wonderful light and reflection. Congratulations on the 4th place finish is this very competitive challenge.
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01/29/2007 10:25:25 AM
being a painter I would love to paint this photo, it excellent.
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01/27/2007 02:56:17 PM
great shot! i've been there only once, but definately planning to go again, this is such an amazing place.

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01/27/2007 12:34:25 AM
Great shot. Congrats on HM!
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01/26/2007 02:13:54 PM
Congratulations on 4th place in Best of 2006! Beautiful image.
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01/26/2007 11:48:25 AM
beautiful photo, congrat on your high finish
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01/26/2007 10:26:31 AM
Congratulations Unneva on your 4th place finish, and for the capture of a beautiful picture!
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01/26/2007 06:12:58 AM
til hamingju með þetta :)
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01/26/2007 06:04:31 AM
Congratulations with the great shot.
Þú valdir rétta mynd. Himinninn er virkilega flottur.
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01/26/2007 05:38:29 AM
Til lukku með þetta stelpa!!
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01/26/2007 05:20:27 AM
Falleg mynd. Til hamingju með 4 sætið.
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01/26/2007 05:10:56 AM
Congrats, Unneva, for the 4ht place with this beautiful and well composed image.
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01/26/2007 05:00:51 AM
Excellent finish, I don't understand you don't get more 10 just like the top 3 shot. I gave you a 10
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01/26/2007 04:31:33 AM
Excellent finish and now you almost got a "DPC full house", all you need now is to win a challenge and you are all set :)
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01/26/2007 02:41:08 AM
Frábært til hamingju! :-D
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01/26/2007 02:03:11 AM
Congratulations Unneva, brilliant shot!
Mikið var þetta nálægt því að fá borða! Stóðst þig vel, gaman að sjá okkar stelpu lenda í fjórða sæti :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/25/2007 09:15:32 PM
The sky is gorgeous and a nice detail is what appears to be steam in the distance on the left, 9
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01/25/2007 08:30:27 PM
Gorgeous shot! The colors are beautiful - Nicely done!
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01/25/2007 01:23:50 PM
Nice image. well exposed with nice colors, interesting clouds and its reflection. People are going to say something about the horizon being dead center, but I think in this case it actually works well in drawing the viewer in.
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01/25/2007 10:52:47 AM
A wonderful picture, beautifully presented.
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01/25/2007 10:29:27 AM
Absolutely stunning landscape. Looks like Iceland, so minus points for that: it seems to easy to get stunning landscapes there (just kidding, I'd only minus points if you were Australian...). Love the colours. DOF and focus is excellent. Nice tonal range too. Well done.
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01/25/2007 03:26:11 AM
Perfect calander shot, but may be just a tad overshrpened, due to the halos around the rocks.....
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01/24/2007 10:21:41 PM
simply stunning. this is a telling example of the difference between a good photo and a great one.
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01/24/2007 07:22:10 PM
Stunning! The smooth textures of the water compared to the rough textures of the sky combined with the stark beauty of this place makes this a top 5 in this challenge for me.
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01/24/2007 01:22:50 PM
Back to bump this a notch. 7
A 1-pixel clone brush along some of horizon line would do wonders to remove the halo. Beautiful shot regardless.
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01/23/2007 11:56:35 PM
incredible!
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01/23/2007 04:01:45 PM
Beautiful sky.
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01/23/2007 04:46:27 AM
great stuff here
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01/22/2007 12:20:57 PM
Super. Great light.
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01/22/2007 06:05:32 AM
Wow... this must be some of you freaks from Ísland ;) Really stunning shot: colors, contrast, composition - everything is perfect. And the sky...!!! The only thing I don't like are those poles at the horizon. The large, rightmost one works really distracting.
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01/21/2007 10:39:30 PM
Beautiful capture 10
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01/19/2007 06:57:09 PM
WOW! Amazing scene! Love the tones and texture from the land and water.
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01/19/2007 06:30:13 PM
Great reflections, beautiful color in the sky. Nice composition.
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01/19/2007 10:17:00 AM
beautiful scene. the poles at the horizon distract a bit, could have been cloned out IMO -7
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01/17/2007 10:19:59 AM
Great shot!! The sharpness and colors are amazing. Congratulations!
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01/17/2007 08:06:38 AM
Beautiful great clarity
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01/15/2007 04:58:21 PM
Kind of a no-brainer 10 here. Must be from Iceland. If you live in a place like this, there should be a 2 point handicap! Great shot.
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01/15/2007 09:56:27 AM
Beautiful
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01/14/2007 05:43:28 PM
Man does this suck. Just kidding! No words to say other than wow.
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01/14/2007 03:55:59 PM
I am so jealous that I do not have access to such beautiful places in order to have the opportunity to try and take a picture has great as this. Incredible. Good Luck.
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01/14/2007 01:56:51 PM
This is simply amazing. Absolutely amazing!
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01/13/2007 04:45:41 PM
Remarkable shot!
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01/13/2007 11:20:11 AM
Wonderful sky
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01/13/2007 04:37:18 AM
Not bad :) 10
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01/13/2007 02:21:54 AM
9
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01/13/2007 01:20:21 AM
A National Geographic cover! I am awestruck!
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01/12/2007 10:38:55 PM
Cold cold cold. And wonderful light.
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01/12/2007 08:59:09 PM
Amazing sky. Strong composition and perfect colors. 10.
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01/12/2007 07:41:05 PM
stunning place, lovely capture
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01/12/2007 07:35:18 PM
Despite the fact that the horizon line divides the image in half horizontally, this photo is stunnin. Very high impact. 8
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01/12/2007 02:31:59 PM
and what a sunset! :D 9
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01/12/2007 09:21:38 AM
wow now this is great 9
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01/12/2007 07:03:33 AM
you deserve a good placement in this challenge... no only for having freezed you ass but also because the picture is great!
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01/12/2007 04:27:28 AM
great capture , but those poles are really annoying me :-), you should clone them out so the photo get this "no man stud here before" look , LOL ... anyways great photo, 9
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01/12/2007 02:21:47 AM
Pretty amazing, awesome PP. Good luck i'm sure this will do just fine!
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01/12/2007 12:38:39 AM
Best: As in Grindavik? The steam is classic, the sky colors are serene...my fav part is reflections and controlled editing..
Worst: umm, title? I want to see more steam!
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01/12/2007 12:38:33 AM
great sky.
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01/12/2007 12:27:46 AM
beautiful, beautiful landscape shot.
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