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Log by Raish
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Challenge: Brown Ribbon Deja Vu (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Cool, CA
Date: Feb 19, 2008
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2008

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_611375.jpgLog by 21_N.gif Raish
may do well, may not. I saw his entry and tried to include its (IMO) primary elements. Log and blades of grass. I have no frozen water so I went for a reflection. The challenge did not say you had to make it a better entry under the challenge it ran under, just an excellent entry so thats what I tried to do. We'll see how it does...
Technicals: single shot and No hdr or tonemapping. slight shadows highlights and color adjustments with some dodge and burn. I used a circular polarizer for the reflection. I hope to break 6.

Post challenge:Woohoo a new PB!!! I didn't think that would be even close when I entered the shot, I was hoping to just break a 6. Thank you all for the votes and comments. Some thought I should enter a duotone and I thought about it a lot and even did an edit in duotone but I didn't like it as much, so I went with the one I liked better. :)
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_652737.jpgHere is the duotoned version.
Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_652908.jpgHere is the original

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 73
Avg (all users): 7.6454
Avg (commenters): 8.8421
Avg (participants): 7.5750
Avg (non-participants): 7.6733
Views since voting: 12397
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 141
Comments: 65
Favorites: 37 (view)


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06/20/2010 11:24:39 PM
You know, as much as I loved 21_N.gif Raish's photo for its obvious coveting of the brown, I must admit you did yourself proud here. The duo tone is also gorgeous. That sky, the long exposure, and the reflection are fabulous.
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09/30/2008 07:42:36 AM
Congratulations, this is stunning!!
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05/22/2008 03:20:50 AM
I really love this image, and can't believe I haven't commented on it before.....
Just brilliant.....

I was one of your "10", as it was definitely ribbon material.....
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05/01/2008 06:52:53 AM
I had to go back and forth several times between yours and the original (brown ribbon) version to see any difference. :P (kidding)
Sorry I missed out on this earlier - excellent job and youza! what a score! Belated Congrats, Joe!
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03/11/2008 10:54:21 AM
Funny, I liked this but didn't think it would do well here at DPC - congrats on an absolute great finish & new PB :)
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03/10/2008 10:50:26 PM
the stillness on the water, it's simply amazing how you could again and again pull it off as if it's something so easy to you. congratz on the ribbon Joe ^^
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03/04/2008 11:34:15 AM
Beautifully rendered image from a tough composition. Great job Joe, very Cool.
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03/01/2008 07:12:10 PM
After I read your Photographer's Comments, I put the circular polarizer back on my camera.
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03/01/2008 05:26:23 PM
congrats!! this is beautiful!
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03/01/2008 01:32:31 AM
Simply gorgeous!...Nice pp with this!
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02/29/2008 11:54:35 PM
thought that looked like it could be somewhere in the sierra foothills!
have you moved up this way yet or were u just visiting?
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02/29/2008 10:32:08 PM
When I saw this image I said to my self: -"This would Ribbon in any challenge!". Great shot Joe & congrats for the 1rst place.
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02/29/2008 10:07:21 PM
Congratulations beautiful work.
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02/29/2008 09:45:21 PM
GRrrrrreat photo
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02/29/2008 10:40:28 AM
This image is so amazing, would love to see the original capture.
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02/29/2008 10:22:22 AM
Joe, your signature style shows off beautifully again.
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02/29/2008 10:14:41 AM
Oh yeah. . .you did GOOD!!!! Excellent transformation :) Congratulations!
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02/29/2008 09:59:13 AM
Congrats. The limited colors really make this. I was wondering what shutter speed you used. Was it long to get the smooth reflection, or was it really that still? Thanks.
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02/29/2008 09:26:02 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful image and a great score and ribbon. I think you made the right choice -- I much prefer the color image to the duotone.
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02/29/2008 09:23:44 AM
A simply beautiful image, superbly worked.

Congratulations.
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02/29/2008 09:08:48 AM
Way to go, Joe. FAB!!
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02/29/2008 07:47:26 AM
Very nice!
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02/29/2008 07:05:25 AM
wooohooo!
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02/29/2008 06:12:33 AM
Wow! that is awesome! congratulations on the blue and a beautiful image!
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02/29/2008 05:17:28 AM
Congrats! Awesome shot!
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02/29/2008 04:54:12 AM
Awesome image Joe... congrats on the Blue (and the new PB)!!!
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02/29/2008 04:27:01 AM
beautiful picture well done/congratulations
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02/29/2008 03:08:04 AM
Ah, so you take pictures in daylight - I must learn and remember this technique... Many congrats and it's as close as I'll ever get to a blue ribbon.
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02/29/2008 02:53:31 AM
Hey, you with the new personal best, weren't you the one complaining about having lost touch with the voters recently? :-) 'Grats on another ribbon!
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02/29/2008 01:55:22 AM
congrats on the blue, its nothing like the original btw. hehe you won by miles!
hati hati
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02/29/2008 01:40:40 AM
Congrats bigtime, Joe! It's a stunning image. The log looks like it's sitting on top of the water.

I have to admit I was relieved to see you used the Sigma, not the 17-50. ;)
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02/29/2008 01:13:52 AM
Very nice Joe! Congrats!
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02/29/2008 12:57:49 AM
Wow! Superb shot, Joe. Big congrats on the Blue.
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02/29/2008 12:55:10 AM
Congrats on the blue Joe!!
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02/29/2008 12:52:01 AM
Big congrats J D. Beautiful image too.
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02/29/2008 12:51:19 AM
Great job, just excellent overall quality, all elements combined especially the tonal range. What a paradise scene you found here, and I felt like I was really transported there with this image. Congrats and keep racking up them ribbons!
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02/29/2008 12:24:03 AM
wonderful job! i gave you a 10 on this because it totally jumped off the screen at me, and that's what makes great photos!

;-)
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02/29/2008 12:08:58 AM
Wow, congrats on teh personal best here... very sharp shot
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02/29/2008 12:06:21 AM
3x3's .. trolls hunt in packs now... riiiight! congrats
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02/29/2008 12:03:32 AM
Hey, congrats on the blue, dude! Awesome! : )
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02/29/2008 12:02:35 AM
nice 6. :]

Congrats on a new PB and lapping the field!

Message edited by author 2008-02-29 03:05:18.
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02/29/2008 12:02:08 AM
Oh cool! Oh Wow! and Big Congrats, Joe! New PB too!

Message edited by author 2008-02-29 00:03:15.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2008 08:50:59 PM
great reflections and overall composition, great colors too... a 10 in my book!
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02/28/2008 05:54:06 PM
Excellent. 10
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02/28/2008 01:53:45 PM
Great colors. THe clouds are really interesting here.
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02/27/2008 05:02:41 PM
Very well done!
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02/26/2008 12:54:10 PM
Beautiful composition and colors. Very surrealistic!
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02/26/2008 10:04:55 AM
DANG!!! That is fabuloso.
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02/26/2008 09:42:04 AM
Love the cloudy sky and lines.
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02/25/2008 11:26:25 AM
That water is so still. Terrific view, i may have warmed it up with a filter in ps. Good luck. 10
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02/24/2008 08:50:06 AM
Wow, just beautiful. 10
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02/23/2008 12:11:27 PM
What a great shot, the simmetry is awsome!
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02/23/2008 09:06:38 AM
This is a gorgeous photo! Look at the depth in that sky. I wouldn't say it is too close to the original, but close enough. 8.
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02/23/2008 06:54:54 AM
This is a lovely image, but it bothers me, for this challenge, that you have made no attempt to fit the image into the context of the original challenge, which was "duotones"; had you done a BW conversion into duotone, I'd have scored this near the top.
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02/22/2008 09:32:40 PM
Very nice, so crisp and clear. I like this one.
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02/22/2008 06:17:51 PM
surely this will be in the top 5! amazing reflection. i like the pink tones to the right. beautiful image!
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02/22/2008 06:01:16 PM
yes, it's so much better than the original!!! impressive
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02/22/2008 04:30:57 PM
Very beautiful photo - I like this take on the original photo. Even though the challenge criteria of the photo we're imitating doesn't apply to this challenge, it would be interesting to see what this looks like as a duotone. Great photo, I have no critiques
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02/22/2008 09:54:01 AM
What a stunning photo, great reflections from the water
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02/22/2008 07:41:52 AM
amazing clarity
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02/22/2008 03:46:19 AM
beautiful shot, and there is a log in the picture. and that's where the similarities to the brown ribbon shot end.
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02/22/2008 02:18:27 AM
Pretty picture - I'm honoured :)
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02/22/2008 01:58:06 AM
One of my top three pics. Just beautiful. Bumping to 10 and a fav.
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02/22/2008 12:46:24 AM
Came out good joe, maybe a touch light around the trees/grass on the lh side.
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02/22/2008 12:05:49 AM
Absolutely beautiful. I'd be surprised if this doesn't get the blue.
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