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Drifting peacefully
Drifting peacefully
IreneM


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Challenge: Peace (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D2X
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Location: My kitchen
Date: Feb 13, 2008
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125 s
Galleries: Still Life, Water
Date Uploaded: Feb 19, 2008

I used this leaf in the Flora II challenge too. It was dried up back then in Oct. 2007, so imagine how dry, crinkly and rolled up it was when I found it a few days ago behind the bread bin ;-)
Put some water coloured with orange food colouring into the glass saucer I bought for the Advertisement III challenge and lay the leaf in it.
When I checked my images on my laptop this one had a sort of “peaceful, easy feeling” for me. Hope the voters think so too.

Post challenge:
Thanks so much for all the comments and votes. Love to Shez who recogniized this as mine straight away.

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 149
Avg (all users): 6.9205
Avg (commenters): 8.0345
Avg (participants): 6.6444
Avg (non-participants): 6.9845
Views since voting: 3699
Views during voting: 474
Votes: 239
Comments: 46
Favorites: 8 (view)


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02/28/2008 03:21:58 AM
Originally posted by Coley:

I bow to a great photo taken by an equally great photog. Congrats on the high placement and congrats on your success in the Enzo Tourney.
Thought I had a chance ... what was I thinking. Now you have to go all the way and win it so I do not feel so bad :D Good luck this week
Coley


Thanks, Coley. You're a gentleman (and a damn good photographer). It was a pleasure competing against you.

Message edited by author 2008-02-28 03:22:48.
02/27/2008 05:40:23 PM
I bow to a great photo taken by an equally great photog. Congrats on the high placement and congrats on your success in the Enzo Tourney.
Thought I had a chance ... what was I thinking. Now you have to go all the way and win it so I do not feel so bad :D Good luck this week
Coley
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02/27/2008 03:55:25 PM
I would not go back to Scotland, the air in Germany seems to work well for you, Congratulations.
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02/27/2008 08:10:28 AM
Just superb!!! Absolutely stunning image! Congrats on a great finish, too!
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02/27/2008 06:50:06 AM
You are a genius!
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02/27/2008 04:29:26 AM
Oh you are good...sigh!
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02/27/2008 04:21:22 AM
i love this picture,well done.
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02/27/2008 01:31:02 AM
Wow, Irene - you're on quite a roll. My daughter and I thought this conveyed "peace" very well. :)
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02/27/2008 01:13:26 AM
you do so well with leaves! Sie bist sehr gut! ;)
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02/27/2008 12:25:11 AM
A very beautiful image, the colours, lighting, composition are outstanding!. This one's going straight into my favourites.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/26/2008 11:06:45 PM
7
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02/26/2008 11:00:19 PM
In my top 3 picks for this challenge.
Very nicely done.
One day hope to be this good Still trying........
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02/26/2008 10:49:59 PM
there is a lot of awesome happening in this photograph... the beautiful transition of colors, the clarity and light on the leaf, and the refection, all make for a very dynamic and solid photograph. good luck! 9
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02/26/2008 07:30:57 PM
The clarity of this extraordinary, and the sweep of the water is beautiful. The difference in the texture of the foreground water to the rest has resulted in the appearance that the leaf is suspended above the water - had there been a greater sense of connection it would have been a 9, as it is, a strong 8.
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02/26/2008 02:49:41 PM
Nice macro shot. Maybe having the whole leaf in focus may be better as teh front of the underside looks a bit soft when there is great texture on the the top.
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02/26/2008 02:45:52 PM
Love this! Beautiful colors!
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02/25/2008 07:52:19 PM
i love this picture.
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02/25/2008 10:14:52 AM
This is a great photograph. The colors, values and reflection are very well done. The idea is great.
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02/24/2008 11:41:00 PM
I like the tones and a sharp shot with good detail, without the title I don't think I would get the peaceful connection,
other nit I don't like the cut end.
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02/24/2008 11:40:03 PM
Beautiful shot!
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02/24/2008 07:54:09 PM
very nice. captures the idea of peace beautifully
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02/23/2008 03:54:21 PM
this is a ribbon winner! Gorgeous!
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02/23/2008 02:32:13 PM
Love the reflection and texture. Pleasing tones too. I wish the leaf wasn't cropped on the right but a great shot and I'm back to bump you up to 8. One of the best of the challenge IMO.
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02/23/2008 06:36:28 AM
Great colour... interesting image and use of reflection. Image is nice and sharp.
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02/23/2008 12:32:29 AM
Nice tight shot, just the right DOF, I like the blurry ripple effect behind the leaf, nice color too
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02/22/2008 11:54:12 PM
love this!
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02/22/2008 09:49:00 PM
Very pretty image. The smoothness of the water and gentle ripple contribute to the peaceful feeling.
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02/22/2008 08:11:07 PM
beautiful complementary colors.
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02/22/2008 11:21:19 AM
very good color and reflection
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02/22/2008 11:13:53 AM
The ripple & reflection complete the picture. Nice job=)
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02/22/2008 11:04:44 AM
Great color, love this picture!
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02/21/2008 03:54:19 PM
Beautiful! It looks like it is being swept into a whirlpool which might not be considered peaceful, but I'll forgive that.
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02/21/2008 12:21:37 PM
This is interesting. It's well focused and maybe a tad oversharpened. The streak in the back/upper-left is from the bowl or dish I take it...gives the image a sense of motion/movement which is cool. Lighting is a little hot in the extreme highlights of the leaf. Clever idea. Good luck in the challenge.
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02/21/2008 11:52:26 AM
How interesting. Very unique. Might be even nicer if the leaf was alive, to show life. A lot to like about this photo though.
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02/21/2008 10:10:22 AM
This photograph is strong because it uses an analogous color scheme. Also the reflection is very detailed. The shadows on the top of the leaf are also very strong.
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02/21/2008 09:30:58 AM
The sharpness of your overall image adds flare to your photo
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02/21/2008 09:28:35 AM
Nice pic and reflection of the leaf in the water. Good use of refraction and reflection.
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02/20/2008 10:11:55 PM
Sweet, love the shot, perfect.
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02/20/2008 08:38:42 PM
i love the detail and the use of yellow/blue
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02/20/2008 07:16:42 PM
I like the lighting, reflection and swirl. Interesting photo.
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02/20/2008 03:51:34 PM
Great colors. A little too late for the water, huh? LOL!
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02/20/2008 01:58:08 PM
just pipped into second by 0.001, ;-)...beautiful shot, great lighting and composition
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02/20/2008 11:09:46 AM
Gorgeous - wonderful capture. I wish you hadn't cropped the end of the leaf, though.
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02/20/2008 08:28:07 AM
very good lighting effect ... and a really nice composition. 7 form me
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02/20/2008 07:00:14 AM
Good color and textures. It is a nice peaceful photo.
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02/20/2008 06:09:34 AM
Rhis is just STUNNING and my only 10..... It has to ne Irenes.....
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