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Along the River
Along the River
BrianR


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dappled Light (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Expedition Creek, Queenland,Australia
Date: May 17, 2008
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2008

Along the River Bank

Taken as we were leaving far north Queensland for home after restoring some homes following the February floods. This river called Expedition Creek had a major effect on the surrounding area

Raw adjustment Lightroom 1.4

CS2
NI
Shadow/Highlights
Brightness/Contrast
Border

Thank you all for the wonderful comments and votes.
My wife Carol suggested that I take this shot for the challenge.

Original: 681510.jpg

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 115
Avg (all users): 6.4120
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8605
Avg (non-participants): 6.5491
Views since voting: 1919
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 216
Comments: 37
Favorites: 1 (view)


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05/28/2008 01:47:42 PM
Congrats on the top 10!
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05/28/2008 10:14:44 AM
Woo hoo Brian! Stunning work!!!! :)

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05/28/2008 08:31:06 AM
Really glad this finished strongly Brian
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05/28/2008 08:21:45 AM
Wow Brian this is stunning! well done and congrats on the place.
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05/28/2008 02:53:31 AM
Look at you!! Outstanding score and placement in this challenge - huge congrats!!
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05/28/2008 12:13:58 AM
WOW Brian, what a great score, and such a beautiful impact, strong colored, dappled light image..... Totally awesome mate, and so pleased this one is on the front page, where it belongs.....
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05/28/2008 12:03:39 AM
I thought the sky was beautiful and that reflection is gorgeous. Congrats on 7th place!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2008 01:27:09 PM
Wow - this is realy very nice! I love all the detail and the reflection of that sky is just beautiful! Well done!!!
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05/26/2008 10:26:59 PM
This is grossly over processed. Hmmmm ..... I love it!! reminds me of Gilligan's Island. Good luck!
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05/26/2008 09:42:22 PM
My pick for the blue. I have no idea if this meets the dappled light "description" but I'm sure it looks dappled to me 10
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05/25/2008 10:29:55 AM
I can't believe how overemphasized these clouds are. I doubt you used a polarizer or the reflection would be gone. Very dramatic coloring and contrasts. I'm not sure about dappling, but since I see the tree shadows I'll give you that, but I don't think the clouds qualify as dappling given the definitions in the description and forum.
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05/24/2008 06:00:13 PM
visually stunning! 9. highest score I've given so far.
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05/24/2008 05:17:28 PM
This is definitely dappled light, and the subject and composition are wonderful. Unfortunately, the entire scene looks way too unnatural for my taste. Id be interested to know what processing you did to it, and what the original looks like.
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05/24/2008 02:02:25 PM
A great scene, but it seems overprocessed. Nice display of light.
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05/24/2008 02:19:42 AM
wow...that certainly suits the challenge...nice saturation, great clouds...nice composition...I like the warm lighting on the right 8
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05/24/2008 12:11:56 AM
My god! What a sky. Where were you? Great contrast.
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05/23/2008 08:13:16 PM
To me, this image stands out among the rest.

The dappled light is obvious, but what stands out are the clouds, and the reflection off the water of the clouds, with the jungle in the center giving an eerie feeling of floating among those clouds.

Good light, great color, excellent dof, great texture, great blacks and whites, overall a geat image.
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05/23/2008 11:21:43 AM
Wow, took me a moment to get over the confusion. Great shot!
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05/23/2008 11:07:07 AM
Wow...that's about as intense a blue as I've seen. In fact, on my monitor at least, you may have managed too much contrast. It's a very intense shot though.
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05/23/2008 06:15:27 AM
beautiful - what a great shot.
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05/23/2008 04:32:33 AM
It looks like painting. The right part is far more interesting due to the light. I would shift a bit to the right. Some details are lost but it may be also due to the small DPC size allowed. Landscapes are always best to judge in the full view.
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05/23/2008 02:03:15 AM
WOW~!
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05/22/2008 11:46:50 PM
Very nicely done. I really like the blue sky, but the shadows on the bank to the right are really impressive and fit the challenge IMHO.
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05/22/2008 10:21:06 PM
Beautiful image. I love the reflection on the water and dappled light on the shore line and trees.
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05/22/2008 12:24:50 PM
I know basic but wow this looks like hdr. It's like the whole world was covered in dappled light that moment.
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05/22/2008 01:06:30 AM
wow! very nice!
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05/21/2008 10:40:17 PM
looks too fakey to me. Over processed?
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05/21/2008 09:44:20 PM
This photograph is very symetrical, the lines of the tree lead the eye into the middle of the photograph.
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05/21/2008 08:59:13 PM
There is so much to see and to focus on, one photo cannot do justice to this area. The reflection is TOO COOL.
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05/21/2008 08:11:19 PM
THIS COULD PASS FOR A REMBRANDT PAINTING!!
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05/21/2008 03:34:29 PM
Is this in the Philippines?
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05/21/2008 02:35:29 PM
Beautiful scene, but the sky looks a bit too saturated.
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05/21/2008 02:32:59 PM
These colors are amazing.
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05/21/2008 01:54:53 PM
This is not dappled light in my opinion - dappled light is light shining through several small apertures, functioning as pinhole cameras, creating circular images on the ground. Sorry, did not vote on this one.
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05/21/2008 12:39:01 PM
A bit heavy in the mid's for me.
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05/21/2008 10:06:02 AM
Excellent.....
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05/21/2008 07:11:21 AM
Beautifully captured. Well done to get the light as well - especially for this Challenge, can't help wondering about emphasizing that by cropping out the left side - but then you'd lose the good reflections there.. who knows.
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