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IreneM


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Challenge: Boats (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
Location: Local pond
Date: May 24, 2008
Aperture: f9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 2
Galleries: Water, Infrared
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2008

I definitely wanted to enter this challenge because, about 10 minutes drive away from where we live, thereís a lovely big pond with rowing boats you can rent to paddle around in. The only problem was that I wanted a shot of one or a couple of rowing boats without any people in them. It took me 5 visits to the pond to get this (hopefully) peaceful looking image.
A big problem was that we've had a sunny but very windy week and by the time Iíd focussed and screwed on the IR filter the boats were gently moving around again. Arrgghh.
I hate that itís not as sharp as I would have liked it to be.
It didnít help that the people in the other rowing boats were paddling all over the pond and causing "my" boats to move even more (so much for peaceful ;-) If you check the image you can see the ripples at the upper right from the next rowing boat coming my way. The only thing I was thankful for was the fact that there were these two unused boats tied up away from the edge of the lake.
My husband loves the image but thinks it doesnít stand a chance. He feels itís not dpc ďhit you in the eyeĒ enough. He may be right... worry, worry...

One thing was good though. At long last I tried IR out with my D50.


Post challenge:
OMG!! What a week this has been. There are so many beautiful images in this challenge, Iím totally humbled that my IR photo ribboned. THANK YOU for the great score and a huge thanks for the amazing amount of comments.

Iíd like to dedicate my image to 21.gif JawnyRico 658287.jpg who died a couple of days ago at the age of 27. Iím deeply saddened. Sean, may you rest in a peaceful place.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 162
Avg (all users): 7.5181
Avg (commenters): 8.6579
Avg (participants): 7.1818
Avg (non-participants): 7.7414
Views since voting: 26763
Views during voting: 502
Votes: 193
Comments: 93
Favorites: 56 (view)


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06/10/2010 10:29:23 AM
I feel I have to leave a comment because I can't tell you how many times I have gone back to look at this image. Out of the tens of thousands of photographs I look at, I might actually look at a half dozen more than once and even less than that I see more than twice.

It's wonderful. Truly.
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03/17/2010 05:40:05 AM
THis is so awesome, I don't know why anyone would given you ones or twos, I would've given you 10 absolutely. THis should've won.
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06/07/2008 03:40:54 AM
Brilliant! congrats on the ribbon.
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06/06/2008 02:53:25 PM
You are certainly a wonder! What a soothing and deeply moving image! Congratulations.
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06/06/2008 07:23:35 AM
One of my favorite picks to ribbon. Congratulations!
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06/04/2008 02:11:11 PM
Terrific ir photo Irene. Congrats on another well deserved ribbon.
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06/04/2008 11:39:36 AM
Originally posted by rcpr:

stunning... but curious as to how they get to the boats...;)

i was saddened by the loss of your friend...

randy

A big guy in a wetsuit wades into the lake every morning to get the boats then he takes them back at night. The water is pretty deep and goes up to his chest, so it's an interesting sight to see ;-)
06/04/2008 11:38:31 AM
Keep 'em coming Irene.
Simplicity is soothing and serene when done by Irene.
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06/04/2008 08:20:46 AM
stunning... but curious as to how they get to the boats...;)

i was saddened by the loss of your friend...

randy

Message edited by author 2008-06-04 08:21:18.
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06/03/2008 11:28:11 PM
well i'm glad I was one of your 31 tens :) its a beautiful image; and well captured ! peaceful...and lovely :) great job! :)
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06/03/2008 02:58:08 PM
Perfect Irene you are flying.
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06/03/2008 01:14:30 PM
Irene, I'm not surprised at all to see you under the ribbon winners again. Congratulations to an other champions pictures.
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06/03/2008 06:45:10 AM
Congratulations!
This is stunningly beautiful!
It took me a bit to "get" the way you did it - it' s an IR ... a fascinating photographic world of its own.
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06/02/2008 09:52:11 PM
Magic!
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06/02/2008 06:17:57 PM
This is my favorite of all your images, and my only 10 in this challenge. You've outdone yourself again. Congrats!
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06/02/2008 05:59:54 PM
I love this picture. Fantastic work.
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06/02/2008 04:29:19 PM
Up there with the ribbons again for an emotional take for the challenge,congratulations.
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06/02/2008 03:28:36 PM
Well done Irene, congrats on the red!!
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06/02/2008 02:50:15 PM
Congraulations Irene is really a beautiful and peaceful image. :)
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06/02/2008 02:37:18 PM
Irene - amazing image - congrats on another ribbon to add to your collection :- )
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06/02/2008 12:29:23 PM
Originally posted by basssman7:

Great work as usual Irene. :)

This was an IR filter on a D50? Which filter? any other mods to the camera at all?

Hi Ernie. I used a Hoya R72 IR filter. No other mods.
06/02/2008 12:04:27 PM
Great work as usual Irene. :)

This was an IR filter on a D50? Which filter? any other mods to the camera at all?
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06/02/2008 10:59:08 AM
Naturally, I was one of your "10" voters! Didn't know this was yours, but I sure know quality work....and who else but Irene could do that?!

You amaze me...over & over & over again!
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06/02/2008 10:29:06 AM
Irene, how beautiful. Your hard persistent work certainly paid off! This makes me long for a serene day off and a picnic :)

Congratulations!
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06/02/2008 09:28:05 AM
I was instantly drawn to this beautiful shot during voting. Excellent work ~ congrats!
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06/02/2008 09:11:34 AM
Irene, what a gorgeous IR shot. Your talent is amazing!
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06/02/2008 09:11:34 AM
I really love this, Irene. The silvery tones and smoothness is very appealing.
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06/02/2008 08:09:38 AM
Dieses ist Dein Jahr bei DPC, oder?!
So ein wunderschönes Bild!
Und wieder Big congrats für ein absolut verdientes Band! Hast Du gut gemacht :-)
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06/02/2008 08:01:06 AM
Congrats Irene. I had pegged this for blue, glad to see I wasn't too far off.
And that is a nice tribute to Sean, he'd be honored.
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06/02/2008 06:20:04 AM
This is very beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon finish!
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06/02/2008 06:03:57 AM
Very peaceful indeed! Lovely image. Looking forward to some more outside shots from you!
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06/02/2008 05:56:34 AM
Congrats on your well deserved ribbon! This is a beautiful shot!
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06/02/2008 03:50:36 AM
This is soooooooo beautiful, congratulations on a very well deserved ribbon!
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06/02/2008 03:05:00 AM
Congrats Irene, very well done. Now put away that camera for a while :)
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06/02/2008 03:04:27 AM
Congratulations! Excellent work!
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06/02/2008 02:19:44 AM
OK Irene...put that camera AWAY! :)

You are leading 2008's ribbon count by a country mile! Well done. There are no ends to your talents, and well done for dedicating your image to Sean - 21.gif JawnyRico
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06/02/2008 02:12:41 AM
Irene, lovely shot. Congrats
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06/02/2008 02:11:02 AM
Stunning, breathtaking, oriental, emotive, peaceful, beautiful, serene, wonderful, love the tones, and all these things say everything I feel about this winning image..... Thank you Irene, as you are truly talented, and I am in awe of your amazing images.....
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06/02/2008 01:50:47 AM
Congrats Irene. I see you couldn't resist getting a reflection in the shot. :P
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06/02/2008 01:44:14 AM
A wonderful tribute Irene. Congrats on your well deserved ribbon!!
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06/02/2008 12:46:13 AM
Absolutely wonderful! Congratulations!
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06/02/2008 12:36:49 AM
I am such an admirer of your work, Irene. Congratulations on your high marks for this amazing photo.

So good of you to dedicate it to Sean. This beautiful photo is definitely a wonderful way to honor him.

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06/02/2008 12:24:46 AM
Now you have proved you are not just a macro queen - well done!

Message edited by author 2008-06-02 00:24:59.
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06/02/2008 12:21:42 AM
Congratulations! This is a beautiful image and as fate would have it, it's more than appropriate that this image should be dedicated to JawnyRico.
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06/02/2008 12:17:52 AM
Beautiful. You should get out of the kitchen more often :)
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06/02/2008 12:11:01 AM
I so gave this a 10 cos it is unbelivably ammmmmmmmmmmmmmmazing!!!! Your so good!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/01/2008 09:29:37 PM
This is my favorite one. Is this IR? I love the slick glass appearance of the water. Nice balance with the two boats. I like the cool color tone too.
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06/01/2008 04:35:12 AM
I'm not a big fan of IR, but this one could change my mind, it's absolutely superb and refined, including the subtle and delightful motion blur of the boats.
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05/31/2008 03:56:46 PM
A wonderfully beautiful and serene shot. Very very nice. 10
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05/31/2008 11:42:31 AM
this looks really peaceful! Very beautiful image! - Good luck! -
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05/31/2008 02:16:18 AM
I love this one. Is it infrared?
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05/31/2008 01:10:30 AM
Wish I knew how to make water look like that. Bumping up.
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05/30/2008 11:30:49 PM
Wow! beautiful!
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05/30/2008 11:02:54 PM
I think this will place highly, but I do see some jaggies on the top edges of the boats. Try a different resizing method that can give a smoother looking result.
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05/30/2008 05:35:34 PM
Very romantic. Nicely observed and well composed. The desat greatly adds to the atmosphere.
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05/30/2008 05:06:35 PM
What I think could have been a perfect photo has been, to me anyway, over processed. It's mostly the jagginess on the far side of the boats.
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05/30/2008 10:34:53 AM
Awesome capture, love everything about the image top honors in mho.
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05/30/2008 09:58:33 AM
number one! :)
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05/30/2008 12:15:17 AM
Very cool IR shot. A bit unlucky that boats seem a little soft or some movement during long exposure - 8
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05/29/2008 04:30:45 PM
Just an incredible image. I am sure this is a long exposure to get the water so calm, but the longer exposure has blurred the edges of the boat a little. The only thing I could wish for is a little bit more sharpness in the boats, but who am I to complain....wish I had taken it.
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05/29/2008 02:35:16 PM
Terrific editing.
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05/29/2008 01:28:59 AM
That's absolutely incredibly gorgeous.
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05/28/2008 06:56:40 PM
love it, gotta get really picky to find flaws (can tell where some areas where selected). still though, beautiful.
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05/28/2008 02:24:21 PM
Very serene - seems almost unreal it's so perfect!
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05/28/2008 01:13:33 PM
Fabulousy beautiful! This is wonderful.
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05/28/2008 04:11:44 AM
Lovely butterfly effect: but sadly, so over-sharpened that all I'm seeing is jagged lines on the edges of the boats... :-(
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05/27/2008 10:27:14 PM
Another one of my favourites. Feels almost like winter when I view this. Top 10
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05/27/2008 08:54:03 PM
Silky smooth.
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05/27/2008 06:01:38 PM
I don't generally care for IR but this is pretty.
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05/27/2008 03:03:45 PM
My absolute favorite from the challenge. You could frame this, put it on the wall and stare at it all day long. Gorgeous.
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05/27/2008 12:33:46 PM
This is simply stunning! I love the tones...the trees....the blooms...my goodness! It's all so beautiful!!!! One of my faves!!
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05/27/2008 12:07:14 PM
beautiful
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05/27/2008 09:10:20 AM
If this doesn't get a blue I'm gonna quit taking photos...well, not really, but I'll be very disappointed. Great shot, very creative, love the white silky feel to it. I would give criticism if there was anything wrong with the photo but there just isn't. Perfect IMO!! 10
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05/27/2008 04:45:28 AM
Pretty. The water looks like ice. nice symmetry.
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05/26/2008 10:14:04 PM
awesome use of soft focus here
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05/26/2008 10:10:46 PM
it looks like there is a slight oversharpening on the edges of the boat...i see jaggies...other than that beautiful shot! 7
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05/26/2008 09:37:13 PM
It doesn't get any prettier than this!! Soft and yes, peaceful! Bump to *10*
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05/26/2008 08:04:22 PM
Beautiful, love this. 9
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05/26/2008 06:54:33 PM
This is phenomenal, I always love the infrared shots, this is absolutely incredible, very nice work.
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05/26/2008 05:53:13 PM
Excellent.
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05/26/2008 04:55:25 PM
Sweet! I see this as the Blue ribbon winner!!
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05/26/2008 04:25:28 PM
Ooooooh, pretty!!! Love the tones.
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05/26/2008 01:51:19 PM
wow this is beautiful, love everything about this shot
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05/26/2008 12:21:22 PM
Beautiful!
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05/26/2008 07:52:58 AM
Very neat. A shot of the kind DPCers usually love, but the competition is tough this time. This challenge has so many beautiful entries!
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05/26/2008 06:29:50 AM
great image and great postwork.
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05/26/2008 06:03:07 AM
Nice, nice !!
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05/26/2008 03:05:28 AM
So pretty!
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05/26/2008 01:41:25 AM
this is a delightful picture. Very well composed. I gave this top marks
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05/26/2008 12:39:54 AM
This is a ribbon contender. DPC loves this kind of image.
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05/26/2008 12:34:59 AM
I agree - very peaceful...
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05/26/2008 12:32:02 AM
this will be popular...good luck 8
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05/26/2008 12:26:05 AM
lovely image. i am predicting that this will do quite well:)-9
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