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She works... HE plays!
She works... HE plays!
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Play (Basic Editing)
Camera: Olympus E-510
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm
Location: Lake Durant (NY)
Date: Oct 5, 2008
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/15s
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2008

Impromptu shot taken during a recent camping trip. Temperature was about 40 degrees at the time of this snap. It was a wonderful mood on the lake that morning, with plenty of mist rising up. In fact, the "clouds" you see in the background are all rising from the surrounding waters!

When I saw this couple in the canoe, I immediately thought of the PLAY challenge. I quickly changed to a longer zoom (300mm equiv) and started shooting what I could (at extreme zoom) before my view was obscured by trees to my left.

I liked this photo best of about 3 or 4 I had to choose from. Might have preferred to see a little more of the back of the boat, but that's all I got of it in this particular capture, and it seemed the lesser of all evils compared to what I had.

As I view this entry, the background looks more like a painting to me due to the lighting that results from the mist, causing the subjects to really stand out. Hopefully others will find it appealing as well.

Thanks for looking!


PP: Converted from raw, crop, levels, slight saturation, curves, shadows/highlights, noise reduction, resize, usm & add border.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 190
Avg (all users): 6.7076
Avg (commenters): 7.8333
Avg (participants): 6.3191
Avg (non-participants): 6.8548
Views since voting: 2551
Views during voting: 330
Votes: 171
Comments: 18
Favorites: 4 (view)


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10/15/2008 12:36:12 PM
Beautiful image, it looks like a delicate painting. Excellent work, Stan.
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10/15/2008 10:51:10 AM
This is FANTASTIC! I love foggy misty photos so much. And this one is one of the best of the best with those glorious autumn colors showing through the fog. Congratulations on 7th place.

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10/15/2008 06:26:40 AM
My favourite of this challenge by far. Perfect time of year and time of day for the photo. Very nice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/14/2008 04:59:29 AM
great scene
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10/11/2008 04:35:29 PM
great capture! only thing bugging is the red bag in the front.
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10/11/2008 02:57:06 PM
:D Nice title. Gorgeous shot though too.
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10/11/2008 01:15:48 PM
Very strong photo... the color, fog, and composition will make for a top 10 shot I believe.
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10/10/2008 09:51:59 PM
Only ten for me... Wonderful shot! Absolutely should win this one. (will be added to my favs)
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10/09/2008 12:42:20 PM
Wow. An incredibly well-exposed shot.
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10/08/2008 11:26:40 PM
great photo - but i might have cropped some of the lower water out.
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10/08/2008 02:52:59 PM
haha. hilarious. The caption just sells this photo. very nice.
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10/08/2008 01:23:24 PM
great colors!
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10/08/2008 12:26:08 PM
I think it's too much cut "in the middle". The landscape was probably worth taking 2/3 or something of the image.
10/08/2008 10:03:54 AM
gorgeous simply beautiful
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10/08/2008 08:18:48 AM
Beautiful
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10/08/2008 07:58:58 AM
If I could give this picture more than a 10, I would. It is amazing! The dof! The entire composition is perfect. 12
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10/08/2008 01:37:19 AM
Lovely shot.
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10/08/2008 12:33:10 AM
oh nice mist, nice capture
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