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Man vs. Nature
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KarenNfld


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Challenge: Street Macro (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 6s
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Date: Oct 21, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/400s
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 21, 2011

I drove around to 5 or 6 parking lots looking for an oil spill and couldn't find any. I basically gave up on the idea because I wasn't about to go polluting for a picture. A couple of days later I decided to walk through the park and try to get a good photo of fallen leaves. Then I saw this oil spill on the park road! I found a nearby fallen leaf and took a ton of pictures of it with the oil.

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Thanks everyone! I really like this shot and I am glad others did too.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 111
Avg (all users): 6.8053
Avg (commenters): 8.4545
Avg (participants): 6.7451
Avg (non-participants): 6.8548
Views since voting: 4399
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 113
Comments: 37
Favorites: 18 (view)


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05/17/2015 02:50:17 PM
very creative- turned out great! :) love the texture u captured too- not just any old old slick that :)
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01/05/2015 09:20:11 AM
Great colors and I love the textures of the road surface.
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02/27/2013 02:23:15 AM
Beautiful colors and composition!
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07/24/2012 01:16:20 AM
I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SO SO MUCH LOVE IT... I ALWAYS HAD A LOVE OF THE WAY OIL LOOKS RE THE LUSTRE COLOURS ON THE PAVEMENT OR ON THE BITUMEN ROADS... THIS IS AN AWESOME IMAGE AND MISSED IF]T SOMEHOW AS THIS IS MY FIRST VIEWING OF IT...

I GIVEN GIT MY 21_F.gif SHERPET JEWEL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE AS I LOVE THE RICH COLORS THE TEXTURES AND THE IDEA ITSELF.

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11/04/2011 11:06:22 AM
Congrats Karen....oil spills are unfortunate, but photograph so beautiful!!! Nicely done.
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11/04/2011 08:03:17 AM
Awesome!!! Huge congrats on the blue! This really is lovely. :)
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11/02/2011 10:51:18 AM
Congratulations Karen- I love it !!!
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11/01/2011 11:13:27 PM
Another lovely subtle well seen image. You have a delicacy of vision which is to be treasured.
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11/01/2011 07:36:07 PM
beautiful image!
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11/01/2011 12:38:07 PM
Very cool! =) Great colors and concept. Congrats.

I'm a big fan of these 'stains' on a conceptual level and they are always available in the parking lot of my work when it rains. I've told people about the leaks but it never seems to stop =(
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11/01/2011 09:12:33 AM
Congratulations. Great shot.
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10/31/2011 10:44:27 PM
Congratulations Karen...very, very well done!!!
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10/31/2011 08:43:34 PM
Congrats on the blue, Karen!
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10/31/2011 08:12:39 PM
Beautiful. Congrats!
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10/31/2011 04:00:11 PM
Congrats on the blue Karen!
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10/31/2011 02:29:44 PM
Congratulations Karen - it's a beautiful shot in every way.
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10/31/2011 12:40:25 PM
Love this Congrats on the ribbon.
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10/31/2011 11:12:22 AM
Great image Karen! Congrats on the blue!
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10/31/2011 08:39:43 AM
Karen, congrats on the blue!
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10/31/2011 03:44:18 AM
Congrats Karen, beautiful shot and deserved blue.
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10/31/2011 03:16:49 AM
Awesome, Karen. Just beautiful. Congrats on the blue.
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10/31/2011 12:47:32 AM
I am so glad this got the blue.
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10/31/2011 12:43:26 AM
Excellent photo!!! Congrats!!!
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10/31/2011 12:06:31 AM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/30/2011 11:01:37 PM
Gorgeous capture. Love the colors. Reminds me of a 31.gif tate photo.
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10/29/2011 12:41:18 PM
Like this and a great title. In my top ten for sure.
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10/29/2011 09:57:51 AM
This works very well for me. Composition is interesting. Colors are amazing. Exposure is near perfect. Well done!
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10/27/2011 08:44:35 AM
Love this one. Who would have thought an oil slick could be so nice. Makes me want to go spill oil all over the street :)

But seriously, excellent capture! Great composition, lighting, the whole 9 yards. A pure 10

Grats on a great capture
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10/26/2011 11:57:05 AM
Is that oil on the street? It sure makes for an interesting photo.
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10/25/2011 06:23:34 PM
ohhhhhh very nice
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10/25/2011 07:33:32 AM
one of the better entries, i love the oil slick background against the yellow leaf
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10/24/2011 03:23:26 PM
fav ++
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10/24/2011 02:43:27 PM
Tells a story of Pollution and the environment, very well done!
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10/24/2011 02:31:06 PM
simple but very effective. the oil on the road creates a nice background for the leaf. 8
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10/24/2011 10:11:46 AM
Beautiful! One of my favorites in the challenge. (not voting)
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10/24/2011 12:17:56 AM
Love the colors. I keep getting drawn back to this shot.
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10/24/2011 12:02:08 AM
I expect we'll see lots of leaves (I did one too) but this is really glorious with the rainbow colors. So pretty.
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