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A Splash of Sunlight
A Splash of Sunlight
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Challenge: Backlighting (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300
Location: Madison, WI
Date: Sep 7, 2004
Aperture: f 13.4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 7, 2004

Garden hose, shot toward the sun. Light USM, curves, and crop. Also applied a more severe USM (40%, 80 pix, threshold 4) to make the tones pop. A little grainy, but I am very happy with the final product.

Statistics
Place: 7 out of 367
Avg (all users): 6.6489
Avg (commenters): 7.9545
Avg (participants): 6.5139
Avg (non-participants): 6.7899
Views since voting: 3292
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 282
Comments: 29
Favorites: 11 (view)


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09/20/2004 11:07:30 PM
Very beautiful!
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09/18/2004 12:28:23 AM
what a great idea; this is great!
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09/15/2004 09:25:14 AM
This is my daughter's shot, her best showing so far. I have to take partial credit though, I held the hose while she said "higher," "no, lower," "a little to the left."

:-)
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09/15/2004 12:09:17 AM
Congratulations on your 7th placing with this hefty and translucent image.
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09/15/2004 12:04:07 AM
Hehehehe... glad you placed so high, girl!! Dad's got his work cut out for him!! :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/14/2004 11:54:29 PM
WOW! one of my top picks for the challenge. hope it does well.
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09/14/2004 07:27:45 PM
cool!!! thougt of that but u did it :-)
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09/14/2004 05:25:45 PM
Great idea - the backlit water has some interesting sun shapes.
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09/14/2004 05:06:56 PM
Wow, I really like this. Very creative. Simple idea, very well executed.
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09/14/2004 06:57:55 AM
Nice efect
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09/13/2004 03:45:20 PM
Just the water with no hose in the shot would have really wowed me. great idea 7
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09/13/2004 01:28:05 PM
Great idea... excellent photo. 10
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09/13/2004 11:33:27 AM
At last I think I've found the best shot. This really stands out from the crowd. Very well done.
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09/13/2004 11:09:32 AM
Very pretty! A great idea and well executed. The water looks soft and sparkly and the deep blue sky frames it very nicely. - 9
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09/11/2004 02:19:41 AM
Sensational.
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09/10/2004 03:01:23 PM
A little blurry on the bottom right, but great color & sparkle!
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09/09/2004 11:28:26 PM
Here's a photograph that I think is absolutely stunning, but I can guess that you're probably getting hit a little hard in the voting because "It's a silhouette!" Am I right? hehe. Not me. The bottle is silhouetted, true, but that's not the subject. Your subject is the splash of water, which is *very* beautifully enhanced by the lighting in this, and not at all silhoutted. Composition is strong, leading you from one side of the photograph with the strong dark bottle top, to the other end through the flow of water. My two gripes with this is that it looks a little over-smoothed, and the exposure is perhaps a little high (could use less flash in the sparkling highlights). However, a beautiful photograph, a great example of backlighting, and one of the better shots (IMO) of the challenge. Congrats.
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09/09/2004 11:18:18 PM
BetterPhoto.com is having a "blue" contest this month -- you should enter this one -- it's great!
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09/09/2004 05:45:46 AM
Definetly blue ribbon concept and execution. 10
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09/09/2004 04:17:14 AM
nice shot - great idea1
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09/09/2004 03:00:48 AM
Great lighting, great sparkle. 9
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09/08/2004 10:35:45 PM
Very nice lighting. Composition is not bad. Part of the subject is a silouette, though.
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09/08/2004 09:46:13 PM
this is cool!
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09/08/2004 08:58:21 PM
Great photo, I like the lighting, composition and the simplicity. (9)
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09/08/2004 08:08:20 PM
nice capture.... is that a garden hose?
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09/08/2004 07:10:53 PM
How cool! What is it?
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09/08/2004 03:22:27 PM
Great shot, perfect lighting and shutter speed. Very simple shot that has the famous woow factor.
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09/08/2004 01:56:44 PM
wonderful capture, great backlighting too a good changed my mind a 10 :)
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09/08/2004 02:04:06 AM
I like the image but had to knock off a point because the rules state "the subject must not become a silhouette because of the backlighting."
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