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Challenge: Minimalist Landscape II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2014 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Feb 3, 2014
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2014

[Feb. 11th, 2014 07:45:45 PM]

So there's the disagreement over what constitutes a landscape.

I always thought that landscape was the overall category and seascapes were a sub-category.

Dictionary.com says:
1. a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
2. a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery.
3. Fine Arts. the category of aesthetic subject matter in which natural scenery is represented.
4. Obsolete . a panoramic view of scenery; vista.

Merriam Webster says landscape is:
1 a : a picture representing a view of natural inland scenery
b : the art of depicting such scenery

and according to Merriam-webster a seascape is:

1 : a view of the sea
2: a picture representing a scene at sea

So according to Dictionary.com this is a landscape.

Now -- about Merriam-Webster:

This actually isn't coastal -- it's definitely not the sea. This is the James River. So I'm thinking that it's definitely inland; it's certainly not the sea.

So is it a landscape? Or do we need to call it a riverscape?

Riverscape doesn't exist in Merriam-Webster, by the way. However, it does exist in dictionary.com. :D

Anyway -- taken on a cloudy, rainy, overcast (and very cold!!) day. I love these days, because the horizon almost completely disappears. (in fog, it completely disappears)

Thanks for all the comments!

Place: 4 out of 112
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02/16/2014 09:20:26 PM
I liked it enough to give it an 8, and I don't give out very many of those. Seems everyone was pretty happy with it being a landscape!
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02/14/2014 01:36:20 AM
Even the waves are minimal. Love it, Wendy. Congrats on the HM
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02/12/2014 09:47:49 PM
Congrats on the HM Wendy. Along with just the winner, this occupied my top line. It really is lovely.
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02/12/2014 12:48:13 PM
Congratulations, Wendy! This is lovely.
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02/12/2014 08:54:55 AM
I keep looking for a lone cypress tree like this...you would think they would be in abundance here in FL...Excellent Job...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/11/2014 09:51:29 PM
Great subject for this challenge. Love the soft curves of the wavelets.
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02/11/2014 09:41:56 PM
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02/11/2014 08:51:42 PM
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02/11/2014 06:20:33 PM
Lovely! Bumped up to a ribbon spot.
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02/11/2014 09:49:09 AM
I suppose i have to make the same comment I made on the other similar shot, I don't see this as being a landscape unless you are counting the tree. It's quite good and I quite like but it just doesn't fit the challenge for me.
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02/10/2014 09:44:25 PM
Really gives a feeling of the last survivor.
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02/10/2014 03:05:27 PM
Confidently, assertively minimal. The detailed tracery of the cypress seems to lord over an empty world; yet the soft waves of the water's surface offer plenty of quiet detail as the horizon disappears. Wonderful tonal control. Beautiful image.
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02/10/2014 01:51:32 AM
Lovely shot, don't forget to straighten the horizon next time :)
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02/08/2014 10:29:43 PM
So peaceful.
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02/08/2014 06:39:21 PM
Well done
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02/06/2014 01:35:45 PM
soo nice
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02/05/2014 11:15:38 PM
fabulous shot!
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