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Double the Skyscape
Double the Skyscape

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Challenge: Skyscape II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM
Location: My home, Big Bay Lake, Lumberton Ms.
Date: Sep 11, 2014
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350
Date Uploaded: Sep 13, 2014

We have had such beautiful white clouds this week! This was taken on a bright sunny day with an almost still lake.

Place: 25 out of 62
Avg (all users): 5.9861
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 6.0690
Avg (non-participants): 5.9302
Views since voting: 264
Views during voting: 152
Votes: 72
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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09/26/2014 11:05:52 AM
From the Critique Club

Just short of a 6 on the DPC voting scale and High on your score rankings.

The idea is good for the challenge and original even though reflections comes a dozen at a time. It's a simple yet effective shot with comp good sticking to some basic rules Im sure you are familiar with. It's a very peaceful shot and in essence there truly is nothing wrong with it on a technical level.
Simple things that could have been done to create a stronger effect and have voters tip more towards the higher end of the voting scale is
1) Slower shutter and have some motion blur in the sky and have the water turn softer
2) wait for another time of day to have the light softer and in event of being morning or evening the colours richer
3) Lower angle to get closer to the water and bring the viewer more in contact with the scene.

All of the above creates an entirely different scene which is maybe not what you wanted.. But it does create a stronger image in the general viewer's mind and automatically moves the image up in the rankings.

Congrats on a good shot and keep them coming

Rian Botes
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/21/2014 11:55:32 PM
Beautiful! Double value with the reflections.
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09/21/2014 04:05:10 PM
Beautiful. I was wondering what it might have looked like if the land horizon had been centralsied. I think I might have liked to have seen more of the lovely sky reflected.
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09/17/2014 11:58:36 AM
beautiful reflections.
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09/15/2014 10:35:57 AM
Good job with the dynamic range and I like the texture in the water and the way the cloud reflections look.
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09/15/2014 07:14:03 AM
The reflection is as interesting as the sky. Great job on this.
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