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The Calming
The Calming

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Challenge: C2K -- DPC's 2,000th Challenge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Location: Oahu Hawaii
Date: Nov 17, 2013
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1250
Date Uploaded: Nov 4, 2014

Calmest day i've ever experienced on the Island of Oahu. Lighting, water and sky were the perfect backdrop.

Place: 43 out of 264
Avg (all users): 6.4902
Avg (commenters): 8.3077
Avg (participants): 6.3902
Avg (non-participants): 6.9000
Views since voting: 244
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 153
Comments: 18
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/12/2015 05:57:26 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

A very pleasing scene assumed to meet the challenge.

I get the pleasure to comment on your image once more! What a beautiful image, everything about it is wonderful, I like your composition but the most striking thing is the peace and serenity it invokes. The reflections are simply gorgeous, the high key effect is excellent although if I am to try and fault it in any way at all perhaps the exposure is verging just a little too close to overexposure in part of the foreground sky but it really is minimal, I think in view of the overall effect and impact it is totally acceptable.

I think what makes it work so well is that you have a total domination of high key whites and pastel blues and then that little bit of three different quite bright colours in the paintwork of the boats that gives it just enough hint of disruption to really bring it all together. It really is so stunning an image, I'm gonna have to fave it.

Thank you for giving us such a treat to enjoy, it's a real shame you don't appear to be active, I hope you rectify that very soon, Sid
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2014 11:52:03 PM
Very nice photo. Your choice in processing works beautifully.
11/11/2014 06:23:24 PM
perfect title for this, this is one of my favs in the challenge
11/10/2014 05:23:59 PM
Tranquility and serenity both well expressed within this 'calming' image, well taken, a high score.
11/10/2014 12:20:44 PM
great all around work with water colors
11/09/2014 04:59:55 PM
Simple and sublime. The peaceful mirror reflection is outstanding. Must be doing very well for you
11/08/2014 11:11:48 AM
What a nice soothing picture. Where does one get this super reflection? Calm waters indeed
11/07/2014 09:18:14 PM
Beautiful high key image.
11/06/2014 02:59:42 PM
Very ethereal and dreamy photo with the sky reflection...well done!
11/06/2014 11:57:55 AM
I like a lot!
11/06/2014 02:04:21 AM
Is that a little sguiggly signature to the left, I hope not for your sake :)

Now about the photo - dreamy comes to mind, something quite out of this world, maybe it was!
11/06/2014 01:10:54 AM
Impossibly serene.
11/05/2014 05:06:35 PM
Like a dream... only better. 10

Yet, I fear that you'll be DQ'd for your signature lower left... if that's what it is.

I could stare at this for hours, I think... lost in the clouds.

EDIT: back again. I think this might be one of my top photos that I've ever seen in my life.

Can I give it a 20??
11/05/2014 03:18:02 PM
11/05/2014 11:22:04 AM
very cuttoothy
11/05/2014 07:45:55 AM
I like that I ca barely see where the sea/lake ends and the sky begins.
11/05/2014 07:39:02 AM
wow!!! This is extraordinarily beautiful. A favorite!
11/05/2014 12:45:41 AM
SWEET! Really nice job on this one.

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