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2nd Place Rasputitsa
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Puddles, Ponds, or Streams (Standard Editing)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-135mm IS STM
Location: Perth city
Date: Aug 5, 2019
Galleries: Black and White, Street
Date Uploaded: Aug 18, 2019

I showed our son, the photo right way up and upside down, he thought it looked more intriguing upside down...so upside down it went.

[Aug. 25th, 2019 09:32:10 PM]

Thanks Wendy, I did a quick crop and I have to say it does look a lot better.

Thanks for the critique and nice comments, I actually took this a few hours after the challenge was announced, I knew there was going to be a lot of rain that afternoon, so I headed into the city. I came across this alleyway by accident on my way back to the car. Just as well because the photos that I taken before hand weren’t that great.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 39
Avg (all users): 6.7727
Avg (participants): 6.6316
Avg (non-participants): 6.8800
Views since voting: 386
Views during voting: 79
Votes: 44
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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08/28/2019 03:46:05 AM
this really is exceptional .. and great call turning it upside down ..
right side up its fantastic .. but the way you have presented it totally works ..
and .. stunning black and white conversion .. love it .. :)
08/27/2019 07:17:39 PM
Love the composition as well as the tones. Congrats Anita!
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08/26/2019 09:48:50 PM
good
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08/26/2019 09:05:48 PM
Originally posted by LevT:

Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by LevT:

How do you know this Russian word, Anita? I m impressed, however I wouldn't use it in this case, probably


I’m a secret Russian agent, oh wait it’s not a secret any more. No really, I was stuck for a decent title, I had “after the downpour” At first. Then I changed it to something I can’t remember. Anyway I often do this, I will punch into Google translate A word that describes the photo, I really can’t remember which word I typed in at this time. But I will go through all the different translations from Afrikaans to Swedish, to Hebrew, to Russian. I kind of like the word in Russian, so Russian it was!


I see. What I meant is that in Russian, rasputitsa means specifically a road condition when (upaved) country roads become unpassable either after a heavy rain or spring snow melting


I realised I got the meaning incorrect, I just really loved the word. And I was hoping no one would look it up :-) of course I forgot about you :-)
08/26/2019 06:26:26 PM
Wonderful work, my top pick, and my only 10. I really regret not having commented on this challenge as there were any number of excellent entries, but I was super busy last week.
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08/26/2019 02:26:07 PM
Oh yes! Your son was absolutely correct. What would we do without our familial artistic 2nd opinions. This is so edgy and amazing!
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08/26/2019 01:03:07 PM
Congratulations, Anita!
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08/26/2019 11:20:31 AM
It is a fine intrigue. (I wondered about "rasputitsa:" maybe a grand offspring of the infamous monk? I guess everything breaks down into muck eventually).
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08/26/2019 10:52:46 AM
Originally posted by Neat:

Originally posted by LevT:

How do you know this Russian word, Anita? I m impressed, however I wouldn't use it in this case, probably


I’m a secret Russian agent, oh wait it’s not a secret any more. No really, I was stuck for a decent title, I had “after the downpour” At first. Then I changed it to something I can’t remember. Anyway I often do this, I will punch into Google translate A word that describes the photo, I really can’t remember which word I typed in at this time. But I will go through all the different translations from Afrikaans to Swedish, to Hebrew, to Russian. I kind of like the word in Russian, so Russian it was!


I see. What I meant is that in Russian, rasputitsa means specifically a road condition when (upaved) country roads become unpassable either after a heavy rain or spring snow melting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/26/2019 02:06:12 AM
Congrats on the red, Anita. I love this!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/26/2019 02:05:20 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

How do you know this Russian word, Anita? I m impressed, however I wouldn't use it in this case, probably


I’m a secret Russian agent, oh wait it’s not a secret any more. No really, I was stuck for a decent title, I had “after the downpour” At first. Then I changed it to something I can’t remember. Anyway I often do this, I will punch into Google translate A word that describes the photo, I really can’t remember which word I typed in at this time. But I will go through all the different translations from Afrikaans to Swedish, to Hebrew, to Russian. I kind of like the word in Russian, so Russian it was!
08/26/2019 01:28:49 AM
How do you know this Russian word, Anita? I m impressed, however I wouldn't use it in this case, probably
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/25/2019 10:49:29 PM
Beautiful shot. My pick for blue. 10
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08/25/2019 09:51:25 PM
Visually it throws me off a little, but that is what you were going for. Interesting composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/25/2019 04:15:07 PM
I would love to see this in a portrait crop. The center is just magnificent, but there's just too much on the sides that distract from it.

Or perhaps lighter in the center and a graduated neutral density coming in from each of the sides?

Normally I assume that people have things just the way they want it. But this one just feels like it could be a stunning 10. But it's just feeling like a 7 now. Tantalizingly close to truly incredible.
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08/23/2019 08:49:53 AM
I really like this picture. Great idea to flip it, very creative. I keep thinking whether I personally would have preferred it more centralized - would like to see it to decide :-)
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08/23/2019 06:08:08 AM
Although I wouldn’t have rotated this myself, I still love the composition and processing.
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