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By the Lake

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Challenge: Sunlight & Shadow (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Sep 21, 2019
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 65
Shutter: 1/120
Date Uploaded: Apr 19, 2022


Place: 14 out of 52
Avg (all users): 6.1064
Avg (participants): 6.1333
Avg (non-participants): 6.0588
Views since voting: 47
Views during voting: 79
Votes: 47
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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04/28/2022 04:30:10 PM
Originally posted by bjoern:

Thanks for the explanation of how the light effect comes about.
I wonder - is it a live model or one of the sculptures in the park?

It is a statue.
They have many interesting small and very large statues around the park.
04/28/2022 06:03:35 AM
Thanks for the explanation of how the light effect comes about.
I wonder - is it a live model or one of the sculptures in the park?
04/27/2022 11:19:47 AM
For those who are interested, this lake setup is at the Grounds for Sculpture in NJ, which is a 42-acre sculpture park and museum. It's like a huge garden and outdoor museum with large art installations.
Such a fun place to spend the day!

Regarding the photo, I didn't do much to it, mostly just dodge and burn.
The cool effect is created by the steam which sits on the top of lake, and the sunrays coming down and being reflected back by the water.
Have to see it in person! :)


My biggest challenge with this image was finding a good composition.
I would've liked to make the model bigger, but with a tighter crop the sunrays would just become white stains.

After a few tries I ended up with this.
At the end my wife said: "It's good. Not great, it's just good." lol
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/26/2022 09:48:00 PM
I imagine this will ribbon unless the voters are blind, which has been known to happen. not sure how you even did this.
04/22/2022 03:07:13 AM
Different and original, the composition highlights the model well, even though she is far away. The mood is very special and quite sublime.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/20/2022 04:27:10 PM
I wonder how you created that light effect.

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