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What Lies Beneath
3rd PlaceWhat Lies Beneath
crabappl3


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Movie Titles (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Dallas, TX
Date: Jan 7, 2005
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 15 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 8, 2005

Taken at White Rock Lake in Dallas.

I sure wish I could clone out those lights.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 328
Avg (all users): 6.7657
Avg (commenters): 8.0400
Avg (participants): 6.5172
Avg (non-participants): 6.9415
Views since voting: 7996
Views during voting: 518
Votes: 350
Comments: 50
Favorites: 9 (view)


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01/25/2005 07:36:19 PM
a very nice photo and the lights in the background give a superb depth of field.congrats!! wish you many more.
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01/24/2005 04:27:30 PM
VERY NICE! Congrats of ur 3rd place!
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01/21/2005 07:16:04 PM
Originally posted by Available Light:

Hey great shot. Why can you not clone out the lights? Otherwise great photo


Because it was an open challenge, and cloning is not allowed :-)

-danny
01/21/2005 04:06:42 PM
Hey great shot. Why can you not clone out the lights? Otherwise great photo
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01/20/2005 09:17:54 PM
This is brilliant! I don't have much else to add... well except this image to my favourites.
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01/20/2005 01:34:05 PM
awesome crabby! :) that movie skeered me, nicely done.
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01/19/2005 11:17:19 PM
Beauty, one of my favs' congrats on the ribbon
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01/19/2005 07:48:00 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! Great Entry!
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01/19/2005 03:23:38 PM
Congrats Crab!! Awesome shot!
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01/19/2005 12:54:54 PM
Thanks for all the votes and my second yellow ribbon.

I should have mentioned that this is a 30 second exposure. That's what has the water so still. I had originally had a full mirror shot with the light reflecting in the water, when it was suggested to me to crop in so it's just the dock. Thanks to moodville for that suggestion. It worked out well. Too bad I didn't realize the ever so slight tilt to the right ;-)

-danny
01/19/2005 12:25:42 PM
Wow Danny - this is a superb composition.
Congrats on yet another Yellow!
Slight tilt, makes no difference - Love it all the same!
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01/19/2005 11:37:42 AM
congrats, danny!
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01/19/2005 11:28:08 AM
Awesome! congrats.
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01/19/2005 11:18:33 AM
what a sleeper hit... congratulations on a very eery photo that is well done! For what it's worth, the lights are not *that* distracting!
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01/19/2005 10:22:09 AM
I love everything about this photo except I'm severely bothered my the perception that this leans to the right...which it does, but just barely.

With that corrected, this would have received a 10 from me also.

Now, let me gush:

This is one of the creepiest photos I've seen, without being overbearingly obvious. It's what's not there that makes it bothersome. It's the implications that make it moody. As a soft portrait of a beautiful woman is much more effective to me than an erotic photo of her wearing next to nothing, so is this photo much more a display of tension and horror than any blood in the bathtub photo could ever be.

Great work...you truly deserved your ribbon!
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01/19/2005 10:13:50 AM
Another wonderful photograph from one of the all time greats at DPC. Great job.
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01/19/2005 09:16:53 AM
Super work, Danny!
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01/19/2005 06:48:14 AM
Congratulations Danny!! This is an awesome shot and worked so well for the challenge. Excellent image, excellent title...beautiful!!! :o)
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01/19/2005 01:20:55 AM
congrats i think u should of got the blue ribbon!:0)
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01/19/2005 12:17:32 AM
much congrats crabby - i didn't see it during the challenge, but this has been a favorite of mine ever since i first saw it (well, the more edited one is clearly superior, but this one is quite good too ;))
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01/19/2005 12:10:02 AM
WTG crabby... I wanted this to ribbon, didn't think it would. WTG voters!
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01/19/2005 12:05:40 AM
Congratulations on your yellow with this vivid night study.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/18/2005 11:55:27 PM
Great shot. Great fit. 9.
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01/18/2005 07:02:49 PM
spooky!! well done!
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01/18/2005 06:30:17 PM
Great reflection.
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01/18/2005 12:24:00 PM
Interesting. I don't know why though. I give you a ten without even knowing why exactly. Strange.
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01/17/2005 07:07:36 PM
I love night photography. I might like this more as a horizontal (I like it anyway). I like the reflection, but could live without it (personal opinion), with a little more blackness on the left (may not be there anyway).
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01/17/2005 04:24:19 PM
Nice moody shot, well composed.
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01/16/2005 08:29:29 PM
most excellent image. nothing to say but good luck!
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01/16/2005 03:39:07 AM
Very well done!
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01/16/2005 12:32:12 AM
Nice reflection in the water. I like the uneasy feeling this provokes.
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01/14/2005 06:33:25 PM
lovely photo
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01/14/2005 06:18:52 PM
loos just like the movie !!!
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01/14/2005 12:05:16 PM
I think if you had cropped the image close and left the bulb out of the picture it would have added more mystery. Still a nice image of a very calm water surface
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01/13/2005 09:27:08 PM
Nice shot, works well with title..... it also brings to mind the dock scene in Jaws (the two guys fishing from the dock). Good job!
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01/13/2005 04:42:52 PM
Good exposure. I like the composition and how the light falls. The little bit of mist adds that bit of interest to make it good. A person on the pier might have worked even better.
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01/13/2005 12:49:48 PM
10!!
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01/13/2005 11:10:07 AM
zues?
01/13/2005 09:17:54 AM
Very moody shot. I must congratulate you to capture such lighting without help of any 'extra lights'. (At least that's what I think! ;-))
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01/13/2005 04:25:31 AM
nice comp, beautiful image, very subtle
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01/12/2005 11:29:45 PM
Very nice overall. I was a bit distracted by the seven light dots over the dock.
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01/12/2005 10:45:23 PM
thats some sweet atmosphere there. its amazing how black that water is.
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01/12/2005 09:00:49 PM
Love it. needs to be rotated just a little CCW, and the lights in the background need to dissappear.
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01/12/2005 04:57:48 PM
This is comment number 2000. Thought I'd just mark that little landmark. And a very fine image to bring that up with too. There's a lot that I really like here too - the composition, the mystery, the sense of solitude, and space. it may onyl be a optical illusion, but there's a sense of the image being slightly tilted to the right that doesn't help the feel - even if it is an optical illusion, surely a touch of rotation to the left might have eased that sense? A beautiful shot, nevertheless. Top work.
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01/12/2005 04:32:58 PM
would have been a real WOW without the lights at the far end of the lake... but very good. 7
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01/12/2005 04:27:17 PM
For a simple photo, excellent
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01/12/2005 03:34:09 PM
This is one of the best in the bunch. The reflections are just amazing. Love the B&W effect. 10
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01/12/2005 03:01:10 PM
Danny, I saw this on your picture a day site ... just awesome stuff ... 10
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01/12/2005 02:54:43 AM
Nice. Great B&W photo. Full with emotion. Well done.
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01/12/2005 01:57:14 AM
8 I woulda scored it higher if you had a level horizon ...still way cool
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