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A Time for Reflection
A Time for Reflection

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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Lake Pellham, Culpeper, VA
Date: Oct 18, 2005
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2.5
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 18, 2005

Taken at a local lake.
Composed in camera, no cropping done, just resized for DPC. Went through a couple different rounds of USM, an auto level, and then some saturation adjustments to bring out a little more color. Focal Length was 300mm, this spot was actually on the other side of a cove from the camera.

Place: 90 out of 371
Avg (all users): 5.6667
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 5.4348
Avg (non-participants): 5.8263
Views since voting: 783
Views during voting: 393
Votes: 282
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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10/27/2005 11:42:52 AM
Hi everyone!
Alot of comments were made about the reflection being cut and how the photo should have been composed to show more of the house/reflection and less of everything else. I wish I could have made that work!! I needed to bring a weed wacker to cut down the overgrown weeds that were in the picture when I adjusted the compositon to be more like everyone suggested! Needless to say, I didn't have a weed wacker, so I had to alter the shot. There was alittle wind, so there is a tad bit of blur. Overall, thanks for all the comments. I am rather proud of this entry, especially since it is my first!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2005 06:15:08 PM
a tranquil photo. i wonder how this image could present more visual impact?
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10/25/2005 04:27:09 PM
Good iimage.
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10/25/2005 03:17:01 PM
This would have been nice if the image wasn't centered. I'd have taken it so that all of the shed would have been shown in the reflection. Didn't need so much on the top of the shot.
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10/24/2005 07:21:11 PM
Damn..why is the boathouse cut :(
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10/24/2005 02:05:21 PM
Nice picture. Great reflection but would love to see more of it.
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10/24/2005 03:09:47 AM
1/5th of the frame (on the right) is distracting becouse it's empty. And the other 4/5 of
the image are very nice and pleasing to look at. I think that's your only mistake.
I would go a bit lower and to the left if it was my shot.
And maybe it's too blury. Camera shake or wind? well anyway, I'll vote high, I like it.
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10/23/2005 11:10:16 AM
looks like the house isn't quite focused
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10/21/2005 10:55:56 AM
More reflection, less block wall .... a 9. As is, a 7. Yes, it makes that much of a difference. My own general common sense rule of thumb as to which gets dominance in a water reflection shot - the actual subject or the reflection - hinges on which stirs the deeper emotions. In this case, the paintinglike water scene is so much more appealing than the reality of the concrete blocks. Also, including the tip of the building in the bottom of the frame would have completed the linear congruity many viewers want to find in order to "complete" the composition.
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10/20/2005 09:15:14 PM
very pretty and awesome...only it just doesn't have a very sharp feel :/
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10/19/2005 09:47:46 AM
Nice concept and good colors..but the composition needs improvement ...the hut looks very static in the middle
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10/19/2005 07:31:48 AM
This image is quite spectacular. While there have been many reflections from water in this challenge the sense of serenity captured in this scene helps your image stand out from the rest in my opinion. I like it very much.
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10/19/2005 07:15:34 AM
little moved ?

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