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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Canon
Location: Kinderdijk Netherlands
Date: Oct 23, 2005
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 minutes
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2005

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Exposure comp: +0.39
Fill light: 25
Shadow:16
Highlight:100
Saturation:22

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I know, it's the 250th picture of windmills I send in, but i've come to like this place at night.
It's so pleasantly quiet, there are no people after sunset, except for the ocasional jogger, only surrounded by nature and windmills.
I also found out that, although there are "only" 19 windmills, there are so many way's to make beautifull pictures there. I could easaly do 200 photo's without being bored.

I guess I am finnished doing these for now, but just wait until it snows ;)

If anybody is interested:
This time I brought all my equiptment that I didn't bring for Stary Night.

My Manfrotto Tripod, my cable release, my flashlight, and a Hot Shoe Bubble Level. It's hard enough to set up the tripod and camera in the dark without falling in the water, or worse, the camera falling in the water.
So the level comes in handy while composing the shot.
Composing in the dark is a bit of a challenge, you can see some silhouette true the viewfinder, but it's not much.
Normaly I will take a quick shot on ISO1600 to see if I composed the shot well enough. Then I use the bubble level to get the camera horizontal.
Don't forget to put the camera back on Iso 100, put it in Bulb, lock the cable release, light a cigarette, shine a bit on the grass. smoke the ciggy, look at the couter of the camera, wistle a tune, listen to the ducks swimming and hope they don't swim into the frame, look at the timer again and release the button on the cable release.

That's about it.

More technical stuff, the tripod was very near the ground, about 20CM above the waterlevel, I found that this gives a better perspective.

I don't care if this ribbons, or if this gets a 5.5 score. I like it, and I think it's fun to do.

Statistics
Place: 14 out of 279
Avg (all users): 6.4324
Avg (commenters): 6.8519
Avg (participants): 6.1290
Avg (non-participants): 6.6024
Views since voting: 9760
Views during voting: 428
Votes: 259
Comments: 36
Favorites: 13 (view)


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11/04/2005 04:41:13 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club:

This was your entry into the 'Delicate' challenge. I will discuss faults, tecnical errors and overall view later. My biggest problem with this photo is that it conjures up images of square pegs and round holes:)

Technical:
It is technically A1. You have provided every piece of information anyone could want. Not sure but that cigarette glow could have affected your exposure and made it a tad over exposed by at least a millionth of a second!

Composition:
I can't fault the composition can I? However, it is a pity there was a patch of weeds? whatever by the reflection of the first windmill, Without this and all reflections on the water clear...wow, now that would have been the ultimate photo. I guess the weed was static and not floating past, if it was floating past then it was lax of you to take the shot when you did. Marks will be deducted in future.

Overall:
This is a seriously stunning photo. But it is time you left the windmills alone for a while as everyone knows they are your photos. I think it was ribbon material, but you really must give up smoking!!

Steve
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11/03/2005 07:55:03 AM
Originally posted by Azrifel:

Oh yes, let is snow, let is snow and us Dutchies will kill the competition here with our snowscape night long exposures of friggin windmills! :)

Good idea that. ;)


Az, have you've been sniffing that vodka bottle again ;)
11/02/2005 12:30:45 PM
Oh yes, let is snow, let is snow and us Dutchies will kill the competition here with our snowscape night long exposures of friggin windmills! :)

Good idea that. ;)
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11/02/2005 12:08:45 AM
I knew this was you. :)
Congrats on the high placing! You've been on a roll lately! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/01/2005 11:04:22 PM
One of my top 5 picture picks! It's lovely.
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11/01/2005 08:27:45 PM
When u got a winning format, stick to it :)

Great shot

Good luck
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11/01/2005 06:05:52 PM
Beautiful photograph, shame you have tried to shoehorn into this challenge.
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11/01/2005 08:55:40 AM
The grasses are sharp well defined, nice colors and soft muted clouds. Excellent photo "10"
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11/01/2005 08:19:20 AM
Simply beautiful! I would have given this a 10 but the lighting on the reeds is slightly disturbing, almost like a touch too much fill-in flash. If it's not, I apologise for the 9 instead of a 10 ;)
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10/30/2005 08:10:36 AM
Oh my. Perfection in photography. Begs for a largish print, don't it? An eye for composition was poised behind the camera on this occasion.
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10/29/2005 07:33:45 PM
Great perspective. Awesome sky! Love the reflection!
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10/29/2005 05:28:45 PM
awww nice pic every thing on rigth place
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10/29/2005 04:58:47 PM
I like this image because it depicts delicacy from many perspectives - the stillness of the water, the balance of human/natural things, the tradtional approach to wind power and the balnace of lighting to gets the reeds and the sky in this form. A pretty special shot in my humble opinion. Thanks
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10/29/2005 04:11:00 PM
A beautiful postcard shot, but the "delicate" connection is a bit tenuous.
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10/29/2005 02:42:05 PM
Great landscape. But I do not see delicate here.
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10/29/2005 10:49:48 AM
amazing capture! This is beautiful! Everything is perfect, IMO....but having trouble seeing the relationship to the theme of the challenge.
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10/28/2005 09:24:26 PM
this must be Philos31 again, if not, good imitation.
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10/28/2005 06:06:48 PM
Wow, I love the way the clouds work as leading lines, this is a great shot.
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10/28/2005 11:06:14 AM
Wow! Another shot of the windmill! Excellent as ever and I love the sky. Wonderful "fish-eye" feel to this.
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10/28/2005 06:28:14 AM
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, wonder who is the photographer of this shot? :)

I like the shot itself but 2 reasons why I didn´t vote particularly high. I am not really that fond of the grass on the right side and think I would have liked it better without it but it´s not really KILLING the shot, just draws too much attention from the lake and windmill and sky.

The other reason is that this doesn´t really speak "delicate" to me and I think it´s in a gray area regarding meeting the challenge but what the hell... Still a nice shot and I gave it an 6.
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10/28/2005 06:14:10 AM
You should do well with this shot! The clouds look great with the long exposure and the movement in the reeds gives added interest.
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10/27/2005 09:09:57 PM
Gorgeous shot, not sure if it really fits the challenge, though.
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10/27/2005 05:01:57 PM
This is an outstanding shot! I'm just not getting "delicate".
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10/27/2005 04:03:11 PM
simply beautiful
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10/27/2005 02:31:56 PM
Hmmm....sure looks a lot like the "Here's the same shot 4 day's later" posted in the 'Tranquility' shot photographers comments for the 'Reflections...' challenge. ;^)

Did you use a flash to illuminate the reeds on the right? Adds an interesting dimension to this image.
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10/27/2005 02:14:06 PM
I love the way the clouds draw you into the shot. Stunning, another ribbon ?
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10/27/2005 10:04:01 AM
You take nice pictures but I don't see anything delicate here and I didn't think your reflections submission was a very good reflection either. Your Corner of the World picture was a better reflection. I'm trying to make this constructive so don't take it the wrong way. You're an excellent photographer but I don't see the challenge criteria being met. Apparently, I'm in the minority because you have a bunch of ribbons. Perhaps it's best if you just ignore my comments.
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10/27/2005 01:23:13 AM
nice composition, foreground subject is well-lit, nice job
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10/26/2005 11:15:52 PM
Hmmm.....why do I get a sense of deja vu from looking at this? Nice colors, saturation, and contrast.
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10/26/2005 05:40:33 PM
hey Philos31 you really got a whole bunch of fotos in kinderdijk, heel mooi :)
not sure about delicate tho'
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10/26/2005 04:26:59 AM
lol, you love these don't you peter ;) another 9 from me!
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10/26/2005 04:14:38 AM
Nice shot, but it looks exactly like the same one that got a blue ribbon for "Tranquility"
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10/26/2005 03:04:20 AM
It's a pretty picture but it doesn't particularly resonate with me as far as the challenge goes.
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10/26/2005 01:39:56 AM
wow, would have been nice fot the last challenge! 8
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10/26/2005 12:42:06 AM
Very nice color
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10/26/2005 12:28:18 AM
do I sense a pattern emerging? : )

Lovely shot, as always.
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