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ZorbaTheGeek


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Too Early (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: River Exe, Exeter, UK
Date: Dec 4, 2005
Aperture: F13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Candid, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2005

Taken on the flood plains of the River Exe just outside Exeter in the UK. Days and days of heavy rain flooded acres of farmland and the rising sun produced a thick morning mist.

A friend and I were out on one of our regular "early risers" when I decided to take a few candids while he had his back turned.

It's not been processed in any way, other than a little sharpening. The unusual "sepia" look is just a natural result of the weather conditions and camera settings. The sun is just in the top of the frame, but it's heavily diffused by the mist.

It's a shame that an electricity pylon is just visible in the top right but there was no time to move for a re-frame. Cropping it out changes the balance of the photo in a way I'm not happy with, so for DPC it must stay. The version on my hard-disk has the offending power structure removed =P

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.7267
Avg (commenters): 8.3684
Avg (participants): 6.4182
Avg (non-participants): 6.7930
Views since voting: 8188
Views during voting: 497
Votes: 311
Comments: 44
Favorites: 18 (view)


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12/20/2005 10:25:24 PM
Congratulations! Fantastic use of light.
12/19/2005 02:01:14 AM
Originally posted by Marjo:

Congratulations! A wonderful capture.
I love that a photo with so little processing has won a ribbon. :)

Am I the only one that can see the rings around the sun? I've recently purchased a new Sony LCD monitor and I'm seeing alot of things I haven't in the past. I get those rings when I over do it trying to eliminating noise with neatimage. it is an outstanding image outside of that, zorba

Message edited by author 2005-12-19 02:02:42.
12/15/2005 03:15:40 PM
it's a nice image but i don't think it fits with the circumstance "too early" very well.
12/14/2005 10:12:38 PM
Love it!
12/14/2005 07:13:04 PM
Congratulations! A wonderful capture.
I love that a photo with so little processing has won a ribbon. :)
12/14/2005 06:42:19 PM
congrats on your ribbon. Very nice
12/14/2005 02:54:58 PM
I like the lighting and how clear the back ground is. Great Shot!! Con Gratz on the Red!!
12/14/2005 02:48:05 PM
Congrats on your first rib2.gif Stuart.
Beautiful and haunting at the same time.
12/14/2005 02:03:59 PM
Congrats on your well deserved Ribbon
12/14/2005 12:40:55 PM
Lovley shot!
12/14/2005 10:52:37 AM
Fantastic shot.Well done on the red
12/14/2005 08:31:10 AM
Congratulations. Really a nice image, as I said before. One of my highest scores.
12/14/2005 07:25:57 AM
Outstanding Stuart. Congratulations on your first ribbon and in only 5 entries. It fit the challenge perfectly.
12/14/2005 06:29:05 AM
Very nice picture. The tones are very pleasing.
12/14/2005 04:53:39 AM
Wow, this is really good!And such a good idea for too early. Well done!
12/14/2005 03:12:05 AM
Classic. Congratulations on your Red ribbon.
12/14/2005 01:37:14 AM
Great shot - congratulations on a well deserved ribbon.
12/14/2005 12:44:08 AM
congrats on your red :) great photo!
12/14/2005 12:24:53 AM
Very nice black and white. Definitely a deserving top 3 photo!
12/14/2005 12:21:03 AM
I love this lens!! Makes me wonder why people don't like it. This is an amazing shot! Love the tones!
12/14/2005 12:20:17 AM
Helluva finish for your 5th challenge! WTG! Excellent work!
12/14/2005 12:16:37 AM
An outstanding capture exhibiting a great visual feasr of tones. Congratulations on your RED.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/13/2005 10:19:11 PM
A very nice picture. This perosn looks cold and it does look very early
12/13/2005 08:32:31 PM
Nice shot!
12/13/2005 05:57:24 PM
A very good shot, I love it. It makes me feel cold and calm. The tower in the right hand side is kind of wonky and doesnt fit the shot, However, the photo Fits the challenge. i give it a 9, i'd give it a 10 but there is always room for improvement.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/13/2005 08:42:26 AM
This is really quite stunning...the tones, the reflection and that fortunate lighting ...it all melds to become this lovely image...well done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/12/2005 06:28:10 PM
Great, but what if the subject is placed on the left side?
12/11/2005 09:03:45 PM
so crisp....the reflection is beatiful
12/11/2005 11:55:02 AM
great sillhouette and fog. 9
12/11/2005 06:36:36 AM
Nice idea, perfect siloutte and reflextion!
12/10/2005 06:08:40 PM
Well executed, 9
12/10/2005 03:37:55 PM
The background is amazing. The silhouetts are nice, but the foreground could be softer. The photo goes from very hard to very soft.
12/10/2005 09:10:15 AM
I just love the mood created with the B&W Itcertainly looks very early
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/10/2005 08:08:56 AM
I originally gave this a 6, but compared to the others I gave six, this certainly deserves more than that. I'm attracted to morning mist as well. The silhouette is working so unbelievably well in this shot. The minor ripple in the water, fantastic. Thank goodness it wasn't placid water, I don't think it would be as good. The desolated wintered trees in the background adds a very extra "wow" factor in this shot. So I'm changing this to a 9. It's seriously a good shot. I hope you get a ribbon, I really do, especially because it fits the challenge oh so perfectly.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/09/2005 07:32:31 PM
Fantastic use of light
12/09/2005 04:21:56 AM
Photograph assembled very well, the play of shade is splendid and the B&W gives the atmosphere of the moment well
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/09/2005 12:52:55 AM
this just might have to go to my favorites
12/08/2005 03:29:48 PM
I just love this photo
12/07/2005 11:09:05 PM
i really like this photo...
12/07/2005 01:46:49 PM
Fantastic light...and contrast!!!!!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2005 07:18:27 AM
Strong image, love the silloutte and this works well for me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2005 06:48:44 AM
Like it - nice reflection and good lighting
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/07/2005 04:32:29 AM
nice feel to this. wow you're dedicated :)
12/07/2005 12:48:01 AM
LOVE THIS!!! Great filter. The reflection is wonderful and so clear. Almost like a mirror. Nicely composed.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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