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into the blue....
into the blue....

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Challenge: Blue II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 8700
Lens: Nikon TC-E15ED 1.5x Teleconverter Adapter
Location: Tucson, AZ
Date: Jan 25, 2006
Aperture: F4.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/500sec
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2006

Took this at my kitchen sink with water in a blue cup and a diamond cut type of cutting board as the background, it really made a neat effect of the light.
adjusted source lighting, adjusted saturation, contrast and levels, NI applied, resized, sharpened and saved for web

Place: 4 out of 446
Avg (all users): 6.7410
Avg (commenters): 7.7500
Avg (participants): 6.8852
Avg (non-participants): 6.6047
Views since voting: 3479
Views during voting: 388
Votes: 251
Comments: 19
Favorites: 14 (view)

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04/29/2006 12:03:00 PM
I keep meaning to try one of these, I love the way the water kind of looks like a globe because of the roundness (and slight distortion?).
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02/24/2006 03:35:13 PM
Wowsa! Great image Cindi! The blues are gorgeous and the frozen drop is priceless. I still have yet to learn this technique ;)
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02/11/2006 10:06:15 AM
Originally posted by britteyboo:

this looks PS'ed to me
Shame on britteyboo for their comment. So what if you tweaked it a bit? At least you admitted it! To Britteyboo I say "Jealousy is such an ugly thing. Mind you, so am I, and I am VERY jealous of this" To you I simply say "Wonderful, well done."

Message edited by author 2006-02-11 10:09:45.
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02/08/2006 11:10:44 AM
Beautifully BLUE and crystal clear! I'm sorry I never got this far in my Blue II voting. Congratulations on your Honorable Mention!
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02/08/2006 01:45:42 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

Congratulation on such good score. The Image deserved it.

Aesthetic: This one looks cool. Even though there are so many of this kind on DPC, this one stands out.

Technical: Perfect. Well exposed and "appropriate" DOF. The focus is sharp and lighting is just right. How did you achieved such smooth texture of water...?

Challenge: Not just fits the challenge but is amongst the best. No more comments on this one :)

Conclusion: Overall a great composition. Even though this is cliche shot, still you made it stand out from rest in the lot. I'm surely going to try this on my own. As many other comments hint- this does not even look real (though we know it is) and I really like it falling between two worlds. Looking forward to more submissions from you.

I'm by no means expert in area of photography. My comments are purely based on my limited understanding of technology and art behind digital photography. Apart from doing detailed evaluation of your submission, my intent is to learn different styles of photography by critically evaluating selective submissions. If you've got any questions about this critique, please feel free to contact me via email or PM.

Wish you a great day!
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02/08/2006 12:23:24 AM
With the magic of blue. Congratulations on your 5th placing.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 08:33:26 PM
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02/07/2006 02:41:39 AM
can't really fault this, just seen it loads of times before
02/06/2006 06:07:56 PM
very cool shot
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02/05/2006 08:30:07 PM
we get a lot of water drops on this site, but this one is exceptional and probably one of the best...great shot...hope this does well for you
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02/05/2006 08:09:24 PM
Good capture.
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02/05/2006 12:08:04 AM
common, but very good
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02/04/2006 11:57:45 PM
Very, very well done. Exceptional lighting and sharpness on the drops. 10
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02/04/2006 07:25:01 PM
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02/03/2006 09:42:17 PM
Wow nice job but I have seen way too many already in this challenge
02/03/2006 09:03:31 AM
aahh fu** thats well done 10 from me :)
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02/02/2006 04:36:39 AM
Is this for real? I tried to achieve the same so I know how tough this is. I would give this a 10
02/01/2006 10:43:51 AM
these shots are so tricky for me. good job!
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02/01/2006 10:28:21 AM
this looks PS'ed to me

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