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Afternoon Reflections
2nd PlaceAfternoon Reflections
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Challenge: Your Shadow II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Creek
Date: Feb 2, 2006
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Feb 2, 2006

went for a walk, and noticed the reflection of my shadow by the creek and thought it was kinda cool! thanks everyone for the ribbon!

The original has the shadow in it, I thought it was weird too. The SC wouldn't have validate it otherwise because it would be adding a major element.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 106
Avg (all users): 7.0812
Avg (commenters): 7.8750
Avg (participants): 6.9014
Avg (non-participants): 7.1595
Views since voting: 13494
Views during voting: 513
Votes: 234
Comments: 62
Favorites: 21 (view)


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08/01/2007 01:06:35 PM
IMHO,

If you notice, the water is very still where the shadow of the person is and there is a nice shadow reflection in the water. Where the tree is the water is stirred up. There is a shadow there but it is not clearly reflected because of the movement of water. Or the grey patch for some reason doesn't show a shadow for either and the tree's shadow falls only on the grey patch.

This is a great shot, Justin.

Message edited by author 2007-08-01 13:20:46.
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08/07/2006 02:47:37 PM
I agree with beetle. No rule says that answers are required either.
Just beware, "What goes around comes around".
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03/27/2006 11:47:48 AM
I don't see how this photo could be real. I have looked at it so many times, but I still can't make sense of it.

There are two fundamental problems I have with it:

The person's shadow on the right has a reflection in the water, yet the tree's shadow on the left does NOT.

Even more impossible is this: 100% of the shadow is firmly visible against reddish embankment, yet the shadow's reflection shows head and shoulders against blue sky!!!

I tried once before to get an explanation for this, but never got an answer :-( Guess I'll have to keep wondering about it.
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02/16/2006 01:53:50 AM
Fantastic!
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02/15/2006 10:45:28 PM
Love the colors here. Congrats on your red.
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02/15/2006 06:47:12 PM
Wow, I really loved your photo. I do have a question - I am new to DP and I see many photographers using Photoshop. Did you use PS for your Afternoon Reflections photo?
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02/15/2006 04:02:47 PM
It reminds me of a cave painting somehow, maybe it's the colors. Congrats on the well-deserved ribbon!
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02/14/2006 04:42:42 AM
I came to look because of the colors- such bountiful oranges and greens. I stayed, because the photograph itself is full of magical appearances, things that seem to be one thing, but are another. The dark person casting a reflection in the water, who is his- or herself only a shadow. The dark tree with its beige leaves- actually a tree's shadow surrounded by a chalkier soil. A very beautiful, rich photograph. Thank you!

And congratulations on the justly deserved blue ribbon.
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02/12/2006 02:11:29 PM
very very nice!
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02/11/2006 06:29:40 AM
great colors and great shadow !
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02/10/2006 07:38:48 PM
Master Justin again! Quite a razor cutting image with that idyllic feel. Congratulations on your RED.
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02/10/2006 05:15:40 PM
2 in a row! Way to go!!
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02/10/2006 03:29:50 PM
amazing work..wow...
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02/10/2006 10:06:59 AM
Smarty pants. 2 right next to each other on the front page. Congrats. on a job well done and ribbon.
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02/10/2006 09:04:07 AM
Man, you're kicking some butt!!! Atta boy!!!
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02/10/2006 08:09:00 AM
you're on a roll - congrats !
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02/10/2006 07:33:46 AM
A demonstration of good "seeing"and knowing what will make a good image.
I wonder how many times we have all been in a similar position and never seen the shot.

Congratulations..great work as usual.
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02/10/2006 07:07:47 AM
Another great job! Congratulations
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02/10/2006 06:56:52 AM
Congratulations. Nice one!
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02/10/2006 06:06:31 AM
another ribbon, you are a genius! Well done
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02/10/2006 02:37:31 AM
Believed you would win as it is your shadow and taken using dalight, well done
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02/10/2006 02:29:34 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, a beautiful photo with wonderful light.
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02/10/2006 01:44:38 AM
Congrats to another wonderful photo and a well deserved ribbon! I loved this one during the voting (as I am not a member yet, for me only commenting) period.
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02/10/2006 01:18:57 AM
Congrats Justin. Well done getting another ribbon so quickly. Keep up the good work.
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02/10/2006 01:18:11 AM
Superb! Congrats!
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02/10/2006 12:34:13 AM
Well done on the ribbon .. .well deserve methinks :)
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02/10/2006 12:31:27 AM
congratulations. very nice
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02/10/2006 12:14:41 AM
Congrats on another ribbon Justin! Great job.
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02/10/2006 12:10:16 AM
Well done and congrats on another ribbon.
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02/10/2006 12:08:18 AM
Congratulations on your double win this week! And not one shot with your muse ;)
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02/10/2006 12:08:13 AM
congratzzz0000rzzzzz
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2006 06:08:59 AM
Pretty cool, almost the only one taken in daylight and that has got to help your score. Like it.
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02/09/2006 12:48:08 AM
Nicely executed... I would like to know how you pulled this one off!
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02/07/2006 03:51:57 PM
Now that's pretty cool. The efect is really daramtic and mysterious
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02/07/2006 06:36:49 AM
This is good. Mirror image of your shadow, cool. Nice colours too.
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02/06/2006 04:39:37 PM
Beautiful!
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02/06/2006 12:49:28 PM
Very clear, crisp and interesting shot. Nine
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02/06/2006 12:18:09 PM
Wow! Great shot.
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02/05/2006 10:30:15 PM
Great shot.Left me reflecting!
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02/05/2006 03:48:02 PM
Nice shot.
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02/05/2006 01:22:04 PM
is that a reflection of a shadow or did you burn that? I don't care, because the colors and abstract quality make this one rise....
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02/05/2006 09:32:14 AM
My top Pick!
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02/05/2006 08:21:00 AM
Very pretty colors in this one. I love how your shadow reflects in the water too, and that you found a spot where the only other shadow was the tree. Very nicely done!
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02/05/2006 07:08:20 AM
this has to be my favorite shot in this challenge..great idea...stunning spot!...good luck...9
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02/05/2006 04:52:37 AM
Great one! The coloursare stunning, and the composition is the best for this subject. I also like the reflections in the water. Good luck!
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02/04/2006 09:55:31 PM
I like this very much. It's not the typical expected shot. The lovely green and golden orange is great. I like how everything but the shadow is kind of striped! Nicely done. 8
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02/04/2006 04:23:38 PM
Interesting effect. Scoring it an 9.
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02/04/2006 01:26:23 AM
nice colors, meets the challenge - good job :)
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02/03/2006 10:26:21 PM
Excellent work nice ideas and very creative
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02/03/2006 07:29:59 PM
Great shot, nice colors.
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02/03/2006 05:41:30 PM
Beautiful colors. Very sharp. 9.
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02/03/2006 03:03:45 PM
Great shadow image, good composition & sharpness....10
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02/03/2006 02:39:23 PM
Very nice
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02/03/2006 11:00:16 AM
loe the color in this photograph
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02/03/2006 10:58:29 AM
Nice one.
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02/03/2006 09:43:18 AM
tricky!
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02/03/2006 08:07:15 AM
Cool shot. Not only the shadow, but a reflection too. Great thought.
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02/03/2006 06:48:06 AM
At first I thought this looked like it could it be the cover of an album, but it should be somewhere much more prevalent, since it takes forever to figure out. I think I'm starting to get the gist of it, but it's a fantastically complex shot.
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02/03/2006 12:38:25 AM
Its a peter pan shadow... it seems to have lost its person!!
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02/03/2006 12:33:06 AM
Nice colours and lots of interesting textures. THe composision is a little messy, IMO.
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02/03/2006 12:24:30 AM
Nice. Hope you note how you did that! Very creative. Good color.
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02/03/2006 12:07:28 AM
Wonderful colors!
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