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Challenge: Water II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Ellidardalur, Iceland
Date: Mar 26, 2006
Aperture: 5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30"
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2006

Taken at 32mm with a polarizer and tripod. Very minimal editing, with the exception of some cloning and healing brush to remove an apple that was sitting on the stone this could have been done in basic editing. Cropped, shadow/highlights and increased contrast with curves and finally sharpened after resizing. My thinking was to create a photograph that looked like an oil painting and this is pretty much straight out of the camera with the exception of the increased contrast. This is sort of a last minute submission, took this at about half past 8 PM during the last day but I have a reputation (well maybe not here) for taking lot´s of waterfall shots so I couldn´t miss out on this challenge :)

Used a flashlight for some fill lighting on the rock.

Can´t believe this ribboned, I really like this image but I was pretty sure it would not do this well, so glad most of you liked it :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 287
Avg (all users): 7.1919
Avg (commenters): 8.3913
Avg (participants): 6.9558
Avg (non-participants): 7.5059
Views since voting: 13400
Views during voting: 362
Votes: 198
Comments: 73
Favorites: 29 (view)


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03/11/2007 08:33:46 AM
man,

you rock

excellent job...and congrats.
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12/13/2006 05:14:53 PM
wow, this really is unreal.... beautiful.... very beautiful

Message edited by author 2006-12-13 17:15:17.
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04/09/2006 10:42:33 PM
It has so much fluidity. Nice work.
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04/08/2006 08:20:39 AM
Has such an 'otherworld' feel about it. A truely magical shot. Congrats on your very well deserved ribbon.
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04/08/2006 08:17:22 AM
Excellent work Lárus! A very beautiful photo. Glæsilegt hjá þér!
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04/07/2006 10:56:28 PM
I think that photography is about capturing as much as creating, you do both really well in this shot.I like it alot.
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04/07/2006 12:13:24 PM
Makes me want to go back to Iceland... I love it
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04/06/2006 10:10:10 PM
Too pretty to be true... you might take a lot of waterfall shots, but there is very little typical or cliched about this image. Stunning.
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04/05/2006 07:53:10 AM
Congrats on your yellow ribbon Lárus. Great shot as usual!
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04/05/2006 06:50:55 AM
Hey Larus, cool photo, congrats on your ribbon. Now go out and get some more :)
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04/05/2006 04:21:16 AM
Well done Lárus, congrats on your ribbon!
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04/04/2006 01:00:56 PM
Congrats, Lárus. Amazing image.
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04/04/2006 11:57:53 AM
AMAZING! Congrats on this ethereal masterpiece!
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04/04/2006 08:27:53 AM
Greate image. You are getting rather good with the flashlight. :-)
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04/03/2006 07:32:51 PM
Beautiful capture.
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04/03/2006 06:38:17 PM
Very Mystical!I love the colors. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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04/03/2006 05:54:08 PM
Congratulations on your yellow ribbon, great shot.
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04/03/2006 03:08:08 PM
Falleg mynd. Til hamingju með árangurinn.
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04/03/2006 02:32:35 PM
You keep on collecting ribbons Larus! Great image and well deserved. I can't wait finishing my exams so can go out and shoot.

Hrannar
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04/03/2006 01:02:22 PM
congrats on ur ribbon! awesome shot ;)
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04/03/2006 12:20:13 PM
Surreally cool!!!!!!
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04/03/2006 10:57:00 AM
Lovely entry. Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/03/2006 10:37:23 AM
Góður! Byrjaður að safna borðum. Verðskuldað!
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04/03/2006 10:01:13 AM
Tilgamingju með þetta, flott mynd!
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04/03/2006 08:22:21 AM
Glæsileg mynd Lárus til hamingju.
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04/03/2006 07:58:33 AM
great photo, colors are wicked ! :-)
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04/03/2006 07:40:47 AM
Glæsilegt Lárus! Til hamingju!
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04/03/2006 06:53:56 AM
the master strikes again!
Til hamingju með borðann
stórflott mynd hjá þér
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04/03/2006 06:45:34 AM
OOOOOOOOH nice shot here, lets see you hit yellow in yellow as well dude...

Congrats amazing photograph
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04/03/2006 04:54:05 AM
Great title to a super image, congrats on the ribbon,

Paul.
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04/03/2006 04:39:24 AM
why on earth would you want to waste time taking photography classes when you could be teaching them...

beautiful work, congrats!
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04/03/2006 03:44:48 AM
Congrats Lárus. At last you've got the yellow in your set of ribbons.
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04/03/2006 03:22:37 AM
Congratulations on your 'yellow'. It is a very unusal, at least to my eyes, image. Well done.
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04/03/2006 02:27:11 AM
Congratulations Lárus! So glad this ribboned :) til hamingju, glæsilegt!
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04/03/2006 02:21:23 AM
Nice!! Congrats on your ribbon.
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04/03/2006 02:16:35 AM
I loved this image, and so glad that it ribboned.....CONGRATULATIONS and I am adding it to my favorites as well.....
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04/03/2006 01:52:24 AM
Beautiful larus! Stunning beauty ;) Congrats on your Yellow!
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04/03/2006 01:30:22 AM
For better or worse, I don't feel like this looks anything like a 'photograph'. Its pretty, but it feels much more like an airbrushing.
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04/03/2006 12:44:24 AM
Congratulations on your Yellow with this magical piece of art!
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04/03/2006 12:16:05 AM
Grats on yellow!
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04/03/2006 12:14:18 AM
Very beautiful! Great colors and soft feeling to it. Congratulations Larus!
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04/03/2006 12:13:49 AM
This deserved a ribbon...well done. It was one of three tens I handed out. Your photography is amazing.
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04/03/2006 12:13:08 AM
Nice title for this shot. Congratulations on your ribbon.
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04/03/2006 12:10:58 AM
Like I said before 10....how could it be better?
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04/03/2006 12:09:01 AM
Congrats on yet another ribbon
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04/03/2006 12:07:52 AM
Congrats on another ribbon with this very beautiful image.
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04/03/2006 12:07:17 AM
10 from me. Congrats on your ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/02/2006 10:21:10 PM
A beauty.
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04/02/2006 10:14:04 PM
10 from me...how could it be better?
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04/02/2006 09:18:33 PM
Came back to comment and after seeing this a second time i had to bump it up.
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04/02/2006 09:07:33 PM
wow...love the coloring!! 10
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04/01/2006 07:16:21 PM
One word: Beautiful!

Love the lighting and the stark contrast between the sharp focus on the subject and the dreamily blurred flow of water surrounding it.
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04/01/2006 11:21:17 AM
Beautiful shot. A ribbon winner for sure.
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03/30/2006 11:33:55 PM
Wow this is awesome! You've got skills with the lense and with the software. I love the way the sun highlights the ice on the rock. (10)
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03/30/2006 09:43:43 PM
I love this shot. The colors are great. The long exposure makes the water very soft. The ice on the rocks, especially the one in the middle is excellent. Great shot!
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03/30/2006 02:37:31 PM
lovely cloudy shrouds!
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03/30/2006 12:42:58 PM
Surreal and other-worldly. Very impressive.
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03/30/2006 12:11:18 PM
great job, good execution, great post processing, amazing colors and lighting, a worthy 10
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03/30/2006 11:19:23 AM
Wonderful light, color, and clarity. Very beautiful.
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03/29/2006 05:18:49 PM
Beautiful - the colors are terrific.
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03/29/2006 06:13:54 AM
wow! this should be popular...it's stunning 10
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03/29/2006 01:30:55 AM
Absolutely gorgeous image with excellent colors and highlights. Great job with the exposure and lighting.
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03/29/2006 12:45:36 AM
Looks like a terrific job of painting with light. NICE image!
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03/28/2006 12:42:15 PM
Title definately fits. This could classify as an abstract as well as a scenic. Very beautiful!
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03/28/2006 08:19:03 AM
Wow! Stunning shot!
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03/27/2006 11:15:26 PM
Beautiful and sureal with exceptional color tones. Well done!
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03/27/2006 04:33:31 PM
ribbon!
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03/27/2006 11:58:46 AM
Wonderful shot. Lighting, exposure, all spot-on. 10
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03/27/2006 08:53:46 AM
Peaceful! Ethereal!
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03/27/2006 06:11:02 AM
Amazing colors.....
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03/27/2006 01:06:21 AM
great capture here
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03/27/2006 01:04:57 AM
This is eerie. it's impossible to judge the scale on it. nicely done :-)
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03/27/2006 12:43:11 AM
This is gorgeous. The light in the center may be a tad too much. Would be very curious to know about post processing steps in this one.
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