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Dear God
Dear God
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Challenge: Stationery (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Canon
Location: Limbo
Date: Jun 29, 2006
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Vintage
Date Uploaded: Jul 2, 2006

Glass bottles wash up in the backyard of my beach house from time to time. This one was quite unique. I was shocked to see that not only was there a paper message in the bottle, but it had survived the water with only minor damage to the paper after being stopped up with a piece of a branch. When I saw the bottle I knew I had to take a picture to remember the moment. After taking the pic and setting the camera aside, I broke the tip off the glass bottle using a log on the beach. I cut my hand on a shard of glass, and knew at that moment that I wasn\'t meant to be the recipient of the letter. With one hand I was able to untie the string, which was simply a dried vine, and unroll the paper. What I found written on that scroll was inspiring:

Dear God,

Statistics
Place: 24 out of 122
Avg (all users): 5.9065
Avg (commenters): 7.5333
Avg (participants): 5.6364
Avg (non-participants): 5.9731
Views since voting: 980
Views during voting: 421
Votes: 278
Comments: 15
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2006 05:38:23 PM
The white paper kind of gets lost. I like the composition overall, but maybe a brightly colored note would work better?
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07/11/2006 07:01:18 AM
Nice photo and related idea, but a little amiss in my opinion.
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07/09/2006 07:29:22 PM
It's a simple and effective photo. I like it.
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07/09/2006 06:17:07 AM
Nice. The all natural color tone of everything creates a soft view. Good capture.
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07/07/2006 11:33:11 AM
A pleasing image that is well executed. I would have liked a different title; however, I can't honestly say I have a better one.
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07/06/2006 08:35:08 PM
Probably the best of the message-in-a-bottle entries. Nice focus and colors.
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07/06/2006 12:05:42 PM
Very lovely idea and execution. The more I look at it the more I like it. 8
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07/06/2006 09:09:10 AM
Nice DOF. Very pretty image.
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07/06/2006 06:19:19 AM
Good bokeh and detailwork.
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07/06/2006 12:30:25 AM
Well executed.
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07/05/2006 07:39:07 PM
Nicely composed and photographed. 7.
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07/05/2006 07:06:10 PM
Love this one.
subject, textures, focus, lighting. love it all.
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07/05/2006 02:35:18 PM
I like the textures.
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07/05/2006 01:30:01 PM
Nicely composed 9
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07/05/2006 01:16:37 AM
Well executed. The bubbles in the background muddle up the glass unfortunately, probably something not controllable. =)
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