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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: 2006
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Close to Kaslo, BC, Canada
Date: Jul 25, 2006
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/80 sec
Galleries: Nature, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jul 28, 2006

Shot RAW, converted two copies (lighter/darker) to TIFF using Nikon Capture Editor.

Merged the two copies using layer mask in PSCS. Cropped image. Cloned out a few irregularities. Dodged in selected areas (person, rays, tips of trees). Worked on overall colour. Saved as TIFF again.

Opened in PSP9, worked on overall colour a tad more, resized, sharpened, ran through lightest salt and pepper, saved as JPG.

Statistics
Place: 29 out of 329
Avg (all users): 6.3485
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 6.2816
Avg (non-participants): 6.4211
Views since voting: 1525
Views during voting: 298
Votes: 198
Comments: 19
Favorites: 4 (view)


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08/08/2006 03:25:08 AM
Love the way you captured the light in the top left corner in this one. Brilliant exposure. And the composition is quite majestic. Great photo.
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08/07/2006 05:47:16 PM
Please be happy. This is, by far, the best interpretation of Zen in this challenge. Thanks for this beautiful photo.
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08/07/2006 12:26:24 PM
Outstanding image, one of my top picks. I'm surprised it didn't do better, Ursula.
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08/07/2006 06:39:28 AM
Lovely shot Ursula...thought this might have finished higher in this challenge
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08/07/2006 01:10:23 AM
Love the interplay of light on the trees and in the BG. NIce sense of scale as well.
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08/07/2006 12:50:33 AM
one of my favorites, should have done better
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08/07/2006 12:14:15 AM
This is really cool, I love how I almost miss the person sitting there each time I see this
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 12:29:06 PM
Take the man out and it would have been better
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08/04/2006 05:28:14 AM
A really "Insignificant" subject and a wonderful background makes of a great Zen photo. I like everything about this photo but for the title. The man does not seem to meditating. This picture is perfect example of Zen "style" of art and it did not needed any title to communicate this. I feel a little more of saturation of subject's cloths and using more appropriate title would make this even better. Goodluck.8.
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08/02/2006 07:05:59 AM
Looks like a lovely pleace to meditate! The colours feel a little muted to me and I would like to have seen more of the lovely water. 7
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08/02/2006 05:56:24 AM
Nice shot - pity you couldn't get that guy to move out of the way...
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08/01/2006 11:12:07 PM
this is so not zen
that it sneaks up
and curves into zen.

observer becomes a gleam. 7
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08/01/2006 12:44:05 PM
A very mystical and serene setting, and an excellent representation of it. Nicely done!
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08/01/2006 05:06:23 AM
There is something that is not right about this picture...maybe it's the man. He seems to break the harmony of the scene.But i do like the concept.
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08/01/2006 04:09:19 AM
Very lovely image. I like the emphasis on scale here and I think there is a nice zen to the photo. The way you handled the natural lighting is superb. I like the tone and colors as well. Focus seems good but a little soft and yet I think that works. Though I think the image as is works just great, I do think if you were to actually crop out the entire bottom portion to just below that rock outcropping on the right side, I'd love the image even more. There is a soft, ethereal feel to that portion of the image that I think is absolutely gorgeous. But that's just me and maybe it would be worth exploring at the end of the challenge. Great entry. I gave a 7 and a favorite for that top portion. :D
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07/31/2006 08:01:08 PM
Great mode set by this photo. Excellent composition and nice soft natural colors.
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07/31/2006 03:20:37 PM
Peaceful and Beautiful
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07/31/2006 02:07:46 PM
Nice photo. To me, and I find myself saying this often, the bystander detracts from the image. This shot of nature perfectly meets the challenge of presenting a still, serene scene. The guy in there adds nothing and distracts the eye. Would also have liked to see a bit more blur on the waterfalls to really nail the dreamy feeling already established by the light coming through that fog. Composition is great, nature gave you some perfect lights. Very nice. 5.
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07/31/2006 09:46:39 AM
Awesome shot that really pertains to contest ! great job !
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