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Japanese Tea House
3rd PlaceJapanese Tea House
elsapo


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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Japanese Garden
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Galleries: Landscape, Infrared
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

We went to fort worth so I asked my mom to please pass by the japanese garden to see if I can get something for zen. there was no tripods allowed so i set this on a log by the lake for a 2-3 second exposure.

I thought it was very relaxing :).. ohh and I do have this in non IR but I felt it lost some "magic".

Thanks everyone for the comments and 3rd place!

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 329
Avg (all users): 7.0853
Avg (commenters): 8.6786
Avg (participants): 7.0183
Avg (non-participants): 7.1569
Views since voting: 40160
Views during voting: 449
Votes: 211
Comments: 86
Favorites: 67 (view)


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04/14/2010 05:20:41 AM
wow breathtaking :)
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02/09/2007 09:55:28 PM
Stunning Shot !!
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09/04/2006 10:46:34 PM
your photos are inspiring.
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08/12/2006 06:53:06 PM
I like this alot. Very well done.
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08/12/2006 05:47:22 PM
I`m not a great fan of infrared lol but this is excellent :)
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08/12/2006 01:46:32 PM
awsome! I live in North Texas...and I have been wanting desperately to go to the ft worth japanese gardens, and I have yet to do it. I will have to go check it out.
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08/11/2006 07:38:52 AM
beautiful...

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08/11/2006 12:34:33 AM
Nice work Justin, your on a roll. Congrats on the yellow.
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08/10/2006 07:12:54 PM
Do you have a link to the non-IR version?
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08/10/2006 02:07:09 PM
Such a beautiful and atmospheric shot. Love it.
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08/10/2006 11:04:16 AM
WOW! I am in love ~ Thank you so very much for sharing. Le’lani.
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08/10/2006 09:19:41 AM
Fantastic work. Congratulations!
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08/10/2006 01:24:16 AM
Would you post the original and explain the processing you went through?
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08/09/2006 09:43:44 PM
Excellent photo. Where is it?
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08/08/2006 06:52:56 PM
Very creative use of IR. Congrats.
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08/08/2006 10:12:19 AM
very romantic panorama :)
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08/08/2006 08:30:51 AM
Nice Justin! I love those gardens! (Native Texas displaced in Georgia!) I grew up in Ft Worth.....have you been to the Water Gardens? Another fun place to shoot!

Congrats!

Cheryl
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08/08/2006 05:45:57 AM
Congrats Justin, two ribbons in a row is good. Keep up the good work.
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08/08/2006 03:09:28 AM
Fantastic! I'm currently living in Japan where there are so many temples but I've haven't ever seen such a beautiful place or shot of a temple!
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08/08/2006 12:06:11 AM
HOLY MOLY THIS IS SO AMAZING IT BARELY LOOKS REAL!!
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08/07/2006 11:45:06 PM
Beautiful work especially when you take into account your camera not being the most IR sensitive. Very inspiring. WELL DONE!
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08/07/2006 11:26:05 PM
Congratulations! This is lovely.
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08/07/2006 10:30:57 PM
This is a very worthy recipient of a ribbon. I'm usually not a fan of IR photography, but this really works. You're absolutely right, this does have 'magic'.
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08/07/2006 05:28:30 PM
Nice IR work, reminds me of Marbo´s work and that is a compliment indeed :) Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/07/2006 04:11:42 PM
I knew it.

I've no idea what the hell I knew.

But I just know I knew it. :P

This is fabulous IR work.
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08/07/2006 02:25:34 PM
You hormones are pretty darn good, congrats!!
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08/07/2006 12:54:45 PM
congratulations, perfect
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08/07/2006 12:34:39 PM
Very nicely done Justin!
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08/07/2006 11:21:09 AM
Beautiful image Justin! Congratulations!
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08/07/2006 11:02:30 AM
Congtratulations.
Superb tones, truly relaxing colours.
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08/07/2006 09:36:14 AM
Congratualtions on a beautiful win!!
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08/07/2006 09:27:02 AM
Dreamlike; metallic; serene; beatifully and silently composed.
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08/07/2006 08:28:55 AM
Wow Justin, 2 in a row. Congrats! Go Team!
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08/07/2006 07:11:20 AM
Nice 1 dude, love the clean lines.
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08/07/2006 06:33:26 AM
Man, you have talent. Take this as far as you can go with it and the world will be your oyster.
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08/07/2006 05:19:54 AM
congratulations on the ribbon.
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08/07/2006 04:35:34 AM
Arrgghh!! It's him again :) A Wonderful photograph that deserved to ribbon. Well done
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08/07/2006 03:39:02 AM
You captured Zen in a Zen garden, which is much more difficult than it sounds. The light in the window is perfect and nice choice on the IR. Congratulations.
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08/07/2006 02:46:55 AM
my FAVORITE. you're a rising star!!
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08/07/2006 02:45:53 AM
Yet another ribbon Justin...you are IN THE ZONE man! I love that you are so young that you had to ask your mom for a lift to the zen garden! Conrats man...
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08/07/2006 02:39:47 AM
Congratulations! This is a beautiful image that I totally missed during voting ... I was trying to guess which was yours and never even saw this. I love the infared and am deeply impressed that you were able to keep the camera so still on a log for 2 - 3 seconds! Great job, Justin!!
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08/07/2006 02:10:23 AM
Wow! Two ribbons on the home page this week. Congratulations Justin.
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08/07/2006 01:30:32 AM
looks like you have really learned quickly how to use your IR filter! I am impressed.
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08/07/2006 01:05:48 AM
The colors are unbelievably good. This image is nothing short of Zen.
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08/07/2006 12:50:12 AM
I also shoot IR and I must say this is one of the best IR I have ever seen. Should have been a blue. Keep up the good work.
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08/07/2006 12:38:07 AM
Beautiful IR. Congratulations on your yellow.
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08/07/2006 12:34:49 AM
This is beautiful and personally I would have voted just as high without the ir. The ir gives it an extra push. Nonetheless, Congratulations on your yellow. Very nice work.
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08/07/2006 12:34:46 AM
Very nice. Congrats on another Ribbon.
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08/07/2006 12:31:20 AM
WTG Justin! This is such a stand out. Beautiful job. The IR was perfect.
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08/07/2006 12:27:33 AM
Sensational elsapo....really though. That is so beautiful. Congrats!
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08/07/2006 12:23:01 AM
I only picked out three 10's and this was one of them.
Nice work!
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08/07/2006 12:14:55 AM
This picture is very superfluous, quite the opposite of what was called for by the challenge. I gave it a 3.
08/07/2006 12:09:56 AM
Justin, you're on a roll. very nice IR shot. congratulations
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08/07/2006 12:09:30 AM
Very pretty, and congrats on yet another ribbon!
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08/07/2006 12:09:24 AM
Congrats Justin!
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08/07/2006 12:08:50 AM
Beautiful picture and congrats on another ribbon. Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 11:56:07 PM
Easily best of the IR shots in this challenge. The colors are awesome! Bringing in browns and yellows to the house is brilliant and the soft glow to the whole picture just works really well. Giving you an 8 right now but I plan on coming back to bump. Great work! Last minute bump - I am giving you a 9!
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08/06/2006 11:50:47 PM
Just very pretty and well composed... great job... 10
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08/06/2006 10:54:36 PM
Love this! 10
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08/06/2006 11:50:32 AM
Very nice - I love the smoothness of the water. The white and blues work great together and create a nice calming effect. The brown & yellow stand out nicely with out being over bearing. Definitely one of my favorites ~10
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08/05/2006 01:21:58 PM
Absolutely fantastic. I was looking forward to a number of IR pictures in this challenge, and you hit it right on the nose!
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08/05/2006 06:14:09 AM
Superb!
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08/05/2006 01:49:35 AM
what a great picture...I gave it a ten...I actually feel peaceful. Good Luck
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08/04/2006 08:32:45 PM
I love the contrast of the warm window glow to the cool water. Wonder if cropping the bottom half of the water below the building reflection would work?
Nice work.
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08/04/2006 04:53:30 PM
Great idea and execution.
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08/04/2006 12:48:35 AM
My general comment would have been - Capturing Zen Garden is not an example of Zen photography. But this one is different and is very well executed. The dash of man-made-structure actually helps in highlighting the natural background. FOr my taste, I'd have liked to keep the subject (Tea house?) a little more smaller compared to background. Infrared treatment is well done. Hope this does well for you.8.
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08/04/2006 12:13:47 AM
wow that really pops -10
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08/03/2006 02:07:33 PM
it is white
who wishes
to be leaf-colored. 4
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08/03/2006 02:03:37 PM
beautiful shot
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08/03/2006 02:09:45 AM
THIS IS AN ABSOLUTLEY FANTASTIC PICTURE. I WOULD SELL MY HOUSE IN A HEARTBEAT TO MOVE IN THIS HOUSE TOMORROW. GREAT SHOT! A 10 IN MY BOOK.
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08/02/2006 08:55:05 PM
I really like the warm glow coming from the tea house window contrasted with the coolness of the infrared...like a still winter morning...beautiful.
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08/02/2006 08:23:51 AM
Top Shelf Zen, and use of color,seems like reality photography.....10
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08/01/2006 10:16:13 AM
nailed it 10/10
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08/01/2006 08:18:35 AM
Fantastic IR shot. Perfect for the challenge too. 10
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08/01/2006 06:45:18 AM
I do like this a lot and looking forward to hearing how it was achieved. The best of 329 photographs for this challenge (in my view of course)
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07/31/2006 08:32:13 PM
This is good at first glance. but upon further inspection it is slightly out of focus. I light the slow exposed look on the water, but i'm afraid it just dosn't measure up. 6
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07/31/2006 07:59:48 PM
Awesome!
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07/31/2006 04:11:05 PM
The IR effect is not very serene. It excites my mind's eye, it does not calm it. The composition here is perfect, the still water is great, the lighting and the trees - everything for a truly harmonious, serene shot exists in this photograph, but the IR trades it all in for eye candy glitz and really sends everything south. Do I like this photo? Yeah, a lot. Do I like it in this challenge? No. 5.
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07/31/2006 01:31:58 PM
Simply wonderful. Good luck.
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07/31/2006 08:14:13 AM
I am becoming a fan of IR shots...this is superb for this challenge and the surreal looks suit this...love the warm light in the house 9
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07/31/2006 06:30:18 AM
what a great little house! :o)
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07/31/2006 05:21:42 AM
omg its like a dream come true hangin out with a coat on with a hot cup of tea just lookin out at the water would be like the most relaxing spot ever
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07/31/2006 01:07:09 AM
very surreal...gl with challenge 10+
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07/31/2006 12:31:51 AM
Awsome. I think this might ribbon. Very cool.
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07/31/2006 12:31:29 AM
GREAT SHOT!!!!! 9
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