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A Koan of Rain
A Koan of Rain
dsidwell


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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-F828
Location: River Heights, UT USA
Date: Jul 29, 2006
Aperture: f 3.2
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

A koan, of course, is a story shared by zen practitioners that helps seekers gain understanding. Such stories are often paradoxes, or statements of the transcendence of duality. But in ruminating on the stories, one can find a certain piece of enlightenment.

So for this image, I wanted to create a sort of image-based koan on which one could reflect and find peace. I hope it worked!

Statistics
Place: 77 out of 329
Avg (all users): 5.9659
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.8182
Avg (non-participants): 6.1368
Views since voting: 834
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 205
Comments: 11
Favorites: 2 (view)


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08/22/2006 03:11:12 PM
The water drops look frozen like ice.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/04/2006 01:02:35 AM
unique nice lighting - stillness but i also feel the action potential of the swollen dew - very zen for me good job
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08/03/2006 10:58:44 PM
don't question the rain
clinging coyly to branches:
rain on the question.
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08/03/2006 02:43:13 AM
The water droplets are just perfect.....
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08/02/2006 04:18:51 PM
ive been trying to get drops like this for months! perfect focus and detail.
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08/01/2006 09:30:36 AM
Nicely captured droplets but in my view this does not say Zen (MHO)
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07/31/2006 08:39:31 PM
LOVELY
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07/31/2006 01:10:01 PM
beautiful macro..well composed.
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07/31/2006 08:08:56 AM
I'm really a fan of this. Some people might be sick of it, but I still see beauty in the water droplet. I love the diagonal sense of it. I wish it were a single stem,making it less busy, but the colors and reflection are beautiful.
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07/31/2006 07:31:11 AM
superb sharpness in the droplets...beautiful shot
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