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Zen BuBBLes

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Challenge: Zen Photography (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: A pond in Mooresville, NC
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Galleries: Rural, Water
Date Uploaded: Jul 30, 2006

This was a last minute entry. I went to a pond that had a lot of ducks/birds, etc, that I wanted to shoot for the zen challenge. My whole family came along for the trip, and my dad threw a rock into the water. These little bubbles were left over. I thought they were pretty cool looking. :)

color balance
curves again
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Place: 225 out of 329
Avg (all users): 5.1801
Avg (commenters): 6.2222
Avg (participants): 5.0818
Avg (non-participants): 5.2871
Views since voting: 560
Views during voting: 308
Votes: 211
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/06/2006 04:06:03 PM
I think this image certainly meets the challenge, though it doesn't give me an inner sense of zen. I don't find the image entirely appealing, the water looks somewhat sludgey and though I can find beauty in things typically thought of as unattractive, I think the lack of depth to the image plays against it. The focus is nice, use of natural(?) light is good though I wish there were a bit more shadows around the bubbles to try and add that depth in there. Maybe even getting more on level with the bubbles (if possible) would help add to the dimension. I think the ripples do help add interest to the image and it would be neat to see ripples around all of the bubbles, thus having the concentric circles everywhere with bubbles in the middle. Definitely would add something more for me as a viewer to latch onto. I gave a 4
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08/06/2006 12:05:02 AM
This is simple, but nice...Zen. Is that from rain or fish?
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08/04/2006 10:05:57 PM
The strong ripples going off the right side draw my eye out of the picture.
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08/04/2006 03:51:44 AM
Very pretty. Although there is some movement in this photo that takes away from the attempt at stillness, it's not severe. The lack of color is used brilliantly to keep color from being a visual distraction. Great job from the 'Great Job Baggie'!
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08/01/2006 11:11:05 PM
absence surfaces. 7
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08/01/2006 07:58:33 PM
The bubles look false and edited in.
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08/01/2006 06:47:46 PM
I think I would have possibly concentrated on just a few of these bubbles and the ripples they are making in the water
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08/01/2006 05:07:04 AM
Maybe a little too many bubble for my liking
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08/01/2006 02:01:37 AM
Wondefully Zen. Almost appears as though the bubbles have an outer glow. Good work, 10.
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07/31/2006 06:44:30 AM
the good thing about this is that it's hard to tell if it's black and white or colour...I like it, but there's nothing that is a focal point in the shot...looks good as an abstract
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