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kosmikkreeper


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Challenge: Free Study XII (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Parc-des-Hautes-Gorges
Date: Aug 29, 2006
Aperture: f4
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2006

Shot during my holidays in Parc-des-Hautes-Gorges in Quebec.

Thx every body for all the lovely comments! Everyone should go to this park! It's one of the loveliest natural scenery that's I've seen in a looooooooong time!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 684
Avg (all users): 7.5992
Avg (commenters): 8.6897
Avg (participants): 7.5588
Avg (non-participants): 7.7414
Views since voting: 21554
Views during voting: 439
Votes: 262
Comments: 127
Favorites: 155 (view)


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10/05/2008 10:49:55 PM
Brilliant! The reflections are some of the clearest I have ever seen. AMAZING.

_Nathanael
01/24/2008 07:53:52 AM
absolutely stunning,the reflections are fabulous,this photo reminds me of the western highlands of Scotland one of my favorite places on earth,inspiring photography.
10/22/2007 03:05:00 PM
I feel like nature stopped to allow you to take this perfect photo. The water is perfectly still and your canoe meshes with the angle reflected from the mountains. Amazing shot, well deserved ribbon ;)
09/05/2007 11:07:05 PM
I'm not sure I've ever in my life seen a better picture than this (except for pictures of beautiful nude women, of course!). Seriously, this is amazing!
05/12/2007 09:31:54 AM
One of my favourite shots on the site - the way the canoe fits between the reflection... quite superb!
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02/20/2007 11:51:17 PM
I feel like I am actually in the canoe gliding through the water.
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09/14/2006 11:53:18 PM
Good to see on the front page! Congratulations!!
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09/13/2006 03:37:34 PM
Cool Yanik!
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09/13/2006 04:31:07 AM
Sam Abel revisited?
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09/13/2006 03:08:43 AM
Simply a perfect shot. Congratulations.
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09/13/2006 12:16:31 AM
Congrats to you and thanks for the suggestion. I think I'd rather gaze at your photo instead! Excellent symetry, huge dof, water like glass... amazing shot.
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09/12/2006 10:40:21 PM
Nice View.
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09/12/2006 12:45:56 PM
by far one of my favorite, if not most favorite, pic to have ever seen on this site. this is wonderful. great job :)
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09/10/2006 11:34:05 PM
Yanik: what a beauty with such razor sharp reflection. A knockout of an image with eich luscious tones. Wonderful. Congratulations on your Blue!
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09/10/2006 08:22:47 PM
Incredible composition, pitch-perfect light exposure and lovely saturation. Congratulations, you have showed us natures inner beauty!
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09/10/2006 05:47:12 PM
Wow, amazingly beatiful :)
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09/10/2006 05:40:21 PM
What an amazing picture. Hope I'm not called upon to critique this one. It's about as perfect as they come. Congratulations on a well deserved first place.
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09/10/2006 04:30:02 PM
Way to go. A blue ribbon with a picture from Quebec!! :) Amazing shot!
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09/10/2006 03:00:14 PM
Great use of shapes and color. Impressive shot. Really draws the eye. No wonder you got the blue ribbon.
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09/09/2006 04:43:27 PM
GREAT PICTURE!!! good job
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09/08/2006 09:09:51 PM
Amazing!! and i know what you mean about the area, we went up last fall! amazing, didn't go in the park though
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09/08/2006 08:01:11 PM
Beautiful, yanik!
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09/08/2006 06:07:53 PM
Beautiful, I saw this as a thumbnail and it looked great already! Bigger it's even better, even without the boat it would be great, but the boat fits in sooo well! Congratulations, well deserved blue!
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09/08/2006 03:28:55 PM
Fantastic shot! Congratulations on Well deserved blue ribbon!
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09/08/2006 02:19:36 PM
amazing composition and colors. great stuff!
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09/08/2006 02:11:13 PM
Exquisite place and you were up to capturing it. Congratulations.
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09/08/2006 01:55:37 PM
Congratulations on your blue ribbon. Excellent shot
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09/08/2006 12:04:22 PM
Absolutely exquisite!
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09/08/2006 12:03:32 PM
this is pretty cool man...every once in awhile and image comes along that most would be proud to have in their portfolio..
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09/08/2006 12:01:47 PM
Fantastic image and stunning composition. Congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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09/08/2006 11:12:28 AM
Fantastic shot! Congratulations on the blue ribbon!
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09/08/2006 10:56:27 AM
yeah buddy! me likes what me sees...nicely done Yanik :)
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09/08/2006 10:51:31 AM
Very nice!
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09/08/2006 10:36:05 AM
Ah, the joys of a super wide angle lens. This is absolutely gorgeous. Impressive that the highlights in the interior of the boat didn't get blown out, they just appear bright and inviting. The crisp reflections of the mountains really make this shot for me, they add a perfect frame around the boat. This is going straight into my favorites.
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09/08/2006 10:21:20 AM
Perfect subject, location and shot. Well deserved "Blue" Van
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09/08/2006 09:54:59 AM
simply awesome, congratulations
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09/08/2006 09:31:05 AM
Félicitation Yanik....

Je regardais ton portfolio et ton travail est sublime... encore une fois félicitation...
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09/08/2006 08:01:33 AM
Just beautiful! Well deserved Blue!
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09/08/2006 07:40:04 AM
I love this photo. Absolutely beautiful! Makes me feel I'm right there. Great job and well deserving! Congrats.

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09/08/2006 06:58:47 AM
I didn't make it to this one during voting but seeing it as the blue isn't a surprise at all - so many elements make it exceptional -- the symmetry is just brilliant photogrpahy. Congrats.
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09/08/2006 06:46:33 AM
Yanik!!!!! great job
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09/08/2006 05:39:01 AM
classic. i'll bet you knew it when you clicked it.
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09/08/2006 05:30:25 AM
Awesome,Awesome congrats on this shot ...whoa
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09/08/2006 04:36:18 AM
A calander shot for sure, and I just "LOVE" everything about this one. It really did deserve the "BLUE" ribbon, and congratulations.....
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09/08/2006 04:13:36 AM
Fantastic job Yanik! This is truly a magnificent photograph, the details are stunning, composition is excellent, good job.
b l u e c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !
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09/08/2006 03:16:36 AM
This is amazing
The detail the positioning everything is spot on
Congratulations on your deserving Blue
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09/08/2006 01:14:40 AM
Nice work! Congratulations!
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09/08/2006 01:12:29 AM
Very worth of the Blue! Congrats!
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09/08/2006 01:01:30 AM
Congratulations on your blue! Very tough competition. Well done.
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09/08/2006 12:42:40 AM
Your shot is so great it inspired me to start a thread tonight asking who did the first one! Your find is really amazing. Into my favorites list ...

And congrats on the personal best!
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09/08/2006 12:31:53 AM
Congrats on this wonderful shot, well deserved first!
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09/08/2006 12:29:47 AM
i am glad to see you were 1st...awesome awesome picture!
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09/08/2006 12:28:59 AM
This is amazing - I love how everything points to the vanishing point in the distance - a perfect shot! I'm sorry I missed it when voting; but congrats on your ribbon!
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09/08/2006 12:19:04 AM
Congrats on your blue sir, well done. I knew this would be up on the front page. Awesome image...
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09/08/2006 12:17:34 AM
'Twas my pick for the blue. Awesome composition and execution!
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09/08/2006 12:16:15 AM
Congrats on your blue! I had a feeling this would be right up there!
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09/08/2006 12:15:22 AM
Just stunning, perfect in every way. Wow!
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09/08/2006 12:14:49 AM
Oh congrats man! I really loved this one.
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09/08/2006 12:13:24 AM
Congrats on your personal best!!! Didn't get to this one during voting, but this shows how taking care of your backgrounds and composition can make good shot an extraordinary one!

ps. I could swear that your username was kosmikkeeper, now I notice another 'r' in there. Hmm...
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09/08/2006 12:13:15 AM
Congratulations on your Blue ribbon,for a very good Photo.

Message edited by author 2006-09-08 00:13:57.
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09/08/2006 12:13:08 AM
Wow, Yanik. What a gorgeous picture. Congratulations on a terrific finish. You've outdone yourself with this one.
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09/08/2006 12:12:09 AM
BY GEORGE! That's a great shot!
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09/08/2006 12:11:48 AM
Wow!!! Definitely deserves this finish. BTW, good to see that nobody dared give you a score below 4. Glad to see that the trolls missed this one.
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09/08/2006 12:11:43 AM
congrats on the blue! Beautiful ;)
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09/08/2006 12:10:53 AM
oh my wow, thats perdy.
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09/08/2006 12:09:03 AM
yes!!!!!
loved this one :) ... Congrats!!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/07/2006 11:48:40 PM
If all those leading lines don't lead you to the center, I don't know what would. Fantastic color too this beautiful scen and photograph. Well done!
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09/07/2006 11:23:46 PM
I really like the composition. The 'V' created the converging shores makes the image very dynamic. However, there are parts of the clouds that seem blown out.
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09/07/2006 09:55:09 PM
Spectacular, and amazing how you matched the angles!
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09/07/2006 08:09:22 PM
Wow, love the perspective on this one. It gives the sense of movement. Like your use of repeated shape. Very nicely done.
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09/07/2006 07:51:35 PM
Perfection...even with the borderline blown out green on the right.
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09/07/2006 07:35:33 PM
here another praise about the great perspective
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09/07/2006 07:35:11 PM
Simply beautiful!
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09/07/2006 06:08:46 PM
Probably the best landscape-reflected-in-a-lake shot of the challenge, and what could be a formidable entry in the present Geometry challenge. It's set up well, and it has this mystic feel to it, like there is something to see that just out of sight. Good luck.
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09/07/2006 05:07:18 PM
Well done! 9. edit to add. the only thing keeping me from bumping is the bottom right. The reflection seems just too dark for what i'm seeing on the top right. Fantastic picture, though
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09/07/2006 02:35:23 AM
Oh wow. that's amazing! Everything from that striking composition, colors reflection...even that small strip of cloud to the left. I just love the wonderful tones of this image as well. I really hope this does well, so good luck!
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09/06/2006 10:04:45 PM
Absolutely fantastic shot. Great colors and composition. I feel that the right side is a little bit over saturated in the greens, but other than that this is superb. Hope this ribbons.
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09/06/2006 07:57:52 PM
Love the perspective and clarity. 10
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09/06/2006 06:36:02 PM
Simply beautiful
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09/06/2006 04:08:25 PM
Simply a great shot. nice use of the reflections to help frame your perspective.
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09/06/2006 03:13:07 PM
Love the symmetry in your composition. Crystal!
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09/06/2006 02:09:44 PM
Bump - simply beautiful!
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09/06/2006 01:25:15 PM
Realy well compose picture, the visual effect is great. Well done.
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09/06/2006 06:35:00 AM
Whooaaaa! Stop the presses! This is an awesome shot! Great pov. Great reflections. Superb composition. Beautiful colors. Really nice job on processing. Saturation and levels looks just right! Love the fine use of vanishing point, and I love how you've included the boat as a major element of the comp. This is just a great, great shot, on many levels. Terrific job! Well done, indeed :-)
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09/05/2006 03:39:38 PM
Wonderful composition. The framing of the reflection around the boat makes this image really special.
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09/05/2006 01:13:40 PM
Wish I was there instead of here at work! Nice picture, it speaks to me.
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09/05/2006 03:13:35 AM
I love the perspective and intense scale presented here.
Still waters ahead, mirror imaging, what's not to like about this.
Adding to my favorites - well done!
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09/05/2006 12:12:08 AM
nice variation on the cliche!
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09/04/2006 11:36:16 PM
Technical: coloring is great! composition is just awesome, contrast is great too!
Creativity:i love the triangular formation here...
Score: 10 and adding to faves!
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09/04/2006 02:43:29 PM
I like this. Would make an incredible print!
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09/04/2006 12:12:14 PM
I love the symmetry of the shot, but since its advanced editing, I'd nearly go the whole hog and prettify the interior of the boat, cloning out the marks down the middle. Lovely shot.
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09/04/2006 11:36:23 AM
breath taking!!
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09/03/2006 11:16:44 PM
WOW... this is a great shot... i love the angles, the good, clean color and the brightness levels... well done!
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09/03/2006 02:43:03 PM
Great photo, boat perfectly lined up.9
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09/03/2006 02:15:13 PM
I like canoeing and this picture sums it up very well. The way the canoe fits into the natural landscape is stunning. Excellent job.
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09/03/2006 01:26:46 PM
Amazing!
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09/03/2006 11:24:55 AM
wow! it has a magical feel to it, love how the eyes are led to dead centre from different directions.
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09/03/2006 09:01:22 AM
WOW!
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09/03/2006 08:05:09 AM
wow...great shapes come together in the centre...really lovely shot...I want to be there right now! 8
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09/03/2006 07:22:46 AM
Fantastic reflections in the water, good colours and I like the way the front of the boat leads the eye towards the gap in the horizon.
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09/03/2006 03:19:18 AM
Great perspective here,and good colors..
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09/02/2006 04:22:08 PM
awesoem POV. love it and great colors. 9
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09/02/2006 02:37:35 PM
Nice photo, good symmetry
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09/02/2006 01:31:27 PM
Wow, yes, paradise. Love how you got it lined up perfectly. 9
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09/02/2006 11:57:29 AM
Is that a Fjord? It's a glacial valley anyway. What a startling view. Super-real rather than surreal. The symbol in the geometry of the colours is what I view one moment, and in the next I view the countryside. My mind oscillates between the two. Strange effect.
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09/02/2006 08:32:38 AM
stunning. well done.
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09/01/2006 11:47:00 PM
One of those "dead centered" compositions that really seems to work well. Very nice.
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09/01/2006 11:39:07 PM
OMG Excellent lines great color
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09/01/2006 09:22:09 PM
very interesting shapes. the canoe is a superb touch. the mist looks great on the mountain on the left but ruins the reflection of that mountain. I am not sure but i might prefer it without the mist and a better reflection. Great job!
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09/01/2006 09:14:33 PM
SOOOOOo clear i love this one ;D 8
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09/01/2006 09:10:54 PM
Oh yeah, this one is going to win! Great exposure, great usage of patterns, just great overall.
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09/01/2006 06:46:11 PM
fantastic!! nice ligthing, colors and compotition! 10 for me!!
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09/01/2006 05:26:07 PM
Quite a task looking at 683 images. The good news is, this one came out on top and is my predicted winner for a ribbon. I love this and could stare at it for hours, happily floating on still water bathed in gold light. Well done indeed. A perfect 10 :)
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09/01/2006 03:11:53 PM
WOW!.......WOW!...Where is the 11 button?
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09/01/2006 02:43:24 PM
This is a really awesome capture. Spot on reflection, spot on symetry between the canoe, the vanishing point and the reflection in the water. Good job (10)
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09/01/2006 01:37:18 PM
nice composition.
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09/01/2006 01:20:28 PM
One of my favourites. Exposure is perfect. The reflections are great and the placement of the canoe couldn't be better.
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09/01/2006 01:05:33 PM
This one has "wow" written all over it. Composition is great, nice color, sharp, etc. It's almost like looking in a tunnel. I predict a strong finish.
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09/01/2006 11:25:33 AM
I love how the bow of the canoe fits perfectly in the 'nook' of the reflection. Awesome lines, beautiful scenary...maybe a touch hot in the upper left cloud, but that could also be me (my monitor). Maybe clone out the brown stain in the center of the canoe. Great shot!!
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09/01/2006 10:44:52 AM
Wow that is calm water...Great find, and how you didn't disturb it is amazing.
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09/01/2006 10:31:07 AM
Excellent perspective! Wonderful colors. Beautiful reflections. Great job!
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09/01/2006 10:08:54 AM
so clean and still!
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09/01/2006 08:17:51 AM
Beautiful. This photo is perfect. 10.
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09/01/2006 07:40:33 AM
WOW perfectly composed even to the point of the boat in the reflection
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09/01/2006 07:31:39 AM
Breathtaking ..... Very very good !
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09/01/2006 06:54:34 AM
I want to enjoy that!
Wonderful composition and clarity.
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09/01/2006 04:48:12 AM
This better ribbon...Can't fault this one - A perfect 10
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