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A Light Rain
A Light Rain
scarbrd


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lighting III (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Houston, TX
Date: Oct 14, 2006
Aperture: 13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Nature, Macro
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2006

Mushroom growing on a tree in my front yard. Was actually shooting for the Morning challenge but I love the way the light hit the water. The long exposure helped with the long rain drops.

The rain was supplied by my wife spraying water form a hose.

Open in RAW-Adjust exposure, color temp, saturation
Adjustment layer for levels
Size for DPC
USM
Neat Image
Add border
Save for web

Post challenge:

Whew! I was dangerously close to gettting a ribbon!

Thanks to everyone for the awesome comments and all the votes. Watching the score on this one was interesting. The morning after roll over it was at 5.9. From then it steadily rose until it broke 7 on the last day. Bounce in and out of the 7 range until right before roll over it was 6.9959. I guess a few low voters didn't get to 20% to explain the 7+ finish.

Thanks to all.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 311
Avg (all users): 7.0647
Avg (commenters): 8.3810
Avg (participants): 6.6235
Avg (non-participants): 7.3197
Views since voting: 4061
Views during voting: 352
Votes: 232
Comments: 38
Favorites: 17 (view)


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01/20/2007 06:44:12 PM
this is AMAZING!! one of the best shots i've seen in a very long time!! great capture, it's special!!
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01/08/2007 08:17:02 PM
Wow!
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11/05/2006 09:20:38 PM
Great image, love it!
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11/03/2006 09:16:56 AM
Tremendous work to make mushrooms look like flowers. great lighting and values. I love how your eye is forced right to where the brightest light is and darkest tree bark.
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10/29/2006 09:25:47 PM
Dazzling! Congratulations on your 4th place.
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10/29/2006 01:18:38 AM
stunning!
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10/26/2006 05:28:13 PM
Congrats on your 4th place with this beautiful shot!
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10/25/2006 07:30:03 PM
This should have gotten a ribbon.

See, this is why DPC is not the best way to judge your pictures. I go by the comments people give, and not by the score you get, because people who post comments are distinguished from those obnoxious few who like tampering with the voting system (yes, you know who you are!). People who post comments that sound proffesional usually know what they're talking about.

And btw, almost everyone who posted a comment here gave this pic a very score.
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10/25/2006 10:19:17 AM
This is stunning! Amazing execution on this shot. The lighting is fabulous!
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10/25/2006 08:55:05 AM
David...amazing image and a top 4...you just missed out! Congrats on the image, and better luck next time for a ribbon
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10/25/2006 08:18:15 AM
Stunning shot....great lighting !
Well done !!
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10/25/2006 07:19:41 AM
another 7+ and no ribbon. you are clinging to the title of highest avg and no ribbon aren;t you. this shot is great BTW. i love the look of the long rain drops. very well done.
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10/25/2006 12:18:35 AM
oooh, the green! Ya, I did that before I got a real ribbon too. Don't worry man, it will come. 4th in this challenge is pretty sweet.
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10/25/2006 12:07:35 AM
So close to a Ribbon. The image is very dynamic, one of a kind.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 11:36:41 PM
Awesome capture. Great motion and light effect. My only 10
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10/24/2006 11:06:38 PM
I love it.
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10/24/2006 06:56:27 PM
wonderful! 10!
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10/24/2006 04:09:06 PM
Stunning.
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10/24/2006 01:37:16 PM
I love the way you captured the raindrops in long exposure. The translusence of the mushrooms is incredible. I wish you could have used a different background.
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10/24/2006 12:13:55 PM
Great lighting! I really like the shutter speed you used to capture the motion.
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10/23/2006 11:42:09 PM
beautifullll
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10/23/2006 05:38:55 PM
Excellent!!!!!!!!!

I normally hate flower pictures (if this is even a flower), but you made this one interesting with a beautiful perspective).

I gave a 10 because i still dont know how you got the drops to scatter like that.

P.S. it was so good a came back to take another look :)
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10/23/2006 02:21:43 PM
Very beautiful: one of the four "10's" I've given in this challenge.
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10/22/2006 10:12:39 PM
10
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10/22/2006 07:29:14 AM
Dont know how this pic has been taken!!!
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10/20/2006 07:09:01 AM
A sparkler and a mushroom (unrelatedness :) ... that's pretty nice- I like the monochromaticness? of this!
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10/19/2006 09:47:40 PM
This strikes me as very good.
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10/19/2006 09:45:47 PM
good angle and great lighting This would look to be hard to take with out getting drops on the lens This is Vary well done. and I don't tend to give Hig scores on nature pics
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10/19/2006 03:34:14 PM
Neat rain capture. Love the perspective on the mushroom, and the soft light. 7
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10/19/2006 03:10:24 AM
woah! Looks like sparks flying all over the place!
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10/18/2006 02:37:16 PM
Freaking gorgeous.
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10/18/2006 12:42:30 PM
-9- nice details
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10/18/2006 12:41:48 PM
wow, very cool. 9!
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10/18/2006 12:27:41 PM
Great lighting effects. Just a bit blown out at top along edge of tree. 8.
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10/18/2006 09:37:34 AM
Spectacular! Is that sand or salt? There are no drips on the mushroom. :)
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10/18/2006 04:52:54 AM
very original, yet not the most attractive subject
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10/18/2006 03:56:54 AM
Spectacular shot....my top mark!
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10/18/2006 12:46:06 AM
really cool capture!
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