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Early morning means good reflection photos
2nd PlaceEarly morning means good reflection photos

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Challenge: Morning (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 II
Location: Schwarzsee near Fribourg Switzerland
Date: Oct 15, 2006
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2006


Place: 2 out of 188
Avg (all users): 7.3877
Avg (commenters): 8.7561
Avg (participants): 7.1294
Avg (non-participants): 7.5423
Views since voting: 20675
Views during voting: 504
Votes: 227
Comments: 103
Favorites: 66 (view)

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07/31/2011 07:24:42 PM
This photo leaves me speechless with it's understated beauty. Love love love it.
03/21/2011 06:19:54 AM
This is a stunner
03/21/2011 01:02:11 AM
10/08/2010 07:32:23 PM
10/06/2008 03:00:05 PM
10/06/2008 10:18:24 AM
Wow! What a beautiful photo!
04/09/2007 03:19:00 PM
beautiful, where was this again?
10/30/2006 06:26:44 AM
nice reflection and lighting...love it
10/29/2006 12:32:00 AM
love it. love it. love it.
10/27/2006 08:22:53 PM
Amazing photo. Wow, very impressive.
10/26/2006 01:16:20 PM
Fantastic photo, congrats on your red ribbon!
10/25/2006 04:19:09 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Breathtaking vista!!
10/25/2006 03:56:47 PM
Beautiful image, congrats on your ribbon!
10/25/2006 02:00:46 PM
10/25/2006 01:04:31 AM
that is stunning... congrats
10/24/2006 08:51:36 PM
10/24/2006 04:58:07 PM
congratulations. well-deserved.
10/24/2006 04:26:18 PM
Congrats on your Red Ruedi. This is a wonderful shot and truly deserved the ribbon
10/24/2006 03:51:29 PM
Fantastic colors. Congratulations on a beautiful shot.
10/24/2006 03:09:31 PM
10/24/2006 01:53:33 PM
Congrats on your first ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/rib2.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ruedi.
This is an amazing photograph and a gorgeous location!
10/24/2006 08:58:16 AM
Absolutely amazing. Reminds me of a cartoon-ish rendering from Lord of the Rings or or some other fantasy laden movie set.

Thanks for sharing
10/24/2006 06:21:10 AM
Great job ..
10/24/2006 06:19:17 AM
Perfectly done! Great job!
10/24/2006 03:34:31 AM
Beautiful work Ruedi! Having grown near the Schwartzsee and skied there in winter I can relate. You captured the true colors of the lake and the feeling of the place!

10/24/2006 12:05:42 AM
10/23/2006 11:32:18 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon!!!!
10/23/2006 05:15:28 PM
10/23/2006 03:31:04 PM
This is an amazing shot. Amazing.
10/23/2006 01:05:03 PM
GREAT finish, great shot! Congrats on your ribbon!
10/23/2006 11:17:20 AM
Finally :)

Congrats on your well deserved first ribbon, Ruedi !

Your fall reflections on "Lac Noir" :p is very beautiful :)
10/23/2006 10:43:34 AM
just beautiful. congratulations on a superb entry and a fine win.
10/23/2006 09:59:58 AM
Many, Many congrats! Love this one!
10/23/2006 09:06:08 AM
fantastic !
10/23/2006 09:00:24 AM
Lovely! Congratulations on the ribbon.
10/23/2006 08:53:52 AM
Wow!!! I just looked at your profile, and it's unbelievable that this is your first ribbon! What amazing work you do! But it certainly is deserving that this one is it! Truly an award winning photo!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! This takes my breath away!

10/23/2006 07:39:25 AM
Ruedi, this is truly stunning. I was interested to see that you spent 30 years in Cape Town as I am African born (Zimbabwe) and I have ALWAYS wanted to visit Switzerland, I have flown over the Alps a few times but that is as close as I have come.

This picture looks like a painting, beautiful, congrats on your ribbon!
10/23/2006 06:40:09 AM
10 from me. Really well done. Congratulations!
10/23/2006 06:04:55 AM
This is breathtaking!
10/23/2006 02:41:51 AM
10/23/2006 02:23:41 AM
Congratulations on winning your first ribbon! It's a wonderful image.
10/23/2006 02:22:31 AM
Huge congratulations on the red. Wunderschönes Bild.
10/23/2006 01:31:58 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the red!
10/23/2006 01:31:07 AM
Beautiful shot! Congratulations on your 1st ribbon.
10/23/2006 01:26:27 AM
Aw, great to hear your comments! You say technically it wasn't difficult to take, and that may be true, but this photo really shows talent. Congrats on this beautiful shot and the ribbon.
10/23/2006 01:22:40 AM
What can I say, after 3 years and 184 entries I eventually got my first ribbon. If that is not perseverance.

With no doubts, this was my most exiting DPC week and I can not tell you how many times I checked the score.
Even my wife kept phoning me to the office, when the score started to climb.

First check Monday morning the score was just over 7, what excitement, but then I dropped quickly to 6.6, and I thought: here we go again. However from then onwards, it was a slow but steady up to the finishing score.

Some comments to the photo. I actually intended to take a misty autumn scene , but as so often, there was no mist. Until eventually I spotted the reflection on the Schwarzsee here near Fribourg in Switzerland.

Technically it was not a very difficult photo to take. The important part was to spot the moment.

I first entered an other photo, but in the very last moment I changed it to this entry. This was pure luck.

Shooting in RAW and almost all the time I am using a tripod.

I would like to thank all the good people for their super comments. I enjoyed every single one.

I hope I can keep the momentum going and look forwards to the next challenges.

10/23/2006 12:57:22 AM
Outstanding in every way and a truly one of a kind capture. Well done and congratulations.
10/23/2006 12:42:18 AM
Beautiful picture and great light! Congratulations on your ribbon!
10/23/2006 12:39:56 AM
Congratulations on your 1st ribbon, well deserved.
10/23/2006 12:39:55 AM
10/23/2006 12:17:40 AM
This is super surreal image that dazzles the eyes. Congratulations on your Red.
10/23/2006 12:14:50 AM
Beautiful photograph! Congratulations on the red ribbon!
10/23/2006 12:07:47 AM
wonderful! congratulations on the red ribbon!!!
10/23/2006 12:06:12 AM
Beautiful shot - congrats on your 1st ribbon!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2006 11:24:33 PM
Wow! Fantastic! Magnificant!!!!!! Spectacular! This is by far one of my favorites - not just in this challenge - on the site. A perfect 10!
10/22/2006 09:01:59 PM
Yeah it does, but having an awesome setting helps also.

That is just gorgeous, fantastic photo.
10/22/2006 08:40:44 PM
Oh wow! Beautiful shot, the colors are amazing!
10/22/2006 05:26:58 PM
This is beautiful morning light and a beautiful reflection. Well done!
10/22/2006 02:33:30 PM
The title seems a little awkward, but I'm willing to look beyond that. The scene is beautifully captured.
10/22/2006 01:52:21 PM
Wow that is a beautiful scene. I am jealous of such a fantastic image. Well done. 10
10/22/2006 01:13:58 PM
Lovely soft quality to this photo (focus and color). The reflection is so perfect, it's like a colored Rorschach blot.
10/22/2006 05:46:02 AM
10/22/2006 05:05:20 AM
a 9 for me.
10/21/2006 01:32:58 PM
At any rate this is certainly a nice reflection on YOU!!!!!!! :)
10/21/2006 11:14:01 AM
WOW, Beautiful photo, I would love to visit where ever that is.
10/21/2006 10:53:13 AM
This is an exquisite capture!
Composition is excellent, as it is very easy for your eyes to scan the image from foreground to background, and even in different 'roadmaps'.
There are many nice finds, although I wish that the photo could be enlarged to see more detail.
I can only imagine that the original must be very Beautiful.
A 20'x30' appx would be awesome, matted in the darkest green visible, and a small black frame that just covers the edge of the mat.

Great photo!
10/20/2006 08:22:02 PM
It certainly does!
10/20/2006 07:37:14 PM
Aboslutely beautiful mirror image.wow!
10/20/2006 07:13:15 PM
That would make a difficult jigsaw puzzle! Lovely location and you have caught the forms and colours in a delicate subtle manner. 8.
10/20/2006 05:16:56 AM
wow, the colours and tonal differences of the trees is amazing!
Great work!
10/19/2006 10:29:35 PM
Very lovely, clear image. You're right! the best reflections are always in the morning for some reason. Your horizon line is almost in the middle; you might try putting it directly in the center or moving it to a third to see what'll happen. Super work! 9
10/19/2006 04:10:27 PM
The reflection, slight mist, and colors in the trees make this picture. The clearity in the water is great
10/19/2006 02:00:41 PM
Light is very good in this picture. However, the composition is very uncertain.
10/19/2006 12:54:18 PM
holy moly!! ribbon.
10/19/2006 10:44:27 AM
that's some crazy-still water. the muted tones are very nice. I might have cropped it a little higher so the reflection was dominated by the land, but that's just me. I'm a little jealous that i wasn't there.

very nice.

10/19/2006 10:29:12 AM
Normally, I don't like the horizon to split the screen 50/50, but you seem to have made it more dramatic by doing so. If it weren't for that duck on the water on the left...
10/19/2006 09:29:34 AM
WOW! This is absolutely amazing. I am in awe.
10/19/2006 12:31:33 AM
Magnificent photo. Seems like a painting with deep rich tones.
10/18/2006 11:13:09 PM
Stunning reflections here.....
10/18/2006 11:02:16 PM
wow. amazing shot.
10/18/2006 10:24:46 PM
Such a classic shot. This is really beautiful!
10/18/2006 06:36:04 PM
Great picture. The early morning mist really captures the mood and the single house is perfect.
10/18/2006 06:23:32 PM
Title's a shame, on a shot that might well be near the top I would think. Whether there's enough tonal difference in the reflected and 'real' world I'm not sure.
10/18/2006 03:36:16 PM
The lighting and the shadows with the red and greens mirrored in the water capture my heart!!! 9. Edit: Bump to 10. One of my favorites in this challenge.
10/18/2006 02:29:27 PM
Excellent morning magic and reflection! Well exposed and composed! M.
10/18/2006 11:39:41 AM
That is absolutely stunning! Wonderful picture.
10/18/2006 04:49:38 AM
GOOD! Thats an understatment! This shots amasing! Sharp shooting
10/18/2006 12:18:20 AM
looks like somewhere from Lord of the Rings to me. 10.
10/17/2006 03:32:17 PM
One of my favorites, just stunning!! 10
10/17/2006 12:39:33 PM
10/17/2006 12:18:42 PM
Just beautiful. Wish the fall foliage here was starting to turn as nicely. Shouldn't be long. Fantastic capture....9.
10/17/2006 12:06:38 PM
WOW... This is almost surreal. Feels like a tapestry, to look at. I'm not quite sure absolute symmetry was best for this one, though. It's lovely, but my eye is crying to see more on the top and less on the bottom , by a little bit... Regardless, quite lovely.
10/17/2006 12:02:32 AM
Wow, I think I can hear birds whistling and... Grieg's Peer Gynt in the background: ( //www.mnc.net/norway/morning.mid Not the best recording, I'm afraid )
10/17/2006 12:01:47 AM
I really want to go there. Unbelievably beautiful.
10/16/2006 09:55:48 PM
WOW, very well done
10/16/2006 06:15:58 PM
Perfect reflection - simply beautiful.
10/16/2006 04:57:48 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 2
Score: 10
10/16/2006 03:21:03 PM
You're right about that, well done.
10/16/2006 02:54:16 PM
7: Nice reflection and the autumn colours are great
10/16/2006 11:48:44 AM
Gorgeous lighting and reflection. Love it. 10
10/16/2006 09:38:09 AM
Like a painting, quite beautiful.
10/16/2006 01:38:54 AM
Story book world great shot!!!
10/16/2006 12:33:41 AM
wonderful! great tones

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