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Challenge: Sky (Expert Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Date: Dec 10, 2006
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Dec 10, 2006

Sorry... been a little busy lately but here's the answer.
Yes, it IS a flipped photo. Been wanting to use this technique for a while and this was a perfect time. The reflection after the flip was achieved by giving a layer of Gausian blur to the bottom half of the image and then gradually strengthening the eraser tool as I worked my way up the image. Highlighting parts really helped with the effect as well. The rest was a mixture of dodge and burn and a little sharpening. Thanks for the comments. I'm glad it was received so well and that it was hard to determine for sure if it was a flip or not... :)

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 123
Avg (all users): 6.8266
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.5942
Avg (non-participants): 6.9059
Views since voting: 1371
Views during voting: 532
Votes: 271
Comments: 24
Favorites: 5 (view)


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12/23/2006 02:56:07 PM
this is beautiful Rudy! : )
12/22/2006 08:13:08 PM
Congrats on such a high placing...well deserved!
12/22/2006 11:54:17 AM
The smoothness really suited this. Red silk. I am curious about what lens you used. My gut is suggesting this is a flip rather than an actual reflection, but so very deftly accomplished (and I just now read Pineapple, the king of flip, saying the same thing below). A strikingly vibrant horizon, any way you slice it. Nice going :)
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12/22/2006 07:50:53 AM
I LOVED this one so much! It has such a haunting mesmerizing quality that makes me not be able to stop looking at it!!!!

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12/22/2006 04:21:03 AM
I am glad this one made it to the top 20, I really thought it would place higher though, but, excellent picture AND congrats on your beautiful image :o)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2006 10:47:38 PM
I'm gonna guess this will do well - the red and the foggieness are quite striking - the horizon seems just a tad thin to me but otehr than that eight on.
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12/21/2006 05:47:14 AM
Love this one, great red, great reflection and composition
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12/19/2006 10:22:01 PM
Breath-Taking! :) 10!!!!!!!
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12/19/2006 06:35:50 PM
Intense! I like the centered horizon.
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12/19/2006 03:01:42 PM
What's real and what's not? It's an elegant presentation. I wonder if it is a flipped photo. 9.
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12/19/2006 09:43:30 AM
Beautifully rich and fascinating sky. Great color tones and composition. Well done!
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12/19/2006 04:59:37 AM
Stunning in every way...
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12/18/2006 05:49:51 PM
I like the dark trees and the red - the only thing I'm not sure about are those splotches of red high in the sky, despite their authenticity (of location). Nice and moody.
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12/18/2006 02:51:46 PM
This is SO gorgeous! I love the simple composition that enhances the incredible reflections in the water. It's stunning! 10
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12/17/2006 05:54:31 PM
Best reflection I've seen(and I've voted on about 75% so far)It looks realistic, even if this is "Expert Editing".
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12/17/2006 04:18:33 AM
I love the reflections and the compostions. On the down side is the burned out red where the sunset is.
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12/16/2006 07:10:39 PM
I like the crop and the reflection. The reds are too saturated for me but otherwise the color is good.
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12/16/2006 04:53:56 PM
"Oh wow!" Sorry, that's all I can say :) That, and "gorgeous"!
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12/15/2006 05:57:41 PM
720 px really helps this image...stunning colours and depth...a serene capture, well done
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12/15/2006 10:24:04 AM
WOW!! I love the colors. Great shot!!!
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12/15/2006 03:02:09 AM
Beautiful work. 9
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12/15/2006 01:44:15 AM
Beautiful crimson sky - nice reflection too
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12/15/2006 01:13:48 AM
like it, like it
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12/15/2006 12:55:44 AM
Excellent image here and hope it does well.....I love it.....
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