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Resting on water
Resting on water

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Challenge: Still Life (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, USA ( UNC arboretum )
Date: Oct 31, 2003
Aperture: f5.7
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/8 sec
Galleries: Nature, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Oct 31, 2003

The weather was good so I was taking lots of shots around UNC campus, when I started playing with a water basin. There were a few leaves held up by surface tension, and I noticed that the sky and the trees made a colourful reflection, so I placed one of the leaves so that there would be as blue a backdrop as possible (blue being my favourite colour), and here it is.

Only cropped to 7:5 dimensions and adjusted levels slightly.

Place: 112 out of 326
Avg (all users): 5.3766
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
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Avg (non-participants): 5.5000
Views since voting: 762
Votes: 231
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/11/2003 11:14:26 PM
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11/11/2003 06:59:46 PM
This is beautiful! Its like the water is soft as a water bed! Great DOF, Lovely picture ;)
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11/11/2003 04:46:57 PM
Very pretty - particularly the capture of the surface tension shapes. For me I find the bright light spots too strong in comparison with the muted colours of the leaf. I think they'd be OK if the leaf still had some more of it's autumn bright colours though I appreciate that the mood of the image would then be different. Basically I think the background is just too dynamic for the muted beauty of the faded leaf.
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11/10/2003 07:47:16 PM
good choice and nice attempt but I think this shot would have benefitted from a slightly longer depth of field.
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11/10/2003 07:33:10 PM
Very delicate, but find a prettier leaf.
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11/06/2003 10:53:46 PM
The background (reflection) makes this shot kind of hard on the eyes.
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11/05/2003 12:04:58 PM
interesting... is that really water/surface tension? the spots/reflections in the background are kinda distracting though.
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11/05/2003 10:00:03 AM
Big shot! On drop moment.
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11/05/2003 12:43:18 AM
This is a great shot! Great capture! 9
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