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Challenge: Sacred Places (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: West Brookfield, MA
Date: Nov 5, 2003
Aperture: 1:2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Nov 9, 2003

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Statistics
Place: 4 out of 109
Avg (all users): 6.8169
Avg (commenters): 8.1154
Avg (participants): 6.5634
Avg (non-participants): 7.0704
Views since voting: 1882
Votes: 142
Comments: 35
Favorites: 11 (view)


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06/15/2004 10:12:11 PM
very nice delicate image. Your snake shots are great!
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03/05/2004 10:46:07 PM
Nice clean image, and good composition
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03/05/2004 12:35:20 PM
This is a gorgeous place. WOW.
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01/05/2004 04:23:54 PM
Hi Anne;

Wonderful picture of a truly sacred natural place. One can hear the silence and feel the refreshing, calm morning.

A slight issue is of course the foreground bush: cropping it away wouldn't work here. The symmetry would get broken and most important the lake would get too narrow. But it needs to be enough distance between the lower border and the rock to make the rock "fly" in the sky.
So you did choose it just right.

Congrats afterwards for your 4th place,

Jörg
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11/17/2003 08:48:45 AM
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Wonderful shot, I figured this one would end up high, it's beautiful!!!

Ursula

Edit: This wouldn't be your house? If it is, I WANT IT :)))

Message edited by author 2003-11-17 08:49:22.
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11/17/2003 07:44:40 AM
Thank you to every single one of you...Firstrich1 made me laugh with that comment. I couldn't even get the size right in my first entry. This is pretty overwhelming. Anne
11/17/2003 12:33:07 AM
A long way from where you started! Good job, and welcome to the top TEN!

Richard
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/16/2003 10:48:31 PM
Wonderful photo. Great reflection. It almost looks as if the house is about to be swallowed up by the rock.
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11/16/2003 08:00:30 PM
Great photo. Love the feeling of calm, and the reflection. I can see why this serene place would be sacred to you.
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11/16/2003 09:43:25 AM
A perfect ten! This is abolutley gorgeoues. Maybe I love it because this is exactly the kind of place I would call sacred. These colors are the colors I grew up with. The water is so still and the reflection so perfect. A recent thread asked "when is it effective to break the rule of thirds?" This is a perfect example of when. When the symetry of an image is so powerful that it belongs dead center. But then you have the little house and the little reflected green tree in the thirds positions, balancing each other and creating a cross diagonal to counter the diagonal crack in the rock. Perfect emotion, perfect moment, perfect composition, perfect technical execution. perfect (did I say that already?)
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11/15/2003 06:29:06 PM
This is a wonderful shot, the calm, serene feeling, a true place to be alone except for that tiny little house in the back! :) The DOF on this shot is wonderful, the mist rolling in and the reflection of the rock in the water is like a mirror. The bush in the lower right corner is a bit of a distraction to me and for some reason I think the colors could pop just a tad more. An 8
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11/15/2003 05:45:55 AM
A wonderful shot that does convey the feeling of a peaceful, sacred place. Love the colors, and really like the way the composition is set up with the rock and the water having such clarity, and the trees in the background having a very soft feel. Works beautifully together. Just me, but I would prefer to see the small bush in the foreground cropped out; I find it distracting, and feel that it takes away from an otherwise perfect shot.
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11/15/2003 12:33:48 AM
Mmm, that is gorgeous. I love that rock because it brings to mind the word "asunder" and that just sounds so...powerful. This speaks of a phenominal power and I love that.
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11/15/2003 12:12:50 AM
Exquisite, peaceful shot. Very nice composition. 9
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11/14/2003 03:09:04 AM
I've looked at this so many times and I've just noticed the wee hut in the background. A brilliant shot, spot editing would have been nice on this to get the little leaf out of the water. 9
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11/13/2003 09:48:25 AM
Wonderfully subtle colors here! Love the reflcetion of teh big rocks in the middle too. The house in the background is almost like an after thought and the natural lines kind of take your eye there, but not untill there's been a little exploration of the scene! Nice capture!
TC
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11/12/2003 06:34:33 PM
You've give this a very sacred feel with your subdued colors and quiet composition.
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11/12/2003 04:17:30 PM
I must tell you that this was my favorite shot of this series.
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11/12/2003 03:47:45 PM
Huge potential but the exposure needs more attention. The bush in the lower right dosn't seem to be included deliberately. I'd suggest cropping evenly just above the tree line and reflection, but the sky will still be overexposed.
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11/12/2003 02:03:30 AM
I like everything in this.
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11/12/2003 12:09:55 AM
Beautiful capture. Wonderful light and colors, and hazy atmosphere. I would have minimized the amount of the sky here, since it's so white.
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11/11/2003 07:41:31 PM
cool shot not sure the red at the bottom adds anything for me 9
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11/10/2003 10:24:32 PM
peaceful; tranquill, and sacred. unlike many others with their fancy full blown nature mountain landscapes, you really capture it here. nice job.
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11/10/2003 10:05:17 PM
Perfect title. Very clear water, contrast to soft misty air. I'd crop out the plant at the bottom. 9
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11/10/2003 09:49:35 PM
I think I would have cropped this a little differently, but a pretty scene.
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11/10/2003 03:35:17 PM
Sky is overexposed, plant in foreground would be better off removed. The main subject is nice and sharp and the relection works well. 6
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11/10/2003 02:13:16 PM
Nice shot, but I think cropping the branches on the bottom out would improve this shot tremendously
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11/10/2003 02:01:54 PM
Wonderful composure.
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11/10/2003 01:10:45 PM
Very pretty spot...wow nice shooting.
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11/10/2003 12:50:37 PM
The only thing that could improve this photo would be a better sky. Otherwise it is great.
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11/10/2003 12:15:46 PM
Beautiful shot! :-) I love the reflection, the colours and the fog in the background! Anyway, not sure about the plant in the bottom right corner.
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11/10/2003 09:01:43 AM
Wow factor in place. Great shot.
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11/10/2003 03:25:03 AM
Spectacular. I love the clarity at the foreground compared to the misty background. Great work.
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11/10/2003 01:05:20 AM
moving to avoid getting that bush in the foreground would have drastically improved the photo, in my humble opinion
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11/10/2003 12:38:43 AM
A beautiful shot.
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