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In the Center of Mother Nature's Care
In the Center of Mother Nature's Care
jerowe


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Alternative Medicine (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Lake Columbia
Date: Mar 4, 2007
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 30 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2007

This is the immediate thought that came to mind for me. I know i have used this scene (for my sky challenge) but i changed it up quite a bit and used my good friend Raegan (who is also in my Acronym challenge, and my straight from the camera challenge).

anyway, to the shot. The dock was lit by a watch light across the parking lot behind me, so it looks like i had a dpotlight or some type of light blanketing the dock, and only the dock (and raegan). i really didn't expect this, but it ended up looking great, i thought. might be overwhelming to some, but i like it a lot.

took a few shots, then left.

Post Processing:
raw conversion
crop
levels / curves
imagenomic noiseware professional ran on it to remove some noise.
added slight cinema style border using canvas resize
resize to 640 on the long side
smart sharpen at 62%
save for web
done

good luck to all.. i really like this photo, so that means it'll tank and i'll maybe get a 5.5 if i'm lucky.

oh well, we'll see :D

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Thanks so much to everyone for all the great comments. i really appreciate them. i screwed this one up in shooting by having the horizon a little unlevel...too rushed. but me and my friend raegan (she was my model in my acronym and Straight From the Camera challenge as well) were tired and i rushed it. i'm very happy with it, just wish i would have left more room at the bottom for after the crop. :( dang basic editing :D

thanks again. 15th is amazing:D

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 131
Avg (all users): 6.3954
Avg (commenters): 7.4762
Avg (participants): 5.5686
Avg (non-participants): 6.5943
Views since voting: 1114
Views during voting: 425
Votes: 263
Comments: 25
Favorites: 1 (view)


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03/14/2007 02:08:25 PM
yeah, just wish like an idiot (i was in a hurry) that i wouldn't have rushed. i had to crop it cause the horizon was tilted, and when i did that it cut off her head at the bottom :(

sad day, but i'm VERY happy with the score, and the 15th placement.

thanks so much for the great comments, they're much appreciated.
03/14/2007 11:28:42 AM
That DID turn out great! The lighting is beautiful, and those stars! Fantastic photo!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/13/2007 10:05:23 PM
I like the quirky color cast. It's like the setting sun entered her. 7
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03/13/2007 08:13:44 AM
cool shot
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03/12/2007 11:42:24 PM
impressive exposure.
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03/12/2007 03:05:57 PM
i love the lighting! well done!
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03/12/2007 11:29:41 AM
This is a good picture. I like everything about it. Good job!
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03/11/2007 02:51:29 PM
I really enjoy the colours here, although the figure is a tad bright for me. Also I would have liked to see a bit more on the bottom edge. It appears his head was cut off to top. Lastly I don't care for this style of border, I would much rather have liked a more uniform distance on all edges.
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03/10/2007 10:00:30 PM
I love this shot!!! This is one of my favorites in the challenge. The colors are amazing. I am looking foward to seeing where and how this was done. This better be a ribbon winner. -10-
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03/10/2007 06:16:59 PM
good! 10
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03/10/2007 06:16:05 PM
Great Idea and nice shot, she is a bit yellow for me & the reflection could use a bit more space at the bottom. Good Luck
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03/09/2007 05:32:14 PM
nice, seems very peaceful
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03/09/2007 12:21:47 PM
great saturation
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03/09/2007 06:16:03 AM
I love this photo, I hope you can review the details of how you took this photo, and detailed info on your PP. Beautiful shot that was perfect for the challenge.
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03/08/2007 07:34:03 PM
stunning photo--colors/reflection
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03/08/2007 09:57:29 AM
I like the sky. The person really stands out, too.
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03/08/2007 01:29:32 AM
Nice scene and location - I think the girl standing on the wooden post would have made this great rather than hiding her feet - Alternative Med?
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03/07/2007 11:50:59 PM
Perfect.....
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03/07/2007 11:10:10 PM
great colors, but upset by cut off head in reflection.
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03/07/2007 12:26:09 PM
alternative medicine?
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03/07/2007 11:38:33 AM
Being around water has always helped me too.
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03/07/2007 03:47:28 AM
beautiful night shot, nice colours.
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03/07/2007 02:46:37 AM
the odd borders size is throwing this off for me. lovely shot and lighting. well done good effort
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03/07/2007 01:38:06 AM
Excellent composition, lighting and tone - 10.
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03/07/2007 01:29:30 AM
Woah cool, what did you use for lighting here? it looks like it was almost painted in
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