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Quiet is Music for the Soul
1st PlaceQuiet is Music for the Soul
alexjack


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D
Location: Minnesota
Date: Mar 26, 2007
Aperture: f6.7
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.7sec
Date Uploaded: Mar 26, 2007

Taken early this am, very foggy out, typical processing - Neat Image, adjustment layers for levels, curves, hue and sat, selective color, resized and USM and saved for web.

Wooo Hooo! I can't believe I got a ribbon! Definately a PB for me. Congralations to Laurie and Hrannar for their entries and thanks to everyone for comments and their votes.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 276
Avg (all users): 7.6271
Avg (commenters): 8.7273
Avg (participants): 7.4493
Avg (non-participants): 7.7407
Views since voting: 15032
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 177
Comments: 87
Favorites: 44 (view)


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10/01/2010 01:17:17 AM
Good execution sir !
07/18/2007 11:28:28 PM
Beautiful! LOVE the color and stillness.
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06/11/2007 12:42:44 AM
Well done!
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05/25/2007 06:21:15 PM
This is a delight to look at. Art via photography.
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04/23/2007 06:50:47 AM
and i love this one!!
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04/14/2007 06:07:29 PM
Beautiful photo!
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04/09/2007 02:27:47 PM
The reflection absolutely beautiful, congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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04/07/2007 03:02:57 PM
Congrats, Jack - beautiful imagery...
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04/07/2007 10:56:11 AM
wow !
Congratulations!
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04/06/2007 05:58:31 PM
Stunning image well deserved Ribbon Congrats
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04/06/2007 09:08:04 AM
Beautiful! Congrats on the ribbon.
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04/06/2007 03:46:08 AM
The crisp colors and sharpness captured among the fog here is just stunning. It is very fascinating to look at and i love the patterns in the different buildings that keeps just enough variety among them to make them flow beautifully but each still be unique and interesting. Great shot, well deserved ribbon
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04/06/2007 01:14:32 AM
This is an incredibly beautiful scene and really, really well-captured! Well-done!
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04/05/2007 06:10:13 PM
absolutely stunning shot ... just perfect in every way ...
congratulations on an amzing photograph and a well deserved blue ribbon ..
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04/05/2007 06:13:46 AM
Spot on the challenge! Fantastic composition, marvelous colours, great texture but most of all an absolutely stunning atmosphere.
A worthy blue ribbon indeed.
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04/05/2007 12:35:06 AM
very nice, congratulations.
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04/04/2007 11:04:14 PM
As I commented DURING the voting stage, this image deserved the blue ribbon from the get-go. Stellar IMO in all regards: composition, lighting, subject, and exceptional quality. I loved it from the moment I opened the thumbnail. Congratulations, very well deserved.
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04/04/2007 10:48:33 PM
This is so beautiful. I love it!
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04/04/2007 09:17:29 PM
Still as still can be. Great shot and congratulations on your blue!
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04/04/2007 07:29:36 PM
Big congrats, beautiful! Well deserved.
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04/04/2007 05:27:51 PM
Congrats!!! Very calm and beautiful. Wonderful work.
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04/04/2007 04:56:03 PM
Superbly done. Congratulations on your blue with this very stirring entry.
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04/04/2007 04:52:42 PM
Congratulations! This is such a beautiful photograph! Well deserved ribbon!
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04/04/2007 03:38:10 PM
Congratulations! Well done and oh so still...
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04/04/2007 03:18:22 PM
beautiful composition - congratulations on a well deserved blue.
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04/04/2007 01:27:44 PM
Great shot! You should consider blowing this up and putting in on top of one of those light panels... I use panels from: www.photoglow.com.
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04/04/2007 09:40:00 AM
I did not get a chance to vote this challenge but this is a really nice shot, well deserved ribbon and a new addition to my favorites!
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04/04/2007 07:31:57 AM
Congratulations!! I had a feeling that I waw this that it was a no brainer for one of the ribbons. This is a-MAZING!!!!

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04/04/2007 06:55:56 AM
this is great!
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04/04/2007 06:49:55 AM
Congratulations!!! So glad this won the blue ribbon.
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04/04/2007 06:45:56 AM
Congratulations! Fantastic Shot!!
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04/04/2007 04:46:21 AM
very fine ,simple and good composition
congrats
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04/04/2007 04:18:05 AM
Absloutely fabulous shot, congrats!
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04/04/2007 03:58:34 AM
yoohoo!! so very beautiful, congrats!!
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04/04/2007 03:35:42 AM
well done, great shot
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04/04/2007 03:20:15 AM
This is indeed a beautiful shot. The water in so still and the reflection perfect.
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04/04/2007 02:33:15 AM
This is just so perfect in every way. I love it. Congrats on your blue, Alex.
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04/04/2007 02:03:37 AM
I've not visited MN but this is exactly what I picture. Picture perfect! Congrats on #1
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04/04/2007 12:47:55 AM
What a serene shot....just makes me take a deep breath and relax... :)
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04/04/2007 12:43:07 AM
Congrats Alex for the first ribbon and the high score
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04/04/2007 12:37:09 AM
Congrats! Thats a nice blue ribbon!
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04/04/2007 12:13:53 AM
Congrats!! I love how you said it was a stretch to be in the top 10 & here you are with a blue!! Very exciting!!
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04/04/2007 12:04:58 AM
Congratulations on your 1st ribbon! (it's a blue one too)
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04/04/2007 12:03:18 AM
Stunning shot. Congrats on your Blue.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2007 11:35:25 PM
Excellent!
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04/03/2007 06:23:02 PM
love this one...
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04/03/2007 05:29:28 PM
the reflection is remarkable - one of my ribbon picks
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04/03/2007 05:21:17 PM
we have a winner. beatifull composition and collors
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04/03/2007 02:38:18 PM
ribbon winner if ever i saw one. outstanding shot
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04/03/2007 10:41:53 AM
love it, coffee table quality
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04/02/2007 11:16:09 PM
Perfect reflection and it has the "WOW" factor for me.....
Just perfect and so so still..... A "10" from me.....
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04/02/2007 08:53:18 PM
I love the reflections. Very well done.
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04/02/2007 03:20:12 PM
Love the reflection!
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04/02/2007 03:14:58 AM
in my top ten
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04/01/2007 11:12:36 PM
Beautiful
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04/01/2007 09:16:39 PM
8. Cool photo!
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04/01/2007 06:16:57 PM
Terrific, one day I aspire to be this good.
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04/01/2007 06:11:56 PM
Nice shot!
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04/01/2007 04:32:38 PM
Exceptional!!!!
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04/01/2007 01:50:24 AM
excellent capture
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03/31/2007 02:44:48 PM
Stunning!!!! My favourite in the challenge, I hope to see this on the front page.
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03/31/2007 12:59:10 PM
Really really like this one. first time for a favorite.
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03/31/2007 11:19:50 AM
Beautiful reflection and the fog just adds to the image.
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03/31/2007 08:32:57 AM
Definitely says "still" to me, with the mist and mirrored water.
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03/30/2007 11:28:24 PM
very nice
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03/30/2007 08:26:30 PM
What an interesting place! I look forward to finding out where and what it is. Excellent shot for the challenge.
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03/30/2007 03:46:07 PM
Good shot for the challenge.
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03/30/2007 03:45:04 PM
Nice capture. Like the crop and lighting.
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03/30/2007 01:53:10 PM
even in basic editing you're allowed to clone out dust bunnies ... I think that would have made this even stronger ... overall great image ...
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03/30/2007 10:49:58 AM
Ohmy! How'd you get that enormous mirror under all those docks! This is spectacular! I LOVE the soft pastel blue tones and the misty backdrop of trees! Definitely one of my top picks. 10
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03/30/2007 01:12:19 AM
I like the way the fog obscures the edges
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03/30/2007 01:02:45 AM
Oh my God....I love this. Top 3.
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03/29/2007 07:59:09 PM
r u sure thats not a painting?LOL that is a beautiful picture
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03/29/2007 05:39:51 PM
stunning image..(9)
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03/29/2007 02:05:19 PM
I think this is a fine shot - the reflections and fog emphasize the stillness. The one detraction for me, and it is a minor one, is the flag pole that juts out in the background. Would be better to have kept the background just all trees and fog, but it is hard to see how you could have recomposed the shot to leave out the flag pole, and I think removing it later in Photoshop probably violates the basic editing rules - I did not discount your score for it.
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03/29/2007 01:14:51 PM
and this picture is singing....
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03/29/2007 11:08:23 AM
Absolutely love this. The calmness meets the challenge well. I really like the reflections and the peacefulness of the image. 9
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03/29/2007 08:45:27 AM
Contrast and rythm, applied very well. Good one!
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03/29/2007 07:31:30 AM
Love it.
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03/29/2007 01:29:03 AM
love the reflection
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03/28/2007 04:51:47 PM
I like this it the reflection is great. 9/10
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03/28/2007 12:29:46 PM
Great capture! I can really feel the stillness, esp. in the reflection *8*
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03/28/2007 12:22:13 PM
I feel certain this image should win the blue ribbon. Impecable PP and in-camera image execution. Not sure this could be any more correct: both technically and artistically. gl 10+++
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03/28/2007 11:04:05 AM
A big 10!
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03/28/2007 09:26:00 AM
Very nice, serene!
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03/28/2007 06:14:43 AM
beautiful photo.
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03/28/2007 12:42:34 AM
Very nice! I really like the colors and lines here.
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