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jjbeguin


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Challenge: Water (Advanced Editing I*)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE F100
Location: Geneva Switzerland
Date: Dec 13, 2003
Galleries: Still Life, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 13, 2003

Thanks to all for the appreciation and high grades.
Original picture was quite dull and grayish but sharp.
Oversaturated the blues (some artifacts appeared) on one layer and the other colors on another. “Neat imaged” the water layer while I worked on the sharpening of the buoy layer. Erased adequately so the Neat Imaged water and the sharpened buoy could be showed on the final layer. Cloned out the unattractive white rim around the chain’s reflexion (caused by over-sharpening) to finish.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 139
Avg (all users): 7.6855
Avg (commenters): 8.8857
Avg (participants): 7.7527
Avg (non-participants): 7.5909
Views since voting: 10879
Votes: 159
Comments: 64
Favorites: 115 (view)


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08/18/2006 02:05:28 PM
WOW!! way cool post processing and the reflection is perfect!! great great work!
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12/03/2005 04:55:31 PM
this is simply amazingly beautiful. nice work.
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09/15/2005 03:24:23 PM
wow
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01/19/2004 11:58:05 AM
J'ai pensé que j'avais laissé mes commentaires avant. C'est une image merveilleuse, simple, belle ! Félicitations sur le ruban !
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12/26/2003 09:43:22 PM
I really like the reflection of the buoy and chain in the form of a shadow, rather than a direct mirror image. The picture exudes a certain type of calming emotion. Wonderfully placed at the top, rather than centred for a very unique look. Congratulations on your win :)
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12/24/2003 02:24:57 PM
Congrats on a wonderful photo and another #1 win!! :-)
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12/24/2003 12:19:15 PM
Congratulations on another well deserved #1!

I like the steps you took to produce this outstanding final image. Those are now registered in the back of my mind, especially the layer manipulation to enhance the image in different ways. Removing halos is a must.

Message edited by author 2003-12-24 12:19:46.
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12/22/2003 07:05:07 PM
i like that i have no sense of proportion here, i keep thinking i'm looking at a fisherperson's bobber... great shot.
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12/22/2003 11:11:44 AM
Now then - let's hear it for 1:1 aspect ratios :-)

Ed
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12/22/2003 10:13:21 AM
noooooooo, him again??? :-) jj, great photo!!!!!! Congratulations!
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12/22/2003 09:24:37 AM
Congratulations. This is a stunning image and I never got to making comments but it was the one that stood out for me.
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12/22/2003 08:33:29 AM
Congrats jj - this was one of my favorites - a very well deserved blue. Way to go!!! :-)

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12/22/2003 08:23:01 AM
Congrats! This is an awesome shot. How many ribbons is that now? You go, Jean!
12/22/2003 07:24:54 AM
What can I say! My only 10 of the challenge! U de Man JJ!! :-)
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12/22/2003 05:30:49 AM
Really nice shot. That was one of my favorites in this challenge, well deserved first place.

I was kind of hoping to get the blue one, but I don't mind losing to a masterpiece like this one.
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12/22/2003 01:18:24 AM
This is art. Congratulations.
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12/22/2003 01:09:24 AM
some day you may cease to amaze me JJ. i have no idea when that might be though.

Pedro
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12/22/2003 12:15:25 AM
A true masterpiece!
Félicitations,JJ
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12/22/2003 12:10:40 AM
Outstanding JJ...congratulations. Beautiful capture!
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12/22/2003 12:07:10 AM
absolutely stunning, jj, and my favorite of the challenge...congratulations!
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12/22/2003 12:03:47 AM
JJ, Dude! Do you ever get tried of winning SO MANY damn ribbons?! :) It's hard work being SOOOO GOOD! Congrat on another great shot & blue ribbon!

Oh, yeah, I could really use a mentor!
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12/22/2003 12:03:27 AM
Again!! Another fab photo!
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12/22/2003 12:02:40 AM
Another incredible photo. Congratulations.
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12/22/2003 12:02:01 AM
Awesome! Congrats on the ribbon, yet again -- well deserved!
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12/22/2003 12:00:52 AM
Ahhh, JJ you've done yet again! Congrats! this was my fav.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/21/2003 11:54:49 PM
Definitely one of my top picks -- great work!
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12/21/2003 09:14:08 PM
Beautiful. Different. 10. Hope this places. It's one of my favorites for this challenge.
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12/21/2003 09:09:59 AM
This is great! 10
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12/21/2003 01:13:39 AM
Nice colours and a very unusual idea that works for me
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12/20/2003 01:33:28 PM
Very cool... the water looks like marble or something and simple (but bold) few colors look awesome together. Excellent!
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12/20/2003 09:59:32 AM
I love this shot. Beautiful colors and great negative space. Maybe a little too much water below or it would be a ten+ I would say if there were clouds relfected in the water below you could leave that much- but hell its a great shot- you have my vote for a ribbon.
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12/19/2003 10:16:12 PM
I love this shot.. purfect!
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12/19/2003 09:11:58 PM
Floating buoy - with a shape reminiscent of a Christmas tree ornament. The calm water, black reflection and mirrored looking glass sky create a unique photo. Complements on your 4x Hasselblad format, you have made good use of this crop style, which seems to have become prevalent with many shooters. Really good shot.
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12/19/2003 07:57:01 PM
The color and clarity are excellent. I like the water at the bottom but would like to see a little more space on top.
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12/19/2003 05:33:09 PM
this photo is beautiful in every aspect, the different textures, harmonic colors
and the square format crop make for a perfect composition. 10
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12/19/2003 06:54:14 AM
Very nice shot. Love the color. The reflection of the chain/float & clouds adds a lot of interest to this photo. Nice and sharp and great light. 8
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12/19/2003 03:41:42 AM
I can see this shot hanging on a wall in a gallery or something like that. The colours are brilliant, can't think of anything I would have liked to have seen different. [10]
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12/18/2003 11:03:37 PM
my favorite. i can't see this not winning a ribbon.
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12/18/2003 10:09:52 PM
Great capture of the subtle colors and tones reflecting in the water. The buoy is perfectly placed to create interest and contrast while letting the colors be the main subject.
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12/18/2003 08:01:15 PM
Wow another great shot this week. The reflection or shadow is great and I love the color. I may have cropped a bit more of the foreground out but that's just my preference. 10
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12/18/2003 08:00:06 PM
Your photo is well composed... really caught my eye... very sharp and engaging image
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12/18/2003 01:09:01 PM
Excellent color and use of reflection to fill some negative space.
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12/18/2003 12:01:19 PM
Love the colors and reflections!
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12/18/2003 01:50:08 AM
All I can say is WOW! Nothing constructive as I wouldn<t change a thing!!!
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12/17/2003 11:00:24 PM
This is an exceptional image. I love it... one of my favorites in this challenge. Love the color, clarity, composition, lighting, shadow, reflection of the sky on the water.... I'll bet I see it in winners row. :-)
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12/17/2003 09:55:28 PM
The colors really work together; and the composition is interesting. What is that object?
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12/17/2003 08:30:23 PM
excellent
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12/17/2003 12:26:29 PM
This is one of my favorite shots in this challenge. My only suggestion is the crop feels a little tight on the top, but I don't know if you are trying to hide something in the way. Beautiful work, beautiful color. 10
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12/16/2003 08:20:16 PM
I like this shot. Great eye!!! love the colours
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12/16/2003 06:23:36 PM
very nice
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12/16/2003 06:05:42 PM
nicely done
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12/16/2003 12:55:33 PM
Simple, effective, beautiful colors. Top 10 for sure.
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12/16/2003 07:53:36 AM
Great detail. 10
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12/16/2003 06:06:12 AM
Awesome still life, the color tones are amazing. (10)
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12/15/2003 10:54:53 PM
best in show.
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12/15/2003 03:59:37 PM
great photo....love the colors and the composition
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12/15/2003 01:21:56 PM
Simply... beautiul. I wouldn't change a thing. I predict a top three finish for you; this got my highest rating of the challenge, in a very good field.
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12/15/2003 12:46:31 PM
Stunning shot.Wonderful colors and lighting.
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12/15/2003 10:11:39 AM
Beautiful colors, interesting composition. A keeper!
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12/15/2003 09:50:11 AM
Great shot! Best yet
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12/15/2003 08:54:46 AM
Contrast of the shadow is absolutely beautiful. Colors in the subject is very vivid and interesting. Reflections of the sky is also very nice.
Only problem with this shot is that it crop seems to make the picture unbalanced. The water on the lower part seem to overwhelm the shot.
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12/15/2003 03:30:50 AM
Beautiful, and great use of the "rule" of thirds. Love it.
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12/15/2003 03:16:22 AM
Excellent image. Water is nice a calm, beautiful colors and I really like the refections on the water. 9
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12/15/2003 12:09:19 AM
Beautiful....
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