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Water of Glass
1st PlaceWater of Glass
jerowe


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: The Four Elements II (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC for Canon
Location: Lake Columbia, Magnolia Arkansas
Date: May 25, 2007
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 25seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2007

taken at Lake Columbia in my town.

editing:

single raw file photomatix tonemapping
dodging and burning
curves
desaturated the dock on its own layer, it was completely blue...white balance sucked being that late. it was almost dark outside when this was taken.
resized
smart sharpen
save for web
done

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Few outtakes...
520378.jpg 520410.jpg 521330.jpg

and the original unedited jpg
526700.jpg


holy crap...it finally happened! and blue...i'm speachless. thanks for the great comments, thanks for the incredible votes...wow. i'm just goin to quit typing...
whoa...speachless...i do want to thank my DPL team for all their help...VERY much appreciated. WATCH OUT FOR TEAM UNDEREXPOSED

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 394
Avg (all users): 7.3611
Avg (commenters): 8.6818
Avg (participants): 7.2105
Avg (non-participants): 7.6212
Views since voting: 13370
Views during voting: 340
Votes: 180
Comments: 79
Favorites: 46 (view)


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04/04/2009 09:50:39 AM
I just came across this image, and all I can say is, this is excellent. Beautiful.
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09/25/2007 05:23:39 PM
I just came back by this one again. I commented during voting, gave you an 8, but never saw the original. When I voted I thought it was Iceland northern lights in the blue sky, but now I see it was gray clouds with lighter areas of thinner clouds and a drab looking dock. If I had taken that picture it never would have been seen by anyone else, but it's amazing what you did with it! I'm going to definitely work on my PP skills to try to get close. I'll start by learning what tonemapping is.
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08/09/2007 02:15:22 PM
water of glass is right! This picture feels so peaceful to me. congrats!
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08/03/2007 10:27:42 PM
i keep on reading in the forums how you are going through a dry spell.
trust me for the first 65 challenges i was stuck mainly in the 5's.

your portfolio speaks for itself, it's very hard for me to pick a picture that need technical commenting.

nbut i have to say this , this shot and it's outtake is an inspiration for me, after i saw it i was outhere trying to get that effect on water with long exposure.

i would say keep up your work, and you 'll be back in the 6's soon!
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06/23/2007 11:25:57 PM
This is a wonderful photo. I am so impressed with your artistic vision. You made a lovely work of art from a nicely composed rather ordinary landscape shot. Thanks for sharing your original and the processing steps. It is educational and inspirational.
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06/23/2007 10:34:02 PM
Incredible photo. Thanks for sharing the original and your process as well. Not only could we see how a good photo became a great photo, we worker bees might learn a thing or two. :)
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06/11/2007 07:23:04 AM
a stunning image .. congratulations on your FIRST blue ribbon ... :)
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06/08/2007 06:35:38 PM
Truly a masterpiece!
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06/08/2007 03:33:02 AM
congratz, great photo ... i particulary like the 3rd outtake
peace
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06/06/2007 07:45:30 PM
The radiance here is so soothing to the aesthetic senses. An image that deserves a a resounding applause. You got it! The Blue is the most coveted. A big fat congratulations.
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06/06/2007 01:37:26 AM
Hey I just noticed you grabbed top spot for that lens of mine with this shot. Congrats. Nice shot.
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06/06/2007 12:32:38 AM
I would like to thank everyone that commented on my image. I really appreciate it, so very much more than you all could possibly know. I've wanted a ribbon for so long, and thanks to people like all of you, I have been able to do so. I really appreciate the words of encouragement. You're all great, thanks again. Now let's see if I can get another, so i'm not a "One Hit Wonder", huh L? :P
06/05/2007 11:19:11 PM
Excellent work. Hearty congratulations!
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06/05/2007 09:02:06 PM
Congratulations! Very very nice image and very well deserved!
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06/05/2007 05:46:46 PM
Gorgeous! Congrats on the ribbon.
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06/05/2007 02:48:43 PM
WOW!! this really caught my eye very nice.... way to go on Blue
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06/05/2007 10:20:45 AM
Beautiful picture, congrats on your pb and the ribbon :o) Great pp also.
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06/04/2007 11:24:25 PM
Awesome!!!
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06/04/2007 09:35:09 PM
I agree with every one else, just beautiful, congrats.
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06/04/2007 08:06:37 PM
what a fantastic shot. congrats!
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06/04/2007 06:22:17 PM
Wow, this is just awesome! Congrats on your ribbon. Your composition is great!
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06/04/2007 03:48:32 PM
Congratulations-you really deserved to win with this! You have some amzing pictures in your portfolio too.
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06/04/2007 12:14:26 PM
Congratulations! It's a great picture!

So, you didn't use a blur or anything to make the water look like that?
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06/04/2007 12:11:52 PM
Oh how I miss Arkansas!!! Congrats!!!
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06/04/2007 12:06:20 PM
Delicious! Thanks for something so lovely.
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06/04/2007 11:16:35 AM
Absolutely Stunning! Congrats on your first ribbon.
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06/04/2007 08:49:43 AM
Congrats buddy, knew you´d get one sooner rather than later :)
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06/04/2007 08:39:06 AM
Excellent photograph...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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06/04/2007 07:45:56 AM
amazing!
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06/04/2007 07:27:48 AM
Amazing shot. Congrats on your first blue.
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06/04/2007 06:23:04 AM
Great shot, congratulations on your blue, well deserved.

Jack
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06/04/2007 05:22:56 AM
well done on your first ribbon... tonemapping is our friend
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06/04/2007 04:27:16 AM
Sensational! Well done and congrats on your first ribbon!
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06/04/2007 03:20:51 AM
Nice job. Congrats on your blue.
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06/04/2007 01:45:57 AM
Way to go team-mate! You RAWK! This is truly spectacular.
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06/04/2007 01:27:06 AM
I knew it! (brushes shoulder off) Way to go!
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06/04/2007 01:23:45 AM
Hey congrats on your first ribbon. It was supposed to be mine but this one I'll let you have. hahaha Congrats again.
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06/04/2007 01:10:02 AM
Congratulations, a well deserved ribbon. Thank you, also, for showing your editing steps - much appreciated.
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06/04/2007 01:09:55 AM
Great shot, great post processing. Congrats on the first ribbon!
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06/04/2007 01:04:18 AM
Hey, what'd I tell you!
=P

Congrats, Jerowe! Nobody deserved it more.
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06/04/2007 12:50:33 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Well done :-) Lovely tones in this shot.
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06/04/2007 12:44:28 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! I really like your editing treatment.
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06/04/2007 12:38:23 AM
Congrats on the ribbon and an absolutely beautiful shot!
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06/04/2007 12:36:38 AM
Congrats on winning with this stunning picture and congrats on your first ribbon.
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06/04/2007 12:29:55 AM
Jon this is great, congrats on your first ribbon, you can mark one of those goals off of your list. :)
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06/04/2007 12:28:11 AM
Exquisite vision, congratulations!
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06/04/2007 12:28:02 AM
Beautiful. A classic. Congratulations.
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06/04/2007 12:26:17 AM
Congratulations..Nice effect.
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06/04/2007 12:26:07 AM
Congratulations on the blue ribbon. Great job in getting the blue off of the dock in your post processing.
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06/04/2007 12:21:15 AM
Well done Jon, this was superb and deserved to ribbon!
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06/04/2007 12:20:57 AM
Way to go, Jon! Loved this when I first saw it. Congrats!!
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06/04/2007 12:20:49 AM
Hooray, you did it! Congrats from one recent first-ribbon winner to another. :) This is beautiful.
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06/04/2007 12:20:45 AM
Congrats on the blue ribbon! This is a great picture!
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06/04/2007 12:19:06 AM
Congratulations on first place.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/03/2007 11:26:48 PM
like your compostion here, nice and simple, good job on the water
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06/03/2007 03:01:22 PM
Beautiful Composition, Serene
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06/03/2007 04:29:08 AM
Great color, but I see a little noise. Still one of the best in the bunch 8
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06/03/2007 01:23:10 AM
Excellent sharpness and beautiful colors. Great POV. Iceland?
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06/02/2007 12:44:09 PM
Great composition, and clarity is amazing. Good luck. 10
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06/01/2007 03:57:26 PM
Great wood texture and pelesant tones
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06/01/2007 09:29:39 AM
Very serene, I like the blues.

Message edited by author 2007-06-04 08:42:33.
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05/30/2007 11:39:30 PM
Ahhh - Beautiful Image!
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05/30/2007 02:36:17 PM
i like. nice shot
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05/30/2007 02:05:44 PM
Beautiful smooth tones and color, and a very dynamic composition. Stunning photo!
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05/30/2007 08:13:19 AM
AMAZING photo. 9
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05/30/2007 12:30:06 AM
Such a beautiful photo!
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05/29/2007 04:13:43 PM
absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful color on the pier against that vibrant blue. Wonderfully done.
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05/29/2007 03:51:26 PM
Very beautiful!! Fabulous, a classic shot very well done
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05/28/2007 08:53:13 PM
Beautifully done!
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05/28/2007 08:03:51 PM
Amazing shot! Simply beautiful!
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05/28/2007 05:52:07 PM
Very nice colour, I like the composition with the dock at an angle
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05/28/2007 04:52:39 PM
Lovely tones and feel to this - My only one poss improvement could have been a buoy (Bright red) in the foreground on the deck. Still great though.
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05/28/2007 04:01:24 PM
Very nice long time expo! I like here the calmness very much. Congrats! M
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05/28/2007 09:04:26 AM
Awesome image. Nice effective use of lines to set the foreground off against the soft tones of the water. 10
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05/28/2007 03:04:59 AM
superb composition and creamy smoothe exposure...9
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05/28/2007 01:12:07 AM
This is a beautiful shot. Hope you win! If i could vote, I'd give you a 10.
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05/28/2007 12:57:42 AM
Glows like northern lights near north pole nicely done. psart
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05/28/2007 12:23:34 AM
nice Image
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05/28/2007 12:09:09 AM
Beautiful.
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