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Summer Closing
2nd PlaceSummer Closing
jasonlprice


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Closing (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
Location: Mississippi
Date: Sep 11, 2007
Aperture: 1.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2007

Just wanted something to update! This actually isn't a shoehorn technically because I had this idea in mind when shooting :) Leaves falling in the swimming pool signifies summer closing and fall arriving. Somehow I don't think it will be popular with the voters, but I like it.

This also isn't as sharp as I would like because this was late in the evening and I shot with the 85mm at 1/60 handheld with the lens wide open. More reason to get low votes!


Post voting comments:

Wow, I'm truly shocked that this scored so high. Thank you all for your comments and votes. There is a lot wrong with this technically; very slight camera shake with the slow shutter speed for one. Also as a couple of people mentioned there were "spots" and trash in the water that I really wanted to clone out but couldn't with basic editing. Thank you all for overlooking those flaws.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 76
Avg (all users): 6.5616
Avg (commenters): 7.9545
Avg (participants): 5.9474
Avg (non-participants): 6.6906
Views since voting: 7992
Views during voting: 384
Votes: 219
Comments: 46
Favorites: 5 (view)


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09/22/2007 07:32:12 AM
great colors and catch, congratz!
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09/20/2007 07:44:08 PM
You are on a roll! Congrats on your ribbon.
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09/20/2007 06:05:35 PM
Nice color...congratulations on winning the red ribbon!
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09/19/2007 06:49:48 PM
I love the blue and brown. Awesome capture. Fav of the challenge.
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09/19/2007 03:02:10 PM
bah.....you again? LOL just kidding, another great shot, grats!
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09/19/2007 10:31:58 AM
Truly beautiful shot!
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09/19/2007 10:31:01 AM
Jason yeah!!! hihihi
double ribbons it's great jason! :)))
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09/19/2007 09:31:48 AM
wow jason!! Congrats on 2 ribbons back to back!! As Onar said, lets start the league right now :)
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09/19/2007 09:12:10 AM
Beautiful Jason! What a great concept for closing -- and you pulled it off so amazingly! Congratulations on ribboning with this awesome photo!

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09/19/2007 07:57:31 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, I really like the minimalistic and simple composition and clean look to it.
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09/19/2007 07:03:03 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon, very nice. :)
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09/19/2007 06:30:18 AM
You're on a roll. Nice work again.
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09/19/2007 06:18:52 AM
Well done. Very nice shot with amazing colours.
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09/19/2007 05:16:33 AM
well done/congrats
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09/19/2007 04:42:24 AM
Jason! Another ribbon! You are the ribbon-winner of the year 2007, IMO!
Big Congrats on the red!

BTW: it's a great shot!
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09/19/2007 03:36:48 AM
Don't you have won enough ribbons by now? Seriously, very nice shot, love the colours. Congrats!
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09/19/2007 03:36:26 AM
Beautiful colours, unusual perspective. Very cool. Congrats on winning the red, Jason.
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09/19/2007 02:51:20 AM
Jason what a nice surprise!!!Let's start the dpl now
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09/19/2007 01:03:26 AM
Cool shot! Congrats on the ribbon, you're on a roll!
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09/19/2007 12:46:01 AM
Beautiful colors.
Oh wait, I see this comment has been said already. LOL!
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09/19/2007 12:13:30 AM
Oh my Jason...another ribbon!! Congrats, well deserved teammate...can you save some of this for league??? T.
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09/19/2007 12:11:56 AM
ha! low votes! congrats on the red ribbon, i love this photo. the blues and yellow/orange compliment each other beautifully.
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09/19/2007 12:10:47 AM
on a roll!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2007 11:45:19 PM
lovely photo. a pleasure to look at.
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09/18/2007 10:31:30 PM
The title tries to make this fit - but it's a stretch. Beautiful blues in this one. A dead leaf is certainly incongruous with the water color and definitely not evocative of the closing of summer for me.
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09/18/2007 07:58:30 PM
Beautiful colors
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09/18/2007 11:23:18 AM
This is such a subtle photo. I really like it and hope it does well for you (although given that the first time I looked at it it didnt immediately slap me round the face I wonder how it will do with speed votes). Outsanding focus dof and colouring. The boarder also works very well. Bump to 8
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09/17/2007 08:51:55 PM
this is almost perfect, but the solid bands of color looks like you pushed the saturation just a little too far. 9
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09/17/2007 08:36:40 PM
this is beautiful, has a very nice dreamy look.
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09/17/2007 01:07:27 PM
nice DOF and beautiful colors.
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09/17/2007 01:55:41 AM
Wonderful color.
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09/17/2007 12:19:28 AM
This is an amazing shot. The leaf is perfect. The colors are fantastic. The ripples are mesmerizing and I hope my 10 helps you get a ribbon on this 'cuz it's a winner.
One thing... I would have spotted out the hot pixel and the sensor dust on the right and left sides of the ripple on the right toward the front. Also looks like a little sensor dust on the same ripple near the bend. If it's not sensor dust, it sure looks enough like it that I bet you'd run the DQ gauntlet clean anyway.
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09/15/2007 03:07:30 AM
Love the colors great pic
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09/15/2007 01:05:07 AM
Art! Nice...I love everything about your image. Lovely lines and curves, fabulous color and detail.
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09/14/2007 04:18:54 PM
'like this one and coming back to bump this to 10 since after reviewing all the entries, I find this the best one. Good luck.
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09/14/2007 08:44:09 AM
What a gorgeous shot! Ursular :)
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09/14/2007 07:00:19 AM
very nice!!
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09/14/2007 05:15:17 AM
This is a beautiful shot. I like the bokeh.
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09/13/2007 07:58:39 PM
Pretty shot
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09/13/2007 02:03:27 PM
One of my favs. Love the colors of the reflections. 10
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09/13/2007 01:22:37 PM
very delicately captured with nice colors. 8
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09/12/2007 09:26:13 PM
Ugh, don't remind me! I hate the winter time. Great idea though, and a nice capture too.
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09/12/2007 09:14:03 PM
Very strong focusing on the leaf. I like the patterns created in the water. Very well done.
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09/12/2007 02:48:04 PM
Nice composition, lighting and I like the blurred water background. A wee bit of a stretch for this challenge. If you had cloned out a couple of spots around the leaf and the white spot on the right hand side, I would have scored it a point higher.
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09/12/2007 02:23:24 AM
Gotta say it: cool.
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09/12/2007 12:31:23 AM
Beautiful colours.
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