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Challenge: Soft Focus III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Tranquility, NJ
Date: Sep 25, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 50
Galleries: Nature, Blur
Date Uploaded: Sep 25, 2007

neat image, levels, resize, sharpen. that's all. I put a macro fisheye on my macro lens... backwards. That's where I got the soft effect.

The sun was setting, so the light wasn't great. Thus the high ISO. I had on a tripod, though, so I suppose I could have gone for a longer exposure.

Statistics
Place: 66 out of 191
Avg (all users): 5.6066
Avg (commenters): 6.8333
Avg (participants): 5.4348
Avg (non-participants): 5.7105
Views since voting: 852
Views during voting: 268
Votes: 183
Comments: 27
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/21/2007 04:48:03 PM
Originally posted by ErinM:

Both darkly menacing and serene, and the combination creates a lovely tension.


exactly. lovely shot, don.
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10/14/2007 10:07:23 AM
I love the stream of misty light in this shot.
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10/11/2007 01:31:59 PM
Very neat shot Don. I agree it does look like it was shot underwater.
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10/06/2007 01:19:41 PM
this is so beautiful. i agree with erin and yanko, this has a very serene dream-like look, yet makes you feel claustrophobic at the same time. i love this contrast. briliant capture to achieve this balance.
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10/06/2007 01:31:53 AM
Otherworldly. Great title to go with it.
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10/04/2007 10:34:45 PM
Cool underwater effect. The dominant shadows make it feel claustrophobic, almost panic like.
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10/04/2007 10:34:16 PM
I saw this during the challenge and my first thought was that it looked like someone was photographing this underwater, looking up. And everything was kind of swirling down. The soft light creates a beautiful dreamy feeling.
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10/04/2007 09:20:48 PM
I gave this an 8, it had a lot of appeal for me - you somehow managed to get that ethereal glow, which in other images is often used to make a shot "pretty", and coupled it with encroaching shadows and a whiff of menace. Soft focus, and yet it teeters on the edge of nightmare - genius!
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10/04/2007 02:41:29 PM
I would put this on my wall.
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10/03/2007 11:29:25 PM
I love this because it makes me feel like I'm seeing through Ophelia's eyes.
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10/03/2007 09:59:43 PM
i just mated with this photo.
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10/03/2007 09:59:41 PM
Has aa nice dreamy feel. It also gives me the feeling that I am under water and I am looking up at the leaves on top of the water. I very interesting experiment.
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10/03/2007 09:57:44 PM
Both darkly menacing and serene, and the combination creates a lovely tension.
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10/03/2007 09:53:48 PM
I like the soft focus effect that you got here. I think a little brighter may have help to bring a glow to the leaves, but when questioning falling you don't always think of such things. :)
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10/03/2007 08:42:49 AM
hey don, huge thanks for your posthumous red ribbon, really apprechiate that!
yours is an awesome picture, too, the ligthing and shapes are great!
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10/03/2007 07:16:12 AM
That is a lovely effect. It looks very much like a foggy morning shot.
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10/03/2007 06:04:36 AM
Time to put the scuba gear on and clean the swimming pool.

This has a very nice dreamy quality to it - I love images reduced to shapes and light.
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10/03/2007 05:51:08 AM
Truly a beautiful piece. It seems as though it's the view of someone underwater, trying to decide if going back up was worth disturbing the peacefulness of the leaves. Very interesting technique to get the softness, and I think the high ISO actually helped in this case.
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10/03/2007 02:08:38 AM
ISO 400 with a tripod, makes me chuckle. Like the thought out technique of reversing your lens. This is actually a very cool photo. The textures of the leaf edges are enhanced by the two tone palette. It creates a nice serene mood. I'm actually surprised this did not score in the sixes. I would have given you a 7 myself.
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10/03/2007 12:31:23 AM
good work 8.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/02/2007 11:09:02 PM
too filtered. :( 3
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09/29/2007 11:06:29 PM
Neat image almost like a heavy fog. Great psart 7
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09/28/2007 11:17:27 PM
I like this for some reason. I think I would have cropped off some of the bottom left though.
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09/27/2007 03:26:17 AM
pretty image...
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09/26/2007 12:08:45 PM
Beautiful.
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09/26/2007 02:31:24 AM
interesting composition
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09/26/2007 01:03:51 AM
It is the view from beneath a water ballet.
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