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Challenge: Free Study 2007-11 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Great Swamp - NJ – USA
Date: Nov 24, 2007
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Nov 20, 2007

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Statistics
Place: 74 out of 393
Avg (all users): 6.1950
Avg (commenters): 7.7000
Avg (participants): 6.2087
Avg (non-participants): 6.1591
Views since voting: 2167
Views during voting: 244
Votes: 159
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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08/01/2008 04:53:15 PM
Great comp and tones--if you burned the edges top and bottom (slight vignette), that would keep my eye where you want it,and not drawn to the foreground.
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08/01/2008 03:59:32 PM
Great shot.
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07/24/2008 09:03:56 PM
A absolutely adore this one Leo, as it makes me feel like I am in fairyland.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2007 06:53:41 AM
7 - Nice scene and image. Very painterly.
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12/07/2007 06:17:44 AM
looks like a painting hanging in my nan's house. Great colours and effect on this.
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12/06/2007 01:41:16 PM
Love the feel of this, excellent work -8-
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12/05/2007 11:38:13 AM
Mmmm, yummy. I love the colors and the scene. Beautiful picture.
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12/05/2007 06:12:11 AM
I like the way the picture is composed with the near bank, the island and distant bank horizontal, breaking up the vertical lines of the trees and reflections. The colour is lovely too.
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12/04/2007 04:19:08 PM
Might need a nudge of more contrast.
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12/02/2007 11:05:55 PM
well done, looks like a painting.
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12/02/2007 12:36:19 PM
wow this looks surreal. SOme might say too much going on, but I like it 8
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12/02/2007 01:56:22 AM
Very nice....but placed next to one of the bright coloured landscapes that are prevalent in Free Studies...I feel this will not get its deserved score. Beautiful image all the same.
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12/01/2007 11:27:19 PM
This is a soft (in feeling, not focus), subdued scene with no particular point of attention, a place calling for a quiet contemplation which the typical speed voter rejects. They (seem to) want to be hit by something obvious, splashy, bright or bewitching, not something which makes them want to sit down and write poetry about the meaning of life.

The colors and lighting give it a very painterly look, but without a recognizable landmark or distinctive feature it becomes just another lovely landscape shot to most people. I can picture it as a stock image found in pre-packaged picture frames; an instantly-recognizable yet anonymous scene. It's evocative, but unfortunately, (of course -- it's a little digital picture!) not to the degree you felt when you were there.

I think this is "well above average" and a fine piece, perhaps even earning a bonus for daring to go where DPC voters fear to tread.
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12/01/2007 08:32:31 PM
Wow... perfect capture! 10
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12/01/2007 04:06:42 PM
This is beautiful.Looks like an old polaroid image that has been
manipulated
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12/01/2007 12:50:01 PM
Wow!! This is eye candy! I love the ethereal feeling to this shot. everything is just perfect. Hope this spot is near your home. Would be a grand place to do some serious thinking!!
Well Done!!! (10)
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