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Bruce_the_Robert


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Challenge: Free Study 2007-12 (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 ED
Location: Dillingen, Germany (die Donau/the Danube)
Date: Dec 23, 2007
Aperture: f/6.3
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500 sec.
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 25, 2007

The Danube (die Donau) as it passes through Dillingen, Germany (my "Perspectives V" shot was from near here, but on a dam crossing the river and on a different day when the light wasn't as pretty as this).

A bit of work on this in Lightroom (exposure, etc., plus a bit of healing of sensor dust) and then into PSCS3:

- neat image
- saturation
- resize
- border
- save for web

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Thanks for all the votes and comments, everyone, they are very much appreciated. Wonderful showing, and on a Free Study, to boot. Talk about being in the right place at the right time; I was walking to the dam where I took my perspectives V shot, and almost didn't stop to get this. But the light was beautiful, and I had to try to capture it. Glad so many of you liked it!

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 429
Avg (all users): 6.9375
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8291
Avg (non-participants): 7.1525
Views since voting: 5813
Views during voting: 271
Votes: 176
Comments: 41
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/08/2008 04:06:04 PM
ps .. processed to perfection .. !!..:)
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03/08/2008 04:05:32 PM
bruce_the_robert eh?!!.. i wondered who you were with the comments on my words and visions, and so i had a look at your profile page .. ahha .. an old friend with a new name .. !!
and this stunning photograph is a real treat for the eyes since i last visited your portfolio .. a most beautiful scene and captured so well .. and OMG .. 6.9375 in a free study ... AND 5th place ... CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS ... must have been a very nice, slightly belated, christmas present ... :):)
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01/22/2008 02:06:34 PM
This is incredibly beautiful! Great eye for light!
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01/11/2008 08:27:03 PM
WOW, it looks like a postcard! AWESOME shot and congrats on the 5th place!!
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01/11/2008 08:09:36 PM
Look at this, you've moved up to 5th place -- in a Free Study no less. Awesome!
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01/11/2008 10:00:52 AM
What a beautiful photo! I love the change in sky color and how that is also reflected in the water. Congrats on the high finish!
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01/09/2008 01:29:56 PM
Rob, just lovely! Congrats on a fine offering!
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01/09/2008 11:40:45 AM
Rob, This is so beautiful! Many congrats!!
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01/09/2008 01:47:42 AM
Congratulations, Rob! This is a beautiful shot - you've broken your Free Study curse!
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01/08/2008 04:31:42 PM
This is so beautiful!! Congratulations on the top 10!!!!! I gave you a 10. :)
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01/08/2008 03:18:15 PM
Congrats on the top 10 score, very rewarding for a FS. Wonderful tones and detail. Also a very nice sense of spaciousness.
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01/08/2008 11:50:07 AM
This is lovely. Very much the kind of thing I strive for repeatedly. Can you do another for the current member's challenge? :-)
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01/08/2008 10:11:41 AM
See, told you it was a top ten photo!! Who would of guessed we finished nextto each other! Nice one, well deserved. adding to favs.

EDIT - I know that everyopne is entitled to an opinion, but really I would love to find out if the three 2's given were given by trolls or because someone genuinely thought it deserved that score.

Message edited by author 2008-01-08 10:14:07.
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01/08/2008 09:48:25 AM
Rob, this is simply gorgeous! Congrats on a top 10, especially in Free Study! Wonderful work!
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01/08/2008 08:12:16 AM
Beautiful colors. I like the frost in the trees.
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01/08/2008 08:02:10 AM
lovely image and loaded on Christmas day how perfect! Congrats on such a strong finish
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01/08/2008 03:01:38 AM
Congrats on your high finish, this is a wonderful shot!
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01/08/2008 02:47:02 AM
Go Rob!!
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01/08/2008 01:40:48 AM
Wooot! Go Rob! Congratulations on an awesome photo, huge score and 7th in free study.
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01/08/2008 12:45:40 AM
Woohoo! Amazing. Congratulation on the incredible score, PB, and top 10 star. Terrific accomplishment for a Free Study. This image certainly deserved every bit of that. The colors, DOF, focus, and composition are all outstanding.
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01/08/2008 12:42:21 AM
YAHOOOOOO! Top 10 and a new personal best in a free study of all things. Congrats, Rob!
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01/08/2008 12:30:16 AM
Woo AND hoo!!! Helluva job - 7th 6th 5th in a FS!! That's freakin' awesome (and keeps getting awesomer). Gorgeous light perfectly framed by your composition. The detail and richness is breathtaking.

Message edited by author 2008-01-11 22:35:53.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2008 10:16:14 PM
Well seen. Love the composition. The saturation is a little much for me though. I tried a tweak in PS, and preferred it after a hue/sat adjustment of -31 saturation, 14 hue, FWIW
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01/07/2008 01:21:46 PM
simply beautiful! bumping up
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01/07/2008 11:21:58 AM
Like a painting. Beautiful composition with that religious light coming in from around the corner. Like Thomas Kincaid - but better. 9.
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01/07/2008 06:37:26 AM
I really like the colours, great light.
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01/06/2008 08:51:03 PM
Very nice. Postcard worthy photo, nice colors, reflection. very well done :)
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01/06/2008 08:18:33 PM
One of my favourites. I like how the river leads us to a spot unknown but we know the sun is there. Beautiful softness and colours.
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01/05/2008 12:28:45 PM
Color grabber and excellent framing 9
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01/05/2008 09:37:54 AM
Looks more like a sunrise with the rost still on the tree's. No matter, still a nice shot.
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01/04/2008 12:39:08 PM
One of the better landscape shots this challenge. Colours are amazing, should do well.
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01/03/2008 05:09:21 PM
Very pretty; love the color palette.
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01/03/2008 03:18:24 PM
One of my favorite entries. Love the light you captured. Simply beautifully done.
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01/03/2008 12:28:02 PM
Beutiful is all I can say. Giving you a 10!
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01/02/2008 03:07:24 PM
I like the way the colors change in this shot. I also like the fact that the foreground on the left is in focus along with the background.
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01/02/2008 05:32:33 AM
Beautiful picture postcard shot. Nothing I else I can say really!
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01/01/2008 09:25:30 PM
Awesome colors. Lovely photograph.
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01/01/2008 09:00:59 PM
Wow - very pretty landscape. Terrific colors, lighting and composition. Good luck in the challenge! 10
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01/01/2008 05:01:22 PM
Nice colour gradient in the sky and reflection.
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01/01/2008 12:26:05 PM
Lovely!
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01/01/2008 03:47:53 AM
A lovely calm and serene image, beautifully composed.
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