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Softly Silence Falls
Softly Silence Falls
ScottK


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Silence IV (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon PowerShot G5
Location: Home, Oceanside, CA
Date: Mar 2, 2004
Aperture: f/3.2
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Abstract, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 2, 2004

I wanted to get the feather just above the surface, but didn't have time to work with it enough to eliminate the motion blur.

Adjusted levels, sharpened, resized and sharpened. Oh, yeah, cropped somewhere in there.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 312
Avg (all users): 6.3398
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.1890
Avg (non-participants): 6.4884
Views since voting: 2206
Votes: 256
Comments: 38
Favorites: 3 (view)


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10/21/2004 12:24:29 AM
!!! Excellent.
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04/06/2004 11:32:57 PM
beautifully done....the simplicity of this shot is what makes it so dramatic and powerful...congrats on a stunning photograph!
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03/10/2004 08:29:41 AM
This was my #2 pick! Congrats on the top 10 finish! Simplicity at its best!
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03/10/2004 01:02:51 AM
Congrats! Pays to remember that sometimes, the simplest idea (not necessarily simplest to execute, however) is very powerful. Way to go; good finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/09/2004 11:40:20 PM
love the simplicity of it.
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03/09/2004 03:45:30 PM
I can really feel the silent in this shot. Good job
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03/08/2004 04:56:04 AM
i like it alot ,9
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03/07/2004 04:40:24 PM
Very original. I expect this to be in the top 10.
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03/07/2004 12:45:12 PM
Pretty neat, I would have like the feather bigger.
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03/07/2004 11:10:47 AM
Unique, attractive and technically perfect...9
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03/07/2004 11:02:11 AM
Excellent photo for the challenge. 10
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03/07/2004 04:25:40 AM
ARRRRGGGGGHHH, this is so damn fraustrating...
OK, lets start with the good and positive.. FANTASTIC PHOTO!! I love the simplicity of it, it worked well on my screen as I could only see the top 2 thirds of the pic, I didnt know what to expect as I scrolled down, and the green feather just.... well, worked! I am about mid way through voting and this will easily reach top ten, maybe top five??
OK, now onto the negative.. DONT RELY ON A TITLE TO MAKE A PICTURE FIT THE CHALLENGE! The pics I usually rate highest would not need a title, they would scream SILENCE out to me (is that something of a contradiction in terms?), granted they would be technically good as well, but I am from the old school of DPChallenge, where I think subject should be adhered to, not there as an afterthought. I oh so want to give this a ten, I really do, I love minimilistic work.. Oh f**k it, have a nine this time but take my comments on board.... Nince one!!! 9 marksimms
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03/07/2004 02:32:50 AM
Simply and highly effective. Love it.
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03/06/2004 08:36:53 PM
I think this needs something else
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03/06/2004 04:58:10 PM
this is a nice example of how simplicity can be used effectively. Only complaint would be border disrupts the calm white background.
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03/06/2004 04:51:32 PM
Serenity. Empty spaces. Softness. And the sound of a feather falling . . . silence. 9
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03/06/2004 01:43:02 AM
My Favorite by far... Meets the challenge and a very well taken photo, Did you take any of the feather falling, might have added some more to the silence
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03/05/2004 11:14:03 AM
Interesting image, to much white space.
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03/05/2004 06:21:19 AM
The stark white background bothers my eyes on this.
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03/05/2004 12:08:47 AM
Wonderful photo...very nice job.
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03/04/2004 09:08:35 PM
Nice high key lighting. It's difficult to get the white as clean as that and not lose the edges of your subject.
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03/04/2004 06:12:02 PM
I think this is great. Although the picture really says "soft" or "fluffy" to me more than "silence" I scored it highly.
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03/04/2004 01:13:07 PM
Nice use of negative space
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03/04/2004 05:32:56 AM
Great idea, superbly executed
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03/04/2004 12:02:27 AM
Looks like it's already fallen. Catch it falling and you've got it.
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03/03/2004 10:30:28 PM
Creative, innovative, and beatifully shot. This is very original and the use of blank space is brilliant. One of my top picks.
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03/03/2004 07:26:00 PM
I love the colour of this feather. I really love this image for this challenge. The only thing to note is that some people who vote may not scroll down to the bottom to see the whole image (I hope this doesn't happen... but I'm sure it does). I really love the composition though and wouldn't change a thing. It really stands out.
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03/03/2004 03:43:01 PM
Just a little soft on the detail, but nice composition.
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03/03/2004 02:24:40 PM
so clean and soft-8
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03/03/2004 01:01:22 PM
Very nice. Great use of negative space and the frame even fits nicely.
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03/03/2004 12:11:18 PM
Not only silence but calmness, grace, and solitude are what I'm getting from this picture. I love how the borders gradually changes color from the top to the bottom. Beautifully executed!
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03/03/2004 11:42:01 AM
I love negative space, it usually strikes me strongly. Here it's a bit overwhelming, but for the challenge of 'silence' it fits very well. Love the shadow on the feather as well. 6.
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03/03/2004 09:50:45 AM
Minimalistic, he...
But i like this. It conveys the sensation of silence through the absence of visuals and the softness of the plume.
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03/03/2004 07:43:48 AM
original idea, says silence to me!
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03/03/2004 07:13:41 AM
Thought my monitor was broken I had to scroll down to see the picture : )

Very nice, very good.

Harm
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03/03/2004 05:53:47 AM
I got yor point but the photo itself is littel bit to cheap. It doesn´t get my atention for a long time. But u get extra point for the idea of silence.
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03/03/2004 02:03:49 AM
I like this idea.
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03/03/2004 01:12:53 AM
Bravo the simplicity is a winner.
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