DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
Mystical Lake
Mystical Lake

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-01 (Advanced Editing VI ("Time Lapse"))
Collection: 2008 Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Mogadore, Ohio
Date: Jan 13, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Nature, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2008

Was coming home from dinner with my wife when I saw this lake filled with mist, and the snow was really coming down. I floored it home, grabbed my camera and came back to it. Took about 5 shots because it was getting so dark. Not one of my best shots, but I love the mist in the shot. It was hard to get anything sharp because of the snow was coming down like crazy. Did the best I could to save it. Hope everyone likes.

Shot in Raw
WB, Sharpen, Curves, Used Photomatix, Tonemapped
In Jpeg
Crop, Hue & Saturation, Curves, USM, Selective Color, Used a Gothic Glow, Neat Image, Add Border, Resize, Sharpen, Save for Web

Place: 27 out of 428
Avg (all users): 6.5000
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.5534
Avg (non-participants): 6.3721
Views since voting: 2915
Views during voting: 240
Votes: 146
Comments: 13
Favorites: 11 (view)

Please log in or register to add your comments!

02/08/2008 10:25:55 AM
This is very pretty. I love the soft glow of the picture and the smooth and glossy features of the reflection. How nice of the geese to fly in for you at that moment lol. Very nice!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2008 10:24:34 AM
Very 'Watercolour' really like this shot, nice finish too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2008 09:06:51 AM
Nice finish. Really dream-like!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2008 08:58:31 AM
It's refreshing to see such a beautiful, soft shot like this at DPC. IMO it has been very under-valued in the scoring, but that's just the way it goes in the land of sharp-sharp-sharp. It's serene and moody in a way very few shots at DPC are. I've been wanting to get a shot of this ilk for a long time, but I'm not nearly there yet. Congrats on this wonderful work of art.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2008 07:23:52 AM
I also thought this was the best in the challenge. Nice work,

  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/08/2008 01:17:07 AM
My Favourite in the challenge, brillinat atmospheric shot.......
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2008 12:13:17 PM
A beautiful shot, a little to soft, but very pleasing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2008 07:32:48 PM
yes now we're r talking, this is very cool
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/02/2008 03:20:44 PM
How surreal. This is very dreamy looking. I would have cloned out the black thing between the trees on the right.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2008 09:52:36 PM
Nice soft and beautiful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2008 04:56:53 PM
I like the soft focus, misty look. Its what it would look like at 5am in the summer.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2008 08:52:13 AM
overall too soft for my taste. due to lack of contrast it doesn't feel mystical
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/01/2008 03:01:07 AM
a tad to soft, IMO, but beautiful
  Photographer found comment helpful.

Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2021 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 06/19/2021 03:29:09 AM EDT.