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Challenge: Water III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Senses
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: Kittatinny, NJ
Date: Apr 13, 2008
Aperture: 20
ISO: 200
Shutter: 13
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2008

those camera settings are crazy. I don't know how this one turned out sharp! I used levels, which brought up the contrast a lot, then I bumped the saturation a little, then I used curves to bump the contrast a little more. This is just lake water flowing over a rock or a root.

aw, shucks. I've really loved the comments y'all have given me. I couldn't believe how beautiful this picture looked when I opened it up and fixed the levels. I forgot to mention that I cropped it and flipped it to get a more compelling composition.

Did someone say prints? I'll figure out how to do that!

Place: 99 out of 207
Avg (all users): 5.7195
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.6716
Avg (non-participants): 5.7526
Views since voting: 1107
Views during voting: 326
Votes: 164
Comments: 29
Favorites: 11 (view)

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01/26/2013 10:22:39 PM
Amazing! Congrats!
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01/12/2013 05:30:55 PM
This is beautiful. I absolutly love the colours, tones and texters! I'm adding it to my fav's.
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02/23/2009 06:12:46 PM
I like the way this came out. The Rebel XT has a strange way of maintaining a degree of sharpness when shooting motion pans or long exposures particularly if you hold the camera still for a portion of the exposure.

I've had some extraordinary results with rushing water:

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Blame it on the Rebel. ;-)
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01/03/2009 05:24:22 PM
Fantastic! Surprise to learn what it really is - I could swear you superimposed a pencil drawing over it.
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05/07/2008 09:51:06 PM
what a lovely dynamic and colorful image!
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05/07/2008 09:42:28 PM
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04/22/2008 07:25:04 PM
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Message edited by author 2008-04-22 19:25:18.
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04/21/2008 05:49:11 PM
Don this is beautiful. I could look at it all day.
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04/21/2008 04:15:44 PM
How do you always take pictures of words, and why can I almost, but not quite hear them, never more than a whisper? I almost heard them, then it was quiet . . .

Did I say "wow" already? No? Well, wow.
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04/21/2008 04:15:33 PM
The faces change and shift as you watch. It's fascinating. Make a print available, please.

Message edited by author 2008-04-21 16:24:19.
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04/21/2008 04:01:36 PM
who is that young girl in the middle surrounded by all those
adoring faces?
what a show
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04/21/2008 03:32:47 PM
Don, this is a fantastic shot. I love the abstract feel to it and I can't believe you scored as high as you did with such a good image (Note the sarcasm).
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04/21/2008 03:30:40 PM
I planned on coming back after the challenge to see if this was an actual face reflection or not. What a beautiful gift you were given for this shot.
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04/21/2008 02:54:40 PM
Beautiful abstract. I love the colors, light, and ripples. And the threads throughout really make it, IMO, giving it definition.
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04/21/2008 09:05:34 AM
Very cool abstract! Adding to favs!
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04/21/2008 04:50:26 AM
Hey, the commenters got it right yet again! This one belongs in a gallery (art, not shooting). You're an idiot if you don't give yourself an award for this (or at least way too humble).
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04/21/2008 12:48:14 AM
I'll give you back one of your ribbons for this. Congrats on the ZZ6.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2008 05:11:51 PM
Absolutely incredible concept! Good luck with this one. I'm hoping you win with this!
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04/19/2008 08:00:54 PM
Energy/Range/Story: 6/5/6
Composition/perspective/manner: 6/-/6
Presentation: 6
Total: 6.1
Vote: 6

Remarks: a multi-tiered whirlpool of drawn colour and tone, kempt by wisps and disturbed by shafts of exquisite light. Scale-like patterns are both forming and dissolving, not without direction and definition, while a myriad of lines appear as drawn funnels of a gaseous whole, exhibiting sectional patterns in flux. A slate middle ground overlays much of the image, except where the most gorgeous cyans shine through suggesting a virtual space underlying the background. Where the motion becomes chaotic, it is imbued as if with blood, writhing and rising from an ambiguity of somber, muddied tones forward, toward the viewer, falling to air.

A less ambiguous minutia appears to be figurative, as an Easter egg that looks like a worm or a portion of a thin branch bathing in twilight. I'd say "hurrah", if only there was another image like this one (or several) as part of a larger exhibit that would give the one in front of me a context.

As it is, I cannot, in good conscience, attempt to assign a value to this photo that isn't quite arbitrary.
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04/19/2008 09:03:02 AM
Mmmm. Incredible abstract and what a face! It has the feel of colored glass and it's so rich with color and texture that I could hang it on my wall and look at it over and over again. The only nipicky thing I might alter is the white spot along the left edge, but even with that this is awesome! Good luck in voting and congratulations on a great shot.
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04/18/2008 11:07:56 AM
This is great, I don't think it'll do as well as it deserves on here though.
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04/17/2008 05:47:11 PM
Definitely an engaging photo - enigmatic with some interesting texture. No need for explanation - just leave it to imagination!
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04/15/2008 08:11:33 PM
I suspect this might not score well here, but I find it to be a wonderful and dynamic abstract 8
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04/15/2008 08:46:30 AM
to me it looks like miss piggy behind a fountain but I could be wrong -8
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04/14/2008 03:20:55 PM
I don't know what this is, but I like it. You are creative and daring to submit an image like this.
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04/14/2008 01:11:34 PM
i like the colors and the patterns, but i find the shot to be a bit too abstract
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04/14/2008 10:42:10 AM
Great abstract!
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04/14/2008 12:48:40 AM
Wow. Did you take it from above? I wonder whre was the picture taken.
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04/14/2008 12:31:32 AM
This is so, so, SO beautiful!
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