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Quietly Restful Sanctuary
Quietly Restful Sanctuary
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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Nature and Landscape
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 135mm f/2.8 Soft Focus
Location: Virginia, US
Date: May 10, 2008
Aperture: f/3.5
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/6400s
Galleries: Emotive, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 10, 2008

shot with 135mm f/2.8 with Soft Focus - I think the SF setting was at "2" at the time. The lens focuses normally, but introduces spherical aberration (if you set it to do so) that gives everything a glowing look.

It looks terrible in thumbnail, and it's what may be considered "OOF" to boot, so I'm not expecting a whole lot of appreciation - but I think it's a nice capture of a quite lovely moment, so in it goes. :)

Statistics
Place: 146 out of 194
Avg (all users): 5.3566
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.9452
Avg (non-participants): 5.7857
Views since voting: 762
Views during voting: 222
Votes: 143
Comments: 18
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06/26/2008 02:25:57 PM
I love this one! Beautiful, soft and dreamy...shows what motherhood should be in an ideal world...;-)
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05/19/2008 12:06:01 PM
Beautiful!
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05/19/2008 11:27:17 AM
quietly spectacular.
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05/19/2008 11:05:02 AM
Oh my - how gorgeous is that? It may be soft focus, but it's clear enough to see the whole ducky family as the glide across the water. WONDERFUL shot!
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05/19/2008 10:12:16 AM
This is so cool with everything oof except the ducks. It does give it a quiet restful feeling.
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05/19/2008 09:21:58 AM
I think if you did not have the duck family there then this would have been just a plain old scenic photo. I think I might have even cropped off the top (with the dark tree) to bring more focus to the ducks. I like how you used the softness to create a dreamy quality for this moment. Very nice...
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/16/2008 12:17:20 PM
seems like a soft out take....
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05/16/2008 04:29:33 AM
Ah sweet! She has ducklings! Looks like a painting, but I think the top part is too painterly and actually, I personally prefer seeing the bottom part where my eyes stay on the ducks and not the top tree. Sorry if I'm too forward.. I like your image.
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05/15/2008 11:22:57 PM
This is a perfect shot for soft focus, but pretty for any contest.
I may have cropped out the sky, it seems a bit blown out. But then takes out the tree that gives the shot a good balance. Tough call, good luck.
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05/14/2008 12:06:57 PM
A hair too soft for my liking, but a good shot regardless.
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05/13/2008 05:37:47 PM
A little too much orton effect, but it is very beautiful!
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05/13/2008 04:34:52 PM
I like the impressionistic look of this picture
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05/13/2008 01:17:12 PM
Good processing on this image. I really like the softness - it has a painterly quality about it. Nice lighting as well. Good luck in the challenge.
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05/12/2008 09:50:49 PM
Oh, with little baby duckies and everything. Very pretty scene.
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05/12/2008 09:06:08 AM
Dizzy just looking at it.
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05/12/2008 07:47:12 AM
Is this one a soft focus out-take?
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05/12/2008 06:02:39 AM
I am assuming that the softness was deliberate. It seems to work for the bottom two thirds of the image, excluding the water.
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05/12/2008 02:02:52 AM
This might have worked better for the soft focus challenge.
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