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River Dream
River Dream
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Challenge: Soft Focus IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Snohomish River, Lowell Washington
Date: May 8, 2008
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2008

Retake of my first challenge entry. Used an old ND filter and smeared it with Vasiline. Took me awhile to get the effect right and some of the shots honestly looked like acid trips :-)

I have this problem of shooting the same things over and over again. I say it is a problem because I live in such a diverse and beautiful area, I should be able to produce unique shots; ones I haven't visited over and over and over...I guess by doing this, I can see how the light plays at different times of day and different times of year. That is what photography is all about though, light and seeing the light and how it plays into the scene. I think once we get passed the subjects and focus more on the light, that is when our photos really stand out.

Anyway, thank you everyone for the wonderful comments they are much appriciated as always...

God bless

Statistics
Place: 5 out of 203
Avg (all users): 6.7592
Avg (commenters): 7.3846
Avg (participants): 6.6271
Avg (non-participants): 6.8182
Views since voting: 2210
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 191
Comments: 19
Favorites: 2 (view)


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05/26/2008 07:34:18 PM
Well done! It really feels dreamy. Congrats on the top 5!
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05/24/2008 03:01:48 AM
just having a look thru your portfolio and this one jumped right out at me ... how wonderful it is when a promising thumb delivers so much more .. this is so beautiful .. the lighting you talk about is absolutely perfect in this photograph .. and vaseline on the filter has given you an incredibly excellent result ..
congratulations on your 5th place !! which i only noticed after making most of this comment ..
and yes you do live in the most beautiful area .. where i live is pretty yuk by comparison .. makes you get good at close-ups coz the scenery can be a bit ordinary .. well compared to this sort'v place anyway .. australia's gum trees just arent that attractive ..
i should get out more .. the firetrail is becoming a bit overdone .. !!.. and yet as you would find when you photograph a scene a few times, you can never re-create the exact conditions or image .. :)
& thankyou so much for you comment in pic your fav pik .. :)
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05/22/2008 02:06:33 AM
Congrats on 5th Michael! The yellow was a nice foil for the deep blue sky.
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05/21/2008 01:56:44 PM
Michael! How utterly ethereal and fabulous! Congratulations on 5th place!

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05/21/2008 09:11:53 AM
congrats on the HM...this is great for the challenge...gave it an 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/19/2008 11:37:32 PM
A little too soft on the edges
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05/19/2008 05:06:52 PM
This seems so familiar -- have I seen it in another challenge? Anyway, very nice, though I think the frame is a little heavy for the subject. I'll be back later to bump this up. :-)
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05/19/2008 04:30:22 AM
Nicely done, helps to draw attention to the yellow house.
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05/16/2008 03:31:40 PM
One of my favorites. 9
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05/16/2008 12:27:20 AM
dreamy
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05/15/2008 10:26:14 PM
Awesomely beautiful. Fantastic find, well done. 10!!!
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05/15/2008 04:46:55 PM
10 and 10 and 10 no less ...... wooow
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05/15/2008 08:08:00 AM
Wonderful shot, great subject , nice lighting. 8
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05/14/2008 10:38:23 PM
I like the reflection of the clouds in the water.....
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05/14/2008 12:48:17 PM
great reflection shot
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05/14/2008 12:10:36 PM
the righthand side is sft focus the rest is sharp
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05/14/2008 08:19:10 AM
Cool scene. The blurring looks almost selective. Very pleasing shot. My tendency would be to make the greens more vibrant green, but this stands strong as is.
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05/14/2008 07:47:15 AM
lovely, it really looks like a dream 8
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05/14/2008 07:30:55 AM
wow, the left side seems more soft in focus then the right with the house
you have the theme
good luck
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