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Challenge: Dappled Light (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Mount Baker Scenic Byway
Date: May 20, 2008
Aperture: f/22
ISO: 400
Shutter: 0.5
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: May 20, 2008

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
let the sea resound, and all that is in it;
let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them.
Then all the trees of the forest will sing for joy..

Psalm 96:11-12 NIV

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Post Challenge:

I can't believe it, I got a blue ribbon and a new personal best. I really want to thank everyone for the comments, as they were much appriciated. I have never recieved that many in a challenge!!

I almost didn't submit this shot, as I wasn't sure if it would be knocked for the slow shutter speed, but hey, I am very glad I didn't second guess myself to awful much.

God bless


Statistics
Place: 1 out of 115
Avg (all users): 7.3484
Avg (commenters): 7.8846
Avg (participants): 6.8222
Avg (non-participants): 7.4830
Views since voting: 7305
Views during voting: 481
Votes: 221
Comments: 59
Favorites: 22 (view)


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01/05/2009 07:44:42 PM
Beautiful place!!! Love the green tones....
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06/04/2008 01:55:48 AM
I love the pic. You definately deserved the blue ribbon. Good job
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06/03/2008 08:48:31 PM
Congratulations!

"all the trees of the forest will sing for joy"

Indeed!
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06/02/2008 10:26:58 PM
Really striking colors.
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06/01/2008 10:26:38 AM
Stunning image, congrat's on your blue!
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05/30/2008 07:49:20 AM
great, thumb does not do justice to this photo but in larger scale it shows it's full beauty

congratulations, excellent work
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05/30/2008 01:36:12 AM
congratulations!!! lovely photo, great work

i dont understand, how is possible to vote this photo with a one point, every point of view its respectable... but just one point
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05/29/2008 07:14:30 PM
Congrats on the Blue and Personal Best!! Gorgeous scene, beautiful work!
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05/29/2008 01:32:07 PM
Every time I look at this capture I enjoy it even more than the last. AMAZING JOB!!!! Brilliant setup, perfect frame and truly surreal shot of nature!!!
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05/29/2008 01:58:28 AM
Whoa, Dude! You got a blue! Must have learned something hanging with me on the Redock GTG. Ok, maybe I need to learn from you. Great image. Congratulations.
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05/28/2008 02:59:24 PM
Very nice photograph.You really cant enjoy it unless you enlarge the photo.You shoot the water at 1/2 second.I have just gotten 17~40L Canon lens.Can I ask you a guestion?How do I get on this site?
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05/28/2008 02:58:16 PM
Lovely forest scene...the water looks almost nuclear it is so smooth

Congrats on the BLUE

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05/28/2008 01:09:46 PM
Congrats on the Blue (and your new PB) Michael! Glad you decided to submit it... great image :O)
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05/28/2008 01:02:07 PM
This photo is spectacular, beautiful and quite melodic! What a magical scene! Congratulations on your Ribbon!!! I'm thrilled for you!
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05/28/2008 12:47:33 PM
Grats on your first blue! Great shot!
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05/28/2008 11:54:43 AM
hey congrats on your first blue and personal best! Long overdue. This is a brilliant image.
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05/28/2008 11:50:26 AM
Nicely done.
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05/28/2008 10:13:59 AM
Woo Hoo Michael! Way to GO! Beautiful. Beautiful. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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05/28/2008 08:27:13 AM
The deserved winner...excellent Michael
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05/28/2008 04:45:52 AM
congrats

Message edited by author 2008-05-28 04:52:21.
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05/28/2008 04:24:27 AM
awesome scene!
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05/28/2008 02:11:24 AM
The added colour and light in the background sets this apart from the other water flowing shots that I've seen. Not that they are bad, but this is extra good. Congrats on a well deserved Blue.
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05/28/2008 02:04:08 AM
DUDE!! and to think I gave this a 1. ;-) {kidding}
Congrats!!
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05/28/2008 01:50:07 AM
Congrats dude! Wear your blue with pride!
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05/28/2008 01:31:10 AM
absolutely beautiful .. congratulations on a brilliant photograph and a first place in the challenge .. :) .. STUNNING .. :)
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05/28/2008 01:03:22 AM
Congrats! Beautiful shot and a great score to go with your nice blue ribbon. :)
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05/28/2008 12:56:44 AM
WTG, Michael! Beautiful shot. Congrats on your first ribbon and PB.
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05/28/2008 12:42:57 AM
Well done. I love the progression of light in this shot.
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05/28/2008 12:19:59 AM
Congratulations! Beautifully captured.
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05/28/2008 12:11:32 AM
Congratulations on the blue, good shot.
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05/28/2008 12:07:17 AM
Congratualtions on the blue ribbon. It's certaily a serene shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/27/2008 11:32:37 PM
Absolutely gorgeous and the dappled light is a big art of the beauty of the scene. Nicely composed and nice detail in the light and dark areas. Perfect shot for this challenge.
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05/27/2008 05:13:34 PM
would like to have seen the levels reduced a bit, still a good photo. 7
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05/27/2008 01:05:21 PM
ohh, very nice, very nice. Love the exposure control, 8 gl
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05/26/2008 10:18:48 PM
Excellent composition though the saturation is pumped a bit high on my side. Good control of the white highlights on the water. Good luck!
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05/26/2008 07:47:27 PM
Very nice photograph. The water looks beautiful and the colors really stand out.
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05/25/2008 09:00:40 PM
Looks like a mystic forest from a Harry Potter novel.
Just beautiful.
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05/24/2008 04:59:32 PM
This is a nice, peaceful scene, and well photographed too. The lighting fits the challege criteria nicely.
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05/24/2008 03:57:56 PM
Very pretty, lovely colors.
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05/24/2008 03:41:21 PM
Beautiful colors and nicely exposed.
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05/24/2008 09:15:53 AM
I have tried and tried to do something like this. One day maybe. Fantastic.
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05/24/2008 02:35:43 AM
This is probably the best one in the challenge...good luck...bumping to 9
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05/23/2008 11:56:25 AM
Pretty scene, exposed nicely. I feel that a touch more sharpening may have benefited you but that's just my personal preference.
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05/23/2008 11:11:53 AM
Beautiful shot, the water looks very mystical. This will do well.
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05/23/2008 11:11:47 AM
I'm sure there are lots of people that will point out that this shot has been done thousands of times before but you've done it very well. Great shot!
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05/23/2008 07:15:57 AM
Lovely capture, soft and beautiful; its amazing to think places like this are really out there!
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05/23/2008 06:17:37 AM
very beautiful - great photo
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05/22/2008 10:50:50 PM
Very, very good. Wonderful color and light. I love the slow shutter speed to make the stream silky.
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05/22/2008 02:39:05 PM
I like your picture. Good colors.
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05/22/2008 11:56:04 AM
Best I've seen so far. Hope the long exposure doesn't feel gimmicky to the others. 9
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05/22/2008 04:39:57 AM
Spectacular! I love this!
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05/22/2008 01:11:40 AM
Very nice! Fantastic composition!
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05/21/2008 08:59:10 PM
Drop dead gorgeous.
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05/21/2008 05:34:30 PM
So juicy. Almost oersaturated. Good try on long exposure. Like from the child fairytale.
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05/21/2008 04:23:57 PM
great exposure. brilliant color. dappled light? hmmm.
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05/21/2008 04:18:31 PM
A great photograph! I love the colours and the lighting. The fluffy white water contrast nicely with the sharp trees. Very nice!
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05/21/2008 03:08:50 PM
Superb - nothing more to add.
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05/21/2008 01:53:15 PM
great exposure, looks almost like hdr.
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05/21/2008 12:29:23 PM
My oh my, absolutely delicious, my favorite so far. Spot on with the challenge and gorgeous to boot. Well done! 8.
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