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On Groton Pond
On Groton Pond

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Challenge: Morning II (Basic Editing)
Collection: Vermont
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 Di II LD Aspherical (IF) for Nikon
Location: Groton Pond, Vermont
Date: Aug 3, 2008
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: .5s
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Aug 4, 2008

Early morning view of the lake where my wife's family has a cottage. We drove for 12 hours yesterday,only to arrive in pouring rain. This morning I was tossing and turning, saw it was 6 am, and scrambled to get up quickly. I normally sleep until 10 up here, so this was an unusual event!

Two and a half hours later, everyone else was just getting up and I had several great shots, including this one.

The color comes from a graduated orange filter on my new Cokin P filter holder.

I'm especially pleased because I'm just starting to learn to include foreground elements in landscape shots.

Here's a shot of the cottage from a bit to the right, looking back to the left. In fact, where I shot my entry is at the lower right corner of this one:
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A few days after this entry, the "Your Occupation" challenge started, so I sat on the rock with my laptop:
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Post-challenge: Once again, I love the score and placement. :)

With this entry, I survived week 2 of the Better than Average side tourney, where we have to beat our own overall average score. My target this week was 5.6906.

Place: 14 out of 155
Avg (all users): 6.3490
Avg (commenters): 7.4286
Avg (participants): 6.0000
Avg (non-participants): 6.4558
Views since voting: 1221
Views during voting: 278
Votes: 192
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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08/25/2008 09:23:42 AM
Holy ****! This is beautiful! Well captured, mate!
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08/13/2008 10:06:33 AM
A fabulously beautiful morning indeed!

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08/13/2008 06:41:51 AM
Jeff, Congrats on the great finish. I really loved the colors and the feel of this shot. I really loved the point of view in this shot. Nice capture.
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08/13/2008 06:23:42 AM
Lovely! Very much worth getting up early for. Congrats on another excellent score, excellent placing! You're on quite the roll these days!
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08/13/2008 05:46:25 AM
Jeff - I loved this one during voting...and now I know why....it's of my favorite state in the whole country. Really nice work, interesting perspective and great sky.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/12/2008 04:48:31 PM
Great sky
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08/12/2008 11:15:24 AM
CT? Beautiful colors and tones.
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08/10/2008 06:27:09 PM
Striking sky.
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08/09/2008 10:42:46 PM
Love the simplicity and color. Bumping up. 9
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08/08/2008 11:11:48 AM
Google says it's in Vermont. I say give it a 9
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08/07/2008 01:27:16 AM
Dramatic light & colors.
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08/06/2008 04:51:00 AM
Very nice colours
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