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Veil of Tranquility
Veil of Tranquility
bergiekat


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Best of 2008 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX DG APO IF for Canon
Location: Barksdale Airforce Base
Date: Jan 27, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/6400
Galleries: Emotive, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2009

Whoa! This will be the Kodak POTD on Feb. 24, 2010 (and the photo blog)!! OMG! All of you are the reason as you have lifted my confidence to even submit this!


This foggy location was absolutely magical! (And freezing!!) Tons of shots to choose from, but this one really appealed.

dark from the fog, but so interesting.

POST:
OMG.....omg....thank you for all of the wonderful comments, favs and votes!! This is a HUGE PB for me. To do this well in a challenge filled with beautiful shots and so much talent, I am humbled at my placement. It sat at over 7 until the last day and a half and then couldn't seem to get over the hump again. I'm absolutely over the moon with this one. This is actually a color photo, NOT a black and white conversion...the fog literally sucked the color out of the scene.

Again, thank you to everyone for enjoying this as much as I do......wow!

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 531
Avg (all users): 6.9835
Avg (commenters): 8.2632
Avg (participants): 6.9946
Avg (non-participants): 6.9483
Views since voting: 4348
Views during voting: 452
Votes: 242
Comments: 55
Favorites: 27 (view)


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01/10/2013 10:21:50 AM
Beautiful tones, reflections and scenery. Perfect balance. Nothing unnecessary in the picture. Congratulations!
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06/03/2011 07:59:04 PM
Nice top 10 photo. This could have won a ribbon in any other challenge !
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05/04/2011 04:37:47 PM
I've been looking for a spot like this for years now. When I do find one I'm either working or don't have my camera.

Beautiful image.

Oh and Hi! :)
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09/24/2010 06:13:13 AM
Simplicity at it's best!! LOVE this one!
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02/20/2010 12:05:08 AM
Gonna have to check out the Kodak site that day for sure! Congrats!
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02/03/2010 08:34:23 AM
AWESOME on every level Kat!! congrats on your being acknowledged!
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02/02/2010 08:26:24 PM
oh this one!! Awesome! I love this one! You need to update the comments with your news!
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12/31/2009 10:02:25 AM
I have this one tree on a farmer's lot that I've been spotting for years. The other day I was on my break and drove there to eat my lunch, and stare at the mountainous landscape, and that tree would have made a superb image because it was snowing lightly and it was also kind of foggy. Of course I didn't have my camera but I intend on going back to capture a similar moment in time, whenever it snows AND is foggy again. :rolleyes: I have a feeling those conditions will not be happening for a while yet... fog and snow. hmmm

This is the kind of shot I want for my living room. Very beautiful and sublime, tranquil, relaxing. Nature just has that effect on me. That's why I drive to that spot and stare at mountains on my lunch break. :)
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12/15/2009 09:23:49 PM
I believe I have fished this lake. Do you drive through that little neighborhood on the base, and it's on the left? It's been 20 years ago or more. Perfectly wonderful photo, deserves every bit of that score (and more). Belated congrats.
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07/27/2009 06:52:59 PM
Great, the really simple tones work well.
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01/26/2009 03:50:45 PM
Sweet work Kat! This is very deserving of top 10. Perfect amount of empty space and the color is great!
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01/26/2009 10:20:34 AM
This beautiful image got a 10 from me, glad to see you make top 10, Congratulations!
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01/26/2009 12:29:47 AM
This was an amazing shot. I told you it was good. Hope to see more. It is hard to believe this is actually color without conversion. I liked the other shot with the geese as well. Will be in touch. JP
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01/24/2009 12:24:47 PM
love the title almost as much as the photo!! Congratulations
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01/24/2009 06:02:57 AM
Congrats, I loved this shot, one of the few ten's I gave out.
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01/23/2009 07:44:39 PM
Great shot. One of my favorites from the challenge.
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01/23/2009 07:37:12 PM
Congrats for a well deserved top ten and a new PB. This is a beautiful picture. :)
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01/23/2009 06:47:43 PM
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!! It's truly inspiring!

Message edited by author 2009-01-23 19:33:36.
01/23/2009 06:10:17 PM
Congrats there Kat. Wow, you sure kicked some butt on this one! Did you tell them you cloned out the body floating in the swamp?? Nice job!!
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01/23/2009 04:56:34 PM
Magical indeed. Instant fav.
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01/23/2009 02:53:35 PM
This is so stunningly beautiful, it's going right into my favourites.
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01/23/2009 02:53:04 PM
DAYUM!!!!! Look at you. Out of nowhere and there you are in the top ten of a FS!!! WOOT. Fabulous image, Kat. I gave it an 8. :~)
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01/23/2009 10:19:08 AM
Congratulations! Lovely.
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01/23/2009 09:59:21 AM
Thanks a lot to you for sharing such a wonderful and powerful image, yet such peaceful!! I could stare at it for hours, I already marked it as a favorite.
Congratulations on your score and placement and your new P.B
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Yay!!!!! 10th place!!! Congratulations!!

Message edited by author 2009-01-23 13:53:58.
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01/23/2009 08:28:13 AM
HOLY CRIKES!!! Congratulations!!!!!!! If I were you, I'd be all puffed up like a turkey and strutting around like I owned the joint :) woohoo!!!!!!
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01/23/2009 06:15:45 AM
Congratulations on a new personal best. This place looks very familiar. Is it somewhere I am familiar with? That morning shoot now has two PBs. The exposure and processing make this look magical, well done Kat.
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01/23/2009 03:28:43 AM
11th in an intensely competitive challenge! An amazing photo and an fantastic achievement!
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01/23/2009 12:23:29 AM
Kat - OMG!!! This is HUGE - beautiful photo and top 20 in Best of - incredible. I bet you're excited!!! Congrats!!!!!
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01/23/2009 12:09:36 AM
GASP!!! KAT!!! Ohmygosh! I am so in awe of this photo! It is a masterpiece! A fabulous photo to grace the top spot on your profile page. Congratulations, Girlfriend! Did you take this in Dallas ???? Why didn't we get any weather that cold :)

CONGRATULATIONS!
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01/23/2009 12:04:40 AM
KAT!!

Lovely image
this was one of my favs
it is right up my alley

perfect actually!

STRONG WORK GIRL!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/22/2009 11:28:43 PM
I really like the shot, though I would have cropped closer under the reflection of the trees.
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01/22/2009 10:19:27 AM
Great shot. The bw conversion really works well on this, and I love the how the background "fades," that really gives a sense of depth to it. Overall, this shot is just wonderfully peaceful feeling.
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01/21/2009 04:25:24 PM
Lovely serene scene. Perhaps a slight rotation clockwise.
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01/21/2009 08:20:27 AM
Such a strong feeling of peace conveyed in this image. Congratulations!
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01/20/2009 05:06:51 PM
Lovely high key work. Great processing too. The border was a good choice.
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01/19/2009 10:51:30 PM
now thats a shot....maybe to much on the bottom...other wize i like the balance...like what appears to be black and white but this is a full color pic....yeah,..i hear not nothing....being in places like this many times....always wishing i had a camera with me...just great....
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01/19/2009 04:40:50 PM
gorgeous shot!
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01/19/2009 09:29:50 AM
Stunning, this is just stunning, I love your negative space, the softness, excellent black and white colour choice, sharp and detailed focus, well done
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01/18/2009 07:20:10 PM
Awesome photo. Nicely captured. 9.
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01/18/2009 06:58:53 PM
Beautiful and tranquil indeed! I love the simplicity of this. Great composition and lovely subtle PP. In my top five. 9.
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01/18/2009 02:00:48 PM
I'm not sure if it's just me, but i think the horizon line is a little off. It's still a fantastic picture though. I'm very impressed.
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01/18/2009 07:35:34 AM
love the minimalistic approach here - the mist, the smooth water, the high key treatment - very well done
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01/17/2009 04:20:18 PM
simple, elegant, this should do well
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01/17/2009 04:05:08 PM
OMG, this is simply amazing. Excellent tones, perfect composition. Bumiping up 10. Good Luck.
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01/17/2009 03:17:55 PM
nice. I like the simplicity.
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01/16/2009 06:23:20 PM
very good phot.
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01/16/2009 05:40:46 PM
Nice capture!
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01/16/2009 04:47:07 PM
Perfect.
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01/16/2009 01:40:08 PM
first impression..."ahhh" would really like to know your PP
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01/16/2009 11:04:51 AM
So calm and peaceful, lovely.
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01/16/2009 10:24:55 AM
Oh this is stunning. Stark and serene yet soothing at the same time. The tones are beautiful.
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01/16/2009 10:03:05 AM
Wow! Gorgeous!
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01/16/2009 09:22:08 AM
A lovely, serene image, good composition :)
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01/16/2009 07:45:52 AM
Wow!!! What a hoot! The very first entry up on my screen and it reminds me of my own! LOL!!! OF COURSE I think it's terrific!

Seriously, very well seen, shot, and edited. Great title for a lovely image. 9
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01/16/2009 12:08:37 AM
Wow
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