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Raining Feathers
3rd PlaceRaining Feathers
rjkstesch


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Silence II (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: West Valley City, Utah
Date: Jan 27, 2009
Aperture: f19
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Date Uploaded: Jan 27, 2009

Thanks to everyone for the thoughts and comments.

This is amazing! It took 1 year to get the 1st ribbon, 3.5 years to get the second, and now another ribbon in a week. I'm in shock.

With all the snow we've had, I thought of the silence of falling snow - but it's tough to photograph. Maybe a cotton on cotton, a marshmallow on cotton, and with that came a feather on cotton and finally a feather on feathers. My head was stuck around the white objects, so even though I tried it with a colored feather, I liked the white on white.

I did try it with more contrast, but liked the high key image better.
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Statistics
Place: 3 out of 178
Avg (all users): 6.7797
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 6.5333
Avg (non-participants): 6.8683
Views since voting: 7548
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 227
Comments: 48
Favorites: 15 (view)


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02/10/2009 07:39:53 AM
Congratz on the 3rd place. I knew this shot would more then likely ribbon.
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02/09/2009 01:49:40 PM
I love how soft this is, beautiful lighting and love the one floating feather. Congratulations on your yellow ribbon. Gave this one a 10 during voting.
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02/06/2009 10:33:39 PM
Great choice with the high key.
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02/06/2009 04:23:15 PM
Beautiful shot, congrats!
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02/06/2009 01:37:27 PM
I thought I saw you here not long ago. Well congratulations. I think the subject and rendition (White-on-white, Soft focus, etc.) made this fit the Challenge theme even more. Try some more B/W.
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02/05/2009 05:13:38 PM
Jackpot! (3 yellows) :) Congrats - great job!
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02/04/2009 07:29:58 PM
Beautiful shot - I immediately pictured it with a white kitten trying to catch falling feathers - now there would be another lovely shot too - you have captured a lovely range of gentle tones from near white to mid/darker gray, and how delightful an image -very well done
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02/04/2009 05:04:06 PM
Lovely image, Congrats!
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02/04/2009 10:57:31 AM
Way to go Becky, nice work and congrats!
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02/04/2009 10:17:29 AM
This is the best of the top 3.
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02/04/2009 10:02:33 AM
Oh this is so amazing! I am in love with this photo. Keep turning out photography like this and you'll be like Irene with a ribbon or two every week :) Congratulations. Your award winning photography is most deserving!

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02/04/2009 09:03:06 AM
Great shot, congrats on the yellow ribbon Rebecca!
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02/04/2009 08:12:07 AM
BEAUTIFUL................ love shez
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02/04/2009 07:32:49 AM
Perfect. I think you made the right choice. Congrats on the ribbon!
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02/04/2009 05:23:09 AM
Well look at you go girl, congrats
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02/04/2009 01:31:19 AM
congrats on the ribbon with a wonderful image
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02/04/2009 01:15:21 AM
Wow! Becky this is a beautiful, delicate, gentle, soft image that fitted the challenge perfectly, but it also has a timeless quality that will stand the test of time. I love the processing. Congrats on a ribbon!

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02/04/2009 01:12:30 AM
Beautiful shot!
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02/04/2009 01:04:22 AM
You are on a roll!
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02/04/2009 12:49:05 AM
WTG, Rebecca. White on white is just perfect for this. Gorgeous shot and big congrats on the ribbon.
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02/04/2009 12:40:57 AM
Daaaaang, Girl! Now it's time to jump off the Yellow and move up! Good Job!!
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02/04/2009 12:23:21 AM
You're on a roll - congrats on your back to back ribbons!!
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02/04/2009 12:04:38 AM
Two ribbons in a row. (you go girl) Outstanding work!
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02/04/2009 12:03:18 AM
Love this! Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/03/2009 04:04:15 PM
Very soft feeling. Nice.
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02/03/2009 01:09:55 AM
Woah! Cool!
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02/02/2009 11:13:59 PM
it's always so peaceful when it's raining feathers. i like to sit out on the porch and enjoy the stillness and calm. (until the wind starts blowing)
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02/02/2009 04:43:33 PM
Very quiet, very nice. I like that you went with a bright image, as most are equating silence with darkness. Very nice image.

_Nathanael
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02/02/2009 03:48:07 PM
This has got to be a winner - what amazing, skillful lighting. You've made the feathers look as though they are made of the essense of air, and could disolve back at any moment... Beautiful.
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02/01/2009 06:17:14 PM
Great shot... actually captures the idea of silence with motion. One of my favorites!
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02/01/2009 09:24:59 AM
Absolutely beautiful shot and I love the lighting and the lightness of it all. I know that feathers falling don't make a sound but the image conveys to me more a feeling of softness and lightness then silence.

If the theme had been "Softness,Gentleness or Lightness" I would have given it a 9 or maybe even a 10.
Still it's very well done and comes close enough to conveying the idea of silence as well to deserve an 8.
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02/01/2009 03:50:51 AM
so soft... good concept
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01/31/2009 05:10:39 AM
love this lighting is spot on and the white on white is brilliant
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01/30/2009 05:47:28 PM
This is one of the few that actually says 'silence' to me. creative shot. i like the soft contrast too. very nice.
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01/30/2009 05:46:24 PM
Beautiful tones, textures & lighting. This is one of my favorites in this challenge as I can't hear anything except silence from this frame (excluding a sneeze shortly after shooting).
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01/30/2009 05:55:36 AM
i love the idea!! excellent title
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01/29/2009 11:24:17 PM
Love the high key. you should do well. 8
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01/29/2009 10:20:08 PM
Can't think of a thing anymore silent than this. Love the lighting, well done.
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01/29/2009 06:27:19 PM
Well thought of, nicely executed, if anything it's a little too flat, monochromatic.
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01/29/2009 02:27:50 PM
wrong it doesnt rain feathers
01/29/2009 03:40:43 AM
Creative!
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01/28/2009 07:50:37 PM
Nice lighting.
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01/28/2009 06:26:03 PM
GREAT idea. A bit more contrast would help. The haziness is detracting for me.
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01/28/2009 10:20:31 AM
Good idea and well executed and presented. This should do well. In this case, softness is silence. Great composition and eye pleasing exposure.
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01/28/2009 04:40:57 AM
Great idea and perfect excecution. The kind of image I aspire to take one day. Top 3 I hope. Well done.
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01/28/2009 04:40:39 AM
THis is actually quite a sweet image - but its doesnt feel `contrasty` enough.. Such a shame as I reckon you could of done VERY well with this.. still giving it a 7.
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01/28/2009 03:05:33 AM
and the winner is...10
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01/28/2009 12:59:58 AM
absolutely amazing photo! Great work!
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