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The Reflecting Pool
The Reflecting Pool

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Groton, CT
Date: Feb 26, 2009
Aperture: f16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 4 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 26, 2009

taken at my favorite nearby location, Avery Point, in Groton, CT. Used a 3-stop soft ND filter. Set-up the tripod, then waited for about an hour for the show to happen. Was a little cold, but I think it was worth it!

Opened RAW in LR, adjusting WB, vibrance, and saturation. Exported to CS3 (just got lightroom, so I don't know how to use it well enough to do all my editing there). Dupe layer for shadow/highlight adjustment, layers for levels and curves. Dupe layer in soft light mode, adjusting opacity, to bring more light into the foreground. Cloned out a small lighthouse on the horizon, a shrub, a bit of flare, as well as small distractions in the reflection and a couple of dust spots. Merged down, then sharpened using the Adamus tip (resized image to 1500 px, Sharpen 2x, resize to 720. (This method works great, BTW). Save for Web.

Place: 22 out of 436
Avg (all users): 6.4938
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3839
Avg (non-participants): 6.7500
Views since voting: 1193
Views during voting: 267
Votes: 160
Comments: 8
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/08/2009 12:21:23 AM
Very pretty - the reflection and the tree are both the bomb.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2009 10:30:37 PM
Very beautiful colors nice hue could reflection and water
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03/07/2009 06:18:09 PM
Picture perfect: 10
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03/04/2009 07:18:36 PM
I like the clouds reflection in the water and the colors 10
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03/04/2009 10:56:47 AM
great shot, love the name
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03/02/2009 05:37:24 PM
Simply beautiful, I have a shot similar to this in this challenge. I like yours better.9
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03/01/2009 05:17:32 PM
Beautiful reflection, I like the calmness of the water, good composition.
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03/01/2009 11:19:12 AM
love the reflection in the water
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