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Calm Waters in the Morning Fog
3rd PlaceCalm Waters in the Morning Fog

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Zen Photography II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Port Dalhousie
Date: Jun 19, 2009
Aperture: f5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Jun 19, 2009

Woo-Hoooo! A first ribbon. Thanks for all the nice comments. Much appreciated.
I woke up that morning, looked out the window and saw the fog and new exactly where I wanted to go. I had to wait a bit for the swan though. He was just outside of the frame fixing his feathers. I'm glad I waited.

Place: 3 out of 146
Avg (all users): 6.8013
Avg (commenters): 8.1333
Avg (participants): 6.7500
Avg (non-participants): 6.8391
Views since voting: 4800
Views during voting: 336
Votes: 151
Comments: 46
Favorites: 12 (view)

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12/26/2009 10:28:19 AM
Absolutely gorgeous shot and the processing is supurb.
06/30/2009 11:52:55 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon!! A beautiful and peaceful photo.
06/30/2009 05:44:52 AM
Congratulation on your very first ribbon .. now you are hocked :)
06/30/2009 02:09:10 AM
the goose fixed his feathers because he knew you are going to take a photo...
06/29/2009 09:13:37 PM
Nice shot congrats
06/29/2009 04:41:33 PM
Congrats! Wonderful!
06/29/2009 04:38:41 PM
Great shot. The swan really adds to the composition.
06/29/2009 03:48:22 PM
Love it! Congratulations!
06/29/2009 11:38:04 AM
I'm glad you waited on the swan. He's perfect there. Congrats on your first ribbon! It's a lovely shot!
06/29/2009 09:54:15 AM
Doug, mega congratulations on winning 3rd place with this stunning photo! It was one of my favorites in the challenge, and I'm so happy it won you your first (of many I'm sure) ribbons :)

06/29/2009 09:18:47 AM
Beautiful and so well done. I loved this the moment I gazed upon it. Gorgeous softness and lovely warmth. Congrats.
06/29/2009 09:15:47 AM
That was your lucky morning you got a beautiful image. I love it!! Congrats on your Yellow Ribbon.
06/29/2009 08:24:18 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
06/29/2009 07:17:11 AM
I like the color in this
06/29/2009 06:42:44 AM
Love the tone. Well done. Congrats on your first ribbon.
06/29/2009 06:30:58 AM
Wow very nice Doug, congrats on your first ribbon.
06/29/2009 05:19:22 AM
I'd say it was worth waiting on the swan. You owe him/her a nice snack next time you visit. Congrats on the first ribbon!
06/29/2009 04:51:47 AM
congrats on your first
06/29/2009 02:16:17 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats on the ribbon!
06/29/2009 01:05:02 AM
Outstanding atmosphere - congrats on your ribbon!
06/29/2009 12:37:45 AM
I love the mood and composition of this shot. Congrats on your ribbon.
06/29/2009 12:37:31 AM
Glad this won a ribbon, great work.
06/29/2009 12:17:43 AM
Gorgeous image. Many congratulations on your first ribbon, Doug.
06/29/2009 12:16:35 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! A very serene scene indeed. Excellent job.
06/29/2009 12:12:36 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon! One of my faves in the challenge.
06/29/2009 12:09:04 AM
what an incredible shot! Congrats on the ribbon! And a first ribbon too -- awesome!

Message edited by author 2009-06-29 00:09:35.
06/29/2009 12:07:45 AM
Congrats on the yellow !!! This shot is just wonderful
06/29/2009 12:07:06 AM
Well done!
06/29/2009 12:05:01 AM
I love this one! (I'm partial to foggy shots!) The simplistic composition is great and I like the tone. Congrats on your ribbon!!
06/29/2009 12:03:28 AM
excellent ribbon, well done! Congrats on your first
 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/28/2009 10:38:49 PM
Beautiful capture. So peaceful and serene. Definitely a calming scene.
06/28/2009 08:49:15 PM
a bridge of boats
a swan of water
a water of cloud
06/28/2009 04:26:59 PM
Soft & nice. - 7
06/23/2009 10:14:07 PM
This IMHO is great !! I can hear the silence and see the silence. The toning is appropriate. Composition top notch. Balance of sharpness & softness is just right. I half expect some big boat to emerge from the fog and break all the silence. Brilliant. 1st 10 so far.
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06/23/2009 03:40:12 PM
Either peaceful, or the setting for a Stephen King book. :) I like this shot, very soft and easy to look at. Nice composition. Meets the challenge well.
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06/23/2009 11:22:34 AM
One of the most zen photos in the challenge, IMO. I don't usually notice or really care for borders, but the one rocks. 9
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06/22/2009 10:03:11 PM
Wow, what an amazing capture the lovely foggy scene with reflection AND a swan ... what a lucky (and beautifully captured) find. 8
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06/22/2009 09:16:36 PM
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06/22/2009 05:04:16 PM
Soft, calming colors, good composition and I like the simple framing. Very well done and one of my top three picks. Good luck.
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06/22/2009 04:06:21 PM
this is SO peacful and lovely
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06/22/2009 01:22:28 PM
Looks like ribbon material to me.
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06/22/2009 08:03:55 AM
Soft, feels like early morning calm.
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06/22/2009 03:22:12 AM
nice fog shot
06/22/2009 12:53:01 AM
The balance with the swan creating the diagonal line to the boats. WOW 8
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06/22/2009 12:41:50 AM
06/22/2009 12:14:33 AM
Moving. 8

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