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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nine (Basic Editing)
Collection: 2009
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Derwent water, Keswick, Cumbria
Date: Sep 12, 2009
Aperture: F16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 3.2 secs
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 15, 2009

Early morning at Derwent Water...it was supposed to be a sunrise shoot but it took so long for the sun to burn through the mist/fog that we had to find other stuff to shoot in the meantime!!

Editing:

Converted from RAW
Ran it through silver efex pro to convert to black and white
Cloned out dust spot
Resized
Sharpened
Saved for web

[Sep. 19th, 2009 09:34:48 AM]

Sitting at 7.3507 at the moment and I still can't believe how well this shot is doing! I have a passion for being outdoors with my camera but because of my health I very rarely get the chance to do so. My best friend and photography buddy ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ecce Signum is my link to opportunities like this...or maybe I should say my driver? ;-) It's good to have friends...even if they aren't happy you're beating their highest score ;-)

[Sep. 22nd, 2009 04:37:40 PM]

Well, I'll (hopefully) be asleep when voting finishes so will have to hope I hang on to the 7.4 :-) Thanks to the voters for a great week :-)

*****

Thanks to everyone who voted and left me a comment, it was a great week watching my score climb and I am chuffed to bits to have got the blue :-)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 165
Avg (all users): 7.3827
Avg (commenters): 8.4500
Avg (participants): 7.2500
Avg (non-participants): 7.4357
Views since voting: 5544
Views during voting: 407
Votes: 196
Comments: 82
Favorites: 17 (view)


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05/30/2012 08:31:59 PM
THIS IS TOTALLY AMAZING PHOTO FOR THIS CHALLENGE. IT WOULD ALSO BE A GREAT IMAGE FOR ZEN RE THE CALMNESS AND SPIRITUAL FEELING IT GIVES ME XOX LOVE IT XOX FROM SHEZ
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09/29/2009 11:11:46 AM
Oh my god, that's fantastic :-) Couldn't think of a better person to deserve it, well done Nat.
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09/28/2009 07:29:08 PM
Well look at you all dressed in blue. many congrats Talj
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09/28/2009 02:23:00 PM
Dayam Talj ... that is SO ZEN and gorgeous besides !
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09/28/2009 12:56:07 PM
Nice peaceful shot. COngratulatios on your first First Place ribbon!
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09/28/2009 08:45:31 AM
Huge congrats! Wonderful photo. And thanks to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Ecce Signum for transportation that resulted in this masterpiece.
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09/26/2009 04:06:19 PM
Really beautiful shot Natalya and such a deserved blue. Stunning.
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09/26/2009 11:35:43 AM
Congrats on the blue!
I like the natural soft light

Message edited by author 2009-09-26 11:37:27.
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09/24/2009 09:33:29 PM
Congrats! This is fantastic!
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09/24/2009 06:46:18 PM
Hey you fabulous Femme Fatale you! Look at you go! Congratulations on the new PB and the blue. I haven't been voting much lately but I would have helped you keep a 7.4 if I did! Beautiful image and it's great to see ya!
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09/24/2009 04:36:06 PM
Hey look at you !

Many congrats on your Blue and your new PB
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09/24/2009 02:36:24 PM
I count 18!

Nonetheless, very nicely done. Would make a nice print.
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09/24/2009 01:02:51 PM
Hauntingly beautiful photo - Congratulations on the blue ribbon!
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09/24/2009 12:12:07 PM
Natalya, congratulations on this beautiful photo and the ribbon!!!
Well done!
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09/24/2009 07:49:43 AM
What a beautiful image, congratulations on your ribbon!
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09/23/2009 10:33:55 PM
Talj, I am so darned happy for you! Such a great score with this gorgeous minimalist study, and 'grats on beating Andi too.
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09/23/2009 03:42:38 PM
Talj - I am elated for you - this is a splendid image and the score is well justified.
Now, maybe get a print made and hang it on your wall! It's worthy.
:-))
:-))
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09/23/2009 01:42:57 PM
Fantastic photo and score, congrats on your 1st blue.
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09/23/2009 12:59:57 PM
Wonderful mood and tones, Natalya! Big congrats on your blue!

Message edited by author 2009-09-23 13:00:19.
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09/23/2009 12:51:26 PM
Congrats!
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09/23/2009 11:52:25 AM
Wow - love the simplicity/minimalist feel to this. Absolutely beautiful.
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09/23/2009 10:08:27 AM
congrats you did good no make that you did great!!!!
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09/23/2009 09:27:10 AM
whoooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooo you got a ribbon!!!!!!!!! Well done!!!!!!!!!!!!
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09/23/2009 09:06:11 AM
Great photo - well done Natalya!

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09/23/2009 08:32:13 AM
Awesome photo, awesome score - congrats on the blue (and on beating Andi...), Talj!
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09/23/2009 08:17:12 AM
great photo, the b&w tones are lovely and the smoothness
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09/23/2009 08:16:16 AM
Nice work! I love the perfect reflections! Congrats on the well deserved blue!
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09/23/2009 08:09:32 AM
Simply Excellent. Much deserved Blue. Congrats
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09/23/2009 07:51:28 AM
Superb shot!!!! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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09/23/2009 05:11:56 AM
Woah! Nice one! Big congrats on the blue.
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09/23/2009 04:25:46 AM
Wow!!!! What a beautiful photo!
And very deserving of the amazing score to match :)
Its a bit of an optical illusion, I found it hard to count the nine lol!!!
Good fun and beautiful photo too xxx
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09/23/2009 03:41:07 AM
This is brilliant. See, you don't need the sun all the time. ;-Þ
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09/23/2009 03:21:33 AM
A beautiful shot and a deserved win - congrats!
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09/23/2009 03:12:00 AM
Fantastic photo well deserved...congratulations on the Blue !
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09/23/2009 02:58:44 AM
WOW... WOW.. WOW...

LOOK AT THAT SCORE AND THE BLUE RIBBON.....

What a score... What a photo... What a wonderful result my dearest friend.....

love always shez & pete
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09/23/2009 02:58:24 AM
Congratulation Talj!!
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09/23/2009 02:51:56 AM
Well done Lady ! Congratulations on your blue !

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09/23/2009 02:38:07 AM
Fantastic image, beautiful and serene. Congrats on the blue!
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09/23/2009 02:36:59 AM
WOOT and a big congrats T! Now, I promise I wasn't the 2 vote ;)
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09/23/2009 02:03:35 AM
Congratulations on your Blue Ribbon :)
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09/23/2009 01:54:10 AM
Woohoo! Congrats on your first blue and new personal best!
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09/23/2009 01:45:26 AM
Bravo! Great image! ...good thing, too cuz it will probably be on your profile page for a very long time! :) Congratulations, Natalya!
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09/23/2009 01:35:19 AM
WTG!! T.

You must be realy thrilled:-)
Well done.
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09/23/2009 01:23:47 AM
Congratulations, Natalya!!!! Woweeeeee!!!! What a wonderful image!
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09/23/2009 01:11:07 AM
Wonderful interpretation of the challenge.
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09/23/2009 12:59:05 AM
lovely piece of art Talj! congrats!
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09/23/2009 12:57:39 AM
Love this, it's very beautiful. Congrats on winning the blue, Talj.
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09/23/2009 12:54:33 AM
AWESOME, T!!! Huge congrats!! (The cats wondered what the yelling was for.) Very nicely deserved high score and what a pretty blue ribbon to go with it!
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09/23/2009 12:41:17 AM
Way to go! Yay Talj congrats on the blue!
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09/23/2009 12:37:57 AM
absolutely wonderful shot! Congrats on the well deserved blue! (it was a 9 in my book)
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09/23/2009 12:36:53 AM
a beautiful image. Huge congrats on this monster 7 score and your first blue!!!
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09/23/2009 12:32:55 AM
Congrats my friend! I am truly happy to see your image at the top of the pile tonight. You deserve this blue.
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09/23/2009 12:13:16 AM
Beautifully serene. Very nice of the fog to lend you a hand in making you search for something as good as this. Congratulations on first place. Just to be a part of all the great shots here, wish I found the time to shoot something for this challenge.
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09/23/2009 12:05:23 AM
Big BIG congratulations T!!! I literally jumped out of my chair and cheered when I saw the blue!
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09/23/2009 12:05:02 AM
T, many many congrats on a great score and your blue ribbon. See, I knew it was going to be worth our while getting up so early! Hopefully you will get this printed nice and big. Again, many congrats.
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09/23/2009 12:04:20 AM
Congrats...I'm one of your 9's :)
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09/23/2009 12:04:17 AM
Congrats! Excellent Job!
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09/23/2009 12:03:33 AM
Woohoo !!! congrats , Knew this would be TOPS..
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09/23/2009 12:02:25 AM
Congrats! A wow image, well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/22/2009 11:57:48 PM
Serene 9. Like the b&w tones.
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09/22/2009 06:49:43 PM
What a moody shot! I love it. Great work.
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09/22/2009 01:22:47 PM
beautiful
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09/21/2009 09:01:21 PM
Every time I look at this, I'm amazed by it T. To me, it's as though the poles are floating in mid air and the jetty is slowly, inexplicably becoming transparent.

There aren't many images I would describe as an 'experience', but this is extraordinarily so.
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09/21/2009 06:08:26 AM
very very good photo. so clean!
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09/21/2009 02:54:56 AM
now, there's a winner...beautiful, serene simplicity, lovely tones 9
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09/20/2009 10:28:50 PM
Very smooth water with perfect reflections (assume long exposure) contribute to a hauning kind of beauty. Nicely done.
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09/20/2009 11:40:45 AM
Brilliant. You have a great eye for detail.
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09/20/2009 01:37:19 AM
Minimalistic. Simple and effective. Nicely done! Ribbon contender for sure!
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09/19/2009 12:09:03 PM
My favourites, good luck! 10
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09/19/2009 04:09:41 AM
wonderful moody image.
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09/18/2009 09:56:31 PM
Incredibly still water! Very haunting.
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09/18/2009 01:25:48 PM
Outstanding. Blue ribbon material.
I can't find anything to critique negatively, and I bet your getting over-run with praise. So I'll just repeat - Outstanding.
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09/18/2009 03:53:11 AM
I love the calmness I feel when I look at this shot. I think the muted color, the reflections, and the way the sky and water blend together communicate stillness and mystery. One of my favorites of the challenge.
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09/17/2009 07:19:26 PM
This is great, the reflection is so clear it almost looks as if they are suspended in mid air.
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09/17/2009 10:38:54 AM
It looks so peaceful and calm, I like it
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09/16/2009 04:11:10 PM
I can actually feel the serenity. Great shot to meet the challenge.
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09/16/2009 04:06:45 PM
Meets the challenge : 3/3
Execution : 2/2
Originality : 1/2
and everything else : 1/3
total : 7/10

Serene .. B&W really works well for this shot!
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09/16/2009 11:38:56 AM
Ooh, this looks familiar. Looking good, hope you are scoring better than I am!
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09/16/2009 10:29:51 AM
Nice and simple, I like it.
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09/16/2009 08:15:01 AM
Beautiful.
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09/16/2009 04:30:16 AM
Nice. Where is this?
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09/16/2009 02:09:34 AM
Beautifully minimalist.
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