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Boat Man
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Challenge: Best of 2009 (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Sony DSC-S90
Date: Jun 8, 2009
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 80
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Nature, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2010

Honestly, I looked back at the original again and I can't figure out how I managed to make it usable... It's such an weirdly exposed image that I'm stunned. And I had to take so many decisions.. like should the face become really bright or should I let it in the shadows.. Now, only the voters can tell me if I was right or wrong..

I know I've taken some better stuff (technically) but I kind of love this one.. so.. you know.

complete candid of course.. most of my other shots were with him looking in the back so it's a very lucky bit that I got eye contact..

and yes, he rowed us to and back from the other side of the lake... I nearly had a mad dash up the mountains but I realized the limitations of time.. there's another lake up there (there's a pathway in the folds of the mountains)but it's a 5 hour hike and usually frozen over..

and if you look closely on the lake surface you can see other boats.

Same place as Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_813173.jpg

Imagine this picture in this boat Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_850587.jpg.. I'm so glad my boat man had better taste..

Another image of this place Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_840654.jpg that describes the folklore.

Statistics
Place: 190 out of 445
Avg (all users): 5.9259
Avg (commenters): 6.5455
Avg (participants): 5.8691
Avg (non-participants): 6.1346
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 413
Votes: 243
Comments: 26
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10/24/2010 05:13:16 PM
An interesting take. Great perspective and color.
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01/29/2010 03:00:32 AM
This is a captivating image, I love it :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/28/2010 11:11:10 PM
What a beautiful scene. I'm fascinated with how the wind is affecting his clothes. A very interesting capture.
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01/28/2010 09:40:53 PM
Wonderful real life capture. Great color and scenery. Love the perspective.
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01/28/2010 09:30:02 PM
WOW! Excellent capture!
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01/28/2010 07:40:36 PM
Holy Crap!!!.. Why is a man who is 155 pounds wearing a XXXL outfit??. Priceless! He looks like the "after photo" of a Jenny Craig commercial or biggest loser ad!
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01/28/2010 06:39:38 PM
I'm hanging this in the Posthumous Fantasy Art Gallery.
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01/28/2010 04:17:06 PM
awesome awesome awesome!! you get a 10 from me today. Love this shot.
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01/27/2010 09:24:10 PM
He does not look pleased... but I'm sure you were pleased when you reviewed the result!
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01/27/2010 08:18:55 PM
I would have liked to see a tighter crop on the right, or a changed angle shooting the oarsman.....6
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01/27/2010 03:37:09 PM
This angle just pulls me into the image. Feels almost like I am sitting on the other end of the boat. Great job!
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01/27/2010 01:45:47 PM
Looks like beautifull area to have been in. Flowers on right sticking into frame a bit of bother
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01/27/2010 08:01:16 AM
great pov
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01/27/2010 01:20:01 AM
stunning landscape nice over all image
if his face was brighter would have helped
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01/26/2010 09:22:37 PM
This is a really nice shot but you should have cropped out the flowery looking thing on the right.
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01/26/2010 09:14:23 PM
EXCELLENT !! makes for a great travel shot , well almost I wish that red/orange trimming was not there. GREAT background , white cloud just a tad blown out. 8
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01/26/2010 08:18:20 PM
this needs to be in a travel magazine...excellent colors
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01/26/2010 03:04:12 PM
he doesnt look too happy.
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01/26/2010 02:37:01 PM
nice! This is a lot different from the usual "boat and mountains" shot that everyone always does. great work!
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01/25/2010 08:54:21 AM
very crisp
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01/24/2010 07:31:07 PM
I could see this in a Nat Geo mag, very nice.
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01/23/2010 10:44:42 PM
He seems to be competing with a much-too-beautiful background. I almost wish he weren't there. A tighter DOF might have isolated your subject more effectively.
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01/23/2010 12:09:43 AM
I wish that boat man had some fill flash on his face and that the distracting flowers on the right side of frame were cloned out.
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01/22/2010 05:51:57 PM
Interesting, and a great landscape in the background.
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01/22/2010 02:35:21 PM
I see flowers and snow. I can't wait to see where this one was taken. I love the title and the POV.
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01/22/2010 09:01:54 AM
Beautiful! The guy has a look on his face as if to say, "Would you put the stinkin' camera down, and pick up the oars!"
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