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Water is life
2nd PlaceWater is life

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Things that Count (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM for Nikon
Location: Steenbras river mouth, South Africa
Date: Feb 8, 2010
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2010

Probably a bit of a shoehorn, but do I think the title makes it a fit in the challenge. I did not use a grad filter here, so struggled with the sky's exposure under basic editing rules.

Yeah! My first red ribbon! Thanks everyone for the kind comments and votes.

Just for those that might've wondered, this is my "Advanced Editing" version: ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/102386/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_854818.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/102386/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_854818.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Place: 2 out of 82
Avg (all users): 6.5625
Avg (commenters): 7.9091
Avg (participants): 6.1875
Avg (non-participants): 6.6648
Views since voting: 5037
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 224
Comments: 28
Favorites: 5 (view)

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02/23/2010 11:30:21 PM
Such an enchanting image. Congratulations on your red.
02/19/2010 05:39:04 PM
Beautiful shot, congratulations.
02/18/2010 01:43:20 PM
Yeah I can help you out, and explain what I mean. Almost every other win on this site is a nature shot, and they all look the same - beautiful and poster-like. Ogremerk has a point when he writes:
"Why are the second and third place winners at the same exact place?" - they proberly arent, but you get the point...
I miss a little more edge and creativity in the most of the challenges!!
Well thats just me.
And yeah, how can this count??????????
02/18/2010 05:20:10 AM
Why are the second and third place winners at the same exact place?
02/17/2010 11:42:15 PM
Originally posted by zarko:

Yeah its beautiful and everything, but so boring!!

Really? Boring? Am I missing something here. Am I the only one getting excited by this shot when you would find this a boring shot? Could you please help me out in explaining what you mean by this?
02/17/2010 09:01:27 PM
how can this count
02/17/2010 05:22:46 PM
can't believe this got some really low scores, that's ridiculous.

we follow each other on DA, didn't know you had an account here as well!

congrats on the ribbon :)
02/17/2010 12:54:04 PM
Yeah its beautiful and everything, but so boring!!
02/17/2010 04:13:19 AM
Alot of 2's and 3's being dealt out to nice shots lately. Glad this overcame that and ribboned as it deserved. Hopefully the people who shell out these low votes on nice images will eventually learn that their low votes don't do enough damage to keep a good photo down.
02/17/2010 03:17:10 AM
WOW !!! this is a fantastic shot. Congrats on the ribbon
02/17/2010 02:49:43 AM
Thought so. Great one and a favourite. Congrats.
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02/17/2010 02:34:50 AM
congrats on the red ribbon well deserved
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02/17/2010 02:24:36 AM
Congrats Phillip on yet another ribbon with this shot. Well composed. No nd set...Basic editing...You have skill
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02/17/2010 12:06:49 AM
Beautiful colors!! Congrats!
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02/17/2010 12:05:54 AM
Congrats Philip!
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02/17/2010 12:05:31 AM
I picked a winner!!! Love it! Congratulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 10:43:20 PM
Amazing photo. I love the contrast between the cool smooth water and the detailed warm rocks.
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02/16/2010 10:53:44 AM
dreamy seascape
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02/15/2010 09:14:28 AM
this is beautiful - I keep coming back to look at it again.
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02/15/2010 12:20:08 AM
Philip or Konrad? Great image!
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02/14/2010 04:25:19 PM
lovely landscape effort - the title helps me connect this to the challenge
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02/13/2010 10:51:02 AM
Nice time lapse, though this looks quite similar to another one in the challenge, wonder if it's the same location.
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02/12/2010 03:13:14 PM
This is superbly beautiful. I love how the waterflow contrasts with the solid reddish rock.
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02/11/2010 10:53:02 PM
Wave spashes strikingly captures. Easy 7 or better.
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02/11/2010 08:44:45 AM
I like the long exposure.
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02/10/2010 10:36:01 PM
nice shot- top 10
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02/10/2010 07:02:00 PM
And already great shot fits into this challenge with an apt title. Great work!!!

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02/10/2010 01:43:44 AM
beautiful pic
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