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Challenge: Zen Photography III (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: Mason, Overlooking Torch Lake
Date: Apr 18, 2010
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Water, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Apr 18, 2010

"He enjoys true leisure who has time to improve his soul's estate."
Henry David Thoreau

[Apr. 22nd, 2010 06:47:18 AM]

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Concerning inclusion of the rock, and other oddities: I debated amongst myselfs about the rock. I cropped with, then without. I cropped with a large aspect ratio to simulate a pano. Then I asked myself "How does your light shine in the halls of Shambala?"

Wash away my troubles, wash away my pain
With the rain in Shambala
Wash away my sorrow, wash away my shame
With the rain in Shambala

Ah woo yeah, yay yay yay yay yeah
Ah woo yeah, yay yay yay yay yeah

Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind
On the road in Shambala
Everyone is lucky, everyone is so kind
On the road in Shambala

Ah woo yeah, yay yay yay yay yeah
Ah woo yeah, yay yay yay yay yeah

How does your light shine in the halls of Shambala?
How does your light shine in the halls of Shambala?

I can tell my sister by the flowers in her eyes
On the road in Shambala
I can tell my brother by the flowers in his eyes
On the road in Shambala

Ah woo yeah, yay yay yay yay yeah
Ah woo yeah, yay yay yay yay yeah

How does your light shine in the halls of Shambala?
How does your light shine in the halls of Shambala?
Tell me how does your light shine in the halls of Shambala?
Tell me how does your light shine in the halls of Shambala?

Ah woo yeah, yay yay yay yay yeah
Ah woo yeah, on the road to Shambala

Ah woo yeah, Sha-Shambala
Ah woo yeah, on the road to Shambala
(c) Copyright 1973 by ABC/Dunhill Music / DANIEL MOORE

When I was finished it was rollover.

How does your light shine? Peace, my friends.
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Comment by posthumous:
"it's nothing without the rock."

My feelings as well. Nothing more than schlock-postcard-ooh-looky-looky. The rock is the yin to the to reflection's yang, it lends balance to the image.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 405
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Votes: 221
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04/29/2010 11:38:11 AM
Before I even read your notes or posthumous's comment I was thinking "the rock makes this shot." I'm so glad you left it in. Most people would have cropped it out because most people are....
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04/28/2010 10:52:03 PM
it's nothing without the rock.
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04/28/2010 02:57:05 AM
Fantastic image - just beautiful
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/27/2010 11:48:58 PM
zen sun
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04/26/2010 10:42:55 AM
makes me feel like paddling
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04/22/2010 03:12:28 PM
Absolutely stunning but I find the rock at the bottom left unbalances and disturbs the total image somewhat. 8
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04/21/2010 09:08:11 PM
My mouth literally fell open when I saw this - excellent picture! It really captured me!
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04/21/2010 08:42:48 PM
I really like this shot, but find the rock very distracting. Personally, I would have cropped it out.
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04/21/2010 03:10:12 PM
Very nice, love the reflection of the bird.
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04/21/2010 02:20:18 PM
This is great work - my favourite sofar - 9
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04/21/2010 11:18:01 AM
This is very nice and I think it would be even better with just the bird and the rock removed.
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04/21/2010 11:04:42 AM
very very nice
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04/21/2010 09:57:43 AM
This surely speaks zen. An 'insignificant' subject highlighting the 'environment' is true definition of "zen style" of arts. Great capture!
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04/21/2010 08:59:59 AM
Beautiful scene. I might have cropped it so that the rock in the foreground was not there, as it is so prominent and confuses my eye a bit. 6
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04/21/2010 04:53:27 AM
good one,,,,,8
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04/21/2010 03:32:06 AM
lovely
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