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Challenge: Free Study 2010-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 II USM
Location: Fredon, NJ
Date: Dec 19, 2010
Aperture: 10
ISO: 400
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Black and White, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 31, 2010

cement drainage structure in iced river. calculations to b/w. selective sharpening.

Statistics
Place: 185 out of 275
Avg (all users): 5.4026
Avg (commenters): 6.8000
Avg (participants): 5.5340
Avg (non-participants): 5.1373
Views since voting: 665
Views during voting: 288
Votes: 154
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/08/2011 10:47:05 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I have a feeling the average DPCer would have cloned out many of the floating white "distractions" (dreaded DPC D word).


those are stars! ;) I also put extra sharpening on the crud at the bottom of the photo.


Stars...now it makes sense!
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01/08/2011 02:10:48 PM
this is fantastic... straight out of Tarkovsky's "Mirror" ...one of my all-time favorite movies [if you haven't seen it Don, you should, it is right up your alley]
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01/08/2011 01:00:28 PM
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

I have a feeling the average DPCer would have cloned out many of the floating white "distractions" (dreaded DPC D word).


those are stars! ;) I also put extra sharpening on the crud at the bottom of the photo.
01/08/2011 11:06:37 AM
What I find captivating by this image are the multiple transitions of depth and space. A difficult effect to achieve. Well done Don. Gave it an 8.

ETA: I have a feeling the average DPCer would have cloned out many of the floating white "distractions" (dreaded DPC D word). I readily admit that I may have been that average DPCer if this image were in my hands! However, those distractions contributed to the transitions referenced above. A lesson to be learned by many.

Message edited by author 2011-01-08 11:07:53.
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01/08/2011 12:47:13 AM
Don, this is daring and wonderful.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2011 11:47:41 PM
I can't tell you why I like this, but I do. Very much.
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01/07/2011 10:26:12 PM
Like a painting that is beautifully splattered, scraped and brushed. Delicate, cold and captured with a sense of inevitably.
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01/06/2011 02:28:58 PM
So much I admire about this: the shapes, the tones, the 'natural' layer effect, the harmony of the subject elements, the surprising sense of unity of the whole, and most of all your uncommon vision to see it and understand it. Beautiful image and my top pick in the Free Study. A rare pleasure. Thank you.
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01/06/2011 01:57:11 AM
an enigmatic shot that leaves itself open to interpretation,nice work!
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01/05/2011 10:10:35 AM
really like this alot...it has such a artsie feel to it
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01/04/2011 11:30:42 PM
I not only see but actually feel the forces of nature at work here. Remarkable.
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01/04/2011 03:04:00 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: There are many interesting textures here, but what fascinates is trying to working out how each of the interfaces relate to one another in three dimensions. I suspect we are looking at a object (a sleeper?) that is partially submerged in water; that the water has frozen and now carries some textures (scratches and cracks) of its own. It is difficult to tell though. Your contrast handling and choice of a monochrome presentation ensures that we don't get as much visual information as we might like to work it all out. In that sense the photographic choices you have made have a profound effect on the viewing experience.

I think your choice of aspect ratio works really well and I like how my eye is drawn up to the upper left corner where is meets emptiness and darkness. That seems fitting given the fate of the sleeper. I feel I should comment on the leaf, but it feels irrelevant - I think that is a good thing.

Critical stuff: Not much to say here - perhaps the contrast has made the bottom right corner a bit 'crunchy' for my taste, I much prefer the upper 2/3 of the image.

Overall: A well put together, thoughtful image.
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01/02/2011 10:14:54 PM
I've looked at this three times, and I'm still failing to understand it :-/
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01/02/2011 07:09:49 PM
I've looked at this image for a long time and still can't work out what its about.
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01/01/2011 04:49:02 PM
Fabulous abstract. Looks like a car wreck submerged at the edge of a lake.
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01/01/2011 01:18:05 PM
I'm not quite sure what this is? It looks like a piece of concrete frozen into a water source.....
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