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Challenge: Free Study 2011-03 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Carl Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 ZF Distagon T
Date: Mar 6, 2011
Galleries: Abstract, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2011

For Japan.

Place: 124 out of 324
Avg (all users): 5.7095
Avg (commenters): 8.7692
Avg (participants): 5.8333
Avg (non-participants): 5.3750
Views since voting: 868
Views during voting: 272
Votes: 148
Comments: 22
Favorites: 9 (view)

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04/14/2011 12:55:20 AM
Thank you for the eye Paul!
04/10/2011 08:28:02 PM
Peace and quiet and comfort. A fitting tribute.
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04/08/2011 04:04:27 AM
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Award for the March 2011 Free Study.
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04/08/2011 02:35:05 AM
I loved this so much! I gave you a 9. It just gives me a sense of calm... Beautiful!
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04/08/2011 12:16:07 AM
Beautiful stuff.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/07/2011 11:51:06 PM
nicely blank. 8
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04/07/2011 11:45:35 PM
You did it again Ben! Are we talking Kyoto or aristocratic Buddhism?
For me it's more like: as in Heaven so on earth.
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04/07/2011 10:47:44 PM
A landscape that comes off as an abstract. The simplicity of the scene really works and I like the very subtle texture. My eye just keeps moving around. Normally that is a problem meaning my eye can't find the subject, but in this case, it is just taking it all in. Well done. I'm going to hazard a guess that this might be a ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' bspurgeon entry.
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04/07/2011 08:31:56 PM
Voted earlier now a comment. Spectacular in every way. All the elements together refined and presented brilliantly. There is so much Artistry here, not just photography.
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04/07/2011 06:45:34 PM
This is, simply, sublime.
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04/07/2011 01:37:32 PM
I love this image. It is very hard to take an image which doesn't have a subject and create the mood that you have created. Very well done. This image draws me in and creates and emotional response from me. 9
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04/06/2011 09:45:17 AM
The range of tone and texture is so abstract, so seamless and flowing without tethers that it should be unexplainable, and yet it's entirely obvious and grounded in reality. Fantastic image.
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04/05/2011 07:02:18 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: Smooth and subtle. This should be boring but somehow you've pulled off a magic trick and made it oh so very engaging. Very little for me to comment on, so ethereal is the presentation, my brain cannot readily grapple it, the image slips from my cognition.

Critical stuff: Nothing at all

Overall: Quite something from nothing. Well played.
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04/05/2011 01:43:17 PM
This photo is either a sequel or a prequel to this one ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1307/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923654.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/1000-1999/1307/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_923654.jpg', '/') + 1) . '. The emptiness is more vast with the use of B/W and creative vignette. I am still trying to articulate what this does for me - I really like it; a fave and a 9.
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04/05/2011 11:17:08 AM
Doesn't look at all like Heian art, but sure does feel like Heian spirit. I really enjoyed this picture. Thank you.
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04/04/2011 09:47:51 PM
...the buoy has sunk :(

another terrific abstract, Ben. Gorgeous collection!
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04/03/2011 09:48:42 PM
Nice image, Ben. 8
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04/03/2011 06:56:10 AM
Have to believe this is Ben :)
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04/03/2011 12:01:19 AM
Great image
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04/02/2011 08:12:48 PM
I love this image and I hope others in this competition can take a moment to explore it as much as I have. It's fantastic in more ways than I can really put into words myself. I have come back to look at this image several times and I see something new and/or different each time I look. This might possibly be my personal favorite of this challenge... Great work :)
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04/02/2011 02:05:46 PM
Signature ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bspurgeon. Another fav from me, love these long exposures that make the water look so soft. Brilliant
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04/01/2011 12:18:11 AM
Mmmmm.... beautiful.
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