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2nd PlaceMorning Red
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Challenge: Free Study 2011-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Dojran, Macedonia
Date: Apr 24, 2011
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Apr 29, 2011

First ribbon!!! YEAH!!!
Okay where do I begin...

Thank you all for your votes and wonderful comments! This was a fantastic week, yesterday the score went over 7 (I've never seen a 7 before!), I hoped it would stay there and it did!!! This morning I opened mail first and saw the validation request, then the dpc page and it was there!

Just a few weeks ago I had a chat with ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tanguera and I said, no chance I will win a ribbon before YOU do. And we both did, on free study! Johanna I'm so glad you got the red, congratulations!

The image - getting up very early on Easter wasn't easy but I'm so glad I did! It was very still by the lake, also unbelievably noisy from all the wildlife around me, birds, frogs, dogs, everything awoke with first light. The light changed by the minute. This was made out of three exposures with really minimal pp adjustments. I had to preserve the beautiful light of sunrise. ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Bear_Music once taught me how to add "dimension" to the scenes but I've also used that in a very small amount. Somehow this peaceful scene didn't seem to need too much drama. Still it was an interesting thought process of focusing on what I want out of the image... something I can proudly say I've learned on DPC.

And yet as usual I wasn't sure about the result... big, special thank you ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ivki for eliminating my doubts and making me enter this image as it was originally processed. This one is for you.

The scene - this is lake Dojran, the smallest lake on the Macedonian-Greek border, and a very rich wildlife spot. It lost a big part of its water some 10 years ago in an ecological disaster (the trees you see in the water grew on dry land). Luckily it was taken care of and the lake is almost back to its original level. The metal boat is a trademark of this place.

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Post-dq of the original Red ribbon - in case you've missed it, please take a look at ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_N.gif', '/') + 1) . ' tanguera's original red ribbon winner here.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 301
Avg (all users): 7.0584
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0381
Avg (non-participants): 7.1020
Views since voting: 4762
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 154
Comments: 45
Favorites: 15 (view)


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12/05/2012 01:42:30 AM
Wow! Great colors, reflections, amazing landscape. Takes my breath away! Congrats!
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05/14/2011 05:51:35 PM
You have captured something very beautifully here! Congrats on your first ribbon! And, on having such wonderful friends.

You can certainly brag about this image. It's perfect.
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05/11/2011 10:42:54 PM
love the work, love the colors, peacefulness, timing. especially love your enthusiasm.
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05/11/2011 05:51:59 PM
So beautiful! Congrats on a very well deserved first ribbon! I was one of your 8s. It's so incredibly peaceful. Beautifully processed. :D
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05/11/2011 04:39:27 AM
Outstanding.
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05/11/2011 04:04:38 AM
I had a special feeling about this photo from the moment I saw it, it was somehow complete and magical, and it made me feel so calm and peaceful! I am so extremely happy that this shot brought you your first ribbon:) I love it, itís my favorite! Congrats and I hope this is just a start of a beautiful friendship with the ribbons for you:)))
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05/10/2011 06:49:41 AM
Stunningly beautiful shot! Congrats on your first ribbon, Tome.
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05/09/2011 01:16:14 PM
Congrats on your fist ribbon! Well deserved!
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05/09/2011 08:11:41 AM
Congrats on your first ribbon and personal best. :)
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05/09/2011 02:37:50 AM
I'm only now getting around to commenting. How utterly fantastic, Tome!!!!!! Yaaaay for us! Congrats on your first ribbon AND new PB! We ROCK!!
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05/08/2011 09:50:16 PM
Your 1st ribbon how awesome is this, I gave you a 9, well done.
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05/08/2011 08:48:14 PM
I remember giving this a higher score than is showing up as my vote. Maybe I didn't have my glasses on. LOL Lovely. Congrats.
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05/08/2011 07:00:24 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon, well deserved, it's beautiful.
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05/08/2011 05:25:07 PM
Brilliant image. Congrats on the first ribbon
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05/08/2011 04:59:34 PM
Such a beautiful image to garner you your first ribbon!! Well deserved and just so beautiful!! Congrats!
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05/08/2011 04:27:55 PM
Congratulations!! Wonderful image!
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05/08/2011 01:56:31 PM
The boat is glowing. Perfect. Congratulations on your first ribbon.

Message edited by author 2011-09-09 09:32:28.
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05/08/2011 12:29:18 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon....and in a free study!!! Whoo Yhoo....honored to share the front page with you and Johanna.
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05/08/2011 10:58:11 AM
Beautiful, beautiful image! Congrats on yellow!
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05/08/2011 07:28:38 AM
Love this shot,Congrats on your first ribbon.
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05/08/2011 03:29:40 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon. Lovely image
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05/08/2011 03:14:24 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon.
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05/08/2011 01:41:20 AM
Love the tones in this image, especially the lighting on the side of the boat. Very peaceful. Congrats on the yellow!
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05/08/2011 12:40:20 AM
Congrats on your fist ribbon, love it.
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05/08/2011 12:33:08 AM
I really love the color tones and composition here. Well done and congrats!
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05/08/2011 12:18:33 AM
My goodness, Tome - look at you go! A ribbon in a FS. And your first ribbon as well.

It's a beautiful photo. I love the colors you captured.

Congrats!
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05/08/2011 12:11:31 AM
Nicely done and congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/08/2011 12:08:35 AM
This is phenomenal light, beautifully rendered. You and Tanguera both got first ribbons, and both in a Free Study! WTG!
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05/08/2011 12:04:17 AM
congratulations on your first ribbon tome, amazing image well deserved!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2011 07:33:17 PM
Very nice scene and light.
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05/07/2011 05:39:49 PM
Beautiful light!
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05/07/2011 01:38:17 PM
Lovely light and fine attention to the small things.
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05/07/2011 11:30:52 AM
Some beautiful reds, great job.
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05/06/2011 08:05:47 PM
soooo beautiful!!! all of it!!! 10!
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05/06/2011 12:43:23 AM
WOW, wonderful
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05/05/2011 09:22:57 AM
Lovely work.
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05/03/2011 01:04:42 PM
Lovely light,composition and colouring.
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05/02/2011 09:02:53 AM
Great shot!
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05/01/2011 11:50:37 PM
Really gorgeous, love the boat reflection, and great tones, in my top 10.
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05/01/2011 10:15:06 PM
The title must be ignored here because it takes away the stillness, the silence, the magic, the delicate balance of this modest shot that surpasses its subject.
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05/01/2011 12:58:49 PM
exquisite light and color
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05/01/2011 05:26:02 AM
Lovely colors and processing
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05/01/2011 03:48:17 AM
nice
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05/01/2011 01:42:30 AM
beautiful light and reflections. interestingly shaped boat.
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05/01/2011 12:35:28 AM
I feel at peace just looking at this.
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