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Seaside Zen
Seaside Zen

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Challenge: Sepia II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Porch
Date: Jun 21, 2011
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/100sec.
Galleries: Vintage, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Jun 21, 2011

This turned out to be a lot trickier than I thought. The sand was wet, so when I tried to make the spirals...it didn't work out so well. It took me roughly 45 minutes to an hour to sculpt the sand correctly (even you can still see my finger prints here and there). I made the garden in a cookie sheet and used diffused natural light.

I know it's not traditional zen, but it's zen-like enough for me. Sorry if I "offend" any hardcore, traditional zenners (zennies?) out there. Though I suppose...maybe my photo will relax you enough so you won't become offended. XD

Place: 46 out of 171
Avg (all users): 5.9615
Avg (commenters): 7.7143
Avg (participants): 5.8675
Avg (non-participants): 6.1277
Views since voting: 415
Views during voting: 224
Votes: 130
Comments: 7
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/03/2011 10:59:20 PM
Makes me think.
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07/03/2011 10:33:28 AM
interesting play of lines and shapes.... keep looking and it changes.
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07/03/2011 01:44:55 AM
Simple but very powerful at the same time, excellent shot. Sepia really enhances this photo especially the sand.
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07/02/2011 08:27:28 AM
Love it!
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06/28/2011 10:17:42 AM
A little dark but really nice!
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06/27/2011 04:54:53 PM
fantastic sand dollar contrast.
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06/27/2011 12:37:28 AM
Lovely still life. Lost some texture in your whites, but I still like it. 7
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