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Challenge: Natural Body of Water (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2011
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Marietta, OH
Date: Oct 14, 2011
Date Uploaded: Oct 14, 2011

This past weekend was Homecoming at my college. They always have an alumni gathering at the boathouse, and the braver of the alumni head out in a shell and take on the freshmen. In this case, the women's eight is getting ready to go out - to take on a shell of alumni women. They are, of course, not allowed to actually beat the alumni.... :-)

It was a great morning. We'd had a week of rain and overcast skies, but Saturday was clear and bright, albeit a tad windy. This is the Muskingum River; it empties into the Ohio just below the finishing line of the course for Marietta's crews (both college and high school). The Ohio River on this day was a muddy, rolling, whitecapping mess after the week's rains. The Muskingum, though, was calm by comparison. I do recall one weekend's races during my college days where the Ohio was so violent it was washing back upstream into the Muskingum, and as shells crossed the finish they ran into rolling waves, took on tons of water, and started to sink! I believe the finish line was moved upstream after the first race... :-)

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Place: 38 out of 150
Avg (all users): 6.1930
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.8000
Avg (non-participants): 6.5593
Views since voting: 563
Views during voting: 218
Votes: 114
Comments: 10
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10/24/2011 02:59:28 PM
Beautiful shot. My daughter is a freshman coxswain on her high school team. I spent much of Saturday at a regatta standing on a bridge watching boats glide by below.
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10/24/2011 11:15:46 AM
I found a kind of joyful expression in this image. I gave it an 8 but may be I underrated it.
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10/24/2011 01:41:25 AM
Look at you!!!! Yaaay. 6+, missy!
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10/24/2011 01:02:32 AM
Originally posted by tnun:

this is surely a great ode to something feminine.

What else is there to say.
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10/24/2011 12:35:45 AM
lovely light. What a great photo.
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10/24/2011 12:32:22 AM
this is surely a great ode to something feminine.
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10/24/2011 12:04:05 AM
Nice score Deb. I really enjoyed this one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2011 09:59:31 PM
beautiful light and silhouettes.
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10/20/2011 02:07:49 PM
I am not a b&w fan but this is real good.
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10/17/2011 12:01:55 PM
Great capture. Excellent use of high contrast lighting.
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