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Island in Blue
Island in Blue

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Challenge: Landscape At Night (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony SLT-A33
Lens: Sony SAL-1855 DT 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Towson, MD
Date: Jan 16, 2012
Aperture: f/25
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Rural
Date Uploaded: Jan 17, 2012

Finally ran across this tree island on the Loch Raven Reservoir when looking for a good landscape shot. Then had to wait for the right night. Didn't want a clear sky, some nights were raining. Finally went out Monday about 30 minutes after sunset and I think this turned out well. At first I thought the trees were the subject, but after editing, I realized the clouds are really important to the image. The clouds take your eyes directly to the tree, which helps your eyes transition down to the blurry water.

Cloned out a few minor imperfections (a few rain drops on the lens, duck shadows, lights in the distance, plane flying over). Crop, level, curves, brightness, resize, sharpen, denoise.

Looking forward to seeing how it does in the voting!

Place: 24 out of 77
Avg (all users): 6.0152
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 5.7317
Avg (non-participants): 6.0897
Views since voting: 878
Views during voting: 406
Votes: 197
Comments: 5
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/24/2012 10:01:31 PM
Lovely tone, albeit muted by the bright border.
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01/22/2012 04:15:23 PM
Great picture, this should be a top 5!
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01/19/2012 06:26:59 PM
inspiring shot.
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01/19/2012 03:21:11 PM
This is very calming. It give you the feeling of cold and isolation. Great composition!
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01/18/2012 12:55:07 AM
Has to be one of my favorite photographs in this challenge. The focus is perfectly place and gives off such a calm feeling. Bump to 9.
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