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Challenge: Negative Space VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II
Date: Nov 9, 2013
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 1000
Shutter: 1/160
Date Uploaded: Nov 10, 2013

I wish I could write like 21_F.gif vawendy...Sigh.
Had totally different idea for the Negative Space challenge. Was shooting for Natural Body of Water, focusing on the further end of the lake, when looked down and saw this stillness. Dropped the leaf on it and did couple of shots. Almost no editing, just made a leaf little redder (21.gif Cory, I tried to make it more saturated and did not like it), may be some crop. That's it.
Feels strange to get a ribbon for such a little effort! I am not complaining though!!! That's my first, as 21.gif tome noticed! :-)
Thank you all for your generous voting and great comments! I'm happy...

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 99
Avg (all users): 6.5500
Avg (commenters): 7.2000
Avg (participants): 6.3571
Avg (non-participants): 6.7955
Views since voting: 1626
Views during voting: 214
Votes: 100
Comments: 25
Favorites: 3 (view)


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11/23/2013 02:20:56 PM
This is really lovely. Congrats!
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11/20/2013 03:35:08 PM
This image makes me wish I had voted on this challenge...
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11/19/2013 01:44:19 PM
Oh I am soo bad, I meant to Congratulate you on this beautiful shot and your Ribbon!!!!! You left a lovely comment on one of my pictures today, and I went OMG I never said anything on your Ribbon nor shot... Forgive me, I try to ALWAYS congratulate the winners and tell them my opinion.. For neg space THIS NAILED IT! It is beautiful, relaxing, simple yet I have looked and studied it probably 5 times since the challenge... just 'cause it's so Zen (is the word for it makes me feel ahhh and relaxing!) This should be bought and paid $$$$ for and hung in a Dentist's office!!!

Any how my bad for not doing this sooner!!!
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11/19/2013 05:08:12 AM
It often works out that way, that the "so little effort" images score the best for us. Why? Because they're PERFECT, what else do they need? Congrats!
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11/19/2013 02:26:58 AM
Glad this did well. Congrats. So beautiful.
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11/19/2013 12:07:27 AM
I am simply delighted to see this simple, beautiful, quiet image ribbon. Congratulations.
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11/18/2013 08:14:49 PM
Originally posted by LN13:

On my monitor, there's a lot of banding in the blue gradient area. It would be a shame if everyone saw it. This should score high if they don't see it.


It's my monitor at work. This is perfectly smooth on my ipad.

Message edited by author 2013-11-18 20:15:08.
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11/18/2013 02:08:46 PM
Congrats on your first ribbon! Very nicely done.
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11/18/2013 01:20:27 PM
Congratulations,a fine image.
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11/18/2013 07:41:54 AM
Congrats on the ribbon; beautiful, simple image.
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11/18/2013 12:16:58 AM
Awesome color on the water... nice contrast. Good work!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2013 11:39:21 PM
its so still....
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11/17/2013 11:33:42 PM
Easily my highest vote in this challenge. Serene, peaceful, calm - you have conveyed a joyous solitude, rather than a lonely one.
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11/17/2013 09:20:42 PM
smooooth & creamy! :)
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11/16/2013 06:42:13 PM
the shape of an oak leaf does allow for some interest in the negative space, although you've made it so small that it lessens the impact.
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11/15/2013 10:10:00 PM
The lack of any distortion in the water is what makes this shot special. Looks almost like it's sitting on a table until you notice it is slightly submerged. Very cool.
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11/15/2013 10:33:57 AM
Beautiful color. Nice negative space.
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11/13/2013 03:46:23 PM
Very pretty. On my monitor, there's a lot of banding in the blue gradient area. It would be a shame if everyone saw it. This should score high if they don't see it.

No vote. I don't vote on challenges that I enter.
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11/13/2013 11:04:49 AM
Flawless.
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11/13/2013 09:57:36 AM
Nicely composed simplicity. The warm tones of the leaf work well against the cool gray blues.
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11/12/2013 02:00:30 PM
Details: Use the surrounding space of your subject to create the wow of the photograph.

Yeah.. You did it. :)

I'd like more saturation on that red/brown, but it's great.
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11/12/2013 12:02:22 AM
Lovely, Simple and effective.
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11/11/2013 02:08:39 PM
Superb smooth spacious.
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11/11/2013 11:40:37 AM
Really enjoying the delicate balance between dark orange and dark blue.
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11/11/2013 12:05:27 AM
Beautiful stuff. Perfect, actually. Has to ribbon.
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