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"The Unbearable Lightness of Being"  Milan Kundera
"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" Milan Kundera
Bear_Music


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Literary Adventure (Advanced Editing IV)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Eastham, Cape Cod, MA
Date: Mar 9, 2006
Aperture: f/18
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2006

Converted from RAW, cloned for dust and a small distraction lower left, burned upper right slightly, small bump in red and yellow hue/sat, then unsatisfied with image as was, started a new version using that as base.

Here I used color balance layer to clarify the colors in the brights, neutrals and darks, and set this layer in soft light mode. This crisped up the colors and shifted to a cooler range of blues like we have now. Neat Imaed a little as well.

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Sigh... SO close... Just my luck to snag one of the very few challenges where 7+ is not good enough to ribbon. Was at 7.2906 at rollover, 203 votes; lost 7 votes and a chunk of average in the weeding out... Thanx for the kind words everyone.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 165
Avg (all users): 7.0101
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.8378
Avg (non-participants): 7.1129
Views since voting: 5015
Views during voting: 333
Votes: 198
Comments: 48
Favorites: 13 (view)


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04/30/2006 11:25:35 PM
beautiful colors
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04/30/2006 02:54:12 PM
I aspire to your landscapes. They are magnificent!
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03/27/2006 12:51:44 AM
gorgeous. don't need to say anything else.
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03/25/2006 07:06:53 PM
Wow! I clicked on the thumbnail before realizing it was a recent challenge entry (haven't voted for awhile). Congratulations on the high score and placement. It's really an awesome visual interpretation given to the book and a gorgeous image.
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03/25/2006 02:12:33 PM
Hey there Robert! Congrats on the high score and high finish, you came soo close to another ribbon! Congrats on your second 7+ shot, im sure you have many many more to come, including one that lands you the blue ribbon :-)
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03/21/2006 08:15:18 PM
Robert: this is just lovely! Congratulations on your top 5 finish.
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03/20/2006 08:04:13 PM
Lovely colors and scene! Congrats on 4th. So close!
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03/20/2006 03:01:00 PM
my fav writer and a superb image to this title
great!!
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03/20/2006 02:16:14 PM
This is so lovely, Bear. So close to a ribbon - I'm shocked how much the score changed at the rollover. Your sunrise/sunset pictures are always hauntingly lovely. I'd love to go on a photo outing with you to see how you set up and then most especially, I'd love to watch you edit your pictures so I could learn some of your outstanding editing skills!
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03/20/2006 01:33:09 PM
Oohhh. So close to the ribbon! Who knows, maybe someone will get DQ'd and you'll get the yellow :P
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03/20/2006 12:03:30 PM
Very nice! Congratulations on your top 5
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03/20/2006 11:55:00 AM
You live in a beautiful place in the world. Congratulations on a great finish (with very hard competition).
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03/20/2006 07:51:52 AM
nice job.
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03/20/2006 07:46:27 AM
This is such an awesome photo! Congratulations on 4th place!
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03/20/2006 06:30:39 AM
Great shot Bear. Tough field but.
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03/20/2006 06:02:09 AM
Robert, Congratulations on a great finish in a tough challenge. I Love this image.
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03/20/2006 01:34:22 AM
Congrats on the Green, Robert. What a great shot.
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03/20/2006 01:28:03 AM
It's funny how I was the only one to pick up on your subtleties Robert ;) Great image and one that definitely graces your profile page very well. Congrats on a near ribbon! This was definitely a tough field and challenge to have entered.
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03/20/2006 01:24:44 AM
Nice finish bear and a lovely addition to your page... :)
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03/20/2006 01:12:13 AM
beautiful!
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03/20/2006 12:20:48 AM
Congratulations Robert, great simplicity and serenity.
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03/20/2006 12:17:55 AM
Congrats bear! Great job!
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03/20/2006 12:13:53 AM
Nice job Bear! So close to another ribbon!
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03/20/2006 12:12:58 AM
Awesome finish Bear! Congrats! Great image!
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03/20/2006 12:12:36 AM
Super shot. Congratulations on a great finish!
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03/20/2006 12:11:58 AM
Well done man. Great shot.
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03/20/2006 12:10:48 AM
Great Job Bear! 4th place in a tough one!
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03/20/2006 12:09:05 AM
Congrats on the 4th place Bear! I thought for sure this would ribbon.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2006 09:12:09 PM
The shadows of the clouds is eery......the photo is delightful on all levels. Thank you for sharing.
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03/19/2006 01:39:18 PM
The unBEARable lightness ;) Great job here my friend. Lovely reflections and such a serene environment. This will definitely be up there ;)

Bumping up. Did I say I love the colors? Good luck!
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03/19/2006 01:07:35 PM
beautiful shot,one of my top picks for a ribbon.
good luck
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03/19/2006 02:23:53 AM
super reflection, very good, bumping up
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03/18/2006 04:30:22 PM
wow gorgeous,perfect no1 i garentee you,if ive made a mistake at least top 10!
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03/17/2006 07:18:06 PM
Stunning
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03/17/2006 06:12:21 PM
Gorgeous!
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03/16/2006 06:45:30 AM
This just oozes tranquility and so fits the book title. Lovely colours and composition. Good luck - amongst my top scoring images.
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03/15/2006 10:32:18 PM
Much like a good novel, this transports the viewer to another place.
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03/14/2006 03:32:23 PM
Beautiful mirror like water. Lovely colours

good luck
kev
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03/14/2006 11:21:23 AM
Lovely lighting, an etheral effect. Good luck.
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03/14/2006 07:51:08 AM
Nice photo. I particularly like the reflections and the composition.
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03/14/2006 01:53:33 AM
lovely serenetiy suits the title...what a great sky reflection!
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03/13/2006 03:49:40 PM
Very nice shot and I do like the 1/3rd sky 2/3rds water ratio. The nice mute colours really help this :) (bumping 1)
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03/13/2006 01:29:40 PM
Calm, tranquil, and so serene.....
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03/13/2006 01:26:44 PM
Wow! This is a great image. The reflections are phenomenal and just simply amazing!
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03/13/2006 01:02:41 PM
This is definitely a WOW image. The water looks like glass. The isolation of the boat really adds a touch of drama to this shot. I like it. Good luck! 9
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03/13/2006 09:29:18 AM
beautiful
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03/13/2006 03:28:35 AM
Beautiful reflection captured here. It's mirror-like suface make the boat appear to me floating in mid air. The pastels are a wonderful compliment to an already gorgeous image. (10)
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03/13/2006 12:27:40 AM
Oh wow - what a perfect title. Love the reflection. Very ethereal.
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