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Challenge: Free Study 2011-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2011 challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Date: Nov 28, 2011
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2011

[Dec. 7th, 2011 11:34:28 PM]

By far my favorite this month. It was a truly beautiful morning -- the fog makes the distant shoreline on the river disappear.

I can't believe that I have a 7+ going in to rollover. If this makes top three, I'll give the embarrassing details of the shot. :)

Here were other options. I really like these, but the cypress were my first love.

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Thanks for the great votes and wonderful comments!
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oh my oh my oh my oh my!!!! A blue in a free study!?!! I thought those were just dreams! I'm so psyched!

Oh wait...

details...

hmmmm... well...

It was a foggy morning, and I love these trees in the fog. I had taken them from one direction before, and it looked like if I kept heading down the beach, that I could actually get the sun in the shot. I was so excited. I was dressed for work, which is actually an old pair of jeans and a dirty tshirt (I'm working as a technician at the college). Anyway, I'm walking along the beach, watching the sun get closer and closer to the ideal place, when suddenly there's an inlet in front of me, and no way around it. Of course it had to be high tide. I'd crossed the inlet before at low tide, but there was no way of getting across without getting soaked, and I didn't have another pair of work jeans.

So, I stripped off the jeans and waded across the inlet, holding them over my head.

Now this may not be a big deal for some of you, but, the whole time I was doing it, I kept saying over and over "I can't believe I'm doing this, I can't believe I'm doing this!" After I got across, I got several incredible photos, was extremely happy, until I realized I had to go back across again! Seriously. Once was enough. I heard voices down the beach, but I don't think I was spotted.

Anyway, the ripples in the water were an extremely pleasant accident. That was me. I was irritated at the time, because I was loving the reflections, but the rippled reflection was so much better and more interesting -- it was worth stripping down to my underwear for the shot. :)

Ok. There! I told you!
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 271
Avg (all users): 7.1752
Avg (commenters): 8.5385
Avg (participants): 7.1019
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Views since voting: 3190
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Votes: 137
Comments: 47
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12/12/2011 02:50:30 PM
Whoa, bumped to blue!
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12/10/2011 11:06:34 AM
truly wonderful! I`ve found your description very interesting. That`s what makes a hobby (or passion) inspiring, after staring with photography I´ve done also things some other people would describe as stupid only for a picture. But this is what makes it worthwhile.
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12/10/2011 11:03:09 AM
Hahaha! love the details of the story! And oh yeah nice shot, grats on the red! :-)
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12/09/2011 03:20:03 AM
Beautiful, beautiful image! Congrats on the red! Reminds me of an image I took a while ago.
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12/08/2011 11:50:27 PM
Congratulations Wendy. Talk about spoiled for choice. What a fantastic collection of photos! Thanks for sharing the story. You are one dedicated photographer. I'm just wondering how cold it was? Aren't you going into winter?
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12/08/2011 11:25:54 PM
I was about to comment on the wonderful ripples, which add a great deal in my view. Then I stopped to read the story. Great story AND great ripples! Congratulations on getting a ribbon in a FS.
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12/08/2011 07:05:12 PM
The things we do to get the shot, great story Wendy..
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12/08/2011 04:00:40 PM
Simple and beautiful indeed.

I like most of your outtakes too !
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12/08/2011 01:58:12 PM
Love this image, and thanks for the chuckle with the story behind it, now that is a dedicated photographer! Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/08/2011 11:10:07 AM
Great shot and the accompanying behing the scenes story. You're a trooper and your efforts were very highly rewarded. Interesting how experiences like this just make us push through even further next time when we need to get that great shot. Safety first though :)
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12/08/2011 09:09:09 AM
Way to go! a free study ribbon, I am so jealous. Great story about the shot, I'm sure it's all worth it now!
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12/08/2011 08:08:28 AM
LOL! Heck of a story, girl. Very happy to see this one on the front page :-)
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12/08/2011 08:03:47 AM
Sensational serene shot. Congratulations, Wendy.
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12/08/2011 07:05:25 AM
congrats on the ribbon in a FS, love the ripple
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12/08/2011 07:04:33 AM
Congrats, great finish and a wonderful shot... And love the story lol
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12/08/2011 07:04:01 AM
Congrats on the ribbon.
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12/08/2011 03:53:37 AM
lovely shot, Wendy, it as SO worth it! :) Congrats on your ribbon.
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12/08/2011 03:40:20 AM
congrats - thought this might win
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12/08/2011 03:35:21 AM
great mood in a wonderful image, congrats!
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12/08/2011 03:29:03 AM
WOOHOO!
Congrats Wendy! Awesome shot, one of my top 3 in the challenge, I knew this would do really well.
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12/08/2011 01:17:04 AM
YOU DID IT!!! Congrats on a ribbon in the fS, Wendy. Gorgeous image. LOVE the story, too.
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12/08/2011 01:10:10 AM
WTG Wendy, fantastic shot and story.
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12/08/2011 12:50:43 AM
good image and story :)
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12/08/2011 12:45:21 AM
What a wonderful image....(the story is funny too)....Congrats!!!
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12/08/2011 12:29:57 AM
And there's your ribbon and a 7+ in a Free Study. Now what will you do for goals for next year?? Congrats!
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12/08/2011 12:14:26 AM
Holy cow! I give up!!!
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12/08/2011 12:06:28 AM
Fab. 9. WD!
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12/08/2011 12:04:48 AM
Very, very nice Wendy..Congrats..!
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12/08/2011 12:04:39 AM
Oh... and I'm waiting on the embarrassing details. *grin*
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12/08/2011 12:03:59 AM
GO, WENDY!!! Excellent!
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12/08/2011 12:03:47 AM
I think somebody owes us some details ;) Congrats!!
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12/08/2011 12:03:13 AM
Well done Wendy, how could you better this, will have to wait and see.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2011 10:57:18 PM
Bumping to a 10, this is pristine.
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12/07/2011 09:46:48 PM
Beautiful.
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12/07/2011 02:15:15 AM
coooooooool, pitty there is no more symmetry like for an example that there is no tree and stuff on the left ...8
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12/06/2011 09:09:59 PM
LOVE the tones and the peaceful mood. And that sun glowing through the mist. Really well done on many levels.
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12/06/2011 03:04:07 AM
Very zen
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12/04/2011 02:25:39 PM
Beautiful, love the minimalist feel and diffused sun. HM.
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12/04/2011 10:44:45 AM
Another simple and very effective shot,in my top ten.
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12/02/2011 01:53:29 PM
Lovely composition and lighting, I love the ripples on the water, a most appealing image, good luck
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12/02/2011 11:30:40 AM
Pure bliss. The balance and the color and the flow are perfect. 10
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12/01/2011 03:02:37 PM
very easy on the the eye - congrats on a great shot
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12/01/2011 04:40:45 AM
vawendy? sen similar scenes from her if i remember correctly, like the ripples added by you? threw a rock in? nice fog and lonely feeling
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12/01/2011 04:31:30 AM
Beautifully composed nice pp.
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12/01/2011 03:12:31 AM
One of my favorites so far!
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12/01/2011 01:18:36 AM
Beautiful Foggy capture.
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12/01/2011 12:07:28 AM
If this is brilliant then I can't wait to see what you've submitted for the 'tree' challenge.
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