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Midsummer impressions

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Challenge: Abstract Nature (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenges
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D
Location: Tampere, Finland
Date: Jun 22, 2012
Aperture: f36
ISO: 160
Shutter: 1/13
Date Uploaded: Jun 24, 2012

Taken on the eve of the Finnish Midsummer celebrations. This is the perhaps the one public holiday the Finns enjoy the most (along with other Nordic countries). It's celebrated at the weekend closest to the longest day, this year 22th-24th June.

Traditionally the Finns leave their homes and run off to their Summer cottages and spend time together with friends and family, grilling, boating, swimming (in the lakes) and of course, the obligatory sauna features a lot during these celebrations.

Lucky for me I picked the right night to take this image. I took it on Friday 22nd around 30 mins before sunset (which was at 11.20 pm). Had I waited to take it on Saturday or Sunday I wouldn't be entering this challenge as the weather turned.

Almost didn't enter as I rather like this image and will be disappointed if it ends up with a 5.blah score. Still, at least I am happy to have it in my portfolio, whatever the score ends up being.

I had another version, but decided to go with the original. The original has had very little editing.

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Place: 12 out of 124
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Votes: 101
Comments: 11
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07/02/2012 08:11:11 AM
Lol, I really need to check my spelling before hitting the enter button.

This would like great on a WALL. Nice image.
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07/02/2012 02:12:47 AM
Too be savoured. Thanks.
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07/02/2012 12:04:05 AM
good on you Sarah, it was favoured!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/01/2012 11:35:41 PM
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07/01/2012 11:14:02 PM
This would look great on a well. Nice tones. (voted earlier bumping up)
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07/01/2012 11:00:25 PM
lovely softness in color and presentation.
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07/01/2012 05:50:38 PM
Colors, light and softness are all very nice. Voted earlier.
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06/30/2012 09:10:36 AM
Nice... It feels like summer.
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06/29/2012 12:13:25 PM
Oh I love this!!!
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06/29/2012 11:32:06 AM
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06/25/2012 10:07:28 PM
Lovely, but the bottom quarter is distracting, I would of cropped of the dark bits.
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