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Puddle of Leaves
Puddle of Leaves
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: October Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700
Location: Pennsylvania's Fall Foliage
Date: Oct 15, 2004
Aperture: f3.9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/15
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2004

Two fall leaves in a small puddle.

I used a history brush to paint in the background water (equalized and gausian blurred - applied levels to darken) onto the original that I adjusted levels and hues to make the leaves pop with color. Cropped and added a thin black border. Saved for the web.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 487
Avg (all users): 6.9560
Avg (commenters): 8.3548
Avg (participants): 6.8505
Avg (non-participants): 7.5833
Views since voting: 2708
Views during voting: 385
Votes: 250
Comments: 46
Favorites: 26 (view)


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04/06/2009 08:21:39 PM
going into my favorites! Nice.
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04/06/2007 02:21:07 PM
Needless to say the colors are striking!
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10/31/2006 06:24:45 PM
The composition on this shot is amazing.. You was so unlucky not to ribbon with this image.
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05/09/2006 01:19:58 PM
magnificent.
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04/08/2006 04:25:09 PM
This has been a favorite for a long time. Nice to see it on the "comments" page again. Just stunning.
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04/08/2006 03:06:24 PM
Nice vibrant colors and texutures - a beautiful macro.
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03/11/2006 12:52:05 PM
Wow, what a great image! I'd somehow missed this one before. It's lovely.
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12/22/2005 08:11:22 AM
Wow - what a stunning image. I love the detail and the vivid color variations of the leaves!! Awesome.
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12/07/2005 05:13:16 PM
i keep coming back to this image. the colors just suck me in!
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11/21/2004 08:50:17 AM
This is magnificent.( I have totally missed it) Congrats to a very good place.
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11/09/2004 08:44:19 AM
A big thanks to all of you who took the time to comment -- 35 is an all time high for me -- this shot is also a personal best score wise so thanks to the voters!

Big thank you to elsapo for his leaf shot in Parts as a model.

To those of you who added this to their favorites -- so great! That's like winning to me.

Thanks to sailingduck for the idea to put it up for sail. :)

So many great photos -- an honor to be on the front page.
11/08/2004 12:49:42 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 with this colorful image.
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11/08/2004 12:45:50 AM
I don't understand how I missed this.

Congrats on the great finish, and on a very strong image indeed!
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11/08/2004 12:23:40 AM
congrats on the top 10 finish!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2004 07:31:42 PM
One of my favorites in the challenge.
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11/07/2004 02:40:40 PM
The vivid colors in this photo are fantastic. I also like the contrast between the dry and wet parts of the leaves.
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11/07/2004 01:42:35 PM
Great colors 10
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11/07/2004 09:17:32 AM
Incredible shot, great work.
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11/07/2004 07:18:03 AM
This is an amazingly imaginative shot with beautifully deep colors and outstanding clarity. You did a great job in every respect.
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11/07/2004 06:04:58 AM
simply wonderful. my joint favourite now
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11/07/2004 05:33:02 AM
I like the simplicity of this as well as the contrasting colors. Good job. 10
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11/06/2004 04:28:19 PM
Perfect... can hang on wall right away :). Like colors and structure of water a lot. Good luck.
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11/06/2004 02:49:17 PM
Absolutely fabulous! Tremendous color and sharpness. Just a tad noise or distortion in the blue on the left side Adding to my faves and giving a 9!
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11/06/2004 10:02:45 AM
Good job and great colors...good luck!!!! ;) im pretty sure this is yours admart01 :)
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11/06/2004 12:56:47 AM
I think that a bit less saturation might be more effective.
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11/05/2004 06:40:19 PM
Simple and beautiful. Nice shapes. Vibrant colors that pop off the screen. One of eight 10's. Congrats!
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11/05/2004 01:29:53 PM
Wow, a pro shot. 10
into my favs.
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11/05/2004 12:30:34 PM
well... the background looks EXTREMELY neat imaged, or softened... a bit too much for my liking. great color on the leaves though.. nice detail too
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11/04/2004 10:41:02 PM
great colors
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11/04/2004 05:51:25 PM
Nice colors and good choice for the background. -8
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11/04/2004 04:34:47 PM
Great Color
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11/04/2004 02:25:36 PM
Wow! Color! Composition! Sharpness! 10
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11/04/2004 11:02:10 AM
beautiful colors and subject.
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11/04/2004 07:44:27 AM
Nice, really like this. Hope you do well. 8
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11/03/2004 08:54:22 PM
Nice job with the colors, saturation, and focus. I really like this; let me know if it goes up for sale. I gave an 8
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11/03/2004 04:28:45 AM
Wow so sharp and realy nice color, gotta be bumped up a few points..
Good luck
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11/02/2004 06:48:06 PM
Wonderful colors...great composition....
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11/02/2004 06:03:01 PM
Have no idea how this was done exactly, but I do know it is perfect in my eyes.
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11/02/2004 05:06:22 PM
Beautiful composition and great balance of forms. This is one of my highest rated photographs for the challenge. The wet / dry parts of the leaves really add interesting nuances. I also like the way you have cropped the photo and chosen to divide the water by letting the leaves go beyond the border.
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11/02/2004 08:55:18 AM
Beuatiful colors and excellent contrast.
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11/02/2004 03:19:31 AM
beautiful picture!!
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11/01/2004 08:09:02 PM
maybe we have a winner here? I'm only on 20% but this si the best - hope there are detailed instructions on how you smoothed out the blue
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11/01/2004 07:40:25 PM
Beautiful composition and colors 8.
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11/01/2004 03:31:36 PM
This shot is one of the three 10's I gave out for this challenge. It is a very simple shot in nature, but the composition, colors, and details make it a joy to view. Good luck in the challenge!
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11/01/2004 03:14:30 PM
I keep coming back to look at this one again. Fantastic colors and detail, and the water looks almost surreal. Terrific composition, too!
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11/01/2004 04:09:33 AM
Wonderful colours and a great composition. Water looks a bit unrealistic but it compliments the the colour and fine detail on the leaves. It's absolutely gorgeous. Excellent work. All the best.
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