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Earthquakes in Iceland
Earthquakes in Iceland

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Before and After (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Kleifarvatn
Date: Jan 28, 2003
Aperture: 8
ISO: 400
Shutter: 250
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2003

The sparkle in the surface of the water charmed me so I decided to try and interpret the sparkle. This lake has a unique story to it. A few months ago, one of many earthquakes hit the area it lies in. One was particularly strong, 7 Richter-scale. Apparently, it cracked an opening in the bottom of the lake and much water leaked down the crack : 35 x 10 m3. The surface of the lake went down 6 metres. You can see the difference between the levels in the picture if you look closely.

Place: 42 out of 64
Avg (all users): 5.3077
Avg (commenters): 6.1250
Avg (participants): 5.1132
Avg (non-participants): 5.5098
Views since voting: 1299
Votes: 104
Comments: 10
Favorites: 0

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02/16/2003 09:02:33 PM
WOW! I don't look at the member challenges that closely since I can't vote on them. I must've missed this one. I love the lines and colors. It looks like a painting. I really don't understand the low score - especially from members. I thought they were supposed to have better taste and appreciate more artistic photographs. I guess it's those "does not meet challenge" votes dragging you down. Without the comment, it is really hard to guess what the connection is to the challenge.
First thing I would change though is that blue shadow on two sides. It just isn't needed, and looks bad IMO.
I like this close-up sort of crop of the interesting lines and texture, but I'd like to see a version showing more of the rock (at the top). Was this cropped out of a larger shot? Show more of the surrounding and it'll be less abstract - might do better on dpc anyway.
I love it though. Beautiful color.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/09/2003 12:29:43 PM
Love this. The textures and curving shapes are really effective.

Not so sure about the pale blue drop shadow but a great picture (10)
02/09/2003 10:04:43 AM
I can't quite tell what I'm looking at or how it is related to earthquakes. It's a really cool photo... it's just so foreign to me that I don't know how to interpret this! Is there a faultline here that the water is washing over?

I think the rocky part at the top of the photo is a bit distracting. It's hard to tell what it is and how it's related to the rest of the image.
02/08/2003 11:04:12 PM
Stunning colors
02/04/2003 10:48:06 PM
not really sure what I am looking at here.. please help
02/03/2003 03:59:25 PM
I think this is a really beautiful photo but I can't figure out the before and after concept. Don't worry. I'm not marking anything down because I can't figure out the before and after concept. I will vote based on the photo itself. I am however interested in what the before and after concept is. Maybe you can explain after the challenge ends.

Bill Miller (wackybill)
02/03/2003 01:57:33 PM
What in the world did you do to achieve these wild colors. They are so vivid and alive. In my opinion it's a little dark, just a little, but it is beautiful.
02/03/2003 01:16:37 PM
what a totally beautiful photo. i love the shades of blue in the reflection, the tracks through it and the curve of the beach through your photo. you could even turn this into more of an abstract by cropping out the top altogether. what i don't quite get (probably me being dense) is how this represents before and after, sorry. lastly, i like the white frame around the shot, but am not a particular fan of the drop shadow you used.
02/03/2003 04:30:49 AM
02/03/2003 12:21:33 AM
lovely colors! very interesting shot!

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