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Challenge: Accidental Letters (Basic Editing III*)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D
Location: Ottawa
Date: Mar 31, 2005
Aperture: f16
ISO: 400
Shutter: 3sec
Galleries: Black and White, Infrared
Date Uploaded: Apr 2, 2005

:ok more info:
this is a holding dam on the Rideau River/Canal system (Long Locks to be specific) durring spring runoff
high noon & bright sky
shooting blind (i tape over the view finder so stray light doesn't mess the infrared image)

grey point for WhiteBal., bit o'curves, USM in Nikon Capture
obviously NO bit editing , dodging & burning etc ...

Place: 18 out of 270
Avg (all users): 6.3080
Avg (commenters): 6.9286
Avg (participants): 6.1570
Avg (non-participants): 6.4167
Views since voting: 2321
Views during voting: 369
Votes: 289
Comments: 19
Favorites: 3 (view)

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04/13/2005 10:02:31 AM
thankyou all for voting on this image & i am very pleased at being in the top 10%

"D&B comment " refered to a question asked & answered during the challenge

finding the correct focus point is been generally by luck with my infrared images
i.e. shoot with f16 but manually focus at infinity/infrared marker at f8
more pronounced motion blur would turn the water into a mat & featureless
(been experimenting with a stronger IR filter also which showed that effect)
I.E. cemetery picture

full sized image (IMO) does not show a difference in focus between foregound & background - possibly a image reduction artifact
04/13/2005 09:05:20 AM
Not sure what the D&B comment was referring to, but I do notice that the two center piers appear lighter than the other two; could be accidental. The texture they reveal is one of several great strengths of the photo, IMO. Would be nice to see the same in the other two piers. As good as the image is, I think it might be better if the sluice - or whatever the foreground structure is - were sharply in focus and the motion blur in the water were more pronounced.
04/13/2005 01:01:07 AM
A note to this photographer - and all the rest of you.

Please, won't you all identify the location of your image (as well as what it is!)

There are so many wonderful works of art in this world - both man-made and God-gifted. Won't you be generous enough to tell us what and where they are?

Our learning process at dpChallenge shouldn't be limited only to the photography.

Gee, think this might be a pet-frustration!?! Thanks. Kathy

Message edited by author 2005-04-13 01:02:12.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/12/2005 11:29:11 PM
bottom heavy but overall fabulous
04/12/2005 11:14:41 PM
thats cool
04/11/2005 10:41:09 PM
I keep coming back to this...I really like it...I'm changing the score, movin' up.
04/11/2005 10:56:56 AM
fits the challenge well but your editing has left this looking very much like a digital art type of image, not realistic at all, might have been better to leave it in color
04/11/2005 09:56:30 AM
I like the way you've captured the running water. Good picture.
04/09/2005 05:47:53 PM
Nice study but just doesn't look real enough for me. A lab photo.
04/08/2005 12:42:33 PM
i love this picture... it all blends together perfect
04/08/2005 09:45:34 AM
Very dynamic shot. I may have croped the right side little tighter to remove more of the trees.
04/08/2005 05:55:37 AM
Very nice pic, but some detail sacrificed in the post processing.
04/08/2005 05:26:04 AM
I like this very much - great sense of simplicity, great use of light, great timing of exposure to blur the water. The composition is nicely balanced, nicely weighted, and the tonality works really well for me. To keep the level of detail whilst only using a fifth of the available file size is impressive - though there are obvious compression artefacts along the railings of the bridge.
04/07/2005 03:15:53 PM
very well done the subject was not very exciting but you managed to add a bit of life to it with the soft water and shadows well done..
04/07/2005 01:58:34 PM
vellly interesting shot! From the look sof it, you were in some blustery weather to get this one. Love the lines and the contrasts.
04/07/2005 10:51:45 AM
04/06/2005 08:27:39 PM
looks like a lot of D&B? right term?
For this not being D&B....it's pretty damn cool! bumping up!
04/06/2005 10:07:04 AM
This is a neat shot! I like the texture of the structures and then i like how whatever is on the bottom of the picture is all misty...its neat almost like a fog. Nice shot
04/06/2005 05:51:47 AM
I really like this, it's rich and strong as an image in its own right. The tones are positively luscious. Right at the top of my pile, score-wise.

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