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I Dream of Eternal Spring
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Dreams (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Beacon Hill Park, Victoria, B.C.
Date: May 1, 2005
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Abstract, Floral
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2005

dodged part of the meadow, increased blue saturation slightly. This is taken with a fisheye lens.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 114
Avg (all users): 7.0140
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 6.7326
Avg (non-participants): 7.2016
Views since voting: 8109
Views during voting: 360
Votes: 215
Comments: 80
Favorites: 13 (view)


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05/17/2005 09:42:56 AM
Wow! If you could shrink that and put it in someones eye (as if it were there eye), that would be very cool. At first glance of the thumbnail view, that is what I thought it was.
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05/16/2005 02:31:12 PM
Well Done, Christina. You really do look happy here, and have used that fisheye most effectively.
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05/15/2005 06:41:07 PM
Cool lens, congrats on the blue!
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05/14/2005 10:40:34 AM
Congrats on the Blue.
I see that the fisheye has been efectively used in a number of recent challenges. You seem to have mastered using it... I'm jellous with my point and shoot.

Message edited by author 2005-05-14 10:42:30.
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05/14/2005 09:24:28 AM
Another terrific image. Well done.

I vividly recall your other fisheye image of the BCLA. I must get me one of these lenses, the results are fun.

Do you have the Nikon Capture 4 software? It would be interesting to see what this or the other image looked like after processing through the rectilinear correction process found within this Nikon program.
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05/14/2005 08:10:39 AM
Hi. I thought this was you, as I remembered your entry in the surrealism challenge. Like the fisheye perspective, and congrats.
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05/14/2005 01:02:34 AM
absolutely outstanding
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05/13/2005 11:05:30 PM
outstanding image and great use of the fisheye lens. congrats on a well deserved ribbon!
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05/13/2005 10:07:40 PM
Wonderful image Christina.
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05/13/2005 07:24:25 PM
Excellent creative use of the fisheye perspective! This was one of my favorites of the challenge, I'm very glad to see you ribboned with it. Well done!
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05/13/2005 05:36:29 PM
NICELY DONE ! WISH I HAD THAT LENSE OF YOURS ! BEST OF LUCK
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05/13/2005 04:37:24 PM
This was always going to win, great shot.
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05/13/2005 03:40:31 PM
I loved this picture so much! I'm so glad you won a blue ribbon with it. Congratulations!!
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05/13/2005 03:06:04 PM
Congratulations! I am not an expert on the technic side of photography, but I do love how this picture leaves so much room for imagination...
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05/13/2005 02:34:15 PM
Thanks again for all your great feedback and votes. Just posting the lens again (I posted earlier but it's a little further down). I use the Nikkor 10.5mm 2.8 fisheye and I have a Nikon D70. I've had some great results with it so far and it's always in my camera bag. I highly recommend it to anyone who's interested in a fisheye.
05/13/2005 02:25:38 PM
That does it.. I'm getting a fisheye.. which one is this? 8mm? 10mm? 12?
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05/13/2005 02:22:40 PM
Congrats on your ribbon!! Love this shot... I want a fisheye!!! Great perspective, colors and mood!
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05/13/2005 10:51:53 AM

I am not surprised this came in numero uno. It's such an inspired shot. I feel the same way about your World Revolves Around Us shot. Damn that beautiful fisheye!

Many conga rats for you!

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05/13/2005 08:44:32 AM
I loved this shot. As a strong believer in the fun of the fish, it was awesome to see the lens used well. 10.5 DX?
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05/13/2005 08:32:26 AM
Congrats on your finish!!!
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05/13/2005 08:05:07 AM
I knew this was you!
Great work, it's about time your fisheye got some deserved recognition. :-)
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05/13/2005 07:50:35 AM
Congratulations :) It sure was a "blue ribbon @ first sight" thing.
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05/13/2005 07:04:16 AM
Congrats Christina ... this was clearly one of the very best dreamy feeling images in the lot. Great idea, great job...!
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05/13/2005 06:41:57 AM
Congratulations!
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05/13/2005 06:23:53 AM
Fisheyes rock. Great capture. Congrats you the ribbon.
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05/13/2005 06:20:04 AM
i knew you'd win ... congratulations!
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05/13/2005 05:30:07 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon for an awesome shot
Go Simcoe County !!! :)
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05/13/2005 04:13:07 AM
Congratulations ! Well deserved ribbon !
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05/13/2005 04:11:46 AM
Congrats with the blue one! A very nice picture :)
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05/13/2005 03:40:29 AM
Well deserved, congratulations!
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05/13/2005 03:30:35 AM
Congrats on the Blue!

What a cozy and good feeling capture, love it :)
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05/13/2005 02:47:46 AM
Congrats on your blue ribbon This is a very nice image I wish I had dreams like these
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05/13/2005 12:57:02 AM
beautiful, congratulations :)
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05/13/2005 12:32:11 AM
I voted this one a 10. Congratulation's. My first though was this should be on a allergy product box or ad! Very well done and the fish-eye lens worked well with this shot.
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05/13/2005 12:31:18 AM
Wowzer! This is a way sweet dream shot. Congrats on 1st place!
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05/13/2005 12:29:28 AM
Congrad's_ Pretty Cool Image!
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05/13/2005 12:28:52 AM
Congratulations on your Blue. What a creative way to exploit the properties of the fisheye lens!
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05/13/2005 12:24:39 AM
Very nice job... one of my top picks this time around! I love the fisheye lens... gotta get me one of those babies!
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05/13/2005 12:23:22 AM
Congratulation Christina. I love your picture, it was one of my top picks !

Message edited by author 2005-05-13 01:31:12.
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05/13/2005 12:23:03 AM
Congratulations! Perfect use of fisheye.
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05/13/2005 12:21:17 AM
Oh how i miss my fisheye (sold due to camera upgrade) you certainly made it work for you in this image, a wonderful shot congrats on the BLUEY!!!
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05/13/2005 12:18:19 AM
Wonderful dreamlike effect you got with the fish-eye, Christina! Many congrats on your blue!
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05/13/2005 12:14:13 AM
Congrats on your Blue dreamy world. Dream on!
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05/13/2005 12:11:24 AM
Thanks so much for your comments and votes. This ribbon is very exciting for me. I was using a Nikon D70 with a Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye lens. I set it up on a tripod and turned on the timer and then layed down in the flowers, less than a foot from the camera and this is the effect I got. It was a beautiful day and I thought about this challenge as soon as I saw the meadow.
05/13/2005 12:08:11 AM
Congrat's Christina! Superb shot. It's not often I can pick the winning shot! (Not that the shots I picked aren't good, but the other voters usually don't agree with my taste!)
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05/13/2005 12:07:22 AM
Can you please set the lens for this shot? I'd love to know the exact one used.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/12/2005 03:24:37 PM
Interesting effect. Fish eye? Nice, soft lighting on her face.
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05/12/2005 12:24:17 PM
Great use of the fisheye, well composed burning the sky a little on th left side would be nice, and a bit more saturation on the flowers. great image.......9
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05/12/2005 08:40:15 AM
I like the persepctive of this. One of the best in the challenge. Good luck.
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05/12/2005 03:20:52 AM
Cool use of fisheye lense and moving us inside the model's mind, into this dreamscape. Maybe they should add a new category to galleries!
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05/12/2005 12:09:00 AM
Returning for comment. Great concept, very well done. My pick for a ribbon! Top marks from me.
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05/11/2005 05:34:31 PM
Entirely sweet! This is an exceptionally good example of a use for a super-wide angle lens. The colors, the feel of the pic, the wonderful expression and pose of the dreamer--all work to convey the statement. Well done! Highest marks.
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05/11/2005 12:15:24 AM
I love this effect and well composed !
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05/09/2005 03:16:45 PM
I love the fisheye effect. Great expression captured here.
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05/08/2005 11:04:08 PM
this is nice...like the fish eye... don't care for the large blade of grass coming up over her hair.
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05/08/2005 07:02:29 AM
nice image. I really like the use of the fish eye here. Nice espression and light.
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05/07/2005 11:42:32 PM
Wow, excellent. Looks like the same work of the creator of "The World Revolves Around Us" No?
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05/07/2005 11:26:29 AM
nice W/A shot........8........
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05/06/2005 10:14:32 PM
This is my second go-around =) - Excellent use of a fisheye lens... beautiful composition. Great job!!
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05/06/2005 06:54:19 PM
Seems like a great place to daydream. :)
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05/06/2005 04:41:10 PM

I'm so very in love with this shot :) It really is beautifully done. Congrats!

Maybe I could give one suggestion, but it's so minor. It'd be cool if there were more sky. But hey, if there WERE more sky I might say nix the sky ahaha. I'm really reaching for any kind of criticism. It's all love. Great shot :)
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05/06/2005 03:40:32 PM
Love the perspective. Not your typical "field of flowers" shot.
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05/06/2005 01:20:11 PM
I usually don't care for images from such lenses but this one really is beautiful and what scenery! Well done...
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05/06/2005 12:28:51 PM
Beautiful!!! 10
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05/06/2005 12:16:54 PM
I like the concept, title and the fish-eye perspective but I think this idea might have done more for me without the model. I don't know what was on top but you might have wanted to leave the trees uncut. Very nice clean shot otherwise. Good Luck!
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05/06/2005 10:47:18 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Very evocative. My only complaint is that it looks like the white balance is a little off. It feels just a tiny bit "muddy" colour-wise. Still a solid 9 though.
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05/06/2005 10:21:54 AM
Perfect Challenge for a fisheye lens. Good one!
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05/06/2005 10:15:00 AM
Wow! This is so cool looking! How did you DO that!!!! Awesome!
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05/06/2005 09:31:04 AM
interesting concept for theme, nice choice of lens, nice light, nice dof, nice color, a little dizzy to look at.....I just fell down.
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05/06/2005 09:11:26 AM
Like the fisheye use and the overall sense of this photo. 8
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05/06/2005 08:26:41 AM
Awsome :) Love every thing about this picture. 10
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05/06/2005 07:45:26 AM
great photo
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05/06/2005 05:22:05 AM
very good interpretation of the theme 9
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05/06/2005 05:17:39 AM
Good one, and thought out...9
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05/06/2005 04:48:22 AM
nice composition.
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05/06/2005 03:09:59 AM
nice idea and image sweet dreams!
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05/06/2005 01:31:06 AM
Wow, very good use of fisheye! I wish my Zenitar produced this much effect on my dSLR. 10
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05/06/2005 12:36:22 AM
Very nice use of fisheye, perfect for this category, great place to dream
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05/06/2005 12:35:00 AM
Very Neat, love the curvature of the horizon.
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05/06/2005 12:29:40 AM
Great creative use of a circular filter. Too cool. 9
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