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Sunset Dream
Sunset Dream
Judith Polakoff


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Challenge: Silhouettes II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Tamron AF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 LD for Nikon
Location: Upstate New York (the pond on my property)
Date: May 12, 2005
Aperture: F/6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200 sec.
Galleries: Animals, Water
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2005

I applied lots of curves adjustments and also used some photo filters to add various colors to the water, which color was mostly golden in the original. Then the usual resizing and unsharp mask.

Statistics
Place: 75 out of 248
Avg (all users): 5.8838
Avg (commenters): 7.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4516
Avg (non-participants): 6.3419
Views since voting: 817
Views during voting: 339
Votes: 241
Comments: 17
Favorites: 0


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05/21/2005 09:23:45 PM
beautiful image, well captured silhouette
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05/21/2005 07:51:33 PM
Very, very cool. Love the misty feeling of this image. Good colours too.
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05/21/2005 05:32:29 PM
Beautiful soft focus sillhouette.
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05/18/2005 11:21:10 PM
Outside of the magenta tint, this image is glorious and a very good silhoutte.
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05/18/2005 09:41:47 PM
Great picture, one of my rare 10, well done and good luck.
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05/18/2005 10:41:58 AM
Just Beautiful ! Mary~
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05/17/2005 09:55:14 PM
Nice colors and good silhouette. There's a little bit of halo around the ducks...or perhaps it just looks a little soft to me. Love the reflections on the water!
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05/17/2005 01:40:16 PM
How pretty! It looks like a water color painting!
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05/17/2005 07:46:10 AM
Absolutaly breathtaking. This is just phenominal. I could look at this one for hours and never grow bored with the perfect gold water with hints of other colors gently mixed in, and the amazingly crisp ripples in the water. The silhouettes have a nice clean edge and just perfect. My only very small complaint would be that the water on the botom is a little soft. I would have liked for it to be as crisp as the rest of the image. But thats just personal raste. This is still a perfect shot worth every bit of my 10 and more.
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05/17/2005 06:09:21 AM
The rich colours and patterns in the water really give the image impact.
Although the ducks seem unnaturally dark for the surroundings, it doesn`t spoil the overall effect for me in one of the best images I`ve seen so far.
Good luck.
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05/16/2005 05:35:34 PM
Nice composition. I'm having a tough time figuring out what you did but the edges of the ducks ended up very off. I'm thinking upping the contrast a bunch would have helped the ducks stand out without the artifacts.
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05/16/2005 03:57:29 PM
A little sharp around the right goose
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05/16/2005 11:35:08 AM
Wonderful emotions with this one.
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05/16/2005 11:01:44 AM
Lovely composition, but there are white "hazyness" right on top of the two primary silhouetted elements, suggestive of over processing through dodge/burn.
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05/16/2005 10:47:25 AM
Love the dreamy colors & quality you included. A beautiful image. One - albeit very slight - thing I noticed (IMHO) is that the reflections of the birds are both single straight lines. I'm sure it's just the angle/light/whatever, but their reflections on the water don't seem to match their graceful curves. It's an extremely peaceful shot - no question about it. Makes me feel calm & sleepy. (7)
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05/16/2005 05:42:10 AM
A Monet background,with color & good composition,I like the sillouette.....8
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05/16/2005 04:55:09 AM
excellent shot 10
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