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Dreamy Lights
Dreamy Lights
jonasval


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Challenge: D&L (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO Macro Super II for Canon
Location: Reykjavík
Date: Aug 27, 2005
Aperture: 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30
Date Uploaded: Aug 27, 2005

Well I've been meaning to take this shoot for a while. I don't expect this to do good tho.

Statistics
Place: 11 out of 200
Avg (all users): 6.6733
Avg (commenters): 8.1290
Avg (participants): 6.4118
Avg (non-participants): 6.9091
Views since voting: 2794
Views during voting: 427
Votes: 251
Comments: 39
Favorites: 7 (view)


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09/12/2005 01:13:10 PM
Thank you for the Critique SJCarter! I wanted to explain the blur on the water. And why the moon isn't more burnt out(which few people asked about). I took the photo on 30 seconds and it was pretty windy so the water came out blurry. And there where clouds in front of the moon so I think that could have saved the moon from beeing to overexposed.

Thanks again everyone!
09/11/2005 08:08:54 PM
*Greetings from the Critique Club*

First off, let me say congratulations on your 11th place finish! I remember this image quite well from the D&L challenge.

Hmmm... What to say about an image that scored a 6.6+... Well, I'll offer some of my observations - please don't weigh them heavily, however, as I'm sure I'll be grasping for areas of improvement! :-)

Composition:
Fantastic! It's very nicely balanced and uses the rule of thirds well. Good title too. I am curious as to the reflections in the water - they don't seem to me to necessarily be coming from the lights. Were they added along with the water blur? Or were they just the result of the long exposure? They don't quite look "natural".

Focus/DOF:
Tack sharp. Outstanding. The water's focus is a puzzler though (to me). Would still like to know how it was achieved. It works well, but is an obvious contrast to the rest of the image's focus.

Color:
VERY magical. The unnatural vividness of the tones really help transport the viewer to another place and time. Great use.

Overall:
WOW... :-) This is really a super piece of work. Glad you finally took that shot! Terrific job - congratulations again!

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09/05/2005 07:56:36 AM
Beautiful shot Jónas! Congratulations! well done.. Til hamingju með 11 sætið og þessa fallegu mynd..
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09/05/2005 03:30:01 AM
Thank you all for the comments!
09/05/2005 01:05:57 AM
A little night magic. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/04/2005 11:24:41 PM
This is just a wonderful image. The illumination and colors are, if I may sound hokey, DELIGHTFUL! Good Luck.
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09/04/2005 08:37:29 PM
Pretty like a postcard. 8
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09/04/2005 07:28:04 PM
Total fantasy. 8
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09/03/2005 08:36:35 AM
Very pretty. Where is this? It's difficult to get a good time exposure with the moon in it without serious blown-out issues. Nicely done.
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09/03/2005 07:58:49 AM
Marvellous night shot.
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09/02/2005 09:45:00 PM
yes it is quite dreamy. it almost looks like a model set up as the mountains look 2d. The moon is incredibly exposed though something just feels odd about it's jaggy outline and it looking backlit. overall an extremely intriuging piece
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09/01/2005 02:09:44 PM
gorgeous!
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09/01/2005 12:08:38 PM
really nice work, the colours are amazing and the subject is gorgeous.
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09/01/2005 03:37:25 AM
Finally,I have found Perfection. Where is this, I want to live there.
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09/01/2005 12:26:22 AM
Love it! It would be awesome to have a print of this! The beauty of lights!
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08/31/2005 09:44:19 AM
What a great photo. I find the reflections stunning and the half moon adds just the right touch. 10
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08/31/2005 12:07:14 AM
oh my!
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08/30/2005 08:34:46 PM
Love the colors! The moon is awesome!
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08/30/2005 06:03:35 PM
How did you keep the nice shape on the moon? Judging by the star patterns on the lights and the smooth reflection this looks like a pretty long exposure, which tends to burn out the moon. Good job, just wondering how you did it?
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08/30/2005 04:20:12 PM
Great shot. I'm giving it a 10.
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08/30/2005 01:33:12 PM
Nowhere I know could ever look like this, even the moon and cloud cooperate.
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08/30/2005 01:25:28 PM
Nicely done. I hope you don't get racked because some people want the little ampersand in the title. BOL 9 here. Indeed is dreamy (or Disney like).
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08/30/2005 09:51:41 AM
wow, love the colors and the use of the star filter. I'm pegging this on as top three. the comp. is really nice and pulls the eye into the frame. The sky above the church and above the hill seems a little dirty but I don't think that will matter much
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08/30/2005 02:54:13 AM
This looks too fake; a somewhat more subtle use of NeatImage and saturation may have produced a ribbon contender.
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08/30/2005 12:04:18 AM
WOnderful, fits title... well done
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08/29/2005 10:34:35 PM
very cool, nice long exposure. great colors and cool looking moon...good detail in the shadow areas.....well done...10
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08/29/2005 08:54:38 PM
Great shot, subject colours and reflections.. make this a print after the challenge is over
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08/29/2005 07:36:46 PM
Colorful image of the lights. Like the starlight effect of the lights. Excellent. 8
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08/29/2005 07:13:23 PM
Gotta love two things about this photo, the colors and the moon, well executed!
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08/29/2005 04:23:45 PM
Beautiful! It looks like a fairy tale! The colors reflecting on the water are just stunning.
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08/29/2005 03:30:23 PM
það er sem vanti skerpu og focus, sem vélin hafi hreifst. en cool concept : )
08/29/2005 02:21:57 PM
Beautiful color and excellent compostion!
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08/29/2005 01:28:10 PM
This IS very dreamy looking! Great work! 10
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08/29/2005 08:28:16 AM
Very nice, and interesting, photograph
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08/29/2005 07:30:59 AM
Did you hire the moon for this shot, because it couldn't be placed better. Great shot, Great Colors, Great Feel -- Great Job!!!
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08/29/2005 04:52:51 AM
nice one, i really like it, amazing, good luck
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08/29/2005 03:41:48 AM
Very Nice image, good selection of colors, star effect on lights, distracting, ...8
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08/29/2005 01:55:53 AM
Absolutely wonderful. I love the lights and the colors. Very storybook looking. The moon adds a nice touch. Definately a winner!!!
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08/29/2005 12:32:03 AM
Very cool. I love the intense colors and the blur in the water. This is really awesome. 9
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