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A Sea of Tranquility
A Sea of Tranquility

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Challenge: Destinations (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM
Location: Hudson, Qc
Date: Sep 18, 2005
Aperture: F 22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 8 secs
Galleries: Landscape, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2005

Shot by placing my camera on a rock to shoot a long exposure during the sunset. It was actually still quite light out, so I used a gradiated ND filter to lower the exposure on the sky. Shot at f/22 to slow down the shutter speed (8 secs) to get that silky feel to the water. It was actually a very calm day on the lake, but it's never this still.

Processed from the RAW file, with slight exposure increase, to PS in 16-bit. Corrected for slight rotation of image.

In PS, eliminated a few dust bunnies with healing tool, increased shadow details, slight levels, saturation using a velvia action. Crop, resize, add border to help balance out the top a little, then save and submit.

After doing all this, I go to the submit page and read the details of the challenge topic. Opps! Well this is probably where I'll end up, most Sundays for many years. Just hope few readers actually read the topic description. Good luck to me.

Place: 7 out of 191
Avg (all users): 6.7353
Avg (commenters): 7.5556
Avg (participants): 6.3827
Avg (non-participants): 6.9675
Views since voting: 2088
Views during voting: 311
Votes: 204
Comments: 11
Favorites: 3 (view)

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09/26/2005 12:34:26 AM
What a rendition and what romance does this image evoke. great job and congratulations on your top ten finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/23/2005 03:05:43 PM
Nice water effect. I love the feel of this shot.
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09/23/2005 07:27:20 AM
Great image, well captured, peronally I would have shown a little less sky detail and more foreground
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09/22/2005 09:20:26 PM
Beautiful shot. I love the colors. Very soft and flowing. I am normally turned off by borders but I think here it really adds some depth and show nice here. I hope you do well in this challenge. Good luck.
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09/22/2005 07:31:53 AM
amazing frame
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09/22/2005 12:05:17 AM
Wow...amazing. Wonderful lighting, focus, composition...everything. Def a 10! I only wish I had taken it! :)
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09/21/2005 12:34:48 PM
For me, I wish the horizon was a little higher or lower and not so centered, but what a beautiful location!
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09/20/2005 10:47:56 PM
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09/20/2005 06:12:40 AM
Aaaahhh........ tranquil.
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09/19/2005 07:39:09 PM
very nice.
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09/19/2005 09:41:42 AM
Very pretty. It has a simple softness to it. I like the angle of the shot and the silhouette of the rocks.
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