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Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Kinderdijk, Netherlands
Date: Oct 18, 2005
Aperture: 16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 478 seconds
Galleries: Landscape, Architecture
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2005

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8 minutes exposure.

After the Challenge
To be honnest, I never expected this to win, it was a last minute submission.
The whole week we had a clear sky, and I wanted clouds. Just before the challenge started some clouds came in so I drove the 100Km again in the middle of the night to take this shot.
The water was moving to strong, so I used an extremely long shuttertime to get the reflection in the water.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 371
Avg (all users): 7.1044
Avg (commenters): 8.0930
Avg (participants): 6.8618
Avg (non-participants): 7.2759
Views since voting: 19090
Views during voting: 488
Votes: 297
Comments: 78
Favorites: 44 (view)


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12/22/2005 07:12:24 PM
i need to get me one of them damn windmills ;-)
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11/03/2005 05:38:23 PM
Originally posted by Robert P:

Perfect! And amazing that the windmill blades are so motionless and sharp. The star is like an encoded EXIF - "this is a long exposure". What time of morning is the shot?


Somewhere around midnight....
11/03/2005 12:18:45 PM
Perfect! And amazing that the windmill blades are so motionless and sharp. The star is like an encoded EXIF - "this is a long exposure". What time of morning is the shot?
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11/01/2005 01:05:39 PM
Originally posted by westramp:

Originally posted by kenskid:

That one little shooting star draws my attention away from this great shot. I'm sure you'll get some comments saying "it made the whole shot" 9


Probably an airliner... easy touch-up, if needed.


Nope it's a star, it realy is, this is an 8 minutes exposure.
And yes, it's easy enough to touch up, but, well the basic editting rules forbid that.

Thanks for commenting.
11/01/2005 11:19:03 AM
Originally posted by kenskid:

That one little shooting star draws my attention away from this great shot. I'm sure you'll get some comments saying "it made the whole shot" 9


Probably an airliner... easy touch-up, if needed.
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10/31/2005 02:05:15 PM
Congratulations on a beautiful image!
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10/30/2005 11:53:18 PM
A lovely gem added to DPC and one that will entertain the viewers senses for months to come. Congratulations on your Blue. This is a spectacular study.
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10/28/2005 08:36:34 AM
beautiful lines, the blue ones, beautiful color adn blending, super nice composition. this is a great one.
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10/27/2005 09:30:14 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!!
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10/27/2005 03:06:09 PM
I thought you'd do well- congratulations!
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10/27/2005 12:22:03 PM
Beautiful photo! Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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10/26/2005 11:09:28 PM
Looks like Woody went under this time. You're a monster. ;-)
Congrats!
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10/26/2005 07:26:07 PM
Congrats on another fantastic challenge entry!
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10/26/2005 06:42:18 PM
Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE win!!
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10/26/2005 06:07:45 PM
Echt, ik zweer je, ik zat op een 6.2 op een gegeven moment, en aangezien er een paar shots tussen zitten die veel beter zijn...
Het ging om de reflectie, en die heb ik bijna niet.
Ach ja, niet verdient, wel gekregen. En het gevoel is lekker, maar het overtreft zeker niet mijn eerste keer dat ik een ribbon scoorde. Ik ben toen de hele week van slag geweest.
10/26/2005 05:10:37 PM
Gefeliciteerd.

"Ribbons ga ik deze keer niet halen". ROFL! :)
Moet een lekker gevoel gegeven hebben om de score zo te zien klimmen.
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10/26/2005 02:03:01 PM
Congrats on your blue. Beautiful picture.
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10/26/2005 10:53:33 AM
Congrats man! Three blueys now!
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10/26/2005 08:38:17 AM
Goregous! Congrats!
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10/26/2005 07:26:18 AM
One of my top finishers. Great shot and well deserved Blue.
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10/26/2005 03:49:03 AM
A real beauty!!!! Congratulations, mate!
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10/26/2005 03:29:49 AM
Extraordinary image, congratulations!!For me photography is all about creating a feeling in the soul of the one who's looking at the picture!This is one of those pictures...
It sais something!
Congratulations!
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10/26/2005 03:21:47 AM
This is really nice. Well done.
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10/26/2005 03:00:09 AM
Beautiful shot, Philos. Rich and serene.
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10/26/2005 02:30:30 AM
Congrats on another blue!!! Beautiful picture.
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10/26/2005 12:46:24 AM
congrats on your blue!!
: )
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10/26/2005 12:06:30 AM
Great.
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10/26/2005 12:06:22 AM
congradulations!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/25/2005 10:25:37 PM
Great angle, composition and contras. Very nice tones sky and the reflection.
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10/25/2005 08:31:08 PM
That one little shooting star draws my attention away from this great shot. I'm sure you'll get some comments saying "it made the whole shot" 9
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10/25/2005 08:05:53 PM
hrm... oddly reminicent of a previous winner...

nice image regaurdless. I like the contrast between the sharp reality and the blurry reflection.
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10/25/2005 07:22:38 PM
Peter?

Astounding shot. I love it.
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10/25/2005 05:52:53 PM
lovely photo! i think that the windmill and bridge are more the focus of this picture than the reflection...at least, they demand more of my attention than the reflection. gorgeous colors in the sky.
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10/25/2005 02:55:55 PM
Good iimage.
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10/25/2005 11:56:45 AM
The bridge looks a bit static...otherwise a brilliant picture
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10/25/2005 09:09:34 AM
gorgeous lighting and subtle reflection, overcomes the 50/50 split... excellent
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10/25/2005 08:31:38 AM
calm and clean
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10/25/2005 07:33:47 AM
lovely pic mate... you are surly deserve a ribbon... Blue I'd say ;-)
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10/24/2005 08:09:53 PM
I like the photo. It's quite clear, but the water looks too blurry.
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10/24/2005 07:51:25 PM
Brilliant shot, one of the beset so far!
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10/24/2005 03:23:14 PM
Love the surreal aspect of this shot. Good color and nice choice for long exposure.
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10/24/2005 11:59:37 AM
Great color and comp! One of my favorites.
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10/23/2005 08:26:54 PM
There is nothing about this that I dislike Very well done "10"
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10/23/2005 06:52:40 PM
Very colorful and well composed shot. The bridge just carries you to the windmill. The water has an unusually even blurring effect here... almost as if it was photoshop blurred. I would be very interested in how you accomplished it... DoF? a kind wind? Whatever you did, it made a great impact.
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10/23/2005 01:46:04 PM
beautiful light and good comp.
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10/23/2005 09:23:12 AM
i love the soft colours,
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10/22/2005 07:48:14 PM
This is a feel good shot! Love it
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10/22/2005 04:57:36 PM
This has such a great, mystical feel to it. I love the composition, the colors and the crispness of it all. Congrats on a sure top 10 finisher! - 10
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10/22/2005 04:01:19 PM
i loved this one. very nice colors and composition. 10.
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10/22/2005 02:50:40 PM
What exposure time did you use? I really like the soft effect of the water, which I can only assume was done with a long exposure time, but then the windmill couldn't have been spinning....
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10/22/2005 08:05:28 AM
Very pretty picture. Can't find any fault overall. Only problem is it feels like déja vu. 7.
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10/21/2005 10:37:05 PM
Wonderful picture, luve the soft colors and the reflection. This will be on the home page for sure.
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10/21/2005 08:08:18 PM
This is an excellent shot! You get a 10 from me!
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10/21/2005 03:34:11 PM
Beautiful. I love the blurr of the reflection.
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10/21/2005 09:31:27 AM
Gorgeous color, nice contrast between the sharpness of the subjects and their blurred reflections.
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10/20/2005 09:06:03 PM
wow. top 10 at worst...this is such an awesome picture! wonderful capture! :D
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10/20/2005 08:49:29 PM
The blur in the water maks the rest of the picture look unnatural... otherwise its a nice shot.
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10/20/2005 08:41:01 PM
Nice blur. Well done! If the place had traveled alittle more. -8
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10/20/2005 12:46:09 PM
on 2nd glance, I,m bumping this up to 8
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10/20/2005 11:43:32 AM
Stunning shot! Love it, great job!
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10/20/2005 10:11:33 AM
Beautiful. I wish the reflections were a little more pronounced but it is still one of the top images in the contest.
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10/20/2005 10:08:02 AM
such an amazingly smooth photo. I love the water quality and the soft reflections! Good luck!!
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10/20/2005 09:42:43 AM
Love the colors in this one.
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10/20/2005 09:35:42 AM
wonderful in all ways.
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10/20/2005 08:01:18 AM
It's funny, someone mentioned this to me in one of my photos...you can't seem to have a sky photograph these days without having some sort of jetstream! In any event, I love the long exposure to smooth out the water here. A technique I need to start doing myself on certain photos.
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10/20/2005 05:09:16 AM
I voted this as if it met the basic challenge as its very well done... if it wasn't the shimmering breeze that made the waterr (reflection) so nice ... what did you do to get that effect & the correct exposure on the railing?
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10/19/2005 09:24:09 PM
just beautiful
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10/19/2005 09:12:56 PM
nice photo but wud have been better if the reflection was clearer
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10/19/2005 09:06:15 PM
I swear I have seen this place before...
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10/19/2005 08:33:27 PM
Colour qualities make tis one of the better landscapes. The soft reflection reminds me of Monet
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10/19/2005 07:54:32 PM
Great shot!
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10/19/2005 07:18:32 PM
Your starry eyes was much better wasn't it, just too much movement in the wather this time for a winner I think
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10/19/2005 04:14:52 PM
Beautiful picture. Very tranquil.
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10/19/2005 02:57:37 PM
Delightful! Thank you for sharing.
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10/19/2005 02:14:37 PM
Dude, are you at it again?

Assuming this is Peter again. :)

Don't have a lot to say other than that it matches the winning windmill from a few weeks ago. Very good.
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10/19/2005 11:26:26 AM
Beautiful colours, good composition, a bit too 'soft' IMO and the little white airplane stripe above the mill distracts me. I would have liked it better if the reflection would be sharper.
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10/19/2005 06:02:12 AM
another windmill reflecting on water. Man - I need one of these! Pretty. I like the blurrring going on. 6
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10/19/2005 12:35:17 AM
LOVE IT ...10
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