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Raindrops are falling
Raindrops are falling

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shallow DOF II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: NJ
Date: Dec 18, 2005
Aperture: F6
ISO: 350
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Dec 18, 2005

How this was done:

I have a water fountain which I sat in front of a vase of 3 flowers. I shot this with my Nikon with a +3 filter with flash. In photoshop I cropped and contrast, and sharpened.

Place: 51 out of 346
Avg (all users): 5.9734
Avg (commenters): 6.9231
Avg (participants): 5.5929
Avg (non-participants): 6.2600
Views since voting: 1122
Views during voting: 420
Votes: 263
Comments: 16
Favorites: 2 (view)

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12/28/2005 06:37:38 AM
7 - No, this has to be an illusion. Good 'capture' either way. Criticism; maybe a fraction tighter crop at the top, still incorporating the balancing 'darkness', but just a little less, and, who knows how, but a fraction sharper on those 'drops', likely make this even better in my opinion. Back to see 'how/what', post challenge. Up to 7 from 6. edit:typo

Message edited by author 2005-12-28 19:57:35.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/27/2005 08:16:31 PM
Wow, this is a great capture. I'm kind of wondering why the "speed lines" show that the drops are flying up?
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12/27/2005 03:19:45 PM
looks photoshopped to me
12/27/2005 02:34:38 PM
ahhhhhhh love it
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12/26/2005 01:45:32 PM
Are they falling up? Either the picture is inverted, or more likely you should have used rear sync flash. Also, the shadow across the front of the flower is distracting. However, these shots are hard to take and I love the colors. - 8
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12/24/2005 05:37:07 AM
Tighter frame and less light reflection in the water drops would have helped.
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12/23/2005 05:12:45 PM
Wow, that's a neat effect. OK, one question: is this done with first-curtain sync, or is it upside down, with second-curtain sync? It "feels" to me like the latter, though I imagine either is quite possible. Anyway, interesting -- the images in the drops (ignoring the blur) are awesome.
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12/23/2005 11:09:01 AM
back for comments. good use of colors and a great macro. good luck in the challenge
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12/23/2005 03:18:06 AM
Though the drops aren't tack sharp, the refractions surely are. Great background wash as well.
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12/22/2005 01:54:44 PM
Magical...is it upside down? Great shot.
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12/22/2005 09:39:32 AM
is this picture upside down?
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12/21/2005 10:46:45 PM
great idea and well focused, but i think it needs a tighter crop
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12/21/2005 05:43:11 PM
incredible shot, especially the flowers in the reflections
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12/21/2005 11:37:54 AM
that is nice - 8
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12/21/2005 09:16:52 AM
Magic drops, I call them, and just love the reflection of the flowers in each of the drops, so si good..........
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12/21/2005 09:11:12 AM
I think I would have liked it inverted - the blur would then make sense for me. But this is an excellent capture - not going to ask how many shots it took! 9 - good luck in the challenge!
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