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Stream of Light
Stream of Light

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Challenge: Refraction of Light (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Tamron SP AF 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 AD Aspherical IF for Nikon
Location: Overland Park Arboretum, Kansas
Date: Apr 3, 2006
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2006

Cropped off right side a little to get rid of some blown specks in the water, and then a little of the left to rebalance the composition. Sharpened, levels(black point selcted on rigt shadow), hue/sat, save for web.

I loved the way the light was streaming through onto the rock and creating the tiger stripes on it. Hope you guys do too.

Filename : DSC_0074.JPG
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Main Information
Model : NIKON D50
Software : Ver.1.00
DateTime : 2006:04:03 16:11:13
Sub Information
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FNumber : F5.6
ExposureProgram : Program Normal
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DateTimeOriginal : 2006:04:03 16:11:13
DateTimeDigitized : 2006:04:03 16:11:13
CompressedBitsPerPixel : 4/1 (bit/pixel)
ExposureBiasValue : EV-1.0
MaxApertureValue : F5.7
MeteringMode : Division
LightSource : Unidentified
Flash : Not fired
FocalLength : 135.00(mm)
UserComment :
ExifImageWidth : 3008
ExifImageHeight : 2000
ExposureMode : Auto
WhiteBalance : Auto
DigitalZoomRatio : 1/1
FocalLength(35mm) : 202(mm)
SceneCaptureType : Standard
GainControl : None
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Hard
SubjectDistanceRange : Unknown

Place: 36 out of 161
Avg (all users): 5.9188
Avg (commenters): 7.8889
Avg (participants): 5.2429
Avg (non-participants): 6.1542
Views since voting: 801
Views during voting: 344
Votes: 271
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/23/2006 09:08:38 PM
Coming from my 1-4-0 thread ...

Steve, this type of shot isn't my favourite and it took me a moment to realise quite what it was (I was thinking abstract). IMHO thats a good thing as I spent more time viewing the shot. Looking at the commenters average vote of 7.889 you have a decent market for this type of work.

If the water was right I'd have preferred the protuding rock to have been in the bottom third of the shot but I guess thats a size of image issue?
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/11/2006 02:56:28 PM
I live at the seaside, and often photograph on the beach, but this is better than I have been able to shoot. I think it seems to have a touch of sunset about it, and seem to see colour refractions from the light rainbowing the bent rocks under the water - very effective! I think some movement of the ripples has been caught, which drags the image of the rocks and extends them, and you have chosen just the right length of exposure.

Very nice image on all counts, and just a lovely level of contrast and juxtaposition of sharpnesses

Hope you do well
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04/11/2006 11:27:35 AM
simple and on task
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04/09/2006 08:53:58 PM
this is stunning...love the colour, hope you do well
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04/09/2006 08:42:30 PM
Excellent image here.....I love it.....
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04/08/2006 01:10:15 PM
Great shot! Can't recomend anything to improve this.
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04/08/2006 02:18:14 AM
Incredibly rich tones. Nice approach to the challenge.
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04/08/2006 01:38:05 AM
Nice color, textures and composition.
Much more pleasing than all the still life studio shots I see here.
Very nice job
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04/07/2006 06:57:14 PM
This could have probably also worked well in textures. Nice.
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04/05/2006 10:22:06 PM
beautiful shot and good example of refraction.
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