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Spirit in the Lake
Spirit in the Lake
Neil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Lighting III (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Ithaca, NY
Date: Oct 14, 2006
Aperture: 25
ISO: 100
Shutter: Bulb (101 Seconds)
Galleries: Abstract, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 17, 2006

A 101 second exposure. A polarizer + ND8 and a tripod, together with leaves in the water slowly swirling to produce this pattern. I would have liked to ditch the reflection but the scene was so dark in my viewfinder, I had trouble seeing the effect of the polarizer.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 311
Avg (all users): 6.8355
Avg (commenters): 8.2632
Avg (participants): 6.5181
Avg (non-participants): 7.0135
Views since voting: 2779
Views during voting: 378
Votes: 231
Comments: 35
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/03/2006 11:16:48 AM
Weird But cool. Good JOb!
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11/03/2006 08:58:46 AM
I love the rich brown, the swirls are icing on the cake. Beautiful job
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10/29/2006 09:27:58 PM
Amazing! Congratulations on your 6th place.
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10/27/2006 03:48:00 PM
What a beautiful image Neil! Almost unreal, and perfect for a fairy tale! :)
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10/26/2006 05:32:50 PM
Excellent shot, congrats on the 6th place!
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10/26/2006 04:17:45 AM
magical capture, great dreamy landscape.
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10/26/2006 12:30:18 AM
Man, I wonder if using the polarizer first to check the reflection, and then adding the ND8 would have gone.

Man, I love this shot, I saw something akin to it in Outdoor Photo, but this goes levels beyond that by adding the dreamy processing. Love it, Love it, Love it.
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10/25/2006 10:30:43 PM
Neil, this is crazy good!! I'm all about these kinds of pictures. What kind of ND8 filter were you using? Great job! Congratulations on your top 10!
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10/25/2006 10:12:55 AM
What a wonderful place..you have made it even more wonderful with this fabulous image.
Very well done Neil.
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10/25/2006 01:06:01 AM
Ahhhh, now I get it. :) Great job & congrats on a great finish!
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10/25/2006 01:01:08 AM
I really thought this would place higher. How anyone gave it a 2 is beyond me.
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10/25/2006 12:52:05 AM
again .. this is amazing ... very well done ... congrats on the top ten finish!
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10/25/2006 12:25:46 AM
this is also incredible, i hope your free study is something like this! OR not, whatever you do is awsome but i think you found a great spot, this is just so WOW
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/24/2006 11:46:20 PM
beautiful scene, i love the transparent-ness of the water
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10/24/2006 11:27:07 PM
Like to set up a hammock and take nap somewhere in that picture.Nice.Good luck
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10/24/2006 09:27:07 PM
Very magical location. I'd love to see this edited after challenge without the small rock and the "spirit". The spiral in the water is wonderful.
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10/24/2006 02:27:48 PM
Meets Challenge: 3
Lighting/Processing: 8
Composition: 8
Overall Impression: 8
"WOW" factor: 8

Average Score: 7
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10/24/2006 10:27:33 AM
Wow...mysterious place. Great place to photograph.
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10/23/2006 04:42:05 AM
what i see is eden, a paradise.
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10/22/2006 07:42:52 AM
wow! this is VERY cool. lovely shot. Good luck in the challenge. I hope you do well. 9
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10/21/2006 09:30:38 PM
OMG, this is gorgeous! I'm envious of your talent!
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10/21/2006 08:39:27 PM
Beautyful picture, I sure hope this one is a winner... one of my favorites
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10/21/2006 02:58:24 PM
It's definitely intersting, but I have no idea what I am looking at. If the image was split by the top third and the bottom two thirds, you would never guess they were part of the same scene. And other than the "ghost", the top third is the most appealing part of the image. Good capture though - I look forward to the explanation. :)
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10/21/2006 01:30:04 AM
Simply amazing! I just keep staring at it going "wow!".
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10/20/2006 09:14:49 PM
I like how my eye is drawn along to the light in the back.
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10/19/2006 02:59:00 PM
Wow totally interesting!!
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10/19/2006 01:59:10 PM
Looks very Neil Shapiro-esque -- beautiful! The swirling leaves really make this a unique shot!
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10/19/2006 12:18:23 PM
very nice!!
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10/18/2006 11:38:00 PM
very well done ... love the lighting ..
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10/18/2006 12:46:26 PM
great colors, tones, and impact. not so bad on the cmposition either.-10-
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10/18/2006 12:39:16 PM
This is gorgeous. The use of light here makes this look like it came right out of some enchanted fairytale!
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10/18/2006 10:27:50 AM
Nice! What a pleasant composition for those falls! Wonderful study in motion and pattern!

I know exactly where that was taken as I dropped my lens hood into those waters last year about this time....you didn't see it, did you? ;-)
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10/18/2006 08:07:12 AM
wow...that swirl in the foreground is amazing...
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10/18/2006 02:28:49 AM
Cleverly processed...rich and tantalising
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10/18/2006 12:13:13 AM
amazing - doesnt seem real in an otehrworldly kind of way
nice burnt autumnal tones
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