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On the river Styx (Peter Matthiessen)
On the river Styx (Peter Matthiessen)
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Challenge: Book Titles (Classic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-D60
Location: Annevoie Gardens
Date: Nov 9, 2003
Aperture: 9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/180
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2003

Sigma 70-200 @110mm
Crop, levels,brightness/contrast, hue/saturation, resize,USM

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 231
Avg (all users): 6.9609
Avg (commenters): 7.8571
Avg (participants): 6.7680
Avg (non-participants): 7.1450
Views since voting: 2472
Votes: 256
Comments: 32
Favorites: 7 (view)


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01/07/2004 11:15:53 AM
Beautiful landscape! Is it in Belgium? Where at? I went to High School at the NATO base near Mons.
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11/19/2003 08:02:08 PM
I loved this image during the voting and I continue to do so. Congratulations on the top 10 finish. Anne
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/17/2003 03:01:13 PM
Nice capture. Good lighting and colors make for a pleasing image. 8 -danny
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11/17/2003 07:33:29 AM
Wonderful to look at, though perhaps a bit too cheerful and bright for the River Styx.
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11/16/2003 11:23:58 AM
This is gorgeous and mysterious. The light is perfect.
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11/16/2003 07:37:22 AM
Jeesh, Charon has a spare boat? Beautiful shot - like the near graphic quality given by the very still water and that tongue of land. Can't quite imagine the borders of hell looking so peaceful, however :-)
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11/15/2003 10:16:52 PM
Very serene. I haven't heard of the book but your picture has great imagery. One of my favorites.
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11/15/2003 05:31:28 PM
I liked this image from the first moment my eyes caught a glimpse of it. I think this is because of three reasons:
1) Wonderful fall colors, light & well composed (reflections)
2) Peaceful landscape. It looks like a nice place to ponder about life, the universe and the rest. It is like: Stop! Take a rest........ Ahhhhhhh........... Ok, hit me with another week of work.
3) Great use of leading lines. You've got the slope of the hill, the shoreline of the pond and the lines of the paths. The eye wanders across the frame.

What really adds to this photo are the boats in front. Without them it would look too empty.

The only thing I don't like is the sky. Too white. But with the current rules you have to make a tradeoff between the sky or the foreground. It think you made the right choice. 9
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11/15/2003 04:53:22 PM
very pretty
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11/15/2003 06:27:31 AM
Wonderful scene and great picture even if it looks to be a lake, not a river.
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11/15/2003 01:34:29 AM
After studying your photo again I am raising the score from a 7 to an 9. I really like this a lot. The tones are very warm and pleasing. Good composition and depth of field. Good detail in the shadows. Very well done.
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11/14/2003 10:14:09 PM
beautiful... great focus and DOF, good color saturation, the curve of the shoreline makes this great
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11/14/2003 09:30:32 PM
Yummy colors, clarity and composition work well. This is a great shot in my working-to-be-better eyes. I don't know the book, but sure like the photo.
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11/14/2003 11:18:36 AM
nice setting
beatiful colours
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11/14/2003 12:13:59 AM
What a beauty. The colors are beautiful, the perfectly still water is so relaxing to look at. You have captured a great photograph.
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11/13/2003 11:57:29 PM
Beautiful shot! I thought Styx was the river that crosses from life to death...this is to pretty for that connotation!
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11/13/2003 09:35:31 PM
I like the reflection in the water 6
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11/13/2003 08:26:52 PM
Almost unnatural! Good!
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11/13/2003 04:45:02 PM
The colors and the mood of this photo are almost unreal! The roadway cutting through the grass adds interest to the hillside. Nice shot!
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11/13/2003 12:50:14 PM
Wonderful light and color.
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11/13/2003 12:15:47 PM
such a peaceful scenery, the colors and reflection turned out beautifuly :)
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11/13/2003 07:54:46 AM
Beautiful shot, nice and clear and great colors.
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11/13/2003 06:14:21 AM
Wow - such colours and interesting landscape.
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11/13/2003 05:10:25 AM
What a beautiful photo, and perfect for the challenge. The lighting here makes it I feel. Great stuff.
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11/12/2003 10:47:27 PM
WOW... I love it, too bad about the sky blown out- but can't have everything.
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11/12/2003 05:06:42 PM
Very clear, sharp and the light is very good, reflection excellent. 7
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11/12/2003 04:46:02 PM
Amazing shot. I really like the long shadows
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11/12/2003 11:49:16 AM
Nice shot with good reflections. I would expect the river Styx to be Stygian (dark, foreboding). Good picture though.
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11/12/2003 10:48:49 AM
quite a stunning image (Mathhiessen is a favorite of mine) the light is lovely, reflections sharp, image crisp
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11/12/2003 09:50:17 AM
looks more like a golf course than hell
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11/12/2003 04:35:21 AM
This is really nice and sharp picture... Color, contrast and reflection of the water> they all beautiful. Nice composition. Very Well Done!!!
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11/12/2003 04:01:11 AM
never read the book can't judge how the pic relates. however a nice peacefull pic of a golf course.
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