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Pond Placid
3rd PlacePond Placid
Hauxon


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Still (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Olympus 18mm f/3.5 MF Wide Ange Zuiko
Location: Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Date: Mar 27, 2007
Aperture: f/16
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Landscape, Still Life
Date Uploaded: Mar 27, 2007

My entry for "Pop culture" is not scoring as well as I'd like for my WPL team so I needed to submit a "Still" or "Spinning" image to make up for it.

This morning we Icelanders were blessed first with snow and later still and sunny weather (a rarity in Iceland). I've seen this picture in my head for years since the house (named Straumur) and the pond can be seen from the highway between Reykjavik and the airport. The shot came out is almost exactly like I planned :-) so I'm very happy with it. Hope you DPCers like it too.

The light was very good so there was not much need for post processing. Just small dozes of USM, curves and color balance and shadow/highlight in Photoshop.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 276
Avg (all users): 7.0809
Avg (commenters): 8.2500
Avg (participants): 7.0385
Avg (non-participants): 7.1158
Views since voting: 6818
Views during voting: 275
Votes: 173
Comments: 48
Favorites: 15 (view)


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04/14/2007 06:08:36 PM
A lovely image. Congrats!
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04/09/2007 02:30:09 PM
A very stunning scene and a beautiful reflection, congratulations on winning the yellow ribbon!
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04/05/2007 07:16:34 PM
Congratz. ! Þessi mynd á svo vel þetta sæti .... sjálfur hefði ég vilja sjá hana ofar.
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04/05/2007 06:17:29 AM
Indeed, weather like this is truly rare in Iceland. Ragga has one from the same place ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/580/thumb/424282.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/580/thumb/424282.jpg', '/') + 1) . 'and at the time, I thought that seemed pretty still.
But it is not enough to be lucky with the weather, you have to be good with the camera too. And you are. This is truly a wonderful image and a worthy ribbon. Congrats. Wish you well in the WPL-final.
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04/05/2007 12:36:27 AM
very very nice, congratulations.
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04/04/2007 10:48:58 PM
Very Cool!

Congratulations ;)
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04/04/2007 09:36:32 PM
Þú ert alltaf jafn flottur! ;-)
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04/04/2007 09:13:31 PM
Bravo. Well deserved. Got a 9 from me. ;~D
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04/04/2007 09:07:10 PM
Aha. I knew this would ribbon. =)
Congratulations. You deserved it.
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04/04/2007 05:29:23 PM
Just a beautiful spot, great job!!!!
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04/04/2007 05:01:22 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon. Very well done!
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04/04/2007 11:58:18 AM
Great shot Hauxon, Congrats!
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04/04/2007 11:42:22 AM
this house is in the free study right now, such a good photo subject! i like both of them. :)
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04/04/2007 08:28:21 AM
Good job! Congrats on ribbon!
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04/04/2007 07:34:54 AM
Til hamingju með borðann og þessa fínu mynd af Straumi :o)

Congrats on your ribbon, well done :o)
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04/04/2007 07:26:28 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, wonderful shot.

Jack
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04/04/2007 06:58:27 AM
A truly special image. It's serenity to a "T". Big congrats on your well deserved ribbon.
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04/04/2007 06:49:53 AM
Til hamingju, flott mynd
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04/04/2007 04:14:28 AM
Magnificant! Magnað. Congrats!
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04/04/2007 03:07:14 AM
Congrats on the yellow and on beating us in the WPL semi-finals!
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04/04/2007 02:15:43 AM
Beautiful colours. Congrats on the Yellow.
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04/04/2007 02:07:30 AM
Better than the blue in my opinion. Congrats on the ribbon!
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04/04/2007 01:58:45 AM
Great shot. Congrats!
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04/04/2007 01:52:11 AM
Congratulations! A very special shot...til hamingju með þessa fínu mynd af Straumi.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/03/2007 09:44:44 PM
This should rank very high in the challenge. Great shot.
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04/03/2007 05:31:19 PM
I can feel the cold - great eye for composition and connection to the theme - one of my favorites this challenge
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04/03/2007 04:17:29 PM
Gorgeous shot.
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04/03/2007 01:27:14 PM
Stunning - love this photo!
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04/03/2007 12:38:00 AM
Beautiful!! 10 for sure!
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04/02/2007 11:01:16 PM
lovely composition, great use of reflection
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04/02/2007 08:53:14 PM
The sky, the colors, the reflection, the composition...all perfect. Beautiful shot.
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04/02/2007 08:09:37 PM
oh wow. this is such a well done shot! too much to say, where do i begin?
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04/01/2007 09:15:00 PM
Nice.7.
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04/01/2007 08:19:57 PM
pretty cool
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04/01/2007 06:06:35 PM
Great shot!
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04/01/2007 04:36:03 PM
A favorite spot for sure, you managed to squeeze in the reflection on low tide! Amazing!
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03/31/2007 04:55:42 PM
Fantastic. Love the clarity of the reflection. My favorite photograph so far.
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03/31/2007 11:37:50 AM
Amazing! I absolutely love this shot!
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03/31/2007 03:05:30 AM
Wow, that reflection is awesome. It breaths life into your picture.
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03/30/2007 11:45:05 PM
Lovely reflection here.....
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03/30/2007 10:17:41 PM
You're my winner.

Love the reflection, the colors, and the stillness. I can feel the crisp cool breeze coming in through the open window as I take an afternoon nap in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
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03/30/2007 11:39:20 AM
Love the composition and the reflection in the water!
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03/30/2007 01:21:46 AM
Beautiful colors.
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03/29/2007 04:02:00 PM
Nice technically but no real wow factor.
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03/29/2007 02:27:53 PM
I like the broad view of the sky in this shot - it emphasizes vastness, which helps with conveying the overall stillness of the composition.
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03/28/2007 01:14:46 PM
Very good.
Very strong technically, very good scenery.
Very... Icelandic!
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03/28/2007 12:46:12 PM
Wonderful reflection!
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03/28/2007 01:59:46 AM
holy sh*t, this is beautiful.
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