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...Over Troubled Water
1st Place...Over Troubled Water

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-2500L
Location: Rochester, PA
Date: Sep 24, 2002
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1300
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 24, 2002

This shot was taken on my way to work. I drove down to the shore and stood on the rocks that were in the water, kind of candid moment. I thought the fog and the early morning sun made for a mysterious look.

Place: 1 out of 248
Avg (all users): 7.9007
Avg (commenters): 9.1000
Avg (participants): 7.9423
Avg (non-participants): 7.8529
Views since voting: 16154
Votes: 292
Comments: 92
Favorites: 196 (view)

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07/22/2005 08:15:59 PM
top shot
06/30/2005 12:10:35 AM
wow...this is so amazing! no print? :( I want one! V_V
03/11/2005 04:53:41 AM
I'm at a loss for words... great shot!!!
02/04/2005 06:09:48 AM
WOW! Bloody awesome pic
01/04/2005 04:22:32 AM
I have such a fondness for moody bridge shots like this.
11/03/2004 08:53:16 PM
07/23/2004 03:53:18 PM
WOW! can i say that a few times? This is way too cool. Love it!
07/31/2003 04:06:28 PM
I love the photo, but I'm really curious to see what this looked like in color!

05/16/2003 02:13:24 PM
brilliant pic
10/11/2002 11:07:00 PM
10/08/2002 09:58:00 AM
Thank you for going into so much detail. I read your bio and admire your talent/gifts and love for God and family.
10/08/2002 09:08:00 AM
To answer Shiiizzzam:
Because there was limited lighting when I took the shot, the picture had almost a natural black and white look to it. I then increased the saturation on the whole image and adjusted the color balance with a little more yellow and magenta to achieve the effect you see.

The fog created a natural gradient in the sky and also in the water. The neat thing about this image is that when I was taking the shot my battery was totally dead, and I had to keep turning my camera on because it kept shutting off due to lack of battery. I was able to snag a couple shots and this was one of them. I wasn't sure if the image came out good or not until I got home to look at it on the pc. Thanks again for liking it.
10/07/2002 08:14:00 PM
I'm wondering....how did you get the cool color effects? The sky blue and white and then that golden brown and black effect. It's awesome !
10/07/2002 07:19:00 PM
Congratulations on a really perfect image! It is superb in every way and a well deserved first place. Grayce
10/07/2002 04:00:00 PM
63 10s! Is that a record? This is a most beautiful work of art. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.
10/07/2002 03:04:00 PM
Marvelous photography! Congratulations!
10/07/2002 02:32:00 PM
This is another example of how *I* feel that the rule of thirds can add impact to a photo... the bridge support and bridge intersection here happens to be very close to a third intersection point... The composition here is excellent :)
10/07/2002 08:51:00 AM
Wow, Thank you guys for your wonderful comments! I am shocked at the response at this photograph. There was some awesome photos this round. Good work everybody!
10/07/2002 08:13:00 AM
Awesome shot -- well deserved!!
10/07/2002 07:58:00 AM
righteous image.
10/07/2002 06:46:00 AM
I am proud to have been beaten by this shot. Really beautiful and obviously a fan-favorite. Keep up the good work.
10/07/2002 12:44:00 AM
I promise, I really gave you and 8, not a 1 like it appeared to say in my comment. But you knew that because you didn't get any 1's I bet. Congratulations on an outstanding picture.
10/07/2002 12:30:00 AM
ditto to what langdon said :)
10/07/2002 12:24:00 AM
Great Shot, Congradulations!!
10/07/2002 12:20:00 AM
Again, absolutely gorgeous. This is one of the best photographs I've seen on the site since it started.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2002 11:57:00 PM
I love all the elements in this photo. They merge together beautifully - the bridge, the mist and the reflection. The colours are gorgeous. 10 - lisae
10/06/2002 06:35:00 PM
really nice and soothing to look at
10/06/2002 05:51:00 PM
good shot from getting up early....you can tell by the mist and the stillness in the water
10/05/2002 08:36:00 PM
Absolutely gorgeous. One of my two favorites this week. I love the tones, the mist, the light in the sky. 10, just-married
10/05/2002 07:40:00 PM
This could be the winner. This is a great photo and the colors give it a great mood.

10/05/2002 05:08:00 PM
Excellent. My second 10 of the week.
10/05/2002 09:50:00 AM
Love this picture. Great colors and DOF. Great atmosphere. Lovely shape of the reflections. 10 Journey
10/05/2002 07:10:00 AM
Wonderful image. At first, it seemed typical, but it has grown on me and therefore I raised the mark. 8 Morgan
10/04/2002 10:43:00 PM
Absolutely gorgeous.
10/04/2002 07:59:00 PM
nice how you capitured the mist nice mood
10/04/2002 07:10:00 PM
What a beautiful shot. I really like the sepia toning on this.
10/04/2002 02:43:00 PM
rippling reflection and color sold me on this strong graphic image. well done! (10) ~mcmurma
10/04/2002 04:13:00 AM
Quite stunning. The light is very atmospheric. 10-Martin
10/03/2002 06:38:00 PM
I like the fog and the vanishing point of the bridge on the right at the same place.
10/03/2002 10:17:00 AM
Wowwww. Fantastic work. A definite 10.
10/02/2002 11:38:00 PM
was worth getting up early for !
10/02/2002 11:38:00 PM
Love the way that as you scroll down, this already great picture becomes spectacular. I loive the smoke at the end of the bridge and the "wiggle" in the reflection. An outstanding effort!
10/02/2002 11:33:00 PM
Great lighting! It sets a mood... I love it!
10/02/2002 10:49:00 PM
this is absolutely beautiful!!! its so smooth and interesting to look at! a perfect 10--shutterfly
10/02/2002 09:32:00 PM
This is a wonderful shot. a 10! Lnede
10/02/2002 08:31:00 PM
mist madness uh .. great shot ... did you havce to use sepia setting to get this or is it natural colour ?
10/02/2002 07:48:00 PM
Beautiful perspective. I relly like how the bridge fades, not only into mist, but into dark.
10/02/2002 04:11:00 PM
One of my 10's this week. I love this shot. The reflection is just beautiful. The fog adds a really great effect. I like how the bridge almost dissapears into the fog. The lighting is perfect for this shot, and the tones are great. Wonderful shot. Good luck in the challenge. ~hbunch7187~
10/02/2002 03:09:00 PM
Simply wonderful, I think. I like the color tones, and how the bridge comes out of the fog. 10 karmat
10/02/2002 02:01:00 PM
Great composition,dof,reflection and mood...loe the color choice (10)
10/02/2002 01:42:00 PM
real real nice, gonna be in the top ten.
10/02/2002 12:41:00 PM
I like the colors and the fog rolling in. It really makes the shot more interesting! Good job! 10 Smshats
10/02/2002 12:37:00 PM
Came back to this photo three times. 10 JEM
10/02/2002 11:47:00 AM
The dark sky really makes this shot I think, the way it follows the line of the bridge to 'close off' the unused top right corner. Great stuff.
10/02/2002 10:53:00 AM
awesome shot - 8 - g04t
10/02/2002 08:30:00 AM
Gorgeous shot. 10 Kaz
10/02/2002 12:50:00 AM
This is my favorite this week. The reflection is great and the mood the picture sets is awesome.. Good job!
10/01/2002 10:35:00 PM
Excellent subject, framing and tint. Beautiful
10/01/2002 08:01:00 PM
like the mood and fog
10/01/2002 06:32:00 PM
Really a beautiful shot.
10/01/2002 06:29:00 PM
I think the sepia tone works well here, good composition
10/01/2002 06:17:00 PM
I think this is a great pic, even if the reflection is minimal. color, composition, all great1
10/01/2002 02:50:00 PM
the best picture yet! perfect picture amazing! 10 Mags Coyote
ps I think the title could use some work but obviously I didnt use my opinion of it in my judging
good job...wanna trade residences?
10/01/2002 02:00:00 PM
Very good. I like the colours, the fog, and the way that the waves make the reflection all wobbly. I also like that the reflection is not the main subject, but ads to the beauty of the bridge.
10/01/2002 12:36:00 PM
Nice! Love the fog and mist.
10/01/2002 12:34:00 PM
Darn. Your bridge is better than mine ;o) This is beautiful. The reflection isn't as much of a focus as in some other pics, but it is still a strong element. I love the sepia. 10 ~indigo997
10/01/2002 12:09:00 PM
Nice...I love the mist and the tones. One of my favorites. Grayce aka Gracious
10/01/2002 12:02:00 PM
Just sublime… Awe-inspiring… (10+++)
10/01/2002 10:26:00 AM
My only 10 this week! Congrats.
10/01/2002 10:18:00 AM
A very classy shot - and my favourite. The composition and atmosphere are great - a well deserved 9 in my books. Well done!
10/01/2002 07:46:00 AM
Very nice moody photograph!
10/01/2002 02:34:00 AM
Definatly my favourite photo this week.
It includes a reflection, there, you've met the challenge. That was easy enough, but this image goes further.
I like the colours. They remind me of a scene in a fantasy setting, along with the bridge going into the mist, its awesome. I also love the contrast between right and left! The fact I can see the land above the mist is great aswell. There photo has great composition aswell, with the bridge leading from left to right into the mist.

I couldn't give this photo anything lower than a 10! And you will see this in my favourites come next week when the voting it over.

09/30/2002 11:51:00 PM
one of my favorites this week, good luck!
09/30/2002 11:19:00 PM
the beauty of this photograph is beyond anything I could possibly write. may I buy a print?
09/30/2002 07:24:00 PM
This is at the top of my list for the week. You were definitely in the right place, at the right time for this shot... Challenge - Met. Appeal - Definitely has appeal! I think the bridge leads out in a nice location in the photograph... You can see it leaving, but wonder where it's going. Nice shot! - 10 - JB
09/30/2002 06:15:00 PM
One of the best I've ever seen, congratulations. 10 from me
09/30/2002 06:01:00 PM
09/30/2002 05:51:00 PM
09/30/2002 04:52:00 PM
10. the best interpretation of the idea i've seen around this theme. *sigh* :-)
09/30/2002 03:54:00 PM
Not an absolutely wonderful reflection here but, it is an overall high quality photo. Enjoyable the way the ROT draws the eye into the background of the picture. =7 syamjonimi

This is the lowest possible score you will receive from me. However, it amy be re-evaluated to a higher score during final review.
09/30/2002 02:53:00 PM
Super. Loved seeing this shot. Nice. Score 8 Justine
09/30/2002 02:38:00 PM
Brilliant, just brilliant!
09/30/2002 01:38:00 PM
What an awesome photograph... I am totally amazed with this one. This is truly phenomenal work. The reflection is brilliant, but the entire image is just awe inspiring... kudos :) = 10 - setzler
09/30/2002 01:28:00 PM
enchanting. 10. paganini
09/30/2002 12:43:00 PM
love the fog
09/30/2002 11:05:00 AM
Superb! Love the light, the reflections and the atmosphere. 10 - floyd
09/30/2002 11:00:00 AM
Great composition.
09/30/2002 07:55:00 AM
Nice effect. Good use of weather condition.
09/30/2002 05:35:00 AM
What a shot! I love everything about it. Great work! lhall-10
09/30/2002 03:02:00 AM
WOW !!!! Just perfect and beautiful ! Congrats on a GREAT photo ! = 10 Shiiizzzam
09/30/2002 02:36:00 AM
WOW - how beautiful is this!! TOP SHOT. Love the mist, reflection, light and tone. Gr8 job!! 10 :)
09/30/2002 01:07:00 AM
Wow....this shots has gotta win. Eerily amazing man.

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