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Misty Morning
Misty Morning

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Reflections Without Mirrors (Classic Editing)
Camera: Minolta DiMAGE 5
Location: Virginia Water, Surrey
Date: Sep 28, 2002
Aperture: F9.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Landscape, Water
Date Uploaded: Sep 28, 2002

An upside down shot of dawn reflected in a lake - the sun rising over the trees with some reeds and splash rings for added interest. The smokey stuff at the bottom is the early morning mist floating over the water.

Place: 45 out of 248
Avg (all users): 6.0310
Avg (commenters): 7.4762
Avg (participants): 6.1342
Avg (non-participants): 5.9220
Views since voting: 1004
Votes: 290
Comments: 25
Favorites: 0

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10/07/2002 05:45:00 AM
Thanks to all those who 'got' this picture - my best score yet!

To explain to those who queried/doubted...

There are no shadows in this picture at all, practically the whole thing start to finish is a reflection. The sole exceptions being the mist at the bottom (very subtle, you need to look close) and the downward pointing reeds on the right (I turned the scene upside down to make it look more 'normal). The upward pointing ones are of course their reflection and hence are broken by the ripple. The ripple itself was caused by a Greeb I was actually trying to shoot diving underwater just a little too soon!

Nards, The 'washed out center portion' is the rising sun! It was very much supposed to be there it being the 'Morning' part of the title. Oh well, nevermind.

I would like to know why five people gave me a 1 or 2, though. I mean, come on it may not be a perfect picture but it's surely not THAT bad!

Anyway, I liked this shot and it seems quite a few others did as well. So I'm happy :-).
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/06/2002 05:07:00 PM
10/05/2002 08:08:00 AM
This evokes a placid feel that appeals to me. Similar to my own submission.
10/04/2002 11:01:00 PM
This is a good picture.
10/04/2002 01:42:00 PM
10/04/2002 10:46:00 AM
Great colours and feeling. Would love the circle in the surface to be in the clear area on the left! But don't know if you threw a pebble in to make that or whether it was natural...
Very calming.
10/04/2002 10:09:00 AM
Very pretty. The water rings put perspective on the reflection that had fooled me at first.
10/04/2002 08:59:00 AM
makes me think of lazy days love it
10/03/2002 08:55:00 AM
Meets the Challenge: Yes
Artistic Merit (Would I print/frame/hang it?): 8
Creativity (Did a lot of thought go into this photo?): 10
Technical (Focus/DOF/Lighting/Etc): 9
Composition (Subject well-positioned and framed): 9
WOW Factor (Is the photo interesting?): 9

Score: 9 - setzler
10/03/2002 08:35:00 AM
simply awesome...the water rippling was a TERRIFIC idea as it provides the 'hint' of reflection, yet it's not distracting. it seems a bit blurry, could be the compression...good luck- 9- zadore
10/02/2002 11:23:00 PM
This is a great photo, but I missed the rings in the upper corner until after I had already voted. At first viewing, I thought it wasn't a reflection.
10/02/2002 03:40:00 PM
that is just crazy
10/02/2002 01:26:00 AM
You can barely tell there's water. Nice shot!
10/01/2002 10:38:00 PM
quite nice and caught the fish ripples too
10/01/2002 10:11:00 PM
-1 point for the washed out center portion. 7 nards656
10/01/2002 09:22:00 PM
10/01/2002 08:46:00 PM
This is probably my favorite of the water shots. That one ripple is perfect. I like the grass as well and the warm colors. Nice job.
10/01/2002 01:43:00 PM
I really like this shot. The ripples at the top are really what makes it in my mind. Was that an accident. Nice color and good reflection. DPz
10/01/2002 12:15:00 PM
the shaddow of the trees are so large 4 Mags Coyote
10/01/2002 12:12:00 PM
Artistic! It must be an early morning shot I asumed.
10/01/2002 11:14:00 AM
i can't tell what's going on here. i might need an explanation.
10/01/2002 07:39:00 AM
Really lovely and peaceful shot!
09/30/2002 06:50:00 PM
I like it 7 Frank
09/30/2002 04:51:00 PM
Nice job. Painterly, post card. Score 7 Justine
09/30/2002 07:48:00 AM
I like the stillness of the water. Good lighting and nice composition.7

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