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The Gate
The Gate

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Challenge: Water III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Date: Apr 7, 2008
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/200th sec
Galleries: Emotive, Water
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2008

The fountain at Belagio in Las Vegas. I took a ton of shots, and had some really good candidates, but for some reason I inverted this, and it just looked cool.

Kind of abstract... capturing the velocity of the water canons (it looks pretty cool right-side-up as well).

convert from raw (two different exposure temps)
combined in CS3
rotate 180
crop (this looks so much better large)
cropped out some very minor background lights & reflections
ni on top water

Probably won't be the typical shot (that's exactly what I was going for... getting people to look twice & try to figure out what the heck it is).

Hope it does okay :O)

Place: 107 out of 207
Avg (all users): 5.6648
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5797
Avg (non-participants): 5.7182
Views since voting: 740
Views during voting: 342
Votes: 179
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/20/2008 12:14:54 AM
This reminds me of that movie Splash w/ Daryl Hannah & Tom Hanks.
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04/19/2008 07:26:43 AM
Nice!! Well captured image and it fits the challenge better than most other images in this challenge. Well done.
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04/18/2008 05:34:04 PM
What is this ?
Really interesting to know.
Good shoot.
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04/18/2008 03:25:02 PM
Very busy and (to me) unidentifiable.
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04/16/2008 10:42:25 PM
I look forward to seeing the making of this image. It seems familiar like something that was turned upside down in a previous challenge. Then again, maybe not. The various shades of blue are always nice and seem to work well in challenges.
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04/16/2008 09:19:45 AM
cool idea. Almost seems like an underwater dance
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04/15/2008 08:45:09 AM
nice effect
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04/14/2008 01:57:18 AM
a tighter crop would help here I think
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