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Challenge: Free Study 2008-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Ice rink
Date: Dec 23, 2008
Date Uploaded: Dec 30, 2008

During the holidays, the city of Wiesbaden (or more accurately, a bunch of sponsors) puts up an ice skating rink. It's very popular. This young man is one of the attendants, I suppose, as he and two of his compatriots were out after the ice machine did its thing, waiting for the surface to refreeze enough to let the hordes back out. I was shooting into the sun's reflection, and this is pretty much what I was hoping to get. Yes, part is blown out in the reflection. :-)

Processing is not too involved - the blue comes from a Virtual Photographer filter plug-in called satin steel.



[Jan. 6th, 2009 01:48:31 PM]

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[Jan. 7th, 2009 08:07:07 AM]

And a shout out and thanks to Paul - ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ubique for a comment that certainly made entering this FS worthwhile.

Post challenge - Many thanks to all the commenters - I very much appreciate you taking the time to view the image!

Statistics
Place: 148 out of 407
Avg (all users): 5.8063
Avg (commenters): 6.7500
Avg (participants): 5.7706
Avg (non-participants): 5.8824
Views since voting: 805
Views during voting: 270
Votes: 160
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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01/16/2009 04:06:05 PM
Well done. What I enjoy most is the textures. Perfectly balanced in my mind.
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01/10/2009 09:13:31 AM
This shot is pure joy for anyone who remembers "outdoor skating" - The reflections in the ice give this shot a great feel.
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01/09/2009 08:02:14 AM
Great work Deb, The use of the processing created a true feel to the ice,definitely under rated..
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01/08/2009 06:10:55 AM
Oh this is a corker~! 8 from me - loved it!
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01/08/2009 05:02:10 AM
I'm certain it's this image that has influenced the way I've been shooting over the past week or so. Thanks :)
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01/08/2009 03:07:08 AM
exceptional beautiful blue tone to this great skate scene.
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01/08/2009 02:43:24 AM
OMG OMG!! There's someone trapped under the ice!! ...oh wait, just a reflection. False alarm.
I'm gaining a better appreciation for these types of shots, much thanks to you, Deb.
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01/08/2009 12:45:58 AM
Oh! This is lovely and brilliant.
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01/08/2009 12:44:43 AM
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staggeringly brilliant!!
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01/08/2009 12:36:46 AM
I'd LOVE a pic like this with my girls. But I lack big time :) I gave this a 9 during voting, just stunning, Deb.
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01/08/2009 12:26:34 AM
Why this didn't score higher is beyond me Deb. You are a brilliant photographer and I love your work. This is a wonderful, artistic image.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2009 11:37:04 PM
I love your refreshing angle! I can feel the movement in your image. Nicely done!
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01/07/2009 09:39:39 PM
Lovely and dynamic.
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01/07/2009 03:32:42 PM
nice eye for the unusual, and well controlled glare off the ice. good luck!
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01/07/2009 06:05:31 AM
Yes. Some people can do this accidentally, and get away with it (of course, most of them would throw it away).
But you did it deliberately. And luckily for us, you didn't throw it away. And it's very good.
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01/07/2009 04:25:34 AM
awesome...the blue tones are my favourites...7
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01/07/2009 12:53:02 AM
This is an extremely well composed photograph. The lines in the ice and placement of the skater in the frame works perfectly
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01/06/2009 01:28:07 PM
Really nice... colors and cropping are perfect.
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01/06/2009 12:28:17 PM
becomes more interesting the more you look at it, I like the reflections
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01/03/2009 12:50:23 PM
not enough subject matter
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01/02/2009 08:17:25 PM
Nice job catching the reflections. Scater is a positive compositional element. Would like to see more of the scater.
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01/01/2009 06:40:07 PM
Neat idea. I like the way the water makes it glisten.
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01/01/2009 12:20:29 AM
Interesting reflections. Nice placement of the legs. Keeps my attention. Not sure I like the blue cast even though it could be to add a wintery feel. How about b&w w/o the blue?
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