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Tranquil Waters
Tranquil Waters
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD400
Location: Vancouver
Date: Aug 9, 2006
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 5, 2009

Opened as RAW in CS3, upped exposure, blacks, clarity, vibrance, sharpness.
In CS3 shadow highlights layer, curves, levels, a little dodge and burn, crop, noise ninja on sky only, resize, usm, increase blues sat a littl, save

Kayaking with Orcas in Vancouver, August 2006

Statistics
Place: 334 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 5.8865
Avg (commenters): 6.6613
Avg (participants): 5.8772
Avg (non-participants): 5.9412
Views since voting: 567
Views during voting: 648
Votes: 467
Comments: 68
Favorites: 0


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 06:36:21 PM
Ah...to be there right now... 7
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03/17/2009 06:30:29 PM
n and weary
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03/17/2009 10:51:47 AM
Intersting perspective on this, makes it feel like a first person videogame to me, cool idea.
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03/17/2009 06:12:22 AM
Somehow the kayak/canoe/boat adds a lot of context to a great landscape. Without it it's just a photo of a hill, with it it's an expedition or a journey.

Good square cropping.
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03/17/2009 02:21:25 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 10:33:54 PM
Mellow.
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03/16/2009 10:17:18 PM
Pretty. Serene. Colorful. Oversharpened. Well-composed.


Not voting yet.
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03/16/2009 08:47:33 PM
I like the 1st person perspective here. Brilliant, but natural looking colors.
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03/16/2009 02:50:07 PM
Good angle. Nice color.
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03/16/2009 11:03:00 AM
nice one but i dont like composition.. five from me ;D
take care, brano
03/16/2009 08:44:14 AM
Looks like an awesome place to be!
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03/16/2009 04:09:49 AM
nice shot
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03/15/2009 11:39:48 PM
great scene and well done
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03/15/2009 09:53:26 PM
nice detail love the colours
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03/15/2009 09:28:33 PM
Very nice! I can feel the tranquility from your photo.
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03/15/2009 08:41:42 PM
Beautiful! Love the contrating yellow and blue.
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03/15/2009 08:36:05 PM
Nice perspective. Beautiful setting.
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03/15/2009 02:55:15 PM
I love the smoothness of the water and the way the canoe adds depth to the image; without it the shot would really suffer. Good call, many less experienced photographer (including me) would probably have just shot the landscape and missed the full potential in this scene.
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03/15/2009 12:41:52 PM
Cool perspective. Makes me want to go out and hit the water.
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03/15/2009 11:42:36 AM
great pov
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03/15/2009 11:10:55 AM
gorgeous distorted reflections, and a great pov from inside the boat
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03/15/2009 08:07:31 AM
Beautiful view and nice color combination of the yellow and blue.
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03/15/2009 06:15:30 AM
Beautiful clarity and color in this wonderful scenic image. 7
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03/15/2009 01:54:03 AM
excellent technique, excellent composition, 7
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03/15/2009 12:27:23 AM
I like the saturated colors and how the yellow boat leads into the photo. I'm not sure if it is due to sharpening or resizing, but I'm getting some jaggies around the boat and water edges.
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03/14/2009 11:59:04 PM
Fantastic colours and perspective, you are pretty lucky to have been able to take this photo - what a stunning location...makes me want to pack my bags!
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03/14/2009 10:24:25 PM
beautiful place
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03/14/2009 08:35:47 PM
I remember a similiar vantage point only with a wider angle. I loved that
one and gave it a 10 and I love this only equally and rate IT a 10.
Well done!
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03/14/2009 05:30:48 PM
So bright and clear, great colours.
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03/14/2009 01:45:06 PM
Great shot, the sharpness and reflections are excellent.
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03/14/2009 12:05:05 PM
Pacific North West, by any chance. Almost looks like Columbia Gorge or Crater Lake. Yes, the rivers are that blue and calm (sometimes). Nice yellow canoe (kayak?) to add color to the shot. Reminds me of gliding across the "lake" at Camp Kilowan near Falls City.
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03/14/2009 11:26:11 AM
shame theres no surf with glassy water like that...made me feel all relaxed...nice photo 8
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03/14/2009 10:50:59 AM
Good composition. I like how the waves distort the reflection of the treeline.
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03/14/2009 05:58:31 AM
Great vibrant colours
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03/13/2009 10:03:05 PM
I like the tip of the boat in the picture. Nicely done.
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03/13/2009 07:36:55 PM
great reflection
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03/13/2009 05:29:27 PM
Love this I can almost see the water move.
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03/13/2009 02:20:25 PM
pretty nice.. the boat color could be brighter
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03/13/2009 02:04:42 PM
From this view, I would have liked to see a more balanced composition.
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03/13/2009 12:41:45 PM
Very nice
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03/13/2009 04:21:39 AM
this certainly gives meaning to 'as smooth as glass' .. a stunning place and a more than beautiful photograph .. WOW .. :)
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03/13/2009 03:59:53 AM
Nice location
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03/12/2009 10:31:23 PM
Wish I were there!
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03/12/2009 09:22:01 PM
nice peaceful scene, nice capture
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03/12/2009 05:04:57 PM
I can hear the water lapping - lovely :)
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03/12/2009 09:17:44 AM
Lovely tranquility.
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03/12/2009 06:02:04 AM
Very Tranquil indeed. A very nice capture
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03/12/2009 02:17:10 AM
the kayak is a nice touch here
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03/11/2009 09:38:29 PM
can hear the splash and drips from your paddle...really bright and colorful shot. excellent capture
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03/11/2009 09:24:08 PM
Sure puts you there.
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03/11/2009 08:02:16 PM
It would be fun to sit where you're sitting on this lovely day. You've let me experience it through your photo. Thanks!
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03/11/2009 07:57:26 PM
Looks peaceful. Maybe just swing the boat gently a little more to the right (don't want to disturb the water too much). Nice place for kayaking.
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03/11/2009 06:43:21 PM
Great water. The jagged line of the reflection really adds an interesting element to this shot.
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03/11/2009 06:40:38 PM
the picture is too heavy on the left
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03/11/2009 06:09:53 PM
Mental note... must organize canoeing/kayak trip this summer. Beautiful shot.
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03/11/2009 04:46:23 PM
good job
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03/11/2009 04:03:24 PM
Wow, drop dead gorgeous!
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03/11/2009 03:08:14 PM
Lots of pop! Nice rule of thirds and amazing clarity.
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03/11/2009 11:23:06 AM
I love the POV on this one. gorgeous scenery. where is this?
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03/11/2009 11:16:20 AM
nice shot, i really like the boat.... in my opinion it really adds personality to the whole photo.
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03/11/2009 11:05:14 AM
crisp and clear, well composed, though you might have enhanced the image with a right turn by some degrees to point the tip of the canoe to the rightmost point of the bank
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03/11/2009 10:58:10 AM
Congratulations on being part of this 1000th challenge on DPC. Keep up the good work!!
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03/11/2009 10:57:00 AM
Oooooh, I love the composition here. Great lines and colors!
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03/11/2009 10:38:15 AM
Nice perspective and beautiful colors.
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03/11/2009 10:37:12 AM
Ahh. Makes me relax just looking at this. Very nice.
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03/11/2009 08:23:49 AM
delicious.
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03/11/2009 07:54:48 AM
Nice perspective & capture. Perhaps a little more contrast would have improve this one. good luck: 7
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03/11/2009 12:44:33 AM
I really like the fluid reflection. The boat tip adds interest. This image gives me a peaceful feeling.
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