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Dead Calm
Dead Calm
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Pentax *ist DL
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Pentax Digital AF
Date: Mar 6, 2009
Galleries: Landscape, Seascapes
Date Uploaded: Mar 6, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 26 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.8176
Avg (commenters): 7.7979
Avg (participants): 6.8197
Avg (non-participants): 6.8072
Views since voting: 1887
Views during voting: 737
Votes: 499
Comments: 101
Favorites: 5 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:48:38 PM
Stunning. One of my favorite DPC images of all time. Love the glass-like smoothness of the water and of course the color. Wow. 10
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03/17/2009 09:49:30 PM
This is wonderful. I think the border is little overpowering though. Still one of my high score. Good Luck.
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03/17/2009 05:54:42 PM
I really like this a lot!! It's so serene and the colors very appealing! 8
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03/17/2009 05:53:21 PM
Beautiful tonal range. The reflections symetry make the centered horizon work in the shot. Nice composition. Lovely image.
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03/17/2009 03:58:22 PM
YES!! Great shot!!
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03/17/2009 03:45:16 PM
Very beautiful.
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03/17/2009 02:46:38 PM
looks like a travel poster... good job.
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03/17/2009 02:05:10 PM
just when I don't think I can see another beautiful shot...here it is...wonderful...just breath taking
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03/17/2009 01:24:48 PM
Beautiful reflection, and colours.
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03/17/2009 11:43:03 AM
Great marina shot, the reflections look so good.
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03/17/2009 11:29:17 AM
well done,,,
seven from me ;D
brano
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03/17/2009 07:30:20 AM
One of the best landscapes in the challenge - 9 (and I'll bet it's Matt's)
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03/17/2009 06:43:51 AM
Lovely tranquil harbor image.
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03/17/2009 01:37:53 AM
Great reflection and placements of the boats.
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03/16/2009 10:24:25 PM
Great color!
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03/16/2009 09:34:15 PM
Very, very beautiful. 10
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03/16/2009 09:29:18 PM
not that it matters to me scoring wise, but as a matter of taste i wouldn't have the horizon so close to splitting the middle of the frame. the hues are incredible. you could probably sell a bunch of these very large.
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03/16/2009 08:02:43 PM
Great colors, very nice picture!
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03/16/2009 03:28:44 PM
I love the colors here, and the boat reflections are neat.
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03/16/2009 02:44:11 PM
Nice shot!
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03/16/2009 01:59:04 PM
very nice
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03/16/2009 09:31:41 AM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... out of (currently) 1115 images, I gave 93 of them an 8. Your image was one of those 93, placing you well within the top 10% for this challenge.

Lots of water / sunset pics in this challenge, but this is one of my favourite ones.

Good luck for a strong finish in this challenge.
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03/16/2009 06:24:33 AM
beautifully captured - well done
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03/16/2009 05:30:15 AM
Beautifully taken! Love the composition,colors & serene atmosphere.
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03/16/2009 04:32:55 AM
dead calm .. dead gorgeous . !!
totally brilliant .. the colours, the reflections in the beautiful still water .. fantastic crop and love the border .. :)
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03/16/2009 03:42:46 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous. Light is extraordinary! Bumping.
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03/15/2009 11:04:12 PM
Doesn't get any calmer than this. Great composition.
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03/15/2009 10:38:41 PM
Lovely image and perfect timing to get that wonderful glow and stillness of the sunrise. Nice composition and great reflections!
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03/15/2009 10:18:53 PM
Excellent!
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03/15/2009 10:00:40 PM
The color and image certainly qualify this for a gem of a photo.
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03/15/2009 09:27:35 PM
very peaceful
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03/15/2009 04:53:46 PM
Definitely calm for sure...is it even possible for water to be more mirror like than this. Beautiful light and color...beautiful photo!
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03/15/2009 03:07:25 PM
Calm indeed. The composition is okay, and the colors are nice.
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03/15/2009 02:36:56 PM
so beautiful and still. Very peaceful
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03/15/2009 02:08:28 PM
Beautiful dead still shot. Love the colors.
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03/15/2009 12:51:41 PM
I like how the water looks like glass, as well as, the little bit of color that the sunrise/sunset is adding the photo.
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03/15/2009 12:22:27 PM
The focus & gradient of hues are perfect. Such a soothing image. Very nice job!
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03/15/2009 12:05:12 PM
Great timing the light is just right
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03/15/2009 10:35:40 AM
Beautiful shot...
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03/15/2009 10:14:50 AM
Very nice image. It's good to see a few "great" images. This is a perfect reflection of your abilities as a photographer.
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03/15/2009 10:08:18 AM
This photo really does it for me. One of my favorites of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 07:33:23 AM
Wow. Excellent in so many ways. Love the color, detail, composition. The border adds impact, the low layer of clouds gives weight to the thirds. This is one of my favorites of what I've seen so far. Should be way up near the top.
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03/15/2009 05:32:32 AM
nice photo boats could have been a bit more closer
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03/15/2009 04:26:54 AM
Who doesn't like a photograph with cool blue with a dash of a warm sunset/rise in the middle. Very soothing, smooth and well lite. And did I mention the focus and DOF are nice as well. Good photograph.
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03/15/2009 02:07:13 AM
beautiful, poster material here, 8
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03/14/2009 11:46:49 PM
Beautiful colour and reflections.

Back to vote, I gave this a 9.
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03/14/2009 09:40:21 PM
Awesome! just beautiful!
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03/14/2009 09:31:28 PM
WOW! 9.5 rounded up..
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03/14/2009 08:17:19 PM
Love twilight marina shots. This puts the glory in glorious.
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03/14/2009 07:37:38 PM
Beautiful color and reflections.
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03/14/2009 07:06:21 PM
Great PP job - love the tone - keep up the good work
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03/14/2009 06:55:27 PM
A very nice rendering but the POV and the composition is too commonly presented to absorb anything new out of this subject, IMO.
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03/14/2009 06:54:34 PM
Very calm and serene, well done!
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03/14/2009 03:54:31 PM
Beautiful reflections and colours. For me, the border is far too harsh for the subject.
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03/14/2009 01:24:36 PM
Really special light and wonderful reflections. I'm not too keen on the black split screen framing on this, it is such a mellow, serene image the frame seems too heavy, but a beautiful photo.
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03/14/2009 11:32:45 AM
Beautiful subtle colours. The reflections remind me of the machines in hospitals that keep track of a patients heart rate.
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03/14/2009 05:47:42 AM
Beautiful serene scene, nice complementary colors. Border is a bit bold IMO
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03/14/2009 04:18:44 AM
Excellent use of the borders!
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03/14/2009 01:47:11 AM
AWESOME!!!
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03/14/2009 12:43:55 AM
Gorgeous water!!
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03/13/2009 07:53:51 PM
Such a great reflection. Great capture all around.
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03/13/2009 07:02:32 PM
great reflection and color gradient.
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03/13/2009 05:18:19 PM
Perfect blend of elements. Great balance of the reflections of the masts versus the horizontal elements. Needs the low cloud to give a strong broad horizontal element and the cloud also blocks the stronger light allowing the softer tones to come through in the sky and water. Beautiful colours to finish off. 10.
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03/13/2009 02:36:23 PM
Voted earlier coming back for comments. The waters lay still in the early morning hours reflecting back the blue-violet hues of the sky above. Then teh orange yellow glow of the day dawning peaks up over the horizon as early boaters make their way to the docks for the start of the day. This is what story this picture tells me when I look upon it. The color clarity and hues are stunningly beautiful. Composition with boats on either side and the water channel acting as a leading line road off to the vanishing point to the horizon holds high visual appeal.
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03/13/2009 02:30:23 PM
don't like the border.. it's such a fabulous image, it doesn't need it!
03/13/2009 10:58:07 AM
Amazingly calm! Lovely image, simple but effective reflections but there appears to be some banding in the water, otherwise a great shot, well done
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03/13/2009 10:31:52 AM
Very nice shot
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03/13/2009 10:08:59 AM
lovely serene shot, the calmness is just awesome and gives a great reflection
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03/13/2009 05:32:48 AM
9 - Very calming image.
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03/13/2009 02:42:26 AM
Such a peaceful image
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03/13/2009 02:28:50 AM
Wonderful perspective with terrific leading lines. I also like the framing. It serves very well to offset the centered composition of the horizon (which also works very well for this capture).
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03/12/2009 10:50:45 PM
Looks like a beautiful morning (or evening). Nice blues with the warm sun colors.
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03/12/2009 10:08:39 PM
Great color. Wonderful shot.
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03/12/2009 09:10:05 PM
Lovely.
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03/12/2009 07:56:00 PM
Very serene and beautiful shot.
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03/12/2009 07:48:34 PM
Very pretty and lots of interest. Good detail.
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03/12/2009 06:06:50 PM
more sky or more water, rule of thirds and this would have been VERY high up in my book. 4
03/12/2009 05:30:58 PM
You must have been very pleased with this photo. great work.
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03/12/2009 02:54:53 PM
Love the mood conveyed in this image, it is almost perfect.
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03/12/2009 02:49:52 PM
wow, this photo IS dead calm. The border works for it too in my opinion. I usually hate borders, but this one helps.
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03/12/2009 01:40:38 PM
Very nice pic of a harbor.
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03/12/2009 01:37:27 PM
looks so peaceful
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03/12/2009 11:57:45 AM
really great tones to this images ... the super still water made for some lovely reflections also ...
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03/12/2009 11:42:59 AM
Very nice capture here. Great tones and colors.
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03/12/2009 08:22:57 AM
Great capture! Going into my favs!
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03/12/2009 05:25:44 AM
Lovely shot very serene. You almost have a vertical as well as horizontal mirror.
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03/11/2009 11:46:50 PM
serenity in an image..lovely tones and refelctions
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03/11/2009 07:06:03 PM
That's about as serene as they come. Personally I love it, it takes me back to my sailboat racing days and the early forays to the club to ready the boat.
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03/11/2009 06:27:12 PM
Quite nice. It could be a poster.
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03/11/2009 06:21:57 PM
Beautiful tranquil image. The orange and blu with the perfect reflections are stunning.
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03/11/2009 01:24:48 PM
Wonderful colors and use of vanishing point.
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03/11/2009 01:14:02 PM
Just my opinion, but the heavy black bars at top/bottom really take away from the light quality of the image!
03/11/2009 01:06:39 PM
So peaceful! Wonderful image!
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03/11/2009 01:01:10 PM
beautiful image, great reflection and I love the colors
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03/11/2009 10:20:33 AM
Nice postcard!
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03/11/2009 10:11:27 AM
nice colors, nice balance, great composition
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03/11/2009 08:33:38 AM
so peaceful
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03/11/2009 07:50:14 AM
Interesting use of border. I like it. It's effective.
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03/11/2009 06:06:16 AM
I really like this shot, though I don't like the borders, personally. Still a great shot, however. :)
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03/11/2009 02:56:55 AM
Beautiful shot. I love the reflected colors and masts. The clouds really help define the horizon, and the center "aisle" breaks up the grouping into pleasing shapes. Top 100!
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03/11/2009 01:16:30 AM
The colors are so rich. beautifully done. Love the frame too.
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