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Tranquility
Bud


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS for Canon
Location: Xingu River - Brazil
Date: Oct 12, 2005
Aperture: f22
ISO: 100
Shutter: .5 sec
Galleries: Landscape, Travel
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

actually taken with my Sigma 18-200 @ 18mm

I originally took this for a wide angle challenge - heck, I could have choosen any number of images from the last several years.

But, this has a place in my heart, for some reason. And it is also an image that I worked on recently for a photo book I hope to complete this year.

post challenge - thanks for all the comments and the votes - about the water in the canoes. There had been a storm the previous night, swamping these canoes and thus the water. I took the photo at sunrise (hence the calm water) which explains why the owners had not come and gotten the water out of the boats yet.

Statistics
Place: 50 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.6391
Avg (commenters): 7.5294
Avg (participants): 6.6285
Avg (non-participants): 6.6962
Views since voting: 1642
Views during voting: 716
Votes: 507
Comments: 78
Favorites: 6 (view)


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03/18/2009 11:46:33 AM
Nice finish Bud! Lovely shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 10:16:13 PM
Wonderful colors and reflections. Nice use of the blue on the fore boat. Can't figure out the water / item in the boats that are reflecting the sky.
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03/17/2009 04:45:55 PM
Very well done!! 8
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03/17/2009 03:21:04 PM
beautiful color, great angle on the boat.
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03/17/2009 04:49:54 AM
lovely capture!! 9
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03/17/2009 02:43:19 AM
some will likely say "oversaturated"; I've seen water evenings like this. Beautiful.
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03/17/2009 01:41:32 AM
Very good--I suspect it might be Bud's--he always finds cool dingy's. :)
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03/17/2009 01:19:42 AM
Really nice colours... your title says it all.
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03/17/2009 12:58:29 AM
Beautiful shot.
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03/16/2009 10:47:35 PM
The seeminly simple image has so much detail that it keeps drawing the eye back to examine more, see what was missed.
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03/16/2009 09:45:01 PM
Lovely tones and textures.
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03/16/2009 06:05:09 PM
this is quite good... really like the detail in the boats and the sun peeking through. 8
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03/16/2009 04:13:55 PM
This is beautiful. O love the almost mirror water, The colors on the boat area, and the sunset/rise in the background. Nicely processed. 8
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03/16/2009 04:07:32 PM
Voted earlier coming back to leave comments. Love the cool blue/violet colors upon the water and clouds. Those colors communicate serenity and tranquility. Love how you composed the shot such that the water-logged boats dominate the foreground. One can really appreciate the rough texture seen in the peeling paint of the wood. I also find the sun cresting over the mountains in the backdrop very eye catching as well. You caught it at the right time when it is caught between the mountain and clouds such that it bursts forth with a star pattern. I feel that this is an early morning vision that we are seeing as we take a stroll down to the lake. Very lovely image.
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03/16/2009 03:11:03 PM
Beautiful tones and cool POV.
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03/16/2009 11:12:48 AM
well done... seven from me ;D
brano
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03/16/2009 09:16:35 AM
Nice capture, love the colors
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03/16/2009 01:06:53 AM
Great shot - 9.
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03/15/2009 11:14:59 PM
a tad too much magenta for me. nice shot still, 7
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03/15/2009 09:27:21 PM
Great POV with excellent perspective and composition. The post processing and color are wonderful.
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03/15/2009 08:43:24 PM
Clarity, color, stillness...beautiful!
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03/15/2009 06:44:15 PM
Great colors! Nice rich tones.
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03/15/2009 04:06:42 PM
What a perfect title for this photo. Definately a very relaxing and calm scene.
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03/15/2009 04:05:04 PM
Beautiful scene, nicely composed and wonderful processing. 8
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03/15/2009 01:33:35 PM
I normally don't like many sunset photos but in this photo the sunset is only secondary. I really like the sharpness, color and composition
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03/15/2009 12:04:57 PM
Great colour and compostions
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03/15/2009 10:32:07 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 10:31:37 AM
Alot of thought and effort went into this, I can see. It paid off!!
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03/15/2009 10:21:33 AM
Very peaceful looking, good composition.
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03/15/2009 04:23:30 AM
This almost has a 3D feel to it that woks really well; I'd like to know what lens, focal length (if a zoom) you used for this image.

A bit of a shame that the lowest part of the boat is clipped / cropped but a great image nonetheless.
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03/14/2009 07:56:35 PM
Love the perspective!
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03/14/2009 07:30:07 PM
This is a keeper.
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03/14/2009 06:45:30 PM
Great lavenders in this shot.
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03/14/2009 06:42:01 PM
Beautiful sunset/sunrise. 10
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03/14/2009 06:03:18 PM
great compesition and superb light - love it
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03/14/2009 04:30:30 PM
Coming back to comment...

Gorgeous stunning colors! Wonderful composition, beautiful reflections!
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03/14/2009 01:07:42 PM
Just beautiful colours and composition. I would hang this, love it.
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03/14/2009 12:15:38 PM
Very, very nice.
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03/14/2009 05:59:37 AM
wow! the pov and the colours are just awesome
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03/14/2009 05:58:19 AM
Beautiful!
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03/13/2009 10:18:50 PM
These are often some of my favorite captures. With this one, I'd like a little wider crop to catch the bottom of that boat inside of the frame.
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03/13/2009 08:11:01 PM
Lovely image! Those chains cause tension that the sunset releases... lovely.

Not voting yet.
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03/13/2009 07:15:23 PM
Lovely!
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03/13/2009 06:06:47 PM
The colors are great and the perspective is interesting.
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03/13/2009 05:05:40 PM
The colors! Wow! They grabbed me as soon as I saw the image.
And a lovely composition too!
Congrats!
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03/13/2009 03:48:59 PM
Nice perspective of the boat. Magical twilight colors. A bit of loss of detail in teh foreground.
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03/13/2009 01:38:49 PM
Great shot, I love the sense of depth in this and the way the boat feels like it's going to pop right out of the picture.
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03/13/2009 01:00:42 PM
Beautiful colors
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03/13/2009 12:16:51 PM
excellent colors, very soothing
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03/13/2009 11:59:23 AM
Just lovely ... subtle colors create a pleasant feeling.
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03/13/2009 10:50:18 AM
Lovely colors; good composition and exposure.
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03/13/2009 03:00:37 AM
Nice low prespective. Very nice sunset coloring.
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03/13/2009 01:41:36 AM
beautiful
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03/12/2009 11:40:18 PM
such great colors
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03/12/2009 10:38:59 PM
Does invoke tranquility! Very peaceful indeed.
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03/12/2009 09:06:02 PM
Lovely!
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03/12/2009 09:02:35 PM
Title says it all. Nice shot.
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03/12/2009 08:54:40 PM
Why is there water in the boats?
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03/12/2009 06:52:16 PM
Perfect title!
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03/12/2009 05:48:16 PM
beautiful find, you've even got a reflection in the boat, really cool
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03/12/2009 05:28:29 PM
You must have been very pleased with this photo. great work.
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03/12/2009 04:29:34 PM
that it is.... well presented sunset, very nice image
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03/12/2009 10:04:09 AM
almost uncomfortably close to that boat. Great use of distance. I think I would like to see where the front of the boat meats the water to help the composition a bit but still well worth a 7.
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03/12/2009 08:37:16 AM
Beautiful colors! I like the PoV.
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03/12/2009 07:22:44 AM
Nice subjects and love the reflections.
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03/12/2009 04:39:36 AM
Nice, somehow I think the sun draws us away from the tranquillity of the boats
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03/12/2009 04:29:48 AM
Great colors, and I love the heart-shaped subject area - an interesting shape!
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03/12/2009 03:26:21 AM
very nice. I'd have suggested perhaps a wider angle. I feel like we're a bit tight on the boat.
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03/12/2009 01:56:05 AM
Great lighting. Too bad the blue boat didn't have the merger on the right.
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03/12/2009 01:37:34 AM
Looks like an
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03/11/2009 10:11:50 PM
Beautiful.
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03/11/2009 10:11:19 PM
I absolutely LOVE how the boat is in our face! I really feel like I have to back away from the picture because the boat could jump out and touch me! I love getting an actual physical response to a photograph. Nicely composed.
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03/11/2009 09:32:54 PM
Nice shot but why are the boats full of water?
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03/11/2009 04:57:56 PM
awesome! looks a bit grainy tho 9
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03/11/2009 01:39:10 PM
Very peaceful. I like the colouring, and the perspective.
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03/11/2009 11:11:40 AM
Good use of the rule of thirds.
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03/11/2009 09:06:41 AM
Killer shot. Great flow from foreground to skyline
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03/11/2009 12:52:44 AM
Very peaceful, lovely shot
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