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Calm
tjmueller


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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Location: Punta Cana Resort, Dominican Republic
Date: Jan 6, 2008
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

Thank you Juliet for your advise

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This did so much better then expected.
Again thank you Juliet for helping bring out the best in this picture. Also team Globetrotter for helping me select this image from the lot for this challenge.

This was taken at the fantastic Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican republic at sunset.
I went into the water with a tripod and took the pictures with a long exposure, praying that the tripod will not fall over.
I got some great shoots on this trip and this is one of my absolute favorites. I use it as my screen saver so that can be reminded of the wonderful places that this planet has to offer.

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Also a big "thank you" for all of the great and encouraging comments.

Statistics
Place: 109 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 6.3690
Avg (commenters): 7.1370
Avg (participants): 6.3429
Avg (non-participants): 6.5063
Views since voting: 1043
Views during voting: 719
Votes: 496
Comments: 80
Favorites: 10 (view)


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01/31/2011 05:38:52 PM
Just added this to my fav's, its great
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03/18/2009 09:32:20 AM
well done T, excellent shot and placement
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:04:32 PM
Colors are stunning, and that smooth turquoise water draws me right into the photo. Composition is well done, and good job creating balance with the darker clouds on left and the structure.
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03/17/2009 08:56:33 PM
Wonderful colors. A photograph that I consider the colors to be the subject.
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03/17/2009 08:36:45 PM
love the minimalist feel to this, and the color palatte
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03/17/2009 08:33:05 PM
I love how smooth this is, and I adore the colors. The title is perfect.
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03/17/2009 01:20:27 PM
Like a dream.

Not voting yet.
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03/17/2009 11:37:45 AM
Simply surreal, makes me want a vacation.
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03/17/2009 06:23:47 AM
Stunning composition.Lovely turquoise blues.
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03/17/2009 04:01:40 AM
It's a shame that the horizon is bent. Could you have corrected for this in software? I like it though! 8.
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03/16/2009 07:06:10 PM
Beautiful pastels. I like your use of shutter speed to calm the ocean to an almost velvet sheen. Nice.
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03/16/2009 05:19:31 PM
I don't mind much if the horizon is not "horizontal", less noise in the sky (mostly on left side) would have helped to enhance your photo, the sea is unreal but nice, lovely turquoise tones. The editing could have been more precise but I like the photo.
my vote 8
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03/16/2009 03:16:42 PM
almost looks like fondant (sp?) icing so very smooth...really pleasing colors
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03/16/2009 01:50:37 PM
Yes, it does show calmness.. nice colors
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03/16/2009 01:23:39 PM
Love it and it's getting my first 10 and I'm half way through the voting.
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03/16/2009 12:55:41 PM
beautiful. love the color
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03/16/2009 12:02:53 PM
very nice water
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03/16/2009 05:48:04 AM
WOW! Very well taken & processed. Love the serene atmosphere :)
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03/16/2009 03:12:52 AM
Awesome capture and presentation. Gorgeous.
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03/15/2009 10:59:54 PM
Very beautiful. I like the long exposure to make the water look surreal. I find though that as beautiful as it looks, it's missing something that makes me go 'wow'
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03/15/2009 05:39:46 PM
Wow - perfect! 10.
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03/15/2009 02:43:24 PM
What a brilliant turquiose! Very pleasing to look at.
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03/15/2009 12:05:30 PM
great feel, too bad there are some spots on the lens
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03/15/2009 11:57:45 AM
This has a certain dream quality. That water is like velvet. I like it.
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03/15/2009 10:19:55 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 09:16:16 AM
I love the blues. I wish I was there.
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03/15/2009 05:33:51 AM
hm, impressive
6
brano
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03/15/2009 03:30:08 AM
very serene , lovely long exposure here , 7
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03/15/2009 01:31:19 AM
Strange colored water but beautiful!
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03/14/2009 11:20:18 PM
water looks to smoothed ... nice colors tho
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03/14/2009 10:56:02 PM
Very calm and peaceful looking.
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03/14/2009 08:51:08 PM
Nice sea color and reflection. I agree with the title.
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03/14/2009 08:08:26 PM
Blue and blue. I like blue.
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03/14/2009 07:30:41 PM
excellent title for it, love it very soothing
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03/14/2009 06:08:33 PM
Great PP job - love the tone - keep up the good work
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03/14/2009 05:55:40 PM
Love the colors. Would love to be sitting in that second story :-)
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03/14/2009 06:56:00 AM
Very nice color
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03/14/2009 05:36:54 AM
I just want to climb into that hut and relax
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03/14/2009 12:16:04 AM
Very nice.
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03/13/2009 11:07:30 PM
oh this looks like such a peaceful place. please take me there now =D 10
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03/13/2009 10:40:07 PM
wow, so calm it doesn't even look like water, beautiful sky, this could hang on a wall
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03/13/2009 09:26:31 PM
What can I say ? 10
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03/13/2009 06:13:11 PM
The composition really works here. The colors are inviting.
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03/13/2009 04:33:38 PM
Such a serene feeling
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03/13/2009 03:33:13 PM
Incredibly smooth image. I love the colors and the tones in this. The water looks like fogged glass and the sky like a vaulted ceiling.
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03/13/2009 12:59:57 PM
Nice colors
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03/13/2009 09:15:07 AM
I amongst amazed by how tranquil and peaceful this really is! Amazing photo - where is this?
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03/13/2009 09:03:32 AM
Lovely, lovely tones and colors.
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03/13/2009 05:26:47 AM
8 - Beautiful palette.
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03/12/2009 10:41:08 PM
So serene... love it!
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03/12/2009 08:09:27 PM
What a special place.
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03/12/2009 06:30:26 PM
Zen in paradise....
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03/12/2009 04:30:59 PM
Very smooth and a lovely colour too :)
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03/12/2009 04:28:51 PM
A very serene look to this!
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03/12/2009 04:08:07 PM
Great job showing the color of the water. Nice shot.
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03/12/2009 03:21:57 PM
Was it really that calm? Nice pic.
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03/12/2009 03:16:20 PM
Superb image, simple, original and powerful.
I was tempted to rate it 9 or 10, unfortunately, there are some technical issues like noisy area and sensor dusts in the sky.
Still a good 7.
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03/12/2009 12:54:40 PM
Beautiful scene!! 9
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03/12/2009 12:51:36 PM
Amazing color. Love this shot.
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03/12/2009 12:16:38 PM
Stunning image...love the sea and the colors. 9
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03/12/2009 11:56:53 AM
Smooooooth! I love the colours too. Long exposure??
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03/12/2009 08:36:38 AM
Love the colors and the subject. The water is so smooth and gorgeous looking. Nice.
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03/12/2009 06:28:14 AM
A little bit too saturated, but it is a nice picture
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03/12/2009 03:52:05 AM
whssshhhhhh. hmmmmmmmmm. Ahhhhhhhhhh.
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03/12/2009 01:46:29 AM
Wow the water looks so sureal. I am ready for a vacation now :)
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03/12/2009 12:51:21 AM
Lovely. Post card shot.
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03/11/2009 11:36:50 PM
amazing tones. Almost like a vivid pastel (if there is such a thing). Very cool
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03/11/2009 09:40:26 PM
SCCHHHMMMOOOOOOOOTTTTHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! 8
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03/11/2009 08:57:11 PM
Not too fond of the processing, but love the composition and subject matter. Applying the rule of thirds might make this stronger, but as is it is still inspiring.
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03/11/2009 08:35:49 PM
Wow, so silky smooth.
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03/11/2009 08:28:07 PM
I love how smooth the water is in the shot. Not sure how you did this... I am assuming a very long shutter... but then.. i looks like it was taken during the day. Nice shot.
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03/11/2009 07:11:41 PM
Excellent use of negative space here. I hope you put your camera settings in - I'll be back to get a tip/trick! :)
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03/11/2009 07:08:05 PM
Interesting processing and resulted effect on the water. Well done.
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03/11/2009 06:42:15 PM
Incredible glassy water!
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03/11/2009 05:27:37 PM
colors are wonderful, composition as well. super shot
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03/11/2009 04:03:57 PM
I wanna be there! Good use of space. The colors are beautiful.
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03/11/2009 01:08:38 PM
Beautiful softness. Almost like silk.
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03/11/2009 10:29:49 AM
lovely peaceful sea, great colour as well
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03/11/2009 09:43:14 AM
Classic postcard shot - well done. The subtle orange/pink colour in the clouds is what makes it I think. The only one think that was a bit distracting is that the platform looks a bit skewed. 10/10 anyway.
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03/11/2009 05:31:04 AM
Nice colors and good choice of long exposure
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