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Winter's Light
Winter's Light

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Challenge: Duotones IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: Jun 12, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/5
Date Uploaded: Jun 12, 2009

[Jun. 21st, 2009 08:43:01 PM]

I know this one was never going to have mass appeal, but I really liked it. My intention was to capture my steamy breath as a significant element in the composition, but my hot tea that I took out to help accentuate the steam went cold too fast :(

I have always loved hotpasta's duotone images in blue tones, and thought that the technique really gives a cold feeling to images. That was what I was trying to harness in this shot.

I was really struggling in this shoot with the focus and composition. I need one of those fold-out screens on my D80 like they have on video cameras. Self-portraits are really tricky!

I also took dswann's comment on board and submitted to 1x.com just out of curiosity - lo and behold he was right- they published!

Place: 62 out of 253
Avg (all users): 5.9677
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 5.9620
Avg (non-participants): 5.9778
Views since voting: 876
Views during voting: 225
Votes: 124
Comments: 11
Favorites: 3 (view)

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06/22/2009 12:28:30 AM
brilliant shot and i really love the tones ...
interesting reading about the difficulties you had .. the tea going cold etc .!!!.
& great you got published in 1x .. they're a very tough crowd .. !!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/21/2009 04:35:02 AM
I think the use of duotone really complements this image.
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06/19/2009 03:51:45 PM
extremely well done...9
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06/18/2009 02:01:04 PM
such a different aspect...well done
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06/18/2009 12:55:20 PM
one of the best of the challenge, 9
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06/17/2009 11:28:36 PM
Very cool. Love how the moon creates shadow.
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06/16/2009 02:50:00 PM
Nice lighting... somehow this reminds me of this great image ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/955/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_743467.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_challenge/0-999/955/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_743467.jpg', '/') + 1) . '
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06/15/2009 01:53:53 PM
Nice job with the lighting. I'll bet this would go over big at 1x.com
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06/15/2009 09:15:42 AM
Really interesting lighting, and the blue tone conveys a real chill in the air.
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06/15/2009 01:14:18 AM
What an amazing concept! This is going to my favorites. 10
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06/15/2009 12:27:22 AM
Great mood captured here! The blue tones are perfect, as I can almost feel the cold on my face, too...
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