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Reflections of Zen

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Challenge: Zen Photography II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II
Date: Jun 16, 2009
Date Uploaded: Jun 16, 2009

Letter in white on a black background reflecting in the water the rocks are sitting in.

I figure this is either incredibly BRILLIANT, or incredibly STUPID. But, I can't decide which. *sigh* (Although I'm sure I've figured it out by the time you're reading this. *heavy sigh* )

I'm sure ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' IreneM would have the perfect water drop beautifully 'messing up' (but not TOO much *smile*) the reflection of the letters... But, I'm not as talented as she. I did try, though. It's much harder than it looks.

And... has anyone figured out how totally UN-Zenlike it is to stack these stupid rocks in a tower when they DON'T want to be stacked? It's crazy.

And then to make sure they're wet, yet not making them fall? It's a nightmare. And don't EVEN let me start on making sure the letters are level and equal distance and...

Zen. Not Zen at all. *heavy sigh*

Place: 68 out of 146
Avg (all users): 5.5036
Avg (commenters): 6.2000
Avg (participants): 5.4138
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Views since voting: 637
Views during voting: 276
Votes: 137
Comments: 8
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06/29/2009 12:28:08 AM
I'm laughing at ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/31_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' wanjun's comment. Where did you get the lettering? I did like the reflection but I have to say that the rocks look like they are covered in syrup :) Good for you for trying something interesting and different!

Message edited by author 2009-06-29 00:28:22.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/26/2009 07:44:53 PM
Very nicely seen or composed.....7
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06/24/2009 05:10:39 PM
This cracked me up because the chinese characters in the background roughly translate to "Buddhist teachings are bull"

or maybe you used an online translation service and that really is what you wish to convey?
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06/23/2009 11:59:30 AM
This is a nice shot with a good effect. I especially like the crisp reflections on the rocks. Good job.
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06/23/2009 11:45:40 AM
I like the reflections. The stack of rocks looks like a Buddah figure, nice.
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06/23/2009 10:55:28 AM
I have to say that this is very unique., the reflection is great. Not too sure about the characters. They make the shot a little too busy for a zen image and they are also a little too contrasty, 6
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06/22/2009 10:15:50 PM
The texture really works well in this scene. Nicely composed.
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06/22/2009 09:49:10 AM
Great job, fits challenge well.
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