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A Peaceful Moment
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Challenge: A Hug And A Kiss (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D50
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Date: Sep 20, 2009
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/10
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2009

Too bad it's not advanced editing.. would have made us have a more natural skin tone and would have gotten rid of the splotches on the deck (I fell in the water right before the shot!)

Taken with an IR-converted D50.

Post processing is pretty standard for an IR image (swap red & blue channels and fiddle around with the hue/saturation).

Thanks for the votes! This one goes down in history for a PB (and, not to gloat, but the highest rated photo on DPC taken with a Nikon D50).

Place: 1 out of 72
Avg (all users): 7.6901
Avg (commenters): 9.2381
Avg (participants): 7.8148
Avg (non-participants): 7.6720
Views since voting: 7693
Views during voting: 492
Votes: 213
Comments: 55
Favorites: 18 (view)

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02/11/2013 03:16:22 PM
A superb image, bravo!!
08/08/2011 03:46:14 PM
How did you do this with a fisheye lens and not get any distortion?
10/03/2009 07:03:17 AM
Props dude!
10/02/2009 04:54:20 PM
huge congrats! Well done...
10/02/2009 12:32:21 AM
Breathtaking! Congrats on your well deserved blue, Damian.
10/01/2009 08:08:14 PM
Very nice, highly deserved blue. Congrats!
10/01/2009 04:39:16 PM
Well deserved Blue - a tremendous shot.

Congrats on the finish and new PB
10/01/2009 04:20:30 AM
Congratulations. One of my favourites in this challenge. Well thought our and executed image.
09/30/2009 10:33:54 PM
congratulations on a fine image
09/30/2009 06:53:49 PM
Great mood and excelllent for this challenge !
Excellent photo !
09/30/2009 05:08:42 PM
Congrats. Really well deserved ribbon
Another absolutely stunning shot from you
09/30/2009 02:46:33 PM
hahahah! I knew it! Congrats!
09/30/2009 02:04:35 PM
perfect! congratulations.
09/30/2009 12:34:01 PM
Great shot. Congrats.
09/30/2009 12:05:09 PM
way to go damian!
cute photo.
09/30/2009 11:58:18 AM
I think splotches add character to the image, and are balanced with the cleanness of the rest of the image.
09/30/2009 11:16:52 AM
congratulations - beautiful shot, and color-fitting the blue ribbon!
09/30/2009 10:16:59 AM
09/30/2009 09:48:16 AM
Fantastic job, Damian! Big congrats on your new PB and your Blue.
09/30/2009 09:15:52 AM
Congrats on your Blue. Beautiful image!! Sorry u got wet. :(
09/30/2009 08:42:25 AM
Excellent stuff Duds! Congrats on setting the bar for the D50 and for a really awesome shot.
09/30/2009 06:51:42 AM
Very nice Duds, ya kept this one quiet
09/30/2009 04:20:40 AM
fantasic image and congrats on a well deserved blue
09/30/2009 03:08:05 AM
Beautiful shot!! Congrats!
09/30/2009 01:32:01 AM
Excellent! and Congratulations!
09/30/2009 01:01:36 AM
Nice work, really nice.......Congrats.

You'd wonder who ( and why ) anyone would give this a 1 other than pure malice! I hate these pr**ks that vote low, and don't comment, when quite clearly it is an excellent shot, both technically and compositionally...........
09/30/2009 12:54:37 AM
Huge congrats on the well deserved blue Damian!!!
09/30/2009 12:53:44 AM
Stunning, congrats on your Blue Ribbon
09/30/2009 12:39:18 AM
09/30/2009 12:07:29 AM
One of the best IR images I've seen here. Congratulations on the blue ribbon.
09/30/2009 12:02:18 AM
Great job, Congrats on the blue!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/29/2009 09:28:03 PM
My favorite
09/29/2009 03:54:13 PM
Meets Challenge - 2
Lighting/Processing - 2
Composition - 2
Overall Impression - 2
"WOW" factor - 2
Score: 10

great job! This is one of two pics that I rated a 10. I came back to look at this and it is just a great capture. I'd love to know where it is.
09/29/2009 01:37:46 PM
Nice work! Definitely deserves attention :)
09/29/2009 01:19:54 PM
09/29/2009 01:28:04 AM
Initially I gave this an 8, but now, having a look back at all the images after my first pass, it is BY FAR the out-and-out best image in the challenge, and therefore, worthy of a bump to a 9. Colour, composition, detail... even the border... WONDERFUL. Blue Ribbon on the way without a doubt. Well done!
09/27/2009 09:18:54 PM
Beautiful shot - lucky hugs are warm!
09/27/2009 02:49:43 AM
Simple and effective composition. Great image, my fav here!
09/26/2009 04:55:19 PM
Best of the bunch, IMHO.
09/26/2009 11:27:48 AM
I'm not a big fan of centered objects but this one totally works. I think everything about the photo is perfect and can offer no suggestions of 'help'. I can offer my best wishes and a 10.
09/25/2009 10:36:11 PM
I see blue in your future... beautiful image.
09/24/2009 10:52:49 PM
Absolutely Stunning! You're a gifted photographer.
09/24/2009 03:59:16 PM
09/24/2009 03:45:17 AM
at last..after 55 votes somthing really good..:)
09/24/2009 02:00:25 AM
Wow..beautifull. Only thing bothering me a bit is the uncomfortable body pose of the man. Have them closer and more relaxed. Still very nice
09/23/2009 11:35:14 PM
Awesome! Love the reflections and contrast.
09/23/2009 08:14:39 PM
what a beautiful place, awesome reflection, really well captured, love the reflection fo the clouds
09/23/2009 04:58:01 PM
Impressive image with the land/seascape, yet meets the challenge with the couple at the end of the dock. Nice use of the dock to lead the viewer to the couple.
09/23/2009 04:26:50 PM
10 all the way around.. just beautiful!
09/23/2009 02:49:31 PM
this is gonna dash some hopes - awesome
09/23/2009 01:53:31 PM
WOW!!! ... Speechless.

The whole shot is amazing, nothing more to say.

09/23/2009 10:05:59 AM
Wow. Not sure what else to say.
09/23/2009 08:00:01 AM
This will do really good!
09/23/2009 05:25:59 AM
One of the most beatuful photos I have seen on DPC, definetely my favourite on this contest, hope you score high, I only think that this photo will look better without the frame anyway a perfect 10
09/23/2009 03:30:36 AM
Im guessing this will get a ribbon. congrats in advance!
nice way to make the challenge visually stunning. While voting, i'm seeing a ton of typical, expected entries... then I come to this. Excellent.

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