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Beneath the Waterfall
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ekmai


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Challenge: Hidden Treasures (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4.0G IF-ED
Location: Hong Kong
Date: Oct 3, 2009
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1 second
Galleries: Water, DPChallenge GTGs
Date Uploaded: Oct 1, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 74
Avg (all users): 6.7136
Avg (commenters): 7.9231
Avg (participants): 6.6970
Avg (non-participants): 6.7168
Views since voting: 6458
Views during voting: 394
Votes: 206
Comments: 35
Favorites: 5 (view)


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10/20/2009 02:54:26 PM
beautiful picture,
a well deserved 10!
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10/18/2009 05:33:43 PM
Originally posted by AllAccess:

Love anything Nikon, but if you need a critique, the shot is well composed and stunning but too surreal. It looks like, but not implying, that you worked it photoshop. It has the "photo contest look." You know? I like it, it's obviously great but too surreal for my taste.


Whether it was shot with a Nikon, Canon, Sigma, whatever...What does that have to do with his entry?
Are you implying Nikon shots are automatically superior? I would beg to disagree, and so would many others.
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10/16/2009 02:55:45 PM
Originally posted by AllAccess:

Love anything Nikon, but if you need a critique, the shot is well composed and stunning but too surreal. It looks like, but not implying, that you worked it photoshop. It has the "photo contest look." You know? I like it, it's obviously great but too surreal for my taste.


let me get this straight. you love anything nikon? what the heck does that have to do with anything?! so you give extra pts to nikons? wow. and you forgive him for possibly using PS? and you dont like anything surreal? and it has a photo contest look? THIS IS A PHOTO CONTEST. sorry if I am missing the point that you have absolutely nothing to say here.
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10/16/2009 12:20:13 PM
Very pretty picture. Congratulations on your blue ribbon!!
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10/15/2009 01:59:03 PM
Awesome ! You really nailed it !
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10/15/2009 04:00:04 AM
Spelling fixed :) Go SC!
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10/15/2009 03:33:46 AM
Am I the only one who sees a screaming hamster reflection where the chest is?

Well done on the blue!
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10/15/2009 01:02:35 AM
well at least you won't get complaints about over-sharpening. good idea though-
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10/14/2009 12:07:48 PM
sooooo perfect for the challenge
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10/14/2009 11:28:00 AM
Good interpretation of the challenge. Congrats!
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10/14/2009 11:13:01 AM
well done, congrats on the blue,

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10/14/2009 08:43:12 AM
Congrats on your blue!
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10/14/2009 04:27:46 AM
Love anything Nikon, but if you need a critique, the shot is well composed and stunning but too surreal. It looks like, but not implying, that you worked it photoshop. It has the "photo contest look." You know? I like it, it's obviously great but too surreal for my taste.

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10/14/2009 03:32:41 AM
Congrats on your blue. Wonderful image.
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10/14/2009 02:39:55 AM
This reminds me of the Goonies so much!! Great photo.
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10/14/2009 01:40:51 AM
Thanks everyone for your votes, comments and encouragement ... a Blue Ribbon! Brilliant!! Personally, I think this is one of my best ever photos.
@mark082: the swirl is actually a pearl necklace, but as it was submerged and the shot was taken on a slow shutter, came out blurred by the current and bubbles on the surface. The chest was completely submerged, so the open wooden chest lid is floating close to the surface but moving due to the current.
@Magnum_za: Yes, the darkness had me questioning myself, but the lighter versions just don't do it for me. The environment was left as i found it except for perhaps a few stray coins that I couldn't reach on the stream bed. I have asked the SC if they can correct my lousy spelling .... fingers crossed :)
10/14/2009 01:09:39 AM
Wd, only 9 I gave out. Pity about the typo :) Maybe SC will let you "fix" it...

Edit: They did!

Message edited by author 2009-10-15 04:30:16.
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10/14/2009 12:22:10 AM
Congrats on your BLUE RIBBON!
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10/14/2009 12:10:06 AM
wow! i didn't vote in this challenge, but if i had, this definitely would have been a 10 from me. congratulations on the blue ribbon!
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10/14/2009 12:07:36 AM
Congrats! I liked this one a lot.
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10/14/2009 12:03:01 AM
Congrats!!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/13/2009 11:46:41 PM
Looks like a lot of work went into setting up this shot. Love the light on the treasure box. Very clever!
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10/13/2009 10:57:37 PM
7 for effort
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10/11/2009 02:39:27 PM
Fantastic image. Hope for top 3 for you.
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10/10/2009 01:22:03 AM
Fantastic Photo!
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10/09/2009 01:38:52 PM
This is a very literal take on the challenge. I like it, but the quite swirl coming out of the chest detracts from the image. I'm not sure what caused it or if the cause could have been removed. Otherwise, I think the focus should have been on the chest rather than the waterfall. (If my eyes deceive me and the lid of the chest is not out of the water and the chest is completely underwater, ignore my comment and call me an idiot because I know that a clear focus is impossible with the shutter speed used.) I give it a 6.
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10/08/2009 09:07:49 PM
very nice composition with basic editing. 7
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10/08/2009 08:50:46 AM
This is fun and I like the diagonal line created by the composition of the waterfall to the box. Soggy pizza? LOL
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10/08/2009 07:31:34 AM
Really nicely done and planned. I'm sure you will get a few complaints about the overall darkness and lighting here, but I think it's relevant. Bumped to a 9, as long as its not a dual exposure and you didn't pollute the environment...
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10/07/2009 09:48:54 PM
Very unique and it looks like a lot of thought was put into it! I predict a ribbon! Wonderful!
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10/07/2009 04:56:50 PM
This is awesome!!One of my favorites!!
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10/07/2009 12:17:13 PM
This should score very high.
Let's see if I can help.

10
:)
Hope that helped.
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10/07/2009 09:49:16 AM
good idea, slightly awkward composition.
good luck
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10/07/2009 09:35:42 AM
Clearly the winner. Stunning photo that meets the challenge better than any other. Congrats on the blue. 10
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10/07/2009 02:34:39 AM
WTH is that? And where?
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