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Water Tunnel
Water Tunnel

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Challenge: Perspective VI (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
Location: Vila Franca De Xira - Portugal
Date: Feb 9, 2010
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Water, Fish Eye
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2010

Hello everyone!
Long time no posts. Life... For one or another reason I ended up not submitting pictures for some nice challenges that I wanted to participate.
I have to confess that also, after my first challenge, it's not easy for me to overcome that result. But, hey, I'm here to learn, participate and help others too. So, I'm back on track :)

About this pic, it was not easy to take due to the weather. That whole week was raining here and I don't have weather-sealed equipment... I was also looking for a little blue sky, not gray, since I knew it would make the water droplets more perceptable. I had a plan B, but in the last day, I had to try it. Went down to the park and I was lucky! Just a few minutes of blue sky and dry weather! Not perfect, as the clouds are already messing up the small circles, but the best that I could do.
I ended up using a fisheye lens to accentuate feel of a vanishing point and to transform the not so circular water lines into semi-circles. I had an umbrella at the end of the tunnel, to help the viewer entering into it but the wind just blew it away. Also, it was distorting the water lines constantly and because I was reeeally close to the water, sometimes I had some fresh ideas :/

I guess this is the longest intro of the day. Bye for now and have a nice week.

Place: 14 out of 163
Avg (all users): 6.5347
Avg (commenters): 7.6364
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Views since voting: 1287
Views during voting: 396
Votes: 202
Comments: 14
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02/17/2010 01:47:35 PM
Yeh! Nice finish! Congrats.
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02/17/2010 12:36:37 AM
Wow, the fisheye really makes this image. That and the super fast shutter. Oh, and the perfect exposure. Okay, so it's a bunch of different things. Great shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2010 11:06:07 PM
Great capture!
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02/16/2010 01:05:27 PM
I like this, but I think what I really like is the weightlessness feel I get when I look at the globs of water against the epic blue sky. The shadows and the arcs of water with the grid of the bricks is a complicated and perhaps under accentuated juxtaposition.
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02/16/2010 12:43:31 PM
Nicely captured perspective with interesting formation of water droplets and lines. 6
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02/13/2010 02:30:08 PM
Great use of a vanishing point to bring you through the picture. The shooting water and the shadows play together to create a great composition of shapes, lines, light and shadows.
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02/13/2010 01:51:09 PM
Reminds me of summer. :-) I like this tunnel and I love your shot.
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02/13/2010 08:32:41 AM
Very refreshing. I love the curves of the water fountain, the shadows of the water. Must be great to walk underneath it when it's warm.
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02/12/2010 10:56:28 PM
nicely shot! i dont know that it is really using pov to impact the shot but i like it nonetheless
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02/12/2010 02:36:06 PM
super cool!
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02/12/2010 12:56:26 PM
gorgeous colors and, well everything else. I love it.
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02/11/2010 09:01:20 PM
Cool shot well done.
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02/11/2010 01:27:27 PM
terrific image! I think this is one of the best in the challenge.
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02/10/2010 05:53:54 PM
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