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2nd Placegazing ball
Seanachai


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Challenge: Everyday Objects (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Location: beach
Date: Jul 27, 2004
Aperture: 3.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/1500
Galleries: Emotive, Panoramic
Date Uploaded: Jul 27, 2004

I used a shallow depth of field for impact and hid in the dark tree line to stay out of the shot.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 363
Avg (all users): 7.3018
Avg (commenters): 8.3774
Avg (participants): 7.0942
Avg (non-participants): 7.4966
Views since voting: 11020
Views during voting: 479
Votes: 285
Comments: 80
Favorites: 71 (view)


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03/10/2008 06:04:25 PM
Hi Sean. Yep, this is what I thought your Earth Day entry was. I remembered it as being very, very cool. Good luck in the contest! I can say that since I'm not judging. :)
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07/12/2005 10:28:49 AM
Sean, thanks for commenting on my Family entry. I've been trying to remember where I saw this photo, so I could make it a favorite. Now I know. The BOKEH is amazing; and I especially like how you were able to hide the camera and yourself. The footprints make it for me.
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08/22/2004 06:45:36 AM
Great shot!! Always good when you can't see the photographer in a reflective surface like that. You've done very well!
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08/10/2004 02:23:46 PM
Excellent!! I love it. Great work!
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08/09/2004 02:05:03 PM
I was a little upset that I came in at around 41st place with the Everyday object contest. But I am glad you placed 2nd, Its a great shot and it looks like it took some time too plan out and get right. Very sharp with excelletn lighting.
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08/07/2004 11:19:45 AM
fantastic!
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08/07/2004 12:52:42 AM
There's something I don't get - with such a shallow depth of field, how come the reflection's in focus?
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08/06/2004 09:24:00 PM
I was just looking at this again. Very interesting. It almost looks as if you can step into another world or more peaceful world. I love the footprints. Looks like someone has gone into that peaceful world.

Again Congrats!
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08/05/2004 02:07:53 AM
CONGRATULATIONS ! THE WINNER IN MY BOOKS 10 !
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08/04/2004 11:21:44 PM
thanks for all the kind words folks :)
08/04/2004 02:11:48 PM
Congrats on your ribbon...this is an awesome shot!! Well-deserved placement! ;o)
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08/04/2004 11:45:30 AM
AWESOME! I love the reflected footprints, perfect :)
Print?
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08/04/2004 07:36:27 AM
awesome idea ... great shot
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08/04/2004 03:07:13 AM
Well done, one of my favorites for this challenge
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08/04/2004 02:47:59 AM
Well deserved Sean, one of my picks for a ribbon.
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08/04/2004 02:07:59 AM
Great photo - just perfect - Congrats on your ribbon
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08/04/2004 01:33:44 AM
Well done, loved this shot!
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08/04/2004 01:20:29 AM
This is amazing! Great idea too. Congrats!
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08/04/2004 12:18:52 AM
this is really beautiful, the footprints were the perfect finishing touch! :)
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08/04/2004 12:12:28 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful image and a well deserved ribbon.
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08/04/2004 12:12:10 AM
that is fricken COOL!! love the reflection
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08/04/2004 12:06:33 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon. A very nice image and a very creative use of these spheres.
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08/04/2004 12:06:07 AM
congrats on the ribbon! you deserve it. I gave it a 10!!
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08/04/2004 12:04:50 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
Waiting for the technical aspects of this one....

Well Done!
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08/04/2004 12:02:34 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, yet another top photo
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/03/2004 11:46:41 PM
Beautiful photo. The bubbles and the ball work very well together. I struggle to see how this is an everyday object for anyone however.
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08/03/2004 11:13:55 PM
Well-done shot. One of my favorites in the challenge. Love the shallow dof and the image captured by the reflection on the ball. 10
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08/03/2004 10:29:11 PM
Fabulous! All technical aspects are well done, and artistically it is entrancing. Especially nice touch having the footprints. Want to know what you did with the camera...
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08/03/2004 10:24:03 PM
Awsome idea! I may just have to "borrow" this idea from you some day. lol Wonderfully shot. I'd give you more than a 10 if I could.
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08/03/2004 06:17:30 PM
Looking forward to see why you are not in this photo ;)
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08/03/2004 04:09:10 PM
How did you stay out of the picture??? a 9
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08/03/2004 10:13:10 AM
Nice, One Problem! Your Title if u had think about it and got something Deep then this would score big and i hope it does. I like the reflection and the creativity Good JOb 8
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08/03/2004 03:24:27 AM
This is a great shot, good clear DOF, like the clarity of the whole shot. Full marks!

Think you've probably got a few folk fooled (including me) but where's your camera?? I think the angle of the water looks a little funny, i.e. if the call is at the waters edge, how can the reflection be like it is... Questions, Questions, Questions.... what all good shots should produce!! :-)
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08/03/2004 03:08:51 AM
great angle, the footsteps are a wonderful touch.
good job.
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08/02/2004 06:01:04 PM
Wow! How did you remove the camera from this shot?

This is one of my top three picks for the challenge.
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08/02/2004 05:32:17 PM
simply beautiful.
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08/02/2004 08:20:54 AM
How on earth is that done without seeing the photographer???
Fantastic shot! Look foreward to seeing how this was done.
P.s. i am recomending this for disqualification, however from my experience my mark goes UP when I get the "This photo has been validated" message. (No Hard feelings). 8
Edit Monday.I see it has been validated now!! Great stuff!

Message edited by author 2004-08-04 02:53:38.
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08/02/2004 02:29:24 AM
Cool, way to use the long lens and the sun to hide yourself and the camera! Interesting composition, nice reflections. Heh heh, I can see your footprints. :-)
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08/01/2004 04:06:50 PM
Upon review I changed my vote days later to a higher score appreciating the perfect composition underlining the focal point. The semblance of a Sherlock Holmes lense to magnify the sun on the horizon, the line of water and trees that take me right into the picture, and the out of focus background that jumps my attention to the mirrored ball.
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08/01/2004 12:35:58 PM
What a beautiful image! Gave this a 10.
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08/01/2004 10:54:40 AM
Great Job! did you use a telephoto & hide yourself in the glare of the sun? Excellent.
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08/01/2004 03:13:24 AM
IT looks like a winner to me. Congratulations. 10
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08/01/2004 12:20:56 AM
great choice of perspectives to eliminate (nearly) your reflection. magnificent setting and excellent job on choosing your DOF. The crop lends a great balance to the image. [8]
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07/31/2004 08:28:26 PM
Wow!
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07/31/2004 06:22:32 PM
Incredible, you must tell me how you did that.
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07/30/2004 08:14:07 PM
One of the top ten! 10
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07/30/2004 07:55:17 PM
Nice use of reflection!
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07/30/2004 06:27:57 PM
I'm very curious to see how you did this without getting your reflection (as I'm sure others are)! A supurb image, I must say. - 10
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07/30/2004 03:29:35 PM
this must have been fun to take!
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07/30/2004 01:18:34 PM
Very well done! Where's the camera?
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07/30/2004 08:36:42 AM
lol... I can see your foot prints! Nice shot!
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07/30/2004 08:03:23 AM
Although I don't see a gazing ball along the shore everyday, I like the shot.
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07/30/2004 07:26:52 AM
just the right placement for the ball - the footprints are a subtle element - dof is great -- not sure how I feel about the bubbles :)
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07/30/2004 06:00:37 AM
This is a very interesting photograph and a real eye catcher
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07/29/2004 10:59:01 PM
What a beauty. Just perfect.
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07/29/2004 09:22:23 PM
i love this pic, but where is your reflection?
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07/29/2004 08:29:49 PM
really really interesting... nice light a9
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07/29/2004 02:19:20 PM
An old idea very well executed, 9
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07/29/2004 09:44:10 AM
this picture is awesome..i love it everytime i pull it up to show someone...would love to know where i can get one of those....unfortunately i really dont see this as an everyday object......
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07/29/2004 05:11:57 AM
right on, great attention to detail, amazing composition, and great color. Escher would be proud!
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07/29/2004 03:31:06 AM
Beautiful pic... how'd you avoid getting the reflection of the camera??
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07/29/2004 02:28:34 AM
Not sure why a gazing ball ends up on the shore, but it sure looks good!
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07/29/2004 02:20:03 AM
I still can't think of how you get this without a reflection of the camera
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07/28/2004 11:29:46 PM
Ok, now tell us how you captured this without capturing the camera in the reflection? I'd like to see a set shot. Very nice!
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07/28/2004 11:18:12 PM
How did you take this without your reflection - fabulous 9
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07/28/2004 10:51:59 PM
Awesome...I love this one! 10
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07/28/2004 07:14:53 PM
i love the footsteps reflected from the surface of the ball.
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07/28/2004 06:41:30 PM
I have skipped voting on this photo several times - I think it is an excellent photo but to me it doesn't fit in what I believe is the spirit of the "everyday object" theme. I am sorry to say that I am a theme stickler in my voting.
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07/28/2004 06:16:48 PM
Beautiful shot. At first I did not l ike the footprints but they are growing on me
Good job
dc
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07/28/2004 05:23:26 PM
Every once in a while one comes along that is original and beautiful. This is one of those. Thank you! 10+
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07/28/2004 04:47:19 PM
amazing shot! absolutely! good luck! love the foot prints
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07/28/2004 04:40:00 PM
nice shot! Well done!
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07/28/2004 12:49:10 PM
how are you not in the reflection?
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07/28/2004 09:15:51 AM
I like that the camera is well hidden...
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07/28/2004 02:56:07 AM
Wish there weren't footsteps in the reflection. Nicely timed shot, I know how hard it is to get with a wave going around it (I've tried many shots like this myself: //www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=74958). Well done. Not sure how many people will see this as an everyday object.
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07/28/2004 12:52:53 AM
Great reflections. I love the footprints in the sand. The seafoam also adds interest. Great shot.
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07/28/2004 12:40:36 AM
Terrific shot. Focus, colours, saturation, all is well done here. How do you take off from reflection?
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07/28/2004 12:39:28 AM
very interesting reflection...
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07/28/2004 12:38:42 AM
Very nice. I love the foam and the overall tone you have captured.
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07/28/2004 12:22:08 AM
Everyday object? If you meant the ball itself, I'll have to take your word for it. I've honestly never seen one before. What I really find interesting is how you've managed to not be in the reflection without cloning. That's something I'd really like to learn for when I'm taking photos of Christmas ornaments.
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