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Challenge: Natural Body of Water (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Naugatuck River
Date: Oct 16, 2011
Galleries: Abstract, Water
Date Uploaded: Oct 16, 2011

...somebody needs to get the brown.

I really tried to take a "pretty shot" of water, but realized that skill, composition, equipment and processing had conspired against me.

This was a result of ramping down the exposure to take a shot into the sun at a "natural" river near my house.

the title means "heart of darkness," a Google translation of the Conrad novelette, involving a river, thats the connection. It sounded a bit classier, more dark and even sensual in French.

Very happy and thankful to receive all the comments and the recognition from P and B.

Statistics
Place: 69 out of 150
Avg (all users): 5.8018
Avg (commenters): 7.7333
Avg (participants): 5.6102
Avg (non-participants): 6.0192
Views since voting: 532
Views during voting: 252
Votes: 111
Comments: 26
Favorites: 2 (view)


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10/25/2011 10:31:54 AM
Paul, a wonderful capture. I love the abstract feeling to this one. Such great textures. So after your drive to Fairfield you ended up with a shot of water nearer home! But thanks for making the trip. Bear and I enjoyed meeting you.
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10/24/2011 02:59:05 PM
Very nice, looks like some sort of stone, and not a "Brown" stone! This would make a great overlay texture for something!
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10/24/2011 02:46:40 PM
oho, we need a Conrad en francais challenge.
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10/24/2011 02:03:18 PM
Originally posted by posthumous:

You do know that Conrad wrote in English? lol ;)


You are too funny. Yes, it just sounded better(deeper and darker) in French.
10/24/2011 01:06:45 PM
You do know that Conrad wrote in English? lol ;)
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10/24/2011 09:40:48 AM
It struck me how much this great shot looks like the texture on some of Rodin's basreliefs.
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10/24/2011 06:30:00 AM
Really? You thought the brown? I thought this image blew mine away.
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10/24/2011 01:36:12 AM
my favorite in the challenge =)
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10/24/2011 12:59:53 AM
You see, covet something, and it is not to be. This is very powerful. Thanks.
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10/24/2011 12:46:17 AM
Well you didn't get the brown but you got 2 worthy awards for this wonderfully oily leaden slithered crust.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/23/2011 11:28:09 PM
tumult & serenity

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10/23/2011 10:01:17 PM
wonderfully textured. like leather.

Posthumous Art Gallery

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10/23/2011 07:51:13 PM
very nice take on the challenge
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10/23/2011 04:35:29 PM
"The hippopotamus was no ignoramus"
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10/23/2011 12:02:02 PM
Impressionnant, presque hypnotique :-)
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10/21/2011 04:05:46 PM
Lava
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10/20/2011 03:38:13 PM
Looks like a rock more than water. Abstract indeed. I kinda like it even though I think the voters won't like it so much.
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10/20/2011 02:09:01 PM
Its water ok.
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10/20/2011 02:55:01 AM
Upping this from 7 - 8 Body of water..? YEAH! Well photographed and rendered. Art to say the least and what simplicty has brought fourth so much emotions. Great work
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10/20/2011 12:38:56 AM
Hmm ... a bit like tar. Great texture.
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10/18/2011 04:10:46 PM
I love texture. Pure unadulterated texture. Really rather beautiful. This could be anything I choose based on texture and I think your treatment of it is perfect. 8 Crap. Still loving it. bump to 10 and a fav. Will have 2 best images in this one...
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10/18/2011 02:42:10 PM
This image really made me stop and think/examine. There is something about this abstract that is very intriguing.
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10/18/2011 09:48:26 AM
Whoah.... This almost looks like a stone wall
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10/17/2011 08:41:25 PM
Dark, murky, fearsome. This image reminds me so much of nightmares I used to have as a kid. Powerful.
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10/17/2011 01:45:25 PM
I can't decide if this one is really water or not. But, because I stared at is so long...8
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10/17/2011 10:54:23 AM
Great texture. =)
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