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  #194 Quiet/Serene
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downtime       ©2017 elliott
Canon EOS M       2nd place, 137 points
1/400s, ?, ISO 100, ?, Normal Program, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: crop, desaturate, resize       Extra Info: moderate paddle across the intercoastal waterway to get back to this canal that was calm and glassy. no motorized boats back there.
 
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jomari
13 days ago
    Congratulations on 2nd place. This is a wonderful shot. It was my #1.

ysal
13 days ago
    Great shot, congrats!!

I'm trying to find the 2 things that bothered you, but I can't.

Lo
13 days ago
    Really loved this shot with the wonderful reflecting clouds. Congratulations.

elliott
13 days ago
    wow. thanks for the comments and voting. was surprised no one mentioned the two things that bothered me after i posted the entry. i'm certainly not going to bring it up now.
it was a fun day with cameras on the water. and if you ever get down here with free time, get in touch with me and we'll paddle out there.
thanks again.
el

mrsawyer
13 days ago
    Congrats El ! What a special scene you found. Congrats on your 2nd place finish.

RobertLavker
13 days ago
    Congratulations on a nice finish.

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Elyod
14 days ago
    Yes, very quiet, very serene and nice reflections of the clouds. B+W was a good choice.

forkcandles
14 days ago
    great result with the reflections

joshd
14 days ago
    My favorite image in the open section by far ...

Mepo
14 days ago
    Not that it matters but I think I've seen this young lady with a more powerful contrivance. Love the effect of the clouds on the water. Would love to see the shot in colour. In my tt.

dk
14 days ago
    BW works great here. Nice example of rule breaking: blow those highlights and it works even better

Old Finn
15 days ago
    A lady enjoying the peace. Well composed. In my favorites.

jomari
16 days ago
    I love this! It's beautiful and it has impact - even though it depicts calm and peacefulness. My reaction to it was wow! Super entry.

ysal
16 days ago
    This is quite stunning. Amazing reflection, very effective in B&W. Great job bringing out the rower among everything that is going on. You could try cropping out most of the sky for a panorama shot.
Edited on Nov 25, 2017

aoc46
16 days ago
    Certainly a tranquil situation, though the rather busy cloud patterns detract from the sense of serenity.

elliott
16 days ago
    thanks for your comments and input. i did get some more 'balanced' shots that day but liked this one more for the backlighting on the paddler against the dark portion of the background. maybe i can find another for the out takes.
Edited on Nov 24, 2017

SteveBee
16 days ago
    I like the concept of the image. The brightness of the sky is problematic. I might have tried to reduce the brightness and amount of sky in the image. The placement of the paddler in the open water area on the left side, but facing the opposite direction would make a more balanced composition.

Edward
17 days ago
    Wow! Lovely imagery. Wonderful composure. Love the reflection of clouds in the water.
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