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  #147 Impressionism
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The Millpond       ©2014 aoc46
Panasonic DMC-LX7       5th place, 155 points
1/4s, f8, ISO 160, ?, Manual, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: Normal adjustments to color, contrast, saturation.
NIK GND filter.
Straighten, crop, resize, sharpen.
      Extra Info: Impressionist effect achieved by camera movement.
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Sep 9, 2014
    Congrats. Is GND exactly?

Jade O.
Sep 8, 2014
    Congratulations on a top five finish. You did well despite the PP which some seemed to take offence to. This was well done!

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Old Finn
Sep 8, 2014
    Suits to the topic. In my favorites.

Sep 8, 2014
    Fits the challenge very nicely. Well done.

Sep 8, 2014
    You know this had real potential, but the blown out highlights in the lake are very distracting, my eyes are drawn immediately to them.

I would of cropped it really tight into the top left hand side because that side is really quite pretty and vivid.

Thanks for entering though ;)

Sep 7, 2014
    It's amazing how the movement of the camera has mimicked brush strokes, especially on the highlights. Great colour and lighting

Sep 7, 2014
    The lovely reflection makes this special. In my favs.

Sep 7, 2014
    I like the impressionistic effect of the camera movement. Very peaceful scene. I just yearn for a point of interest and colorful counterpoint to all of the green -- like a duck or a row boat or a toy sailboat floating on the pond.

Sep 7, 2014
    good result here the light streaks are effective

Sep 6, 2014
    beautiful photo. The blown reflection on water bothers me a bit. I have found in taking these that if you change position so as to try and use tree limbs/leaves, structures, etc. to shade out the reflecting sun, can sometimes avoid. But not a big deal; the composition and colors, sky reflecting in pond are all delightful. well done!
Edited on Sep 8, 2014

Jade O.
Sep 6, 2014
    Do your best impression of the impressionistic art style. This fits the topic well.

As a photo, this is one of the better ones.

Sep 6, 2014
    Great photo - reminds me a little of Constable's, 'The Hay Wain'. Like the way the willow trees are reflected on the water and love the building in the corner.

Sep 5, 2014
    Definitely get points for being "impressionistic". I want to like this image, but it lacks a dynamic focus - or some kind of variety (i.e., more color variation or subject items to catch my eye) to give it more balance. I still consider it above average and should be in the TT. I came back to look at the image again...I think what my difficulty with it is that the green at the bottom part weighs it down too heavily. If you crop the bottom 30% off (making it more panoramic) - it changes the feeling and value entirely-at least to my eye.
Edited on Sep 8, 2014

Sep 4, 2014
    I think the white '6s' tracing the camera movement are a bit too mechanical. The rest of the scene is beautifully gentle and soothing. Nicely done.
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