Puddles

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Posted By
Grant Dixon
Sep 25, 2003
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We had rain on Monday. On my way home from work on Tuesday we had a nice sunset and there were these two puddles in a newly ploughed field. I looked at the images today. It was a quick shot with my despicable digi but I did use a spot meter for proper exposure. There is not cropping or manipulation what you see is what I got. I am reasonably pleased with the outcome and invite you to have a peek. click on the image for a larger view.

http://www.cavesofice.org/~grant/Puddles.html

Grant
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Chuck Snyder
Sep 25, 2003
Grant: A Despicable Digi in the hands of a Phantastic Photographer yields Incredible Images!

🙂

Chuck
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Pete D
Sep 25, 2003
Grant

Nice sunset shot. (pretty big puddles:)

PeteD
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Ray
Sep 25, 2003
WOW!
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Phosphor
Sep 25, 2003
Love it!

Juergen
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bethC
Sep 25, 2003
I think the picture is wonderful. It has a great atmosphere about it. It would look great on a web page with the Java ‘lake effect’.

beth
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Phosphor
Sep 25, 2003
Gorgeous, Grant!
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Phosphor
Sep 25, 2003
Are you sure you despise this camera, Grant? <g>
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carl sutherland
Sep 25, 2003
Beautiful image Grant. Are you going to have that be a Challenge? I haven’t been able to keep up lately, but I think I have stopped traveling so much and can re-submit now.

Carl
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imacgirl
Sep 25, 2003
Grant,

Outstanding image!

🙂

Barb
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Byron Gale
Sep 25, 2003
A clear case of the right person being in the right place at the right time… thanks for sharing it, Grant!
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Lorace Graham
Sep 25, 2003
How absolutely breathtaking!

Your puddles look like lakes.

I loved seeing it and the sun was just perfect.

Lorace
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Dave Hamer
Sep 25, 2003
Grant,

Excellent photo. Thanx for sharing.

Dave
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Leen Koper
Sep 25, 2003
Grant, nice shot.
Just a question: you used a spotmeter -that’s like e real PRO landscape photographer! Who still carries something like that. – for measuring; I suppose you measured the reflections. Did you use the built in meter too for a first grab shot? If so, how do these images relate to each other?

Leen
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Jodi Frye
Sep 25, 2003
Grant, forget the silver lining, you got the gold !
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Kenneth Liffmann
Sep 25, 2003
Grant,
Great photograph, contest material.
Ken
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Richard Coencas
Sep 25, 2003
Grant,

Great picture. Thanks for sharing it with the forum.

Rich
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Dick Smith
Sep 25, 2003
Cook, Grant, really great!

Dick

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Grant Dixon
Sep 25, 2003
Wow so many nice comments. Than you all.

Now to answer some of the questions.

Barbara: The cameras is like the little girl with the little curl and most times I do hate it but …..

Carl: No it is not up to snuff for the Challenge and in any event I do seem to dominate the Challenge too much.

Lorance: The closest puzzle was water that had collected at the side of the road in those run-off ditches, the other puddle was about 50′ buy 20′ so a bit large for a puddle.

Leen: This was taken with the spot meter in the camera. When I am out on a shoot I rely both on the meter in my F5 and a Sekonic L358 in this case it was just the "glove compartment" equipment, what I carry in my shirt pocket!.

Ken: I don’t do contest I have enough problem satisfying myself when it come to photography.

How it was done is a bit easy. I was coming home from work and the sky was spectacular. I was looking at the clouds and thinking I need some stock cloud shots. The shadows were getting longer and I figured I had to get home so was booting it. I saw the puddles off in the distance and I hammered on the breaks through it in reverse and there I was. I positioned my self very close to the side of the road and almost fell into the first puddle. I took a meter reading of cloud that I wanted to be displayed as 18%. I adjusted my position so the further puddle reflected the sun and the closer one the sky. I only shot two photos this one and one that was horizontal that accentuated the puddles more than the sky. In the end I went with my first feeling …. the sky.

Grant
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Marilyn Lee
Sep 26, 2003
Grant – Everything about your photo was lovely — the composition, the colors, the mood. You have a wonderful talent; thanks for sharing your photo.

Marilyn
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lgreen2001
Sep 26, 2003
Grant……..

"I am reasonably pleased with the outcome…"

You are either a master of understatement or terribly critical of your own work………that shot is wonderful………..

Lynn
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Shrilly Drabble
Sep 26, 2003
It doesn’t matter what the camera was if the imagination is there to see what could happen. I love the picture.
I didn’t realise we could publish links for our own work here. thanks for the inspiration.
kind thoughts
Shrilly
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Andrew_Turek
Sep 30, 2003
We are again reminded that the most important component of any camera is the Nut on the Shutter!

Andrew
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Jim_Hess
Sep 30, 2003
OK, I’ll bite. How come I’m the only one, it seems, that gets an "object not found" error when I click on the link? I’m relatively new to this forum, so I guess I don’t know all the little secrets.
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Beth_Haney
Sep 30, 2003
I’m getting that now, too, Jim, even though I was able to get the link day before yesterday. Maybe Grant did some shuffling. This shouldn’t be one of the little secrets! 🙂
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Jane_Carter
Sep 30, 2003
I get the 404 too, but I just got home from vacation in Maine and NH, so maybe I am not doing something right. I sure do want to see Grants pictures!
Jane
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Joe_Henry1000
Sep 30, 2003
I’m getting the 404 error as well. Too bad, as I didn’t look at the images when the link was working.:-(

Joe
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Grant_Dixon
Sep 30, 2003
I am so sorry I took it down thinking that it was just of passing interest! It is now up for those who are gluttons for punishment.

http://www.cavesofice.org/~grant/Puddles.html

Grant
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Jane_Carter
Oct 1, 2003
Hi Grant, This is one of the most lovely photos I have ever seen. You know how I love the sunsets, the ocean, and the landscapes.
Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing it with us,
Jane
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Joe_Henry1000
Oct 1, 2003
Thanks Grant. Very nice indeed!

Joe
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Marilyn_Lee
Oct 1, 2003
I came back for another look; glad to see the link had returned. Grant, your pictures are never in the category of "just a passing interest." I never tire of looking at beautiful pictures.

Marilyn
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Andrew_Turek
Oct 1, 2003
My thanks to the Nut. A superb photograph!

Andrew

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