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A cleat on a deck at the Viverone lake in Piedmont, Italy. Taken last Sunday at sunset. Your C&C are as always welcome, thanks for your time.
Paolo

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Tokina ATX-Pro 12-24 f4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Anchor Point
Username:paolodefaveri paolodefaveri
Uploaded:11 Feb 2009 - 11:58 AM
Tags:Alps, Black & white, Cleat, Deck, Drama, Haunt, Italy, Lake, Mood, Piedmont, Sunset, Viverone
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DavidWebb
DavidWebb  7 England
11 Feb 2009 - 12:01 PM

Excellent image, so serene, what was the exposure for this. David

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 12:02 PM

Simple yet dramatic. Very, very good, Paolo.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 12:07 PM

Yes, it's a strong image and very enjoyable viewing.

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paolodefaveri
11 Feb 2009 - 12:08 PM

Thanks David and Julian for your comment. David, this is a composite of two images: exposure was 2" for the water and 30" for the sky.

Paolo

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 12:13 PM

Minimalistic and very effective!

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Pixel_Pirate e2 Member 8Pixel_Pirate vcard England
11 Feb 2009 - 12:21 PM

A beautiful image well put together
Gary

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george_gradinaru

excellent

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Gary_Macleod
11 Feb 2009 - 12:29 PM

absolutely great image and so well worked and presented

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 12:33 PM

Just love the contrast in detail between the sky/water and the anchor point. Excellent. Paul

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jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 12:44 PM

Wow....Simple as.

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ghibby e2 Member 8100 forum postsghibby vcard United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 - 12:46 PM

Fantastic in its simplicity

Ben

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Buffalo_Tom
11 Feb 2009 - 1:08 PM

Stunning in its simplicity.
Tom.

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DavePrince
11 Feb 2009 - 1:17 PM

The combination of these images works very well and you have excellent tonal range from white through to black. well done.

Dave

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monkeygrip
11 Feb 2009 - 1:19 PM

Wow they say that simplicity is a genius I think they are right just brilliant work.

Stu

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
11 Feb 2009 - 1:23 PM

POTW for me!!!!!!!!

Jouko

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johnjrp e2 Member 10430 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 1:30 PM

Simple but very nice. Love the fg detail. John

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mhaseman
mhaseman  7608 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 1:52 PM

Fantastic. Congrats on RC! Cheers, Martin

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shaks
shaks  12561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 2:51 PM

Beautiful and serene.

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thetriguy
thetriguy  9 United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 2:51 PM

Wonderful image.
Best, Bill

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cdm36
cdm36 e2 Member 10390 forum postscdm36 vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 3:45 PM

Simple but very effective.

Chris.

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 4:36 PM

love this sort of minimal work, the 3 layers compressed and divided by the attachment in the centre, stunning conversion,
Phil

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
11 Feb 2009 - 4:57 PM

This looks fab well done hope it gets a awardSmile

Last Modified By wyatturp at 11 Feb 2009 - 4:59 PM

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11 Feb 2009 - 5:20 PM

Simplt stated excellence. Ron.

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andywest
andywest  5 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 - 5:40 PM

WOW WOW WOW!!! Superb!

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sospan
sospan  7 Wales
11 Feb 2009 - 7:35 PM

This image is superb.
Andy

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IngridVekemans
11 Feb 2009 - 8:06 PM

Wow, superb!

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 8:19 PM

Superb shot, works so so well

LesF

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kitsch
kitsch e2 Member 8439 forum postskitsch vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 9:24 PM

wonderful!!!
love this shot

Jo

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phillips  869 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 9:29 PM

Wonderfully simple and simply wonderful!

Guy

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albinoni
albinoni  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 10:24 PM

Love the contrast between the sharp detailed foreground and ethereal background.
Andy

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Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 11:44 PM

HC - really pleased Smile

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paolodefaveri
11 Feb 2009 - 11:56 PM

Hey, thanks to everyone, I'm just flattered.

Paolo

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edwood
edwood  6 Scotland
12 Feb 2009 - 7:04 PM

stunning image,love it.

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webjam
webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2009 - 5:57 PM

So much stillness, and so much movement, combined in one image... stunning!

Jacqueline

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 8:15 AM

i came back to leave my award, best mono i have seen for some time.
Phil

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Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 8:53 AM

Stunning!!! Congratulations on POTW!!

Matthew

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
16 Feb 2009 - 10:10 AM

Excellent choice for POTW! My warmest congatulations.......

Jouko

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Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 10:13 AM

Well done on the awards, nice work, so clever yet looks so simple, wow
Linda

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ThroughOrange
16 Feb 2009 - 10:30 AM

I love the effect you got on the sea

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uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 10:30 AM

simple and superb image... grats Smile

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16 Feb 2009 - 10:38 AM

Congrats on POTW, such a brilliant image. helen

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paolodefaveri
16 Feb 2009 - 10:39 AM

WOW!! I'm totally flattered! Thank you all very much!
Paolo

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fatface  5 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 - 11:08 AM

in a word, WOW!!! absolutely beautiful, would be happy with this adorning the walls of my home any day of the week.

Heidi

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2009 - 1:18 PM

Beautiful image.

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Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 - 6:30 PM

Stunning image Smile

Betty

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evanmonaco
16 Feb 2009 - 6:53 PM

I love your tones!

As for teh main pic...I dont like this one as I have seen it done so many times.

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frankie1  5 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 - 11:01 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL..

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Vilcens
Vilcens  739 forum posts Latvia3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 7:05 AM

Superb !

Vilcens

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MarkBowker
17 Feb 2009 - 4:04 PM

I want to dive onto that silk smooth surface. WOW! love this so much.

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17 Feb 2009 - 5:33 PM

Beautiful.

Michael

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Techno  61006 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2009 - 6:02 PM

Fantastic capture Paola, saw it on Photo.net first and it blew me away! Quite brilliant in its simplicity..

Mal

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MrBeanz
MrBeanz  6 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2009 - 1:44 PM

What a brilliant image, gives the water an almost silky feeling, with excellent detail captured in the deck and cleat.
Fantastic....

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davidsaenzchan
18 Feb 2009 - 4:02 PM

Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

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CazM  6 England
18 Feb 2009 - 5:10 PM

Great image - one of the best I have seen for ages. Carole

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kevinlid
kevinlid  7 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 - 12:18 AM

Nothing less than brilliant

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MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2009 - 9:24 AM

amazing

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FranHalsall
19 Feb 2009 - 6:41 PM

I love the subtle movement in the clouds and the textured water next to the solid deck. The positioning of the cleat makes a bold statement offset by the softness of the seascape.
Fran

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cadman359
cadman359  8
19 Feb 2009 - 9:20 PM

great image congrats !

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RoleyBirkin
20 Feb 2009 - 10:08 AM

stupefacente fantastico!

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Surya  5 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2009 - 4:34 PM

Simply one word .. Excellent

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Stokesy1001
21 Feb 2009 - 10:25 PM

absolutely Stunning Smile

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randomrubble
22 Feb 2009 - 9:23 AM

superb image.

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GrahamNobles
22 Feb 2009 - 10:19 PM

Can't argue with that.
Graham

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Codiac  7310 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2009 - 4:34 PM

Beautiful image

Gary

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Platchet  7 Wales8 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2009 - 5:18 PM

Inspiring.
Gary

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mpnuttall  791 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2009 - 11:06 AM

Very different. Good eye to spot it, good skills to execute it.

Mark

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HowardA  7231 forum posts
8 Mar 2009 - 11:22 PM

Absolutely stunning work. The composition and the toning are fantastic. Congrats on the richly-deserved award.

Howard

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gcdj  5 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2009 - 5:12 PM

True perfection - well done.

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antonyspencer
17 Mar 2009 - 7:27 PM

Absolutely stunning! No other words!

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lunatikina
1 Apr 2009 - 10:35 AM

excellent!

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ihatepeppers
24 Apr 2009 - 11:14 PM

Amazing, one for the wall without a doubt! A truly excellent image
regards
Iain

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Sharon_jo  5
26 Apr 2009 - 9:17 PM

what a fab pic, makes you want to step into the picture just to see where it leads

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JessyH
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11 Jun 2009 - 10:35 AM

That's wonderful! How do you do it? I'm new and want to learn.
Thank you

JessyH

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Dedeman
Dedeman  5 Romania
2 Aug 2009 - 4:31 PM

awesome!

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atlantisstar22
5 Aug 2009 - 11:56 AM

Excellent Pic,
Well Done.

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CJLH  5 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2009 - 5:05 PM

Stunning photo!

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AlexRitchie
7 Mar 2011 - 10:49 PM

I aspire to take photos like this. Fantastic
You have given me great inspiration.

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