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Mineral Water

Mineral Water
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Copyright: Phil Quine (philquine) Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 31] (255)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-07-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Kodak DC3400, Compact Flash Card
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-05-30 5:01
Viewed: 1458
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I’ve seen quite a few photographs on the Trek Lens, which have been altered, flipped, rotated and then spliced to a mirror copy of itself to make interesting images and shapes. Well this is the real thing!

Taken in Gough’s Cave, Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, this is a small cavern, which branches off from the main cave and has, over millions of years, formed a pool which collects mirror calm water. Nicely lit, the water is at waist height to the visitor and I was able to place my camera on the rock edge of the pool and capture this breathtaking image.

I disabled the flash and used an exposure compensation of +2, which slows down the image sensor, but with my camera firmly placed on the rock I didn’t have to worry about movement (See my ‘Star Light’ photograph).

If you flip the image vertically to the left you can see a sort of evil Gizmo (Gremlins) type creature with it’s arms reaching outwards, like he’s barring your way.

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Belle image, même les zones sombres sont visible. Reste a savoir ou est cacher le trésor?. Maintenant que je sais ou est cacher Gizmo, je vais lui demander. OK Phil?.

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2005-05-30 6:14]

nice work, Phil!
well done

Very attractive photo study of reflections in water. Thanks for your Photographer's Note without which I would not know how to view the photo.

It's called Chedard! I suppose it's because of that color in the highlight zone! The same. Very good composition!

Yes... I see what you mean about the bad Gremlin. But Gizmo was the one who sing... He was the only who don't eat after midnight. Hes not evil... :o)

Moi aussi Hubert, je sais où est Gizmo! C'est le nom du pendentif que j'ai au cou... :o)

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