Impression II, Waterlilies

Challenge #7 in the Soft Light series. Hosted by Aaro.
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Waterlilies like Monet. In the shadows where the light is diffused trough tree leaves and reflected from the water surface creating a rich mixture of colors and contrast to waterlilies and like. Take the photo to be artwork without any postprocessing. "Waterlilies" any flowers in, on water. For voters: May the best interpetation of Monet's Waterlilies win.
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Why are the lilies not out when you need them????
by LDunn1
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Shot in my pond tonight.....sadly all the flowers were closed up......I guess they open during the day while I am at work as they were closed at 6am this morning too. I aimed to get the Monet 'dreamy' look, but with no post processing permitted, I resorted to 'old fashioned' physical filters. I dug out a cokin diffuser & shot in AV mode (160 iso) at various apertures to vary the effect of the filter. Nothing was strong enough (its a mild diffuser) - so I resorted to fine paint brush & vaseline.
Submitted: Tuesday, 6th July, 2010 19:49 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 6th July, 2010
Focal length: 50 mm
Shutter speed: 1/5 sec
Aperture: F22
ISO: 160
Notes: 160 iso, tripod, AV mode, physical diffuser filter + vaseline, no flash. I wanted to boost colours a bit to bring our greens & blues, but saw it was forbidden in the challenge so I refrained. Everything else in camera was as I'd normally shoot.
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