Framed and chat (edited)

Challenge #2 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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Show us your best naturally framed picture (ONE only - not two). However, entry in this challenge also obliges to give comments about all other entries in the series. Eventually you may enter an improved version of the first photo. See additional rules. You are encouraged to provide early comments during the submission stage to allow contestants to create an improved photo to submit before voting begins
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The Fountain of Youth
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A nice little fountain right next to the lake of Genval in Belgium. I instantly felt that it would be something special because of the natural framing with the willows. Its right next to a busy street - and the surroundings aren't that great - Ihad to pay attention to find the best spot - and leave any distractions out - so you can almost believe it's not man made/artificial. I recall having to lean a bit over a fence to get the framing just right. I wanted a short shutter time to freeze the water, which was in the shadows beneath the trees - so had to raise the iso a bit - luckily I had a prime lens handy to gain a few extra stops. Some colorcorrection to make the colors a bit deeper - and make the green/blue stand out - and some sharpening - et voila!
Submitted: Sunday, 18th December, 2011 12:08 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 2nd October, 2011
Focal length: 45 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F2.8
ISO: 400
Views: 1012
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