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I went to Jasper National Park last week for some astropix, but was stymied by clouds. Instead I found some interesting subjects in the morning and on the way home. 
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Very cool!

Auto enhancement doesn't overwrite originals though right?
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The abstract wood made me think of a ballet dancer. I was trying to compose a bit differently, but I nearly fell in the water, haha!

Michelle Smarr
Beautiful - the reflection is perfect, colors are lovely, and how creative of you to see a dancer in a branch. #save1

Barbara Matthews
Perfect reflections and pleasing composition. Bottom of the image might be a little too dark. Well done #save2  

Chris Sader
Very nice! Beautiful reflection and nice leading lines.

Constructive criticism: if it were me - and this is only because I tend to do this anyway - I would have shot brackets, to give me the ability to do HDR (gasp!) or use some of the lighter exposures to mask in a little light on the underside of the branch and the trees on the left.

Absolutely nothing wrong with this shot. Doesn't need anything. But if it were me, the above advice would take this over the top.

Chris Sader
#save2

Elizabeth Hahn
I really love the right side, the left seems a bit dark, but still makes a beautiful shape.

#save4

Lisa Borel
Compositionally- it is not balanced, the eye being drawn left to the wood.

Chandra Achberger
I like it. Dark and light. Wish the reflection in the foreground was lighter but I like it. #save  

Matt Austin
I'm with +Lisa Borel on this, feels imabalanced. I want to single out the wood by removing the trees along the right, and add in more foreground to complete the reflection. I almost hesitate to say it at risk of sounding cliché, but putting the above-water bit of wood in the upper third with a lot more foreground might be a nice direction.

Chris Koehn
I was trying to line up some of the angles a bit more, but I was almost falling into the water directly in front of me. This was shot with a Nikon 12-24mm F4. I had to crawl around a bunch of roots/branches to get this unobstructed view from the shore. Still, I like the contrasts between light and dark (save for the foreground darkness — it was really shallow/shady there) and the subject is clearly defined to me, and backed up by the reflection in the background. One day I'll be back with a canoe and take something better!

Lisa Borel
Well, one test of composition is does it work if you turn if upside down or sideways. Give it a try, see what it says to you when you do that.

Chris Koehn
Will do, thanks.

David R Robinson
Great reflection and tree lines draw you into it.   #save6  
I would suggest, as others have, lightening up the branch in the water.  You might also try a different composure so the water line isn't right in the center.

Eric Fredine
It's an interesting photograph, but lit from the wrong side.   #delete

Ingo Meckmann
that dead piece of wood needs to be brighter.
#delete2  

Benny Sjöstrand
I love the symmetry of the reflections, nice color balance. I agree that the piece of wood needs to be brighter.
It's good enough for a #save7

Sören Taraldsson
This is beautiful and I think the light and ripple free water mirror is fantastic. But you wanted to stage a ballerina and I think you should have moved to the left to get the branch to be in the place where the right stage meets the left stage. The branch would have gotten more separation then. It would have been worth getting wet and after waiting for the ripples to go down, a bit cold :) #save7

David Kunzler
Thanks to the perfect reflection #save8  from here.

Ville Kauppila
i like the light and overall look #save9  

Fabio Duma
save10  nice landscape!

Thomas Hawk
Congratulations feel free to add this photo to the Light Box. 
http://goo.gl/c45MQ.  

Chris Koehn
Thanks folks, I'll be back to Chickadee Lake one day to try again for a new composition and maybe some morning light instead.
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reminds me of a break dancer dismounting from a hand stand!
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Great blurbs and pics about older camera gear. Includes vintage digital stuff.

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Goodreads.com is my new favourite MMO...
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Thanks! :p
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Great shot from a friend of mine. I think it's a bit more compelling of a bike photo than the "Memphis Tricycle" photo that sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars... http://www.flickr.com/photos/tamasv/9712261963/sizes/l/in/photostream/
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Nice.
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Some constructive criticism would be appreciated. Thanks!

By the way, this is a little pond on Denman Island called Chickadee Lake off Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
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Thanks folks, I'll be back to Chickadee Lake one day to try again for a new composition and maybe some morning light instead.
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Select a photo, get a chance to win a print.

I know Colin personally, so this is legit. Help him by 'liking' the photo you like the best and you can win something great to hang up on the wall.

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Google+ people: I need to print some unique "baseball cards" but I'm not sure where is a good place to do this. If anyone knows anything about the subject and/or knows of a place to send files for print, please comment. I expect little response as this is a bit of a shot in the dark, but hey why not?
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Not sure if this helps or not but Kwik Kopy in Nanaimo did/does the Nanaimo Clippers playing cards...
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FBI fail.

The nature of the LOIC means that anyone and everyone can help participate. So they found a few people who were involved? These are the Anonymous hangers-ons that want to lash out at injustice, but don't necessarily know what they are getting into.

Nailing these kids is like arresting a bunch of groupies when you're supposed to be after the band members.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/internet/fbi-exposes-terrifying-face-anonymous-748293
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