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Title:
Sunset-The Touch
Sunset-The Touch
Competition: 
Caption: 
"Paint your life with music and colour your songs with the melody of love" An nps pic by HPL
Camera Model: 
FinePix JV200
Exposure Details: 
Exposure Time : 1/125 sec
F Number : f/3.1
ISO Speed Rating : 100
Flash : Red Eye Compulsory Flash
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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 11:52
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A perfect interpretation of the theme and so superbly done. Great work

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:50
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In calligraphy or oriental painting, the brush is held upright. With a single brush. one can execute or demonstrate thick or thin strokes, wet or dry strokes, soft or hard strokes, fluid or resistant strokes, and weak or strong strokes. It's the amount of pressure that is exerted at the tip and movement of the brush.

 

 

The Tale of A Mystical-Master Artist: Closing his eyes, as if to freeze the picture in his mind before transferring it onto the canvas, the Mystical-Master Artist held the brush firmly in his hand, as he dipped its end into the water in a bowl. As the end of the brush touched the water, the ripples caused the water to twirl and turn into a thick cloud of white mist, which then filled the room until nothing was within the Mystical-Master Artist's sight. Only his breath could be heard. When he opened his eyes, the mist had disappeared, and he discovered that he was in the picture that was earlier in his mind. And, the picture was a beach with the rays of the setting sun glowing red over the sky and the water at the far end of the horizon. The end of his brush was still dipped in the water, but this time, it was the water washed ashore from the sea. -by  Amilcar Cabral on FB

An nps pic , as exhibited, among other images,  at the Hyatt Regency Kinabalu, during Chinese New Year.http://www.myfinepix.com/gallery/608071/417086

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697049

Kind regards! N.Polo...Quest for Perfection. 

 

 

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:07
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BRILLIANTLY DONE.. LOOKS LIKE A WINNER ALREADY.

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:10
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I agree with Phil.  This is superb, personally, I think, it will be hard to beat.

Jen xx

I wish I was a Glow Worm, a Glow Worm's never glum, 'cause how can you be grumpy, when the sun shines out your bum?

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/688492

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:27
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What a shot, have to agree with those above.

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:49
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Calligraphy,, 'The art of beautiful writing' and also beautiful picture,, Goooood luk,,,

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 12:55
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Brilliant, this deserves to be in the top three. So glad you decided to enter it H.

Viv

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 13:03
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I agree with everything above, this is superb.

Alan - Parky54

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 13:23
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Great take, good luck Smile

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 14:02
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this was the first photo i thought of when the theme was announced. glad you chose to enter it.

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 14:26
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Super image and great story!  This could be a winner!

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 15:49
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good idea, well done and good luck.

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 18:23
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A Stunning entry with beautiful detail. You might just have the winner with this Smile Good luck!

Wendy

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 19:12
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This fantastic shot is going to be hard to beat. I hate you. Wink

Good luck.

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Date Thu, 02/02/2012 - 21:52
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OMG what an amazing shot, puts my entry to shame but hey your image speaks volumes. Would be very suprised if this wasnt the winning picture - GOOD LUCK and WELL DONE

Paul        http://www.myfinepix.com/gallery/661150

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:53
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Hello Phil Turner, bairdy, Peter, David Ritchie, Paul Shade, thank you very much for your inspiring and welcoming comments. I have written and thanked  those with contact buttons separately.

There were other images in my mind, but this came to thought after Welsh Jen posted as a possibility in a forum and Vivian L further encouraged it. Thanks to the ladies.

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697049

Kind regards! N.Polo...Quest for Perfection. 

 

 

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 06:39
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BRILLIANT JUST BRILLIANT..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to my mind we are fighting for 2nd & 3rd place

 

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/416376

cris...

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 09:22
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well done on getting to the scroller where hopefully more people will notice it.

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 09:36
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Great shot,. How did you take it?

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 11:24
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An excellent entry.  The effect of the perspective to foreshorten the image and create the illusion of a giant hand dipping the brush into the lake must have been difficult to do and must have taken several attempts.  The use of the fill flash works really well too.  I'm sure you've inspired others to try something similar.  Good luck.

Regards,

Alan J 

MyFlickrFotos

BOKEH

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 11:28
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Amazing picture, very good idea for the theme, very well executed.. I think this competition is going to a very high level of quality..

Please, take a look to my gallery :

http://www.myfinepix.com/gallery/732303

Carpe diem !

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 12:52
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What a brilliant idea!   This is very memorable.

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 13:14
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Hi Polo, What a change for you to have so much possitivity coming your way. 

This is an AWESOME picture and is the winner in my eyes. 

I am really happy for you.

Jean Laughing out loud

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 14:57
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Oh my word what a fab photo.Well done I am inspired to try even harder now.Very best of luck in the competition and many thanks for the inspiration. Best wishes Julie

Julie

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 15:54
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Thank you Chris...oh..you will beat me to it! David, Wee, thank you. TAo2, its a low angle shot. almost ground level. Alan has given a perfect description of how this has been accomplished. Thanks Alan. Jean , Jacquie and Julie, thank you for the inspiration, its most welcoming.

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697049

Kind regards! N.Polo...Quest for Perfection. 

 

 

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Date Fri, 03/02/2012 - 21:13
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Hi HPL, No Alan N. hasn't explained it. Was the camera on a tripod and ye walked forward tae get your arm in the shot? Someone else must have pressed the shutter button then? Or did ye get a friend tae go forward and hold the brush?

Ye surely couldn't have taken the shot with yer left hand as your simple compact couldn't zoom so accurately tae include both your hand , the brush and the background, could it ?

Ah do understand both the principles and maths of perspective but ah'm confused with this shot. Can you enlighten me?

Thanks, Cool

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 00:52
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Hello TAo2. Thank you for asking. No, no tripod used here, though I have used a tripod and timer only once where both my hands are visible in the image.No one else involved in this image, and what you see is the hand of a 62 year old calligrapher ( that's me, lol).It does take almost a lifetime of practice to be able to hold a brush steadily with its tip in water. Its called "hanging or suspended" style in calligraphy.The ripple can only be caused by a steady hand in a puddle or pool, where the water is still, and must be timely with the shutter.

It's easy, in my opinion to take shots with either hands as long as one can hold the camera steadily. This compact JV 200 is very small, very comfortable for single hand focus and click. The only difficulty I encountered was the low angle, and I had to go on my knees for this shot and you can only view after the shot is taken. And you cant go that low either, as the area is water laden. I have 7 other shots taken at the same time, different angles and a slight variation in composition.So, its a bit of trial and error and judgement does help.

Technically I wouldn't dare utter a word, on how it was done as I am totally new to photography,and any explanation could be totally misleading or disastrous.I hope Angela D, Chris or Ray Fothergill, or any others would stumble upon this, and be able to comment and enlighten further .

Hope this helps! Just give it a try, and after all, its only an image, and when you least expect, you come up with something a little gratifying.

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697049

Kind regards! N.Polo...Quest for Perfection. 

 

 

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Date Sat, 04/02/2012 - 22:44
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a lovely image certainly fits this months competition good luck with this

j laws

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Date Sun, 05/02/2012 - 00:55
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Beautiful image! Well done.

If you have time, take a look at my latest blog "An afternoon walk in Wilson Botanic Park, Melbourne Australia"

  http://au.myfinepix.com/blog/753380/556949

Bob

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Date Sun, 05/02/2012 - 15:51
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This is a perfect entry ,it sums up perspective in a glorious image.

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Date Sun, 05/02/2012 - 14:32
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I'm loving this!! BOL!!!

I would very much like to take your eyes out and rub them with a scouring pad.

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Date Sun, 05/02/2012 - 19:11
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MUST BE A WINNER!

Regards

Mick B

Mick Bracken

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Date Mon, 06/02/2012 - 13:09
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woowzers thats GOOD

 

 

 

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/420166

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Date Mon, 06/02/2012 - 13:13
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Stunning. BOL in comp

Sheena Mac      

There IS no rehersal for life.

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Date Mon, 06/02/2012 - 14:17
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Hello there Joanna, Robert, Lady Jane, Samurai B, Mick B, crazymama and Sheena... thank you all.

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697049

Kind regards! N.Polo...Quest for Perfection. 

 

 

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Date Tue, 07/02/2012 - 17:30
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I , personally, don't care how you did this (I have ideas though) because its quite superb.

Well done my oriental friend, you continue to confuse us with your 'different' thinking.

BOL in the competition.

Jim

'Bokeh' Competition entry:- http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697372

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Date Wed, 08/02/2012 - 11:38
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I like this photo! It's very original Smile

 

K.S.

 

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Date Wed, 08/02/2012 - 17:17
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Fantastic, Huang! Really like it. Congratulations for making it to the scroller.

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Date Thu, 09/02/2012 - 08:40
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Wow, This is brilliant as soon as I logged on it jumped out at me, Really well done and I wish you the very best of luck (although im not sure you'll need it :)  )

Chez.x.

Please take a look and let me know what you think, I need all of the advice I can get!! Smile

http://www.myfinepix.com/gallery/763343

 

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Date Thu, 09/02/2012 - 09:41
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Superb photo - if jumps off the page

This really is MyFinePix at its very best - seeing pictures from around the globe taken by people who have come together to enjoy photography.

Homer

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Date Sun, 12/02/2012 - 11:27
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Photoshop is a great tool to have well done

 

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Date Sun, 12/02/2012 - 13:05
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Hi Jim...that's a fine compliment. I am just trying, in different ways.  Sredov, I am glad you like its originality. Steelian, thank you for your kind words.Hope it deserves to be on the scroller, as most are still unsure of how it works. Homer, yes this site is  great place to interact from all over the world. Hi Adrain, thank you and I  will take that as a compliment too, as the image is in its purest form.

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/697049

Kind regards! N.Polo...Quest for Perfection. 

 

 

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Date Sun, 12/02/2012 - 14:20
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I agree with everything above, this is an incredible, superb image.

I love this!! BOL!!!   Tongue

Regards ....Mike   PLEASE View & Comment

 SPACE..... comp entry

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Date Sun, 12/02/2012 - 15:48
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Brilliant idea and nicely executed!

http://www.myfinepix.com/gallery/767413

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Date Mon, 13/02/2012 - 09:51

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Date Mon, 13/02/2012 - 10:35
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Wow, its a wonderful shot for this month's theme. Great idea for an artistic perspective, BOL

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Date Tue, 14/02/2012 - 10:07
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Something happened to my memory .... I was sure that I have already noted your excellent work in my comment .... and suddenly I saw that I was wrong, no comments there, from me...
Well, I hasten to correct the situation! Big ''LIKE'' from me!

 Regards, Valery

 

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Date Tue, 14/02/2012 - 18:12
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love the photo, this is mine...good luck

 

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/420756

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Date Tue, 14/02/2012 - 18:22
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An amazing creation Huang,very well executed,which fits the theme perfectly..Superb!

Best of Luck....Colin

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Date Tue, 14/02/2012 - 20:00
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Very imaginative,  You can be sure of grabbing the judges attention. Well done and best of luck

http://www.myfinepix.co.uk/competition/entry/417432

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