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Lake of Learning

Lake of Learning
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Copyright: Stephen Emerson (Signal-Womb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1020 W: 58 N: 2904] (11094)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-06
Categories: River
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm 1:3.5-4.5, Cokin Gradual Grey G2 ND8 P121
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/10 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Coasties Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-24 13:05
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lough Leane (Lake of Learning) is the third lake in Killarney's Long Range.

This shot was a very hurried one as I was at another location set up for the sunset but low laying cloud prevailed and I packed up and left. On driving back to my campsite the sky cleared giving this lovely tone on the horizon so I jumped out at a very awkward part of the road and through hooting horns from motorists and ( also from my angry wife) I captured a few shots hand held. I have to say composition was rushed on this one.

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/10 sec
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10/1 mm

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Hello Stephen,
Interesting sunset, with an unusual strong foreground interest... Which I by the way think works very well here!
Well composed and some lovely reflections, colours are very moody and enhances the feeling this was a perfect day...
Pablo -

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  • eleana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 80 N: 75] (2247)
  • [2006-06-24 13:42]

Hello Stephen,
so wonderful evening light, reflections and colours, BRAVO!!! Nice rows of the stones in water. I think it very peaceful place.
Thanks and best wishes,

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-24 13:46]

Hi Stephen,
Good point of view, close to the ground, beautiful colors , quite water and peaceful scenery. Perfect details and composition as usualy even if in a hurry. Looks great!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-06-24 13:55]
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Hi Stephen
WOW, definitively one of the better sunsets I've seen for a while. I just love the serene mood and impact this posting conveys. Part of it can be attributed to the smooth water surface giving amazing reflections and play of colours.
The composition is excellent and the detail caught in the foreground makes for this shot to be more than just a sunset photo, but it is also a landscape photo in its full context. The colours are stunning and very beautiful, while the details are razor sharp and this is what impressed me the most. The fact that the aperture was set to f/4.5 yet you achieved excellent focus from the FG right along to the far away clouds up in the sky in the distant BG. The exposure (obviously) was managed quite brilliantly.
Very well done with this marvellous piece of work and TFS.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-06-24 17:00]

This is a rushed composition! The composition looks great to me. Lovely soft colours. Great light and POV. I want to be there.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-06-24 17:58]

Wow, not only do you have an eye, Stephen, and can compose such a beautiful shot in a hurry, but you can handhold with this level of clarity for 1/10 of a second! I think I need to incorporate some new exercises in my workout routine -- 1 second compositions and 1/10 second handhelds!

Hello Stephen,
you know what I'm going to write.......Perfection Again.
Very nice shot.

Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-06-24 19:35]

sencillamente genial... saludos

Hi Stephen,
You would nevner know it was a hurried shot. It looks superb. Nice sharp detail for that shutter speed hand held. I think the comp. and framing look excellent. Very well done!

Eerie landscape from the eerie country, Eire!

Lovely job of it Steve.
AND thank you again for all your input, I sincerely appreciate it mf.
Very well done.
PS - I see you suffer from the same angry wife syndrome ;) Perhaps we should learn to pack that bag lighter :)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-06-25 16:38]

Awesome capture Stephen, it is a beautioful scene. The colours and details are just so attractive, as we always get from you. Thank you

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-06-25 18:18]

Hi Steve,
Looks like you've been busy over the weekend :-) Beautiful shot, I'm, learning a lot from looking at your work. For a rushed shot, handheld at 1/10, unbelievable result! Great use of the filter too bringing the grad down to the shoreline. Beautiful details and exposure as always, looks well worth a few upset motorists :-)

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2006-06-26 13:12]

Hi Stephen,

Been busy, sorry I missed out on these shots. Beautiful view, excellent exposure and lighting, beautiful tones. Excellent work.


Hi Stephen

What can I say....... awe-inspiring!!

Well, you did it again...with that amazing lens (and your eye for composition). I hope your wife appreciates that this shot was worth the aggravation. Super!

Thanks for sharing

Evelynn : )

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-08-06 18:05]

You are definitely the best!
Your humble servant...

Hey Stephen - Great color and awesome reflection. Also, very nice composition. You did a great job of combining the foreground with an incredible background. TFS!

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