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Lacul Rosu

Lacul Rosu
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Copyright: STEVE and IOANA HAMILTON (marioana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 0 N: 191] (1481)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-18
Categories: Flowers, Mountain, River
Camera: Canon 300D REBEL, 18 - 55, Hitech ND Grad 0.6 Soft
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-22 7:21
Viewed: 3258
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lacul Rosu was formed in 1837 when the side of a nearby mountain collapsed and blocked a river, forming a natural dam. Legend says it also killed and buried a shepherd and his flock of sheep. Taken in the pre-dawn light. I also used a 1 stop ND grad to give me 3 stops in total.

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To PaulH: Thanks very much.marioana 1 08-22 11:14
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You have a really nice photo here showing the soft early morning light very clearly. Great foreground interest and a wonderful light diagonal leading up the picture to the mountain.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-22 8:26]
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Hi Steve,
worth getting up early for! The soft pastel colour of the sky is great, the waterway creates a great lead in and the flowers make an excellent FG element. Good work on the exposure too.
(btw, think i may have sourced you a reputable neg processing place in a town called Poole, very near to where i live. Will let you know more when i have some definate details, they were recomended by a friend))

You really have an "eye for an angle" and it is very much this one....I like it much. There is a mystic to the background center... adds a dimension which helps the eye reflect..

glad your back. I thought maybe your mother in law didn't like yellow flowers and buried you under some:-)

Nice landscape composition Steve and Iona.
Good sense of 3D depth. Very peaceful.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-08-22 11:12]

Great POV, wonderful light, composition - well done!

hello S & I
a marvellous misty landscape, soft colors, pretty reflections, well done

I love how the soft lilac colors permeate the entire image. It is quite beautiful. All the elements of your composition work nicely together. I love the reflection and the water angle leading into the scene. Your photo is a nice tribute to that poor shepherd and is flock. : )


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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-08-22 16:28]

I very like your composition. Very good. Beautiful nature photo. Good work. Carme.

Salut Ioana, Salut Steve,

Aveti printre cele mai frumoase fotografii cu peisaje, iar cel de fata nu face exceptie. Menta salbatica (probabil Mentha longifolia) e fantastica in plina inflorire. Zona e superba.
Bravo si numai bine, Cezar T.

Hello Steve and Ioana,
I like the mood in this picture a lot. This lightning looks like coming from a fairy tale :) Those soft lilac colors, composition, POV and exposure are just wonderful! I feel like being in a dream looking at it and I enjoyed reading those notes. . Well done and TFS,

Hello Steve and Ioana,

This is a great picture of a very nice place. I've been there in July for a few days and enjoyed it immensely. Also took a picture of a Redstart which I'm proud of.
I love your composition with this small river (that flows into the Lake) that leads the eyes towards the Suhard mountain in the background. The pre-dawn light created a great atmosphere. The colors are tempered and contrast is very good. Great reflections in the water too! Well done! TFS!

With Friendly Regards,

Hi Steve,
The early rise really did gave you some wonderful light to work with. Well worth the effort of the few hours of sleep. The effect of the grad filter in this photo is superb. It really illuminated the FG and still left you with some morning fog in the distant mountains. Some very effective diagonal leadlines and perfect FG interest make it all a superb composition.

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