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Late reflection

Late reflection
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-01
Categories: Trees, Mountain
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/11, 1/3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-28 7:00
Viewed: 3042
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's another shot from my mountain trips during this summer.
This is Lake Dragan and the reflection of the forest in it as the last minutes of sunlight pass by.
There are many places one can camp out here and the surroundings are amazing, but what's probably the best of all is the silence...some say you can actually hear your thoughts :)

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.
For more shots, feel free to check my website.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M ND Grad
Focal Length: 23mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/11
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 7 PM
Weather conditions: clear

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Hi Horia!

Reflections are nice indeed, but what I like more is that there are very good details in both the lighted and the shaded parts of the trees so this is a very well exposed one! Composition is superb as always, your eyes don't ever trick you on that ;)

Best regards,

Beautiful composition, it looks like a post card. The lake is truly a mirror for the awesome surroundings; great focus and color.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-08-28 8:08]

Hello Horia,
A beautiful shot of this lake during the quiet of the evening. great use of light in a complicated interplay of light and shade because of the reflection of the conifers on the far shore and the mountain ridge and sky provide an excellent backdrop.
A place to sit and reflect, one that is good for the soul!
Thanks and have a good weekend MF,

Hi Horia
Another beautiful, peaceful place. Great, simple landscape. I like warm, late evening sun and nice mirror effect. I can hear the silence ;-)
Best wishes

Hello Horia,
Very interesting scenery picture.
Interesting because of the sunlight on upper part of the picture
and the effect of shadows and reflection.
The range of mountains in the background is adding beauty to the picture.

Hi Horia,

This looks like a nice peaceful place to spend a lazy summer day. I like the curve of the lakeshore. I am always partial to reflection photos, and of course it is the reflection that makes this one special. If I look at it with "Niek eyes" I do notice that a slight rotation to the right is needed. The reflections of the white tree trucks aren't quite vertical to the actual trunks. The tip of a leaning tree should line up exactly with the tip in its reflection.

Evelynn : )

Hello Horia!
Nice to see your new picture of some landscape (lake-scape ;>). I was not in Lodz last weeks so now it is time to see what I overlooked.
This area looks very silent and peacefull - something for true nature lover :)
All the best from Lodz,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-08-28 15:03]

Hello Horia

I like this composition very much - the line of the mountains and reflection are really good.

Best wishes


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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-08-29 6:11]

O splendida captura a lacului Dragan.
Peisajul este splendid, refletarea in apa este deosebit de clara.

Hi Horia,
The evening summer light is most wonderful. It gave the trees a wonderful warm tone. I like the curved reflection and the way the dead trees stand out so well amongs the evergreens. I have to nit pick, it the two bottom corners. The blurry part on the left and the odd thing on the right could have been excluded. But as I said, that is nit picking.

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