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Kawartha Lakes Sunset

Kawartha Lakes Sunset
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-28
Categories: River, Sky
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-01 7:39
Viewed: 3173
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Kawartha Lakes district is home to many species of fish. Sturgeon Lake (and edge of which you can see here) holds muskellunge, brown bullhead, carp, rock bass, pumpkinseed, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, and walleye, a fisherman's paradise!) Not quite visible in the low light are the white and yellow water lilies that also thrive in the swampier edges of this shallow lake that is no more than 10.7 metres (35 feet) deep. And the tree line visible in relief includes Cedar, White Spruce, Poplar, Hard Maple, White Pine, Willow, and a few hardy surviving Elms.
Since it is only two hours away, I suspect that my car is going to find its way up there again.
Tech: shot in RAW, converted to jpg, cropped slightly

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day, evening and night.

erve, lovenature, PaulH, gracious, pablominto, nglen, scottevers7, ramthakur, SunToucher, angybone, pierrefonds, JORAPAVI, dantor, valy67, marhowie has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To marhowie: A very interesting ideaSilke 1 08-08 10:17
To pablominto: evening mealSilke 2 08-02 03:40
To pablominto: sunsets :)Silke 1 08-01 13:38
To PaulH: Canada -> BournemouthSilke 1 08-01 09:12
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  • Great 
  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-08-01 7:50]

very dramatic clouds overhead, which gives the water a lovely colour.



Hi Silke
This landscape is ominous looking with the dark stormy clouds. I love the colour of the blue-grey clouds and all their textures and shapes. The Kawartha Lakes sounds like a very special place to visit reading about the fish and trees that are in the area.
TFS Janice :)

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-08-01 8:32]

Hi Silke,

You captured a very dramatic sunset with those clouds casting their spell over the lake. Beautiful colors in the sky and a lovely picture.


What a great picture Silke.

I love the detail and light that is showing in it.
There is great emphasis on the sky and the composition really works well.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-01 8:46]
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Hi Silke,
i keep forgetting you're over there in Canada and not here in Bournemouth! And lucky you too, look at this view...superb light and a great subtle composition, a large selection of plant life in this one shot. I hope your car (and you ;o) finds it's way up there again too.

Hello Silke,
Excellent composition with a great sense of depth and mood!
good exposure and focus with clarity on the awesome sky and lake!
well composed and well seen indeed

Hi Silke.
Very beautiful. Lovely light and colour. Great POV and composition. I love that sky. Very well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-01 13:51]

Hi silke. I do love sunsets. this one is good.you always need some clouds which you have captured so well. the colours show many shades of red-orange.. and you have keep the forground in good light. well done TFs.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-01 15:46]

Hola Silke,
hermosas nubes, (como algodón,)
perfecto pov,
sensacional encuadre y siluetas,

Hi Silke,
WOW! beautiful scene! makes me want to get my fishing pole and head up there right now. Well composed and framed. Great sunset!

  • Great 
  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-08-01 20:16]

Hello Silke

You are lucky to have this area with in two hours from where you are.It looks like a prime are for nature photography.This scene is beautiful.The colours and reflections are fantastic.The clouds are beautiful.Nicely done.TFS


Hello Silke,
A beautiful scenery, in this paintlike expression!
Amazing colours this time of day, and of course it is the sky that attracts attention...
Fairytale atmosphere, and I hope you got fish for your evening meal by the lakeside!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Silke,
A wonderful almost nocturnal photo where the subtle colors of the setting sun created a great serene mood. It does look like rain was on it way to ruin the beaty. The hint of green in the grasses and trees are perfect and the reflection of the sky on the lake is stunning.

Breathtaking view!
Great colors and wonderful lighting. I love the "FEELING" of evening here.


Hi Silke,

A nice image of the sunset at Kawartha lakes which is giving nice colors and a set of shadows to the photo. It has a good composition and DOF. Thanks for sharing.


What a fantastic sky matched equally with its partial reflections on the wet earth, Silke!
I like the composition and the exquisite colours of the clouds.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.

Hola Silke,
Hermosa composición, con fuertes y bellos contrastes de luz y color, el paisaje es fantástico, TFS. Saludos
José Ramón

Dramatic sunset, Silke. Classic composition with the horizon at the bottom third and the beautiful sky taking up the other two thirds as it should. The colours and light are great not only in the sky but also on the lake. Your exposure gave you good detail in the dark area, which added depth to your image. Well done.


Beautiful sunset landscape Silke. The sky light and colors are very nice. The trailing line of trees adds depth. The reflections a bonus.

Hello Silke !
This is such a beautiful landscape ! Water, grass and trees under a dramatic sky, the perfect solution to make a beautiful picture ! :-) The clouds and the colorsof the sky are fantastic, and the composition as well as the POV are excellent too. Very well done !

Hello Silke,
Great job here, interesting clouds and color in your sunset sky.
A pleasing composition, I like it..
I haven't used it much myself, but you might've considered bracketing a few exposures, one set for the land, one for the sky, and merging them with software in PS. Just a thought...This works too :)
Well done!

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-08-13 6:31]

Well done Silke ! Very impressive landscape, great clouds ! Thanks,


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