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Where has all the water gone?

Where has all the water gone?
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-06
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/16, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Lake Erie [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-08 6:34
Viewed: 4065
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
one of my first photos with my new camera. A different view of "my" Lake. ( Erie) Lake Erie is quite amazing as it has an unusal habit. When the wind blows the water travels from one end of the lake to the other as the Lake even though Huge is shallow. My Husband has to deal with this alot with his ship for the drafts. On days where the wind blows from the east all the water dissappears from our side of the lake like you see here and it end up over in the Western Basin. When the wind blows from the west then we get it here! Now when that happens the water drops out of the Detroit River like crazy and sometimes ships actually have to anchor because they wouldn't have enough water underneath them to transit the Channel entering Lake Erie! Amazing thing nature! Anyway the photo...I thought all the rocks on the shore made an interesting photo. I took this awhile back and now wish I had saved the orignial as I feel I over sharpened it..but regardless it tells a good story I think..:o)
Thanks for looking!

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Hello Donna
Great story about Lake Erie ,
Perfect composition and beautiful


hi donna,
nice shot. well composed. the pov is good. nice dof. good framing. natral colours.good note.

Hi Donna!
The muddy rocks do fill a larger part of your frame here, but I would still have preferred water in their place.
Your note, however, offers very useful information on the phenomenon of the water receding to and fro with the wind.
TFS and take care.

Hola Donna. Un disparo excelente. Buenos detalles los de las rocas en primer término. El horizonte aperece recto y el cielo luce una claridad preciosa.
Muchos recuerdos desde Gran Canaria.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-11-08 13:27]

Excellent POV, nice textures, colours and composition. Great note, it makes the lake even more interesting



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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-08 18:14]

Hello Donna,
quite interesting this wind habit. You captured the results very well. Excellent POV and great depth. Very well composed.

Well, I for one have never heard of such a thing. That must be one strong steady wind! Fascinating. Thanks for sharing this. I like your foreground rocks too. They give nice depth to the scene.

Evelynn : )

Hello Donna,
A beautiful rocky shoreline!
Why shall beaches always be sandy, this one has at least as much personality...
Low point of view works well, wise to include the vegetation in this fine composition!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Donna,
Great work on the composition and the low POV. A pitty that the light was so harsh creating a huge difference between shadows and highlights. The idea of the three rock on the FG are perfect and gives the photo good depth. Did you do any PP work on the photo?

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-11-10 6:56]

Hello Donna,
Beautiful landscape.POV,wide angel view,large DOF,details,framing and visual impact are wonderful.Excellent work!

Hello Donna! I live near Port Colborne and have seen the wind action that you so splendidly explain. Very good composition! Well done! Linda

Hi Donna,

You have achieved a great sense of depth with your point of view. The three rocks adds to that sense. Masterly composed and framed.


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