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Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka
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Copyright: Patrick Dwyer (patdwyer) (6)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-06
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 3:54
Viewed: 4464
Points: 4
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Taken on a recent trip to the south island of NZ at Lake Wanaka. It was just a beautiful strole along the lake whilst the sun set.
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To Anton: thankspatdwyer 1 09-28 18:42
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Good for novice but I think the lake have to be a litle bit flat because the water will pour out from picture! Congratulations Novice!

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-09-28 17:16]
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Hi Patrick,

This seems to be a very tranquil scene.
It gives us a wonderful sense of this fast landscape. If I may suggest however, I think it would have been even more impressive if you did not compose it as a portrait. With a landscape composition you could have placed the lake in the bottom 1/3 on the horizontal axis, the land in the middle 1/3 axis, and the sky in the upper 1/3 axis.

You should also be careful when photographing water. It is important that the water line is level. In this picture the water level drops off 5mm to the right hand side of the photo. Next time you do a landscape with water in the frame I am sure you will pay some due attention to that aspect though.

The colour saturation is fine and the details are nice and sharp, even with the slow shutter speed of 1/40. I am of the opinion that you should have used a higher ISO (640) and a smaller aperture (in the region of f/8+). This would have nailed the focus even more.

Please note that these comments are done to assit you in improving your photographic skills. The photo is absolutely great, but I am merely looking at these points that could improve this shot even more.

I am looking forward to more pictures from you and TFS.


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