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Mirror Lakes

Mirror Lakes
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Copyright: Jane Magen (jaycee) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-16
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon SX10IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-02-09 7:28
Viewed: 4831
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Milford Road goes from Te Anau to Milford Sound. There are stops along the way where one can see amazing sights. One of the highlights was the Mirror Lakes where we saw outstanding reflective views of the Earl Mountains and the beautiful colors of the sky. Please take a look at the workshop to see the sign which is placed at the water's edge.

maurydv, eng55, nglen, anemone, siggi, xTauruSx, CeltickRanger, boreocypriensis, Jamesp, valy67, Argus, gondox, jusninasirun, zulfu has marked this note useful
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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-09 7:34]

Hi Jane,
thisis a magnificent landscape.
An excellent POV chosen, congratulations. Give a feeling of distance, the infinite.
Many Greetings from Germany,

Hello Jane,

An excellent and beautiful capture with such a serene and lovely setting. Well taken, composed & presented. TFs & best wishes.


Hello Jane,
a very beautiful landscape, i like very much the symmetric composition with wonderful reflections, splendid bright colours.
Best regards

hello Jane
very nice place with to look insects for my
great sharpness and nice light
beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-09 10:21]

Hi Jane,
What a nice place.Well caught,framed and composed.
Excellent POV,exposure and lighting.
Thanks for posting..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2010-02-09 11:03]

Hola Jane,
beautiful panorama
precious habitat to enjoy nature,

Hi Jane,

Great landscape photo. The different shades of green are nice and great reflection in the water. Nice foreground interest as well.
Great capture and TFS


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-09 11:57]

Hi Jane. This is a beautiful looking place , which you have taken with good detail and natural looking colours. The clear water gives a good refection of the sunshine on the mountain. well taken TFS.


Hi Jane. wonderful landcape capture. Nice reflections, lighted and shadow areas, details and composition. TFS.
Kind regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-09 13:33]

Hello Jane.
Wonderful landscape. WoW! That reflections are great and the mountains on BG are wonderfuly contrasted and sharp.Beautiful picture.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Jane. splendid scene shot with nice composition and reflections.
TFS and regards,

hello Jane

sometime my critiquing system is i travel from continent to
continent to view photos and today i found you in Oceania !
beautiful photography of New Zealandian scenery, fine POV
giving a perpective effect, beautiful reflections on water, TFS



Outstanding photo! Such a tranquil looking place, love the reflections in this image. The highlighted areas and shadows are a real bonus. It all looks very clear and sharp, almost feel like I'm standing there admiring the view in real life.
TFS and have a great night Sis!


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-09 23:13]

Hi Jane

Lovely shot of the road to Milford. It is instantly recognisable as New Zealand from the New Zealand flax growing on the lake margins.

Best wishes


Hello Jane !
What a splendid landscape ! I love the combination of mountain and water, it's so gorgeous. The wtar indeed deserves his name of "Mirror Lake", as it offers us a beautiful reflection. Perfect composition and POV, too. MUst have been great to stand there and watch this. Very well done !

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2010-02-10 4:57]

Hi Jane
Very nice landscape image

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-02-10 5:19]

Fine landscape with good lighting and reflections. Brightness in the sky could have been reduced to balance contrast. tfs.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-10 7:35]

Hello Jane,
A beautiful, well composed landscape from your trip to NZ.
The composition, colors and reflection of the sky and mountain ridge in the lake are excellent.
I like the WS indicating that the waters of the lake are mostly mirror-like.
Thanks and kind regards,

Ciao Jane, beautiful mountain landscape, wonderful light and colors, splendid perspective on fantastic lake, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2010-02-10 14:36]

Merhaba Jane,
harika bir manzara fotoğrafı.
Tebrik ederim.

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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2010-02-10 17:37]

Hi Jane,

apart from the oe part of sky it is very nicely shown, the reflections are indeed wonderful and you composed very well. If I take the reflection as the subject even the expo of the sky is good :) TFS!
Like the ws too ;)

Best regards,

Hi Jane.

Beautiful look at the lake captured with pristine reflection. Tranquil image and I like the fg details making it a well balanced shot.

Well done and thanks for sharing.


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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-02-11 1:16]

Hello Jane,
Wonderful landscape shot! Colours, details, reflections and composition are very beautiul.
TFS and R's,

Hi Jane,
Sorry, this doesn't do it for me. The photo lacks details, the sky is over exposed and there is an obvious digital haze. I am not sure what PP work you did to this photo but the aperture of F4 certainly did not help you to get a good DOF. But I do feel that it should have given you more details than presented. You also might want to adjust you levels and curves to get better contrast.

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