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Sunset At Lake Paringa

Sunset At Lake Paringa
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Copyright: Pam Russell (coasties) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3749 W: 483 N: 8155] (28054)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-28
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 17-35mm F/2.8 L USM, Digital RAW 200, Hoya UV 77mm
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-09 0:52
Viewed: 4630
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lake Paringa is a small lake 30 kilometres north of Haast on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island. It is set in rugged but picturesque terrain close to State Highway 6, six kilometres inland from the coast of the Tasman Sea.

Until the mid 1950s Paringa was almost the end of the road south along the West Coast.

By the Paringa River there is a tablet marking the point at which Thomas Brunner turned back to the north when exploring the West Coast. He had injured his foot and was forced to rest for healing.

An informative notice board at the Lake Paringa picnic ground comments on trees, bird life, bats and the nature of the country.

The lake is drained at its northern end by a small stream which joins the Paringa River. The Paringa River flows into the Tasman Sea eight kilometres north of the lake.


Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 11:07 a.m.
Date: 28th May 2007
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 17-35mm F/2.8 L USM
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/50
F-Stop: F/2.8
Focal Length: 17mm
Support: Hand Held
ISO: 200
Original file type: Digital Raw

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-07-09 2:45]

Hi Pam,
an excellant capture.
Very good lighting and composition.
Well done,

Hi Pam.
What a beautiful, serene landscape. Beautiful sunset colours. Simple composition. Very beautiful. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-07-09 3:26]

Hello Pam!

Calm, very calm image. I love colours, reflections, composition, The Moon [?], harmony. Really great picture my friend!

Beautiful scene Pam.
The colors,composition,depth,feeling are all wonderful.
Well done!


Hi Pam,
that's wonderful, I like the colours and your low POV so much. The moon and the reflections, everything is beautiful, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Pam,
Lovely image! Great composition, beautiful soft colours in the sky and lovely reflections. Very tranquil and serene looking! Well done and TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-07-10 0:55]

Hi Pam,

A very nice landscape,the compo has nice colors and is well balanced,well done and tfs


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-07-11 4:27]

Hi Pam, this is such a beautiful and serene shot. This area never fails to amaze. The overall colourization is wonderful and the shot is very well composed. Soft yet sharp. Beautiful reflections. Fabulous work.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-07-11 23:18]

Hello Pam,
You offer us a very smart composition. The soft tones are a pleasure to see. The shapes of mountains and trees are nice. Reflection and the little moon are good bonus ;-)
Bravo my talented friend and thanks for sharing this superb landscape,

Hi Pam, fascinatin sunset with splendid light and colors, lovely reflections, great composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Pam, everytime I visit your gallery your work just gets bettter and better. Your wildlife shots have always set the standard and now I see you are into landscape which is equally impressive. I hope I get see NZ next year and known these places for myself. Excellent work.

Thumbnail doesn't do this beautiful picture any just, what a treat to crack this one open to the view view that reveals gorgeous beauty a very well balanced exposure IMHO. Well done Pam. :)

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