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St Bathans

St Bathans
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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: 2007-05-26
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 17-35mm F/2.8 L USM, Digital RAW 100, Hoya UV 77mm
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-28 1:01
Viewed: 4386
Points: 22
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St Bathans

The former gold and coal mining town of St Bathans lies deep in the heart of the Maniototo in New Zealand's Otago region. Mining has long ceased, and it is a tranquil holiday retreat. The preservation of many of its historic buildings makes it one of the region's more picturesque tourist venues.

It is 40 kilometres northwest of Ranfurly and 60 kilometres northeast of Alexandra, near Dunstan Creek, beneath the St Bathans Range and Dunstan mountains. It takes its name from Abbey St Bathans in Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders.

Prominent features include the historic Vulcan Hotel, a restored and reputedly haunted public house; and the Blue Lake, a small lake formed during gold-sluicing, which gives it a distinctive turquoise colour.

The area attracts many visitors intent on gold-prospecting.

Camera: Canon 10D
Time of day: 14:56 p.m.
Date: 26th May 2007
Weather conditions: Clear
Lens: Canon 17-35mm F/2.8 L USM
Filter: Hoya 77mm UV
Shutter Speed: 1/80
F-Stop: F/8
Focal Length: 35mm
Support: Tripod
ISO: 100
Original file type: Digital Raw

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Hi Pam, very beautiful landscape, superb colors
well done,

The details of strata is very good, even from this far.
Good notes. I wonder how much gold would actually be found at this point in time.

Hi Pam,
I really like the composition in the vertical here. The grass on the left and reflections add alot to this shot. Looks like a cloudy day from the reflections in the water. This allowed for some nice even soft lighting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2007-07-28 17:28]

Pam, the colours stand out wonderfully. It's a beautiful landscape, good lighting, well composed and even the reflections look special.

Hi Pam, Stunning image colours are outstanding with a very good dof, well composed and pin sharp, really nice work well done....Cheers Rick

Nice landscape. The reflection of the grass implemented the beauty.

A really outstanding photo...The colors, composition, DOF and POV are excellent...A really nice effect that the reflection extends above the BG...Very well done...TFS

Hi Pam,
I forgot to visit the photo yesterday, as I promised on TL, but I didn't forget about it.
I prefer this photo over the one on TL eventhough that one has some great features as well. The lower POV and the FG interest is just more attractive. The rippled reflection is simply wonderful.

I just love the subtle colors in your photo, Pam. Sharpness and exposure are excellent. I keep wanted to walk a bit to the left so that there would be more grasses in the image and the larger tree would be more off center. It is a nice image nevertheless.

Evelynn : )

Hi Pam,
Crystal clear image, it's like a built in window on my computer. Very well done Pam. :)

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-08-07 23:36]

Hi Pam!

Thank you very much for the critique left on my "frosty" image. When I went through some of your pictures - can't see all of them in a row! - I felt that we at least have two things in common: the love and passion for nature and also for simplicity. That's also why I believe this picture of yours and my "frosty" one have something in common. Both are reflections of the way we see our nature and are very simple...

I wish you all the best and many other peaceful images like this one!

Kind regards

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