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    Shot this evening: 30 Seconds @ F32 @ ISO 100 (+Vari ND Filter). Approx 260mm.

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    Dedicated to a wonderful friend who would like to be here at the moment, but can't be!

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    A beautiful tribute to an absent friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Shot this evening: 30 Seconds @ F32 @ ISO 100 (+Vari ND Filter). Approx 260mm.

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    Dedicated to a wonderful friend who would like to be here at the moment, but can't be!

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    Oh my gosh, Colin. That is beautiful. The water is perfectly still... and the pink sky reflects pink on the water's surface... lucky friend.

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    Great image, the reflections and streaks of clouds, masts gives the image another level of movement.

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    Beautiful, Colin. Why f/32? Was it to get the longer exposure?

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    Wow. I can only describe this as... subtlety in colors. It's amazing that even without a human element a picture can affect our emotion that much. Masterfully done, Colin. Cheers.

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    Absolutely beautiful! May we all come, then?

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    Just lovely, Colin. I feel I'm there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Shot this evening: 30 Seconds @ F32 @ ISO 100 (+Vari ND Filter). Approx 260mm.

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    Dedicated to a wonderful friend who would like to be here at the moment, but can't be!

    Distant Emotions
    Since your friend can't be there... I decided to pop over.. or is it under?... in their place... I'm at the airport... waiting... waiting... waiting... somebody should enjoy the beautiful scene on their behalf.
    Last edited by ilovelucydog; 21st May 2011 at 10:54 PM.

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    Absolutely gorgeous, Colin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovelucydog View Post
    Since your friend can't be there... I decided to pop over.. or is it under?... in their place... I'm at the airport... waiting... waiting... waiting... somebody should enjoy the beautiful scene on their behalf.
    Don't worry Mary - Colin will be over in a jiffy in a helicopter to collect you so you can share in the wonderful scene...
    p.s terrific shot Colin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Great image, the reflections and streaks of clouds, masts gives the image another level of movement.
    Thanks John, it's a bit of pot luck with shots like this -- any wind and there can be a lot of movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob marshall View Post
    Beautiful, Colin. Why f/32? Was it to get the longer exposure?
    Hi Rob,

    Thanks for the kind words,

    Basically, yes - it was "end of day" when I shot it, but not particularly dark yet. It was actually F44 as I had a 1.4x TC on for the shot - and I had a Singh-Ray Vari-ND on as well (and on a pretty high attenuation) so "putting in all the stops" so-to-speak. Plus, it gives a nice starburst on the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiro View Post
    Wow. I can only describe this as... subtlety in colors. It's amazing that even without a human element a picture can affect our emotion that much. Masterfully done, Colin. Cheers.
    Thanks Willie - I try Spent a long time in ACR fine-tuning some very interactive sets of controls with this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Noelle View Post
    Absolutely beautiful! May we all come, then?
    Hi Katy,

    We probably don't think about this often, but something Jay Maisel said rings true "this moment has now passed forever - and this is the only record of it that there will ever be" Somewhat sad, but special at the same time.

    Perhaps I need to arrange some photo tours of my area of NZ - who'd be in?
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 22nd May 2011 at 02:51 AM.

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    Just lovely, Colin. I feel I'm there.
    Thanks Janis

    You're probably attracted to the purple haze in the scene!

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    Absolutely gorgeous, Colin.
    Thanks Elise - very kind of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi Katy,

    We probably don't think about this often, but something Jay Maisel said rings true "this moment has now passed forever - and this is the only record of it that there will ever be" Somewhat sad, but special at the same time.

    Perhaps I need to arrange some photo tours of my area of NZ - who'd be in?
    Of course! We think about that evertime we miss a shot because we're on our way somewhere, etc. I had to drive by my irises, this evening, which were perfectly, gently lit up by late evening sun after the rain. It won't be quite like that again. Rats!

    I have a personal attraction to these kind of shots because of the time that I spent on our sailboat, growing up - the quiet evening back in the Marina. It brings back such a feeling!!!!! However, I'm afraid that all I want is to just hop through the frame and be in this scene. That way, there's no jet lag!
    Last edited by Colin Southern; 22nd May 2011 at 02:52 AM.

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    Re: Distant Emotions

    Hi Colin,

    A beautiful shot and no mistake, the only comment I'd make relates to the arch on the centre skyline, which draws my attention more than I feel it should, due to its different shape from the trees and the masts. Am I making sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Hi Colin,

    A beautiful shot and no mistake, the only comment I'd make relates to the arch on the centre skyline, which draws my attention more than I feel it should, due to its different shape from the trees and the masts. Am I making sense?
    I noticed that same arch in a few of the images... what is it? A bridge? Curious now...

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