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    Nice image, makes me feel very calmed.

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    There is poem by Longfellow.... apropos this scene. It looks wonderfully tranquil.

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    Neatly framed...I could almost feel the water.

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    Colin, beautiful shot. I would love to be there. I was a little distracted trying to figure out just what it was in the water on the upper right near shore. Old decrepid dock?

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    Hi Colin, beautiful timing on the sun just peeping out from under the cloud. A few seconds sooner or later and the sun would either be blocked by the cloud or the glair would have been too high to get good shafts of light! Perfect!

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    Hi Colin,

    Yes, wonderful; good composition, timing, depth, but I do agree with Paul about the middle distant structure in the water, it distracts me too.

    Apart from that ... perfect

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    Hi Folks,

    Thanks for the kind words

    The "structure thing" that Paul first mentioned is one of those navigation trig thingiees. I could have cloned it out, but I thought it added a bit of balance to that side of the frame.

    Here's a shot of the actual "thingiee"

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    navigation trig thingiees= navigational buoy or as us sea going sailors use to call a channel maker. If it is any like the ones in the US it is also for weather research. It will record wind, tide level, temp, water salinity and oh yea keep sea going vessels off the shoals.

    Great shot by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Smith View Post
    navigation trig thingiees= navigational buoy or as us sea going sailors use to call a channel maker. If it is any like the ones in the US it is also for weather research. It will record wind, tide level, temp, water salinity and oh yea keep sea going vessels off the shoals.

    Great shot by the way.
    Thanks Sam,

    I think this one is just a "dumb" variety (I go past it in the boat) - but we do have a fancy one about 5km off shore that does all the automated measuring stuff.

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    Beautiful shot, Colin.

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    Beautiful shot, Colin.
    Thanks George

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Hi Colin, beautiful timing on the sun just peeping out from under the cloud. A few seconds sooner or later and the sun would either be blocked by the cloud or the glair would have been too high to get good shafts of light! Perfect!
    Yep

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    Lovely shot Colin. As Michael said - wonderfully tranquil.

    Cheers Dave
    Last edited by dje; 24th September 2011 at 04:10 AM.

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    Gorgeous image Colin, and you got the timing dead-on with that Sun just dropping under the cloud.

    You give the rest of us something to aspire to, no doubt about it.

    Mike

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    Re: Becalmed

    This has an unbelieveable WOW factor for me. wow

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    Thanks Brian, Dave, Mike, and "Killie",

    Keeping in mind that it's shot BEFORE sunset, it's possibly a good example for folks to remember how these kinds of colours can be drawn out by under-exposing the shot (and thus preventing the colour from washing out with a normal exposure). This was another shot I used the same technique on ...

    (it was shot at 20 to 10 in the morning @ 1/5000th - definately not a "golden hour" shot!)

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    Good point about the underexposure Colin. I have tried over and under exposures in different situations, but haven't tried to underexpose in a situation quite like this. I will give it a try some time soon
    Thanks for posting.

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    Re: Becalmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Thanks Brian, Dave, Mike, and "Killie",

    Keeping in mind that it's shot BEFORE sunset, it's possibly a good example for folks to remember how these kinds of colours can be drawn out by under-exposing the shot (and thus preventing the colour from washing out with a normal exposure). This was another shot I used the same technique on ...

    (it was shot at 20 to 10 in the morning @ 1/5000th - definately not a "golden hour" shot!)

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    Now that's clever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Good point about the underexposure Colin. I have tried over and under exposures in different situations, but haven't tried to underexpose in a situation quite like this. I will give it a try some time soon
    Thanks for posting.
    The beauty of it is that you can get most of the effect in post-processing; one just has to get quite agressive with the sliders

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