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    Reflection

    This capture was taken in August, 2011, near Portsmouth, Ohio. It is lake Vesuvious. Most comments from other sites concern the gray concrete on the right side. It is a spillway for extra water when the water level of the lake rises to control flooding. I just love reflections and with this capture I got the mirror-like reflection I'm always looking for.
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    Re: Reflection

    Very nice, Don! Would love to get such a shot.

    Is it my monitor or is there a lens shadow at the bottom?

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    Beautiful shot Don.

    I don't know if it is my monitor, or the process of uploading to this site, or if it may be a crop issue. Could be my eyes since I'm blind in one and can't see too good out of the other!

    But at the bottom and the right side of the frame seems to look like when I accidentally crop outside my image and into the canvas. Or in the case of the bottom left, didn't quite crop enough. I checked it in Lytebox and it looked the same.

    Conversely, the left and top sides look fine on my screen.

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    Re: Reflection

    Hi Don,
    Nice image. I like the causeway as it provides extra texture in the image. Great reflection.
    My only niggle (and it really is only slight) is that the brightness fo the sky and the reflection are very close together.
    When I flip the image it looks the same as the way posted. Usually the reflection is darker than the sky. Even whenusing ND grads there is some difference.
    So what are your in camera details and the post processing (HDR?)

    Graham
    (likes really subtle HDR)

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    Re: Reflection

    I agree with GrahamH, I like the spillway. Very nice shot.

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    Re: Reflection

    I do like this shot... However, I wonder if it might not be improved by cropping a bit at the bottom. Say, just below the end of the reflection on the left of the image. And by cropping a bit off the top of the sky....

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    Re: Reflection

    Beautiful shot Don, would make a great desktop background!

    I do agree that cropping a little of the top and bottom for a wider angle may make it even better. Other than that, lovely!

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    Re: Reflection

    Nice one Don!

    Is it just my old eyes, or at the bottom of the image am I seeing banding in the darkest area? Also, the top of the sky is blue, but the bottom of the reflection is black. I would expect the reflection to be darker, as Graham points out, but I would not expect a transition from blue to black in the reflection if that didn't occur in the sky.

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    Re: Reflection

    Sometimes i work on a photo too long and don't see the items suggested. I agree with the reflected colors and the cropping. Thank you for your suggestions.

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    Re: Reflection

    I used a 5 shot bracket in aperture priority from -2 to +2. Photomatix Pro was used to merge the photos. I only had Topaz Adjust 4 and Topaz Detail at the time I worked on this photo. Shot at f/10, ISO 100, 14mm(21mm).

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