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I am currently working at the pumping station on the far side of this reservoir and I have been getting there early in the hope of some good light. After a week of rubbish mornings the sun finally decided to play out.
I struggled with comp here as I couldn't get any foreground interest until I ventured onto the stones behind the dam wall. A few things that could maybe be cloned out: redundant wind farm, light trails and some blemishes on the stones? If I get another chance would it be worth wetting the stones?
Processing wise it is straight out of camera RAW with the sky darkened and the foreground lightened. Polarising filter fitted to lens.
Looking forward to your views.
Phil

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Nov 2011 - 7:29 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:8sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Chelker Reservoir
Username:Philo Philo
Uploaded:29 Nov 2011 - 12:10 PM
Tags:Chelker, Clouds, Landscape / travel, Reflection, Reservoir, Sunrise, Water
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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 12:24 PM

Loving the pink and blue. water is so smooth. Very NiceGrin

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 1:47 PM

Not sure that wetting the stones would add anything to this, the 3 layers work reasonable well for me
Regards Richard

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom851 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 2:04 PM

Well, I would normally want 'a subject' in this type of shot but, here, I rather like what you have done. Very simple but all the better for it. Don't think the polariser would do much here, but not sure - depends if there were any polarised light around.

paul

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saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 2:59 PM

Beautiful image with superb detail and colours,
saeid

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albinoni  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 3:11 PM

Hi, I was stood in the very same spot 2 weeks ago - very difficult to get good foreground interest so i was trying a long exposure with a 10 stopper. There is some quite interesting black sand (unless the water level is up and covered it) and I had left a stick for foreground interest. Living round the corner at Draughton, so may see you there one day.
I think you have done great, getting some nice colours and a good view point/comp whilst avoiding the walk way on the right.
Andy
ps - I'll load it tomorrow - it's not great but shows what a variance a few feet and different exposures can make.

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banehawi Critique Team 10865 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2860 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 4:20 PM

Hi Phil.

Ive loaded 2 mods, - faster than talking.


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Philo
Philo e2 Member 472 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 6:57 PM

Thanks Andy, I lok forward to seeing your shots from here and hope I bump into you one day.
Thanks as always for the mods Willie, V2 is very interesting. I will have another look at them later as I am on my work laptop at the moment; things just don't look right on here.
Phil

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Philo e2 Member 472 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 8:42 PM

Yes, like the mods Willie now I am looking on my own laptop, might give them a try.
Phil

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