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Help !! I think this is an optical illusion Smile The horison looks off But the fence poles in front seems upright . Please give advice or modify according to your great wisdom Smile
Thanx for every V & C on my Beehives and especially a big thankyou to Carol [CarolG] and Steve [ Mechheecho] for their UA 's .
Have a wonderful Wednesday !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Lens:5.0 - 100.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 27.3 - 545.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Aug 2012 - 8:34 AM
Focal Length:12.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Early Morning
Username:Hermanus Hermanus
Uploaded:13 Feb 2013 - 3:17 AM
Tags:Early morning, Landscape / travel, Swellendam
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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  1 India1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 3:25 AM

Beautifulimage with nice reflectins.

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LV426
LV426  5 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 3:50 AM

I quite like it this way.
Lines don't have to be perfectly straight all the time.
Nice bit of landscape.
Tarek

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 4:05 AM

Morning Herman. Hope your well. Too much Brandy?

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 4:11 AM

Hiya herman. A beauty and love the reflection Grin
I live in quite a built up area so views like this I don't see often.
Kathryn

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 4:16 AM

Looks like a tractor is adding some interest on that beautiful green field. There are a lot of conflicting lines but I would never trust a fence post to be straight......... All in all a fine Bit of. Rural scenery.

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 2WesternRed vcard Australia
13 Feb 2013 - 4:18 AM

A wonderful landscape nice shadows and good texture.
Well done. WesternRed.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 4:38 AM

I think the field is on a grade. The water level is fairly straight. Nice rural image.......Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 6:03 AM

A lovely view, Herman, my thoughts are that the fence posts are wonky, and not the horizon Wink Carol

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 7:06 AM

A great landscape, Herman - love the dust cloud from the vehicle!

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 7:19 AM

You've caught this just right it's a super image.

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 7:19 AM

wonderful light and reflections herman brilliant colours a real belter nice one Wink
andy

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jovanovic
jovanovic e2 Member 2jovanovic vcard France
13 Feb 2013 - 7:30 AM

Beautiful landscape! SmileSmileSmile

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 - 7:45 AM

A cracking landscape, the numerous details draw the eye and, IMHO, it looks OK to me
Steve

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 12915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 7:53 AM

It's a beautiful scene and I think the mod by LV426 as made the best of it.

Albert

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
13 Feb 2013 - 8:01 AM

I like as it is Herman and the dust cloud of the vehicle as well .SmileSmile
Effrossini

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:06 AM

great work My friend and love the mods too

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widtink
widtink e2 Member 1404 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:09 AM

Really nice Herman think its the ridge at the back that gives the impression so alls good SmileReflections and a dust cloud in the one image , such a show off lol

Rod

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milky
milky e2 Member 10milky vcard Wales
13 Feb 2013 - 8:27 AM

Absolutely stunning image Herman---------Milky(Gary)Wink

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:33 AM

It looks perfectly level, Herman (check the reflections in the water, they should be vertically below what they are reflecting).

Dave

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luckybry
luckybry e2 Member 4luckybry vcard Scotland
13 Feb 2013 - 8:43 AM

lovely landscape

bryan

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chrissie3
chrissie3  5 England
13 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM

I like yours best - some things just aren't meant to be level and the landscape is one of them. It looks so hot there - trying to snow here!!

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:58 AM

Superb landscape - I really like the dust trail from the tractor, wish I was there!

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 - 9:03 AM

Fantastic image Herman. The image is straight I believe its the land thats on a slope. Very well captured
Jim

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 - 9:06 AM

Lovely image Herman
glyn

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 1122 forum postsColleenA vcard South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 10:10 AM

Morning Herman, great landscape , we do have stunning photo opportunities in the Cape. Agree with John... more water in your brandewyn (brandy)... GrinGrin

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2449 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 10:34 AM

Wow what a view, great work Herman really like the reflections
Ali GrinGrinGrin

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agednovice
13 Feb 2013 - 10:36 AM

A good picture Herman. A pity about the horizon though,
Frank

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 10:43 AM

Lovely image Herman, it looks fine to me Smile

Hugh

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achieverswales
13 Feb 2013 - 11:00 AM

Scenes like this do trick the brain sometimes Herman, excellent landscape and reflection., the dust add to the dry environment.

Regards

Trev.

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Tish1
Tish1 e2 Member 1Tish1 vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 - 11:08 AM

Me and my vertigo.......... I like the original and initially thought that the water was level so it must be the fine. The modifications tell a different story and I do like the modifications here, but, is the story not in what the viewer sees Grin. Now all I have to do is pack some sandwiches, sit at the side of the river and enjoy that view.

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 2gallero vcard Venezuela
13 Feb 2013 - 11:32 AM

Una imagen con varios elementos que son una maravilla. El reflejo y polvo que leventa el camino la hacen especial..

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digital_boi
13 Feb 2013 - 11:44 AM

as above ...An image with several elements that are wonderful. The reflection and dust that make Leventa special way thanks to google translate TongueWink

Graham

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 12:05 PM

I think it's difficult to be sure about how level the horizon is without a stretch of water present: the slope of the land in your own shot looks quite natural to me.
And a very attractive landscape it is with some strong reflections adding interest.
Ronnie.

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User_Removed
13 Feb 2013 - 12:06 PM

A super landscape image Herman, dont worry about line's, if you like it that's all that matters.
Regards, Alf.

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queengu21
queengu21  4 Israel
13 Feb 2013 - 12:36 PM

A super photo with beautiful reflections.
Regards Ely

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2105 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 1:08 PM

A lovely sceneSmile
NettaSmile

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 1:10 PM

A beautifully lit landscape, well captured. The land is obviously on a slope, yes it's A1 for me.

Lavina

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
13 Feb 2013 - 1:35 PM

I like yours the best you did a great job love all the detail reflection in the water.Wink

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Lillian
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13 Feb 2013 - 2:42 PM

After looking at the mods, like your version Herman
Lillian

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RuthyJ
RuthyJ  7 England
13 Feb 2013 - 4:35 PM

Beautiful!!

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HELANA
HELANA e2 Member 4HELANA vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 - 4:54 PM

I think the shot is O.K. Herman, the water line seems right. Sach as lovely landscape, and lots of sun.
ElenaGrinGrin

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anglingandyq e2 Member 1anglingandyq vcard England
13 Feb 2013 - 5:56 PM

Love this land scape , Crackcing

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:30 PM

You always go by the horizon Smile Fence posts can easily tilt. My first lesson was to not shoot the person on the beach as straight, if I did, the ocean was always tilting.

There is also the factor of vertical perspective which can throw you off also.

Anne

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keithh
keithh  1022557 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
13 Feb 2013 - 8:46 PM

The upper third is over-exposed, the middle third is a largely un-interesting expanse with a burnt out wash of dirt/smoke whilst the lower third is a bit of a bit of a fence line with a reflection awkwardly squeezed into the composition. There is no strength in the composition and it is in that respect where this is let down.

66+ members will disagree.

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13 Feb 2013 - 9:18 PM


Quote: Really nice Herman think its the ridge at the back that gives the impression so alls good SmileReflections and a dust cloud in the one image , such a show off lol

Rod

I do agree with Rod, Herman.

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JimV
JimV e2 Member 7JimV vcard Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 3:44 AM

A nice scene despite the comment two above Herman, it looks fine to me the way it is, but I do note it is in fact about 1.5 degrees off, how do I know?, simply by the reflection of the mountain peak, it should be perpendicular, that's the only measure you can use here, surprised no-one else has mentioned that!
Rgds., Jim

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Ayoob
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14 Feb 2013 - 4:18 AM

A cracking landscape shot......Grin

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handlerstudio e2 Member 1handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:35 AM

hey Herman, I missed this one. What a beautiful place to live. And you are there to see and capture it. I love this photo.

Peter

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Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
14 Feb 2013 - 5:01 PM

Well captured love the mountains in the background, shot looks perfectly normal to me Herman, as you say the posts are upright, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 9:19 PM

A wonderful scene and interesting comments re horizon line.
Some useful pointers there.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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