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This is a location I have been wanting to photograph for some time now, A combination of some good weather and little to no wind resulted in me heading out in hope of the rhododendron's reflecting on the calm waters. When we had arrived we was in luck, the water was already calm and showing some nice reflections. We quickly headed for the shore to seek out some possible compositions. Having found some it was time to set the gear up. I chose an aperture of f/11 and focused on the hyperfocal distance to keep everything sharp. I set the ISO to 50 to slow things down abit. I took a test exposure to see how things were looking and decided on adding a 0.6 graduated filter to keep the sky from blowing out and added a polariser. With a careful turn this helps to reduce the glare off the water and increase saturation. Shortly after, we had a few minutes burst of sunlight and this gave the scene a pleasing glow. Although this seen looks nice and calm, in reality we was being eaten alive by tens of thousands of midges which really drives you crazy after a while!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jun 2013 - 8:34 PM
Focal Length:32mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1.6sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:50
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lake Rhododendron
Username:NeilPorterPhoto NeilPorterPhoto
Uploaded:5 Nov 2013 - 7:56 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2013 - 9:53 PM

A beautiful and tranquil scene with some lovely colours and reflections

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flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
6 Nov 2013 - 8:20 AM

Very pleasing scene. Also good to have your description of how it was taken. Always useful.

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