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Taken at a very still Mattamuskeet lake in North Carolina. This is a shot taken at the same time as this one posted previously. I've gone for a more symmetrical panoramic crop this time, and less level adjustment on the trees to leave them more in silhouette. Any advice as to whether this works better or not is appreciated...

Camera:Canon EOS 33
Lens:28-105/3.5-4.5 II
Recording media:Superia 400
Title:Mattamuskeet Lake **
Username:ardbeg77 ardbeg77
Uploaded:22 Jul 2004 - 11:12 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel
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answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012606 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 11:13 AM

ooh this is lovely. Klicked. K.

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jul 2004 - 11:15 AM

What a shot,so calming and super reflections,i like it.

Andy...

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deltafour
deltafour  10
22 Jul 2004 - 11:16 AM

Lovely shot.click.
Stewart.

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donzer
donzer  1025 forum posts
22 Jul 2004 - 11:28 AM

brill shot - think the extra cropping makes the image better - well done

Donna

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Baz Hilder
Baz Hilder  10
22 Jul 2004 - 11:29 AM

Realy good, I especially like this crop. Baz.

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hglover
hglover  1047 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jul 2004 - 11:31 AM

Yes this definitely works better, great shot.

Harry

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Lawrence
Lawrence  11195 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 11:32 AM

Yes effective crop, which many people do not attempt or do not know when to apply

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 11:34 AM

Thanks everyone - should say that the different crop was suggested by Pete (peedeephoto) on my previous shot (although this is actually a different frame). Appreciate all your comments.

Steve

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keithh
keithh e2 Member 1023045 forum postskeithh vcard Wallis and Futuna33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 11:43 AM

excellent.
click

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jonc
jonc  10
22 Jul 2004 - 11:49 AM

Yes better and a nice shot. click

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Mixpix
Mixpix  101058 forum posts England
22 Jul 2004 - 11:52 AM

Simple, nice colours, perfect, love the reflections. A winner. click

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jonnie
jonnie  10
22 Jul 2004 - 11:56 AM

Like it a lot

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10431 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 12:55 PM

Great shot. click

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user_absconded
22 Jul 2004 - 12:55 PM

This is a stunner, I do prefer this version, makes it even more tranquil
click

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 12:57 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments - much appreciated. I guess the message is simple is sometimes best!

Steve

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
22 Jul 2004 - 1:14 PM

Lovely muted tones in the sky and water. Really a very good photo. Well done.

Bill

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tandav
tandav  10
22 Jul 2004 - 1:15 PM

Fantastic shot. Love the compostion, panoramic crop and simplicity. I'd have it on my wall. Click.
P.S> where did the Ardbeg come from (favourite whiskey?)
David

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 1:18 PM

Thanks Bill, David.

Yep, David, spot on. My favourite dram, Ardbeg'77 (although i'm not fussy, really Wink). My ambition is to combine both hobbies, with a photographic trip to Islay. I've got the feeling it might result in some wobbly horizons though......

Steve

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jeanie
jeanie e2 Member 105968 forum postsjeanie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 2:19 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. So tranquil.
Jeanie

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 3:41 PM

Excellent shot - beautifully unfussy

Dave

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Yogendra
Yogendra  10 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2004 - 6:10 PM

Wonderful shot, wonderful reflection, superb.

Yogendra

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 6:51 PM

Thanks Jeanie, Dave, Yogendra.

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 6:58 PM

This is a wonderful picture! I love the symmetry of the reflections.
Jim

PS I see my suspicions are confirmed - you're a malt man like myself! Mine's Knockandhu by choice, but I'm not too fussy.

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 7:14 PM

Thanks Jim,

I like a drop of Knockandhu too. Variety is definitely the spice as far as malt is concerned. Different mood - different malt! I've been thinking of doing some still life with a few of my bottles - will try it when I get the time.

Steve

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Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 8:41 PM

Brilliant silhouette, reflection & composition.....excellent viewing :o)

Mike

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speeedyblue2
22 Jul 2004 - 9:07 PM

Wonderful image Steve, fabulous reflections.

MARY

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2004 - 9:12 PM

Thanks for your kind comments Mike and Mary.

I'm getting a bit dizzy, here - wasn't quite expecting this much of a response!

Steve

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gwynann
gwynann  1072 forum posts United Kingdom
22 Jul 2004 - 9:29 PM

Lovely click
Gwyn

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vfr400
vfr400  12886 forum posts
22 Jul 2004 - 9:54 PM

Beautiful image Steve, lovely soft pastel colours in the sky and reflection. click
chris

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Patricia Fenn
23 Jul 2004 - 4:38 AM

Amazing capture again! It's all been said and I agree it's wonderful, click!

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old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2004 - 6:50 AM

You were talking about doing some still life with your bottles, Steve - funnily enough I've been planning exactly the same thing!!!
Jim

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2004 - 7:45 AM

Thanks Gwyn, Chris and Patricia.

As I said above I'm a bit overwhelmed - best response I've had to one of my shots. I was starting to get a bit depsondent about my progress, but as usual you guys managed to buck me up!

Jim - never done any still life before, and I'm continually astounded at the quality on here. Plenty of inspiration. Might wait until the nights draw in a bit....it will be a good excuse to buy some (more) whisky with interesting bottle shapes! Will look forward to seeing your shots....

Steve

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junglecat
junglecat  10
23 Jul 2004 - 8:21 AM

Great shot this - I prefer it to your last one of the same scene. Was this taken during a flood?

Kevin

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2004 - 8:24 AM

Thanks Kevin,

No - they're just a very unusual line of trees. The lake was very shallow quite a way out from the edge. I think these trees were just growing on a raised bank. The shot was taken from a viewing jetty jutting about 20yds out into the lake. The trees are about 3-400yards away.

Steve

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23 Jul 2004 - 9:17 AM

Does it for me, great photo.

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u08mcb
u08mcb  105817 forum posts
28 Jul 2004 - 7:38 PM

Seems sharper than the last one. I don't know maybe I'm imagining things. It's a well composed shot.

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stevem
stevem  10238 forum posts United Kingdom
3 Aug 2004 - 11:03 AM

Much better composition than the last posting works - really well.
Steve....

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2004 - 11:12 AM

Thanks Lucien, Malcolm, Steve.

Steve

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dclarke5
dclarke5  11147 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Aug 2004 - 8:39 AM

This is excellent Steve. Have you tried this is monochrome at all?
Dave

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EnglishRose
12 Jan 2005 - 5:53 AM

What a beautiful picture. Good work.

Laura

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ardbeg77
ardbeg77  101214 forum posts Sao Tome and Principe6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2005 - 5:56 AM

Thanks Laura.

And Dave - sorry for what must be the longest gap between comment and reply - no I haven't tried it in B+W yet...!

Steve

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