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This was taken just a couple of miles from home.
It's a beautiful spot but I've never come away with anything that does it justice.
It's one of the locations that's feeding my desire to go for some 70-200mm L glass.

Thanks for looking,

Dave

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:24-105l
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Souedley Pond
Username:chesh chesh
Uploaded:27 Oct 2007 - 11:31 AM
Tags:Forest of dean, Gloucestershire, Lake, Landscape / travel
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Sep
Sep e2 Member 71330 forum postsSep vcard England
27 Oct 2007 - 11:38 AM

Gorgeous colours.
An excellent placid image.
Rgds Joe

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pmorgan
pmorgan e2 Member 8217 forum postspmorgan vcard England13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 11:40 AM

Lovely image, large is a must!!!!!!!!

Rgds
Paul

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kinfatric
kinfatric e2 Member 10550 forum postskinfatric vcard Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 11:44 AM

beautiful tones and scene

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imander
imander e2 Member 7388 forum postsimander vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 11:47 AM

excellent work, the colour is so rich, really very good picture
ian

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1015119 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 11:52 AM

the tones and reflections are excellent.

compositionally... interesting that yo've cropped in a lot to loose the tree tops, and the position of the trees, I can see the lure of the semi lit path as a lead line.

one to look at and soak up I think

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proz
proz  10205 forum posts United States
27 Oct 2007 - 11:53 AM

wonderfully warm image, the light and color is outstanding

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DiegoDesigns
DiegoDesigns e2 Member 8117 forum postsDiegoDesigns vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 12:08 PM

Lovely tonal quality, and looks very peaceful too...

Dave

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stevebutler
stevebutler e2 Member 10122 forum postsstevebutler vcard England
27 Oct 2007 - 1:26 PM

Lovely golden tones and reflections. A very nice image.

Steve!

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chesh
chesh e2 Member 1045 forum postschesh vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 - 2:54 PM

Ta very much for stopping to look.
Thanks for your observations Ade. It is a crop from an original that has the tree tops and a larger area of water but the real interest is in the centre so I decided to hone in on it.

Have a good (if a little dull) weekend,

Dave

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 3:42 PM

love this, Smile

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graeme34
graeme34 e2 Member 7graeme34 vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 - 3:49 PM

Tones and reflections are superb

Graeme

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viscostatic
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27 Oct 2007 - 5:14 PM

Beautiful lighting and tones.

Phil.

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Neil_Higgins
Neil_Higgins e2 Member 835 forum postsNeil_Higgins vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 5:31 PM

Like the backlighting, seems to light up just the right area's, well controlled, very nice.

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Paintman e2 Member 8902 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom174 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 7:32 PM

A beautiful, well composed image. Excellent work.
Alan.

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paulb20
paulb20 e2 Member 8paulb20 vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2007 - 8:59 PM

Love the golden light and the comp works for me.
Paul

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MarkT e2 Member 10119 forum postsMarkT vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2007 - 11:25 PM

Agree with Paul about the light - great capture Dave.

Mark.

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VintageRed
VintageRed e2 Member 9VintageRed vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Oct 2007 - 9:58 AM

This has great appeal.
Nick

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chesh
chesh e2 Member 1045 forum postschesh vcard United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 - 11:44 AM

Thanks very much for you comments and clicks,

Dave

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29 Oct 2007 - 11:46 AM

glad to be no 30 Smile

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chesh
chesh e2 Member 1045 forum postschesh vcard United Kingdom
29 Oct 2007 - 3:57 PM

Ta very much Digicat,

Dave

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gnospellius e2 Member 9gnospellius vcard United Kingdom
30 Oct 2007 - 7:07 AM

Lovely!

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chesh
chesh e2 Member 1045 forum postschesh vcard United Kingdom
31 Oct 2007 - 11:01 AM

Thanks Mark

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PatrickSmith
PatrickSmith e2 Member 91205 forum postsPatrickSmith vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2007 - 6:35 AM

You've captured some good light here. I've been thinking about the 70-200 also.

Patrick

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oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2009 - 11:32 PM

i know this place real well Dave and it can be damm frustrating as regards light ,youve got a cracker here ,and its got great depth.But the path lit up is the bizz

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chesh
chesh e2 Member 1045 forum postschesh vcard United Kingdom
11 Jan 2009 - 6:42 PM

Thanks Patrick - very belatedly.
You're dead right about catching the light just right down at "The Ponds" Ollie. I've got more than my fair share of duds from there. Went back down again the other day and they were frozen from edge to edge to a depth of about four inches.

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