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Christmas fountain at Palo Verde Golf Course, Sun Lakes, Arizona

By raydio
Couldn't resist this while driving home one night (whilst holidaying in AZ). Got the tripod out, used delay shutter and slow speed, no photo editing except to bring out a few highlights from the dark. (taken in Dec. 2012)

Tags: Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
27 Jan 2013 5:50AM
This is a lovely image !! Very well taken !!Grin

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paulbroad 9 116 1063 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 12:44PM
Very effective. Exactly the right treatment. Looks good.

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2013 2:31PM
This is quite spectacular, Ray, and I love the bright red against the black background.
Your symmetry is very good, and the fountain centre is perfectly positioned, but there is just a small lean to the right which is obvious at the point where the curve meets the water. I have corrected this in my modification and have also attempted to clone out the glare at the point where the water is emerging. A crop was necessary after the straightening.
Since there is a nice reflection in the water, I wonder if you considered a vertical format in order to be able to include all of it. But perhaps this wasn't possible.
Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 8:32AM
An effective and colourful night shot. It is always worthwhile checking for level before uploading, we here in EPZ seem to have 'eyes on a stick'.

raydio 7 2 Canada
28 Feb 2013 7:33AM
Thanks to all who responded! Much appreciated. Heading back to AZ in April to catch the desert in bloom.


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