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Chelker Reservoir

By Philo  
I am currently working at the pumping station on the far side of this reservoir and I have been getting there early in the hope of some good light. After a week of rubbish mornings the sun finally decided to play out.
I struggled with comp here as I couldn't get any foreground interest until I ventured onto the stones behind the dam wall. A few things that could maybe be cloned out: redundant wind farm, light trails and some blemishes on the stones? If I get another chance would it be worth wetting the stones?
Processing wise it is straight out of camera RAW with the sky darkened and the foreground lightened. Polarising filter fitted to lens.
Looking forward to your views.

Tags: Water Reflection Sunrise Clouds Reservoir Landscape and travel Chelker

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 12:24PM
Loving the pink and blue. water is so smooth. Very NiceGrin

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
29 Nov 2011 1:47PM
Not sure that wetting the stones would add anything to this, the 3 layers work reasonable well for me
Regards Richard
paulbroad 10 123 1243 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 2:04PM
Well, I would normally want 'a subject' in this type of shot but, here, I rather like what you have done. Very simple but all the better for it. Don't think the polariser would do much here, but not sure - depends if there were any polarised light around.

saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
29 Nov 2011 2:59PM
Beautiful image with superb detail and colours,
albinoni 10 6 1 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2011 3:11PM
Hi, I was stood in the very same spot 2 weeks ago - very difficult to get good foreground interest so i was trying a long exposure with a 10 stopper. There is some quite interesting black sand (unless the water level is up and covered it) and I had left a stick for foreground interest. Living round the corner at Draughton, so may see you there one day.
I think you have done great, getting some nice colours and a good view point/comp whilst avoiding the walk way on the right.
ps - I'll load it tomorrow - it's not great but shows what a variance a few feet and different exposures can make.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3879 Canada
29 Nov 2011 4:20PM
Hi Phil.

Ive loaded 2 mods, - faster than talking.

Philo 8 99 83 England
29 Nov 2011 6:57PM
Thanks Andy, I lok forward to seeing your shots from here and hope I bump into you one day.
Thanks as always for the mods Willie, V2 is very interesting. I will have another look at them later as I am on my work laptop at the moment; things just don't look right on here.
Philo 8 99 83 England
29 Nov 2011 8:42PM
Yes, like the mods Willie now I am looking on my own laptop, might give them a try.

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