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mark1309 15 13 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 7:02AM
Beautiful, well done,
SKavanagh 14 312 5 England
31 Jan 2008 7:03AM
Excellent shot well composed
StevenPrice 17 30 2 England
31 Jan 2008 7:05AM
a stunning image

31 Jan 2008 7:09AM
Absolutely stunning shot!!

GregorP 17 4 Slovenia
31 Jan 2008 8:53AM
Wow! Stunning shot!

31 Jan 2008 9:41AM
This is Fabuloue Eli, well done.

britishlandscapes Junior Member 15 13
31 Jan 2008 10:21AM
Nice image with great colours and silhouettes

Cormy 14 3 England
31 Jan 2008 11:06AM
What a magnificent shot Ellie,this is fabulous.
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2008 11:10AM
Really peaceful and atmospheric
turtlec 14 4 Northern Ireland
31 Jan 2008 1:42PM
I f you can produce this sor of image consistantly you have nothing to learn.

What about some hints for the rest of us..

The silvering if the water surface only adds to an already great shot.
gorhug 15 England
31 Jan 2008 2:47PM
Excellent shot, just love it, Well done

EllieEdge 14 15 42 Norway
31 Jan 2008 3:07PM
Thank you all so much. What I have done is use the auto-bracketing fuction in the camera, AEB on the menu. Then I said that I wanted a -2, 0 and +2 exposure. I focused 2/3 into the picture. And on pressing the shutter the camera automatically takes three pictures. To reduce camera shake I also used the mirror lock-up and my wireless remote control.
I then downloaded the free software Photomatix, opened it and selected the 3 pictures. A 2-step procedure but really easy. I dont know why the water became so shiny, but I guess it is due to relatively calm water and longer shutter speed. But I really like the shine in the water, reminds me of when the ice starts building on the water Smile
EllieEdge 14 15 42 Norway
31 Jan 2008 4:07PM
(and a tripod is required)
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
31 Jan 2008 4:28PM
This is a very striking image - it almost has a surreal quality about it - but I often find that with HDR images. Good work on this.
Hoffy 17 262 16 England
31 Jan 2008 5:30PM
Stunning colours.
Dave_D78 16 41 Ireland
31 Jan 2008 5:59PM
Great shot, and thanks for the advice on how to produce these images. I didn't realise the software was free. Only criticism is, are there multiple spots on your sensor? or an effect of HDR?
piccy 16 8 Wales
31 Jan 2008 6:37PM
Beautiful scene.
31 Jan 2008 7:13PM
Lovely tranquil image with great light. One small point is I'd maybe tone down the halo of light in front of the boat.
EllieEdge 14 15 42 Norway
31 Jan 2008 8:08PM
Embarrassed to admit that you are right, Dave. The spots are mine.... :-(
I didn't notice until I got to the office and saw the picture on something larger than my laptop Smile
EllieEdge 14 15 42 Norway
31 Jan 2008 8:14PM
Good tip with the halo, thanks for that. Fix that when I clone out the spots. Smile
I forgot to mention that when you use the free trial version of Photomatix from hdrsoft you have to clone out the watermarks afterwards.
An if you don't set the camera to continous shooting, you will have to press the shutter three times (at least if you have the same camera as me). One also haver to use the aperture priority (Av), because the DOF must not vary, only the shutter speed.
HowardA 15 231
6 Feb 2008 1:19PM
Lovely range of tones in this. The haloing around the trees and boat does give away the HDR but I like the comp and the serenity.
FredF 15 1 France
7 Feb 2008 1:17PM
Exellent landscape, just before the light disapered, lovely tones. You have some superb photos in your portfolio.

ghostwalker 15 21 Togo
13 Feb 2008 11:51AM
Now that is special.

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