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Lac de Narlay at sunset

By joolsb  
I had just finished spending a lot of time taking an unremarkable shot of exactly this scene with my LF camera. Trouble was, I didn't have a long enough lens. Lucky I had the digi with me then, wasn't it?

Feeling a bit despondent about my efforts with the big camera, I didn't really put a huge amount of effort into this one. So it just goes to show that 'slow and contemplative' doesn't always make for a better image. Wink

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: Hanners, saeidNL, stevenb and 43 more

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Hanners Plus
12 875 10 Ireland
22 Apr 2010 7:21PM
excellent job indeed Smile

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
22 Apr 2010 7:29PM
Excellent work,well done.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2010 7:54PM
Takes me there, captures the light and feeling of a moment, and that's what matters.
rockfish 8 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2010 8:03PM
Lovely light picking out those fg trees and bushes. Only goes to show.... Top job anyway.
andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2010 8:21PM
Oh yes! This is a belter Jools - really like this. Reminds me of an Ansel Adams image. Fantastic photography.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
22 Apr 2010 8:36PM
This sets up a little bit of envy over here-- would love to find thie light and grasses--- and have the right lens at the time!


rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
22 Apr 2010 11:13PM
Superb, Julian. Cracking image. Ron.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
23 Apr 2010 3:05AM
Wonderful light and shadow. Lovely colour tones.......Sandy
frz67 8 10 32 Italy
23 Apr 2010 7:18AM
beautiful light, it looks painted
fraser 14 631 14 Scotland
23 Apr 2010 8:33AM
What a wonderful shot - proper art that would make a great framed print.
It's all about the wonderful light here Julian, tremendous work with the longer focus lens. I'd have this on the wall for sure.

metro074 8 8 Australia
24 Apr 2010 4:22AM
A Superb image. Excellent lighting. Excellent PF too. Well done
Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
24 Apr 2010 8:51AM
This reminds me of the work of Shinzo Maeda - a Japanese landscape photographer who inspired me when I used to shoot on 5x4.
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
24 Apr 2010 4:27PM
Cheers, Pete. And thanks for the HC!

That's not surprising about Shinzo Maeda. I've been a long time admirer of his work and I recently got myself a couple of his books for inspiration...

It obviously worked. Wink
apierzchala 12 17
25 Apr 2010 4:15PM
The slow contemplative approach with the 4x5 helped you to create this - that's where the "huge effort" came in - and all you needed was a longer lens. There's no doubt that the preparatory work with the 4x5 sketchpad helped you to capture this! Could you have got closer with the Ebony? Or would the perspective have changed too much perhaps? In any case, this is very well seen and you got the exposure just right. Nice one. Rgds., Adam
joolsb 13 27.1k 38 Switzerland
25 Apr 2010 9:03PM

Quote:Could you have got closer with the Ebony?

Not without a boat... Wink
IanFlindt 13 740 21 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2010 10:39PM
Damn, this is just so good, Julian.
Sorry to be so late with my user award had to wait for one for you.
Great work Sir, finest.

ChrisOs Plus
13 2 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2010 8:44PM
Superb. Nothing else to say.
electricsoup 11 30 England
25 May 2010 10:20PM
i like it
SGIBBONS 9 56 1 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2010 9:58AM
Hi Jools, this is a beauty of a shot and a well deserved HC. The fabulous light and autumnal colours you have caught on the branches is just lovely ! Thanks alot for your honest comments on my Gearrannan shot. Sometimes you need another pair of eyes to tell you what your not seeing !

All the best


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