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*** Watching the Stars ***

*** Watching the Stars ***
Photo Information
Copyright: Erik Sven (ErikSven) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 946 W: 156 N: 558] (3098)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-30
Categories: Daily Life, Artwork, Decisive Moment, Experimental, Mood
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ8
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-30 13:31
Viewed: 2659
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
... on the banks of the river Creuse (Eguzon Lake, in the transition zone between the Berry lowland and the Limousin hillcountry).
... au bord de la Creuse (Lac d’Eguzon, dans la zone de transition entre la plaine berrichonne et les collines du Limousin).
... aan de oever van de Creuse (Meer van Eguzon, in het overgangsgebied tussen het laagland van de Berry en de heuvels van de Limousin).

- In camera: deliberate overexposure, in order to “catch the stars” in the... water ;o)
- Postprocessing: level adjustment (bright tones -15%, dark tones + 100%, as to make the persons look like silhouettes), square format (crop), resizing and sharpening for TrekLens, © + name + frame

... in advance for your comments, critiques and suggestions.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To mayurb: square formatErikSven 2 11-09 23:38
To janneman: (zonder) ballen ;o)ErikSven 1 11-05 13:27
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  • Great 
  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-10-30 13:43]

Hi Erik,
Great PoV and silhouettes, good PP work to manipulate the over exposure and create this image. TFS

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-10-30 15:27]

Hi Erik,
Interesting topic that suited us.
This splendid image, with some details and splendid colors.
Have a quiet night,

Hola Erik. Gran fotografia, con una interesante luz; me gusta la uniformidad del color.

Hi Eric,
great contrast, the silhouetted figures look fantastic against the shining river. rich colours.

i am not very fond of square format crops, although they fit well to some photos..for this one, i would be interested to see a vertical crop. tfs, take care


" Net zoals in de film - dat wil ik "
( ken je die zin nog ? hihi )

Goed idee Erik !
Om vooraf de OE in te stellen vind ik " vooruit denken " :-)
Wat ik heel mooi vind zijn die lichte partijen op de schouders ( man & vrouw )
if not zouden het vlakke figuurtjes wezen. Nu niet.

Ik ben niet echt voor het photoshoppen maar hier had ik wél de moeite genomen
om die twee ballen in de zee te verdrinken :

hij : goeie avond ... prachtig niet ?
zij : ja, 'k stond hier alleen te genieten ...
hij : spijtig van die ballen in zee hé
zij : Wil je infeite vragen " bij mij of bij jou ? "

Hoe dit verhaaltje verder gaat ?

TFS Erik

Amazing capture and presentation! Well done and TFS!



Hi Erik!

This shot has very interesting spirit because of the "stars" reflections on the water. Looks like a fairy tale!

Kind Regards,

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-11-08 7:59]


Beautiful daily life shot, i like the simplicity of the
composition. Very well composed and presented.


Wat een mooie romantische sfeerfoto.
De silhouetten in de voorgrond stralen de rust en het genieten uit.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2010-01-08 22:52]

Hi Erik, Very good ambiance with these sparkles on the sea. Well cropped to make the image well balanced. The fence is around a third of the height, also a good thing. TFS. Murray.

Very cool shot, I like the effect of having the foreground silhouetted . Very nice picture. The only thing I would remark on is the individual on the left of the shot has the harsh light hitting him and giving him color as opposed to just having that silhouette. Great shot, TFS.

Hi. Good shot, overexposing has worked well, silhouetted figures are and simple framing complete a good contribution to TL. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Phil.

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