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Copyright: Jean Dwyer (jean11-3) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 0 N: 3257] (16374)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-11
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC TZ10
Exposure: f/3.9, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-10-16 9:29
Viewed: 930
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Looking across Lake Garda from Riva del Garda, this boat was waiting for customers to get on board and set off across the lake.

The day had begun with cloud but the sun was trying its best to break through.

Thanks for looking.

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Beautiful light in this one Jean.

Perfect exposure throughout the shot. Shadows still show detail, and there are no blow outs in the highlights.

Had you the D-SLR, I think this would have looked magnificent with an ND grad filter twisted off to the left following the mountain line to the right to really add detail to the clouds too. A tad of dodging back on the boat that would have been filtered by the ND grad would be needed, but I reckon it would have worked.
There'd be a chance of the ducks being blurred somewhat due to the exposure compensation, but again, clone/repair tools would fix that.

Very nice composition, and all round, a great shot.
The camera as a tool has done a sterling job on the exposure etc, but you've approached this brilliantly and used the tool perfectly creating an excellent image.


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-10-16 10:04]

You really have done justice to the light striking this vessel Jean.Who would not want to sail across the lake on viewing her moored like this.Beautiful lines captured,great angle resulting in an interesting & strong composition.TFS.
Best Wishes


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-10-16 10:38]

Bravo, such a beautiful photo with excellent composition and beautiful light, compliments

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  • Laleh91 (252)
  • [2013-10-16 11:48]

Very clear and natural...Nice capture...TFS

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  • knle Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 8 N: 2] (2)
  • [2013-10-16 14:01]

Hi Jean
A very nicely composed photo. Great handling of the bright light on the boat.

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2013-10-16 14:09]

Hi Jean,
when I saw the thumbnail I thought it would be the Lake District, a great PoV and wonderful lighting

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  • mikio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 127 W: 61 N: 385] (1327)
  • [2013-10-16 16:17]

Hello Jean,

You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the tasteful landscape with the boat on calm/clean lake and misty background. The whole is hamonized well by a beautiful color combination and a fine shade. And, the reflection projected to the lake draws out a good effect.

Kind regards,

Hi, Jean. A lovely composition with cool colors, sharpness and excellent exposure with the available lighting condition. Cheers.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-10-16 20:27]


toutes mes félicitations pour ce 800 ème poste et il est sueprbe sur le Lac de Garde ce beau bâteau c'est splendide bravo.
Belle journée

HI Jean...excellent shot. Great tones and light...very nicely done.


Hi Jean,
The intensity of sunlight filtering through really added volume and an interesting point on the characteristic old but well maintained boat. So eye catching and the BG of mountain and dramatic sky makes this image more compelling. More interest added with the ducks swimming around in the foreground, really fantastic presentation.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2013-10-16 23:43]

Hi Jean,
Perfect light management in this shot.
Good details in the shaded area and most lighted ones.
A nice DOF and such spectacular mountains surrounded by low gray clouds.
Perfect exposre all over.
My compliments.

Francis Xavier

Hello Jean,

As others have mentioned, you have truly managed to capture fantastic shot with great light. Clouds here helped you as well.
With no bright sun light, the reflection on water is pleasant.

Nice POV, clean shot.

Not sure, but 'fill flash' effect on right side (besides front of the boat) might have added some value.


Hi Jean
A nice peaceful image that is well balanced with the ducks, clouds and mountains on the left and the boat on the right. I like the sun peeking through onto the boat creating a nice reflection in the water. You did well with the exposure here.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-10-17 6:38]

A wonderful mix here Jean, the boat, it's position and surrounds all gel together, especially the brewing sky.

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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2013-10-17 14:09]

Hi! I know the place and you take a realy wonderful picture of it. Regards Csabi

With the dark clouds in the background I don't know if I want to go anywhere on this boat. I like the composition, good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.

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