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Spray Lakes Reflection

Spray Lakes Reflection
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Copyright: Ms Karin (k-2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 605 W: 26 N: 503] (3638)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-02
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Pentax K20D, Pentax 16-50mm, f/2.8, RAW, Polarizer Warming
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): About LAKE, Vandana's Favorites II, My Backyard [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-03 19:10
Viewed: 2713
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another look at the Spray Lakes Reservoir. This one looks north while the first one looks south.
Sunsets in the mountains can be stunning but I have not yet figured out how to deal with the shadows properly when a graduated filter of an odd shape is actually what is needed. I have entered the coordinates so you can see where this is.

Regiomontana, tibig, eyesthetix, tyro, Ramdan, kiwi_explorer, vandana2923, Dot, chrisJ, harpya, sharinawati, viawia, bigil has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Dpbours: Shadow.k-2 1 04-06 17:45
To tibig: I will have to do more practicing with HDRk-2 1 04-04 10:31
To Yukumizu: Yes, nice camerak-2 1 04-04 10:09
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Hi Ms Karen,
Beautiful landscape nicely composed and presented with great colors and sharpness, Excellent POV. and details, lovely reflections along the river and beautiful sky and springtime view, very well done.

hi karin, amazing scene here with great colors,light and clarity, nice work!

lovely capture.beautiful reflection and great clarity.nice composition.

Hi there,
That's a great place...the reflection on the water is relly interesting...
Great work....congrats, and TFS
Have a great night
See U

Hello Ms Karin,

Very nice reflection. The composition is good. Nice camera too.
Best regars,

Incredible. You have captured the majesty of the mountains, as well as the sensations of peace and quiet. Beautiful contrast (dark/light). The lake is like a mirror. TFS


Very nice landscape. Well composed with good colors and lighting.


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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-04-03 21:45]

Ms Karin,

I think this is a beautiful picture with great colors and composition. What a great place.


Very nice warm colours on this one. Good work.

Hi Karin,
Very nice and clear picture. Breaths out a very frech atmosphere.
There is still some contrast in the dark parts (trees), so it's ok. The picture shows very well that it's cooling down at the end of the day. Well done!

I really like your picture Karin. It sure is very peaceful and tranquil. The colours and aura that you have captured is spellbounding.
great work, keep it up

Beautiful image Karin with lovely reflections and contrast.

Regards Mark :)

This is a beautiful and powerfull image. Love the way you've compose it. the top part is as attrative as the bottom part.Lots of details. Very nice...i'll be back for sure with points.

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2008-04-04 2:03]
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Beautiful reflection and very pleasing composition. Regarding the shadows, you could try doing HDR. As you are using a tripod, just bracket +/- 2EV then merge the 3 pictures.

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-04-04 3:41]

Hi Karin,
A great posting! Wonderful colours, light and composition. The beautiful reflection is the finishing touch!
Greetings from Holland,

Very beautiful photo
Great sharpness and reflection. Beautiful POV

Hi K-two,
Lovely mountain scene, excellent sharpmess. The cristal clear reflection is superbly shown. Great posting my friend!

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)
  • [2008-04-04 13:18]

Hello, Karin.

A beautiful shot. I'm a sucker for reflections on water and this just has to be one of the very best! Colours, exposure, composition - excellent!

Best Wishes,


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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2008-04-05 7:03]

Bonjour Karin,
J'aime beaucoup la tranquilité et la sérénité qu'apporte cette vue avec luminosité. La reflection est claire et nette, c'est vraiment reposant.
Bonne journée


This is an absolute delight !
Very well exposed, composed and all !!
Fantastic effort. You should be very proud of it :-))

Well done.
Best regardds, Daniel

Hello Karin
This is a very well balanced photo. Smooth winding of the free water, mirror like reflexion of the mountains and a very good light from the left side. You chose a very good vantage point and realised a very artistic photo, a reaal postcard.
Nicely done

Hi Karin,

Well, I like it as is. But to manage the shadows better, shoot in RAW and then adjust there. You can do it fairly easy in RAW editor.
But also in CS3, you can do a lot with a jpeg. I'll add a workshop in which I worked mostly with the extra options in shadow/highlight. Have a look!

Greetings, Dennis

Hi Karin,
Amazing landscape. Lovely reflection giving a very good interest to this shot. S-curve leading line of the river is another strong point of impact here. Loved this very much, Karin.

Hi MS,
Great reflections here ... you've captured this beautiful scene wonderfully. Nice curving river to frame the reflections at the same time leads the viewer's towards the mountain. Well composed with very good image quality. Excellent work! tfs

Hi Karin & Kevin,
Wonderful !!! just wonderful.
Very successful photo of this magic landscape.
Reflections and colors are perfects.
Great shot.

Hello Karin,
Love the composition, colors and reflections. TFS

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-04-14 15:52]

Hi Karin
I clicked on this several times always thinking I had put in my two cents worth and I just now realized I had not. Sorry.
That is picture perfect, the reflection is a real mirror
the Dof is super.
Great shot

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-04-15 3:21]

Hi Ms Karen

Stunning. No other words. I like the curves & reflections. Good sharpness & colour. Tfs!

Hello Karin

The one that I can say of this marvel!
Without a doubt it is a great and wonderful show of the nature.
Privilege of few see this scenery.
Here we have in first hand!
Congratulations for the excellent visual!


nice reflection great shot!


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-04-21 13:23]

Predect contrast of the trees in the front,and yes....the scenery ...no words...
Great stuff Karin.

Great work you have done here!
Clean and sharp!
Beautiful scenery with lovely calm colors

Hello Ms Karin,
A beautiful landscape captured with incredible colors and details. Brilliant point of view, and the reflection is just awesome. Simply marvelous!

Best regards,

What a fabulous landscape. Exceptional reflection and wonderful colours. One of the best reflection shots I have seen in a long time. Into my favourites!


Hi Karin:
This is a Glorious scene of the Rockies... I love the composition and the way the light is shining on the mountains....Stunning photo Karin..... thanks for this gem.....Roman:0)

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