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Sun on Lily Pads

Sun on Lily Pads
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Copyright: Sandy Garfinkel (messenger1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 730 W: 39 N: 1513] (7055)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-08-27
Categories: Nature, Abstract, Mood
Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-28 6:20
Viewed: 1357
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Over the course of the summer, the pond in our local park became home to an unusually dense amount of vegetation along its banks. My son and I went to the pond late in the day to get some shots of whatever we could find. For this shot I was standing on the bank facing in the direction of the late day sun and I liked the effect on the surface of these tightly grouped lily pads.

I used f/14 to try to get a deep DOF so that all of the pads would be more-or-less in focus. In PP I cropped, sharpened, converted to b&w and then played with Aperture 3's monochrome color mixer to achieve a sort of bluish tint. I also added a subtle vignette.

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Original play of light and shapes for a visual impact.
Kind regards

I like the simple observation here Sandy ... great eye to see and capture this. I like the abstract nature of this, and the simple color combination. Great one!
Enjoy your weekend

it is very nice. i love the patterns and the intensity of reflections

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2010-08-28 17:25]

Hi Sandy,
This is a unique lily pad shot...I like the bluish tint for a sci-fy interpretation:) Actually, it creates a cool sensation for the summer heat wave. Good use of light and surfaces. Well managed settings and pp work.
Hope you're having a great summer!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-08-28 23:53]


quel graphsiem ces fleur, superbe, l'éclairage fait un superbe effet, quel détail et composition le format allongé le fleur en coubes, très belle maîtrise des tons, splendide.

Bravo et amitié


  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1191)
  • [2010-09-02 6:30]

j'aime beaucoup la couleur obtenue, il y a du romantisme ET du suréalisme dans cette photo!
les feuilles qui ont envahit toute la photo et non pas juste un arrière plan paysagé à la Monet, cela est très moderne et me plait beaucoup ☺

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