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Animal Kingdom Lake

Animal Kingdom Lake
Photo Information
Copyright: Kurt Popovich (KurtPop) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 285 W: 51 N: 342] (1059)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-25
Categories: Daily Life, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: CANON EOS60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 11:58
Viewed: 1608
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a shot taken overlooking the lake in the central part of Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park. This image was taken about a week ago on a bright sunny day while using my monopod.

My workflow process included running the image through Nik Dfine and then using Nik Color efex and creating control points in various parts of the sky and foliage and increasing the structure, decreasing the brightness and increasing saturation to my liking. I later put the image in Nik sharpener pro. I created control points on the foliage and on the fence posts to increase the sharpness slightly to better show its texture. I learned a lot more during my PP work about using NIK software, even watching a few very helpful on-demand videos on their website. I will post the original in a WS.

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What a wonderful scenic view you have caught here, Kurt!

Like the reflections of the blue sky on the lake water.
The picture is razor-sharp and clarity is amazing.
The POV and DOF are well done, and colors are natural.
Well caught!

Kind regards,

Ciao Kurt, lovely and peaceful composition with beautiful lake, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-01 14:02]

Hi Kurt,
A nice postcard of this lake in the Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Beautiful color saturation based on blue. Lovely contrasts and such a neat presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-04-01 14:13]

Hi Kurt,
BEAUTIFUL scenery. I like your choice of POV with the forefront green and fluffy white clouds against the blue sky. Good natural colors and very pleasing. TFS Julie

I hope there are no wild animal roaming around this park. Nicely captured with good lighting and good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

Hi Kurt
beautiful vivid colors. fine combination of green and blue. pleasant place, well captured and well composed. good PP work on the colors.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-02 3:04]

Hello Kurt,
splendid record of nature with good colors and contrast. Good light and detail. Very good composition and a very interesting picture.
Best regards.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-02 3:29]

Hi Kurt.

Superb, vivid colours you present to this scene, I love the active sky and the tree positioned as a natural frame for the capture. Th eforeground bank works well with the water and trees. Very well seen and taken Kurt. TFS

Stv :0))

Olá Kurt
It is very well composed and framed...colors and sharpness are what call the attention...and this perfection so clear and happy must really come from Disney Universe.
um abraço

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2012-04-03 4:48]

Hi Kurt...
Beautiful postcard...
Nice colors, light, composition...

Boa noite Kurt,

Wonderful and peaceful place, very beautiful colors, excellent light, contras, sharpness and POV.

Parabéns e um grande abraço,

Hi Kurt,
A nice POV. from Disney central part animal kingdom theme park,
Beautiful landscape and nice composition,
Excellent vivid naturel colors and light,
Great sharpness and DOF. too,Nice ppwork with the Nik color efex
My compliments,

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-04-03 19:18]

Compared to the origianl, your PP work has really captured the true essence of this lake scenic. Strong color and excellent clarity, you arfe showing a strong understanding of the NIK software to bring you images to life.
Nicely Done

Hi Kurt..nice shot...excellent tones and colors. Nice focus and details.


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2012-04-06 1:26]

It is a beautiful scene Kurt, well composed and DOF and exposure, spot on.

I would liked to see all of the tree's trunk to balance the right hand side with the left.

With this situation, I feel it should be all the trunk, or none of it.

Nice one all the same,

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