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Lagoon at Dusk

Lagoon at Dusk
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Copyright: Terry Murphy (Tezza) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 97 N: 368] (3380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-25
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron AF17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-02-08 14:24
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Initially I discarded this shot as it was much too dark. But as I tried to rescue it by selectively adjusting levels and some dodging I began to think it had some appeal. I've learnt from experience, however, when making major lighting adjustments in PP that it's hard to judge how far to go. Is it still too dark or have I lightened it too much?

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Hi Terry,

What a wonderful view you have shared with us today!
I love the mood, created through the marvelous mirror-reflection of the cloudy sky.
The color combination between the lush green of the field in the FG and the emerging golden in the far, is simply dreamy.
Great job!

best regards,

I reckon you've done a pretty good rescue job here. Composition is bang on - the wee central bush is nicely framed by the trees on eother side, there is good clarity and sharpnes throughout and some nice reflections. Not bad at all :-)

Hello Terry,

quite effective lighting adjustments to give this dramatic edge to the image - great contrasts and colours as a result. Nice clarity and composition.

- Jan

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-02-08 16:10]
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Hi Terry,
A strong composition,I really like that foreground sapling,it keeps my eye focused into the scene.I like the lights & darks
of your image,but can't judge your PP work ,without first seeing your original,can you post it to your WS perhaps?


Wow Terry. You did a great rescue. This is magnificent. Truly spectauclar shot! TFS, Lori

Hello Terry,
This immediately caught my eye in the gallery. A fabulous rescue! Wonderful atmosphere with the low light and the reflections. Great DOF, composition and colours. Very well done.

Hey Terry, this is certainly a striking post. Loved to see the lush colors here. Loved the clarity and ripples on the water!
Wonderful job!

Have a beautiful day!
Shubhi :)

What a wonderful place and mood.It emanates serenity and tranquility.I think you have the lighting just right (for me anyway) Nice work

Lovely scene and well captured. Maybe post the original as a workshop?

The pp work:-
Righthand side looks great. Sun behine the cloud ad reflection in the water is good.
Lefthand side on its own looks good but (nice bright greens etc) but with the light filtered through the cloud, it looks unnatural, just that little bit to bright. Maybe a light orange grad filter will help to adjust.

But all in all a very pleasing shot.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2011-02-08 23:41]

Hi Terry...
Nice shot with so nice view...
Nice colors, composition...

Hello Terry,I rather like highly saturated shots so this works for me,I might have lightened the woods on the far side of the lake just to show a little detail,but overall I think you have done well.
Best wishes,

Hi Terry,

This is a beautiful shot full of amazing tones and light. Your composition with the framing is spot on. I am just beginning to experiment in Photoshop and doing the same as you, looking at some images with a view to lightening and darkening and it is amazing what can be achieved. I think in your case, you have judged in perfectly!



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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-02-09 6:27]

Hi Terry,

A wonderfull view of the Lagoon, very nice colors and contrast.
I like the reflections and the beautifull sky with clouds, very nice POV.
Best regards.

Whatever you've done here, I think it's worked perfectly. This looks like a most idyllic place .. sky colors, and foreground colors beauriful. composition .. beautiful. Well done Terry

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 792 W: 26 N: 808] (9647)
  • [2011-02-09 11:28]

Hi Terry,
good job, glad you didn't 'bin it', I like the strong contrast of colours

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