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Smoke on the water.
Posted By: Fritz, 08-13-2007, 08:55 PM

Here is a shot I took this weekend up on the Metoleus arm of Lake Billy Chinook(Oregon). There are currently several forest fires in the area, and the smoke settles at night onto the lake. I've actually seen it a lot thicker then this in years past. I know the shot is suffering from quite a bit of sun flare, but I still like the feel of it anyway, so I thought I would share. By the way, that is my mother-in-law on the dock, releasing a bass that she just caught. Comments are appreciated! Thanks.

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08-13-2007, 08:58 PM   #2
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I really like this. I wish I was there to view it myself! That bird in the sky is for some reason bothering me with it being there..maybe clone it out? It might be a personal issue with the bird for me, though hehe.
08-13-2007, 09:42 PM   #3
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Thanks! Yeah, I thought about cloning that little bugger out. I did get rid of one of his little friends that was a little further away and looked more like just a speck instead of a bird. I decided to leave this guy, just because I wasn't sure if I liked him there or not. Hmmm, decisions.....

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hmm...I quite like the bird right where it is at. I like the composition as a whole actually. Nicely framed and executed.

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I agree I think the bird sits well in this shot - peacfull picture well done.
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great pic! but that dot (which i think is a boat) in the bg in the left is very distractiong for me

good work overall tho

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