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A trip to the lake
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Posted By: loco, 09-10-2011, 04:28 PM

Went out early this morning to a local park, Mountain Run Lake, in Culpeper, Virginia. Got a few shots I'd like to share. Hope you like, and C&C is always appreciated.

Thanks for looking...

Taken with the DA 15mm Ltd (F8, 1/200s, 320 ISO)



DA L 55-300 (260mm, F8, 1/320s, 400 ISO)



DA L 55-300 (210mm, F8, 1/320s, 400 ISO)



DA L 55-300 (55mm, F8, 1/250s, 400 ISO)


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09-10-2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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Love the 1st photo, great reflection and colors and also the BIF. Sure looks like a beautiful area to picnic and just relax, thanks for posting these great shots. Bob
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what a beautiful venue...love those reflections/colors in your first shot.... dave m
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I'm hardly qualified to be a photo critic, but I know a beautiful scenery shot when I see one - very nice, esp. like #1

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Nice shots

The first photo could be reframed to focus solely on the back shoreline and reflection on the lake, after cropping the foreground IMHO.

Thank you for posting.
09-11-2011, 06:45 AM   #6
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Thanks so much for the feedback!


QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
Love the 1st photo, great reflection and colors and also the BIF. Sure looks like a beautiful area to picnic and just relax, thanks for posting these great shots. Bob
Many thanks, Bob! It is a very nice place, just a short ride from where I live. Yet I hadn't been there in many years.

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what a beautiful venue...love those reflections/colors in your first shot.... dave m
Thank you very much, Dave!

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I'm hardly qualified to be a photo critic, but I know a beautiful scenery shot when I see one - very nice, esp. like #1
Paul, I appreciate your kind words! Thanks!

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Nice shots

The first photo could be reframed to focus solely on the back shoreline and reflection on the lake, after cropping the foreground IMHO.

Thank you for posting.
Thank you, hcc! I've attempted to crop it a bit. Do you think this is better?
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i like the uncrop version more, as it gives a bit more depth to the environment
great photos mate
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Thank you for your feedback, telly0050. I appreciate the kind words!

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Thank you, hcc! I've attempted to crop it a bit. Do you think this is better?
I would crop even further the bottom part (eg crop evne further about the lower 3rd of your cropped shot) to keep the 2/3rd rule with the lake shoreline about 1/3-2/3 of the photo starting from top. [Hope that the comment makes sense to you.]

Food for thought.
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It does make sense, thanks! I really like the expanse of the reflection of the sky, though, and fear cropping further will take away from that. Just trying it out here by scrolling this thread, it appears I'd also lose the sun's rays in the reflection if I crop it that much. Still would be a nice shot, just not really what I was going for.

The first crop I tried from your suggestion I actually really like, so I appreciate the thought!
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All your shots are great shots.

I am only passing a suggestion. When I first looked at your shots, the Internet was slow and the 1st shot was only partially loaded, and it gave a great contrast on the lake shoreline in the background with the sky reflexion in the foreground at the lake surface.

Food for thoughts and thank you for sharing
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I appreciate the feedback very much, hcc! And thanks for your kind words.
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Beautiful shots .... ummm another Lens that I 'need'
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Thank you so much, Dave!
I know, every time I open a thread here, I find another lens or two that I "can't do without"! lol
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