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First Night of Autumn by Fishermang First Night of Autumn by Fishermang
This is a scene that I had noted quite a while ago. As soon as I saw an opportunity for a colourful sunset I headed there, recomposed the scene and sat there for almost an hour waiting for sunset :lmao: Nights are getting cold damnit. I shot around 50 shots of this, all with different clouds as they were moving pretty fast (windy evening). This one looked the best. I combined two ND grads (1-fstop + 3 f-stop) and used a neautral circular polarizer.

Not entirely satisfied with this one, as the foreground came out too messy and a little bit ugly, especially to the left from the log. Originally I wanted to shoot this earlier this summer when there was beautiful green grass there. I also have second thoughts aboot the placement of those graduated nd filters, since the water came out a little too bright. But this is a tricky scene with too many elements which I wanted to make visible :nod:

Hope you like! :ahoy:
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:iconamoked:
Amoked Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005
beautiful picture
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sophis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2005
Beautiful colours!
Good job.

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SteelCowboy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005  Professional Photographer
It works well, wonderful sky, nice composition.
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Shpoop Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005   Photographer
Yea I can tell you probably did a little tampering with this one...since the water is actually brighter than the sky. But I think the effect looks good, makes the water vibrant, and the sky calm, and the juxtaposition plays with the eyes very nicely. Good job.
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ClipCat Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
+++___yer reeeaaallly hurting me w/this one...didn't get to camp this summer/bummer! ;=(

> yet___YOU have glorified it for me! almost just like an inlet where we on on the Mountain!
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resada Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
Oh this is just lovely....!
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:iconskjon:
skjon Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
really beautiful
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West-Glen Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005   Photographer
I'm always happy to see more people capture nature's beauty. A must fave!
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RookieD Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005   Interface Designer
stunning :)
I love your photography!! :D
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Iamwiley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
indeed challenging! however i think you acheived a great result! those nd filters are really tough to work with. especially when shooting a scene where the horizon is not a line across the whole image... those tall trees really break the horizon up... I kinda like them being dark and ominous!
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eenah Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
COOL photo!!!!!
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wb-skinner Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005   Photographer
what a lovely perspective Mang... just beautiful :nod:
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ahff Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
very beautiful. Thanks for the explenation, too.
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transmissio Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Nice one, Mang! I can almost smell the green-ness... :sniff:
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jotamyg Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
just................. :+fav:

;)

:hug:
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eccles Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
Wow. Yeah, its busy, but it has a lovely feel - looks like it was much warmer than it probably was :)
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darkviolet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2005
the way the green.. outward.. weaves..
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RugbyBear03 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2005   Photographer
I disagree with most of your personal critique of this shot. The choice of filters is what makes this piece stand out. I do understand the "dirty" feeling in the lower left hand corner... perhaps a slightly steeper angle (or slight crop at the bottom) would allow that to hold less weight in the shot. This does look very natural, though, and that is what really draws me into this piece. I feel as though I could walk right onto the shore of this lake...

Very cool work.

AT
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cosmo3c Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
another great shot
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duartesol Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005
amazing photo:) like it very mutch
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BruxaA Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... These photos you took are amazing!
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Linlith Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Vakkert - velkomponert, og jeg kjenner den kalde lufta...

:clap:
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mboverload Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
I swear. Some government program must have made you :)
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Cristosea Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
There is much to talk about in this photograph. First of all though, after reading your description - I think you are way too concerned about everything, sometimes you've just gotta take the the photograph and let it come together for you. 99% of people will not see what you don't like. For me, this is a wonderful photograph that captures nature exactly how it is meant to be captured. The water, the way the colour reflect off the water is excellent. I am very intrigued by teh light here actually... how some of it is in silhouette and others you can make our the details. But hey, wonderful photograph.
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nasal Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
how beautiful
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ConcreteDonkey Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
It was worth sitting around for almost an hour - this is beautiful. Thr clouds are awesome
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rainflowers Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005  Student
As far as the foreground goes, it's a bit complicated, but I think [once again!!!] that the log there makes your eye move to the background. I didn't really notice the foreground until I read the description. I like it, I think it's great.
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Irena-N-Photography Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
:jawdrop:

:D I told you it's the best way to land ALL your gallery in my :+fav:s. :giggle: Can't help it - it's stunning. :hug:


:rose: :frail:
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NeokaiTiger Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005   Photographer
Very beautiful, I like the reflections in the water.
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WhitePathos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
Great atmosfer....Great coulors...:clap: :clap:
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lKerberuSl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005
nice pic..
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enginesofart Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply seraphic. Its beautiful I love it
Inst. Fav
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Toadsmoothy2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
fantastic photograph. really nice work. :nod:
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:iconkarae:
karae Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005  Professional Photographer
not that you NEED any more bloody comments.

take this as a good one! ;)
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jerry486 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
a very pleasant and relaxing view
congrats!
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:iconmorettina:
morettina Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
beautiful light!
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tirol Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005   Photographer
The compo is beautiful and whatI like most is the luminosity on the water's surface. Really nice capture :clap: :)
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donia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
it's the third time I try to send a comment:D

anyway
very neat and colourful pic:)
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CaroleLee Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
I love this.....one gets the feel of sitting there and watching the sun set, well done :)
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sandervandenberg Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005   Photographer
I like the vivid colors, as in more of your recent shots. Keep em coming! :)
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a beautiful shot... not at all messy. It's as it is... natural & wild :clap: worth the effort :D
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vindicatedsoul Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
its a beautiful photo. =)
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EyesOfUnknow Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005   Photographer
:wow: this is so amazing. Amazing shot.
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theysayjump Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
thats beautiful!

great job! :D
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DesMysZoe Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
thats a gorgeous picture!
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glitch16 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Student
Bad use of the NDs, look at the trees, should have combined two photos and used a layer mask.

-A
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Merdahn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Professional Photographer
very impressive!
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gokuyert Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Professional Photographer
great landscape man, really great

why did the trees get so dark up near the top though? me is confused..........car headlights?
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Fishermang Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005   Photographer
Thanks mang! :ahoy: :beer:

They got dark because of them graduated nd filters :nods:
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shards-ofthe-soul Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
Well despite the slightly blurry foreground and the slightly bright water, this is a wonderful piece. You're lucky to live in such a beautiful place (according to this). Take more shots like this! I beg you!
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