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The Tree that Couldn't Swim

This Dam is on the N1, South Africa, about 80km before Hanover( i think)...

Anyway....on the farm of a very friendly farmer, he saw me tooking photos from the fence and said I'm welcome to climb over and go to the edge of the water...i got about 20 shots and then a breeze rippled the surface of the water:(...I would have like to get more angles and an IR shot of the willow....

pano of 3 vertical shots [][][], vibrance,contrast,blacks, saved as psd's.merged the psd's. levels curves.finished:)
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1200x840px 610.22 KB
Shutter Speed
1/100 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 22, 2007, 11:12:53 AM
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RezzanATAKOL's avatar
Your beautifull work has been featured on my journal [link] :love:
suikoshi's avatar
The clouds look so perfect in this picture. :heart: So many natural colours too. It looks very nice. :clap:
Puszon's avatar
color of the sky is outstanding! Great shot. Love the symmetry :)
justeline's avatar
This deviation is being featured in
my Journal :)
idyllis's avatar
amazing sky, colours, and composition.
every element comes together perfectly.
the ripple adds interest to an otherwise predictable reflection.
not that i have anything against reflections.
that i love your entire gallery is an understatement.
Massat's avatar
Beautiful!! love the colours...
jaydigital's avatar
my kind of scene. would have shot this in infrared or with an 10-stop ND.

while post-processing is subjective, don't you think the sky is too blue and dark?
hougaard's avatar
yip. me and my dad had to drive 1200km in one day....I took about 600 photos that day. I rushed this. and I just had 18-55mm with a few p filters. There are 5 images from that day in my gallery
neeth1um's avatar
Impressive stuff. Do you always use a tripod for your work?
hougaard's avatar
when really necesary
verniceR's avatar
a very breathtaking shot :heart: .
if you don't mind me asking , what lens do you use for your landscaping shots ?
fogke's avatar
hi :) this photo has been featured in my news here :) [link]
Existence-is-Futile's avatar
really nice shot- i love all the random little stories tht come with your piks^_^:)
medveh's avatar
It's good that there are friendly farmers as well out there :)
steverobles's avatar
Jeeze...some of the people's comments are pretty harsh... anyways, I think your pictures are incredible. Just curious, what kind of CPL do you use???
99thbone's avatar
like the intensity of colour capture and the way it contrasts against the water -- later days
bada's avatar
Really excellent photo! The whole reflection and the colors are great!!!
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