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Dawn at Chilka

Dawn at Chilka
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Copyright: Pankaj Bajpai (pankajbajpai) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 102 N: 4711] (16627)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-13
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Nikon D80, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM, 77 mm Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Haraprasan's Favs [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-06-17 22:08
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Points: 34
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Last week i went for my long awaited breat and went to Chilka Lake for two days. I enjoyed each shnrise and sunset there. This picture is of early morning before the sunrise.

The shot has been taken hand held with Nikon D 80 along with Sigma 10-20 mm wide angle lens.

About chilka from wikipedia:
Chilka Lake (Chilika Lake) is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Orissa state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal. It is the largest coastal lagoon in India and the second largest lagoon in the World.

It is the largest wintering ground for migratory birds on the Indian sub-continent. The lake is home to a number of threatened species of plants and animals.

The lake is an ecosystem with large fishery resources. It sustains more than 150,000 fisher–folk living in 132 villages on the shore and islands.

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Hi Pankaj,

Stunning shot! Loved this sunset scene. Nic colours.


Hi Pankaj da,
You came to Orissa and yet you didn't contact me, Sumon Da or Satya Babu. Chori Chori aake chale jaate ho ;>. A stupendous landscape here. Very well captured with lovely colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello Pankaj
harmonious and very beautiful landscape,a very fine capture

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-06-18 3:14]

Hello Pankaj,
What a special photo. A wonderful serene atmosphere. The colours are amazingly beautiful. Great DOF and composition.

Amazing quality in lines and perspective for such a lens. I almost expected you to have a "lens baby" on it as well..Your landscape/sea are just swell...this one passing along a peace and calming feel to its pastel colours!

Beautiful picture of Chilka Lake early in the morning, Pankaj.
You have chosen the right moment for this spell-binding shot.
It looks like a painting done by a fine artist. The sihouettes of water immersed plants and the two boats are the finest components of this composition.
Well done and I do hope you enjoyed every moment of your outing.
I saw this lake only once in my life and still have some prints of the pictures I took there years ago.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-06-18 6:12]

fine twilight image and very good use of those vertical line, some more contrast would have better to give depth. tfs.

Hi Pankaj,
A very well taken shot but perhaps almost borderline for tn due to the prominence of man made objects.
Still a very fine sunset well tooked.
Cheers and thanks for sharing.

Hallo Pankaj
Beautiful and soft colour tones, wonderful scenery to look at, so peaceful and relaxing. The photograph reminds me of an oil painting. Really soft on the eye, with a calming effect. Not the kind of photography I am used seeing from you, but much appreciated. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-06-18 9:26]

Hi Pankaj.
You have shared a very artistic picture and selected a nice time for shooting. Earlier morning is really amazing. Pictured scene is very cute at whole and you managed to create a true refined art work. My warm congratulations and TFS.

Hello Pankaj
beautiful seascape with fantastic colors of the sky and it reflection in the water
This shot is very well composed
a great scene for dreaming
Have a good night

Very good composition, amazingly beautiful colours.
The sihouettes of the two boats are the "pepper and the salt" of the composition.
Well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-06-20 16:36]

Hi Pankaj,there is a magic light inside this pic,very great moment to take the pic whit this soft colors that make a difference! My best compliments,a very great atmosphere,have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Pankaj da,
This looks so like a painting..Its really very beautiful...

Ciao Pankaj, splendid landscape with fantastic sunset colors, fascinating composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pankaj,

You capture an amazing atmosphere here!
And there is going to be another hot day...
Wonderful colour palette, and the almost silhouetted details stand out well!

Pablo -

Excellent colours! You did very well with this composition Well done.
Best wishes,

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