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Welland Canal

Welland Canal
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 6 N: 997] (4088)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-15
Categories: Water Plants, Seascape
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Star Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-30 17:55
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On this day my husband was going to be golfing with a friend, since It was too warm to tag along on a golf course I decided to take a bike ride along the welland canal. What a great trip ! The welland canal for those of you who don't know ( and I didn't before I met my husband either!) The canal is a series of 8 locks that take boats and ships from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie or vice versa. Its a pretty interesting place to visit as you can watch the ships lock through at several of the locks along the canal. The bike path is great as well. I started in port Colborne which is lock 8 and rode to Port Weller which is lock 1, then my husband still was playing golf so I started back again. I actually ended up seeing his ship in lock 3 , wasn't to pleased to see it as it was actually on its way to pick him up the day after!
Anyway the photos was taken along the way the water was very still and it was a pretty hot day, the grasses along the sides of the bike path in this particular spot were way over my head..it was like a jungle to me! :o) ( course I'm only 5'3" so it doesn't take much to be taller than me...ha ha)

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Hi Donna,
What a beautiful capture!
I like so much all the elements you managed to put into this excellent composition.
Love the haigh grasses and its flowers, it looks great against the blue of the river.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi dear Donna,
What a great place vith colorful image.The light and reflection are superb.Well compo.TFS.


Hello Donna,
Nice use of the lovely straws in the composition!
Attractive scenery is captured, where the sky reflects nicely from the canal!
Pablo -

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-30 23:39]

Hi Donna.
Beautiful composition with wonderful colors and details on this grasses.I like water in BG with very nice color and with different shadows.Great POV.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-07-01 1:22]

Hello Donna

A wonderful scene with beautiful colours.The focus is sharp and the details are excellent.The composition is lovely,and the POV is unique and interesting.The colour of the water is super.TFS


Hello Donna this a fine composition with good light and nice sharp detail looks like a great place tfs rgds Necip.

Hi Donna,
nice simple photo, with a good subject. I like the greens of the reeds and the greens of the water.
Nice photo,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-01 4:04]

Hi Donna.
You managed to create a true masterpiece. Bravo. It is really great art work. Subject and quality of the realization of your creative plans are superb. Outstanding picture. My congratulation and once more favorite shot.

Hello Donna,
what a wonderful composition of the canal and the water plant!
excellent focus and exposure with so much clarity, natural colour and details
I loved it very much
greeting from NZ

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-07-03 12:10]

Hi Donna

I do like reed beds and these look lovely with that wonderful water colour in the BG. Nice composition and great POV



Hi Donna! Wow! Lock 8 to Lock 1 and back again--you must be quite a cyclist! Lovely soft portrait of the canal! Well done! Linda

Hello Donna
Very nice capture
Perfect composition,lighting and DOF,
Fantastic colors and POV,Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-07-15 11:37]

Hi Donna,
very nice scenery here and the POV does look wonderful. I love looking through the reed grasses and hearing the wind through them. The lighting is beautiful, the colors look great.

Hi donna,

A nice image of the Welland canal and of the vegetation, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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