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Lake Erie Beauty

Lake Erie Beauty
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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: 2007-10-14
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Cannon EOS Rebel XTi, 18-55mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Sunsets and Sunrises, My Star Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-14 11:29
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Points: 46
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My neighbors think I'm nuts I know it. I got up at 6 am this morning and was having a warm cup chocolate/vanilla cafe' and checking my email on the computer here at the kitchen table. I glance to my right and this is what I saw. Now its hard to miss as the whole front of my house is covered in windows, makes it really nice since the lake is always so beautiful to look at no matter what time of day it is. Anyhow so I grab my Camera and notice okay so I'm wearing a pair of flannel pants and one of my husbands long sleeved shirts( he is a foot taller than me so its a Tad on the large side!) as I slide my feet into a pair of flipflops .. I think to myself no one is around now right since its fall and all the summer folks have gone home for the season. I go across the narrow road in front of the house and start taking some shots, after the sun rose and I came back to the house, I see my neighbor looking at me with this big smile on his face , like what a wacko lady! oh well!! You do what you gotta do right??? This was wayyy to pretty to miss, and you know standing out there I could of heard a pin drop, the silence is as beautiful as the sky.

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Hi Donna,
what a nice landscape image when sunrise. Fantastic colors of rays. Composition, POV, focus great. But your notes very good to read. Thanks for sharing them.
Best wishes

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-14 11:47]

Nice picture. I want to save it and sometimes look at this beautiful landscape. Color and composition are excellent. Well done.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-10-14 12:00]

Hi Donna. sometimes we have to do this sort of thing to get the pictures we want. and you have a great one here. the warm glows given of by the morning sunrise is just beautiful. you are so lucky to live in a wonderful place. you have a nice compostion with good notes to read. TFS.

Wouaw Donna, splendid landscape, lovely warm colors, great point of view and very beautifull silhouettes, It is a perfect composition

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-14 12:18]

Hola Donna,
preciosos colores,
tonos y hermosas siluetas...
yna magnífica postal,

Hola Donna.
Geniales colores en este maravilloso panorama.
Perfecto encuadre y buena nota.
Saludos, JL.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-10-14 13:04]

Hi Donna,

I would have done just what you did. Some things are just too good to miss. This is magnificent. The colors are so warm and glowing - just beautiful. Wonderful scene - wonderful composition.


I wouldn't worry...they are Canadian and they know you are an American right? We Americans are all nuts to begin with:-) But truth...I feel that way too sometimes when taking a pic at a funny time or in an unusual place.

Thanks for posting picture of my childhood home...I spent 3-4 hours a day on the Lake...5 miles out in a 16 foot Lyman with a 5HP motor and my dad. There are not enough good pics like yours around. Folks get the notion that Lake Erie is a polluted mess and then they forget all about the natural beauty of it which you have shown here...Fine show...

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-14 16:04]

Hello Donna

What beautiful colours and hues.The sky and reflections are wonderful.The silhouettes are excellent.I really like the way you composed this shot.A very artistic image.TFS


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-10-14 17:01]

Hello Donna,
Very nice sunrise - quiet and peaceful. Be on the water that moment had to be an excellent experience. I like very much the composition and colours.
Best greetings & TFS!

Hi Donna,
If that is the view out of your front window, I will gladly swap you houses. Nothing more beautiful than that first light. Beautiful scene. Well composed and framed.Looks great.

hello donna,
lovely shot, the colours are very beautiful, the reflections on water adds to the beauty,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Donna,
Oh what a beauty!
Wonderful rich colours for a sunrise, creating the atmosphere for a great start of the day...
The dark cloud formation in the horizon adds a bit of mystery, is it coming or going..?!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hello Donna,
My special compliment towards this excellent morning shot in such perfect clarity, vivid colour and details in it!
very serene and peaceful mood
thanks for your effort

Hi Donna,
Wow, beautiful sunrise silhouette! I love the beautiful coloration and composition. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Donna,
What a beautiful sunrise. Excellent color and POV. Very well composed. What a view to enjoy as you savor your flavored hot cup of coffee/chocolate.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-15 8:53]

Hello Donna ! The early bird gets the worm ! You got the picture ! Very well done, superb composition and very good technique. Well done,


Superbes couleurs, très belle composition.

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-10-15 14:24]

Hi Donna,
A really beautiful place to be when we want to escape daily stress of the business :-) Thanks for sharing this excellent «mind escaping?1? - I don't know if this expression exist in english»... But it makes feel good, relaxing and forget our problems for a while ;-)


Hi Donna,

A good POV of the sunrise over lake Erie, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-17 6:56]

selam Donna
i see beautiful sunset-seascape photo that is giving peaceful sense
i like composition, point of view, colours, lighting-silhouettes and plain framing
thanks for sharing

Thanks for the nice peaceful image and amusing story. I love the colors too and understand completely. I like the simplicity of the palette and the nice silhouetted shapes. Perhaps a narrower aperture would have give you a bit more sharpness in the foremost leaves. Maybe it is just me, or my eyes. I generally like silhouettes to be crisp.

Evelynn : )

Hi Donna

Still catching up on what I have missed and I am so glad that you got this one despite how you were dressed. I too frequently get similar looks... I have been known to be 1/2 mile from home is bare feet with a china mug in my hand and a camera in the other...

Great picture and really like the dark silhouttes.


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