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Peaceful Reflections

Peaceful Reflections
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Copyright: Scott Evers (scottevers7) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 3 N: 3894] (12309)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-07
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM, B+W UV MRC
Exposure: f/22, 3 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-15 22:04
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yet another shot from my trip to Florida. I love landscape/seascape photography, especially when it includes a sunrise or sunset. This happens to be a sunset. I had been out on the beach trying for a nice sunset over the Gulf of Mexio. Offshore cloud cover prevented me from getting what I was looking for. While hiking back to the car, I had to cross a footbridge over this backwater bay. I was lucky to catch this peaceful twilight sky reflected in the calm waters of this secluded bay. A 3.2 second exposure at f22 off the tripod. I cropped down to give it a more panoramic look.

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Hi Scott,
Very nice sunset from the sunshine state.
Really like the slightly cropped panoramic framing, it suits it. Great reflection of the twilight sky, with it's late light colors..
You know, I lived in Florida for two years back in the late 80's in Clearwater, near Tampa Bay.
Very well done.

hi scott,
very nice sunset shot, the colour tone look lovely, the reflection on water looks very beautiful, well composed shot with nice point of view,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-15 22:32]

Hello Scott

A beautiful vista.I agree the crop does give it a pano look.The colours on the horizon are awesome and the reflections are wonderful.Very good contrast.I like the recurring swirl of the clouds,of the silhouetted trees,and the waterway.It all creates a nice effect.TFS


Hello Scott
A tranquil sunset with very calm waters. The sky has very soft colours with a touch of richness. The silhouette of the trees brings a nice contrast to the soft colours. Looks like a nice place to visit.
TFS Janice

Hello Scott,
A beautiful tropical sunset, where the silky soft textures adds to the beauty!
Atrractive colours and fine details in the clouds, all presented in a fitting format...
Well composed image, and the reflection is stunning!
Pablo -

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-16 2:58]

Hello Scott,
This is a beautiful image that gives a very good sense of the serenity of the marshland during sundown hours. Colors and the reflection are very nice. Cropping from below was an excellent idea that must have definitely improved the composition. Well done.
Best wishes,

Amazing and realxing shot!! :)


Hi Scott,
This is a stunning image!
I really like the long exposure to get this wonderful mood and atmosphere.
The colors on the sky are gorgeous! From calid ones downwards to cold ones at the top.
You really took the best from the wide angular lens.
I like so much the composition made with all these elements.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Truly peaceful.. we don't get this kinda nice skies around here!
the colors are breathtaking and the reflection is very clear.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-16 5:49]

Hi Scott, a lovely perspective on this landscape sunset. Beautiful warm colours in sky and reflection. Wonderful exposure and POV.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-03-16 7:47]

Hello Scott,
Magnificent landscape.Warm colors and reflections on water are amazing.POV,perspective,exposure and visual impact are excellent.Masterpiece!

Hi Scott.
Very nice and very expressive view and its picture. You have selevted POV and shooting time perfectly as well as I like your framing/cropping. Colour palette of your picture is very nice and pleasant for look. The reflection of the sky in the water looks wonderfully. For me only the riddle is an applying so slow aperture value. With wide angle lens it is possible to receive a sharp landscape at the sufficient open aperture (for example, f/5.6). My best regards and TFS. Perfect job.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-03-16 12:09]

Hi Scott,
great landscpae with lovely colors and nice dark silhouttes to contrast. Very nice composition with excellent use of space and great POV.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-16 17:47]

Hi Scott,
Really beautiful light, colours, reflections and composition. As you said, a peaceful view.
TFS, José M.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-03-17 1:02]

Scott, easy to notice you do great when shooting landscapes too.

Lovely colors and contrast. I enjoy lighting too, as well as composition.

A very beautiful image with and excellent dof.

Hi Scott.
great sunset shot. Nice silhouettes. Beautiful colour and a nice panoramic crop. Well done.
Regards, Steve.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-17 6:04]

Hi Scott

No wonder you like these types of shots...you make them terrific! ;))

This is really a splendid capture! The timing was impeccable and the colors and tones it resulted in are brilliant!
The shapes of the clouds are also wnderful and make everything seem even wider.
Splendid shadows and silhouettes in the "FG" and so an outstanding composition all-in-all.

Bravo and TFS

Bonsoir Scott
Ce sont de magifiques couleurs et de très beaux reflets avec un très beau paysage.Ton ciel est de toute beauté.
Ce coin semble très relaxant.
Merci, amitié....JP
Les sourires demain

Beautiful horizon colors the silhuetted landscape is a perfect exposure as well. Very nicely done Scott. :)

You posted some really nice shots while I was away, Scott, including this one. You seem to have quite a collection of 2.8 lenses.
The colors here and their reflections in the water are lovely.

Evelynn : )

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2007-03-18 3:05]

Hi Scott,
great panoramic view, fine warm colours and good composition. Unusual pattern of clouds. Beautiful sunset. Well done.
Gr., Aleksander

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-03-18 6:04]

Just beautiful! I love the sunset colors and the waters surrounded by the dark vegetation on each shore. It makes a marvellous composition.
My compliments and thanks for sharing, dear friend.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-03-18 8:00]

hello Scott
here is wonderful sunset-seascape photo. i like lighting, silhouettes and reflections in your photo. composition, point of view, depth of field, colours and sharpness are great
thanks for sharing

At 3 sec exposure, the landscape looks like an exquisite work of art, Scott.
The panoramic presentation has a tremendous appeal.
Great work!

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  • NellyD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 0 N: 445] (1783)
  • [2007-03-18 18:37]

Hi Scott,

These colours are amazing, what a beautiful sky!
The reflection on the water looks great.
Composition, sharpness and POV are excellent.
I like this, thanks for sharing.

Greetings, Nel

Hi Scott

Stunning colours. Nice reflection too. Top shot my friend. Thank you!

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-03-22 18:15]

Really peacefull view Scott. I like the calm atmosphere supported by colours and POV.TFS

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-24 8:56]

Hola Scott,
miraba tu galería,
es magnífico el colorido y los bellos reflejos,de esta postal
unos detalles estupendos,

hi friend,
this place is the paradise ....great colours and reflexions! The game if the ligth is very clever! Take care Ana:)

I like the light and the tranquility here, well framed and good atmosphere, well seen Scott.

Hello Scott,
very nice feeling of the reflection on this one. I love the pov, dof...the composition, clarity and color are superb!

Take care,
Bettina Marie =0)

Hi Scott,
This is awesome. You used the opportunity to capture the stunning colors of a tropical sunset to its fullest. What a spectacular ray of colors. The cross shaped clouds give the photo an extra dimension to view at. Great work on the composition where the bay is leading the eye into the photo.

Hello Scott,

This is a striking sunset, the colours are so inviting, excellent DOF, and I like how the mangroves are silhouetted. Very well composed!

This is a beautiful area, I enjoy being here most of the time! We were down to 49 degrees this am, wonderful!! Had some lovely birds down on my lake early, a pair of Cormorants and a Limpkin! I only had to sit in the mud to take shots of them, no ants today! :) Have a wonderful day!

We frequent St. Pete as well, my hubby's office is located up there.

Ange :)

Hi dear Scott ,
very nice shot. really this is wonderful.
it has amazing colours and great composition.
well captured

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2007-04-29 18:33]
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Hi Scott

A pleasant moody sunset you've captured here, quite pleasing on the eye. The calm mirrored waters of the "backwater" bay and the silhouetted trees lies nicely on the 1/3 horizontal line while the colour band from the sun and the darkish zone of the clouds lies well on the 2/3 line.

The variation in the cloud forms and patterns created some interesting alternations to fill the sky and to prevent it from appearing monotonous. The DOF carried well into infinity ensuring good details while obviously aided by the tri-pod and the colour saturation came out nice and rich. Good exposure control at 3 seconds and f/22 combination.

Well done and TFS.

Hi Scott,
This is wonderful sunset picture. The colors and clouds formation are beautiful. The winding water channel give the feeling of depth. Excellent and impressive image.

Hello Scott,
Perfect, just perfect!
my kind of shot with so much sharpness, awesome colour, clarity and details
very well done indeed

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