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Transition at the Lake

Transition at the Lake
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-31
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon D50, AF Nikkor 85mm f/1.8D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-06 13:32
Viewed: 2637
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
We have had an unusual spring so far with snow every other day, so there is not time for a compete melt as of yet but crocus and other things are coming to life....and Fish Lake picture here is no longer frozen. I see little "things" swimming in there but not fish...I am not certain what they are...but tiny....and interestingly enough the lake shows the blue sky while the actually sky is washed out. It was not a particularly sunny day but some clouds here and there. Just enough colour and reflection to give me a peaceful feeling and image to share for a Sunday.

The image shows well the transitional part of the year. There is still a hint of what was left of autumn before the snows came and halted everything, yet there is a feeling off anticipation. I can sense it in the air and on my skin while standing there...and the breeze brings a warmish feel to it...filled with some sort of perfumed floral which is no doubt hiding beneath the tall winter dried grasses....and soon the flying beast and creep crawly creatures will arrive and all of a sudden it will be as if a fairy had come and sprinkled the lake and surroundings with a dusting of full pallet...I am anxious! Can you tell?

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Hi Bob, now that is a very serious reflection, quite stunningly beautiful. The colours and light is first class. great composition. tfs and best regards h

P/S...There is an Ansell Adams exhibition over here until End May...I have got my day booked off to see!!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-04-06 13:40]

Hi Bob,

How nice to see all signs of winter gone from the lake. Lovely landscape with wonderful reflections of the trees.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-04-06 18:48]

Great shot of this beattiful area you've decided to visit for the day. Love the natural earth tones and the reflection is wonderfully incorporated into your shot.
I can sense that you are as ready for spring to get here as I am. If you look close I think you can see a nice big bass just to the left of the center tree in about a foot of water. Better get your rod out!!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-06 19:21]

Hi My dear friend Bob.
Aun cuando el cielo no es muy azul, el reflejo de los pinos en el agua luce de sobremanrera. bellos colores y alta nitidez. El encuadre escogido para la presentacion es muy adecuado, y la nota escrita que la acompaņa es como siempre interesante.
Un saludo y un fuerte abrazo Bob.

hello Bob

wonderful Landscape shot, lovely reflection
of the trees and i love the way the tree reflexion
is framed on the image from left to right,
and i love that clouds reflection on the water, TFS


Hi Bob,

Excellent landscape, the reflection is stunning, POV couldn’t be better, really good d.o.f, t.f.s Cheer Rick :)

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-04-07 1:46]

Hi Bob,
perfect reflections and beautiful picture, glad to see your new photo!

Namastay BOB,
A nice example of capturing this reflections. A nice one indeed. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-04-07 6:32]

Hello Bob
Nice landscape.Good POV and sharp iamge.I like the reflextion of the shore in the water.
TFS Michel

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-07 7:27]

Hello Bob,
Very beautiful lakeside capture with wonderful reflections in the still water.
Lovely colours and well composed too.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Bob, fascinating composition with splendid reflections, fantastic colors and superb light, very well done, ciao Silvio

I missed this post somehow. Another strong BOB STYLED shot. Great lines and wonderful feeling conveyed.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-07 15:14]

Yes we have had a weird Spring too! Hardly any snow all winter and then BAM! Three inches yesterday! The weather's gone crazy!
A magnificent image Bob.
The reflection is superb!
Very good detail in the trees and superb sharpness.
Lovely range of colours.
Well done!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-04-07 21:04]

Very nice reflections of this beautiful nature! Well composed, great etchnique, very nicely done my friend!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-08 8:07]

Hello Bob

A lovely composition,the reflections are beautiful.
Wonderful focus and details.
The lighting is natural and the colours are vivid.
The POV and DOF are excellent.


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-04-09 18:49]

Hello Bob,
Sorry I have taken so long to get back to comment but work has been busy. This is a lovely image of a very placid scene. So peaceful just what I need, one more day then out to the hills. Thanks for sharing my friend.

Morning Bob,
Beautiful mirror image, it makes the shot.
The photo does show the "transitional", with a definite feeling of "anticipation".
The storm is clearing as the sun comes up here, feel a sunny day approaching :)
Well done,

Hi Bob,

The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the evergreens in the background. The subject is well framed. There is a good contrast between the colors. Have a nice day.


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