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Morning at Rapide Croche

Morning at Rapide Croche
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Copyright: Jim Pinkham (jpinkham) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 3 N: 151] (685)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-09
Categories: Trees, River, Sky
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Autumn At Trek Nature, Sunrise & Sunsets [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-12 5:32
Viewed: 4685
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A tranquil beauty touches Rapide Croche early on an October morning. This spot is close to one of the 17 historic locks on Wisconsinís Lower Fox River. Although the lock system is slated for reopening, this will be the one exception. The lock was sealed 20 years ago and a permanent barrier constructed to keep sea lamprey and other invasive species from making their way from Lake Michigan to the Lower Fox and other inland waterways. I believe the French name, roughly rendered, refers to a crook in the river by the rapids.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-10-12 7:26]

You are right, Jim, Rapide Croche means a crooked rapids and I absolutely love your view, here, a beautiful landscape filled with serenity, the calm before winter. It is very well rendered, we almost feel the abandonment of nature to the fury to come. These landscapes fill me inside, as if I was made out of such nature. Thank you, it is beautiful.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-10-12 11:51]

Hi Jim!

From my point of view it's even more than simply tranquil, it's peaceful and a magnificient piece of nature. Maybe that the contrast is a bit harsh,but this doesn't change anything to the fact that it's very pleasant to look at.

Kind regards


Hy Jim
So peaceful morning;Nice autumn colors.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-10-13 2:51]

Hello Jim, nice view and a good shot. Well done. Natural landscape. Ganesh

Did you get some new gear? Well even if not then a bump up for you Jim...Somehow I knew you would certainly be here in fall...your attracted to it as well all are that were born or blessed to live in the Midwest treed states...The water addition is a nice added touche...touche'!

Hello Jim

a wonderful capture of this autumn scene.
The placid water is creating awesome reflections.
Very good light and colours.
I like how you framed the shot with the trees.


hello jim,
this is beautiful, this image gives me a sense of peace. it must be a great experience watching and shooting this lovely morning, pleasing composition and lovely colors, fine pov,
well done,
tfs & regards

Hello Jim,
This is a real beautiful autumn morning with a great pov in depth!
the exposure and focus is good with a good displayed of light and shadows!
very well done and many thanks for this wonderful sharing

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-10-22 12:24]

Hi Jim,
It's a well composed and exposed photo. DOF, POV, composition, colors and the scenery look very nice. TFS

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