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Lost Glory

Lost Glory
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Copyright: T H Su (suleesia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 129] (1924)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-02-11
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF300mm f4, Digital ISO-200
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Malaysia...truly Asia [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-21 1:47
Viewed: 4932
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kenyir Lake or Tasik Kenyir as known locally (in Malaysia) is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia. 38,000 hectares of lush tropical rainforest were flooded and destroyed all in the name of progress and development... Go figure!
This is what's left of the former towering trees... glory lost!

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Interesting colours were filters used? When they flood valleys here they usually harvest the trees first. Native timber is to valuable to was in the bottom of a hydro lake.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-21 3:06]

A very evocative picture, Ken. It has a very strong visual and emotional impact. That image conveys a deep sense of loss. Congratulations on this poetic rendering of an instance of natural devastation.

Outstanding image!
The colour and composition are extremely well.
Superb shot!

Hello Ken

This is a magical shot. Serene yet sad. The colour is amazing. Wonderful work. Thank.

However it is sad, you managed to create a very artistic mood in this place. Beautiful image indeed, congratulations.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-06-21 5:44]

Very impressive photo. covers fine with the story. There are lots of similar stories of natural habitats that destroyed, and this frame is a good sample. The colours are also great. did you used sepia filter on PS? TFS.

An incredibly moody artistic shot, great detail and richness here.
Superb composition and lighting.
A winner, well done and thanks for posting.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-21 6:25]

Stunning! You have made this sad scene into a work of art, Ken. Beautiful scene but I can imagine how extra special it would have looked without the flooding. So sad. What good did it do? If any good!
Apt title too.

hello Ken:) I say only beauty:) great shot:) I love it:)

Wow! man this is very nice work as is the rest of your gallery. This is a beautiful artistic shot with excellent compo, lighting and presentation. I love this it going to my favorite Ken.

Beautiful toned image...spectacular scenery so well presented.

A stunning image, very beautiful and emotive.


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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-06-21 22:15]

Wow ! Un superbe paysage très agréable à regarder. L'éclairage est fantastique et le lieu magique.

Félicitations !!

Hi Suleesia,
How are you? I am Latif, we have comments for each n other in ephoto. Nice to meet you here.
Nice shot and great composed, lighting is wonderful. Well done and best of luck.

Fantastic shot, beautiful colours, great contrast. A sad scene turned into a beautiful picture.

Ken Su, Great story behind this excellent shot. Great sepia tones in this very nice WA shot. Very well done!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-22 13:52]

Hi Ken, magnificent shot. Wanted to be there for a moment. In the undisturbed part...
You made an masterpiece from this sad story.
Thank you for sharing.

very interesting photo. i really like the overall mood. the composition is so great.. this will certainly be a great postcard photo for the Kenyir lake..haha..

thanks for sharing

The atmosphere you have captured here is 5*
Lighting is amazing, and the scenary captured breathtaking.
Beautiful picture. VERY well done, Ken.

You have a very powerful message and emotional impact
for what we had done toward our nature that we live in! It's really worrying the extend we done that cos
the changing of weather pattern these days.
The right name for the picture too !
great shot!

very very impressive, sad, moody and intriguing. thanks for sharing this.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-10-07 14:58]

Spellbinding landscape shrouded in mystery with wonderful lighting. Excellent shot and well done on the composition.

Una foto tambien fabulosa!!

Por favor, incluir más fotografías de Malasia. Ese pais es uno de los que me gustaría conocer, ojalá pueda hacerlo!. Mientras tanto pon un poco más de tus maravillosas fotos.

Yuri :)

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  • boedy Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 13] (201)
  • [2008-01-28 1:35]

Hi TH Su

It's amazing pic ..

best rgds

amazing shot with wonderfull colours. Great dof and cropping!

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