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Sunset Over Lake Mindemoya

Sunset Over Lake Mindemoya
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Copyright: Mike Hodgson (Fisher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07-03
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 24-70mm EX F2.8 DG AF, Hoya 67mm U.V.
Exposure: f/16, 1/80 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-15 11:23
Viewed: 12679
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 89
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody, the weather has changed, so I will be out and about the next few days capturing whatever moves, crawls, slithers, spits, poops and makes noise.

The rain has an effect on my back, not good. Now, things are looking up. I'll take the advange and shoot.

From the archives, folks.
This is a sunset view at Lake Mindemoya, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada. Yes, it's true, the sunsets are spectacular here. I'm sure our Michigan friends would agree, especially those who live on the U.P.
Mindemoya, translated from Ojibwa, means, Old women.

Not much more to say, it's a sunset with ducks. LOL
For you duck lovers out there in Trek N.
Just to name a few, hmmm, let's see now, there's Gert, and there's Gert and Gert. LOL I think that about covers them all. hahaha

Me :) :)

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It is beautiful Mike, and I think the duck lovers will enjoy it a lot!

Hmmm, Gert comes to mind...

Great composition details, colors, and POV.

I love it, thank you for sharing.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-08-15 11:56]

Superbe présentation très agréable à regarder. Les couleurs sont fantastique et le moment unique.

Félicitations !

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 47 N: 355] (3001)
  • [2005-08-15 12:04]

Hello Mike,

You made a beautifull picture! It is perfect in balance. Very good, the reflection of the sun directs to the ducks. And the colours blue and red work perfect togetter.

I make it my phavourite!~


Excellent details & sharpness, perfect composition and great colours. Fantastic landscape! Well done, Mike.

Wait, I thought this was Gert when I saw it in the thumbnail!!! LOL about the ducks, Mike! Thanks for posting this beauty, the colors are amazing and I love the frame.

Thanks for sharing!


Beautiful picture, Mike.
I don't know anything about ducks, it's maybe a kind of birds;-)
Lovely colours, good composition and nice POV.
Excellent work, my friend.

I hope your back is better.

Very cool shot Mike. I like the late light, the sun half-gone behind the hill-tops and the band of orange light cutting across the water. Almost like the sun is helping you out here by pointing to the quackers! ;-) Very well done.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-08-15 15:30]

Beautiful shot Mike, excellent colours, it look so relax, calm and peaceful. Very nice, I like the reflection on the water too.... say hi for me next time when you see Gert, Gert and Gert. :) TFS

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-08-15 15:59]

Absolutely gorgeous sunset. The composition is just perfect. I really like the details such as the reflection of the sun on the water, the ripples, the reeds and ducks.
Wow !
Regards Toni

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2005-08-15 16:02]

Hi Mike,
beautiful scenery, very good composition. I like the colours & sharpness, too. Well done.
Rgs, Aleksander

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  • Ina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 6 N: 101] (767)
  • [2005-08-15 16:19]

Amazing scene and fantastic colors... I love it so much...TFS...Ina...

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-08-15 16:46]

Wow, Mike, this is really good picture of sunset. I like nostalgic mood with ducks on FG, remainds me winter on TN ;-) I like funny note also :-)

Very nice Sir Mike,
The colours are excellent, The POV is spot on.
Very well composed, good work on this one.
Thansk for posting, have a good week, I hope the weather stays good for you.

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  • lucky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 63 W: 5 N: 14] (84)
  • [2005-08-15 17:09]

Very nice landscape shot... The grass and bird silhouettes in the foreground are wonderful. Good sky and water colour... Very well done!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-15 17:56]

Hello Mike, this is an excellent landscape. The lighting is beautiful and a very balanced composition. I love the inclusion of ducks in the foreground.

Very well done.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-15 20:21]

Hi Mike,
Beautiful view and colour!
Excellent composition.
Very good quality!

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-15 20:57]

Magnifique coucher de soleil Mike, i like the great composition the warm colours and duck in foreground, Very well done.


Hello Mike

Stunning work. This is spectacular to view. Excellent colours, nicely presented and perfectly composed. Congrats!

Beautiful Mike !!!

As always great shot... just romantic!
I really love it! I miss holidays in a place like that!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-16 4:27]

Hello Mike!
Wonderful landscape.It looks like a painting picture;)Warm colors,reflection on water,duck images,large DOF and composition are perfect.

I can't be named lover of ducks for sure ;) but I like the photo very much.
The quacking fellows looks really nice there and the whole has great, calm mood.

Just stunning.
Beautiful subtle colour changes in the sky, excellent sharpness in the foreground adding another focal point.
I'd be very proud to have taken such a photo.

Nice landscape Mike. The ducks in the foreground are very effective.

Hello Mike!
Very nice capture.Colors,POV,details,DOF and composition are perfect.Thanks for sharing.

I love sunsets and this is a great one, very beatiful sunset picture with great tones and very good composition, the ducks contribute a lot to this frame.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-18 16:49]
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I love the scene Mike. The compositon is great and so is POV. I have one nit; the reflection of the sunrays in the water looks a bit unnatural. Other than that; lovely capture. Well done & TFS!


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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-18 21:08]

Hi Mike MF, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smiley. Beautifull sunset, indeed.

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-18 22:41]

Just spectacular Mike! What a wonderful Painter who painted the sky tonight for you. Red sky at night... yes you definitely should have fine a day(s) ahead.
Colours, composition, details, the Gerts and reeds, all PERFECT.

Another great sunset shot Mike. I think this should go in the 'book' to. Awesome scene. The ducks certainly add interest to this lovely place you call home. Well done with everything. I could just sit here with a tea in a thermos and dream all day.

Hi Mike,
I like your landscape very much !
The colors are beautiful and the contrast is maximum. Only the contours are visible, which is very nice.
The composition is great and I like the foreground with the ducks : therefore I am a duck lover too !
Congratulations !

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-26 11:03]

Hi Mike!
Wonderful post.Warm colors,reflections on water and composition are beautiful.Thanks for posting.

Hi Mike (and duck lovers) this is a wonderfully atmospheric shot. The colours are superb and I can just see it as a postcard encouraging people to take their vacation there. I know it makes me think like that. It looks heavenly (sigh) - wish I were there! TFS Mike :)

Great photograph
Like lakes and river sky and sunset shots
nice warm colours
Dave R

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2005-09-21 15:28]

wow what a wonderful sunset, the composition is fantastic and the felection in the water of the pink sun, A* - you posted this before I became a member, and going back through history is taking time, hence the late critique.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-10-03 11:54]

Thanks for spectacular sunset with ducks and funny note. It is beautiful!

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2005-10-07 13:03]

Hi Mike,
This is a very nice sunset picture. Technically is excellent. The ducks make all the difference in that kind of picture. It wouldn't be the same without them. When I used to be in a photo club, we were judging picture:
10% exposure
10% shaprness
10% orginality
10% composition
10% in respect with the theme
50% visual impact
Well! it has a lot of visual impact! TFS

Beautiful the colours! The details are so good!
Thank you for sharing!
Bye Tom

Nice scene Mike ....
all is great

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  • hibou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 217 W: 1 N: 331] (1629)
  • [2006-03-26 16:58]

Hello Mike,
I have just one word for your picture ...PERFECT! TFS Donald

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  • doribd (38)
  • [2006-06-30 11:58]

I love this shot Mike.
Very good POV.

An excellent capture, just sit and enjoy :)
I ask myself how could I miss this one.
Congratulations, MF.

Wow! This is excellent! Great exposure showing awesome reds, pinks and oranges with great siluettes and textures. This is a perfect shot, with plenty of great things to view in this image. Well done Mike. :)

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  • yllen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 16] (641)
  • [2007-02-13 14:04]

Hola Mike:
Adorable cuadro con este hermoso atardecer sobre el lago. Me gusta mucho el primer plano con la silueta de los patos y los juncos. ¡Bellìsima compo! Felicitaciones y un cordial saludo de,

  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-04 6:10]

An amazing shot. Powerful colours and great contrast in this dreamy scene. A wonderful composition.

Great composition and excellent details!Well done and TFS!
Regards, Tibi!

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