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Old Feb 22, 2005, 11:41 AM   #1
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My wife and I spent the weekend [extended] at our favourite "home away from home", a rustic cabin at a nearby lake/dam, very isolated and basically nobody else in sight except nature. It rained most of the weekend, sophotography wassteered towardsexperimenting with macro stuff, insects, close ups of matches flaring, etc, and this morning, we were greeted by the sun for a brief few minutes, I managed to catch this pre-sunrise scene, which I think looks quite appealing [any comments??]


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Old Feb 22, 2005, 1:43 PM   #2
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Very nice shot,love those kind of pictures. Just have to be at the right place at the right time,because those sights are so fleeting.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 2:16 PM   #3
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Kanji, you're right about timing !! I woke up to see the orange in the sky, rushed out, lined the camera up, took the first shot, then my battery diedon me. Ran back to the cabin, refilled quickly with a fresh one, ended up lying belly down in the mud at the water's edge to get the correct view/angle, and all in all HAD A GREATTIME !! [could have been at home watching tv or sleeping or something else that is totally boring]

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Old Feb 22, 2005, 3:04 PM   #4
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Totally awesome shot, JakeTPegg.

Your prose re your position in mud to capture the best angle only adds to your photo!
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 6:19 PM   #5
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Lovely catch.
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 7:05 PM   #6
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truly awesome
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 8:18 PM   #7
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"Quite appealing"?!? It is truly awesome! Good one indeed - you should not be sorry for "lost" weekend. :-)
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 10:11 PM   #8
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Love those lake-at-dawn shots. Some of our best times at the cabin are snuggling up inside in front of the fire, listening to the rain beat down on the lake, inhaling the thick, sweet air. Any time at the cabin is quality time.

Love the mud image, too!! :-)

Congrats on a great capture.
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 12:11 AM   #9
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Many thanks for the comments!!
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Old Feb 23, 2005, 3:39 AM   #10
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I've only seen that a few times in my life.

You need a number of conditions to be just right, good clear air, high cirrus (?) clouds that reflect the sun which is below the horizon. To catch a good reflection on the water is a huge bonus.

I've never seen it last more than 10-15 minutes, and never had a camera to hand.

Reminds me of camping with my family in the (then) N.Transvaal when I was a kid.

Great shot.
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