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Old Jan 8, 2012, 5:48 PM   #1
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Default FZ35 - walk around a lake on Winter afternoon

We have a lake not far away. On an unusually warm January afternoon, with full sunshine, I took a walk around the lake. My timing was such that I could wait a short time for the sun to set over the lake. We don't have much in the way of bodies of water nearby, so I used this to take some rare shots (for me).

The water had a thin layer of ice in some places, but mostly open water. With the blue sky, the water seemed to take on a saturated color, hence the deep blues.

All were shot in P mode, excepting the sunset ones. They were done in SCENE/SUNSET. In my recent experience with other sunsets, the SUNSET mode does a better job than my settings.
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Old Jan 8, 2012, 5:49 PM   #2
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A few with the sunset.
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Old Jan 8, 2012, 6:13 PM   #3
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Very nice silhouetting!
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Old Jan 9, 2012, 2:07 AM   #4
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Beautiful series and panorama of the lake, the colors are amazing!!
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Stunning colour roger. then what do you expect from an FZ Panna?
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I like #2 - the view is nicely framed through the foreground trees and there's still some interesting detail in the foreground shadows which works much better than the almost black silhouette in #4.
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Nice Roger, I like #2 the best.

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Thanks the feedback.

I do like #2, but the end of the evergreen trees seems to just drop off without any termination. The end is clearly where the eye is drawn. The trees and the framing help in this regard.

Somebody commented about #4 being too dark. That was a challenge. As stated, it was a walk around, and by this time, the sun was very low. The space under the trees was quite dark, but the sun was very bright on the one strip of trees. They were an even stronger highlight in person. But, the pic was easy to get washed out with the bright sun, so the foreground became dark in order to get the shot.

Of the sunset shots, the last one was my favorite. I liked the focal point, framed by the twigs from the trees. One of the problems with these kinds of shots is to get the right silhouette to support the image. I had about 30 shots of the sunset, but of all, this one was best (IMO).

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Yep; #2 is my favorite! However, all are so beautiful; very well done!
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