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Old Dec 12, 2008, 12:29 PM   #11
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Excellent picture, perfect DOF and composition, but the horizon is off a bit - it is not particularly distracting in the vertical frame, but if it were horizontal it would seem exaggerated. Water always must be level. Kjell, that is a novel way of judging, but if you drop a plumb line from the top of your screen through the peak, you will see that the peak in the reflection is skewed left by a few millimeters. It is hard to judge visually as it is not a sharp peak.
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 4:53 PM   #12
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Well, straight water horizons occur if the backdrop is the sea, but lakes don't subordinate to that. I've had a few of these lake shots myself, where at first glance the picture looks a bit tilted. But checking with other objects (tree trunks, buildings etc) reveals that the shot actually is levelled, but the lake shore bending or tilting.

But top-down lines should always be straight, if it's not a weirdo building (those do exist too).

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Old Dec 12, 2008, 5:13 PM   #13
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But OK, t'was a tad off...
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Old Dec 12, 2008, 6:01 PM   #14
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Water seeks its own level. Even the most ambitious of our esteemed legislators can't repeal the Law of Gravity, try as they might. :G
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The coast is awesome in the summer time. You may find the Mendocino Coast to be some of the most beautiful coastlines ever if you just want to stay in California.

Taking 101 is quite long and I would take I-5 to Hwy 38 to Reedsport and then go up 101. Go through, Dune City (the largest Dunes in the US is there and one can take a Monster Dune Buggy Ride), Florence (where my parents lived for nine years) Yachats, Newport is a good place to stop and eat. Moe's makes the best New England Clam Chowder. Take 20 going East and it does go North into I-5 or keep going East into Hwy 34 which will go into I-5 as well.

I need a vacation. It is too darn cold here in Wisconsin.
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Thanks for straightening it up for me.
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Old Dec 13, 2008, 6:04 AM   #17
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Superakuma, this is one beautiful image!

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Old Dec 13, 2008, 7:11 AM   #18
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Even the most ambitious of our esteemed legislators can't repeal the Law of Gravity, try as they might. :G
Amendments?:-)

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Beautiful shot with some really cool colors! Would love to see some more!!

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Old Dec 15, 2008, 2:53 PM   #20
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Here is another one of the same lake. This time I aligned the horizon. It may look off because there are more snow on the lower left.
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This shot was taken a few minutes before the first shot because you can still see the orange sunlight in the background.

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