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Old Feb 28, 2011, 7:02 PM   #1
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Default Early morning at Dangar's Lagoon

I would appreciate C&C of this photograph please. This is Dangar's Lagoon and bird-hide taken very early in the morning as the late summer fog was rising just after sunrise.

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Old Feb 28, 2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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Beautiful wide angle shot Bernice. Tell me - who is hiding from who??
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 4:25 AM   #3
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Very nice pano.
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Really great shot, super composition, clarity and colour.
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Old Mar 1, 2011, 9:25 PM   #5
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Thank you banksy, Ordo and DyaneG for your comments. I have a problem at times in deciding whether a photo is actually 'good' or whether the memory of the place and the prevailing atmosphere at the time is colouring my perception.

Banksy it was so early that the bird-life had not really made an appearance at this end of the lagoon (except for that dot in the far right that I know to be a black swan). The structure on the water's edge is the hide used by members of the local bird-watching society.

Not a true panorama though Ordo. I cropped the 26 mm wide-angle pic top and bottom for better effect.

Thank you all for taking time to comment.

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Old Mar 1, 2011, 11:29 PM   #6
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Composition, color, light and timing so the fog renders the distant trees as shrouded but recognizable: All well done.
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Thank you ItDontMeanAThing. The camera has actually captured everything of the scene that I was hoping for.

Appreciate everyone's comments.

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Old Mar 4, 2011, 9:08 AM   #8
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Wonderfull shot, the only thing that distracts me abit is the grass sticking out of the water in the left bottom of the pic. Maybe I would have tried to edited that away or cropped the pic a litle more. Otherwise the picture is lovely! Great job!
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Old Mar 4, 2011, 11:38 AM   #9
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Hi Bernice,

I stumbled upon this image and must say I agree with the others. It looks wonderful. It would look nice hanging on a wall.

As far as nit pic C&C I really can't find anything seriously wrong but have looked hard to say something.

Istvan talked about the grass at bottom left - to me that is okay - but I don't like the lighter colored weeds in the center of the bottom. They just don't quite fit with the others. Maybe clone those out.

I alos experimented a little with cropping this and the only thing I might try is to crop out a little of the blue sky across the very top. There is an area well above the tree line that is basic blue to the top and all the way across. Maybe come up a little ways from the tree tops until the full width turns solid color then trim off the rest of the solid color.

One more thing that might be interesting, if you every get to try it again. Try it with the camera a little lower and closer to the water level. It would be interesting to see how the image changes with a different perspective.

But either way it looks great.

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What a remarkable shot - the reflections in the water are perfect. Great work!
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