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Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 04:54 PM
I ducked out early this morning to a nearby lake hoping for a nice sunrise. The lake was there at least :headslap:

The light was very low even with the 'sunrise' (it was more a sun-flaccid :wall-an: ) and I struggled with the shadow noise but eventually managed these.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4192970383_09859b185c_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2655/4193766390_452a4b5fcd_o.jpg

kat
12-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Ihate when the sun doesn't do what you want it to do!!! I much prefer the second for the reason that the sticks don't do much for me. Love the reflection.

With this lighting do you find you get fringing after you do your hdr processing? I always get it..

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 06:05 PM
Yeh I do get some fringing as well Kat. HDR Merge has many drawbacks.

EJC
12-17-2009, 06:05 PM
Very peaceful MA. Especially after being stuck in traffic for ever. I agree with Kat. I like the pure symmetry of the second photo.

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Cheers EJC. Looks like the 2nd photo may be more appealing.

Bambi
12-17-2009, 06:31 PM
I like them both. the sticks I could do without but I like the rocks in the first one.

nothing worse then a flaccid sun.
oh, wait. Maybe there is. :evil2:


did you go for a dip?

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 06:33 PM
did you go for a dip?
Don't be silly .. .the water would only be about 25 degrees C in there!!! :eek:

Bambi
12-17-2009, 06:42 PM
Don't be silly .. .the water would only be about 25 degrees C in there!!! :eek:

are you kidding me??! that's bathwater temperature! :rolleyes:

TheGreatMike
12-17-2009, 06:45 PM
Beautiful , lose the sticks keep the rocks

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 06:46 PM
I don't get into water under 26 degrees C!!

Bambi
12-17-2009, 06:55 PM
I don't get into water under 26 degrees C!!

:laugh::laugh:
that's hilarious :D do you carry a thermometer with you?

come on, live a little. take a little risk what's the worst that can happen? (of course unless there's crocs. don't get in if there's crocs! :eek:)

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 07:01 PM
You probably wouldn't find crocs in water under 26 degrees either ... cold blooded remember? ;)

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 07:02 PM
Beautiful , lose the sticks keep the rocks
Thanks Mike ... almost missed your comment there:)

AntZ
12-17-2009, 07:16 PM
:laugh::laugh:
that's hilarious :D do you carry a thermometer with you?

Yes, just above the knees :D

Nice shots MA. Where was this?

Bambi
12-17-2009, 07:23 PM
Yes, just above the knees :D

Nice shots MA. Where was this?

:eek:
:laugh:
:rolleyes:

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 07:39 PM
Yes, just above the knees :D
;)

It was along the wall of the lake opposite the Old Petrie Village

Greg_Nuspel
12-17-2009, 10:34 PM
You probably wouldn't find crocs in water under 26 degrees either ... cold blooded remember? ;)

I'm a warm water animal myself, but my wife has been seen taking a dip in mountain lakes with a glacier at one end :eek:

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 10:37 PM
My fleshy thermometer won't let me put more than a toe into glacial water!

Greg_Nuspel
12-17-2009, 10:43 PM
My fleshy thermometer won't let me put more than a toe into glacial water!

Yes I already have enough internal organs :wall-an:

Mad Aussie
12-17-2009, 11:49 PM
Yes I already have enough internal organs :wall-an:
:laugh:

le1parrain
12-18-2009, 12:02 AM
Great Photos. I prefer the 1st one. I feel that the rocks and branches add something to the frame.

Mad Aussie
12-18-2009, 12:07 AM
Thanks Le1 :)

It was the branches and rock that drew me down to that exact spot in the first place.
But then when processing I just wasn't sure it had worked.
So ... for the 2nd shot ... I tookthe top half of that same shot ... duplicated and flipped it. Then I added some blur, desaturated and adjusted the levels a little for realism to create the shot most people are choosing. :)

Bambi
12-18-2009, 08:40 AM
Thanks Le1 :)

It was the branches and rock that drew me down to that exact spot in the first place.
But then when processing I just wasn't sure it had worked.
So ... for the 2nd shot ... I tookthe top half of that same shot ... duplicated and flipped it. Then I added some blur, desaturated and adjusted the levels a little for realism to create the shot most people are choosing. :)

thanks for the explanation MA, it's helpful.

and since my organs are all internal, I have no quibbles about swimming in cold water. although contend that anything around 19 C is perfectly warm swimming water. :cool:

Mad Aussie
12-18-2009, 02:20 PM
I remember when we had some rellies come over from NZ many years ago in August and October. August is our last official winter month. Almost every afternoon they were in the pool. We couldn't believe it! The water couldn't have been more than about 19 degrees C. People would stop to stare at the crazy Kiwi's splashing around like winter didn't exist ... and for them (and obviously you lot) it didn't!!

Bambi
12-18-2009, 03:30 PM
FYI:

Nova Scotia and the Sea
The waters of the Atlantic and the Bay of Fundy are fairly cold with temperatures ranging from 8-12C. These waters have a moderating effect on the air temperature over southwestern Nova Scotia during the spring and summer months, keeping temperatures on the cooler side. In January the temperature of water is between 0 and 4C and helps to lessen the severity of winter. Moving further offshore, in the direction of the east, southeast and south are the warmer 16C of the Gulf Stream. It's warming influence, particularly through the months of August to October, is responsible for extending the fall weather.

In july taking the kids to the beach my feet would turn blue in the water. Couldnt get the kids out though.