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Early morning at the lake

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by jaypike, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. This is a local lake that I pass each morning on the way to work and couldn't resist the color and took this snap.

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  2. another from the same lake (I couldn't resist)

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  3. good

    -comp is good
    -exposures are ok


    -colors are off and oversaturated
    -photos are posterizing


    Take care Dwayne Oakes
  4. Thank you for the C&C


    Thanks for the critiques.

    I tend to like higher amounts of saturation, but can appreciate that not all people enjoy the same feel.

    I'm not really seeing alot of posterization, but I'll go back and review to make sure.

  5. Lemme retract the last statmenet about the posterizing, I see what you're talking about. It's not that way in Lightroom, but the reason it is doing that is because I'm exporting it as a 72 ppi lower quality jpg since it's going on the web (I'm not putting my stuff out there in pristine quality just to have someone copy it)...

    I should try reloading it in full quality and see if that makes a difference....

  6. Gorgeous shot:wink:


    Apr 30, 2005
    Nice images. Any fishing allowed in that lake ?
  8. Very nice shot. I like the colors and the reflection of the moon off the lake.
  9. Thank you guys

    Wow, thank you for the awesome comments. It was early morning, but, I think there were several boats out fishing that morning. This (West Lake) has alot of boat and jet ski traffic and no public access, so we see more fishing happening on a couple other nearby lakes instead (Austin, Long Lake, and Gordneck Lakes).

    There is a little 50's style drive-in hamburger stand that overlooks the lake. They are only open for maybe two to three months a year (the place is ALWAYS packed, and the rumor has it that the owner waits 'till he makes a certain $$ amount and closes up shop and heads back to Florida).

    Anyways, when I drive by, I gaze through the drive-in at the lake, and there are some days that I nearly jerk the steering wheel into oncoming traffic as the views (Westerly) take my breath away in the mornings and late evenings.

    I probably shoot this site more than I should, but, hey, the views are just awesome.

    This morning in particular had come after a long period of post-Ike storms had passed through (dropping some 13" inches of rain in Kalamazoo) that would later lead to extensive flooding and a emergency state of disaster declaration for parts of the downtown area.

    The irony from such horrible weather events is the amazing beauty and color in the morning. This was just moments before the sun came up, and I'll be honest, I barely touched this in LR, just a little sharpening and some tone adjustments.

    Anyways, if you've read this far, I'm amazed... I ramble...


    Thanks for reading...

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