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By the Edge of the Lake

By the Edge of the Lake
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Copyright: Donna Rasmussen (captainsgirl) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 862 W: 47 N: 1539] (7132)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-08
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon REBEL XTi, Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, Quantaray Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-04-17 8:08
Viewed: 1939
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Friends,
Well I thought I was back, I guess my days here have been here and there as my Husband and I have the house here on the Lake for sale and things have been hectic to say the least. We have a contract on the house now and if all works out we'll be moving by then end of May. Course as I sit here at my kitchen table looking out and the wide open view I have ( just the picture here) then I can't help but feel a bit sad as I do love this lake! But am excited also about our new house in the Mountains of Vermont. I've been taking a few photos around the house to hang in our new home so I thought I'ld share a few with you.
The Bench is one I photograph often as its a bench my Husbands Father made many years ago. I had to repair it last year when the strong south winds off the lake flipped it over and smashed the back but I did the best I could and I hope Dad is pleased...:o)
I find that my fence is not inline with the horizon naturally so either the horizon could be straight or the fence line, did the best I could there! I did a panoramic crop style to try to give you the feeling of just how big this lake is. ( Lake Erie :Lake Erie is the eleventh largest lake in the world (by surface area), and the fourth largest of the Great Lakes.
LENGTH: 241 miles / 388 km

BREADTH: 57 miles / 92 km

AVERAGE DEPTH: 62 ft. / 19 m.

MAXIMUM DEPTH: 210 ft. / 64 m.

Enjoy your Day or evening and I hope to become more of a regular visitor once things settle down!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-04-17 12:06]

You have me crying!! I think it would be VERY hard to give up this view, but I am sure you will make even more of the next one
Very fine farewell posting

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  • sbilgi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 316 W: 50 N: 29] (5158)
  • [2008-04-17 13:48]

Hi Donna,
Very calmness and relaxing.

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2008-04-17 16:44]

Oh Donna, you are so going to miss this, view. Especially in the summer. I quite like all the lines running across and of course the bench . It has a lonely feel to it, like it too is saying good bye. Lovley colour, and detail and really sad story. I wish you all the best in your new home.
Warm Regards

A very good capture and a good composition. Very well seen.
Best wishes,

Hi, Donna!

Excellent landscape, with beautiful colors and lights. Sueperb!


Hi Donna,

This would make me feel very sad and believe me I have been there, moved around a lot, too much. The wide open space is fantastic, but as you said it is replaced by another beautiful home. This would make a lovely picture for your new house. The fence does not bother me at all.
Lovely work,


Hello Donna
Fab capture here, lovely POv and colours.
I really like the framing.. good for this shot


1\ Nice new photo in your intro!
2\How did you managed that 'signature' in the Intro ?

Hello Donna,
This is a kind of strange composition, that is moving on the borderline to abstraction even if it is very figurative!
Distinct layers differfeng in colours and distance and the fence to mark some kind of line...
But maybe the most important element is the bench, white empty and facing the vast lake -
Pablo -

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