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Morning Reflections

Morning Reflections
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Copyright: Mike Ryan (mpr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 7 N: 344] (2280)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-31
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200 f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AFS DX VR, Hoya 72mm PRO-1 DMC UV LPF
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/13 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Amazing D 300 Images [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-07 7:42
Viewed: 2703
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is an image from Marin County, Ca. The country side that borders the Marin and Sonoma County border is very photogenic and especially so in the early morning. This is a shot of the pond at the Marin Cheese company. During the day this pond is bustling with folks sharing a picnic lunch, but in the morning the pond is calm and not a soul is around.

PP: Converted from RAW, slight hue adjustment to emphasize the morning colors.

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Hi Mike,

Beautiful color, symmetry and crystal reflection on this morning shot. Background fog is a real plus. I might be tempted to clone out the picnic tables, but a case can be made for leaving them.



hello mike!!
very nice reflection and colors, like me, the whole atmosphere in the picture. very good work.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 66 N: 115] (2484)
  • [2009-02-07 7:52]

Hello Mike,
You chose excellent place, superb symmetry, mood of silence and the best violet pastel colours.

Excellent and astonishing. Thanks!

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  • ade71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 35 N: 211] (2850)
  • [2009-02-07 8:11]

Hi Mike, excellent shot for colurs and reflections in the water. It creates a particular atmosphere. Compliments, Adele

Mike..you have some really great shots...the quality is fantastic...give me a call if you would like to go out shooting sometimes...707-696-4469...take care.


Hi Mike,
great capture, with wonderful reflection, perfect details, splendid colours and excellent composition
regards, biljana

Hi Mike,
Very nice and romantic picture.
Great colors
Bravo !

Stunning colours, beautiful balanced capture of amazing reflections. I am just blown away by the perfect clarity of the reflected trees on the water.

Never remove the picnic tables, they add a perfect sense of scale and interest.

A little visible noise particularly towards the bottom of the shot, but no big deal.


Beautiful colors and tones Mike.
A stunning piece of work for sure.
I am not a fan of this shape crop. But the capture is brilliant.
Well done.
- Vincent

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2009-02-07 9:51]

Bonjour Mike,
Tout simplement magnifique !
Cela impose sérénité et réflexion.
Une réflection impeccable, des couleurs douces et cette brume...


hi mike
really attractive reflections
lovely purple hues

Hello Mike
Just a really perfect shot;)
Amazing layers of colors.
Thank You for sharing,

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2009-02-07 11:00]

Boy Mike this is getting lots of notice, even a phone number. Is there a bit more blue than the one you emailed? Impressive. Consider putting up the other one either by it self or as a WS on this one.


Great effect, wonderful moment.
Hi Mike, your shot is fantastic, I love the colours, the motive, just everything, it's perfect, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2009-02-07 13:28]

Beautiful colours and reflections

This is beautiful and would make a lovely greetings card. The colours and silouhettes are great.
Warm regards

hi Mike,

this photo is awesome. i like the colors and the symmetry of the photo.


Beatiful capture Mike, well composed with awsome colours.

Regards Mark :)

Smooth, silky and wonderful color. I like the picnic table that gives it a good anchor. Well done Mike!


Wow, Mike.
What hypnotically beautiful and stunning colors. Contrasted with the dark trees... excellent...
Is there some sort of small animal at the far left edge?
I am stunned...
U Rick

yeah thats cool, i love the softer colors and natures design upside down and all around, it is just incredible,

Very beautiful Mike! Great colour and reflection. It looks very serene.


Beautiful photo.

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