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Erie Canal Sunset

Erie Canal Sunset
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Copyright: Tom ODonnell (budgun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-05
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Olympus E-300 EVolt, 52mm Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-06 19:27
Viewed: 1945
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This vessel is tied up for the night while they can reflect on the red sky is at its back meaning there should be good weather on the way but a bit of uncertainness of what lies to the east.
Actually it rained the next morning and by late morning its was a beautiful summer's day.
"Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in the morning sailors be warned."

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-08-06 20:32]

Hi Tom,
I love those warm sunset colors. Your POV was great for this shot. I like the lines of the Canal as well as the reflections of the trees and colors of the sky on the water. Nice work.

Oh, Tom....
what a shot. Wow!! Everything about it. The diagonal line of the canal with those pink sky reflections with green on either side. That boat in the perfect spot, the line of lamplights. Those fabulous gray and pink tones and the soft mood to the whole thing. Oh, man! That is one beautiful shot. Many thanks and warm regards,

Helo Tom
O i love this late day colors,this could bee and early morning colors
Exxcellent image

great capture and very nice.
best regards

Hello Tom,

The words of a seafaring man!
In England:
Red sky at night, shepherds' delight.
Red sky in the morning, shepherds' warning.

Lovely composition with the edge of the canal creating a diagonal across the frame, and with the receding lamp-posts, giving a good idea of perspective.
The sky looks as if it has been washed with pink and that colour is perfectly reflected in the water of the canal.
It appears to be avery tranquil place.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Tom,

Well I know that old saying from here, but it doesn't always fit the facts, hehehe!
I like the strong diagonal in composition, and the colours of the sky are intensified by reflecting from the calm water...
A pleasing composition with a fine mood!

Pablo -

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-08-07 7:00]

HI Tom
Going down the canal and through the locks is quite tedious, as there are so many to go through, so the rest is welcome.
And a sight like this can make you forget quickly.
Beautiful sunset, the angle of the shot is perfect.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-08-07 19:08]

A beautiful red sky. Very nice pov capturing this lovely scene. TFS and have a happy day!

Hi Tom..this is a nice shot...well composed..nice light and details.


Hello Tom,
Beautiful sunset sky and pink reflections. Excellent compo, with the line of the shore leading the eye to the white boat.


Hi Tom.
Beautiful place,good perspective.
Best regards,

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-08-18 10:33]

Hello Tom
Beautiful capture. The light and the colours arfe splendid and the composition very well done. Congrats, is a beautiful work.

Aha, the dutch connection again - Rotterdam - so strange to see these names popping up.
When visiting South Africa I planned a few days following places well known in Holland, just for fun.
I can never remember the dutch saying for the red sky at night.
It looks beautiful with the colour reflecting in the canal.


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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2008-08-28 10:42]

Beautiful capture of the suttle colors of the sky and their reflection in the water. A very historic place you are sharing here my friend. Like the inclusion of the "tie off thing" in the FG. Sweet


Hello tom,
Lovely sunset in a perfect place to moor a boat and enjoy!
I love the diagonal lines and soft mood of the image.
Well done, Tom!
TFS, Joni

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