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Mzingazi Canal.

Mzingazi Canal.
Photo Information
Copyright: Erwin Kruger (Jonathan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 816 W: 0 N: 376] (13989)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-04
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 600D, Canon 18 - 200mm f 3.5 - 4.5, Digital
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-04-28 3:23
Viewed: 544
Points: 17
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Early morning as the sun rays strike the canal and creating beautiful natural reflections. The water is not stationary so there will never be a perfectly sharp reflection, this is about the closest I have got it.

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Ciao Jonathan!

Fine landscape.
Nice colors.
Good brightness.
Superb contrast.


Hi Erwin

This sort of light, as you know, is perfect for landscape. Lovely warm colours, good composition, exposure etc. Personally, I would have removed the bits of twig etc at bottom right.

Bom dia Erwin,
Warm colors are pleasing at first sight, especially the light incident on the focal point. The tremor inevitable reflexes porcausa the movement of water in no way prejudice the pleasant view.

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  • leeno Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 41] (725)
  • [2015-04-28 8:26]

Hi Jonathan
I like the composition, the blurring reflection is attractive.
Nice tone


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  • andrei Gold Star Critiquer [C: 254 W: 1 N: 226] (1664)
  • [2015-04-28 12:54]

Lovely sharp shot. Colour and brightness is tops.

(If it was mine I would have cropped out the vehicle and fence on the right)

Yeah, another very scenic shot, and once again, displaying the beautifully warm glow of the early morning sun.

I tend to agree with Bob however, and had you panned off slightly to the left, not only would you have removed the unwanted twigs and branches from the right of the shot, you would have (could have?) removed the fence in the background to the right.

I can't help thinking though there is a slight blur/fuzz to the shot, noticeable on the middle distance trees. Considering this was tripod mounted, could this be camera shake due to shutter vibration? Was mirror lock selected? Was the aperture to sharp f22/f32? Was the point of focus over the hyper focal distance? There's no EXIF data, and your note tells us nothing about the settings, so i'm just guessing as to what the problem(s) may be here.

In essence though, a vey nice eye catching shot.


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  • mak Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 27 W: 16 N: 26] (511)
  • [2015-04-28 23:46]

Great landscape and magnificent colors Erwin, I like THE POV of this photo, well done...

A very lovely warm shot in the early morning.

A beautiful sun-warm colours-reflection a very happy picture well done ERWIN KRUGER

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