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Peaceful Shade by purplepawn Peaceful Shade by purplepawn
I drove down to a small lake near my house as the sun was going down to see if there was anything worth shooting. I saw this gazebo from the street many times as I've driven past, so I dropped by for a closer look.

I exposed the photo for the highlights. It was my intention to get the gazebo quite dark and shaded (but not quite a silhouette), and capture the sun's rays with a warm kind of look to it. I think I succeeded?

Polarising filter used.

RAW conversion done in C1, some tweaking of colours in Photoshop CS along with framing and border, etc.
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Jo-Loves-Hugs Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
hey, this is down at tomato lake right?
omg, i live around that area.
great photo.
purplepawn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Hah, yeh this was taken at Tomato lake.
I live in Belmont :)
N0iram Featured By Owner May 16, 2007   Photographer
This shot might be the first one in colours that I've added to my favourites !
(yeah, there must be smthing wrong with me as i find it so difficult to look at a photo other than in black and white without wondering why do I feel nothing ..)
Thanks a lot :d
paulmp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004  Professional Photographer
nice shot, love the colours. Lighting is really nice.
- paul -
purplepawn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2004
Thankyou :)
NoirFeu Featured By Owner May 30, 2004
love the lightning - the shadowas are really awesome! colour of the water is so gorgeous .. i love deep blues @@
perfect shot!
illuxi Featured By Owner May 24, 2004   Photographer
this looks just perfect...there's nothing i can add to that
+fav! :clap:
tjtellez5 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
thank you for showing some exact camera placement in this image. NOBODY else does it on DA and its refreshing to see it done right.
purplepawn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004
Thanks for the comment :) Although the composition is helped by cropping :p

As I shoot with a 6mp camera, it allowed me to 'over-shoot' my subject, then I'll crop to my liking.
Jubolias Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
You succeeded, it's dark, but warm and romantic.
PeteLatham Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
This doesn't quite work for me. Yes, the image has been exposed for the highlights, but for me the highlights are in the wrong place.

Having said that, another wonderfully sharp and colourful image. You're losing the EXIF data somewhere along the line unfortunately. What lens did you use for this?

purplepawn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
Could only work with the highlights that the sun provided me :p However, after processing the image I thought I might go back and try taking it in the morning and see what I can come up with.

Yeh I lost the EXIF data in Photoshop when I cropped from 8"x12" to 8"10" ratio ... the lens is just the 300D kit lens. Hopefully I'll be purchasing a 50mm f1.8 in the coming fortnight (student's budget) ;)

Thanks for the crit. and comments
PeteLatham Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
I found somewhere close to me with the 50mm 1.8 in stock, luckily. Seems Canon are having a real problem supplying these things at the moment. I'm gonna pick it up at the weekend.

A friend wants me to take some pics at the venue for his upcoming wedding so they can be used for invites and for the wedding website. Should be interesting to see what we can come up with. I really wanted to have the 50mm with me, so with a bit of luck everything should be good.

You're getting much better results than I am with the kit lens. I'm very impressed. I have a feeling that some of it is in the C1 processing so I need to carry on practicing with that package for a while I reckon.

It's always a pleasure viewing your work. Keep it up :D

purplepawn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2004
Yeh, C1 definitely makes a great difference... but mainly for a nice white balance, colour cast correction, exposure, etc.

Doesn't do much in regards to sharpness because as you might know, the kit lens has a 'soft' focus by default.

Thanks for the wonderful words :)
enthr0n3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
:O it
purplepawn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2004
Cheers :)
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