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Submitted on
May 7, 2013
Image Size
14.7 MB


410 (who?)

Camera Data

Canon EOS 600D
Shutter Speed
1500/100 second
Focal Length
15 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 6, 2013, 8:35:59 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Water by m-eralp Water by m-eralp
My first lake-photo of the year without ice or snow :)
Tuomiojärvi Jyväskylä - Finland
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I loved the concept of this piece, the shapes and colors are what strike me from a distance. I feel that in a gallery this would fit perfectly for the most part. There are some minor issues I'm spotting, but the major make-up of this photo is well done. The colors demonstrate a beautiful complimentary theme of blue and orange and carry wonderful transitions between light and dark. The silhouettes are also a perfect addition to this piece, they carry an overall blue theme with spots of warm shades. In the darker portions the shore compliments these shapes. There is also a pleasant contrast of the flora to the softer shapes in the land and sky.
I do have some suggestions though to help with the next time you get a marvelous opportunity like this. I'd prefer a landscape that doesn't have a clear subject to have a higher f-stop. More detail would benefit, although it appears some of this is motion blur, these blurs are not comfortable, they're actually unsettling in a way that works against the picture. The blur would work better in a landscape up close or far away, the center of the photo may not be the best place.
This is why I mentioned that this piece is almost gallery worthy, the problem is when you get close. I'm quite curious if you're using a tripod, I feel this may have helped with some of the blur. Though another issue could be that I'm not seeing the RAW image, which may have some of that missing information.
Other than the blurring the only other issue I see here is what one can't as easily control and that's the opposite shore that cuts through the blurred grass, it creates a line that leads me away from the shapes on the clouds and the shape of the shore, but as I said most likely there's not much you can do about that.
Overall I'd say the idea, structure, color and originality were there, what was lacking was the technique, but only for one issue. I can only comment on what I see, not what was going on behind the camera or around it. Either way it's the overall piece that catches our attention and leads us around, and for the casual viewer (the majority) and at first glance for artists this piece would draw them in and make them wonder and awe at the beauty and potential of this place. It's truly a visionary piece and a captured moment that won't easily be forgotten.
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Izzie-Hill Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful shot! great job. 
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Photographer
Thank you:)
ceciliec Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The colors are so amazing!
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013   Photographer
Thank you Cecilie:)
422800 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Like all of your photos, so I can see the natural beauty! Ps there late?
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013   Photographer
Thank you, uh i didn't get the question?
422800 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Ha ha, I mean your photos without using Photoshop color?
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013   Photographer
I change colors in some of them but sometimes not.
422800 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Very beautiful, like all of your photos and look forward to more of your work.
GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Beautiful scene!
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