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Judy Howle
10-24-2010, 04:41 PM
We had some decent clouds last night for the first time in ages. I think this one is my favorite of the series. I got there too late and just missed the sun but the reflections make up for it, I hope! 5D Mark II, f/7.1 @ 24 mm, 1/320, ISO 400 I didn't notice the aperture was on 7.1 as I was in a hurry to get a shot.

Jason Kinsey
10-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Beautiful colors Judy, and I love the composition. Whereabouts in MS was this captured??

Judy Howle
10-24-2010, 08:57 PM
Thanks Jason. It was made on the lake at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway in Columbus. The main river channel is just in front of the trees. I live only 3 miles from there so I go often.

Jeffrey Sipress
10-24-2010, 09:43 PM
That's real pretty, Judy. I think 7.1 is a fine aperture for this scene.

Nick Palmieri
10-25-2010, 06:51 AM
I like the pano crop, the blue sky, and the silhouetted land. Very nice feel to this. TFS.

Melissa Groo
10-25-2010, 11:52 AM
Gorgeous, Judy. Serene and yet at the same time dynamic. Splendid colors. Looks like the aperture served you just fine.

Judy Howle
10-25-2010, 12:25 PM
Thanks for the comments Jeffrey, Nick and Melissa!

Andrew McLachlan
10-25-2010, 03:48 PM
This is quite nice Judy. I like how you framed the clouds. I don't think you arrived too late. More often than not, I find the colors get better after the sun has set. Well done.

Roman Kurywczak
10-25-2010, 04:41 PM
Hey Judy,
Very strong V's in this form some nice comp elements and lead you through the scene. Colors look pretty goodalthough I might tone down the brightest area....just a touch as it does act as a focal point. Your DOF worked fine in this case as you didn't have anything in the FG....so just keep that in mind if you do. Nicely done overall.

Morkel Erasmus
10-25-2010, 05:11 PM
gorgeous sky and a calming mood Judy...I'm missing something distinct in the foreground? maybe a clump of bushes on the edge of the water could have worked? unless you were on a boat? :)

Judy Howle
10-25-2010, 07:03 PM
Thanks Andrew, Roman and Morkel.

Roman I'll try to tone it down, good suggestion.

Morkel, I was on a dock and in the past when I posted some with the uninteresting tall grass and weeds foreground from the other vantage point, the consensus was to not include it.

Robert Amoruso
10-26-2010, 06:01 AM
The strong "V" shape of the clouds and reflection make this one interesting and pleasing to view. Well composed Judy.

Judy Howle
10-26-2010, 01:28 PM
Thanks Robert!

Judy Howle
10-26-2010, 01:30 PM
I toned down the brightest part of the sunset.

Dave Mills
10-26-2010, 08:35 PM
Hi Judy, as stated...very strong V cloud formation along with reflection. The play of the blue and grey sky against the orange is also effective. Good job on the repost...

Judy Howle
10-26-2010, 11:25 PM
Thanks Dave!

Dennis "Curly" Buchner
10-27-2010, 08:42 PM
Great composition Judy

Michael Lloyd
10-30-2010, 07:53 PM
I like everything about this. The composition is strong. The colors are gorgeous. Well done!