The mighty Waikato river after the sun goes down

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  1. gordon77

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    i went out to a place called Port Waikato to catch the sunset the other day after work and got nothing worth editing haha but on the way home i stopped at a little dairy (convenience store) on the Waikato river to pick up some snacks and noticed this. i am stoked that this came out in focus, the sun had been below the horizon for about 15 mins so light was fading fast. this was taken hand held with IS on.

    please critique/comment - they are always welcome

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    Exposure: 1/4 sec @ f5.6, ISO 200

    extra info: the Mighty Waikato is the biggest river in NZ, it is not big in any way compared to large rivers around the world but still manages to claim a few lives each year :twisted:
     
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    I really like the lighting. It is very soft and just seams to soften the whole image.

    Very Nice Shot.
     
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    Thank you very much Rock!
     
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    I really like the colors. Very beautiful photo!!
     
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    Were these the colours you still had or are these colours that you later got in PS?
    Anyhow, nice find, and congrats on handholding 1/4th of a second! Cool.
    (Well, with a little help from your IS... which I don't have in any of my lenses ;)).
     
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    thanks for the positive feedback :)

    the colours are not there in the origional - i converted to grayscale and used split toning in Lightroom to achieve this :)
     
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    original:

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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    While I do like the split tone experiment, too, I personally (old, conservative person, I'm afraid) prefer the lovely blue and natural tones of the rocks, metal and wood in the original photo. But hey, it is always good to expand a creative process and take it a little further, to enhance things or to change their expression!
     
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    haha thats ok LaFoto, i like how photography is so subjective. thanks for you input :)
     
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    bump - anyone else???
     
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    ah Port Waikato, brings back memories. I was there a couple of months ago, when i was traviling through NZ with a friend of mine. And how in gods name did we end up in Port Waikato? Well the friend has some family who live there. Shot some nice pics there and saw some great sunsets there. Good fishing there too :)
    Anyways, the picture. I like the first one better then the original. Nice colors in it and the comp looks good too :) All in all, wicked shot.
     
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    I really enjoy both versions. Each offers a wonderful shot and feeling in its own way. Congrats.
     

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