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Flowers By The Lake



Flowers by a sparkling lake, making a glittering backdrop thanks to the gentle breeze.

Flowers by a sparkling lake, making a glittering backdrop thanks to the gentle breeze.
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11 Comments | Report
originalgum
 
originalgum February 12, 2015
THIS is a LOVELY shot you really made your subjects stand out wow! Well done!
SueBas
 
SueBas March 14, 2015
Such lovely colours
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tricianicolescott March 29, 2015
Thanks So Much!
michelbissonnette
 
michelbissonnette July 06, 2015
Love it,well done
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tricianicolescott July 06, 2015
thanks!
manueladurson PRO+
 
manueladurson July 07, 2015
gorgeous!
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tricianicolescott July 07, 2015
Thanks, appreciate the nice comment.
Thomas_Knox
 
Thomas_Knox January 19, 2016
Great colors, great shot!
bobdee PRO
 
bobdee January 29, 2016
Love this capture
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith February 24, 2016
Beautiful!! Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
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hiyahercfarm February 24, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congratulations on winning the photo challenge.
Dave_B
 
Dave_B February 24, 2016
Great colors I love it Congrats on the win.
corystierley
 
corystierley February 24, 2016
Beautiful work, Tricia!
Forrest_Imagery
 
Forrest_Imagery December 12, 2016
Great Capture ! Beautiful, vibrant, happy and "eye popping" . The lens flares are added bonus that compliment the flowers

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this picture in Champaign Illinois in a park next to the parking lot at my office location.
Time
This picture was taken in early morning, as I pulled into the driveway at the office, I could see the sunshine hitting the pond and it was at an angle that was hitting it just right. Before I started my workday, I had to grab my camera and take the picture.
Lighting
I accentuated the effect of the light sparkling off of the pond, by deepening the color it made a nice contrast between lights and darks to really make the color "pop", yet make a feeling of warmth that was as inviting as the sparkle on the pond that caught my attention and snap a picture before I went into the office and started my workday.
Equipment
Goes to prove that the early digital camera were actually pretty good. This picture was taken with a Sony MVC-CD1000, yes the kind that wrote to mini-CDs. Held in hand, no tripod, no flash, just camera and photographer.
Inspiration
It was an amazing sunny day close to a pond where I worked at the time. Gentle breezes slightly moved the water in the pond by where these flowers were growing, which made a reflection that captivated me with it's sparkle. I had my camera with me and wanted to take a picture that captured the feeling that enticed me add a few minutes to my morning before starting my workday.
Editing
This picture was enhanced using post-processing. the image was already beautiful shades of yellow, however there was not enough focus on the flowers and I really wanted them to stand out and be deep color warm and inviting. Therefore, I enhanced the saturation to bring out the warm yellows, oranges, and browns, smooth the lake in the background , but I had to keep the reflections coming off the water to have the feeling of "sparkle".
In my camera bag
I don't have the Sony Mavica anymore, I've graduated to a Nikon D5200 and it's in my bag. Along with a good zoom lens, plenty of memory sticks and an extra battery. Other lenses stay home since they are more specialty type lenses for a specific use. I also have a Canon powershot that is also in my camera bag all the time....you never know when you'll just want to have the point and shoot vs. getting the big DSLR out.
Feedback
Look for lights, reflections that don't overpower the shot. Make sure when looking through the lens, pay close attention to depth of field and get the "feeling" you want. Bokeh effects can be added in post-processing if you want to, but if you pay attention to lighting angles and sun's reflection, you can get this feeling through the lens and just enhance it. in post-processing, I like to use the KISS Principle - keep it simple. A few good filters or adjustments is typically all you need to make it look great.

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