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Into the blue - part 11

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 23 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The time has come to close the series - hope you enjoyed this voyage into the blue.

We finish with a twilight view from the Canberra Nara Peace Park. This is the vista across Lake Burley Griffin - and you can see the Black Mountain Tower on the horizon.

I have a shot of the Park's wooden gate and stone lantern here; and see also this post of the annual Candle Festival held in the Park.

NIKON D5000 4 seconds F/5.6 ISO 100 16 mm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A wonderful mirror Stephen. What beautiful quiet place !

23 Jul 2011 5:29am

BBM from south, United Kingdom

Great composition and colors ! :)

23 Jul 2011 5:37am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


23 Jul 2011 5:55am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

And you're closing it on a real corker. Fabulous series, great shot.

23 Jul 2011 6:06am

@Richard: Thanks, Richard. Glad you enjoyed the series!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A what a shot to close on, excellent stuff!

23 Jul 2011 6:13am

@CElliottUK: Thanks, Chris!

tataray from france, France

Plus que parfaite ... Excellente cette capture. ))
Bonne journée

23 Jul 2011 8:40am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

so gorgeous - I could look at it all day!!

23 Jul 2011 10:26am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

You have certainly got your Blues in this one, quite beautiful.

23 Jul 2011 10:40am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

More than perfect . Love it .

23 Jul 2011 11:31am

Z from Shanghai, China

wow beautiful shot. terrific tones!!

23 Jul 2011 11:51am

Don from Spokane, United States

An exquisite finish to the series with this beautiful image. I'm struck with how the peaceful feel complements the beautiful colors in the image. Very well done.

23 Jul 2011 12:25pm

@Don: Thanks, Don. Glad you enjoyed the series!

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What an incredibly serene and peaceful capture Stephen! The perfect ending to this spectacular series! Definitely 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

23 Jul 2011 12:56pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you, Eric!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a picture of loveliness and smoothness, Stephen. I am just astounded at how beautiful this is - wow. And the only evidence of movement in this water is the reflection of the crescent moon which, by the way, is masterfully caught here...... good heavens what a magnificent gorgeous view here, sir! Bravo!!

23 Jul 2011 1:24pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you, Denny. Always welcome your comments!

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! wonderful shot

23 Jul 2011 1:43pm


And what a way to close the series.... I love this frame. A great eye and great technical ability pays off with sumptuous hues and a melancholic ambiance that really has me sighing with hapiness and contemplation. The reflections are exquisite. Stunning my friend.

23 Jul 2011 1:56pm

@DESPITE STRAIGHT LINES: Thanks, Paul. Always welcome your comments!

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle belle lumière ave cla lune superbe ces tons, tèrs belle iamge et captage, ces reflets ce miroir ce calme fantastique

23 Jul 2011 1:56pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

So simple yet so very beautiful - I just love the crescent moon in the top corner of the frame! Stunning series, Stephen.

23 Jul 2011 2:25pm

@Jason Politte: Thanks, Jason. Glad you enjoyed it!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful perspective and a magical atmosphere. Beautiful blue ... 're an amazing artist. Your look is perfect! Congratulations ... A hug, Adela

23 Jul 2011 2:34pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you, Adela!

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein ausgezeichnetes Bild.
Bin begeistert.

23 Jul 2011 2:57pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

An amazing photo to close this wonderful series! So peacefully and calm!
a 5*****stars for this photo and also for the whole series.
Well done Stephen!

23 Jul 2011 3:26pm

@Don Levesque: Thanks, Don. Always welcome your comments!

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow ... A great shot to close this wonderful series. Beautiful blue sky and water. So peaceful and calm. Lovely composition. Five Stars. Thanks for sharing, Stephen. :)

23 Jul 2011 3:27pm

@Sam: Thank you, Sam. Always welcome your comments!

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I love the calmness of the lake and the reflections.

23 Jul 2011 3:41pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is picture book perfect, stephen! the blue tones remind one of rené magritte!

23 Jul 2011 3:49pm

@franz: Thanks, Franz. I like your Magritte comparison!

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Beautiful and peaceful.

23 Jul 2011 3:56pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

A very beautiful series which did not make me blue at all, I found it thoroughly beautiful.
This shot alone is a masterpiece, like all the others before it. Incredible calm in this photo.

23 Jul 2011 4:00pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: Thanks, Phil. I always look forward to your comments!

thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe bain de lumière du soir ! Le bleu du ciel et de l'eau et avec ça tu as su mettre le point sur le i avec cette lune qui surplombe la tour !
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

23 Jul 2011 4:48pm

Fitr from Rhode Island, United States

tranquil! well done!

23 Jul 2011 5:04pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

So beautiful !! Quiet and superb !

23 Jul 2011 5:25pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Such a creative idea for the series. Very well presented, and lovely images.

23 Jul 2011 6:02pm

@Julie Brown: Thanks, Julie. Glad you enjoyed the series!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful blue, wonderful scenery, I enjoyed the series very much! Have a nice day!

23 Jul 2011 6:25pm

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie. Glad you enjoyed the series!

Elaine- from Vancouver, Canada

this is a gorgeous!!! oh gosh blue DOES make my heart ache in certain photos... well done!!! oh and the mesh processing effect you complimented me on is a screen over the window the cat was sitting in lolol

23 Jul 2011 6:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful way to close the series. An exquisite image.

23 Jul 2011 7:32pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve!

Dokmateo from Spain

Wonderful place...I like this one! Excellent processing! Two thumbs up!

23 Jul 2011 10:08pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

So serene and peaceful!
Such a great place to relax.

23 Jul 2011 11:36pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

VERY NICE STEPHEN!!beautiful.a good shot,reflection.well done.
be happy.

24 Jul 2011 2:50am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Stunning. The moon really adds a finishing touch.

24 Jul 2011 4:56am

myky from Ontario, Canada

A spectacular finish to this series...I love this image!

24 Jul 2011 4:58am

@myky: Thanks, myky. Glad you enjoyed the series!

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

A beautiful lake to relax by.

24 Jul 2011 5:50am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Absolutely beautiful capture Stephen! The tone, the light, the reflections, the geometry... everything works perfectly to bring out the amazing tranquility and enchantment! Great work!!!

24 Jul 2011 6:16am

@hugo poon: Thank you, Hugo!

janina from Melbourne, Australia

5stars. ^_^

24 Jul 2011 10:58am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautiful simplicity! superb composition and exposure with a great balance and symmetry to this scene!

24 Jul 2011 12:01pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Smooth, serene...a beautiful and peaceful ending to the blue series. Terrific pleasure to follow this series. Thanks.

24 Jul 2011 5:20pm

@DULCIE: Thanks, Dulcie. Glad you enjoyed the series!

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful tones and I like the Moon in the upper right!

24 Jul 2011 6:40pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Fabulous composition and reflection!

24 Jul 2011 7:57pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A perfect 10/10 shot to end the series. Absolutely love the squiggly line of the reflection of the moon on the very still night.

24 Jul 2011 9:32pm

@kiwisa: Thanks, Frances. Glad you enjoyed the series!

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Unreal. This is just absolutely fantastic!

25 Jul 2011 1:04am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Excellent finish to a wonderful series. This is so calm and the moon is terrific ^^

25 Jul 2011 2:07am

@kitty: Thanks, Kitty. Glad you enjoyed it!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely...wonderful series.

25 Jul 2011 7:05am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Excellent cadrage, une compo qui pétille :)

25 Jul 2011 11:16am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Cette photo nocturne est magnifique, oups !!!!! le commentaire qui précède érait pour la photo suivante :) !!!!

25 Jul 2011 11:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent photograph..

25 Jul 2011 12:34pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Magnificent result of the 4 seconds exposure....! (I was a little behind;-))

26 Jul 2011 12:43pm

Olivier Rault from Bayeux, France

Amazing landscape, great job !!

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