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Enchanted shore

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 21 December 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A special image for me. I won a photography competition with this shot.

This stretch of lake shore was one of the secret spots we had to find on a map in a Science Scramble. One of the prizes was for photography.

Here, you see my partner Maureen - who is not a photographer herself but has a great eye for scouting photo shoot locations - such as scenes for my Millpond Farm and Dreamers Gate series. In this shot, you can also see our dog Crank - who loves the water.

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/14.0 ISO 100 11 mm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

Happy Christmas Stephen!
congrats on your award too
x suzanne:))

21 Dec 2011 5:27am

@Suzanne: Thanks, Suzanne. Happy Christmas!

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Really a thousand of applause for this achievement Stephen. This image is for me a beautiful scene of life. The colors are beautiful. BRAVO. ;o)))

21 Dec 2011 6:29am

@Ani: Merci, Ani!

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful sepia colors. Happy Christmas to you and your family Stephen and congrats on your award

21 Dec 2011 6:41am

@Marie LC: Merci, Marie. Merry Christmas!

mayoline from Enkhuizen, Netherlands

I understand why you won the award! Beautiful sepia tones and a beautiful location! Congratulations Stephen!

21 Dec 2011 8:04am

@mayoline: Thank you, Marjolein!

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Hello Maureen! You sound like my wife-no camera, but a great eye for a shot. Woof, bark, bark to Crank!

21 Dec 2011 8:13am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

21 Dec 2011 8:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I'm not surprised - very impressed with the reflection

21 Dec 2011 8:34am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Une lumière particulièrement belle ! Superbe !

21 Dec 2011 8:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Great image, wonderful colours. Isn't it funny it seems that even though our better half's are reluctant to pick up a camera they make fantastic photo directors !

21 Dec 2011 8:44am

Rafael from Talavera de la reina, Spain

The image is wonderful, Stephen, and had been the loose dog thing would have been even more, in my opinion. Good work!

21 Dec 2011 9:04am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

I can see why you won with this photo - it's stunning! I love the tones and contrasts!

21 Dec 2011 9:16am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Love the bit of blue sky and the reflection.
Great scene and fantastic work!

21 Dec 2011 9:23am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful treatment & color tone...

21 Dec 2011 9:41am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful composition !

21 Dec 2011 9:51am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great strong verticals and magical clouds, you can see why it was a winner!

21 Dec 2011 10:21am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition. So perfect, this Winner shot is. Beautiful colors and light. Excellent, Stephen. :)

21 Dec 2011 10:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

yes it certainly has a magical quality. Nicely done

21 Dec 2011 10:49am

tatar@y from france, France

Vraiment enchanteur ce reflet.)

21 Dec 2011 10:50am

Florence from Paris, France

Wonderful and stunning sky and wow, I just like its reflect on the water. I'm not alone. Crank too. :-)))))

21 Dec 2011 10:52am

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Lovely shot Stephen and congrats for the photography prize! Thanks for you faithful visits too!

21 Dec 2011 11:18am

@Helen: Thanks, Helen!

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I can see Crank is ready for a jump in the pond! Love the wideness and colors in this photo and you and your wife make a great team! Congrats!

21 Dec 2011 11:48am

@Monique: Thank you, Monique!

Z from Shanghai, China

Very natural but well organized scene!

21 Dec 2011 12:35pm

Victoria from Sweden

Very, very nice picture!

21 Dec 2011 12:52pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Well done, S!
Christmas has arrived early for you, mate. ;)

21 Dec 2011 12:56pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Good composition ... I love the shape of your dog watching the water ... Are noted his desire to jump inside ... Maureen perhaps holding the leash! A good picture! Best regards, Adela

21 Dec 2011 12:59pm

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Gongratulions with the price
The photo is very, very good and the colors !!!

21 Dec 2011 1:07pm

@Marjolein: Thank you, Marjolein!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It is a wonderful photo, Stephen, and all the better that you won with an image that is loving and personal to your life.

21 Dec 2011 2:30pm

@Rick: Thanks, Rick - always look forward to your comments.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, this is fantastic Stephen! You really captured the scene perfectly here - well done and congrats!

21 Dec 2011 3:03pm

@Jason Politte: Thanks, Jason!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely capture and beautiful textured trees, a sentimental shot -- congratulations too!

21 Dec 2011 3:24pm

@RBL: Thanks, Ruthie!

Mandar from Kudal, India


21 Dec 2011 5:50pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une tres belle photo, bravo

21 Dec 2011 6:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed with many eye-catching elements, including the tree textures, reflections, and the sky's blue color that really "pops" here from behind the cloud cover!

21 Dec 2011 6:53pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

A wonderful composition, congratulations on your award !
Happy Christmas to you and Maureen

21 Dec 2011 6:54pm

@Kat: Thanks, Kat! Merry Christmas and all the best in 2012!

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


21 Dec 2011 8:38pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine composition. very nice reflections

21 Dec 2011 8:51pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

good perspective, nicely textured sky.

21 Dec 2011 8:57pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful. Congratulations on winning the contest.

21 Dec 2011 9:07pm

@Williams: Thanks, Paul!

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!!!!!

21 Dec 2011 9:22pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, this is just fabulous! This is so beautiful! This colors and contrast and composition are wonderful. I can see why you would win a competition!

21 Dec 2011 9:35pm

franz from Baden, Austria

superb, stephen ... no wonder this won you a prize! i love the dense, almost scary atmosphere and the great tonality in the sky !!

21 Dec 2011 9:39pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Very interesting tone..nice shot and composition!

21 Dec 2011 11:03pm

myky from Ontario, Canada

A beautiful image, Stephen...rich in detail, color and meaning.

22 Dec 2011 1:44am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Bemme ambiance au naturel...

22 Dec 2011 1:52am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I think Crank is about to go fishing. He's focused, like a laser beam, on something. A great shot!

22 Dec 2011 11:14pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Congratulations on the win for this fantastic shot.

22 Dec 2011 11:25pm

@kiwisa: Thanks, Frances!

1/60 second
ISO 100
11 mm