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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Still Waters by lunasicc
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Still Waters

September 14th, 2009

Shot this early morning during sunrise. Located in Folsom, California. It's the new bridge they built not to long ago.

Canon 40D, 17-50 tamron, F/14. HDR using Photomatix.

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blue » bridge » california » folsom california » high dynamic range » lakes » photography » reflections » rocks » sky » sunrise » water »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Ben Gustafson
about 5 years ago
Love the brilliant contrast and colors. Awesome job!
Posted By: jrm125
about 5 years ago
Not a fan of the weird lighting on the trees on the left or the telephone polls to the right...however I love the reflection of the bridge on the water and the foreground water.
Posted By: Beginning
about 5 years ago
Nice... Thanks for sharing..
Posted By:       
about 5 years ago
The appearance of depth and fullness of the picture is very interesting. Despite the absence of light in some places, you can see fine details. The secret is, of course, on the bridge. Very nice, I liked it.
Posted By: Clyde
about 5 years ago
Hmmm. Your bridge picture was very good, but this is a yawn fest.
Why HDR ? It does zero for the image. HDR has its limited uses, but sunsets and reflections are not on that list.
Maybe I'm just getting bored senseless by sunsets. Is there nothing else that can be used as a wallpaper ?
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: sky burning
about 5 years ago
a sunset without a sun. i love it. the colors are gorgeous. it works on all levels. i find no faults.

@Clyde
many HDR shots on this site look like crap because their authors went out of their way to show you it's HDR. the result is a tackiness galore, unpleasant, unnatural images that look like a kid was playing with a burn tool in photoshop.

i understand some of you may like it, that's why siegfried & roy make so much money. but that's not what HDR is for. the best HDR is one that you don't know it's there.
Posted By: Yorkie X
about 5 years ago
Nice wallpaper I like it.
Posted By: lunasicc
about 5 years ago
clyde,im honestly not to crazy about sunsets either due to the fact that theres so many of them.
and the hdr in this photo was pretty light,i used it mostly to try and bring out everything from the shadows
Posted By: Slochy
about 5 years ago
I like it, been waiting for it to show up here since it appeared in the Loupe. Good job! :)
Posted By: EastTN
about 5 years ago
Nice one. The water looks great. Maybe a little clone work on the left side to remove the blue thing in the woods but it looks fine as is. Thanks for the shot and not overprocessing the HDR.
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years ago
I like this. However, I think the orange cast on the bridge is too hot and does not complement the rest of the image. Additionally, the bridge looks a little spindly and fragile. Perhaps a color substitution would help. I'm going to experiment with Photoshop to see what obtains.

@Lunasicc, keep the pixels pumping and we'll keep on jumping! Nice work.
Posted By: bussela
about 5 years ago
Is Clyde just copying Burn Baby's style or has Baby got a split personality. That indeed would be a new quality of stalking. Baby is evolving...
Posted By:       
about 5 years ago
And the soap opera continues. We should give more attention to artists and their works... What will the next chapter? I hope it's on a great shot.
Posted By: Clyde
about 5 years ago
@bussela
I must read the rules again but I can't remember seeing the part about not being allowed to criticise a photo. I clearly stated that I like the other photo by this photographer.
I don't even know why I feel I need to defend myself against someone who hasn't even passed his/her judgement on the image. All you have done is have a go at me for not being a ass kisser.
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years ago
Civility requires subtlety and restraint. It is prized not because it is strenuously demanded but rather because it is offered cordially by the respondent.
Posted By: Burn Baby
about 5 years ago
@Clyde

well duh. critique or honest comments are not welcome here. this is essentially a fanboy forum. no matter how dumb, imbecilic or pointless your comment is, as long as it contains words incredible, amazing, awesome or stunning you're good to go. anything else, and it's thumbs down for you, with the ban imminent. i'm being banned as i write this!


@stubulman

glad to see your mac built-in dictionary has a catchy phrase generator function. keep on generating.
Posted By: Xinthose
about 5 years ago
b l u e
Posted By: Actias Luna
about 5 years ago
"glad to see your mac built-in dictionary has a catchy phrase generator function. keep on generating."

This is why you get banned, Burn. Because you're unnecessarily rude.

Anyway I really like this photo. The HDR works well and I'm appreciating the crispness but smoothness of the photo. In the bottom right hand corner, that pink outline on the rock is distracting me now that I've noticed it though.
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years ago
There is a distinction between "Mother, that dress you're wearing sucks" and "Mother, I don't think that dress you're wearing flatters you."

By the way, I came by my facility with English through hard work. The Mac has no catchy phrase generator just as no camera has a magic composition and subject matter button. Photograhy too requires hard work and practice.

It seems that those who have nothing of value to offer are often threatened or angered by those who do.

Also if you have read my posts, you would have noticed that I have criticized as well as complimented artists, but I have never belittled or denigrated them.
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 5 years ago
God, I love this site. Just remember, kiddies:

"Never pay any attention to what critics say. Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!" - Sibelius
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years ago
Some of the comments presented here are not solely by critics, but by professionals. Criticism or critique may come from teachers, mentors and fellow professionals. To deny that their observations have no value is short-sighted. When I compose something I often solicit the advice of my fellows.

Passing muster amongst you peers also carries a great deal of gratification. Even the unenlightened or unschooled may have words of wisdom to impart. As had been said, "Out of the mouths of babes oft' times come gems."

This message board has value on several different levels. On the main it is well worth it.
Posted By: acidphosphatase
about 5 years ago
I really think you all just fall for Burn's bait, no? Criticism is surely welcome? How else can you improve if everything comment is 'fantastic'?

Anyway, good morning all! I wonder what subject matter people would like for their desktops other than sunsets... I am now taking requests.
Posted By: stubulman
about 5 years ago
How about some interior shots? They seem to be in scant supply.
Posted By: slashbomb123
about 5 years ago
Hey, i don't care what the critics, or professionals say, ur wallpaper is fantastic. Excellent bridge shot at the background, and who cares if there are so many wallpapers w/ sunsets, yours looks gr8.

If i was a critic, I would have to say the water looks a bit shallow and the top of the sky is too blue, otherwise brilliant place to shoot those kind of photos.
Posted By: lunasicc
about 5 years ago
thanks guys,and honestly.i like constructive criticism.i just didnt know theres people on this site that go straight for that..lol
Posted By: TME
about 5 years ago
Nice HDR... a very vintage look... almost like awakening in a different era... the glow from the bridge in a bluish haze makes it really look like an image from an early Jules Verne sci-fi novel... Good job!
Posted By: PatrickBateman
about 5 years ago
I love the reflections! Very nice indeed!
Posted By: InterClaw
about 4 years, 12 months ago
Nice HDR. I find the rocks/bushes/bridge area on the right exquisite.

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