A shot of Knysna Lagoon taken from the Belvidere Estate as the day draws to an end.
The Knysna Lagoon is the largest on the south coast and possesses the highest plant and animal diversity of all South African estuaries. Fed principally by the 64km long Knysna River, originating in the nearby Outeniqua Mountains, the Lagoon covers some 1.827 hectares.
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emka (58224) 2013-03-22 23:23
Wonderful lagoon. I like this quiet feeling. Marvelous clouds reflected in calm water. Interesting composition with a pier. great place to relax. not a place we would thinks it is an African landscape.
jjcordier (62394) 2013-03-22 23:38
Très beaux reflets sur ce plan d'eau très calme et belle lumière pour l'ensemble de l'image.
daddo (18517) 2013-03-22 23:43
Hi Rosemary. I hope that Belvidere means belvedere for it is a beautiful sight to behold.Wonderful control of the light and retention of details. Vibrant and pleasing image. Best wishes. Klaudio.
HimalAnda (5632) 2013-03-22 23:53
That's a nice picture with a beautiful reflection of the clouds on the lake.
besnard (48813) 2013-03-22 23:55
Un avis de grand calme sur le plan d'eau. Les reflets des nuages sont bien saisis.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
yquem46 (32323) 2013-03-23 1:38
Beautiful luminosity in this serene scenery
Simple compo but extremely pleasant
Have a nice WE, best regards
dta (51510) 2013-03-23 1:43
Hello Rosemary ,
The great calmness of the water provides a splendid mirror for the elegant clouds . Good balance with the part on the right .
rbassin (11167) 2013-03-23 1:48
Une magnifique photo qui se compose de deux parties séparées par une ligne d'horizon.
Joli miroitement des nuages.
ourania (12469) 2013-03-23 2:06
the depth of the view and of the colours is mesmerising and it's a pleasure for the eyes to wander around this composition. The details of the pier and of the distant shore stand out with stunning clarity among the deep or moody hues created by the clouds. The texture of the water and the reflections in the foreground are wonderful. I also like how the dynamism of the sky contrasts the stillness of the landscape. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
rogerl (780) 2013-03-23 2:16
Rosemary, beautiful colors in this shot. The gazebo on the right perfectly balances the shot and forces the viewer to look at the entire photo rather than just the lovely clouds and reflection. Wonderfully clear, great DOF.
krzychu30 (8935) 2013-03-23 3:27
really lovely scene with unique,tranquil mood.But what I like the most about the image is its left part with so delightuful cloud formations and its reflections in the water-it immediately catch my eyes.Furthermore the photo has nice,well-saturated colors and superb luminosity.
Have a nice weekend
Noel_Byrne (7450) 2013-03-23 3:50
A very beautiful place with a great sense of calm, and I really like how the cloufds almost create a picture within the picture. They encroach on the scene really ll, bringing color and a fine reflection, almost. If they saw you shooting and were determined to be part of the shot. TE little building on the end of the pier is particularly nice too.
snunney (67430) 2013-03-23 4:03
A beautiful image that exudes peace and serenity. I like the point of view and the wonderful feeling of depth evoked by that lovely sky and the reflected light falling across the still waters of the lagoon. Lovely cool blue tones and excellent clarity complete a fine image.
Sergiom (39336) 2013-03-23 5:16
Une petite merveille cette photo. Tu as su saisir l'atmosphère pré coucher de soleil avec excellence.L'endroit est superbe, les détails bien nets et les couleurs joliment saturées. J'aime beaucoup les nuages concentrés sur la gauche.
Nard (6913) 2013-03-23 6:01
A beautiful picture with this calm water like a miror. Nice light, colors and I like the strong contrast especially on the right giving almost a silhouette of the hill.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-03-23 6:33
what a amazing colors and light you managed in this photo! The whole view is nicely enhanced by the reflection on the water and well chosen POV.
Good classic composition.
kabel (991) 2013-03-23 6:36
Hello, beautiful reflection image of the lagoon. You live in such a wonderful area of the world, your photos are very special and unique.
The poles on the dock add good lines and reflections in the water as well. Nice point of view.
Have a great day,
Romano46 (4996) 2013-03-23 6:58
ti ripeto i miei complimenti per la tua Africa che, quale che sia lo stato fotografato è sempre meravigliosa.
Soggetti sempre incantevoli e colori da favola sono le caratteristiche di tutte le sue foto ed anche in questa non ti smentisci con una laguna da sogno nella quale blu e rosa si incontrano per disegnare uno scenario incantato.
Nitidezza eccellente e composizione ottima sono il pregio di questa bella foto, una ulteriore conferma della grande attrazione delle bellezze africane.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ACL1978 (5793) 2013-03-23 8:27
Beautifully balanced shot, Rosemary - perfectly bisected by the horizon, with the clouds on one end and land at the other, broken only by the picturesque little gazebo that then becomes the focal point. really peaceful beautiful scene - thanks!
williewhistler (7317) 2013-03-23 13:51
Hello Rosemary,I`m usually a little bit wary of putting the horizon in the middle of the image,but I think that it works quite well for you here, mainly because of the really nice reflections in the lagoon.
There is a really tranquil feel about the shot which is super sharp and well balanced.
Best regards Les.
delpeoples (45018) 2013-03-23 17:49
Ahh this magnificent photo is actually soothing my hangover. Better than any amount of Berocca I could consume! The reflections and their symmetry are just wonderful. The crispness of the lines and colours just blow me away. The amazing thing about this too is that it's in South Africa. When I showed it to Le Pet and asked him to guess where it was taken, he guessed Scotland, as would have. A beautiful shot, thanks for sharing it.
JFS (32189) 2013-03-24 1:41
A perfect reflection in a quiet lagoon and fascinating light, i could watch this photo a longtime, it is so beautiful!
Thanks and best regards,
Silvio1953 (98259) 2013-03-24 2:05
Ciao Rosemary, fantastic view with fashinating reflections, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (30111) 2013-03-24 2:26
Hi dear Rosemary
So fantastic landscape view via widefocus appraoch with tasteful reflection. Very elegant authetic color touch is so marvelous!
Thanks a lot and have a nice Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo full of Sakura but cold
ifege (9450) 2013-03-24 3:05
abmdsudi (26311) 2013-03-24 10:00
This one really has the wow factor, almost can feel the crispiness of the fresh air and i think u have taken this at an appropriate time. Interesting perspective with wonderful diagonal touch, great depth, dof and rich tones and so much elegant in the sky and water reflection too. Superb shot, TFS
tatadalou (3273) 2013-03-25 16:08
Nice reflection scene ! I like the way this picture is divided. The clouds stop just in the middle of the picture, and I find it gives two atmospheres to the shot.
Great depth of field and sharpness.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2013-03-26 9:53
the success in this shot is the fantastic
clouds,there is a great movement of them
and their reflections on the surface of the
sea,marvellous clouds reflected on the water'
the painter did the best picture of his
have a nice evening
Cricri (86535) 2013-03-26 11:05
Sublime composition, des couleurs et des reflets magnifiques sur cette eau calme, très jolie
adores (28248) 2013-03-26 16:51
Beautiful and peaceful place!
I like the balanced composition, with the pier on the right and the clouds and reflections on the left. The colours are really good also.Good work! Seems you found a good pov and time to take it!
claudeD (24201) 2013-03-27 11:20
Very fine picture showing this very interesting location. I like the composition and the amazing atmosphere. Very fine reflections in the water.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Robert1969 (6238) 2013-04-04 23:49
It looks a little bit like the UK or Norway,
so you show the viewer that Africa has a lots
of diversity of landscapes. Light management,
pov and composition are great: picture has
beautiful layers and that creates a nice depth
and the open space makes the picture nice
annjackman (13233) 2013-04-05 8:46
It is so lovely to see this high quality photo of Knysna lagoon. I remember this place well and we did a nature walk through a local forest and a trip on the lagoon. The blue water with the reflected clouds are irristible. The landing stage and hut add interest to the composition.
Beautiful, careful work.
Best wishes, Ann
mjw364 (3746) 2013-04-10 1:07
I see you have a few reflection shots in your gallery lately. I'm partial to a reflection or two as you are probably aware! This puts me in mind of a more English, Lake District scene than Namibia; though it seems less hilly.
I like the symmetry in this shot. It has great depth and clarity technically speaking too. Those clouds reflected have a quality that suggests you could reach in and pick them out of the water.
TFS and enjoy your day.
bayno (16241) 2013-04-25 11:31
Ciao Rosemary, you chose always a good moment for shot...the light is wonderful and the reflection of the cloude in the water really make the difference, i like also your framing with the central orizont and the small building in the right place, excellent work....warm regards,