This shot is from late afternoon at Phewa Lake when the weather forecast was reasonable greeted with lovely light, and I was aiming to capture the ever receding warm evening light when the colour in the sky kept intensifying and the relative intensity of the reflection in the water got stronger and stronger.
This was shot handheld with a wide angle lens to emphasise the perspective of the scene and I went for this composition as I wanted to include as much of the waters reflection as possible.
It is a calming image in my opinion...
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dta (65000) 2013-09-17 8:24
Hello Abmdsudi ,
A fascinating capture ! I looks like if the water was in fire ! The two litlle boats at the horison provide attractive focal points .
ourania (29417) 2013-09-17 8:42
this is a beautiful, suggestive and exciting picture. You're not just showing an interesting and lovely reflection but you've created a fine, dream-like image with a vision of fire on the water. I love the many shades of blue that surround the fiery tones, the sense of depth and the feeling that this poetic place is some people's daily life environment. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
HimalAnda (9125) 2013-09-17 8:42
At first glance, I thought it was fuel burning on the water! This is a beautiful and unusual picture.
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-17 8:46
I like the bi-tonal aspect of your picture. The result is very strange and intriguing.
It's not evident for the visitor to understand the scene, it could be abstract.
A very good job.
Fis2 (83990) 2013-09-17 8:51
Excellent composition and POV.
Very impressive picture!
yquem46 (38532) 2013-09-17 8:55
Nice play with the color contrast between cold blue sky and waters with the warm orange in the reflection
The 2 little boats add well to the compo
subhendu_bagchi (25509) 2013-09-17 8:56
hi, what a great shot it is! Really enjoyable. Love the reflected colours in water. A very picturesque scene very nicely composed with the boats at the top surface with those beautiful mountains in haze as backdrop. Superb-Shot. Excellent photography. Tfs.
rychem (21699) 2013-09-17 9:26
Superb! A burning lake! It is a clever cropped photo, we can not see the sky, we can see only reflections of golden clouds and rays of setting sun, bravo
gojo (1769) 2013-09-17 9:32
Indeed fantastic reflections, with rather unique colors. The two boats add a lot and the water line to the left of them is great.
eldancer1 (26786) 2013-09-17 9:40
Awesome capture of the reflections of those clouds that looks like they are on fire! Love the colors and details are amazingly clear. Very well done, tfs.
worldcitizen (6733) 2013-09-17 9:44
Wow! The sky is one fire, but we only see it through the reflection in the water. It's truly magical. While the top half of the frame is calm with blue tones, the bottom half is alive with a vivid orange. It reminds me of fire and ice. Great composition and natural landscape. :-)
papagolf21 (84772) 2013-09-17 10:09
Le ravissement est toujours présent à travers vos compositions.
Ici, encore, le résultat est excellent.
Très bonne soirée.
pajaran (50518) 2013-09-17 10:32
Interesdantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektova, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan ternutak sa refleksom na vodi.
Lep trenutak, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
An interesting article about the place and moment ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, demonstrated good moments for the reflex on the water.
A nice moment, my congratulations for the captured moment.
All the best.
Noel_Byrne (22787) 2013-09-17 10:39
It's not often we can peer into the heavens by gazing into the water, but you have achieved a spectacular effect with doing this. The sky is so vibrant and it's colors superb. I feel there is another visual illusion here too, the line in the water maybe 90% up the frame creates the effect that the camera is half submerged in the wate, and we are seeing both above and below the waterline. There is a lot of great things to take in with this capture,thank you for sharing.
All the best
krzychu30 (15442) 2013-09-17 10:56
I think it´s all about this unique and delightful light here and the mood it creates in this scene.
Last rays of sun,but so intense and strong,that make the scene extremly captivating and moody.I like also this strong contrast to the rest of the scene,which is kept in nice blue tones.
Calm and evocative composition!
adramad (36959) 2013-09-17 10:59
A marvel of composition, impressive as the reflections of the sky, with those golden late afternoon, projecting into the sea, as shovelfuls of a painter, also the difference of light and shadow on the surface of the water, in the distance .... is beautiful, the backlight of the two small boats is a lovely touch.
Good management of light and sharpness.
Have a good evening.
cornejo (30089) 2013-09-17 11:33
Hello Abmdsudi, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with beautiful reflections, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (119639) 2013-09-17 11:44
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition with fantastic light, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (48088) 2013-09-17 11:52
Splendid reflected colors, a true masterpiece of an unique moment. Well taken, have a good day.
Romano46 (16682) 2013-09-17 12:19
una immagine spettacolare nella quale il colore la fa da padrone con i suoi rossi ed i riflessi che si perdono nelle acqua del lago incendiandone la superficie,
Uno dei tuoi eccellenti scatti paesaggistici che tanta popolarità ti hanno reso, ricco di bei dettagli e di particolare nitidezza.
Un eccellente lavoro che premia la tua bravura.
Ciao e buona serata
kato (11630) 2013-09-17 12:44
This is an artistic photograph with the depth and the beautiful light control, so it's interesting and impressive to see the color blue layers in water surface and the reflection of evening light projected to the lake. Some fishing boats on lake draw out a tasteful feeling. So, it's successful for pulling out the charm of this place and this time using wide lens and effective filter. Good angle and excellent tone/clarity.
Waylim (25182) 2013-09-17 13:21
I think the chosen POV makes this image more unique, you got part of the landscape and hills, and yet the sky and the receeding light are all in the reflection of the lake. the peaceful and undisturm surface casting perfect reflection with even deeper and richer tone and color than reality. Excellent choice of POV and good quality image that evokes the sense of calm and peaceful mood.
PaulVDV (21657) 2013-09-17 14:06
Often on pictures the sky is on fire but here the lake is on fire!
We get a wonderful combination of fiery red tones and a lot of blue.
The silhouettes of the fishermen and their boats are a small but interesting element that is good for the balance of the picture.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (75174) 2013-09-17 23:06
Fantastique exploitation photographique de ce magnifique reflet du ciel.
CLODO (29914) 2013-09-18 3:06
Super shot Abmdsudi!
Nice contrasting colors (gold vs deep blue), a surprising scene well caught thanks to the gradual filter to reduce the contrast between the lights and shadows. We can start dreaming!
mkamionka (30084) 2013-09-18 5:51
I am speechless here. The picture is breath taking. I like very much the idea for the composition. The boats on the water surface are very improtant adding some nice sharp silhouettes in this overall dreamy scene.
I like the multiple layers of the water surface some having frequent waves and this one in the foreground providing 100% reflection.
The sky is fabulous adding a warm touch in the rather cold picture. Also it seems to make some diagonals across the frame.
Very creative and successful.
Graal (96450) 2013-09-18 5:54
very nice colourful landscape. Image like painted. Good composition. Unusual reflections in water. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
jemaflor (83014) 2013-09-18 11:01
So lovely result with this golden reflections on the watermirror, perfect managed and good complements with tiny boat, tfs.
gervaso (9835) 2013-09-18 14:05
The composition is really interesting including the reflection of this wonderful sky but cropping the sky itself! The colors are fantastic! The boats and mountains in the background give good depth to the image! Beautiful job!
macjake (54934) 2013-09-18 15:35
this is a wow type of photo for me!
what can i say.
All i wanna do is sit back and view it one more time.
good use of the wide angle, and taking advantage of the awesome lighting.
nikkitta (14354) 2013-09-18 15:49
First thanks for taking your time watching and helping me with your advise
Now your very creative capture, magical for the ambiance created for so many layers of blue and the calm waters with the two boats at the back
An now you and your lens capturing the splash of bright reflects, cropping the upper part of the mountains
Quite personal and impressive picture
mirosu (13174) 2013-09-18 20:48
Simply a stunning image from a breath-taking waterscape. The combination of color tones and perfect composition make this a truly inspiring image, not just from an artistic level, but from a wild open spaces adventure one too. The reflections are brilliant, the arrangement with the boats in the middle and layered hills in BG is perfect.
Well done my friend.
shevchenko (19257) 2013-09-19 2:10
Beautiful reflection on the calm and smooth water surface at foreground, nice to see fishing boats in the depth, good perspective effect, good color and lighting, distinct photo, thanks for sharing a fascinating nature view.
corjan3 (2095) 2013-09-19 3:02
Yes, a calming and beautiful image. Wonderful atmosphere and fabulous reflections in the water. The positioning of the boats does much to enhance the image. A little information about the lake itself would have been nice.
Thank you and best wishes.
emilbo (22408) 2013-09-19 6:08
Dernière lumière du jour et quelles merveilleuses couleurs et beaux reflets. Les deux bateaux bien placés dans la composition ajoutent de l'intérêt à la photo. Une belle photo agréable à regarder.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne journée,
PiotrF (6788) 2013-09-19 15:00
Hello Abmdsudi ,
This is fantastic and suggestive scene before the sunset. I like the atmosphere engendered by the threatening sky and the lovely warm lighting. Unique atmosphere! Magnificent colours and clarity. Well managed shot.
kabel (1631) 2013-09-20 7:29
Hello, interesting reflection image with warm colors that are complimentary. I am interested to know why you chose the filter you used?
daddo (23603) 2013-09-21 4:10
Salam Abmdsudi. Water ablaze- what a sight. A clever and creative composition where you gave such prominence to the sky. Most people would have pointed the camera to the clouds, you pointed it to the clouds in the water thus reversing the colour arrangement where one would expect blue at the bottom of a sunset and orange etc on top. Imaginative and beautiful. Regards. Klaudio.
Bartleby (13532) 2013-09-22 7:46
Wow! Such a surprising reflection! Gorgeous tones and mood. Congrats!
mcmtanyel (12029) 2013-09-28 17:14
I like what you have done with the composition. The evening colors are wonderful when reflected off the water. The fishing boats look as though they are flying above the clouds, especially if you eliminate more of the land by scrolling up.
An exquisite photo, as usual.
josepmarin (57693) 2013-09-30 3:16
this powerful image, as a splendid graphical-poetical symphony, is very attractive and makes us dream.
I love these warm colours of the clouds under the last sun rays, reflected on the calm water of the lake, and the silhouettes of the fisher boats, in a deep and beautiful composition.
It's a great work!
olive224 (2719) 2013-10-02 1:29
Excellent poetic image here ;)
The colors and lights are amazing !
Fantastic color contrast between warm and cold tones, reds and blues ...
A nice moment shared ;)
claudeD (31765) 2013-10-02 8:27
very fine picture realized with perfect technic. I like the play with shadows, lights and colors very much.Very good informative note.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (104461) 2013-10-11 5:41
Splendide scène , comme si la lumière venait de la mer, donnant des éclats de couleurs magiques, une très belle réalisation prise au bon moment, plein de douceur et de contemplation
Kielia (23287) 2013-10-21 8:06
nature is a great artist indeed! Light and colors are amazingly beautiful and the composition where the two boats also play an important role is excellent. My compliments!
Valensiaa (240) 2013-10-24 22:46
I love this photo - again piece of art. Beautiful moment captured well composed and presented for our joy.
Magical colors and shapes.
Thank you for sharing it.
ikeharel (55332) 2014-09-15 10:02
Fabulous golden glow on water, Abmdsudi, superbly spotted the moment and comnbined the golden with blue colors.
Silhouettes of the boats and figures on, are an importent elements on photo, as they scale beautifully the sight.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (41998)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-23
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, ISO 200 RAW, Cokin P121 Gradual Grey G2 ND8
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO"s selection XV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-17 7:42