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Southern Symmetry


Driving like mad to get to this lake for sunset, I had only a few minutes on arrival to set up and capture the shot before the sun was lost on the left bank. I had been hoping, looking at a map, that I would have got less in shadow, but I instantly realised that having the right hand forested bank in shadow created great contrast in addition to the symmetry.

The piles provided the symmetry break I was looking for, plus added a much needed focal point. I considered fill flashing these to increase the detail, but instead left them a natural black.

The real bonus was the sky, for the symmetry complemented the strong triangles created from the land.

All in all well worth a 30Km dash at breakneck speeds to get just a few minutes to capture the shot of the day.

24-105mm F4 L IS

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Marcia Rules20-Nov-2008 13:31
outstanding ~V~
Zane Paxton24-Dec-2007 20:39
A spectacular image; well seen.
shatterbug19-Dec-2007 07:26
Gorgeous shot!
Pat Hemlepp19-Dec-2007 01:12
Very nice.
Licaga18-Dec-2007 23:38
great compo and shot V
billy webb18-Dec-2007 23:25
gorgeous image! huge vote
Larry Ahern18-Dec-2007 22:28
Very beautiful!
Sam Stevenson18-Dec-2007 20:24
Beautiful image, and great composition notes. The right half is quite surreal.
Tracy Stubberfield18-Dec-2007 19:23
Great work! Thanks.
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