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1/23/10 - November 2005 Viewers Choice
02-NOV-2005

1/23/10 - November 2005 Viewers' Choice

Month #19 - Retrospective of Daily Photos posted from 5/04 to 12/09 (most viewers for the month)

While yesterday's viewers' choice did well in competitions, this one never saw the light of day but is one of my favorites (and the viewers as well in 11/05). Here's what I wrote back then when posting this as the daily photo for 11/03/05 -

11/3/05 - Early Morning at Lake Anne

Early morning at Lake Anne (Reston, VA) on a beautiful fall day. I had been there since an hour before sunrise looking for night & sunrise shots - all dogs. Had a nice breakfast at the lakeside coffee house shortly after taking this series which more than made up for my 4:30 wake up call. Getting up at ungodly hours is about the only possible downside to this great hobby, but the sights and sounds that greet you as sunrise approaches compensate.
Worked for quite a while trying to compose this shot. Many shots from many locations. Finally found this boat to work as a foreground element (although I had to walk on a "no tresspassing" dock a few feet to get this angle). The triangle formed by the folded blue canopy at the upper right points us into the scene and the near boat shows the detail of the two boats in the distance. (There are actually lots of good pointing triangles on that near boat.) I opted for an angle which minimized the sky since it was just plain blue; the sky worked better as part of an enlarged reflection rather than doing it the other way around. Who said that photography is just point & shoot?

Nikon D70
1/60s f/11.0 at 22.0mm full exif

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Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography14-Apr-2006 21:52
Very beautiful
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography05-Nov-2005 01:26
Very beautiful :)
antidote304-Nov-2005 21:41
i can see how the boat in the fg could help 'point' the eyes toward the main subject but i find it a tad distracting (my eyes are stuck at the fg boat).
otherwise a beautiful image (colours/reflection). :)
Linda Zhang04-Nov-2005 20:29
Definitely a keeper, Ed. The foliage is beautiful, and the comp is really terrific.
Bill Miller04-Nov-2005 20:28
What wonderful scene Ed. Tremendous location for those houses...
Bryan Murahashi04-Nov-2005 19:58
Very nice colors and reflection.
Chris Sofopoulos04-Nov-2005 17:50
Terrific! Lovely composition and great colours.
GMV
Focus04-Nov-2005 15:08
This is a great shot!!...the water is like a mirror and the reflections are superb.......the color is beautiful.....very well done.
Herb Knufken04-Nov-2005 14:43
Well done
Olaf Herrig04-Nov-2005 14:41
Wonderful reflections, excellent photo!
Kelly Clark Moncure04-Nov-2005 13:47
great reflections, what a lovely fall day!
Gary Hebert04-Nov-2005 13:28
a beauty Ed... lovely light, colors and reflections... :)