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Winter Reflection by porbital Winter Reflection by porbital
A reflection of the half dome in winter morning. I took this shot near Curry Village.
Yosemite National Park, California
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Given 2011-02-23
Suggester said; "A stunning and colorful winter shot of a beautiful location. Great composition, awesome reflection & clarity."

Winter Reflection by *porbital ( Suggested by MarcoHeisler and Featured by Anoya )
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I've been following your work for a while, and like most of us, some of it is hit and miss... but this one is certainly a hit. This is a perfect setting, for a high-impact image. The morning light makes for really clear reflections, and the mist of blowing snow provides a very nice ethereal feel. The flow and line of this image lets the eye lead from one interesting node to another. I'm certain you took other images at this location, and can understand why you settled on this. I am curious, though, about a couple of compositional choices. Not playing down the beauty of this image, I am curious what would have happened at an angle a bit closer to the ground/water-line, removing the snow in the foreground... or bringing in more of the fence on camera-right to really create a leading line into the background. Perhaps using a wider lens, or taking some exposures just to the right of the center of this image, and stitching them into a pano would do the trick. That being said, it seems where you were standing was the perfect spot to fit the puzzle-pieces of reflection into the frame.

Well done.
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klassylady25 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Majestic!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave:Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Winter Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
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ziggy37 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Love Yosemite in winter. Ansel Adams couldn't be wrong.
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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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doyles-slave Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Hello! Just wanted to let you know that your pic has been featured here [link] in :iconthefavouriteshowcase: Ode to Winter Feature. Congrats! :heart:
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:iconcataleya12:
Cataleya12 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I really loved this ! So beautiful !
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:iconazirri:
azirri Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Very very beautiful
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:iconbellayona:
Bellayona Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Featured!! :snowflake: :heart: [link]
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:iconcassidyhalliwell:
CassidyHalliwell Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Amazing!
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:iconjameswhyte:
JamesWhyte Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
10/10 I love everything about this shot.
The scene is stunning,
The colours are wonderful.
Loving the slight mist as well.
Has this been edited in any way?
I don't mind if it has been, just curious
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011   Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconjameswhyte:
JamesWhyte Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Anytime
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:iconcatty2990:
catty2990 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg I have been there!! :la: (in the summer)
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011   Photographer
You must go in winter!
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:iconromylyn:
Romylyn Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Wonderland ?? Woow..w amazing picture..
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:icone2micha:
e2micha Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Wow! This is amazing shot!!
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:iconkristaps-design:
kristaps-design Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Fantastic!!
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:icon4420:
4420 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Wow what a shot, the colours are so vibrant and inviting.

Congratulations on the DD Pete, more than deserved for your work as a whole not just this shot.
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:iconl0ne-w0lf:
L0NE-W0lf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Gorgeous shot. I love the cool haze hovering over the landscape and the sunlight blurring the focus, together they create an interesting illusion.
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:iconphantomshadows:
PhantomShadows Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would you mind if I used this in a manipulation? It's just so beautiful and I can't find another picture that suits the background needed better than this one. Of course, credits will be in the description. =).
I would greatly appreciate it!
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Photographer
sure!
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:iconaim4beauty:
Aim4Beauty Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
love this
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:iconnomad956:
Nomad956 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
WOW this picture is breath taking keep it up
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   Photographer
Thank you.
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:iconslowdog294:
slowdog294 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome, aye.
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:iconhavokkrueger:
HavokKrueger Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student General Artist
right on Mirror Lake, correct?
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Photographer
No, I took it by a road near curry village
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:iconqauz:
QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Featured [link]
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Congratulations on the very well deserved DD:heart:
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I just wanted to let you know that this has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - February 2011 news article

:hug:
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Photographer
Thank you again!
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mit19237 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Must have been a bit chilly when you took this ;-) . Great shot!
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Photographer
I was sitting there for an hour to touch and feel the atmosphere :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Amazing! Beautiful colors! Excellent and clear!

Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Photographer
Thanks.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
My pleasure. :wave:
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:iconaprilfloat:
APRILFLOAT Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Beautiful. Love the shades of blue.
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconravanga:
Ravanga Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I love how this picture keeps opening up. First the water, then the shore and tree line, then the peaks and the sky behind it. Great shot.
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconwmp80:
wmp80 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   Photographer
This one has been in my faves since you uploaded it. Congratulation on the well deserved DD :)
It is shots like this that inspire me to improve and learn more about the art of nature photography!
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Photographer
Thanks. A key of nature/landscape photography is being at the right place and the right time. :D
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful!
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconwhendt:
whendt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student General Artist
your welcome
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD.
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:iconporbital:
porbital Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011   Photographer
Thank you :D
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January 10, 2011
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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D700
Shutter Speed
10/300 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
16 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Dec 23, 2010, 9:29:03 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh

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