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Waikato River

Waikato River
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Copyright: zhewen wu (fastshot) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 2] (464)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-27
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon D2X, 17 -35 2.8
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-23 16:22
Viewed: 4951
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Waikato River is longest river in New Zealand,about 700KM long,from lake Taupo,end Tasman Sea.Waikato River go through Hamilton city,is most beautiful part of the city.
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The light and the fog makes this a special image. Quite lovely


Evelynn : )

Hi zhewen,
Very nice moody capture here. Nice light and you have done well in exposing the highlights. I find the bottom left of the image a little distracting...too dark for me. I think a more panoramic crop would really suit this image and remove the dark area.

New Zealand is one amazing country. Very effective how you capture this lift of the fog and the rusty seasonal colors.

Composition & POV : 10
Sharpness & DOF : 9
Light & color: 10
Creativity & Originality: 9

Best regards,
Radu Xplorator

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-10-24 7:21]
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I really like the lighting on the other bank and the fog effect on the river. I'm guessing I can see ice on it as well. But I find that this side of the shore is just too dark and too much of that darkness. I'm thinking that a graduated grey filter on its side rather than the normal rotation woudl have helped you get a little more light onto the left side of the picture. That said, I like what you have tried.


Hi Zhewen,
What a a beautiful photo. The fog on the river with the warm colors are excellently captured. The sunlight on the the otherside of the river is perfect and illuminated the trees perfectly. I agree with Emma on the dark side and find her idea of solving it excellent.

Hey Zhewen,
Beautiful! I love evrything about it.


Beautiful! Rowers going by so fast?

Strong atmosphere, where the hovering winter mist really adds to the mood!
Beautiful composition, lovely light...
Nice work indeed!
Pablo -

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-11-07 7:53]

This is really a fabulous shot!
That mist there makes all the diference. It gives everything such a great light and blurres the reflections of the trees on the water excellently!
Very good POV, lovely exposure management, nice frmaing and composition.
Great work, Zhewen!

bravo and TFS

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