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Swamp by IvanAndreevich Swamp by IvanAndreevich
Swampy bank of the Fraser river in Richmond, Beautiful British Columbia.

Shot with Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm + B&W ND Grad - four exposures, merged in Photomatix Pro 4.0. Download includes up to 2560x1600, 2560x1440, and 1600x1200.

Also on the Fraser -

Some of my other sunsets -

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I don't typically think of swamps as beautiful places, and when I do there's still a fogginess or eeriness to the atmosphere. This is a complete turn around.

The cloud formation is really beautiful and the patterning of the light on them mirrors the patches of green over the water in the bottom half of the shot. There's also a sense of movement in the sky that I really like. Plus a high variety of textures in the grass, moss, clouds and water to keep interest high without being overwhelming.

I like that the line of sight is consistently drawn back to the soft yellows in the center. It's the most vibrant part of the picture and really pops out among the blue and green. Nice job all around :)
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lankylobster Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome photo, the detail in it invokes the feeling you could be there and the sky is amazing, a great shot very well captired!
SethCoal Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like a fire in the sky! This is amazing!
ChristianMaramis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Wow.. Great and AMAZING...
hermestr Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
wow!!! wonderful
ImNotSuperChicken Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Amazing! God is really creative and made breath-taking beauty!
petepopatopodis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
i got really exited when i read this was in richmond cus i live in richmond(virginia) but then i found out its in british columbia :( still an amazing photo though :)
MarceloMascaro Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
I liked the images. very good job.
kpep Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
At first glance, this photo immediately catches my eye. I am drawn to the vibrant red, orange and yellow colors in the sky and how they are reflected beautifully on the swamp below. I can honestly say that you make a swamp look beautiful! Because you captured so much of the landscape and how everything is "bursting" from the horizon, it makes me feel as though I am standing there watching it as well.

There is one thing I would like to add as a suggestion to take a look at. While looking at the horizon I felt a bit dizzy and by focusing on it some more, I noticed that it is not even. I used the ruler tool in Photoshop and found that the horizon is actually off a bit. It's higher on the left side of the image than on the right. I don't think it's overly a big deal, but it would enhance the photo a bit if you were to level the horizon. I recently had the do that with a couple of my photos and is an easy fix with Photoshop.

Other than that, I feel the quality of the photograph is brilliant and so beautiful - great job!

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Katzellner Featured By Owner May 8, 2011   Photographer
This is a very striking and beautiful photo. I love the left hand side with the strong orange highlights of the clouds and the soft yellows and oranges of the sky and the reflections off the waters. the color and the detail of this photo is amazing and i really have nothing bad to say about this. good work :)
Lunar-Lupine Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful! I love the range of colors and the sunlight reflected on the water.
Bulgair Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing photo! The only critique I can give is the angle of the horizon. :)
IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
The horizon is actually correct. It's higher on the left due to the bank and lower on the right due to the shape of the river.
Bulgair Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sorry, It's my mistake! And a hurried comment. Now I look a bit longer over the photo and the composition is perfect!
TopazTurtle Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Amazing shot. I love how the gold of the sun is reflected in the swamp. Truly lovely composition
wow this picture is just ... there is no word for it =)
avguztina Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Wonders of nature. Beautiful! Fascinating!:iconrose-plz:
Jinx-DB Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
this took a REALLY long time to load - worth it, though! beautiful :)
IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Must be a deviant art glitch. The file is less than a 500 KB.
Ulyanovetz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Это восхитительно
SECRET-NINJA-SUPER-M Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011   General Artist
HarDMuD Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
mistayam Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Breathtaking as usual! Never stop photographing, it would be a loss in the world :]
julien1020 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
+1 !
danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   General Artist
stunningly lit clouds :)
Jathilicious Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The sky is on fire! *hides*

*puts on serious mask* This is absolutely amazing :heart:
Meema Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool work. Well done.
Allen59 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   Photographer
Incredible color and clarity with this. Outstanding DOF
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Drednorzt Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional
that colour is amazing!
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Cool shot
corsaromelo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Very good HDR ;)
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e-kayrakli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
really amazing. I am thinking about buying the same lens, it seems good enough huh?
IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
It's a superb lens in all respects. The only downside is the 16 at the long end. My friend got the Tamron 10-20, I'll compare them soon when he gets back from his trip.
e-kayrakli Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Hmm, if you have any sort of blog or something that you will publish your comparison. It can be very useful for me
IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'll throw up a post here on DA regarding that in my journal. I'm sure the Tokina will be sharper, but the question is how much of a difference at f/8.
Khzama Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011   Writer
wow amazing scene, I love nature and you make me love it even more!
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