Cadrezzate,Lago Di Monate,Italy 2011
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This shot of lago Di Monate at Cadrezzate in Italy, was taken earlier this summer on the first leg of our journey to Austria.
This was a second attempt, because as i was taking the first shot, 2 snorkellers emerged from the water (it had´nt occurred to me that watersports might be as popular in a lake region as a coastal region). I had to wait a good 10 or 15 minutes for the water to calm down before taking this shot.
I like this shot, as behind the camera, was a restaurant/beach bar (except there was no beach, just lush green grass going to the shoreline), with about 50 people indulging in various pursuits like barbeques,frisbeeing and sunbathing but there´s no hint of that in this shot, how deceptive photography can be!
I used an exposure of 1/4 sec to smooth the water and my Tamron 10-24 wide angle lens, a very good lens that i would highly recommend, it´s about half the price of Canons equivalent and compatible with both the 50D and the 5D, so a good investment for me for when i eventually upgrade to the 5D. It does´nt have image stabilisation (hence the price difference) but this type of shot requires a tripod so that´s negligable.
I added some Tonemapping in Photomatix but am a little disappointed that i could´nt get rid of the flaring around the trees in the top righthand corner, though that is more to do with my level of proficiency with photoshop than anything else: more practice required!
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