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McKay Island Sunset by tfavretto McKay Island Sunset by tfavretto
The sun sets over Lake Huron's North Channel, as seen from McKay Island, located just south of Bruce Mines, ON.

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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
gorgeous!!!
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LiveInPix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect work !
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LenScapist Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
beautiful!
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Thanks
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LenScapist Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
My pleasure :)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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MowadahAshagar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
wooooooooooooow what a great view .....
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thanks
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Zanarky Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful sunset. I love the reflection off of the water and rocks. Great work :clap:
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thank you.
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benas1971 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
very nice
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thanks
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erditya Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
lovely..
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thanks
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ChrisDonohoe Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Very nice.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thanks
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AntaBourne Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
with slow long shutter, you have made the water looks like cloud. the composition of foreground and background is great. I like the way you took it. it really is beautiful. thanks for sharing this picture to us.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Thank you very much.
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AmirNasher Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
I like it! It hink bigger it looks better :)
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Thanks
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oscardmd Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic work of art!
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Thanks
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RHCheng Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   Photographer
Hello!, you wonderful work has been featured in my journal [link] :)
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Experiment720 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This is the kind of photography I'm trying to get into. I wanted to ask, what settings did you use on your camera for this shot that aren't included in the EXIF data? I can't afford a Rebel right now, I'm using my Canon S5 IS, but I wondered if any settings might be similar. thanks. :)
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
I shot this in manual mode using a circular polarizer and an ND400 filter. I bracketed a series of identical shots, each 30-second exposures, but I adjusted the aperture by 2 stops in between each shot. This gave me a range of photos from dark to light. From these, I chose one that was properly exposed for the foreground and another that was properly exposed for the sky. I then blended these two photos together in photoshop to mimic the effect of a graduated ND filter.
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Experiment720 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Thank you for that info, to be honest I don't know a thing about how to use filters and polarizers for photography.

When you blended the two images in photoshop, how do you do something like that, did you cut the sky from one and paste it into the other? I currently use Paint Shop Pro 7, which is very limited in its functionality.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Circular polarizers are very helpful for getting a rich, dark blue color out of your skies & making the clouds stand out, and also for eliminating unwanted reflections from the surface of water when photographing waterfalls or shorelines. ND (neutral density) filters limit the amount of light entering your lens, allowing you to get away with longer exposures than would otherwise be possible. This photo is a perfect example, as I shot a 30-second exposure directly into bright sunlight. With no filter, I would have only been able to get away with maybe a 1/2-second exposure at most, but the ND400 filter darkens things to the point that you can barely see through it, and so it made a 30-second exposure possible in these conditions.

As for the blending technique in Photoshop, all I do is paste the lighter photo on top of the darker one and then use the eraser tool at a fairly large size and a high level of "fuzziness" so that there are no hard lines from my erasing. I just erase the blown out sky in the lighter image to reveal the properly exposed sky in the image beneath, then merge the two images and save the file. It looks much more natural than HDR and takes a minimal amount of time & effort to achieve good results.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
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Experiment720 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thank you for all the help. When I finally manage to get a camera that can use this type of equipment I'll be sure to look you up for tips, if you don't mind?
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Sure, that would be fine.
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nathan-101 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011   Photographer
This is so beautiful. I love Lake Huron.
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Thank you, and thanks for the :+fav:
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nathan-101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011   Photographer
You're welcome
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great pic :)
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks, and thank you for the :+fav:
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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tiefel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Wonderful!!! :faint:
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks, and thank you for the :+fav:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
just beautiful
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thank you, and thanks for the :+fav:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome !
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Louisolah Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful light !!
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks, and thank you for the :+fav:
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Handie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful!
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thank you, and thanks for the :+fav:
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bmjones Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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tfavretto Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Thanks, and thank you for the :+fav:
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bmjones Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Canon EOS REBEL T2i
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Jun 10, 2010, 8:54:02 PM
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