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Shot at dusk from a boat drifting down the river. It was a beautiful night.

Blended from 4 exposures taken at 2EV increments
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Argolith Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice composition and colors.
PeppermintStripe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! :hug:
BratislavaBlues Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Filmographer
So beautiful, looks like another planet.
brandybuck Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
this work has been featured in my journal [link]
PeppermintStripe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for that! :hug:
farcry77 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture indeed. Good work
jumparoundjon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008   Photographer
Great composition and colours! Can I ask what camera you used for this?
PeppermintStripe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
Sure you can! I used a Canon EOS 450D (xsi) with a EF-S 55-250mm 4-5.6 IS lens.
It's my baby, I love this camera!
jumparoundjon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008   Photographer
Nice camera! :heart: 12 megapixels = loads of lovely resolution. I somehow feel a Digital Rebel is the right camera for you! :D

And that's a good shot with a lens as long as that. You must have been right at the 55mm end, I guess...
PeppermintStripe Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional Photographer
Yes, I was fairly close to the 55mm end for that shot. I needed the zoom for a lot of work that I was doing that day and decided to leave the other lenses behind to save my poor shoulders from the weight of my enormous gear bag! lol. It's hard to carry around all your gear when you are out on foot for a 12 hour day so I had to sacrifice and leave most of my stuff at the hotel. That lens is a good mid range zoom and was therefore the most versatile.
jumparoundjon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Photographer
:wow: You really are several streets ahead of me in the photography stakes if your gear bag's that heavy! Well actually, it's pretty clear from your images that you're several streets ahead of me, to be honest, never mind the weight of your bag!

I only started photography (rather than holiday snaps) a few months ago, but it's sooo addictive! And I learn so much from looking at the work of talented photographers like you, which is why I love DA, and why I'm so appreciative that you've taken the time to reply to my message.

The more I look at your work, the more I like it and learn from it. I hope you don't mind if I add you to my watch list?

Btw, I've been to Toronto and the people in Ontario are among the most friendly I've ever met. Just wanted to big-up your part of the world! :D
PeppermintStripe Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much.

If there's one thing that I like about DA it's that you can make connections with other artists that you admire and you can learn from them. There are some photographers on the site that I really admire, their work inspires me and I have learned quite a bit from their examples. They've happened to be friendly enough to talk with me about their work and techniques and I really appreciate that so I'm glad to return the favour for someone that appreciates my work. :D

Also, I had a little chuckle when I read that you thought Toronto was so friendly. Other Canadians from outside of Toronto don't generally consider it a very friendly place. I go there all the time and have had more unfavourable run-ins than I care to recall. I can only imagine what you'd think if you visited some of the smaller cities! lol.
(Ok, so I didn't want to make Toronto look like a bad place but I think you get the idea.)
I've always wanted to visit the U.K. (that is where you are right?) but it's so expensive to go over there.
jumparoundjon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008   Photographer
Thanks for taking the time to reply to me again! I really appreciate your help. I see you're pretty angry with DA not working! It is frustrating, but I haven't found anywhere else (yet) where people will give you useful comments on your work, so I guess I'll stick with it for now! I had a look at your redbubble site. redbubble looks good, but I guess it's a bit different from DA...

I had to laugh at your comments about Toronto. I can only speak as I found, and I found people really friendly. I guess I was comparing Toronto to, say, the USA and maybe places in the UK. Maybe I was so obviously a tourist that people thought a little friendliness would soon separate me from my dollars! :D

I did travel around Ontario a bit, but mostly just the usual tourist places. My Dad was born in Winnipeg, and I would like to see a lot more of Canada.

As for the UK, where (you're right!) I live, it is expensive I guess. When you live in a place you don't really notice how expensive it is until you travel overseas. And we're not as expensive as, say, Scandinavia, which I visit quite a bit. If you do ever decide to visit the UK, let me know, 'cos I can give you loads of tips on how to keep your costs down and what to see and do etc. There's a lot to see here, especially really old buildings and stuff like that. But we're also a very multi-cultural country, so there's some good spicy mixtures of cultures.

Thanks again for the chat. I look forward to seeing more of your stuff soon! :nod:
PeppermintStripe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Photographer
Sorry I haven't been around much to reply to you but I tend to dissapear when school starts up again. It's tough doing the whole adult university student thing. It's a lot tougher than going when you are younger I think because you have a house and a family and pets to take care of, have to work full time to pay the bills and yadda yadda. I always get a little sad this time of year because it's when school and work have their heaviest loads and I tend to miss out on shooting the beautiful fall scenery.

And yeah, it's true what you say about not noticing that where you live is so expensive until you travel. I find it really expensive to live here actually, even though it would seem cheap to someone coming from overseas because of the exchange rate. I bet if I was living in the UK and making my wages there (with no need to worry about exchange), it would be about the same. I was astonished at how cheap houses were selling in Chicago when I went there over the summer. I assumed that it would be very pricey to buy a house in a big city like that but nice homes were going at the same rate (exchange factored in) as not so nice homes where I'm from. Americans don't pay as much in taxes as we do here in Canada either.....but I guess we have better social programs like healthcare. Oh well...

Visiting the UK is definitly on my list of things I want to do. I know quite a few people that have made it over for trips and aside from complaints about the exchange rate killing them, they said it was pretty much the best place ever. lol. And I want to visit Scotland to see where my family is from, they moved here before I was born so I'm the only one that doesn't know what it's like. haha.
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