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Sleeping nature by Philippe-Albanel Sleeping nature by Philippe-Albanel
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This little beach is situated near the north road. It is not so easy to get on but after 5 minutes walking through the fir I was ready to shoot this awesome sunset on the lake.

This lake is the most important artificial one of Europe. It is this summer the 50th anniversary of the lake and it was for me an occasion to make a specific session there to commemorate this event.

Feel free to comment and let me know your impression
Phil

Event : 50 ans du lac de Serre-Ponçon - 50th anniversary of the Serre-Ponçon Lake.
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I took a long good look at this piece before deciding writing the critique.

When I view a photo I search for a line, maybe not the usual "line" you think of, you know, the one that leads your eye in the shots due to a good composition. I mean more of a line between what's going on here, what elements are put against each other and what the feeling is from viewing it.

Here for me I feel that there's a piece missing and I think it lacks a good balance between every element here, nothing really ties it up.

A cropping to reduce the sky a bit, making the water take up more focus as well as eliminate some of the shoreline there to get rid of the trees there.
I think the trees are the element here that throws the other harmony a bit off. They're positioned in the upper right corner and by that they close that side of the photo, almost making a separate zone where nothing really happends.
So taking the trees away here from the midground I think would benifit this piece and you'd still have a nice line of rocks to rest in the right hand side of the shot :thumbsup:

Beautiful set here with wonderful light, only a tighter crop would've made it even better I think.

/Rob
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nhuthanh Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link] :heart:
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Many thanks for the feature
Phil
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:iconnhuthanh:
nhuthanh Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:iconalleksa:
Alleksa Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Love this one!!
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you "deesse"
Phil
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patriiiii Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Hello :brushteeth: !
This was featured in the Best of August 2010 :D [link] :D news article !
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Photographer
waow many thanks! I'm really honored
I really like your group
Phil
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hamsterand2dogs Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I love the fuzziness (can't think of a better word at the moment) of the rocks under the water contrasts clarity of the rest of the area.
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
The fuzziness is due to the long exposure which flatten the water and give softneww
Many thanks for the kind comment
Phil
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hamsterand2dogs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Ah... Thank you for explaining.
You're welcome. It was my pleasure.
Emilia
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triplet-falls Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
absoloutely gorgeous!
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
many thanks for this kind comment!
you can see the rest of this new serie realized in the Alpes in France this summer her: [link]
Phil
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nemesis158 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Nice :D
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you one more time for your kind comment
Phil
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:iconalleksa:
Alleksa Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
One of my most fav pictures ever) thank you**
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
;-)
:love:
Phil
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Lovely colors,excellent clarity!
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm glad your like it justeline
This place is amazing, printed in my mind for ever
Phil
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:iconlubo75:
LuBo75 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
just great!
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks!
Phil
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:iconlubo75:
LuBo75 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
you`re welcome
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:iconleashaahooker:
LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
;-)
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loevas-eyes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Student Photographer
l'effet de l'eau est superbe et la photo très dépaysante. on se croirait presque dans une contrée nordique! :iconhrtplz:

Est ce que tu t'es servi d'un filtre pour la photo? =)
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Bonjour

merci pour la visite

nous sommes au lac de serre-ponçon dans les hautes-alpes. C'est vrai que parfois les lumières ressemblent à celle du grand nord.
Je me sers toujours de filtre pour corriger l'exposition.. Sans cela impossible de gérer de tels contrastes

A bientot
Phil
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loevas-eyes Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Photographer
oserais-je demander quel type de filtre tu utilises (sauf si bien sur c'est secret professionnel) ^^ j'avoue que j'ai investi dans un filtre gris neutre mais qui ne donne pas d'effet comparable à ces magnifiques photos. =)
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YannickDellapina Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Magnifique!!!:clap:
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
merci à toi!
Phil
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tactimus Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the water, looks like smoke.
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
;-)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010   General Artist
beautiful capture, awesome water and sky :nod:
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
many thanks!
Phil
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010   General Artist
very welcome :D
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stinkkfoot Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Superbe photo, j'aime beaucoup la texture de l'eau.
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
ravi que cela te plaise!
Phil
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
It's beautiful! I'm in love with the long-exposure effect :)
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
I'm really glad you like it
Phil
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starshine1957 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
The misty look of the water makes this picture.
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you for your comment and your visit
Phil
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skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
What sort of camera do you use, if you don't mind me asking? I'm novice when it comes to SLR photography, but I aspire to take photos as good as yours some day. I could definitely take some pointers from you. :)

I especially love how you make the lake look glazed over almost.. is that an effect gained from a certain shutter speed or lens? Or Photoshop? You don't have to share your secrets with me. I am just an admirer. :D
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hello Jessica

I really proud to have an admirer like you first of all
Basically I would not respond to a so large question. I would say that I have to give you a very important advice. It is to go and read the tutorial on luminous-landscape. All I know is coming from there.

After concerning this image yes it is due to a long exposure of 6 seconds. It is possible because I work at 50 ISO and I use filter + the last light of the day. It was near the night.

There is no photoshop work on this one.. like all my ohter image. It is nature and nature again which gives me the privilege to capture its beauty

Thank you for your kind comment and don't hesitate to come back to ask other question
Phil
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skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Firstly, thank you so much for your response. Where is the tutorial for luminous landscape? I looked through your gallery,
is it perhaps somewhere else?

I'm so glad you don't use Photoshop.. I was beginning to think maybe I had to be good at photoshop to be a good photographer. But if you can take such amazing images straight from your camera (without editing) then you are truly a gifted artist. I admire you so much. And I agree, nature should be captured exactly the way it is. I hate when people edit images so much that they look fake. I want to see the real thing!

Thank you Phil, I would definitely love to take some tutorials.. if I can find the one you're talking about! Anyway, hope to hear back from you and have a wonderful weekend! :hug:
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
I will send it to you through a note
Phil
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skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much!
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skimwar Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
;-)
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jazzMind Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
beautiful
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:iconphilippe-albanel:
Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
;-)
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jaywebb Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great pic, very surreal. Looks a lot like the canadian high alpine lakes. Good show
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Philippe-Albanel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
Yeah it was my feeling on site... the fact to be at Canada, but it was really amazing and it was in france
Thank you for the comment
Phil
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