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taken @ same session as “Magic Hour”. felt complelled to capture this image of fall color enhanced by the magical light of sunset. Valparaiso, IN USA
nikon d40x f5.6, 1/30, iso 400, 120mm

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sunset, autumn, reflection, pond, color, fall


  • Stan Wojtaszek
    Stan Wojtaszekalmost 5 years ago

    Another beauty, Victoria, on a much calmer day ! :)

  • many thanks, stan!! that low angle of the sun can work magic, no?

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous autumn colours

  • perhaps the angle of the sun & time of year/day all played a part in these colors. what say you, hans?

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Terry Everson
    Terry Eversonalmost 5 years ago
    Sure is magic, beautiful composition.
  • hi, terry! many thanks for your kind encouragement. much appreciated, my friend!!

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful scene!

  • my sincere thanks, b! your comments mean a lot, girl friend!

    – Victoria Jostes

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful image Victoria, great colours and reflection.
    David xx

  • thank you, d! seems that setting sun struck a match & lit up the colors, & the wind is normally pretty calm @ that time of day, so the pond was almost still. likely would have taken more shots if my camera had been in the car the first time i passed the area ! lolol

    – Victoria Jostes

    SWEEPERalmost 5 years ago

    Hi V …….did you take this in Raw ? The colours are very good and it might make a spectacular HDR version !

  • hi, sweep! no, its a jpg – have never attempted to shoot in raw. (love the tone in that hour of a sunny day) as far as hdr, i have elements 7, but no capability of creating an hdr image, even tho i absolutely love them. :(

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    amazing view, lovely work…

  • many thanks, my friend. passing by in my car, i nearly went off the road when i saw this!! lol

    – Victoria Jostes

  • RRoca
    RRocaalmost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful capture! The brilliant colors and the composition are truly wonderful. I’m glad you didn’t go off the road!! Great catch!

  • hi, rr! good 2 c u! my sincere thanks for your wonderful comments, and for stopping by as well!!

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanalmost 5 years ago

  • holy cow!! what a wonderful surprise!! am pleased as punch! many, many thanks!!

    – Victoria Jostes

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous autumn image! Love these colors! Congratulations on the Feature!

  • thanks a million, nadya, for your very kind words, as well as for stopping by!!

    – Victoria Jostes

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