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Ok a little word on this photo first so you all know what you are looking at.

I said tonight I had tried some new techniques and this is one of them. Basically this is a lake, and those are supports from a bridge you see (think boardwalk) and the setting sun is reflecting in the water between them.

This is an in camera HDR shot as my Sony a550 is capable of doing that with the use of a ND8, Tobacco Grad and Circular polarizer. The full exposure with all images combined is about 3 1/2 minutes long.

Pretty different I have to say, it reminds me a lot of romantic impressionist painters.


I am a photographer based in the beautiful state of Colorado who focuses on nature, retro and country lifestyle images on my wonderful state! I have been shooting since the middle 1980s and my adventures have taken me all over. I am grateful for where I live and consider myself fortunate.Join me on my photographic journey to show you that beauty still exists in the world.

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  • steppeland
    steppelandover 3 years ago

    This is beautiful, John – lovely image. Love to see you experimenting like this! :)

  • :) Thank you! I firmly believe that experimentation is the key to growth in art

    – John De Bord Photography

  • caybeach
    caybeachover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work, John. I really like the style and feel of the photo. It kind of reminds me of paintings by Monet.

  • Thanks I was thinking the same thing too!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • joycee
    joyceeover 3 years ago

    Lovely work John! Love it.

  • Thank you! I was fairly excited how this shot came out

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Stuart Chapman
    Stuart Chapmanover 3 years ago

    Well great use of the settings John and it does indeed have a very painterly feel to it. It’s great to try out new angles.

  • shilohlin
    shilohlinover 3 years ago

    I think this ROCKS love the soft colors and reflections :o)

  • walkbyfaith
    walkbyfaithover 3 years ago

    i want to quilt this! <3

  • :D well that is quite a compliment, thank you!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • Eric Strijbos
    Eric Strijbosover 3 years ago

    A lovely experiment! :)

  • Hey thanks Eric!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoover 3 years ago

    very nice indeed John. It does look like it’s been painted.

  • thank you, that is just what I was going for

    – John De Bord Photography

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Superb image! Love it::))

  • :) Thanks!

    – John De Bord Photography

  • agnès trachet
    agnès trachetover 3 years ago

    great atmosphere and colors!love this!

  • Thanks Agnes!

    – John De Bord Photography

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