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The rain and clouds finally cleared, just in time to allow me to get out to the lake while the leaves were still showing their finest colors. This is the October shoreline of Rose Valley Lake in Gamble Township, north central Pennsylvania. Rose Valley is 5 miles east of the community of Trout Run.

When you visit a beautiful place like Rose Valley Lake, please leave it exactly as you found it! Your food wrappers and empty containers must go back home with you for proper disposal. I had to do some cleaning up to be able to capture this pristine shot. Let’s all do the right thing, OK. Everyone benefits when we keep our “green” places green!

This photo was taken on October 10th, 2009. It was shot with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 35-350mm f/3.5-5.6L zoom lens set to 90mm. The shutter speed was 1/45th sec. at f/8. The camera’s ISO was set to 100.

Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2009 Gene Walls

All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced or altered by any process without the express written permission of the artist.

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindalmost 5 years ago

    A superb shot . DOF , POV and overall color and ballance are perfect .
    POP’s

  • Thank you very much, POP’s! I really appreciate your very kind assessment. However, this image on RB shows a “blown out” area in the clouds, but the original doesn’t have that problem at all. I think RBs algorithm is changing my images exposure quite a bit. Have you noticed this problem in any of your photos? I wanted to keep this shot “as-is”, but I might have to compensate for the changes that RBs software applies. I would be very grateful for your thoughts on this matter.

    My best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Debbie Meyers
    Debbie Meyersalmost 5 years ago

    Perfection! Fab reflection.

  • Thank you so much Debbie! I was so relieved when the sun came out this afternoon so I could get out to the lake before the leaves were gone. It’s been nasty around here, weather-wise.

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Debbie Roelle
    Debbie Roellealmost 5 years ago

    Wow beautiful image I love the autumn colors, reflections and lighting!!

  • Most appreciated, Debbie! I love fall! I was thrilled that the sky was so nicely reflecting off of the lake today.

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful shot, Gene…and I love the reflection!!!

  • Thank you so much, Mary-Ann! Greatly appreciated!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • tanmari
    tanmarialmost 5 years ago

    Lovely shot, and I thank you for preaching to litterbugs – they are low life forms.

  • Thanks! I am so pleased that you like the shot! Doesn’t it just make you mad when you go somewhere as beautiful as this and there is garbage littering the shore? Oh, well, it didn’t take much effort to pick the junk up.

    My best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, beautiful

  • Thanks, Joy! This is one of my favorite places to enjoy fall’s colorful display!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Paul Gitto
    Paul Gittoalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent Capture!

  • Thanks a lot, Paul!

    Best regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 5 years ago

    WOW, Gene!!!! this is glorious!!! the fall colors, the reflection, the lighting…. all works together beautifully to create a fantastic photograph!!! ~Barb

  • Thank you very much, Barb! I realy appreciate your extremely kind comment!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    All around terrific shot.. the dof, the light, the soft treatment.. terrific, Gene. Right up there with my favorites of yours. xo

  • Thank you so much for your very thoughtful comment, Maureen! I can’t fully express how important your friendly support is to me.

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • mttmaliha
    mttmalihaalmost 5 years ago

    ps Gene.. yes. RB uploads are different than our originals……. they DO get blown out, or otherwise muted, sometimes too dark… blah.. But i have adjusted my eye to see it here on Rb

  • I am so relieved that I wasn’t just imagining the problem. I uploaded the picture twice, thinking that something was wrong. Some of the detail in the clouds has been “washed out” and the contrast looks different. Does the top left portion of the sky look “blown out” to you?

    I think I’ll see if I can compensate for the difference and re-load the image again.

    Your friend,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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