Park around the lake
Gaasperplas, Amsterdam SouthEast

A winter morning – very misty and the sun just breaking through… Blinding, gold-metallic reflections, and a single silver gull on the water…

Black-headed Gull ( wikipedia ) in winter plumage.

Photograph made with Pentax K10D camera and
Pentax-M zoom1:2.8-4 40-80mm lens
Exposure 1/90 sec, f. unknown
focal length 50mm , ISO 100
Date: Dec. 23, 2008
Edited in Lightroom 2.6 and photoshop 7.0 – crop, levels, curves and colour temp only.

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Steppeland (pseudonym) is a Flemish photographer, living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Her main area’s of interest are Nature Photography, Street photography and Photojournalism. Recently she also explores different digital art techniques, mainly based on her own photographs.
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  • steppeland
    steppelandabout 3 years ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thank you, Larry!

    – steppeland

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you, Sylvia!

    – steppeland

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamabout 3 years ago

    Superb photograph, and such a lovely golden light!

  • Aww, thank you so much, Richard, much appreciated! It was an amazing morning indeed!

    – steppeland

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 3 years ago

    1Day ! 2011/07/09


  • Thanks a lot, Magaret!

    – steppeland

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireabout 3 years ago

    Love the golden colour on the water. Beautiful capture.

  • Thank you so much! :)

    – steppeland

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 3 years ago

    Fabulous sweetheART just voted for this beauty – a fave & google+ ;~} Valz

  • Wow, that’s awesome, Valerie Anne! Thanks for your support!

    – steppeland

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