Calming Water at Days End

© Michael S. Lazarus

Calming Water at Days End

Uploaded: February 04, 2008


f/5.6, 1/125, 18-55mm @18mm, DSC_2654, 5:04P.M., ISO 400
I took a break on a motorcycle ride along A1A in South Florida and caught this tranquil ocean scene. Did some minor tweaking in iPhoto to the hightlights and saturation.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict February 04, 2008

Great image here, Michael.

Dominick #846565

Patrick Rouzes February 04, 2008

WOW, Michael, fantastic colors, lighting, comp, perspective,& peace & tranquility captured here!!! PEACEFULLNESS!!! Outstanding work on this, my friend!!! #5444313

Michael S. Lazarus February 04, 2008

Thank you Dominick for your comments. #5444329

Michael S. Lazarus February 04, 2008

Thanks a lot Patrick for such an awesome comment. That really makes me feel good my friend. #5444353

Ellen Hodges February 05, 2008

Beautiful image, Michael! Love the color and the peacefulness!! #5445846

Linda D. Lester level-classic February 05, 2008

Very these kind of shots!
Thanks for starting my day off well! #5447050

Michael Khoury February 05, 2008

very nice image Michael; the naturalness and clarity is just fine !
m #5447627

Heather Thorsen February 05, 2008

What a beautiful, peaceful scene Michael. #5447742

Colette M. Metcalf February 06, 2008

Nice capture!! #5451744

Robin Bailey February 06, 2008


Michael S. Lazarus February 06, 2008

Wow (to steal Patrick's opening comment), you all have made this my most popular image so far. This is very inspiring and I want to tell you all how much I appreciate your words. I can't wait to go make some more. Here's a quote I love for your enjoyment in return:

"All nature is your congratulation, and you have cause momentarily to bless yourself.
The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt
if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality.... the true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning of evening.

It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched."

-Henry David Thoreau
Walden, or Life in the Woods

What could better describe our passion?



Indrajit Hajra February 08, 2008

Thank you very much Michael for such lovely comments on my photo. You and me are having some words common about us in the betterphoto profile.
I really love the image as it is. Great detail on the bridge. If the photo was taken with little underexposure with a little more high shutter speed you could have saved your work on i-photo. Anyway I just love the image as it is. Wish you luck in the world of photography. #5464353

Michael S. Lazarus February 09, 2008

Indrajit, I would like to know more about the "common words" we share. Thank you for the tip and your compliment on this image especially since we share the same camera and you have used it so skillfully. I want use it to it's full potential as well. -Michael #5467776

Susan Weisensel February 19, 2008

Man does this look inviting after months of cold and snow.
Wonderful peacefull image. #5518339

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