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I took this this morning while heading to our fishing spot on vermilion. It is by far one the best photos I have taken. Critiques are always welcome!

The original

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After touchups

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I'm with Windowpane. It's a great shot, just a little lighter and straightened like the second. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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I'm there too. All you would have to do to the first for my liking is straighten the horizon. The color is wonderful as is. Just beautiful. I am jealous of everybodies sunrise excursions on the lakes. No, I'm not really as long as you share your wonderful photos. By the way, did anyone get a shot of the moon last night???? Beautiful, but my battery died right as it came out of the cloud bank. Catmendo??? I can always count on you to get the photo.

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Interesting! When I saw the first image my first thought was early 80's post card that you would find everywhere in ELY! grin

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Interesting! When I saw the first image my first thought was early 80's post card that you would find everywhere in ELY! grin

And what was wrong with the 80's? grin I'm with all the above, the first was the best just needed to be straightened.

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