Beautiful Lake

Watching a Lake Ontario sunset.

Watching a Lake Ontario sunset. Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/15s, f/22, ISO 1600, EV 0, 16mm focal length.

After hours of fun on the water or on the beaches of Lake Ontario, watching the Sun set over the beautiful lake is a good way to end the day.

Beautiful sunset over the 'beautiful lake' of Lake Ontario.

Beautiful sunset over the 'beautiful lake' of Lake Ontario. Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/500s, f/4.5, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 16mm focal length, 2-stop Graduated Neutral Density filter.

I wanted to freeze the water so choose a fast shutter speed of 1/500th of a second and kept the ISO at 200 for best quality. The low angle of the Sun created strong back lighting on the waves. It is slightly underexposed by about a 1/3 stop using the EV compensation button to bring out more color.  That’s an old landscape photographer trick.

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12 Responses to Beautiful Lake

  1. Gerry says:

    You’ve set the bar awfully high, Scott. After the week you’ve had we’re going to have to go some to get people to give Lake Michigan a look!


  2. Robin says:

    It certainly is beautiful the way you’ve captured it. 🙂


  3. Just beautiful. Wish I was there!


  4. niceartlife says:

    Amazing photos of a precious lake, well done!!


  5. Carsten says:

    I have seen so many sunsets. I have shot quite a few myself. I have even considered posting some, but hesitated because I wouldn’t present just another photographic cliche.
    But your sundowns are not chliches. They are BEAUTIFUL! And special! Bravo Scott.
    –That wave….


    • Hard to avoid cliches with sunsets. I try to get a strong foreground subject in my sunsets whenever possible. Without the light on the wave, this would have been just another beautiful sunset. In fact, I took many of those that evening which I later discarded.


  6. RedWillow says:

    Stunning images


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