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Cold mountain colors

Cold mountain colors
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-04
Categories: Mountain, River
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/16, 1/20 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-17 7:29
Viewed: 4583
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again friends,

Here is another shot from from my trip to Austria, and probably the only one resembling a sunset. I wanted to capture more of these, but i didn't find suitable places and didn't have the best weather for them, either.
Anyway, this was a good opportunity to put my rather new UWA lens to good use. I still don't have a polarizer for it, so all i could to here was to handhold the grad filter in order to balance out the light a bit.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.

I've entered a photo bag design challenge recently and i could use your help. It turn out that the first 250 best rated designs go through the next round so if you have an extra 2 minutes, i'd really appreciate it.
Here is mine.
Many thanks for those who already dropped by!

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Filters: Cokin P121M ND Grad.
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20 sec.
Metering Mode: Pattern metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/16
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 4 PM
Weather conditions: mostly clear

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Se pare ca te-ai bucurat din plin de zapada in Austria. Fainca de obicei, clara, ai prins chiar ceva reflectii in apa paraului. Pacat ca cerul nu era mai colorat, poate alta data.
Toate cele bune,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-01-17 11:32]

Hi Horia

A wonderful composition again - great balance in the shot and superb detail throughout.


Hi Horia,
Good to see your post with the 10-20, I'm willing to see more of your work with this lense.
So many things to look at in this photo, I like the curves of the snowy surface at the first plane, the reflections on the water and the way lines vanish to the back.
Great pic and thanks a lot for share it,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-17 15:51]

Hi Horia,

This is the kind of scene I miss living here! A beautiful winter landscape with the snow, the stony brook, the mountain peeks and the wonderful sky. Marvelous colors and a superb vertical composition.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-18 4:18]

Hello Horia,
This landscape looks like some areas from Valais I come from.. I like the low point of view you have chosen showing in the front the round stones of the river. Very fine view on the snow-covered mountains in the back.
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-01-18 4:54]

Very fine landscape, beautifully composed with fine viewpoint. tfs.

Hi Horia
Nice composition, details and colours. I like reflection as well.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-21 6:09]

Hello Horia,
A fantastic composition showing this cold but beautiful landscape. I like the low POV, the great depth, the sharp details and the beautiful colours. Very well done!!
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Dear Horia,
Having been away for three weeks, I had to make a choice among the beautiful images in your portfolio.

I chose this particular work, because I like very much the upwards view. Did you take this shot kneeling down? It reminds me of fish-eye views...

There are special items in every one of the five layers:
The COLD grey stones in the foreground with a few rays of sun
The snow looking rough, due to previous rain
A bit of sun reflecting in the water
The layer of mountain slopes without snow at lower altitudes
A glorious wintersky, sprinkled with clouds

Beautiful work, Horia!
I think, a less heavy font for your copyright would improve the overall impression.

Have a nice evening
Kind regards

Hi Horia,
Be very careful when using a CP for this lens. When you use it in the landscape mode you could end up with an uneven colored sky. Just don't close it all the way and rather use a grad ND filter when it is possible. The use of the lens in this shot is great and gives that idea of grandness. The FG is perfectly chose and really does bring the eye to rest in the photo. The reflected light of the water and snow adds a nice warm touch to the photo. The only less beautiful thing is the obvious road. But with your low POV you did make the best of it.

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