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Apuseni morning

Apuseni morning
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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: 2009-05-11
Categories: Trees, Mountain
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/16, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
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Date Submitted: 2009-09-09 1:38
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Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again,

Sorry if i've spent less time here on TN lately...been busy with school.
This weekend i'm going to the mountains again and i hope to catch some beautiful views and good sceneries to show you when i come back. Some fiends and i are visiting a place where i've never been before so...i'm keeping my fingers crossed :)

This is another shot from this spring, taken in the Apuseni Natural Park. It's from the same morning with my misty panorama and forest shots, but this here is looking west, just as the clouds were starting to be lit by the rising sun.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.
For more shots, feel free to check my website.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M ND Grad
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/16
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 6 AM
Weather conditions: rising sun

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To Evelynn: I'm glad it works ;)horia 1 09-10 07:40
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Excelenta fotografia Horia,
Un colt de rai cum numai la noi gasesti.
Foarte buna incadrarea, nuantele culorilor si detaliile.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-09-09 7:18]

Hello Horia,
For me ist's perfect composition, nice foreground with boulders and young fir, excellent high firs on the left and beautiful clouds on the sky. I fill mood this mountains landscape.
Regards, Pawel

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-09 7:22]

Very beautiful landscape image, great poster kind of look. tfs.

Hello Horia!
It is nice to see that you are still living! ;> Hope that everything is ok in your school :>
Picture has climat and brings a lot of positive feelings :> I like a lot Romanian mountains (I have never visited Apuseni) so this photo makes me happy :>
All the best from Lodz my Friend!

Hi Horia,

This is really lovely! You have a great eye for composition even when the scene seems to break some rules.... the centered bush... the half and half division of the frame....AND IT WORKS! I love what you are able to do with slow shutters. It would never have occurred to me to use one here.

Have fun this weekend.

Evelynn : )

Hi Horia,

woh! impressive and beatiful deep landscape. My aditional congratulations by the 3D effect in the whole. Great skills for this work MF!

Regards & TFS!


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  • Skye Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 15] (72)
  • [2009-09-09 12:45]

Great photos, beautiful landscape!!!

Hi Horia,

The feeling of depth you've created by sharp focus and bright colors in the foregound fading to the softer, hazier distance really works! Nice job!

I wonder what it might be like if it had been done in horizontal format with a bit less of the darkest sky above? I guess we can only know in our imaginations! :)


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-09-14 10:16]

Whats this, a horizon along the centre of the image?? You're break some rules here my friend ;o)
Seriously though, i actually think it works very well. I can see you must have been torn between showing foreground and sky, so chose both perhaps?!
Superb composition, the depth is incredible and shows the miles and interesting details that lie ahead of you here. Beautiful subtle light and colour too, well done mate.
(i have been having a NIGHTMARE with my internet connection recently, sorry i haven't been in touch sooner)

Hi Horia,
This is a real beauty. I love the almost dreamlike feel to the photo. As if I stepped into a story from the brothers Grimm. The young tree in the FG with the bright grey rocks make for a great eye catcher. The ground fog inbetween the trees contrast nicely with the warmer toned clouds.

Beautiful scenery Horia. I love the perspective. The clouds help fill the sky well. The glow of the fog and the bush in the foreground compliment each other well and bring the picture together. Well framed and well taken! TFS Trevor

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