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Fir Forest Fairyland

Fir Forest Fairyland
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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-11
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Exposure: f/4.6, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-15 11:46
Viewed: 3526
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Our surprise spring snow (see previous 2 posts) provided some welcome photo opportunities that had been in short supply this winter.
I worked on not getting burnout in my photos and for the most part was pretty successful. There is a little here but the light was so mixed that I think I did ok considering the circumstances. I practiced with exposure compensation and auto bracketing. Any and all advice is welcome.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-03-15 12:06]
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Hi Evelynn,
An excellent scene, like Christmas all over again :) I'm not sure how to photograph snow, but Gert (Ellis49) knows and was telling somebody else, but I forget where I saw the note! There is a little burn in the whites but as you say, the tonal contrasts are so strong that it's very tricky indeed. I think you've captured a great image, a nice composition. My only nit would be that the DOF is shallow and the branches in the foreground are OOF.

Hi Evelynn,
beautiful landscape.
Well done

Hi Evelynn!
Magnificent and beautiful landscapes. POV, DOF, colors, composition and framing are wonderful. Snow and trees superb. TFS. Congratulations...
Ali Rıza

Hi Evelynn,
winter-wonderland, I love your "cold" shots very much - but also hope it will be warm soon.
Thanks and greetings from the cold Germany
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Evelynn

A littled rushed this moring, so just a quick visit. Enough time to see that this is a well composed shot, with very good light and details. :-)

Hi Evelynn,
I looked at all three, and I really like them all. I think #1 is the best though. It is perfect. This is OOF on the foreground and sightly OE. These are difficult due to the broad range of tones and light. They are very beautiful scenes, and brought backfond memories of when I lived in Colorado.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-03-16 11:09]

I like the juxtaposition of that little tree amidst the giant firs, and all that snow in the front. It makes that little tree look very vulnerable. Another beautiful winter scene.
TFS, Evelynn. : )

Hi Evelynn,
I know you are experimenting with your camera settings, on which I can't advise you at all. But, I do see what you are trying to accomplish, and so far it looks good. (I wish I had some good weather to make photos and experiment with my camera settings) I do agree with some of the critique you've already received and just want to say that I do like the photo a lot, but probably would have tried a slightly different POV.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-06-01 16:57]

these firs must be huge!

That looks like one second away from a watery geiser from a creek bed. Really beautiful. Trevor

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