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The Outback

The Outback
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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: 2007-04-07
Categories: Savannah
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-25 23:49
Viewed: 3049
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken in central Oregon. Oregon is often thought of as lush with evergreen rainforests. However most of Oregon lies east of the Cascade Mountains and is part of the great high desert spanning many western states. It is also sometimes called Oregon's Outback. Most of it is very arid. This area in a wet spring can be lovely though and a haven for migrating waterfowl.

This image looks better larger and I would post it as a large panorama like I've seen done here...but I can't figure out how to do it. : P

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To SunToucher: Here you go!!!SunToucher 1 07-27 10:33
To SunToucher: Thanks for the critqueEvelynn 2 07-27 10:32
To BillyGoat: Thanks for the critqueEvelynn 2 07-26 12:35
To eqshannon: Thanks for the critqueEvelynn 2 07-26 12:32
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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-07-26 2:06]

Hi Eveleyn,
this would indeed be better as a large format IMO, as i don't think this size does it justice at all. There's a big view here, with nice light and a great POV..looks like a great place to explore.

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-07-26 2:34]

salut Evelynn
fantastique image qui mérite un panoramique de grande taille, l'ambiance retranscrite est intense. Superbes couleurs et contraste.
beau travail.


Hi Evelynn,
Nice vista...Oregon's Outback; interesting content.

This area reminds me of the area just north of Klamath Lake. Beautiful pano work here with what looks to be a polarizer to help define the clouds and sky.
I could explain the pano uploading/ linking thing to you if you like; I bet it would look even more stunning in a larger version.

Very beautiful panoramic view Evelynn.
Pity you can't show this to us in larger format.
Have no idea how some people manage to get larger uploads, sorry for that.
Wonderful depth, light and sky in this excellent composition with lovely low viewing point.
Excellent work.
Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards, Harry

Yet another in the expected tour of eastern Oregon. Your camera gives it an even more lush feeling than parts of it are. And of course now I have invested in a filter... more than likely due to this series...but you probably didn't use it with this lens...the panoramic aspect is quite substantial.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-07-26 6:18]

Hi Evelynn.
Amazing view.I like combination colors dry grass and sky so much.Beautiful water level in foreground with interestings mirrorings.And wonderful clouds on sky.I want it see in larger size so much!!Excellent composition!
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Nice panoramic view of what we in Galveston would call a nursery area for juvenile fish and crustacians besides all the birds, amphibians, aquatic mammals and reptiles that reside there...A great unspoiled area...Outstanding POV and DOF...Great natural colors...TFS

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-07-26 16:08]

Nice panorama, Evelynn. I really like the grass and sky. And another good example from that lens. Good exposure on the sky (no filter?)

I think the bands at the top and bottom keep you from making the LP criterion (there are certain dimensions that, if you meet, Trek automatically invites you to do a large post -- I don't rememebr exactly but it's something like less than 300 pixels [if you use the full 800 in the other dimension].) So if you RP, you might try reducing the frame on the top.

Though I like the panorama, I find the grass on the bottom of the frame a bit cut off. The contrast draws my eye and feels a bit jarring with nothing to support it. So if you have more space at the bottom, I would suggest including it for that reason.


Hi Evelynn,
A pity you didn't manage to get it an LP version. This is already wonderful but I am sure the LP version would gave us so much more to see. I like the diagonal lines that take you in the scenery. A nice way to get even more depth with the shaped of the clouds.
To get a LP version you must have a ration of 2:5.

Hello Evelynn.
Well, coming from Australia naturally your title caught me eye immediately! It does resemble our outback with its golden colours. And although many think it's dry, there are heaps of such watery oases to be found. I really like the colours and the quality of the light. Very beautiful.
Best regards, Steve.

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