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Endings and Beginnings

Endings and Beginnings
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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: 2007-10-05
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 17-85 IS, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-12-21 22:44
Viewed: 3137
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I think I may have another hour or two before the exact moment of Winter Solstice. Therefore I have to post one more Autumn photo. Alas, I'm probably too late in my time zone! I don't let go of Fall easily. It is my favorite season.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-12-21 22:56]

Hello Evelynn,
You can post fall pictures all year my dear. Your great talent for capturing the beauty of this season is awesome as is this image with the wonderful colors of the season in this beautiful composition.

Oh, my... you must have had to work darned hard painting all those tiny little leaves reddish-orangy to make it look like it is still fall. Could you paint in some snow in upcoming pictures so we can have some of that this winter? ;) ;)

Btw, nice fall scene.

Encantadores colores en esta preciosa imagen.
Bellos tonos y magnífico el título.
Saludos y feliz Navidad!

Fantastic shock of red color Evelynn, nicely composed frame..Great title too.
Winter is in full swing here in Central Texas, with lows below freezing this weekend..makes it feel like Christmas though :)
Merry Christmas!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-12-22 6:14]

Hi Evelynn.
You have described your favorite season by amazing series perfectly. So impressive. Wonderful and pleasant for look pictures. This one is not exception. Bravo.

Great DOF and details of the image, fantastic lovely shot, excellent POV and framing. My compliments, and wishes for Happy New Year. Merry Christmas.

Somehow I don't think you have to say it is your favorite season:-) Just look at the pages of colors of fall/autumn and one gets the idea right off...and you did cover autumnal colours so well...does this now mean we are going for the white images...or is Salem mostly wet..well you can trek up into the mountains like that poor Korean fella last year but BE PREPARED as he wasn't...it is white up there for sure...I felt so badly for that family.,..ah well..

Hello Evelynn
See you've been playing with colours again...:-)
A fun composition.
Well done

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-12-22 8:54]

Hi Evelynn

Haha...you really to hold on tight to that beloved autumn of yours, don't you :))
However, i think this shot would go well both ways - lovely autumn colors but also nice Christmas red :)
Either way, it's a terrific close-up on this vivid trees, one with amazing hues and tones but also with excellent contrast.
Looking back at your gallery, you really pulled some amazing fall shots this past season and i wish you at least teh same great light and condition for the winter, too. I also hope i will be able to match yours next year :)

Bravo, TFS and Happy Holidays!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-12-22 12:28]

Hello Evelynn,
Wonderful vivid colours in this photo. The contrasts are perfect.
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-12-22 18:53]

Hola Evelynn. I am so impressed by the colors of this beautiful trees. You did a great work here. Just beautiful.
Merry Christmas to You Evelynn, and to all Your Family too.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-22 21:35]
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Hello Evelynn

I gave up on Autumn this year after the first 30cm of snow way back in November.I have tried to post white shots since then,it's early yet and I am already tired of it.
Come on Spring! My deer friends are finding it difficult to move around,and I almost struck one on the highway tonight.Wow ,I managed to drive around it at 90 KPH.
This red foliage is striking and the thumbnail is very eye catching.
The vertical composition is very good,and the grasses in the foreground add some nice colour.
The brightness of the leaves certainly brightens up the shot.
Vivid and well saturated colours give this impact.
Excellent POV.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-12-24 1:09]

Hello Evelynn, another impressive shot from you ! Incredible colors, great details and nice composition ! Well done, have a great Christmas time ! Thanks,


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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-01-29 13:34]

selam Evelynn
i see wonderful landscape-trees photo with impressive autumnal colours from your great country
i like composition, point of view, lighting, colours, contrast and sharpness
thanks for sharing

Wonderul balance of colours. Trevor

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