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The Magic Minute

The Magic Minute
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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: 2008-05-12
Categories: Trees, Mountain, River
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-30 9:58
Viewed: 3225
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello All!

It's been about three months since I've posted anything on TN. We've been out of town on three different photo adventures. I am now armed with lots of new shots to post!

This was taken in the early evening when the sun popped through the clouds for a few seconds. For those familiar with the park, this was taken just west of Oxbow Bend, looking eastward. I loved the light and the wonderful spring colors of the willows.

uleko, Heaven, eqshannon, Adanac, Luis52, rcrick, PaulH, Juyona, jusninasirun has marked this note useful
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Hi There,
Long time no see. Its so good to see you in action again. And the funny thing is that we are almost neighbors.
Its always nice to see a winter like photo during these warm days. The late light does give you wonderful colors. The clouds in this photo look huge and tell me that the weather that day wasn't great. When it comes to the composition, I would have cropped both left and right. left, because your shadow is there and right because of the road.
TFS and welcome back!!!!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-30 11:05]

Hello Evelynn,
Great to see you back again and with a lovely spring landscape! I definitely recognise Evelynn in this - the white trunks, the lovely colours and the excellent composition! The light is fantastic and the large misty clouds.
Beautiful! I look forward to seeing more from your various tours.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-06-30 11:59]

Hi Evelynn!

What a pleasure to have you back! I hope your photo trips turned out well and I'm looking forward to seeing your postings. You begin your "comeback" in a very pleasant way with a beautiful landscape. The perspective is superb, the colours and the atmosphere of the kind I love...

Kind regards


Ah welcome back and I see you were not terribly far from rick Price, Adanac, during teh spring months. Snow was very dominant this year for sure. I thought it would never leave and now it is almost 100 degrees...so this comes as a refresher...Very nice. clearly Evelynn at her best and with an armful! What wonderful things happen at times...

A very pleasant composition with good late or early lighting. Snow is not overexpose which is easy to do in a composition like this.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-06-30 17:38]

Hello Evelynn,
A hardy welcome back, I was disappointed I couldn't meet you at Waterton but we will meet one day. Great lanscape with great lighting and wonderful setting. Thanks for sharing, I hope you had a great time.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-06-30 18:46]

Hola Evelynn.
I am really glad to see Your work here again Evelynn. I wonder if somthing happens to You.
I miss You. really.
Great image. Magic colors in the photo.

Hi Evelynn!

Really nice to see you back posting, this is just a wonderful landscape, the d.o.f is amazing, the colours are simply stunning especially the colour of the trees, lighting is perfect, as is the exposure, lovely work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-07-01 4:12]

Hi Eveleynn,
i'm pleased to see you back! I've missed your landscapes alot i have to say. You return with a shot of beauitiful light and great lines. Your POV has really made the most of this patch of ghostly trees, using their pale bark to soak up some colour from the low sun. The rippled patterns on the snow ni the foreground are an extra nice touch too.
Superb, more please!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-07-01 5:47]

Feliz retorno Evelynn,
deseo ver tus nuevos trabajos...

interesante momento, y hermosa vista...
agradable trabajo.

Good nature shot, Evelynn.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-07-06 21:27]

Hello Evelynn

It looks fresh!
And mosquito free.
The weather here is wonderful and hot.This image is a refreshing change from the heat.(But I ain't complaining)
The clarity is tack sharp with lovely rich colours.
You can tell by the warm light and it's intensity and the shadows that the evening is near.
I bet that air smelled fresh.


Hello Evelynn. I like your approach in framing good landscapes. The light and shadow are cleverly capitalized creating excellent contrast in the shot. Stunning perspective and thanks for sharing. Best regards. Jusni

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