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Autumn Splendor

Autumn Splendor
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Copyright: Richard Vincent (earthtraveler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 427 W: 123 N: 947] (3483)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-26
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-10-28 14:48
Viewed: 3797
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi TN buddies,
It's good to be online with you again. Between being too busy with work and a computer malfunction my time here has been scarce.

I was able to get out this past week hoping to capture some of falls beauty. Traveling an hour south of here I found some of autumn's splendor still with good color in the hills of Afton State Park.
The trees pictured are oaks, aspen, possibly maples, birch without leaves, and possibly cherry trees.

Afton State Park lies on the bluffs overlooking the St Croix River. The park is cut by deep ravines which drop three hundered feet to the river. The rugged terrain affords spectacular views of the St Croix Valley.

Aperture Priority
ISO 200
F-Stop 4.5
Exp. 1/400th sec
handheld resting on a lookout rail

Thank you all for taking a look and to you who share your thoughts ... I appreciate it.

Jamesp, Mariol, keanhoon, horia, marhowie, Alex99, smitha, anel, JoseMiguel, cecilia, tiklod has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Adam73: Thanks for your critique/advise.earthtraveler 1 11-02 05:50
Thank you all for your kind words.earthtraveler 1 10-29 08:52
To uleko: Thank you Ulla.earthtraveler 1 10-29 07:10
To Mariol: Bird photography in Costa Rica. and thanks.earthtraveler 1 10-28 21:53
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-28 15:46]

Hi Richard

Nice colours and composition. We are still mainly green here in the UK.


Wow! What amazing colors! Beautiful! WOW!

Most of the color in the mountains around here is already past. It went really fast this year! We still have some nice color in town though. I love all the colors in your photo. I can't ever get enough of them. Fall is just too short. I really like the inclusion of the white bare trees. They break up the overall pattern and give some focus to the image.

Evelynn : )

Hi Richard,
Beautiful shot, amazing autumn colors. Depth and sharpness are also very impressive.
Did you take pictures of birds in Costa Rica? I intent to go there for a short vacation.
Regards, Mario

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-10-29 1:18]
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Hello Richard,
Wow, what a splash of colour! Really wonderful autumn colours and I like your POV. Very well done! You do some very nice pottery too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

You presented a very nice tone of photo.
Best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-29 7:50]

Hello Richard

This is indeed a splendid shot, one that i love to view both in details as well as a total!
The miltitude of colors here are surely the main attraction. They are so beautiful and so well saturated that one can't get enough of! I also intented to take such photos...never got to it though...
The textures described by the leaves and the branches are also lovely and add to the overall composition, too.
I also like one more thing here: the white bark of the birch trees - it creates such an impressive contrast with everything else...i would have never thought it would be such intense.
Superb job!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-10-29 8:30]

Hi Richard,
This is simply a stunning shot with amazing hues and shades. The eyes are glued to the image and the bright colours creates a fantastic effect. What an illustration!! Outstanding details, lighting and exposure. I like your POV to portray this charming scene and very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-10-29 8:31]

Wow what a view, great idea to fill the frame with this abundance of colour - very well seen, nice one Richard.

This large canvas of varied Autumn colors is just great Richard.
Nice detail,
Well done!

Hello Richard,
This is so nice! I like this POV a lot that makes the picture different from the ones we are used to see. Colors and exposure are very natural. This is a beautiful autumn palette. Well seen!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-10-29 9:56]

Hi Richard.
Thanks for kind words of congratulations and so nice fall shot.
I like how well you have selected POV. The pictured scene is amazing. Autumn colours are wonderful, details of the image is superb too. My compliments and TFS.

hello richard,
magnificent capture of the autumn, the colours look great here, well composed shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-10-29 23:40]

SPLENDID!! Richard. Amazing colours.Your photograph looks like a painting.Every time i see autumn colours in the photographs I am always impressed by it.Very nice POV.Thanks for the share,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-10-30 1:23]

Hello Richard,
Very fine all these autumnal colours. Interesting to see all these different tones, mixing so well together. Some of the aspens seem like on fire. Well seen.
Thanks and best regards

This is a most beautiful time of year - lovely colors, Richard. Nice landscape. TFS!!!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-30 7:58]

Hello Richard

Great POV,the angle is wonderful and you really got a good shot of the trees and their autumn foliage.
The focus and details are sharp.
The colours are vivid and well saturated,with lovely rich tones.
Nicely composed in the frame.TFS


Very nice rows of color. Great composition. I think it could benifet from a tad boost of contrast.

Hello Richard,
An amazing colour palette has been captured!
Great variations from green to reddish brown, caused by 4-5 different species of trees...
I like the framing and nice details!
Pablo -

This is and outstanding picture!
Your great POV works great as a texture, so homogeneous.
The colours palette is just wonderful, like a catalogue for autumn season.
The feeling when one watches at the picture is so peaceful and transmit a lot of feelings.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Wow! great range of colours on show, a glorious capture.
Nicely composed too...

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-08 11:53]

Bonjour Richard,
An explosion of rich autumn colours!!!
Very beautiful for the eyes! Excellent details :-)
Best regards,


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