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Sunset over Yamhill Valley

Sunset over Yamhill Valley
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-28
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM, Lee Filter System
Exposure: f/16, 1/1.25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2009: USA
Date Submitted: 2009-08-01 4:03
Viewed: 6898
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo will be the start of my travelogue of my vacation in Oregon, USA. For details on my trip, please read my travelogue.

Being it summer, the sun sets late and the skies are not that inspiring. This was the first evening with at least some clouds in the sky that were able to reflect the light of the setting sun. Standing and the edge of this field with grass and daisies looking toward the undersea volcano it all came together. I needed to take a photo capturing the warm mood of a summer night at the Gahr Farm. After a little search I found the old log and knew it could be used to break up the grass field. I knew I had to be quick, because the long cloud was moving fast, and the intensity of the reflected light was getting less. My luck was that our cabin was just behind me, so getting met gear was just a loss of a few seconds.

In my travelogue I wrote that elk were roaming the field in front of our cabin. This is the field, and the next couple of photos will be of the Roosevelt Elk.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-08-01 4:07]

Hi Niek,

An exceptional image.
Nice execution with excellent contrast.
A very relaxing landscape.
have a nice weekend,

Hallo Niek
It is good to see a posting from you again. I would love to be walking in a field like this, as I think the photographic oppertunities will be endless, not only for the flowers but also the insect life. This is such a relaxed and calm landscape with a variety of colours and different elements of nature all in one. I like the wide opened space in your image, as one can look far back into the distance and it seems as the view just do not dissapear. Thanks for sharing this view. Best regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-08-01 5:37]

Hi Niek,
great to see another post from you, and knowing that you've been to Oregon i bet we can expect some beautiful images from you.
Looks like it was a very still day, the flowers and grass are sharp with no movement. The light reflects the time of the day very well too, and although the sky is a little empty, that lone wisp of cloud does make up for it.
The Lee filters have worked very well here too. I can't find any to buy anywhere, it seems the machine at their factory has broken! Looking forward to the Elk shots.

Hi Niek

This is a very nice landscape shot with appealing subdued colors. The light is great and suggestive of the peace that dusk brings. Very nice foreground with the flowers.


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-08-01 9:17]

Hi Niek,
Finally! A post from your Oregon trip.
I enjoyed talking to you too. It IS great to actually connect in person!
I read your travelogue and am glad that you had a great time in Oregon.
Oregon has some beautiful spots, and you have certainly captured one of them. A well-composed scenery with a wide-open vista, well anchored by the log and flowers in the FG. I like the crisscrossing of the lines in the top third (wispy cloud, hill slopes, tree lines).
Is it me or does the image seem to slope to the left side?
TFS and am looking forward to seeing the rest of your Oregon photos. : )

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-01 10:39]
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Hi Niek. What a beautiful place to stay on holiday. To wake up and see all of this. As you say not a lot of cloud but you have made the most of what you had. Good use of the wood in the forground a nice compostion all round. With natural looking eve colours. wel ldone TFS.

Have you see anything of horia.

Hallo Niek,

een aardig landschap van Oregon.
Goed standpunt met mooie kleuren, ben benieuwd naar je sluitertijd.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-08-02 2:27]

Hello Niek,
This is a very fine, somehow melancholic picture of this open Oregon landscape.I like the point of view you have chosen with the daisies in the front. I'm looking forward to see other shots, having seen some wonderful pictures of this State on TN from other members.
un bon dimanche

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-03 3:54]

Hi Niek,
what a classical touch of the landscape. the beautiful grasses anf flowers really make this one very pleasant.
the hues and colours are very captivating.
excellent presentation of thid lovely landscape. i fell like staying there and enjoy the moment.


Hi Niek,

The use of a tripod and of an exposur speed of 1/25 of a seconds is giving a nice landscape. The point of view takes us throught the valley toward the mountains which is giving depth to the composition. The sunset is giving nice colors to the scenery. Have a nice day.


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