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Postcard from Tahoe

Postcard from Tahoe
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS, 52mm HOYA Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2007 USA summer
Theme(s): Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 10:46
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi everybody

First of all, i'd like to thank each and every one of you who critiqued my last post and wished me such nice things! I really appreciate them.

Now, i'm dropping in with a quick post, just to say that i'm still alive after a very long and exhausting trip...i think it was about 32-33 hours effectively in public transportation, excluding from there te time spent in airports and bus stations :)

Anyway, i have arrived on the shores of Lake Tahoe and here is a photo from here. It's really a splendid place and i will give me a lot of opportunities to practice my landscape shots.

Unfortunately, i won't have too much time for giving critiques...i'm starting to work tomorrow and i want to find a second job, too...these "work & travel" programs for students cost pretty much...and i want to buy some equipment, too :(

Anyway, i miss you all and i want yu to know that even if i don't write something, i drop by from time to time and take a look at your beautiful shots.


EXIF data :
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Filter: Hoya Circular polarizer
Focal Length: 36mm (35mm equiv.)
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Bias: -2/3
F-Stop: f/4
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: handheld
TOD: about 9 AM
Weather conditions: sunny

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-06-19 10:51]

Hi Horia,
Nice to see that you have arrived there.
Lake Tahoe is a wonderful place to be, enjoy it :o)

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-06-19 10:53]

Hi Horia,
Sounds like a long, long journey, but if this is anything to go by, well worth it! Beautiful shot.
Take care,

Hey Horia,you came back after some days :-)
What afantastic landscape you captured,
Perfect compo,lighting and POV,
Superb shot,friend.

Good Luck

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-06-19 10:54]

Hi Horia,
I alreay wondered how much time it would take for you to drop by :-)
I don't know Tahoe but it really seems like a nice place.
Keep on digging for gold as well (it might save you a lot of time to work for new gear)
Cheers, jacob

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-19 11:01]

Hi Horia,
good to see you've arrived.
Brilliant shot with a fantstic composition.
Well done and the best of luck,

Hi Horia,
Great you have an internet connection and your S2 device...:-)
Hope everything is fine and I wish you a wonderful stay.
Nice wide angle shot...
Well done

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-06-19 11:48]

Hello Horia,
Very nice landscape.I liked POV,wide angle view,clear details,colors and composition a lot.

Hi Horia,
Great to see your first photo from the states. I really hope that you are going to enjoy your work & travel program. Is it the one that allows you to work 3 months a travel for 1? (I used to work for a student exchange organisation in the states)
This is an excellent landscape photo with perfect FG interest and composition. Spot on exposure and clarity. You managed to capture good details and a wonderful clear blue sky. I do hope to see some more shots from you soon.

Hello Horia,
Thank you for your beautiful postcard!
superb sharpness, clarity, awesome colour and pov
well done

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-06-19 12:11]

Hi Horia.
I think you are OK after a long trip. Your shot is great and is the proof of good start of new step into your life. I wish you realization of all your plans.

Lights, colours and details of the picture is great. Pictured scenery is amazing too. Clearness of the "paints" and transparency of the shot impress me so much. Best wishes to you and BRAVO.

P.S. You are right. May and June are hot but not very hot but very dry.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-19 12:17]

Hi Horia,
Outstanding landscape shot. The FG sets the tone of the shot and the blue waters and distant mountains provide the depth. Excellent POV and clear details. Natural soothing colours and perfect natural lighting. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-06-19 12:23]

Hi Horia

A great shot of Lake Tahoe. A very strong composition with excellent DOF, exposure and colours.


hi horia,
nice to see you again, nice landscape(seascape), loved the layers and the beautiful natural colours, well compsoed shot, nice pov,
tfs & regards

Hi Horia,
it's great to hear from so soon.
I really hope you have a wonderful stay.
The picture is great with clear water, beautiful colours and fine light. Well composed and good deep.
Very well done, mf.

Hi Horia,
You landed in a beautiful place! Great composition using the vertical framing. Spot on exposure. The colors and detail are excellent. Tahoe is a very beautiful place!

Thanks for the beautiful picture post-card from the shores of Tahoe lake, Horia.
Good to know you have reached safe and sound after a gruelling journey.
Keep well and work hard :-).
The picture is very beautiful.
Keep dropping in and all the best to you in your new surroundings.

Hi Horia,

This is a nice shot of Tahoe. It has been so built up around there that I often avoid it...but you managed a great shot without obstructions. Wonderful exposure and clarity. I'll be curious to see the other place to which you travel.

Evelynn : )

Hi Horia,
So your travel lasts to me just a few seconds, since I just caught your previous post.
Glad to know you're ok, and welcome to this side of the puddle! :-)
An excellent view of Tahoe, I like the composition you built so carefully with the stones at first plane, water, mountains and snow at the back.
Hope everything would be ok for you, and wish you a great summer time,

Hello Horia a very nice compositon with good sharpness through well taken tfs rgds necip.

Hi Horia,
Nice to see your picture from lake Tahoe. Excellent pov and composition. Wish you all the best for this work and travel trip.

Hello Horia,
A wonderful postcard!
Have a great & educational time, and we'll appreciate uploads when you can find the time...
Pablo -

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-06-20 4:43]

Horia, I would love to be there.Such a beautiful scenario. GAnesh

Hi Horia,
Still alive hey..It's tough on the road :)
Thanx for the postcard, please do stay in touch mf. Well done.

Sal Horia,
Super tare cartea postala,compozitie si culori foarte bune.
Ce sa mai zic,spor la lucru si o vara placuta pe plajele californiene!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-20 16:44]

Hola amigo,
preciosa postal,
hermoso pov. y dof. bello habitat...

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-06-21 3:38]

Hello Horia,
Welcome to California.
You have done a great job of capturing the beauty of Lake Tahoe. It is a very special place, and I am sure you will have a lot of landscape as well as wildlife photo ops.
Have a great stay and thanks for popping in. : )

Hi Horia

what a great picture. The composition is excellent and the proportions work really well.

The colours are excellent and it is very sharp and the touch or green really adds to the picture.


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-22 9:13]

Hello Horia,
great low POV which adds excellent depth into this composition. Colors, sharpness and scenery are very nice. Very well composed and framed.

Hi Horia, The composition is arranged perfectly, I like these stones on the foreground. You captured this very well...

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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-22 17:42]

Hi Horia.
I like your very well balanced composition and very good POV with beautiful foreground.
Very nice contrast white covered mountains against well saturated blue color on sky and water.Well done.
This looks like a wonderful place to be, enjoy it!!Soon you to us show your shots with your new DSLR??
Best greetings Milos.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-06-23 14:10]

Hi Horia,
Thank very much for sharing this wonderful view! Awecome colours and composition!
TFS, Josť M.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-06-24 1:26]

Horia, very beautiful.

Excellent composition, colors and lovely sky.

I do enjoy sharpness too.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-06-25 7:50]

Hi Horia,
We miss you a lot! Thanks for sending us this beautiful view from Lake Tahoe. Excellent POV and lovely colours.
TFS and best of luck for your adventures "over there". Ulla

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