Swiftcurrent Lake and Grinnell peak
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|I'm just back from our annual family trip to Glacier National Park. This is a shot from the Swiftcurrent nature trail that circles the lake near the Many Glacier Hotel. The main peak in the background is Swiftcurrent mountain. I am still trying to play with fg with this UWA lens, in this case the reeds in the lake.|
As I was packing I could only find one battery, so I stuffed that in my camera case. For some reason I didn't think to pack my charger. But after shooting some flash-filled shots of the kids I noticed the battery was almost drained, and I had 2 fulls days of vacation left! So I immediately turned off my LCD. Then each time the battery pooped out, I would take the battery out of the camera, and warm it my hand to get a couple more shots. Somehow I managed to nurse it through 2 days like that. (Just in case you ever find yourself in similar circumstances). But I ended up with a couple really stupid exposure settings, like after taking an evening shot, I left the ISO at 800. I usally review those after every shot.
PP: A contrast adjustment, a slight rotation (to level the horizon), a resize, frame, and USM.
RP: I think Evelynn was right about too many dark trees on the left of the shot. By cropping it even more seriously than her workshop, I got much more focus on the grass as a foreground, and I also got several prominent objects along the 1/3 lines both horizontal and vertical. So I like the composition much better this way.
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exceedingly nice landscape, each element is in perfection here.
made my day.
- [2007-09-03 11:38]
Very nice composition, I like the foreground so soft and the majestic mountain on BG, beautiful colors, pleasant for eyes
Nice image. I do like the mountains and the blue sky.
A nice image of the Swiftcurrent lake and of the Grinnell peak, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
I do think is is a stronger composition Mike. The image on my monitor looks like it has lost a bit of saturation compared to the original post??
Thanks for the battery info.
Evelynn : )