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Rare sky for Tahoe

Rare sky for 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: 2007-08-28
Categories: Mountain, Sky
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Polarizer
Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: 2007 USA summer
Date Submitted: 2007-09-14 12:32
Viewed: 5070
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some two weeks ago, a very good friend that i had the pleasure of meeting here - Rick - and i went to the beach with his dog and had a great time. At the beginning it was pretty cloudy and we actually thought it would rain, but at the end, it turned out to become a simply splendid afternoon.

It's hardly ever constantly cloudy here around Tahoe - probably because of the high altitude and the strong winds up there that blow all the clouds away, but that evening, when we saw the beautiful sky, we decided to stay and try some nice sunset photos.

This is one of the ones i took that day and it will always remind me of the wonderful and private beaches from around the Tahoe Lake :)

Hope you'll like it:)

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC
Filter: Hoya HCM Circ. Pol.
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Bias: -1/3
F-Stop: f/4
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 7 PM
Weather conditions: beautiful :)

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-09-14 12:36]

Hi Horia. A fantastic picture from you. so much detail in the sky. with the colour of the sun just showing. and the dakness of the rocks in the foreground.with the ripples on the water. good all round. well done TFs.good notes too

Have a good weekend.

Hi Horia,
Very good photo. I like the dranmatic lightfall, and the natural colours. In this picture the rocks in the foreground have to be very dark for the right impact.
Well done,
Regards, Ruud

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-09-14 12:54]

Hello Horia,
some great sky you've captured here. I like the way is eager tot pop up behind the cloud. It all creates some kind of surreal atmosphere. hope you're still doing fine out there in the wild :-)
Have a good weekend

Hi Horia,
there are dark creatures in the water - and above the wonderful sky - this shot is wonderful, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Beautiful sky on your picture. I like the rocks in the front and the colors. Great picture !

Salut Horia si bine ai revenit.
Intr-adevar superb cer, imaginea este foarte placuta cu o compozitie perfecta si niste culori excelente.Expunere este deasemenea fara cusur, nici o parte arsa din cer.
Felicitari pt. imagie si pentru noul echipament !!!

Hermoso cielo amigo Horia.
Buenos tonos y estupendos contrastes.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-09-14 14:03]

Hi Horia,
a beautiful scene that you've captured superbly.
+++ Very sharp, perfect lighting, excellent composition.
--- Of course...nothing :)
Well done,

Well I'd say that it can be cloudy there. I was once snowed in for days at Tahoe, in a camper, with no where to go while it snowed and snowed and snowed... many feet deep.

This is a wonderful photograph Horia. I love the silhouetted rocks in the shimmering water. The sky and low sun are beautiful. Very nice work.

Evelynn : )

Hello Horia a fine wide angle with good sharpness and details great light/exposure fine work indeed tfs rgds Necip.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2007-09-14 20:00]

Hi Horia!
Beautiful shot! Peaceful moment of nice nature! Very good vertical framing with nice inclusion of those rocks in the foreground.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-09-14 20:10]

Hola amigo,
bello trabajo,
momento y estupendos detalles,
agradable pov,

Hi Horia
Welcome again :-) Beautiful landscape, great mesmerizing sky. Great exposure and composition. Very nice contrast
As always very good job
Best wishes

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-15 6:10]

Hello Horia,
Again a very beautiful landscape. Excellent composition and most beautiful light, which gives a lot of atmosphere to the picture. Amazing how many different blue tones we can find. Magnifique!
Best regards

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2007-09-15 13:13]

Horia, this one has a very beautiful composition. I also enjoy contrast and saturation too. A beautiful sky.

Hello Horia,
Wonderful sky, great contrast and colors there..Well composed in the vertical frame also. I'm from California originally, born & raised there. I made my way to Lake Tahoe several times, a most beautiful place :)
I do very little landscape work so far. I wonder how this would look with some combined bracketed exposures?
Very well done.

Hello Horia!
Anyway, it is really nice to see you again here on TN (a weekend? ;>) This is another lovely picture. I like a dramatic character of this image, clouds are wonderful and the light control very good. It seems that you do not loose your time in the USA :) I really hope to see much more amazing pictures from you after your come back to Romania.
My best withes from Lodz and have a very nice and fruitful weekend!

Hi Horia,
You know I have a weak spot for skies, and this one surely triggered something in me. The cloud formations in the upper sky are simply stunning. I love how you just got that small band of yellow sky along the horizon, showing that that sun is about to set. Your composition is very good with the rocks in the FG giving depth and leading the eye onward to the larger rocks and onward to the setting sun. I like the combination of the cool water and upper sky being broken by the warm sunlight.

Hi Horia,
As I can see you're doing the learning curve so fast and successfully!
This is a beautiful scene, so evocative, it really connects you back with nature and the essentials.
You did a pretty good job with the 17mm, the inclusion of the stone silhouettes and that gorgeous clouds works great for this composition.
I'll be following the rest of your travelogue, and it would be good to have you back home to resume your active participation here.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Warm regards,

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  • sily Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
  • [2007-09-17 15:46]

HI Horia!
Beautiful landscape and composition!

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-09-20 11:41]

Hi Horia

That sky is magnificent. I love the vertical framing and the FG details of those rocks. You gave just the right amount of dominance to the sky



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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-09-24 8:05]

Hi Horia.
I like to see your new works taken with excellent new equipment. I understand your pleasure and share it. You have pictured a very nice scene and done it perfectly. I like your vertical cropping, amazing colour palette and light/shadows. Crisp sharpness and details of whole image decorate the pictured view. It is a funny a bit the use of tripod at so short exposure time and focal length. However, the better tripod than without it. Bravo, my friend, excellent impressive shot.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-18 1:30]

I prefer more detail on stones, but sky and sea are wonderful, composition is very good

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