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Wild Fire

Wild Fire
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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: 2007-10-31
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-06 8:10
Viewed: 3310
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While hiking at Great River Bluffs State Park I spied these brightly colored trees. I believe the yellows are Maple and the reds and russet are Oaks. The white bare trees are Birch. The wind was blowing fiercely so the leafy foreground trees look OOF. The foreground reminds me of fire so I named this Wild Fire. Here is the address of my previous post if you care to read more about Great River Bluffs State Park.


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

fartash, vanderschelden, writerscrawlz, Arjun, jaycee, horia, Silke, nglen, Luis52, eqshannon, Jamesp, Argus, marhowie, tiklod has marked this note useful
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Hello Richard,
Autumn colors make the best pictures :) You capture the essence of this beautiful season perfectly in an original POV and beautiful composition. Exposure is natural and details are superb. Thanks,

Hello Richard
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Perfect composition,lighting and sharpness,Welldone.


Hi Richard,
Wonderful colours, nature and compo.

Isn't this the most wonderful time of year with everything changing? There are so many bright colors, contrasting elements, and even a sense of old giving away to the new. The composition here is beautiful and the title is very fitting.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-11-06 9:30]

hi richard.
absolute wild fire...all the details are superb..the colours of nature is unexpressable,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-11-06 9:40]

Hi Richard,

A very beautiful autumn scene with marvelous colors. The lighting is superb. A wonderful composition. No scenes like that here in Arizona.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-06 9:43]

Hi Richard

Another splendid capture of this essence of fall from you!
The composition here is truely remarkable, with the digonal lines of different colors and tones that are just a pleasure for my eyes. But all those brilliant and vivid colors weren't enough, so you managed to include those bright birch trees that to me are just the cherry on top of the cake here!
Great difference of texture, too and also a lovely perspective and sense of depth as well.

Bravo and TFS

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-06 11:19]

oh yeahhhhhhhhhh!
Fabulous rich colours, superb diagonals -- this is a wonderful composition and the frame works very nicely!

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  • carmia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 4 N: 144] (2240)
  • [2007-11-06 11:46]

This is lovely shot. Capture, colours, composition are perfect. Nice image.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-11-06 14:03]

Hola Richard. Muy hermoso el paisaje en esta foto. Los colores de los arboles en Otoņo lucen bellamente. Pronto sera invierno. Saludos Luis52.

This series of yours is a killer..I love it.. I used to wander these among other places back in the 1970's..my wife and I...camping in cold temps all to see the colors. These are truly fantastic and include so many natural elements and periods...Thanks so much for being so good at autumn shots!

I love all the diagonal layers in this shot Richard. It is a very effective composition... I think. I like that the bare twigs in the foreground are repeated in the bare trees and the fall hues in the foreground are subtly repeated in the soft focus background. I don't know what your focal length was but it really flattened/compressed the image giving impact to the visual patterns of color and texture. Nice work.

Evelynn : )

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-06 22:59]

Hi Richard

Nice composition with vivid colours. Good exposure on a difficult subject.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-07 7:10]

Hi Richard,
A riot of colours here and a stunning image. I like the diagonal alignments and the layers of colours here. Superb lighting and exposure. Excellent POV to portray this charming view and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Richard,
Very beautiful and wonderful Autumn colours you've captured!
Excellent details and sharpness with nice composition!
Well presented and TFS,
Best wishes, Kevin

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-11-07 10:26]

Hi Richard. This if full of warm colours. a great compostion. all the colours are in lines . well seen. you have used the light so well. TFS.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-07 18:49]

Great colors on that beautiful composition. Well done Richard on the exposure, sharpness and DOF. Thanks !


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-11-08 6:25]

Hello Richard

This is fantastic,OK the colours are striking,but I really like how you composed the shot too.
The POV and DOF are very well done.
Excellent detail and focus.
A true autumn beauty.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-11 6:02]

Hello Richard,
This is a fine autumn forest shot, the vivid reds and yellows of the trees combining to form an excellent diagonal composition and making the title very suitable.
Well done and TFS!

Hello Richard,
Interesting layered composition and aptly named. A real eye pleaser :)

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-11-12 14:02]

Hello Richard,
Your title is excellent! These leaves are really fire! Wonderful palette of vivid colours. Well done Richard!
Best regards,


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