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The First Sight

The First Sight
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Copyright: Pablo Minto (pablominto) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3879 W: 192 N: 3835] (14563)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D50, HOYA 52 mm PL-CIR
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The Ones You Like Most! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-05 2:51
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Imagine you’ve been trekking for hours to get there, where you’ve heard rumours the trout gets really big…

Then you get the first glimpse of the lake between the pine trees!

No matter how tired you are, first thing you do is to get out the fishing gear…

And in not too many weeks the season starts again!

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Muito belo e bem composta esta fotografia qualidades e nitides exelente,meus parabéns.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-05 3:14]

Beautiful picture of beautiful place. I like composition and color - the sky and water are wonderfully blue, the clouds are where they should be, the trees are well detailed and sharp.

Hi Pablo!

All depends on the fact whether you like fish or not... I don't, but don't be afraid, I would like to discover this place anyway. It sounds good: hiking, a lake, a forest... hmm, certainly some fine subjects for the lens of a camera!

Thank you for sharing this nice place with us.

Kind regards


Hi Pablo,
A nice capture of this beautiful landscape. Nice colors and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

What a heaven your country turns into during summers, Pablo!
Very charming landscape with woods, lake and an azure sky with a cloud foating around in it.
TFS and regards.

Hello Pablo! Amazing landscape. Beautiful perspective. Good POV. Nice colors. Excellent clouds. Original picture. Well done!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-05 4:12]
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Hi Pablo,
i'm not one for fishing to be honest, i don't have the patience to sit still all day, i like to keep moving! However, this is a truly great looking spot!
Nicely framed to allow us a teasing glimpse of that lake through the trees, with great summer colours throughout.

Hi Pablo,
Beautiful glimpse of beautiful lake and pine forest. Wonderful pov and composition. I can see that you are longing for spring break :) Very well done and tfs.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-05 4:41]

Wonderful image Pablo!
The colours are beautiful!
Excellent sharpness and detail.
Great composition.
Very well done,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-05 5:47]

Hi Pablo,
I will be back later with a proper critique. Sorry friend.

Hi Pablo,
This place is a little paradise! I like color saturation a lot and beautiful details on the trees and vegetation. Exposure is perfect in good composition. I don't fish but I can imagine how agreeable this place could be for this activity :) Thanks,

Hello Pablo,
Hope you'll enjoy your fish, Pablo. Delicious, I guess:-)
Beautiful Norwegian landscape as always. For instance the colours are pure.
Well done


Beautiful image,
I know you can't wait til you can make that trek and fish that water,
Good luck,


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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2008-02-05 8:11]

Hello Pablo,
beutiful landscape! nice warm colors and great clarity of the pic,
great composition,
regards, Dejan

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-05 9:00]

Hi Pablo.
I like your short but nice note. Once more great landscape picture. Amazing red-drown dry grass cover, fine blue water stream of the river, impressive rows of wonderful trees and so attractive blue sky with nice cloud. POV, DOF and composition as well as the other components of the photo art are outstanding. Bravo and many thanks for next masterpiece.

Hello Pablo
OH YES!! I can imagine..The first glimpse brings up the hairs on the back of my neck..are the rumours right..eyes scouring across the lake for a sign of a rise..Looking for a sign of a hatch..any entemological signs as to how to approach this challenge from the box..nymph, buzzer , dry.
A great picture and a great note.
And did it produce for you?
Thanks for sharing this one.
Best Regards

Hi Pablo,
I can fully understand you since I like flyfishing as well. What kind of gear do you use?
The glimps of the lake through the trees is great and gives it a bit of mistery on what to expect. The contrast of the blue sky and dried scrubs is great.

Hello Pablo,
Beautiful spot for the big trout!!
good pov with beautiful scenery around the lake!
good sharpness, awesome colour and details in the shot
well done

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2008-02-05 10:26]

Hello Pablo,

Nice nature picture with the pinetrees and the small part of the lake between the trees.
Another lovely image and nice place for a good strolls.
Colours and composition be superb.
Thanks for sharing.

Best regards,

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-02-05 12:15]

Hi Pablo, Good to see the very natural and unspoiled parts of Norway. We see a lot of Norwedian salmon in the shops here and this proves the environment for fish there is certainly pristine. TFS. Murray.

Cleverly done in words..I can feel the notion and the emotion more w2ith words and after with picture...What a super presentation Pable..You Da' Man!

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2008-02-05 13:21]

Hello Pablo
Really a marvellous place to go after the trout. How beautiful! I really love the picture but I should love too to see you fishing there and breathe the air of the place.
A wonderful shot. Thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

Hello Pablo,
fantastic picture, I love colours and composition with effect 3D
splendid point of view

Hi Pablo,

A nice image of the lake surrounded by the forest under a beautiful sky. The point of view is giving depth to the photo. It is receiving a good luminosity which brings out the colors. Well done, have a nice day.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-05 16:24]

Hello pablo,
Beautiful presentation of this stunning landscape
the colors and details are very well composed
Well done


Hi Pablo,
A beautiful landscape!
The vivid colours got here works great for the image, as well as all those pine's composition.
I don't know the time you arrived there, but the light and c. polarizer made a fine job.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Pablo,

Nice selected angle, well composed, lovely natural colors.
Excellent -as always- landscape shot!

Ben Lakitan

Hello Pablo,
beautiful landscape, excellent sharpness and depth of field, beautiful fantastic colors and clarity, very nice composition.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-05 20:05]

What, you don't get our your camera first, or maybe it's already out.. Nice shot Pablo. I like the way you've composed this to give us just a little sneak look at the lake between the trees. It does tie in well with your story. Nicely done.

Thanks, John

Hi Pablo,
You really are a master of landscapes, this is a real stunner, beautiful composition, and stunning colours, the detail and d.o.f are amazing, thanks for sharing, lovely work, Cheers Rick :)

Hi dear Pablo ,
Very nice landscape.
great composition and beautiful colours.
well captured

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-05 22:45]

Hi Pablo

A lovely composition. The elements of the shot are well placed to create a great shot. Good colour too.



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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-06 0:57]

Hi Pablo

Another very nice landscape from you, my friend.
So are a fisher, too? I didn't know that :)
I have a few friends that have this hobby, too and they would definitely understand you a lot better than i do, but i will do my best :)
Until then, i see a very interesting composition here - with the main element (the lake) hidden a bit by the trees, adding a bit of mistery to the scene.
Other than that, some splendid natural colors and surroundings make this place so beautiful.
Good luck in your hobby this season...but don't catch too many ;)

Bravo and TFS

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-06 2:06]

Hi Pablo,
Very nice capture of this lovely place. Good colors, light, POV, composition and clarity. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Pablo, lovely view of splendid forest with wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Pablo,

I like the anticipation of your note. Adrenalin works in mysterious ways too I suppose.

Very well peep of the lake through the lush green and that sheep like white cloud is just stunning against the blue sky. Big trouts will like this too, I'm sure :-)

Best regards,

Hi Pablo,
Beautiful landscape and picture nicely composed and presented, well taken with great colors and sharp picture, and I awake the new saison we are more than 80 cm of snow on the ground, in Quebec..Well done.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-06 6:52]

Hello Pablo,
I guess that with fish becoming scarcer in our seas, stocks in inland waters will now be even more important. I used to fish when I was younger but now I only eat them! A fresh fried grayling is unbeatable!
I like the composition very much in this spring shot, the treelines leading to the tantalising blue water in the middle and the lighting and colours are great!
Thanks for sharing this fine landscape image,

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-02-06 9:13]

hello my friend
wonderful landscape photo with impressive and calm atmosphere between pine tress
i like composition, point of view, colours, lighting and sharpness
thanks for sharing

Hi Pablo,
Trčs belles couleurs et belle coposition.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-02-06 17:43]

Hello Pablo,
Well she looks like a beauty Pablo, and your great image displays it so well. A fishermans dream, what kind of trout, Rainbow, Cutthroat? Thanks for sharing Pablo.

Looks like a pristine spot to fish for trout Pablo.
Man, I wish I could be there with you when the fishing gear comes out :)
Great work mf,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-07 7:58]

Hej Pablo!
Right, I look forward to the proof soon - a capture of a Trout! :-) When do you actually start fishing?? This is a fine capture of a lovely day in May with blue sky and fresh air (I can smell it!). Lovely image in beautiful colours and well composed.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Helloo Pablo, great work colours and saturation is lovely, details sharp, nice contrast. tfs Necip

Hi Pablo,
I do love fishing , but the first thing I'ld do when I saw this site? Take out my camera out! Then I'ld take out my fishing pol' :o) So beautiful the blue water and the trees around it. TFS

So much DETAIL and so sharp too.
My kind of "HOME".
Warm regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-02-07 14:27]

Hi Pablo,
Yes May will arrive quite soon! Wonderful colours, light and view.
TFS, José M.

I have never caught a single fish.... but I raised tropical fish most of my life, is that why I can't kill them. I sure can eat fresh trout however!!!!!! Yummy!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-09 2:42]

Hello Pablo, great landscape ! Very well done, thanks!


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-09 19:11]

Hello Pablo

A post card quality shot of this spectacular wilderness area.This is a special place.
Are the trout as big as that?
The deep blue lake is well framed between the tall pines.
Excellent natural,well saturated colours.
The focus is spot on.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-11 12:06]

Hola Pablo,
preciosa postal,
limpia y maravillosa composición...
que me hacen recordar historias del gran norte,:))
saludos amigo.

Hello Pablo !
Must have been great to discover this plave, you are lucky to live in such a wonderful country ! What I like most on this picture are the warm and sunny colors - here in France it has been all grey and rainy for weeks, so I desperately nned some cheerful colors ! :-) Composition and POV are perfect, as usual, and the landscape is amazingly beautiful. Very well done !

Hi Pablo,

Great shot with fine tones, lights.
Good composition.
All the best, dear friend.


Hi Pablo,
Fantastic landscape as always from You. I shouldn't mind going for a few days camping with You to there - and when You're fishing, I go for fungi hunting. :) Marvellous image. Congrats and tfs. Best regards, László

I can imagine what you felt like, Pablo...I haven't heard from you in some time!
I love this shot, for it reminds me of back home!
Very well done!

Hola Pablo,
Hermoso lugar el que nos presentas con precioso encuadre, colores muy naturales propiciados por una magnífica iluminación, saludos
José Ramón

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-10-12 17:37]

Hello Pablo,
the first sight is always beautiful. so does other firsts...hehehhe.
Beautiful rendition of puffy clouds and superbs blue sky.
Excellent clarity of the trees and the brown fg
balances the blue sky nicely.


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