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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 17-85 IS
Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Autumn At Trek Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-10-26 3:36
Viewed: 3303
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another shot of Mount Jefferson. It is a dormant volcano... acutally the solid plug of a much older volcano and potentially more dangerous than others in the area. James Parker explained that " If a volcanic plume rises under Jefferson the plug will not budge so the whole mountain will blow - and make St Helen's look like a 4th July firework." Oh... now that is comforting.

I was very happy that the weather/visibility was good that day as so often it is hazy or smoky or foggy or cloudy/rainy. We drive this rough unimproved road through local Cascade Mountains every autumn. This year however there had obviously been no road maintenance and it was a bit nerve wracking. There were truck sized boulders in the road and others teetering above us; holes and precipitous drop offs etc. We dicided this would be the last time we would take this route, so I am glad I got a photo.

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Hi Evelynn,
This is certainly an eyeful of beauty. I like the triangular transition of color steps climbing all the way to Mt.Jefferson a very nice capture. I really enjoy your Autumn color shots.
Paul :)

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-10-26 7:49]
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Hi Evelynn

Another lovely autumn shot from you here!
The composition here is indeed terrific and i love all these diagonal layers: from the corner in the FG where we have splendid and vibrant colors, to the thick layer of coniferous greens and finally to the upper corner in the BG, with the impressive mountain and the blues - this is are really special!
Correct me if i'm wrong, but i do get a feeling that the shot is a bit tilted to the left...
Anyway, still a great job!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Evelynn,

nice composition and pov on the mountain.
Beautiful warm colours, good that the coloured trees left are standing on the picture.
well done.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-10-26 11:28]

Hello Evelynn,
You've captured beautiful hardwoods in peak color, rich green pines and splendid majestic mountains, the only thing missing is me. How I wish I could have been there to see such a view as this in person!! Great job!! TFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-10-26 16:05]

Hi Evelynn

A lovely composition - the colours and textures here are lovely. I love Jefferson looming in the BG. Thanks for the mention :)


Hello Evelynn

A wonderful composition.The power of the triangle.
Lovely colours and lighting.
The scenario is too ugly to imagine,that would be so devastating.
I will just take in the beauty of the here and now.
There are some really neat ridges and levels as the eye is lead to the summit of Mt.Jefferson.
We just don't have those majestic peaks here in the east,but I don't live far from Whiteface mountain,and that is biggy as eastern standards go.


Hello Evelynn,
It seems that you deserved this great landscape!
An other great photo with autumnal colours,nice compo too
Well done

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2008-10-28 16:36]

Nice image, Evelynn. I love the combination of fall colors, evergreens, and then ending with the mountain in the bg. Nice DoF throught. My hunch, though, even before reading Horia's comment, is that you've got a bit of a tilt here (I was wondering if the mountain was a bit asymmetrical, which is possible, but then the trunks of the evergreen seem to be tilted at a similar angle -- about 5 degrees to the left.)

Hello Evelynn,
Mount Jefferson is a dormant volcano. Let Jefferson sleep...:-)
I'll sit on the fence concerning James Parker's Kaboom theory.
Concerning the photo, I'll give it a go:-)
Nicely done with these diagonal lines. Beautiful autumn colors. And Mount Jefferson is definitely very visible in the background.
Well done

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-11-06 21:37]

Hi Evelynn!

I don't understand why this magnificent picture has not come more into notice. It's simply beautiful. The composition is perfect, leading the spectators eye through the picture and to the main subject, the sleeping volcano. Moreover, the different layers of colour are superb: the autumnla red and yellow, the always refreshing green of the firs, the lovely blue sky and the mountain in it... What do we need more to be pleased?

Kind regards


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