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Autumn scenery

Autumn scenery
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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: 2006-10-05
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/8, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-29 9:38
Viewed: 3504
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another shot taken during my trip a few weeks ago.
High in the Carpathian Mountains, some autumn colors were already visible and while driving up the great winding road, all of a sudden we faced this tall rock behind this "S" shaped dry river bed. The sun was slowly setting and this part was already in shade which actually worked well to give me a nice, even light. We grabbed a few shots and went on our way...we still had a lot of driving to do until our stop for that night.
This place here is actually very close to Vidraru Dam - the tallest dam in Romania.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M ND Grad.
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2 sec.
Metering Mode: Evaluative metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/8
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 6 PM
Weather conditions: sunny

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To Miss_Piggy: Thank you very much, Anna!horia 1 10-30 03:48
To SunToucher: Peak soaked in sunlighthoria 1 10-29 11:57
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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-29 10:46]

Splendida captura de azi.
Detalii si culori caracteristice toamnei!
Imi place vegetatia ce se ambitioneaza sa creasca pe stanci!

Hi Horia,
I love the soft colors and the clarity here a lot. The shade of the mountain gave you a wonderful even exposure throughout this valley. Your high POV gave you a very nice composition where the dry river bed leads the eye nicely toward the bridge and onward to the mountain peak. Wouldn't it have been nice if that peak was soaked in sunlight. I guess that was not impossible.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2009-10-29 18:02]

It is beautiful autumn scene, looking at your gallery make me wish to visit Romania one day. Beautiful light that illuminated the golden yellow tree so beuatifully. Lovely composition, the vertical format provide much depth to the landscape. Color is beuatiful and natural, not overly saturated like many here. The gradiation in the sky is a bit of a circular effect. it is not very obvious here. So it is still a very beautiful shot. This happen to some of my photo of blue sky, when using a filter. I don't know why.

Hallo Horia
Not only is it great to look at the variety of autumn colours photographed here, but it is also wonderful to experience and feel the absolute tranquil atmosphere captured. So peaceful and lovely to look at. It can only be wonderful to witness this in real. This image is the first I opened this morning and it is just what I needed to start this day. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-10-30 6:54]

Hi Mate,
a dramatic and rugged looking landscape, brought to life by the splattering of bright colour of the trees. As always a well composed shot, using every shape of the landscape to maximise dpeth and interest. Like Niek says, i guess if the light was more dramatic it would make an even more impressive shot, but i still think it was worth sharing, it shows off your good eye :o) I would like to see this spot when the river is in full spate!
Have a great weekend mate :o)

There are a very few areas around here where we have such a mixture of rocks a brush/trees. I see your keen eye has found a way to do it right. I have only tried a few times with little luck. all it takes is that special talent!

Hello Horia,
Well composed once again. Nicely done overall. I like the depth in the image which is strengthened by the bridge and probably a road in the background.
TFS and greetings,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-01 8:03]

Hi, dear friend.
I amazed with your comments again. Thanks for warmest encouragement.
I see your trip gave you many impressions and nice pictures. Lovely place, superb POV and wonderful picture. I think it looks like landscape pictures of our friend Radomir (cicindela). Colours palette and shadows are very similar as well as a top quality of the image. I love autumn look of the place, ultimate details of the shot and advanced shooting technique. Bravo. Great job. My warm greetings and best wishes.

Hello Horia,
this part of Romania is unfamiliar to me, this makes the picture even more interesting. The picture holds a view of mountains, a river bed and much forest but also a railway track and a road: the picture tells a story, and that I like.
Best regards

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