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The quiet fall #5

The quiet fall #5
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-21
Categories: Mountain, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM
Exposure: f/6.3
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-11-11 16:24
Viewed: 1642
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yet another shot from Vermillion Lakes in Banff. This was taken a bit ago before the snow (which has since melted down, at least down here).

Lately I've been noticing Evelynn's use of what I've been calling reverse space -- where something that appears to be the subject serves more as a frame of the "real" subject. Here, I think the trees reminds me of that -- at first glance the subject of the photo, but after a bit becomes the bg and the mountains moves to the subject, sort of like an Escher drawing.

PP: A noice filter, resize, one bit of sensor dust cloned, framed, and USM.

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To SunToucher: Thanks, Niek!mbasil 3 11-12 13:38
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Hi Mike,
I like the idea, but this one doesn't work for me. I keep returning to the centered trees and not to the mountians in the back. If I cover up the space on the left of these trees I do see the beauty. SO I feel a heavy crop would work. I also don't find the shaded FG very attractive.

Its a beautiful scene for sure Mike but it breaks the rules for me (although we can bend them). Cormac (on TE) did something like this with his composition and it seem to work but here I am not so sure. If it were mine I think a large square crop showing the mountains and heaps of details, would have been a cracker. Regards Steve..

Hi Mike,
the 3rd shot of you today that I like so much.
Such a fantastic view, no people, no hectic, so quiet and peaceful with wonderful colours.
Great moment, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

This is a tough one to get properly exposed throughout.
The snow on the BG mtns are a tad overexposed and the FG trees are too centered. There certainly was some beauty to work with here though.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-11-11 17:36]

Hello Mike,
lovely view of the rockies. Excellent POV to get to get a nice overall look of this lake area. Scenery and colors are great. Very well composed landscape.

Hi Mike,

I to find the FG a bit distracting and the trees to centered. I tried a workshop on this one just to see how it would look.

PC :)

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