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Autumn Colours III

Autumn Colours III
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Copyright: Torbjorn Williams (TBW) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-15
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 350D, Tamron EF 28-200mm, Polarizing filter
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-26 15:16
Viewed: 3646
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was a great sunny september day. Me and a friend decided to take our cameras and go up the Andsfjell mountain right behind our houses. Up here you have a great view over the Målselv valley and the many mountain peaks in the area. It is a favourite place of mine for autumn shots - as the trees on the way up gives plenty of photo opportunities. I liked this particular view because the line of trees made a sort of lead-in-line. Also you have the Målselv river in the background. What I love the most with these kind of autumn days - is the fantastic effect you get from the polarizing filter. I have done virtually no post processing on this image :)

The only minus on this picture is that I never managed to get the right focus that I wanted. I had the camera on tripod and selected the focus point I wanted - but every picture seemed to have the nearest tree in focus - while the rest of the shot was a little off. The small aperture (f/5) is surely one part of the problem (I banged my head in the wall when I came home for overlooking such a thing..!) But still - the focus should be where I selected the focus pint, which was on the middle tree. I dont know why this happened - but hopefully the result is still viewable :)


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Hi Torbjorn,

Indeed, to bad for your f/stop. Still I realy love the composition of your picture. You have captured this row of trees in a good way. Nice colours, the rich gold leaves have a good contrast with the blue sky. Becaused you wanted to correct your focus in PP, you probably sharpen to much because we can see some kind of noise in the picture, like on the right side, 2/3 up near the tree branches.
Always remember that a good landscape photographer always take is time when taking a picture thus avoiding errors that makes you 'bang your head on the wall' ;)

PC :)

Hi Torbjorn,
I think Patrick has covered everything I would mention. But, as I mentioned in one of my replies yesterday, somethimes you can be lucky with a quicky.

I am curious in what mode you shoot. I can't understand that in AF and selecting the middle tree you have the first tree in focus. The colors and the soft light are beautiful.


I do like the composition a lot with the row of trees taking me into the photo.

Hello Torbjørn,
Wonderful colour contrasts... broken by the vertical tree trunks!
Beautiful scenery of nature, I notice from "date taken" this happens some weeks before in your part of Norway...
Well composed image, I also like what I see in the background!
Pablo -

Hi Torbjorn,
So, I see that most of all the great "landscape's specialists" on TN have already made their comments :) Not to repeat them (as I was a landscape specialist myself, lol), I will say that I like those colors and contrast, POV and composition with this very nice lightning too. Well done! Thanks,

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-10-27 11:48]


what a great compostion you have here. the almost diagonal line of trees across the picture is great. (DOF - not so, but you have covered that)

great colours and light as well.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-10-27 15:15]

Hi Torbjorn,
Beautiful light on this curtain of birches. The most important is that the picture is interesting the person who looks at it. And for me it did.
Best regads

Can't help you on the focus mystery. I seem to be always fighting these issues...but my head is not as young as yours and seems to take longer to understand these things...I can't afford to bang my head on walls any more!!

I do like your composition and the lovely blue and gold. Very nice

Evelynn : )

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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2007-11-22 22:28]

many compliments for this beautiful picture, great colours and correct point of view make theese simply trees a great subject.

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