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Writing on Stone #2

Writing on Stone #2
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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: 2006-10-09
Categories: Savannah, River, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-10 21:05
Viewed: 3703
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Writing on Stone Provincial Park, Just north of the US/Canada border is a large section of prairie protected by the Alberta park system. Writing on Stone is a nature preserve that also protects a large number of Indian rock carvings and paintings. It has been nominated by Parks Canada and the Government of Canada as a World Heritage Site (Source).

PP: A noise filter, color adjustment, some sensor dust cloned out, resize, frame, and slight unsharp mask.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
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Mike, ruggied beauty, loveanature posts form here, Powder River right?

great shot

Hi Mike,
Very, very beautiful landscape. Greatly captured. Very sharp with great details. Superb shot and excellent PP works.

Ben Lakitan

Yes, now you are using that lens to full advantage...close, very sharp detail and tremendous DOF. I have to start using mine. It's kind of hard to find the right scene sometimes. Nice work


Evelynn : )

Gotta love nature. You have captured this perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

Hi Mike,
A very beautiful landscape scene. Very well composed and framed. You did a good job with the exposure to keep all the detail in the highlights and much of the shadow areas. nice one!

You have some great scenery in your homeland Mike. Just love the look of this location. The geology looks amazing, despite the harsh light you handled the exposure very well. Composition is good although I may have looked for a different or lower POV to make the balance of rocks on each side a little more uneven...God I know that's going to confuse you. Ahh maybe a column of rock just breaking the horizon etc. Just me being nit-picky, Very good job mf.

Hi Mike,
I looked at the photo several times and then I saw Steve's critique and then understood what my difficulty was with this photo. The high POV makes the entire photo too flat. Besides that, the view and the shapes of the rock are spectacular. I find the light a tad too harsh, but well controled.

Nice shot Mike, interesting geology well seen...
I read Steve's & Niek's comments, and agree that you might've pulled more interest changing your perspective here..and it's all about one's perspective, is it not? :)
Later mf,

Hello Mike!
This landscape has all elements I like: great stones, canoyn of the river and mountains!
Very nice composition and good DOF.
I like also the note - short but informative.
Best greetings,

Hi Mike,

A good POV of the Stone provincial park and of the river, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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