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Alpine Beauty

Alpine Beauty
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-07-27
Categories: Mountain
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, Hoya 58 mm UV
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-29 22:15
Viewed: 3340
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Snass Mountain that you see here is kind of a crumbly peak, but quite rich in fossil shells and other interesting rocks. Lupiines and western anenome flourish here in the moist meadows from the recently melted snows of winter.
The Snass creek headwaters are also just off to the right.
This was taken in my pre-cokin filter days, so I hadn't any grad filters to help even the exposure. Fortunately a photmatix blend of 2 of the same photo evened things out considerably.

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Ah yes. Almost heaven...or at least my kind of heaven. Lupines make the shot stick out perfectly. Remember and old Monty Python show about lupines. I shall always recognize that name.

Bottom of pic starts out with blue lupines mixed with green, then mountains with a tad of green and the lighter blue sky. You couldn't have asked for a better composition of color. And I do like the way you "autograph" your pictures. Very professional looking for the web. In rare cases when I get asked for a photo, I use a gold pen made exclusively for such things....gives as in yours, a real personal touch.

Great composition - the lines of the mountain create wonderful angles across the top. The variation of color and shades from the top to the bottom is fascinating!

Hi Tim,
The exposure blend surely helped to recover details from both large differences in exposure. The light does make it a tricky one. Still the view is beautiful and the flowers in the bottom do add a lot of beauty as well.

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2007-05-31 21:30]

I really like the composition, Tim. The layer work here makes the brightness between the two areas perfect. The only clue is that having taken pictures for years, there's no way that an area in full shade would be this bright relative to an area in full sun (unless there was a giant whte reflector just above your head).

Hi Tim,
this is an excellent photo with the dark on light exposure and everything in focus.I like the way those blue flowers look so very real in this shot in amongst all that green.This photo is rice in details and thanks for putting it up. Bob

What a pretty spring scene. I love the lupine foreground. You did get the exposure fairly well evened out, but the foreground still feels dark...too evenly dark to me. I think there is enough detail there to get some more light variety in there and make those lupine really pop. Also that wide angled lens tilting upward has produced a bit of barrel distortion (trees leaning inward) I tried a workshop...as I need the practice. I have a similar lens.

Evelynn : )

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