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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-25
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 17-85 IS, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-28 9:32
Viewed: 3115
Points: 16
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All of the roads around Colorado Springs seem to have the most wonderful rocks... also within the city itself. For example, "The Garden of the Gods". We took a day drive to the mountains out of town and the geometry of this scene really caught my eye; even though it was pretty much in shadow. I really cranked up the ISO and still the image was dark. I didn't have my tripod that day but did use my trusty bipod. I lightened the image up some on the computer. It is one of my favorite images of the trip. I love the simplicity of it.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-10-28 10:48]

Hello Evelynn,
Interesting study of the way rock split up by natural forces. I like the composition, the conifer providing an opposite cone shape, while the greenery in general provides softness to the hard rock composition.
Very appealing!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-28 13:37]

Hello Evelynn, I love those patterns and textures, you've seen it well and you've captured it perfectly. Well done,


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-28 14:32]

Buenas Noches amiga, (en Canarias)
preciosa foto,
el color de las grandes rocas
y el de los árboles una bella combinación...
buen trabajo,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-28 15:07]

Hi Evelyn

Nice contrast between the rock and the fir tree. The cooling contraction lines and intrusions of quartz or feldpar make an excellent posting.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-10-29 1:31]

Hi Evelynn

Another most original shot from you. Very well seen this unique place and very well captured and composed.
All those intersecting lines on the rock bahind are impressive because of their simplicity and the complexity off the shapes they draw at the same time.
I considerr the vertical line described by the fir tree to be part of the geometry, too here, not onlt it's triangular shape...but i gues everyone looks at this picture in their own special way, and that's what makes this shot so fantastic. A splendid abstract!
I wanted to debate more on it and maybe even do a WS with some geometric lines in this photo, but i got some exams comming up this week and i got to study...at least a little bit :)

Anyway, a big Bravo for the keen eye and TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-29 9:06]

Hello Evelynn

This would be a good shot in the winter ,it would make a nice Christmas card.I agree with James the contrast of textures between rock and conifer are very good.I like the lines and shapes in your composition.TFS


Hello Evelynn,

You did a great job. My compliments. Lightened the photo in the computer and than this as result. "Chapeau" I like also the composition, the conifer providing an opposite cone shape. But the straight up line from the conifer and the line on the rock going to heaven! Is this what the people in Colorado Springs means with "The Garden of the Gods" ? POV, BG and DOF are good. Natural colours. Sharp and ful of fine details. A very nice compo. regards and TFS BOB

Hi Evelynn,
I like the different triangles in this photo and how all the different lines seem to point toward the young pinetree. Your technique of lighten up the photo looks perfect, I cannot see any noise in the darker areas or any loss otherwise. And that with the JPEG format. The texture in the rock is very beautiful.

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