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Fall Above Bear Lake

Fall Above Bear Lake
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Copyright: Paul Gana (PaulGana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 3 N: 129] (595)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-26
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6
Exposure: f/16, 1/1.25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-30 8:22
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
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part 2 of my second Bear lake Series, this one won't be as long, but my next up coming series will be much longer as I have many more photos to post.

This photo is from about 30 feet above the prior photo I posted a couple days ago.

Longs Peak is just barely visible behind the leaves on the left. I gave a detailed description of Longs Peak on the prior posting, all I am going to say about Longs on this posting is that it is the highest peak in rocky Mountain National Park and is at 14,255 feet (4359 meters)and is also the only 14,000 foot peak in the park and is also the northern most 14,000 foot peak in the Rocky Mountains.

Thatchtop Mountain can be seen on the right, or at least it's northern ridge is visible though it's summit is not. Thatchtop unlike Longs is a small mountain and is only 12,668 feet (3874 meters) in elevation.

Bear Lake is visible down below.

The afternoon that I took this was largely overcast with a few thunderstorms, but I took this photo as the skies were starting to clear out and there was just enough light coming from the setting sun to light the western face of Longs Peak as is shown in this photo, it lasted just long enough for me to take a couple of photos then the lighting disappeared.

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Hi Paul,

Nicely framed scene with a good variety of beautifull colours. I like the steps that a viewer is taken through from the foreground to the mountains in the background. The reflection of the pines in the water are just enough to break what could have been monotonous water.



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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-09-30 10:25]

Hi Paul!

Your landscape pictures are simply beautiful. I like especially this one because master autumn has added delightful colours. Moreover, the pure air highlights the colour tones and the general view. The coloured trees form a beautiful natural frame. Well seen!

Kind regards


This is a very nice composition, I see that you've used a digital camera here, however it looks as though there are a lot of details missing in the leaves? Maybe you've used a noise-reduction filter, if so, sometimes a little noise is better than the smudgy effect that noise reduction filters tend to leave behind. Maybe it could also be that it was windy? But other than that you've captured a very effective image here, I like how you've bordered the scene using trees and rocks.


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-10-01 0:35]

Hola Paul,
precioso habitat,
tonos y atractivo pov...
encuadre realmente hermoso.

Hi Paul.

Very nice photo. I like it. Good pov, nice colors and contrast. TFS!

If you havent already, come and check my gallery. There's everything for everyone! :-)


Wow! What a beautiful photo! I added this to my favorites but some how did'nt comment... oh well, I see it's featured as a featured favorite :-D Congrats! A very beautiful photo, and nicely done! Thanks Paul for sharing! Cheers Josh Lewis.

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