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"DayGlo" Meadow

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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: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-09
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Canon 17-85 IS, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-24 20:22
Viewed: 3757
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"DayGlo" was originally a brand name for a type of fluorescent paints. It has come to mean amazing bright/garish colors...not unlike those in this mountain meadow. We had hiked up above the tree line and found some delightful small meadows formed by snow patches still melting at this higher elevation. The bright green mosses along with the hot pink Indian Paintbrush was stunning.

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This reminds me of the 'Dynamic' setting on my small Leica...yet it does serve a purpose as you already know..You are so insightful. As I recollect, you were among the first to crit a image of mine..Having just said that (*invisible to the cyber world) I went and found your remarks..on my #2 photo..so long ago:

"Hi Bob, Welcome to TrekNature.

I hope you are a landscape photographer as they are a somewhat rare commodity here on TN. I shoot primarily landscape but my husband has just gotten into photography too and he is more interested in wildlife. Therefore I now do some of both.

This is a nice simple composition. It is cut right down the middle horizontally and as such it feels a little static to me. One third, two thirds splits are often more dynamic. The rough textures of the foreground against the smoothness of the hills is interesting."

You know your work Evelynn...let us call it both your work AND your passion.

beautiful habitat, TFS Ori

Hi Evelynn
It is good to see anotheer photo in your gallery. I like low POV and nice 3 dimensional effect. Also great saturated colors I like that kind of places
I am waiting for more
Best wishes from Poland

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-08-26 15:17]

Hi T.L. :)

This is indeed another interesting experiment from you. It reminds me of the little "thing" we had going on last year (i think) when we posted lots of natural abstracts and details.
This, too, is a rather tight composition, but with plenty of elements in it to drag attention. There's the contrast between the stone and the luscious green with the splash of pink that looks terrific, then the different textures - plants, moss, rock - that again look great, all in the same tight frame and all very well aligned in perspective.
Overall, i like the outcome :)

Bravo and TFS

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-08-26 19:23]

Hello Evelynn,
Love the vertical composition you've chosen. The different shades of green are beautiful and the pinkish blooms are a real treat standing among the boulders. The tiny stream draws your attention up into the dense BG. foliage. Great job!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-08-27 10:55]

I love, love, the composition in this one.
The rocks anchor the shot by their mass, and the flowers by their amazingly deep color and contrast against the neon green.
The little brook (?) invites our eyes to go yonder with its sineous lines.
What a lovely spot.
TFS. : )

Hi Evelynn,
This is really nice. You have such good eye for these type of photos. It must be your painter eyes that's working here. I like it how you positioned the stones and Indian Paintbrush in the FG and how there seems to be a small stream leading the eye up into the photo. It would not have worked if the Paintbrush would have returned in the BG. The soft light and lack of shadow brought out the colors beautifully. Your focus on the front elements is perfect and gave the BG a nicely soft effect.

Hello Evelynn,
Nice to see you back after a long gap. The composition is brilliant with beautiful flowers & rocks in the FG & lush green meadow there after. Thanks for sharing this unique DayGlo natural phenomenon.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-28 17:02]

Hello Evelynn,
I am always amazed at the multitudes of greens in nature, this image has several of them. A very pretty scene brought to life by your great work. I should get off my duff and start hiking again.

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