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Summer Gift
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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: 2009-08-10
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 500D T1i, Canon 17-85 IS, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-09-02 18:47
Viewed: 3973
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spring arrives late in the alpine zones of Mount Rainier, especially when there are late snows. It is always fun to find spring in August there.

I don't know all the flowers. There are Lupine and Queen Anne's Lace, and a lone Indian Paintbrush. I can't ID the fuzzy white flowers. They are not Bear Grass. I'll post a larger image of them as a workshop.

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2009-09-02 18:59]

Hi Evelynn , hmmm spring in August you say :-) , that must be nice to see , today I saw leaves falling off of trees :-(

it is a lovely photo , the shape of the flower field gives nice perspective , and a good composition. thanks for sharing

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-09-02 23:24]

What a wonderful sense of freedom and open space... peace and beauty.
Especially meaningful for those of us who just embarked on another school year!
Love the fuzzy texture of the meadow against the hardness of the mountains.
I don't know how you do it, but you have a knack for framing your scenery in the most effective way.
TFS. ; )

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-09-03 11:30]

Hello Evelynn,
Yes, spring in August sounds lovely, then you can start summer all over again!! Another wonderful capture of a mountain meadow with beautiful flowers.
Many thanks and cheers, Ulla

Beautiful scene Evelynn!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-09-03 22:55]

Hi Evelynn

Another fantastic view from the ever so colorful Rainier :)
Wow...those wildflowers are indeed amazing and even though you didn't catch the best weather possible, the brought such a plethora of tones and colors to the scene that it almost doesn't matter.
Composition-wise, i really love this shot: the flowery pasture here creates like a runway that pints to the mountains in the back. The entire FG is bright area that leads the eye straight to those impressive peaks in the distance, while being framed by the beautiful dark trees.
It's a big shame you had to go as far as ISO 800 on this one :( I don't know how great the 500D handles it, bit can't be that great since it's a smaller body. At this resolution, you've lost some details (especially in the mountains) probably to noise reduction, but i'm only hoping that the noise reduction will work better on the large file so that it would still make a lovely large print one day...the view deserves it!

Bravo, TFS and have a wonderful weekend

Beautiful work Evelynn, I've always enjoyed your landscapes immensely.
Looks like Canon's coming out with a 7D soon, @ 18mp on the APS-C sensor..
New Digic IV processor too.
They're always takin' it up a notch :)

Hi Evelynn,
That is a huge bed of flowers and the mix is great. I like how it is shapped in a tri-angle poiting toward the mountains in the back. This photo really shows that you didn't have good weather but you did make the best out of it.

great alpine meadow, TFS Ori

hello Evelynn

very beautiful landscape/mountain/plant photo,
with fine POV & DOF, i love the mountains as
background to the beautiful foreground, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-27 17:02]

Hello Evelynn,
Fantastic color palette and incredible beautiful scene. Trademark Evelynn quality image.

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