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Swiftcurrent trail #4

Swiftcurrent trail #4
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-24
Categories: Mountain, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, CP + ND grad
Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Glacier National Park July 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-07-31 8:48
Viewed: 3478
Points: 7
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm still trying to work on getting foreground into my 10mm lens. As Niek (suntoucher) has observed, you pretty much have to be stepping on it. Here I was trying to get some flowers in the fg, and I was kneeling down right in front of them. It felt like they would be dominating the shot, but it looks like they didn't. Focusing on the fg I may have neglected the lake as the mg. Luckily, I think the bg mountains and clouds are strong.

PP: A resize, frame, and slight USM.

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great composition
good angle
for me the focus is to soft
good note

best regards

aleks ;)

I'm not sure that it is the focus that is soft. I think there is just too much confusion in the foreground. That lens seems to need simplicity of form to be most effective. I sent a version via email.

Evelynn : )

Hi Mike,

A nice image of the flowers, of the lake and of the mountains, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


Hi Mike

Just watch out for your feet... I have had them trying to get in on the act occasionally.

I have to agree with Evelynn that there is too much going on here. The rocks or even water on the shore might have made a better foreground subject matter... but it is not easy getting it right everytime. I too am still practicing at the 10mm effect as well.


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