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Nature's Chapel

Nature's Chapel
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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: 2007-10-13
Categories: Trees
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 17-85 IS, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-05 8:12
Viewed: 3218
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was very windy and shady where I took this shot which explains the high ISO and shutter speed. I am surprised it came out as well as it did. I like the sharpness of the foreground leaves and I really like the out of focus stained glass effect created by the branches and fall colors in the background.

No need to point out that I got a bit ahead of myself... "© 20007" !!!! : P

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To SunToucher: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 11-14 07:53
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Hello Evelynn,
There is light and colours and the compo is okay.
Nice presentation...

Hi Evelynn, well seen and nicely framed, the mix of Autumn colours are great. The play of light on the leaves is beautiful.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-05 9:02]

Well captured, Evelynn!
I like color combination and composition of your picture. It's well exposured, detail is very good. Wonderful work!

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-11-05 9:21]

Hi Evelynn,
superb picture with nice details.my title to this picture would be "COLOURS OF NATURE".
xcellent composition.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-05 10:41]

Hello Evelynn,
Interesting well-planned composition. I like the criss-cross twigs which do look like stained glass together with the bright red colours of the leaves. Very beautiful light too.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-05 11:07]

Hi Evelynn.
You have created a charming autumn photo series. This one is so beautiful as previous pictures. Your note describes the picture and its features perfectly. I can to add that shot is really nice and pleasant for look despite the use of high ISO. Moreover any trace of the use of high ISO is absent and colour and sharpness/blurriness effect is so artistic. My compliments and TFS.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-11-05 11:53]

Hola Evelynn,
bello collage de hojas,
agradable composición,
agradable ambiente.

Evelynn I'm jealous on you. We are so old that we live in the year 20007 (Your trademark) (-:
But you captured a beautiful photo my lady. The difference between the red, yellow and green leaves. magnificent. The hole nature sequence is seeing here. POV, BG are very good. Nice composition. Regards and TFS BOB

Hello Evelynn,
this is a very fine autumn picture. I love it. Very good framing, sharpness, details and very fine colours too. This is a very nice composition. Thank you.

Bonjour Evelyn,

Belle composition. j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs d'automne.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-05 22:50]

Hi Evelynn

Another well thought out composition - very good close detail and nicely blurred BG with good patterns.

We have finally moved into autumn - about a month late.


Hello Evelynn.
This is very pretty. I relly like the way the leaves change colour from top to bottom. Beautiful light and colour. Great vertical composition too, placing them where you have to me emphasises their height from the ground and lifts them out from the soft b/g. Very beautiful.
Best regards, Steve.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-06 8:50]

Hi Evelynn

I think this is a great picture both arhisticly and technically.
You did excellent to freeze the motion here! The result is exceptional and shows all those splendid leaves with such great details and displaying what the french call a "Dégradé" which is in fact a progressive trasition from one color to another.
The DOF here is also perfect - keeping all the leavs close to you in spot-on focus while blurring the BG just the right amount to isolate your "sunbejcts" but still gives us a view over the place.
Brilliant composition and colors!!! I wish i had had such inspiration for my photos when i had the chance...here they are all on the ground now.


bonjour evelynn
un beau degradé de couleurs automnales,je me demande s'il n'aurait pas suffit de garder que le haut de l'image pour renforcer l'ensemble!

Hi Evelynn,
I like the effect of the shallow DOF in this photo a lot. It gave a great focus on the front leaves while creating a nice soft BG. Lichting and details in the front leaves are stunning. I am sure that you could have gone down in the ISO and shutter speed and still get a frozen photo. Wind won't blow that fast.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-12-01 21:54]

Hello Evelynn

A wonderful series of autumn shots this year,you certainly achieved what you set out to accomplish.
I like how you equate this shot to a place of worship...interesting how we photographers see the world.I like to think we are just a little bit more connected to Gaia .
The leaves create a beautiful palette of colour and the POV and DOF are excellent.
I am presently listening to Coldplay sing a song called "Don't Panic" and the refrain is "we live in a beautiful world,ya we do ya we do"I can't help but agree with that sentiment.

If colours were shade this would be it. Wonderful softness. Trevor

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