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Capturing The Light

Capturing The Light
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Copyright: Patrick Carriere (Naturewalk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 163 W: 35 N: 227] (1137)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-04
Categories: Mountain, Sky
Camera: Pentax *ist DL, Pentax DA 18-55mm f3.5-5.6, Cokin Grad ND8 A121
Exposure: f/16, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Mountains, White Mountains New-Hampshire [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-08 19:26
Viewed: 5750
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
'Capturing The Light' is an excellent book by English photographer Peter Watson. I just both it last week and I recommend it to all beginners and novices. It's a superb guide on the know how to landscape photography. This picture taken in New-Hampshire reminds me of what we learn and see in this book.

This is Mount Washington at sunrise as seen from a ledge near Pinkham Notch. At 6:20, about 1 hour before sunrise, equiped with a headlamp, I hiked up to a ledge that offer this superb view. Once installed I patiently waited for the sun to start rising from the horizon and shine the exposed part of the mountain. Just a couple of minutes after sunrise at 7:15, the sun took this nice pink color on the mountain that lasted no more than 2-3 minutes before it started turning to a more orange-yellow tone. 'Capturing the light' in deed!

I decided to post a panoramic format because the bottom part of the picture was distracting and not interesting (see original picture in workshop) and also to give scale. The result gives a nice contrast between the dark FG and the beautiful lighted mountain.

PP (ACDSee Pro):
- Adjusted a little the levels
- Cropped to panoramic view.
- Removed dust.
- Cloned out some snow patch in the dark FG.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-08 20:35]

Hello Partick,
I like your panorama very much. The composition of three differently coloured layers is excellent. And colours are nice too :-)
Best greetings,

Hi Patrick,
What a wonderful photo. The pink color is just awesome. You did good making up the composition and being patient before taking the photo. The result is certainly rewarding. I've looked the WS as well, and I find that version beautiful as well, but I can understand your crop and find it a very good result.

P.S. Do you have the ISBN number of that book?

Hi Patrick.
great colours. Good time of day. Well cropped. Nicely photographed.
Regards, Steve.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-01-09 19:17]

Magnífica panorámica, Bellos colores y gran trabajo amigo Patrick,muchos saludos

Allo Patrick,
J'ai entendu parler de ce livre à la radio; il semble que ce soit extraordinaire. Ça ne m'étonne pas que Niek (Suntoucher)prenne des infos; ça lui convient tellement ;) C'est une superbe prise avec des couleurs vraiment suprenantes. J'aime beacoup le jeu de l'ombre et de la lumière, de toute beauté. Merci,

Hermosos colores Patrick. Me agrada mucho el juego de luces y sombras que has captado en esta foto.
Un buen trabajo.
Un cordial saludo, JL.

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  • TBW Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
  • [2007-02-14 16:08]

Beutiful view!
The colours are fantastic just before the sun comes up. I love this pink cast on the snow!
Very nice, and well shot!


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