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Swiftcurrent trail #5

Swiftcurrent trail #5
Photo Information
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: Flowers, Mountain, River
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Glacier National Park July 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-08-01 16:21
Viewed: 3407
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Still too busy? I was just loving the Indian pantbrush flowers along the trail and tried to capture them -- this time in front of a bg of Redrock falls and the mountains. I sure with that green bush wasn't there, but I couldn't find a cluster of flowers w/o a bush nearby.

In terms of the exposure, I was busy trying to balance the natural light that kept being covered and uncovered by clouds with a flash fill.

If I have to I have a sure crowd-pleaser with my next shot of Redrock Falls.

PP: A contrast and color adjustment, resize and frame (no pixels left for an USM).

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Hi Mike,
I remember I. Paintbrush as being a lot deeper red or is this a different variety. I know it comes in all shades. Actually the flowers and the green bush are so sharp they would make a nice composition by themselves. I think your image needs a rotation to the left.

Evelynn ; )

Hi Mike,
No, not too busy. You got a good details and a recognizable shape in the paintbrush flowers. The lighting on the flowers is wonderful especially since it contrasts great with the dark BG. I am not sure if the photo is tilted. Since you are standing on a incline it looks like the trees might not be vertical but I actually think they are.

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2007-08-02 0:41]

Interesting POV and composition, the pink on green works well, and i particularly like the falls in the BG.



Hi Mike,

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


Hi Mike
The Indian Paintbrush is gorgeous, their colours against the greenery is a nice contast. I like the composition here with your eye being led down the slope toward the rocky ledge. Love all the colour and lighting.
TFS Janice
I haven't been down to Lethbridge all summer....but soon. I miss Broxburn :D

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