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Swiftcurrent trail #7

Swiftcurrent trail #7
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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
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Travelogue: Glacier National Park July 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-08-04 14:57
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's another shot of Redrock falls in the Swiftcurrent valley. I tried to insure I haven't clipped the bright spots, but white water in bright sunlight is pretty bright, even when underexposed by a full stop.

I was reading in my hiking guide that the Blackfeet's name for the valley was something like the land of 100 waterfalls.

PP: A contrast adjustment (reduction), resize, frame, and USM.

RP: I did some masking (with eraser! Thanks, Evelynn) to brighten the bg without burning the falls. On Evelynn's eye I also reduced the blue a bit.

cicindela, marhowie, Proframe, vanderschelden, pierrefonds, SelenE, pvb has marked this note useful
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Hello Mike!
Only a short comment to this picture :)
1. very nice composition
2. good colouration of photo
3. very good DOF and POV
4. interesting note
summarizing: this is an interesting presentation :)
TFS and have a nice Sunday!

Hello Mike,
You've done an excellent job on this one by not over exposing the water.
It's really great how well detailed it is.
Beautiful composition with lots of interresting details leading the eye through the scene.
Lovely color tones and contrast.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice Sunday,

Hello Mike,
It is better. Not that the original was bad or something.
The image is more 'relaxed' in away...
What is 'eraser' is it a photo editor or a CS3 tool or so...
Well done

Hi Mike,

A nice image of the Redrocks falla and of the valley, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-09 0:48]

Hi Mike,
The scenery and the landscape is breathtaking. Very well composed with fine POV, nice colors and exposure control. TFS
Best wishes,

Hello Mike,
A beautiful landscape, with the waterfall as the diamond in the crown!
I like the varied light and the fact you don't expose the water to make it look like whipped cream...
And there I discovered a person for scaling!
Pablo -

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-08-28 10:40]

Hi Mike,
This is a very nice place to be because this is a very nice waterfall.
Very nice composition with the bush on the left side and the different colours of green on the hill.
TFS Paula

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