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Eldorado Canyon

Eldorado Canyon
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Copyright: Paul Gana (PaulGana) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 3 N: 129] (595)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-10
Categories: Trees
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-16 10:31
Viewed: 3154
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot from Eldorado Canyon, this time at the bottom of the canyon, this is water flowing out of South Boulder Creek, the river that carved the canyon. I took this quite early in the morning, about 6:30 then sun had just risen about half an hour earlier, and with some high thin clouds covering the sun a little bit, it created for some nice soft lighting, which is what I prefer, I am big on lighting, very picky about it and as I get further along in my photography, I get pickier about the lighting. I do not photograph after 8 Am and before 6 PM anymore (depending on the seasons of course).

Eldorado Canyon is a state park near Boulder, Colorado. It is a 1000 foot deep canyon south of the famous Flat Irons that overlook Boulder. The entrance to the state park is the scene of some very dramatic rock cliffs and is the setting for some of the best rock climbing in the world

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-05-16 11:31]

Hello Paul,
Excellent shot.The horizontal framing works well here giving this photo depth and DOF. The long exposure gives the water a silky appearance while placing the surroundings in crisp focus. The lighting and colors are fine with excellent sharpness and detail.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-05-16 19:34]

Beautiful image Paul,
Love the slow shutter speed and the composition is perfect. You've captured a beautiful scene. Thanks for sharing it with us. Nice notes!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-05-19 8:47]

Hi Paul,
not sure how i missed this one. A well chosen POV to create the long depth of field here. Exposure is very with nicely saturated colours a great composition. Fine work, well done!
(PS: i know what you mean about shooting at certain types of day...when you're doing landscapes it really can make all the difference!)

Congratulations Paul
...Very Well....

François De Barilon

Hi Paul,
A wonderful photo with the effect of the slow shutter speed and the warm light of the morning sun. I always like these type of photos of small unkown creeks and waterflows.
I do have the say that the photo lacks a little in contrast. especially were the sun is illuminating the tree.

Hi Paul,
This shot shows a dynamic looks of the stream flow, the slow speed make the picture alive, the y shape of the trees in the foreground make it more artistic, TFS the great notes about Eldorado canyon, hope I could go there sometimes

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