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Summer Waning

Summer Waning
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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: 2008-08-16
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 70-200 f2.8, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-19 13:52
Viewed: 3542
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Western Oregon had experienced sunny and hot summer weather and then a couple days of red sunsets and distant lightning. This was followed by a front, following a winter storm track, which brought rain and winds and cool temperatures. So it appears that summer's days are numbered. Trees are already showing tinges of autumn color.

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Hi Evelynn
Nice light, colors and silhouettes on this one!

Hi Evelynn
Wonderful scene with great color. I like the silhouettes of the trees and you captured a nice and colorful reflection. Beautiful Sunset. Its finally cooling down up here. I did`int care very much for the 104 degree days. did it get that hot down by you?

Hi Evelyn...Nice moody yet tranquil image. Vegetation adds some foreground interest to break uo the water and there's a good layered effect through the composition. Best, Brat.

It really has been a strange year. To start we had heavy late winter snows which almost broke a record, then a late and cool spring. Hot summer for a bit. Now as with you image for a projection screen for thought, we have several images from all over which suggest possibly that we are noticing an early winter...You chose a good image to say it with as well...Very cool thinking...and well framed by natural! Those reed may soon be frozen in still ice!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-19 19:09]
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Wow!! Evelynn, Such a gorgeous sunset!
Love the colors and the reflection adds a very nice touch. Is this a large lake or river? It looks very peaceful in your photo.
I think your right, colder weather is right around the corner. I just mentioned to Rosie this evening that this year seems to be flying by. School starts tomorrow so she has to go back to work.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-19 19:34]

Hi Evelynn,
Wonderful shot and you have captured the ambience and the mood so well here. Superb colours in the sky and in the reflection and majestic handling of light and exposure. I like the tranquility and the cool atmosphere. Very nicely composed. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-08-19 22:46]

Hi Evelyn

A lovely, well planned composition - the lighting and colours here are really beautiful.

The weather here has been dismal this summer - rainy, dull and cool.


Hi, Evelynn,

very peaceful and romantic!! I like the composition a lot - with the grass in front echoing the clouds above. thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hi Evelynn!

You present us a delightful picture! I like the fact that you didn't take the sun, just the last rays and lighting. It's superb, the colours are fabulous. Every of the three layers is interesting and pleasant to look at. Moreover, the romantic atmosphere invites for contemplation and meditation.

Kind regards


Hi Evelynn, a suberb fantastic landscape caapture with great colours and composition.
TFS and greetingsfrom TRNC.

Hi Evelynn,
Very nice capture of this beautiful landscape with good composition, beautiful colours, good combination of lights, shadows and reflections create an amazing view.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-08-20 7:30]

Hi Evelynn,
not the type of shot i'm used to from you, but a truly great one. Very calming on both the eyes and the soul. Gogreous colours and light, with a well chosen composition and impressive DOF for f/6.3.
So Autumns on the way huh? Well we haven't even had a summer - again! Well done a great piece of work here.

Hi Evelynn,
This is an excellent shot of begining of autumn with grand POV, depth, mood & ambience. I agree with Sumon about superb colours in the sky and in the reflection and majestic handling of light and exposure. Beautiful picture postcard kind composition.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-20 18:44]

Hello Evelynn, very fine landscape shot, well composed, great reflections and colors, beautiful!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-08-20 19:33]
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Hello Evelynn,
Beautifully captured scene Evelynn, wonderful landscape work as always. Hope you are well and headed off on your fall trip soon.

I am glad to see your post a photo from your own area. Since I am considering a trip to Oregon, its great to get a impression. I did receive some brochures about the state and it does look like a very beautiful one.
The soft light in this photo and the different lines of vegetation make for a very beautiful photo. Did you crop this photo or is it a stitch of the vertical ones? Anyway, the format is great.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2008-08-21 4:49]

Hi Evelynn

Lovely capture of this Oregon sunset. I really love the mood of the image. I also like how you made use of 1/5 horizontal divisions for the vertical composition. The grass in the foreground is just sufficient as a lead in feature and to give some scale/perspective to the shot. The 3 different textures of the water surface makes for a pleasant break in the reflection of the sunset.

Well done and TFS.

Hi Evelynn,

Good colours, good exposure with some detail in the dark parts, and most important, very pretty. Good composition and impact. A very pleasing, warm image, well done.


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  • Loro Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 42] (557)
  • [2008-08-21 23:31]

Excellent colours in the sky. Good reflection and perfect exposure and light. Beatiful image and you have captured the ambient so well here.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-23 2:17]

Hello Evelynn,
You've really caught the end of summer mood here - the darkness and the cold colours - a wonderful capture! Our hot summer has suddenly come to an end here too with lots of rain but temperatures have not fallen too much yet. Soon the wonderful colours of autumn are here again!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hallo Evelynn
A stunning vibrantly coloured sunset with clouds well displayed in the sky. Simply splendid, with perfection in every aspect. Just love the reflection and dark silhoutte's on the water, and I would have loved to have seen it for real. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2008-08-28 1:19]

Hello Evelynn,
I suppose that also in Europe the summer in this year will end early. A good signal this is that about fortnight earlier flew away storks. Your work is beauties, fascinating a silence and colours of finishing himself day. Beautiful though the simple composition, good picture, excellent POV and the superb image of colours. When You will look at my photographs on TE, You will understand that such prospects I like most.
Best regards from almoust autumnal Poznan,

Beautiful colors. Great photo.

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