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Last ray of light

Last ray of light
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-09
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro, Tiffen 82mm UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2009: USA
Date Submitted: 2009-09-15 8:09
Viewed: 4233
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On our decent down from Hat Point to Imnaha we noticed that the weather over the Wallowa Mountains had changed. This also made us a bid worried if the weather would close in on us while driving down the mountain on a treacherous dirt road. Luckily the weather stayed OK and our journey down the mountain was suffused with evening sunlight.

I hope you don't mind that I dramatized the story and photo a little. :)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2009-09-15 8:55]

Hi Niek,
Beautiful photo... Light is amazing. Very good DOF and exposure control. I like the scenery and composition a lot.
Best wishes,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-09-15 9:46]

Hi Niek

I don't mind at all :) In fact, i think i would have chosen something very similar with such a dramatic landscape.
Those clouds look VERY dark and the picture gives the same feel as you said about the weather - it closes in on you.
Yet, there is a ray of light, of hope, one that catches the viewer's eye and pulls it right in the frame. Further more, there are the bit on top of the peaks that attract me, too, and that also give depth to the entire scene, making the mountains much more than just silhouettes.
On top of everything, the panoramic format works superbly with the entire scene and makes this is a terrific post.
Well seen and captured, my fiend!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-09-15 17:50]

Hola Niek.
Hermosa postal de bellos colores y gran contraste. El encuadre elegido no puede ser mejor.

Ciao Niek. Amazing playing of light and dramatic dark sky. Good idea the panoramic cut. Well done.


drama...drama...drama....you men are all alike LOL.

Just kidding Niek.

A lovely little ray of light you captured through the dark and eerie cloud. Love the landscape, including the clouds.
TFS Janice

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2009-09-19 10:04]

Nice, Niek. Well recorded. I especially love the crop on the top - just that bit of brightness on the top really helps frame the shot for me.

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