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Madison Range

Madison Range
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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: 2006-06-17
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Summer Vacation 2006: USA
Date Submitted: 2006-07-20 13:17
Viewed: 3809
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I wanted to show you something of the area west of Yellowstone NP. The vegetation is so different from the park. When you are here, you almost start thinking that Yellowstone is an island. The colors change, the temperature rises and the wildlife changes as well. You are in a different world and get a total different experience.

In the hazy distance you see the Madison range with peaks like: No Man Peak, Imp Peak, Finger Mountain, Echo Peak and ofcourse Dutchman Peak (looks like we Dutch have been everywhere) The little town that you can see down in the valley is Ennis a small little western town with a friendly looking main street.

When I took this photo, we were on our way ghost town hunting, so behind me you can find Nevada City and Virginia City.

Technically not my best, but it gives you a good impression of the area.

pablominto, jmp, Juyona, Anton, Evelynn, valy67, manyee, wallhalla15, Silke has marked this note useful
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Hi Niek,
Lovely landscape... I like to see the sky dotted with white fluffy clouds!
Good foreground interest in the grass as contrasted to the fading mountain range in the distance...
I like the lines in the landscape, creating life in the composition!
Pablo -

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-07-20 14:01]

En la isla donde vivo no tenemos extensiones como la de su foto, donde dejar volar la imaginación, buena nitidez, perfecto encuadre y hermoso paisaje. gracias

Hello Niek, excllent colors, bg, POv DOF perfect details, great landscape great job, TFs Kyle

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-20 14:05]

This is a beautiful landscape with amazing DOF that leads the eye through the picture. Well done.

Hi Niek,
Beautiful place :-)
Wonderful colours and DOF.
Very well done!!!
TFS Malgosia

I like the sweeping vista that you've captured here Niek. Good use of FG grasses to give it a bit more DOF.

Hi Niek,
Just time for a quick visit.
Birthday Drinks, dancing and hangovers to get through!!!
Thanks for posting, have a great end to the week.

Nice sharp image Niek. Looks like it would have been a perfect candidate for a grad ND filter.

It's odd that "Nevada City" and "Virginia City" were also important gold/silver mining area towns in California and Nevada. Actually "Nevada City" is in California and "Virginia City" is in Nevada. Both are interesting historical towns to visit today.

Thanks for sharing your trip. This is fun.

Evelynn : )

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-20 15:42]

Hi Niek,
one can get lost in this shot it's has such depth. Great POV and excellent details. The wonderful Scenery so perfectly captured.

very nice ladscape photo;-)

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2006-07-20 16:37]

Hi Niek !
So you have returned to your favourite subject, landscaoes ! :-) And a wonderful landscape this is ! Composition and POV are wonderful, colors are nice and natural, and the sky looks great with all these clouds. Very well done !

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-20 17:56]

Definitely BIG skies and Big lands here.
Wow... What a perspective.
TFS. : )

Hello Niek!
Congrats, this is a wonderful landscape.
Fantastic POV, great framing, sharpness and very nice colours. This is an excellent composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-21 6:05]

Hi Niek,
Nice landscape with many different planes that invite to go ahead to the mountain. Good document of the place.
TFS,José M.

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  • Karin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 418 W: 5 N: 268] (2089)
  • [2006-07-21 11:20]

Halo Niek,
Zeer mooi landschap, met goede composite, voorgrond , midden en achtergrond. Enige opmerking : de wolken zijn een beetje overbelicht.
Well done and TFS

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-07-22 5:23]

Hoi Niek,

De diepte in deze foto is echt prachtig en de scherpte ook. Zoals Evelynn schrijft had je de overbelichte wolken kunnen voorkomen met een grad grey filter. Verder is het echt een hele mooie foto die het landschap realistisch doet overkomen. Well done & TFS!


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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2006-07-24 22:59]

I like the multilayered aspect of this landscape shot. Lots of lines and textures here, nicely composed. You may not think it's perfect, but what landscape ever is?
Well done TFS

Great shot Niek, you too have a good foreground as well. It really does a give a good impression of the area. You have mangaed to get foreground, mid ground and far distance into one shot, usually one or the other is missing in mos people's shots. I love the way the roads snake through the mid ground, they add to the detail. It is also nicely divided into 3rds.

There is also no reason (other than orientation which would be challenging) as to why you can't use both the CP and the grey grad/garduated ND filter at the same time - though a tripod and timer/switch would probably be best.

Did you take it in RAW? If you did, I can give you some very easy instructions to resolve the OE on the clouds...for future reference - its all done from the single RAW using the Canon software.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-08 5:23]

Hi Niek,
first of all thank you very much for responding to my shot. I really appreciate it as I would say you are an advance person in this TN. I also have read your responses to others especially in Markus posts. Im a beginner and your suspects might be true also. But what Mr Ivan Kruys had elaborated give me a good possible answer. Many of my birds shots were not sent because of this problem, the phenomena of using 2X converter.
Regarding your shot here, it is very lovely low and wide angle shot which depict the place very well. the dramatic sky and superbs wide clarity make this landscape a very impressive and a pleasant one.


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