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Smoke gets in your eyes

Smoke gets in your eyes
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Copyright: Tim Epp (BillyGoat) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 28 N: 899] (4827)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-09
Categories: River
Camera: OLYMPUS E-500, Zuiko 14-45mm f/3.5-5.6, Hoya 58mm Circ-polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): !"Smoke gets in your eyes" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-10-10 16:24
Viewed: 3621
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was driving through Manning Park yesterday and noticed that there was still some smoke lingering around from the huge forest fire to the south in Washington State.
Still a cool effect though how the light shone through the smoke and the trees.
I also used a Cokin p120 Grad filter to help even the exposure between the sky and the river.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-10-10 20:25]


This does go to infinity, nice work controling the exposure, it has a soft peaceful quality.


Hi Tim,

When we drove through Chilliwack last month Manning Park was closed. We heard there was fire there too. We had wanted to go to Manning but had to change plans. Hope was also on a 15 evacuation alert so those plans changed too...along with plans for Banff and Jasper as it was really smokey when we got there. So headed south and saw the devastation of the east Glacier fire. Then of course there is Yellowstone which I noticed is being completely reforested with pine...Isn't the pine beetle marching across the northwest of the US and BC and Alberta? I suspect that Yellowstone will be wiped out again.
When we were in BC a few years back there were 600+ live fires throughout the province. One has to wonder if one day there will be anything left!

This is an interesting shot though I can see it would be difficult to expose evenly. I'm surprised that the polarizer didn't do more to cut the glare on the water.


Evelynn : )

How on earth did you get that tree to lean out?

What a shot Tim! I am stunned that it has garnered so lil attention. I can only say that I like this shot for
a) PoV;
b) mood;
c) light;
d) colours!

Bravo! J.

PS I love the shimmer on the water. So totally realistic.

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