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The quiet fall

The quiet fall
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-20
Categories: Mountain, River, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-10-22 22:25
Viewed: 5197
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The quiet season has arrived. The warm summer days and the crowds have left for their work and homes in the cities. The shorter and coolers days have arrived. The nights are starting to dip below freezing, and many animals have finished their rutting season. There is an anticipation of the cold and snow that will blanket this land soon.

PP: A noise filter, color adjustment, grad filter, resize, frame,and slight unsarp mask.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-10-22 23:07]

Hello Mike

Very serene atmosphere.The scenery is amazing.Nicely composed ,the river bend leads the eye to a beautiful mountainscape and sky.Well done.TFS


HI Mike,

A painting like pic. In our busy life each day, even if we get to spend a few minutes in such a serene and blissfull place, we should be lucky.

Amazingly captured.


I'm glad to be back to see pictures like this. you do know how to point out what I have been missing!

just wonderful, can't say much more to be honest. Great picture.


Hello Mike,
Beautiful nature... beautiful capture!
I like the framing, that old fir tree really adds to the composition...
All over wonderful colours and fine sharp details!
Pablo -

Hi Mike,
So that's where you went. You've been silent for the last couple of days.

A really beautiful photo with, as Rob mentioned, a very serene atmosphere. The composition is perfect, with the tree in the right position and the perfect FG interest to lead me to the river and further into the scene. I like the way you've used the tree to block the sun. Great clarity and exposure.

:) later

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-10-23 4:24]

Hello Mike,
Magnificent landscape.POV,colors,reflections on water,DOF,perspective,framing,clear details,visual impact and composition are excellent.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-10-23 6:24]

Hi Mike,

For me, this is landscape photography at it's best as it contains all the ingredients I like so much: mountains, trees, clouds and a stream. Well composed, sharp foucs and great colors. Well done & TFS!


Very relaxing atmosphere... with the slow river with perfect reflection.
Nice composition.
Thanks, Enrico.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2006-10-23 9:28]

Hi Mike,
Beautiful and silent nature. Marvellous picture of intact nature. A grat shot.

Stunning,beauty at it's best. Very nice work, I love this shot.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2006-10-23 14:39]

Hello Mike,
What a wonderful scene. I love the way this calm stream is taking us to the mountains beyond in beautiful lighting. It really makes you feel you'd like to be there! Very sharp and beautiful colours.
TFS, Ulla

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-10-23 16:20]

Another beautiful landscape Mike with many strong points.

I like it a lot: composition, POV, DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, reflection, background, framing, PP.

I like it: notes.

I don't like it: nothing.

I like a lot the atmosphere created.
Regards... Ricardo

Hi Mike,
Very nice and serene landscape. Beauttiful natural colours. The picture breaths an atmosphere of calmness. Good composition of the river disappearing in the middle. Well done.
Regards, Ruud

Hi Mike,
Very scenic landscape, well captured. Great angle, PoV. Nice use of tree at FG for framing the beautiful image. Sharp and neat. Superb shot.

Ben Lakitan

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  • Valf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 120] (522)
  • [2006-10-23 21:45]

Hi Mike,
Very nice peaceful landscape. Good composition. Well done!
Regards, Francois

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-10-23 22:05]

Excellente prise de vue,les couleurs sont parfaitement exposées et l'endroit est très joli.


This is lovely Mike. I can see I really must get to work with that lens. You have produced some really nice images with it. I like this one a lot. The sunlight tall grasses my the tree are so nice. This is a very strong composition and has amazing DOF. Sure looks clearer there now than the smokey days of September when we were there.


Evelynn : )

Bonjour Mike
C'est une excellente prise de vue ! Grande composition et belles couleurs et de merveilleux détails.C'est une image de carte postale . Merci pour le partage .
bravo et au revoir...JP
Les sourires demain

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-10-25 14:52]

This is just a stunning shot, the light and composition are perfect. Wonderful

PT all out today



I love the clarity and the beautiful light in this capture Mike. Here you have an excellent composition to enhance the look of this landscape. A great sky and I like the soft colors that makes the environment even more attractive. IMPRESSIVE old boy..

Hi Mike,

A good POV of the river and of the mountains, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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