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Postby Robert » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:30 pm

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Postby SSSdave » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:46 pm

Usual cloudy dim cool late November view. I hate that big log that's been stuck up against the bank there since 2005. Even with the high spring run off last year, it hardly moved at all. Makes for a mediocre image foreground. The other problem now is all the bushy white alder that have sprouted up after 1997 block the view from the parking lot level. ...David
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Postby Robert » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:15 am

Your right about all the growth, not only at this viewpoint, but most others have become overgrown too. I think the log is OK where it is because it acts as a barrier to keep a lot of the people confined to the parking area.

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Postby copeg » Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:42 pm

Man, seeing this makes me really feel the need to get out there...thanks for posting.
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Postby Buck Forester » Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:42 pm

Very beautiful!
It's all about the WILDERNESS!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckforester/page9/
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Postby mountaineer » Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:35 pm

That log adds to the photo. There is nothing wrong with going against the norm. I have started looking for stuff to get in the foreground of my shots. Especially from vantage points such as this. Otherwise, every shot starts looking the same. The picture is very well composed and exposed.
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Postby Robert » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:01 pm

Thanks, guys. Those comments mean a lot coming from such talented and succesful photographers. I've only been taking snapshots until recently.
I agree about the concept of including something in the foreground. It gives a nice spacial relationship to the photo and sort of adds that "3rd Dimension" that's lacking in photos where the horizon becomes the subject.

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Postby mountaineer » Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:07 pm

Is that digital?
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Postby Robert » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:31 pm

Yes, Canon Digital Rebel 6.3mp through a 17-40mm lense.
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Postby mountaineer » Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:36 pm

Any grad nd filters used? The exposure is great...to even get color from the log in such crappy lighting conditions is pretty good. Even with the cloudy sky, the foreground is significantly darker and the exposure over the entire picture is impressively even.
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Postby Robert » Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:12 am

No filters used. I shot the photo in RAW and "kicked it up a notch" in Photoshop. (Perhaps too much PS was done, you can see evidence of halos in the sky next to the edges of the cliffs)
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Postby Buck Forester » Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:45 pm

Here's another shot of that big red log. I think the log can be composed well into a frame, like what you did, but there won't be any love lost for me if that big tree gets washed downstream soon. It's been there long enough... you listening to me, Mother Nature? :D

http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckforester/96621862/
It's all about the WILDERNESS!!!

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