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Re: Backlit Swamplet

Postby davechinn » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:15 pm

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Such a lovely scene Minnie !!! Color tone looks natural to me and the backlighting is just awesome. Wondering though, since it's a drainage ditch, is it actually as beautiful being there verses your image? Sometimes pictures can lie to us. I remember being in places that were not so pleasant and the picture told a deceiving/different story of beauty. Either way, you have shown the beauty side.
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Thank you Dave. This one is lying just a bit, because if you don't see it in that morning light, it is quite ordinary and no one would notice it. But on certain fall mornings, the sun is just right, and it can yield magic. It was MUCH more wonderful before the local Plant Nazis "improved" it by cutting down all the brush and small trees between it and the road. Back in the "old days", about 5 years ago before they showed up, it looked like this on a fall morning.No photoshop or HDR on this one, just the usual Lightroom adjustments


Minnie, I like this one as well !!! The sun rays create mystery and drama. I love all that have been posted, but can't pick a favorite. I hate being so indecisive, LOL !!!
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Re: Backlit Swamplet

Postby St3v3M » Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:55 pm

minniev wrote:... All comments and suggestions welcome, edits too.

Looking at it, again and again, I struggle with this one, to find the main character that is. Am I looking at The Tree Sisters where the ducks live or The Two Brothers to the right in their beautiful fall colors? The image evokes a primordial sense with its ancient look, sweeping mist, and beautiful colors. I say don't change a thing but the next time you cross that road stop and look at the brothers a bit longer. Beautiful as always! S-
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Re: Backlit Swamplet

Postby minniev » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:01 pm

davechinn wrote:
minniev wrote:
davechinn wrote:
Such a lovely scene Minnie !!! Color tone looks natural to me and the backlighting is just awesome. Wondering though, since it's a drainage ditch, is it actually as beautiful being there verses your image? Sometimes pictures can lie to us. I remember being in places that were not so pleasant and the picture told a deceiving/different story of beauty. Either way, you have shown the beauty side.
Dave


Thank you Dave. This one is lying just a bit, because if you don't see it in that morning light, it is quite ordinary and no one would notice it. But on certain fall mornings, the sun is just right, and it can yield magic. It was MUCH more wonderful before the local Plant Nazis "improved" it by cutting down all the brush and small trees between it and the road. Back in the "old days", about 5 years ago before they showed up, it looked like this on a fall morning.No photoshop or HDR on this one, just the usual Lightroom adjustments


Minnie, I like this one as well !!! The sun rays create mystery and drama. I love all that have been posted, but can't pick a favorite. I hate being so indecisive, LOL !!!
Dave


Thank ya Dave. The second one is the view I prefer, but the plant nazis have eliminated it! Glad I got the photos while I could though.
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Re: Backlit Swamplet

Postby minniev » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:25 pm

St3v3M wrote:
minniev wrote:... All comments and suggestions welcome, edits too.

Looking at it, again and again, I struggle with this one, to find the main character that is. Am I looking at The Tree Sisters where the ducks live or The Two Brothers to the right in their beautiful fall colors? The image evokes a primordial sense with its ancient look, sweeping mist, and beautiful colors. I say don't change a thing but the next time you cross that road stop and look at the brothers a bit longer. Beautiful as always! S-


The Brothers were more appealing before the arrival of the Plant Nazis.The second shot in the post was all about them, when they were in their best glory. I'm working on some now that I took of them the other day, but so far am not happy with how they are turning out, the area around them is so barren now. Will keep going there, though, trying to find the magic angle! Light is the key, I'm sure, as it usually is.
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Re: Backlit Swamplet

Postby St3v3M » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 pm

minniev wrote:... Light is the key, I'm sure, as it usually is.

Lighting and an eye for beauty! S-
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