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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:57 pm

The Pacific Northwest, including western Canada, is having another horrific summer of wildfires. The air has been so bad the past two days in Yakima, visibility is about 1/2 mile. And we're still 20 degrees above average in temperatures.

Shot these this morning about 30 miles north of Yakima where it was marginally better breathing. Your comments regarding strengths, weaknesses, suggestions for revised edits or ideas for next time (which might be tomorrow, lol) are requested and appreciated. From raw, the edits include (but are not exclusively) film grain in #1 and Nik's Polaroid transfer effect in #2. #3 is actually fairly true to the exposure and colors the camera picked up (grain added). I tried lightening the foreground a couple of ways but prefer the silhouette and dark.

The soft pink color in #1 is the color I saw through the muck just as the sun appeared above the trees. The others were shot a bit later.

These are all 1100 px wide, curious that #3 appears to be smaller.
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Post by davechinn » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:02 pm

Linda, all three are superb !!! Although, I do believe you have broken your own record with the last two. I can't even describe, at the moment, how wonderful those two are. A very nice job indeed !!!
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:06 pm

davechinn wrote:Linda, all three are superb !!! Although, I do believe you have broken your own record with the last two. I can't even describe, at the moment, how wonderful those two are. A very nice job indeed !!!
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Dave, I'm delighted you enjoyed! The birds were cooperative in those dead branches; I didn't even have to add any to the shots :D
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Post by rmalarz » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:13 pm

Linda,
All three are nice, but 2 and 3 are superb.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:14 pm

rmalarz wrote:Linda,
All three are nice, but 2 and 3 are superb.
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Much appreciated Bob!
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:25 pm

All well presented Linda...#3 for me..

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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:36 pm

Psjunkie wrote:All well presented Linda...#3 for me..

Thank you for taking a look, Frank!
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Post by Carol W » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:27 pm

Wow, Linda. I can only echo what has already been said. Two and three are outstanding and three is probably most appealing to me. In three, I love the curved lines of the thistles? and the way the light has illuminated even the delicate cobwebs. The composition and color are above reproach. These definitely deserve a place on your wall!

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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:41 pm

Carol W wrote:Wow, Linda. I can only echo what has already been said. Two and three are outstanding and three is probably most appealing to me. In three, I love the curved lines of the thistles? and the way the light has illuminated even the delicate cobwebs. The composition and color are above reproach. These definitely deserve a place on your wall!


Thank you so much, Carol. Those are teasel (three different spellings). Often there are fields of them and they can be quite photogenic most any season. I sure was enjoying the dramatic light of that hour's shoot - a great change from just suffering through the smoke and heat ;)
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:07 am

Like all three Linda.
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