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Landscape from my deck through a hole in the trees.
Landscape from my deck through a hole in the trees.

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Challenge: Landscape (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-700UZ
Location: Bonney Lake, Wa
Date: Jan 12, 2003
Aperture: F7.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Nature
Date Uploaded: Jan 12, 2003

Photo of Mt Rainier from my deck.

Place: 26 out of 219
Avg (all users): 6.4000
Avg (commenters): 7.6774
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Avg (non-participants): 6.3689
Views since voting: 2006
Votes: 235
Comments: 34
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01/21/2003 10:09:04 PM
Critique Club Comment:

I loved this shot when I first saw it. The way that the branches form a natural border around the mountain is very pleasing. Without breaking your neck, having a little higher vantage point to include more mountain and less lower branches would have shown us more of the majestic beauty of the mountain. You have enough color and interest in the branches that they aren't just clutter, they are something to look at as well. You have really captured a special place that not many people get to see. You have me wanting to go to the mountains. I'd like to see a reshoot with less lower branches, more mountain and a little less grain in the sky. Good job!

 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/19/2003 10:09:02 PM
good framing. Great light.
01/19/2003 07:08:55 PM
love the pic don't care much for the title... how about "Nature's Window" 9
01/19/2003 07:02:55 PM
Beautiful framing to photo. Don't suppose the tree grew together and made a complete circle? Didn't think so. Coldn't be that lucky. Love looking at the mountain through the trees. I might have centered the mountain myself, taking a step or two to the right. Still a wonderful photo. Deserves this 8.
01/19/2003 06:36:55 PM
Good framing job. I like it. Nice contrast of colours. Jacko.
01/19/2003 12:32:13 AM
This photograph certainly doesn't need a border.. the natural frame is stunning. The mountain in the background is also very beautiful. The strange thing is that the colours are a bit dull.... A beautiful photograph nonetheless! Congratulations 8 -Annida
01/18/2003 04:35:12 PM
the framing of the mounting with the trees is incredible and makes this and outstanding and impressive view.
01/17/2003 04:57:14 PM
A pleasnt image to behold. I love the encircling sweep of the branches around the frame. An elegant touch. The detail in the conifers is also appreciated. Often these photos are just foreground silhouettes. The idea of lots of sky to express freedom/openess,etc definetely comes across here. Although it may not have been possible I personally would have liked a little more mountain top plus a few more bolder clouds to glide across the heavens. A good nature shot overall.
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01/17/2003 01:09:32 PM
Are you serious! You stood on your deck and photographed this? I love the way the trees are fraiming the mountain (it is Rainier, right?) The clouds in the sky are perfect.
01/17/2003 11:44:24 AM
Simply beautiful. Good luck in the challange.
01/17/2003 09:42:33 AM
I love the framing effect of the trees. Adds to the beauty.
01/17/2003 06:00:44 AM
I hope you had to pay extra for that view!! Really nice shot and great framing.
01/17/2003 12:40:42 AM
Like looking out a window. Nice depth of focus, but would different lighting (time of day) would provide more contrast on the mountain in the background?
01/16/2003 11:35:03 PM
01/16/2003 10:11:52 PM
Jealousy rears it's ugly head, a "1". Just kidding. Great view and just enough light on the branches in the lower half of the picture to seperate it from another ho-hum beautiful landscape shot
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01/15/2003 08:03:00 PM
to bad the mountain was'nt higher in the picture......damn.
01/15/2003 04:53:27 PM
Well framed shot of the mountain..the drifting clouds on the right help to balance the picture. I wonder if a tighter crop from the top would make it better? There is a lot of sky showing which diminishes the size of the mountain..just my thoughts.
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01/15/2003 04:52:36 PM
you are soooooo lucky to have this view...I truly envy you!!!!!!
01/15/2003 11:34:06 AM
Beautiful scene. What is the name of the mountain?
01/15/2003 11:05:07 AM
Center Mt Ranier(?) in the picture and this would greatly improve this shot. Wadda ya mean yould have to stand on a ladder. Hey, ya go to great lenghts to get the great shots. Like I'd know.
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01/14/2003 07:09:43 PM
Great picture. The framing of the trees is super. The clearity is good, can almost count the pine neddles.
01/14/2003 07:05:53 PM
I like your yse of the trees to frame the subject which would be more visable if you remove those two trees in the front cinter, just kiding. But in my opinion this perspective could use some interesting cloud formations to captivate interest.
01/14/2003 03:05:36 PM
great composition. i like the way you framed the mountain with the trees.
01/14/2003 09:35:53 AM
This is a great shot... I only would have prefered a more interesting sky.
01/14/2003 08:52:45 AM
this could be in a scene in The Lord of the Rings films.like the peeping thru a keyhole into another realm feel it has.
01/14/2003 01:56:14 AM
Wow what a beautiful view. Nice framing. Good luck in the challenge.
01/13/2003 07:07:06 PM
Super shot. Great view and then some.
01/13/2003 06:38:07 PM
You lucky little @#^# Great view - nice photo
01/13/2003 05:22:39 PM
I'm jealous of your deck - what a lovely view. The framing of the trees is very good. You could have cropped some of the top of the image perhaps - although I'm not sure I can find a good height to stop at. The trees in the foreground are a little dark, but only a little. Finally, if you plan on making a print I think there are filters which could smooth the sky out a little. Still a great photo though.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/13/2003 09:42:23 AM
some grain--nice framing
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01/13/2003 07:53:39 AM
eh 3
01/13/2003 06:59:19 AM
My only 10 so far. this is LANDSCAPES thank you for entering this beautiful photo I love the way you farmed the photo with the trees on each side. -- Diana
01/13/2003 03:46:56 AM
Wow I wish I had a view like this from my place. I like how you used the trees to frame the mountain possibly a bit too much woods on the bottom, but still cool effect.8.
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01/13/2003 03:20:14 AM

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