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Autumn sonata
Autumn sonata

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Challenge: Delicate (Basic Editing III)
Collection: Landscapes
Camera: Nikon D70
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: somewhere in northern Massachussetts
Date: Oct 24, 2005
Aperture: f/4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Landscape, Nature
Date Uploaded: Oct 24, 2005

I think this is the most beautiful fall foliage scene i've ever seen in my life (and I've seen many). I think it fits the challenge perfectly, because the beauty of this scene depended on so many things which came together and could be so easily spoiled - a perfect weather, a perfect late afternoon sun from just the right side of the lake, no wind, absolutely mirror-like water. In fct, the scene was about to be spoiled somewhat, since I stepped on a small wooden deck at the edge of the deck and created a small wave which can be seen at the bottom, and eventually overcame the whole lake (it did die down in a few minutes, but the light was already different). Taken on a roadtrip from Boston to Williamstown to Vermont last weekend.

In postprocessing just a slight cropping, slight saturation increase, and a little bit of sharpening.

Place: 72 out of 279
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11/05/2005 06:49:58 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club

Beautiful landscape. The colors here are stunning and the tranquility of the water just makes it so delicate. As I'm looking at it I almost wish someone would skip a rock into the water just to make more ripples.

Its hard to improve on something this beautiful but I'm thinking a little more light on the sides so the trees weren't so shadowed would improve it but thats even questionable.

Good eye on this.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/31/2005 07:58:04 PM
Wow, would have been a great Reflections challenge entry as well!
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10/29/2005 02:47:50 AM
Wow, the reflection on this is very nice. Are you sure you weren't supposed to enter this on the reflections challenge? :) Good luck.
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10/28/2005 06:56:03 PM
Great shot!
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10/28/2005 05:35:42 PM
Beautiful colors and reflection. The shadows seem a little dark though.
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10/28/2005 03:33:54 PM
Beautiful Day
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10/27/2005 03:48:05 PM
Nice use of light and shadow.
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10/26/2005 03:39:28 PM
Interesting lighting. Great reflection
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10/26/2005 01:20:14 AM
would have been nice for last challenge
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