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New England Fall Foilage Tour
New England Fall Foilage Tour

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Challenge: Free Study XIV (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Kangamangus Highway (RT 112) Conway, NH
Date: Oct 7, 2006
Aperture: f18
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1 Second
Date Uploaded: Oct 9, 2006

Timed photo, Taken on 10/7/06, aroximately 5pm in the afternoon. I hiked in to the forest and out into the middle of this river. I had already fallen into the river, but was determined to take this shot. Freezing from being wet, I aligned myself up with a bend in this river where the sun would drop and lighten these trees in front for about 5 minutes. The whole thing was quite an experience and was very beautiful.

Details of shot: Had a ND4 Filter and Circ pol on the front of the lens giving approx 5-6 stops. I also had set an in camera exposure compinsation of (-2/3). Focal length was 28mm on the Tamron lens I have listed in my profile (28-75mm, 2.8 XR Di)

Post processing:
1) Unsharp Mask
2) Selective color to bring the colors in the water out a bit better.
3) Resized and unsharp mask again
4) Save for web

Place: 244 out of 625
Avg (all users): 5.7027
Avg (commenters): 6.4444
Avg (participants): 5.5772
Avg (non-participants): 6.2222
Views since voting: 1298
Views during voting: 256
Votes: 185
Comments: 17
Favorites: 2 (view)

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05/14/2007 10:07:11 PM
I loved this one in the challenge and still love it today, especially those rich autumn tone that you have captured..... Just stunning.....
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03/13/2007 09:26:09 PM
Love the reds and yellows in this one. It feels a bit tilted but I am not sure. Maybe a bit dark at the bottom right but it is still very nice.
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01/24/2007 08:15:45 PM
The colors in this one are perfect. I love the smoothness of the water and the composition. I may have played around more with the crop to take more off of the top and bottom. Looks like I spot I'd love to just spend some time at.
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01/19/2007 12:06:13 PM
Incredible shot. I love the water and how it reflected the fall colors. Lovely!
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12/20/2006 07:22:11 PM
Nice clear, simple lines with great colorful foliage topping it. I like the movement throughout the whole photo.
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11/09/2006 03:01:57 AM
Great light on the trees in contrast with the moodiness of the foreground. Very nice
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11/08/2006 01:56:14 PM
I gave this a 6 in the challenge, which is actually a good score from me for a landscape. I rarely like landscapes. I like the shapes of the rocks, I like the rich reds, especially in reflection. The bend of the river is nice, but you must realize that I've seen a million pictures of bends of rivers. If you look on the lower right, there's a crosshatching effect. I love that. I'd like to see more interesting textures like that. You've got a couple branches sticking in from the left: not enough to establish a foreground but enough to be distracting.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2006 03:21:25 AM
Great colors and lighting.
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11/07/2006 12:20:44 AM
Beautiful colors! If only the sky weren't overcast. How come nature never cooperates? Good job on the composition, I like the ratio of water to trees to sky.
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11/06/2006 11:44:59 AM
I like the orange glow of the trees. The water seems a little dull and flat, but the reflected orange is very nice.

Some suggestions: Try cropping the top section of the image down to where the sky starts. (You can do this in the browser window using the scroll bar to see what I mean). Eliminating the sky removes the distraction of the branches on the left and puts the emphasis on the trees. It also removes the competing blue of the sky and makes the predominant colors the contrasting blue-gray of the water/rock with the orange of the trees and reflection. A slight curves adjustment on the highlights of the river (the lighter gray) may help add a little mor pop to the lower half of the image.
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11/05/2006 07:48:41 AM
beautiful autumn scene! Good timing and exposure, i probably would have cropped out that branch in the left sky, but lovely work!
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11/03/2006 07:39:45 AM
Stunning autumn shades in this one...
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11/02/2006 09:30:03 PM
Lovely colours, I like the contrast between the bright trees and the dark water. You could have cloned out the evergreen branches on the left side.
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11/02/2006 05:58:27 PM
good contrast in the light and colourfull trees and the dark coldness of the rocks in the foreground. beautiful autumn colours though, it really feels like some of the trees are on fire. my one gripe is that the stray branches in the right hand side take away from it a little. would have like to have seen them clones out.
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11/01/2006 11:55:14 AM
Better to have cloned the branches top left
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11/01/2006 10:32:14 AM
Subject well focused: 2
Lighting: 2
Composition: 1
Subject is focal point: 2
First impression/ Wow factor: 1
Total: 8
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11/01/2006 09:58:22 AM
Nicely composed. I might crop out that hint of the tree on the left, but the colors and overall set up is great.
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