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#1 TrailEx

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 02:30 AM

So I finally moved into my permanent home a few weeks ago, and one of the things I really like about it is that it has a great atmosphere with the cozy houses, and the majestic trees in the area and on my property. Of course, with all the vegetation there is no clear view of the horizon but such is life in a valley. However, a really nice effect occurs when the sun decides to come out: the tops of all the trees light up in a golden glow. This is the view I got from my front porch yesterday at noon. Winter really isn't all that bad up here, especially when the temperature is above 0 degrees F.  ^_^ 

Do you think I captured the atmosphere of the moment effectively?

 

24-70 F/4 @ 70mm, 1/200 sec, F/5.6, ISO100

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 03:39 AM

Beautifully done in my humble opinion..



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:56 AM

Such a good photograph!

The encrusted snow makes some of the branches look line pampas grass !

And so many colours reflected off what is essentially a white substance !

Remarkable.



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:35 AM

I think you captured the atmosphere very well.

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:21 AM

You've captured the feel of a crisp, winter day very well indeed.  Is that a/your house down there in the lower right corner?  If it is, there's an incredible picture waiting to happen.



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:00 AM

A beautiful wintry scene that you captured. Nice composition with the line of the top of the trees running diagonally

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:11 PM

It looks like a beautiful place and the colors really pop in the image. Well done. Wondering if f11 +- might have been a better choice for sharper focus and crisper dof throughout. 



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:32 PM

Just love the snow-covered branches, and that brilliant blue sky. I can hear the deafening silence this kind of snow-cover brings, except for the squeaking of your boots in the snow.

 

If definitely conveyed atmosphere to me.

 

Great job!



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:48 PM

Oh yes!!!



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:58 AM

Thanks for all the feedback. Snow is certainly not in short supply up here, we got another 4-6 inches a couple days ago, that was preceded by some freezing rain. But since the roads have been covered with snow and/or ice since I got here in November, it didn't really slow things down too much.

 

You've captured the feel of a crisp, winter day very well indeed.  Is that a/your house down there in the lower right corner?  If it is, there's an incredible picture waiting to happen.

 

That is a house out on the distance, but my house is directly behind me in this image. There are some lovely spruce and birch trees on my property, so I can probably find a good composition that includes my own house in it. Unfortunately, the pleasant weather is coming to an end in a few days and the temps will be plunging back below 0 degrees F again soon.


It looks like a beautiful place and the colors really pop in the image. Well done. Wondering if f11 +- might have been a better choice for sharper focus and crisper dof throughout. 

 

 

I doubt it would have made much of a difference in terms of focus, but it might have added a little DOF. Those trees were probably close to infinity focus for the lens. I don't really notice much of a sharpness boost with my lenses when I stop down, I think most modern lenses have fairly uniform sharpness characteristics. The main exceptions are usually the fast primes, which are less sharp in the corners when wide open.


Just love the snow-covered branches, and that brilliant blue sky. I can hear the deafening silence this kind of snow-cover brings, except for the squeaking of your boots in the snow.

 

If definitely conveyed atmosphere to me.

 

Great job!

 

It's funny that you mention silence, because that day was quite warm, with the temperature above 20 degrees F, and that brought the song birds out and singing. It was actually quite lively that day, unlike most when the only birds to be seen or heard are ravens.






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