Missed Aurora, but...
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Missed Aurora, but...

Charline

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I went to North Bay one day after the big show of the northern light so I missed it.

At least I photographed the sunset.

Then on the way home, Muskoka autumn leaves were covered with light snow and frost.

« Last Edit: November 13, 2021, 09:09:00 am by Charline »



Charline

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Thanks Ally. I tried, with older camera and  undesirable weather, lol.


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 Quite a remarkable composition of the various elements on offer from a beautiful location during a dramatic moment. Every aspect of this picture has something of merit and excitement. The source of colour on one side of the frame that is echoed on the broad expanse of the other side of the frame, albeit with a spectral shift and then that same light is reflected in the puddles of water between the ripples of sand. It brings tears to my eyes. The texture delivered by those same ripples complements the alternate texture of the clouds, hard and etched vs soft and nebulous. Although the darkest shade is in the tease of trees barely making an appearance but delineated by the bright burst from the rising sun, the secondary dark element is the sand. The rippled pattern is segregated from the solid dark spear of sand in the middle-ground by a smear of light reflected on the collected water that keeps these two areas apart. The composition opens up to the right by both divergence of detail and convergence of geometry. The horizon placed at a third as it should be. Absolutely superb. I wish I could have been there.


The second photo reveals yet another magnificent location captured at the right time, under the benefit of a piquant turn of the weather. A good subject for HDR. I would have positioned myself a little more to the right to keep the red tree closer to the left edge of the frame and farther from the island. Good use of the Golden Rule. Finally, some photography to feast on from this otherwise moribund site. Nice work and keep it up. When I see members of this forum come with this kind of work I almost feel like suggesting a theme for the truly avid to pursue as a sort of stimulus to get out there with camera in tow.


Thanks for posting your work.


Charline

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SS, thank you so much! I wish my images were as good as you thought. ;)


Shortsighted

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Ya callin me a slick-faced liar ... pilgrim?



Charline

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Ya callin me a slick-faced liar ... pilgrim?


LOL, not at all, just I am not used to be so praised. Thank you.


Dinu, thank you too!


Charline

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Pursuant to SSighted's advice, a change has been made as follows:




Shortsighted

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You claim that you are not accustomed to receiving compliments for your photography and I'm not used to someone (anyone) paying attention to anything that I recommend. Perhaps we are both spending too much time with the wrong people. Thank you for your effort by re-cropping the original. However, moving the camera to the right also separates the island from the red shrub by parallax and that would be very difficult to simulate in PS ... although not impossible. Please keep posting your work.


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Charline

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Very nice, SS. I know the location but didn't go there this autumn.


Shortsighted

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Do you know where this is on Highland Creek?