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Old Jul 11, 2008, 11:00 PM   #1
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I think there are two pathways indicated here. The refuge road is the obvious one but I think the winter flyway of the geese could be another.

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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Beautiful, Steve.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 4:24 AM   #3
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The similar black & white contrasts of the geese and the mountains, in layers above the green and black lumpiness of the nearer hills make this a wonderful and intriguing composition.

I suspect you knew this, at least subconsciously, Steve, or was it just good luck and a good eye?

I prefer it a little cropped. Hope you don't mind, because you're a master and it's a masterpiece!...

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 6:26 AM   #4
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Wow. That's a wonderful picture.
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Old Jul 12, 2008, 7:18 AM   #5
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The colors on this shot are amazing! Wonderful job.

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 8:51 AM   #6
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Beautiful. I agree, the colors are amazing as is the crispness of the image.
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Oh my dear smac... this one really stole my heart all the way.. How did you manage to get this....... there must be some magic in you know .. Will you plz share ..?? I will be very much obliged ...

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 10:01 AM   #8
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Beautiful shot, Steve. I really can't tell much difference between your original and Alan's crop.

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Old Jul 12, 2008, 1:49 PM   #9
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Thank you very much, everyone for your kind words.
Alan, Master eh?:roll: Well, you and I think very much alike. I have another crop that I meant to post. It's a 12x18 crop. The other picture is a straight 8x10 crop. Here's my 12x18 version, which by the way, looks really good printed as a satin finish even if I do say so myself. Alan, I believe your version is also a 12x18 crop and I don't mind in the least. Thank you.

Liu, thank you again for your high praise. To achieve the look of this photo I boosted the exposure by 1/2 stop and then I brought the levels in slightly on each side of the levels histogram in either iPhoto or CS3. That seems to brighten and increase contrast to the point you see here. I have posted the original picture below for comparison.

Cal, I agree that there is not alot of difference between the two crops.

Here is the 12x18 crop.
Here is the original untreated photo

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Just stunning, Steve!

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