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Old Nov 24, 2009, 6:12 PM   #1
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This is one of the many reason's I love living in Norhtern California. I was out shooting pictures of birds and it was a gloriously clear day. As I looked north I spotted the 14,000+ feet Mt Shasta volcano looming in the distance. It was about 120 miles north of my location. Spectacular.
BTW, it is still considered to be an active volcano.

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Old Nov 24, 2009, 6:32 PM   #2
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This is one of the many reason's I love living in Norhtern California. I was out shooting pictures of birds and it was a gloriously clear day. As I looked north I spotted the 14,000+ feet Mt Shasta volcano looming in the distance. It was about 120 miles north of my location. Spectacular.
BTW, it is still considered to be an active volcano.

Thanks for looking,
Steve,

Great picture with much to discover. Especially like the contrast between the densely populated marshland water and the solitude of the mountain

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Old Nov 25, 2009, 6:17 PM   #3
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hey, nice one Steve!

The colours are lovely and yes, as Torgny said, beckon of 'discovery'. I appreciate how the birds (ducks?) are flying in front of Mt Shasta.

Only thing I 'feel' is it might have been good to include a little more foreground and cut off a little sky. But apart from that... great job.

Feels very "autumny".

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Old Nov 26, 2009, 12:50 AM   #4
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Thank you both for you nice comments. Paul, good idea. I'll see what I can do with that. Thanks, Steve
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Reeaaaallly nice! I agree with Paul. The horizon is just a little too centered. I wish I could get out to some setting like that.
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Old Nov 26, 2009, 1:41 PM   #6
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Thanks Gary. The way I composed the original shot there's not a lot to work with. I made a slight change, tell me if you think this is any better.
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I also had this shot with Mt Shasta much further in the background and no birds flying in front of the volcano.

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I like the last one you posted. The foreground with the birds in it leads me into the photo. Minor nit is the bush in the center of it at the bottom....but thats a minor nit. I still like it.
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The top one does it for me with the flying birds. Imo it almost makes the picture alive.

It did help a lot taking away some of the sky, Mt Shasta looks more impressive and eye catching without dominating too much.

They are both pictures I can look at time after time and still find something new. Which is probably why I'll be coming back to these picture just to see if I can spot something new.
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I, too, like the last one you posted. I enjoyed looking at the birds then -- surprise, surprise -- there's a volcano in there somewhere, too!
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