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Old Dec 15, 2003, 6:59 PM   #1
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A homage to the artistry, the vision of Galen Rowell***.



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Old Dec 16, 2003, 1:09 AM   #2
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Digcam,

I much prefer the first photo although I do find it a bit soft for my liking. The shadows in the second obscures too much and the silhouette isn't well defined enugh for my personal taste.

The setting does remind me of a Swiss alpine meadow.
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Old Dec 16, 2003, 1:19 AM   #3
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I like them both. This really looks like a place that wuld be rich in photographic possiblities. Lots of moody views and scenic vistas.
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Just proves that you can take pictures of the same thing many times and get different results. You have to love light! Nice job.
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Old Dec 16, 2003, 10:37 AM   #5
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Excellent images!.

I loved the work of Galen and Barbara Rowell they were my driving inspiration in photography.
They are greatly missed.
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Old Dec 17, 2003, 6:57 AM   #6
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Hello Selvin, Ohenry, PeterP and Kanji

Thanks to all of you for your feedback!

Selvin, I concur with your assessment about the edges
and shadows. Both photos were taken 2-3 years ago with a
HP C200, a point and shoot 1.3 megapixel camera.
In the water in the foreground of the first photo, if you look closely you will see the mountain's reflection___barely!

Kanji, yes this place, this place somewhere in the American West, to me is photography heaven! One can travel to different places
or return again and again to favorite spots. This is one of mine.
Incidentally, Galen Rowell once said something like this:

"All I could ever need to photograph, I now find right here in California. I just had to travel all over the world to prove this to myself."

Ohenry, you have nailed it! The light up there, unfiltered by all
the extra oxygen "downstairs", is incredible! Incidentally, the
photos were shot minutes apart.

PeterP...yes, Galen and Barbara Rowell are inspirations to me too.
I would recommend looking at Barbara's book, Flying South.
There are some stunning photos in it.

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Old Dec 17, 2003, 9:17 AM   #7
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Yes, I have been collecting their books for quite a while. All excellent!
I just wish Galen's video would be released to DVD.
I haven't had a VCR in many years. :?
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Old Dec 17, 2003, 5:27 PM   #8
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The softness Selvin objects to in the first photo is part of its attraction for me. It's another example of how, in this forum, we come to realize there is no single right way to portray anything--there are as many ways as there are viewpoints.
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Old Dec 28, 2003, 4:39 PM   #9
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Sorry to be so late getting my comments in.
I agree with bcoultry. We all see things differently and have our different tastes. That's what makes this forum an interesting place to come to.

I think both pics are excellent! Nice job
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