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Old Aug 13, 2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Default A lake in the Rocky Mountains

I took this photo on my Vacation to Yellowstone National Park

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Old Aug 13, 2011, 12:27 PM   #2
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Beautiful compositional elements to this image. The depth of field is great!
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 1:22 PM   #3
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Very nice. Pine on the left is kind of distracting, but a lovely, well done landscape.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 1:58 PM   #4
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Lovely! Did you use a polarizer?
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 2:27 PM   #5
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Love the capture! Great colours. I especially love the water. Both reflective and translucent. It's like an invitation to explore it more.
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Thank you guys, I did not use a polarizer. I'm glad you like it
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Old Aug 14, 2011, 3:23 AM   #7
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The photo has great colours but nothing really stands out for me. I think it could have looked a lot better if you found a unique tree and applied the 'rule of thirds' technique with the horizon on the bottom third line and unique tree on one of the vertical lines. Great effort though!
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Hi Kay

I agree with 05mpwright's post -that there is nothing 'spectacular' about this photo, though it has beautiful vivid, yet natural colours. I believe there is potential in this scene.

My take on it would have been to include more of the foreground (eg down low near the grass, or really close to one of those partly submerged rocks) - and then it would have had even more perspective / depth. Particularly with the clear water, that is something you could have exploited more by using it / being closer to the water.

The tree on the extreme left of the photo (chopped in half) is a bit distracting, so as Ordo wrote, maybe include all of it (or in the rule of thirds position) to better effect. Also I have a feeling that the horizon isn't quite straight on this photo.

Hope you don't mind my comments (after all, this is the critique section). Your photo is not 'bad' - but I've often had people give critiques on my photos in the past, and that has allowed learning and instead of 'decent photo' a 'great photo' will be taken next time. Looking forward to more photos. Yellowstone looks like a scenic national park.

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