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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default Baker or Shuksan Mountain?

I was at Baker Lake last Thursday and couldn't decide which I like better, Baker or Shuksan Mountain?
These two mountains are on opposite side of Baker Lake.
Which one you like and why?



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Old Jan 15, 2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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Both are nice shots. But I prefer the second, for the reflection. It's majesty x 2! I think I would be inclined to crop the top so that the horizon is dead center.
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Both are nice shots. But I prefer the second, for the reflection. It's majesty x 2! I think I would be inclined to crop the top so that the horizon is dead center.
Yeah, that might look better. I was going to do that, but I was trying to use the THIRDS rule and have it off a bit. I'll look at both and see.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 6:58 AM   #4
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This is one of those times where the rule of thirds can be set aside with great effect. The second shot is wonderful.

The first shot, from an artistic point of view, seems dominated by the size of the trees in the foreground. The view however, is the subject of every starting painting class, and has a nice central peak for a focal point. In terms of photography, it's a great shot.
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photo number 2 is amazing, print it and frame it! Im not sure though if it looks a tiny bit over proessed. not much at all, but enough to make me question it. i think the reflection looks a bit too vivid. maby it was that way in reality, but thats just where my brain is leading me.

Id be framing this one though.
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I'll be the odd one out... I prefer no 1....
It seems to portray the majesty of the mountain- all on its own...
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OK JeannieBug & IowaJim, I centered photo one. Thanks for the tip on that.

schmintan, that was exactly as I saw it. The lake was like glass, not a ripple in it and why it mirrored the scenery so well.

SIMON40, well that makes you and me that preferred the first one.
I was leaning toward that photo because of the deep colors of the trees setting off the majestic mountain. I also like the reflection of the trees in the lake.
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I like # 1. I don't like the mud line on the second shot. Reminds me of a drought!
Both are very good tho.
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I like # 1. I don't like the mud line on the second shot. Reminds me of a drought!
Both are very good tho.
Couldn't get out of that mud line. This is a dammed lake which is down at this time of the year, especially with the lack of snow in the NW.
BTW it is snowing lightly today in Tacoma. First of the year.
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