- EOSF1 (26902)
- [2009-12-08 5:44]
Hello Linda, very spectacular result. Well composed, good pp work. A fine image, good work.
- parasbhalla (38525)
- [2009-12-08 5:48]
An impressive capture with such a wonderful clarity!
I like the presence of "one man army" in this capture with such a great silhouette and the sun hiding behind this solo tree. Great use of the avaiable light and the rain clouds are superbly shown.
Simply a perfect work!
- Hussein_Kefel (271)
- [2009-12-08 5:57]
What an awesome photo, very impressive with good composition. Colors don't ask all nicely done. Thanks for sharing Linda and CONGRATULATIONS
- lilimih33 (19483)
- [2009-12-08 6:29]
Fantastic light and atmosphere!
Nice point of view!
- Jan9376 (3539)
- [2009-12-08 6:35]
great HDR shot - I really like the dramatic sky and the placement of the tree in front of the sun. Nice silhouettes and colours.
- Lamentations (66)
- [2009-12-08 6:39]
- dilshan74 (6696)
- [2009-12-08 7:37]
Stunning exposure with amazing POV, composition and lighting! Love the warming colors and the HDR has painted some amazing clouds and light through the silhouetted tree. TFS!
- mistic (2985)
- [2009-12-08 8:13]
superbe ambiance et très belle luminosité
- captive-light (1582)
- [2009-12-08 8:35]
Nicely laid out and composed, the sky adds drama as does the silhouette of the tree ... but... for me there is too much noise visible in the little lump that the tree is growing on. I think from my personal point of view I would rather that that area was left as shadow then trying to squeeze detail in there.
- jean11-3 (16374)
- [2009-12-08 9:35]
A very dramatic view of your favourite tree Linda.
Beautiful colours, and I love the sun just peeping out from behind the tree.
It is always interesting to read about the PP work that you have done.
Tfs, regards Jean.
- WhiteKnight (12018)
- [2009-12-08 10:12]
Great effect with the PP - a winner... I think you should award yourself a TEXAS EXCELLENCE AWARD for this one...
The clouds look great and with the sun backlighting the tree - well, it all adds up to make a stunner!!
Stunning colours and of course textbook composition.
Unless that's fog around the tree, the HDR here is a little patchy in places - but it's a technique that is still largely beyond me, so you have my respect for making this one work so beautifully!
- japiey (9460)
- [2009-12-08 12:08]
It has a BIBLICAL touch !!
"And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light."
- bri (6384)
- [2009-12-08 12:13]
Beautiful moody sky here, nice pp work with great colours and light. TFS
- moli (13209)
- [2009-12-08 13:07]
Wonderful view presented here. Captured at the golden hour tree looks amazing.
- MountainSpirit (399)
- [2009-12-08 14:23]
Wonderful shot of this landscape!
Nice contrast of lights. It looks hot instead of cold:)
1st of all...wow...amazing.....again really perfect.i love the unusual hues to this......almost a sepia meets color......ok so how cold is cold? vancouver we are at a pleasant -6c. usually -10ish without wind is a typical clear blue day in the winter..however my x-drummer in edmonton.give me a break.....he has snow every halloween! there average clear day low is probably -20! hahaha- thats canada for ya..awesome to see the snow hit you even is just a little...............................later gater...............scott
- docdexter (731)
- [2009-12-09 2:20]
A really great shot! Fantastic composition, lovely warm colours and a great HDR idea. Makes me want to fly there right now!
Well done and TFS!
- chrisJ (55124)
- [2009-12-09 5:06]
Missed this one. It snowed here in Korea on Tuesday, but melted quickly, before the sun came out. Good bonus of the added sunset to the solitary, silhouetted tree. Tfs!
Boa noite Linda
This is a very impressive and a superb composition with a superb light.
Do you know I believe you are one of the people who better skills to make the greatest photo. You have technical power and a good emotional mood.
For me this is superb!
- korbee (14495)
- [2009-12-09 12:59]
from landscape point of view I call this a masterpiece Linda,the dark light is great
- gcifromsocal (2406)
- [2009-12-09 12:59]
Hello Linda - This is a very dramatic composition with amazing lighting. Beautiful colors and interesting note.
Have good day,
you will have to take many more images if you want to better this.
your pp work has delivered a masterpiece, imho.
i hope i can take such an image tomorrow when douglas and i go off to the mountains.
a definite favourite.
- lysander (776)
- [2009-12-09 20:24]
whoa! a very surreal photo you made here mam' with a striking & powerful representation...
IMHO this shot looks so much better here then on FB and it look dam good before!!!!!!!!
I'll have to try to remember how you taught me to do that HDR
Really amazing colors and patience to wait for the sun to set behind that tree...
- messenger1 (7055)
- [2009-12-11 22:21]
Hi, Linda -
Sorry, I've been absent and missed this one - spectacular! So many great elements, but I think the lone backlit tree and its shadow really are what grabbed me here. The dramatic sky is breathtaking. Great work with the HDR process to get such wonderful light and exposure. Well done!!
- rminkow (34772)
- [2009-12-13 8:21]
HI Linda..beautiful tones...great shot.
- papajoehermit (0)
- [2009-12-14 0:11]
Oh Wow, Linda! You did exactly the right imaging with this photo. Exciting and dramatic lighting of a beautiful landscape/scenery photograph. A+1 Excellente!!!
JoeGoff, Louisville, KY
- ls_photography (4034)
- [2009-12-14 7:45]
Linda, this shot is one of the best I have seen here on TL!!!
It looks wonderful, and is breathtaking. That is the only word I can use to describe it. Breathtaking.
Great colors, shadows, lighting, and POV. You happened to be there at the right time, and know how to do PP work.
I am speechless in front of this beauty!
I offer to you an admiring silence! It is worth a thousand words! Annie
- falcon53 (1119)
- [2009-12-18 9:01]
I certainly do like it. Nice detail, colours, and lighting.
My last shot was tone mapped 7 bracketed exposures from a tripod. But I've found in quite a few cases outdoors it's been necessary to tone map from a single RAW file as you've done here. On windy days when trees are swaying, the tree tops are in different positions each time the shutter operates!
You've done very well to control noise in this single file shot.
- Leica (3180)
- [2009-12-21 14:33]
Lovely scene. Well represented.