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Mountain Top Photographer

Mountain Top Photographer
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Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-07-12
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-19 20:45
Viewed: 1793
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This impomptu image was taken at an overlook of the Blue Ridge Mountains of this photographer capturing her scenic view of the valley below in the Shenandoah National Park.

Shot in RAW and PP began in PS-RAW adjusting clarity, vibrance, and other basic RAW adjustments. Then using NIK Sharpener, Dfine (noise reduction), and in Viveza made specific color balance adjustment, then cropped to show the subject on the ledge of the overlook with the background view.

Also I made two monochrome layers using NIK Silver Efex: a traditional selenium-toned B&W and the second sepia tone vignette version (shown in a Workshop). I chose the color version for this TL posting.

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To look forward rather than to go forward is important in this kind of photography, Larry :-)
I hope she stayed there without moving an inch :P

A pin-sharp shot with great dedication the way the photographer is capturing the scenes.
The colors are natural and light is nicely managed.
Well spotted!

Best regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-07-20 8:57]

Hello Larry :)

The lover of the photo will enter everywhere only to have the good shot.
This woman in pretty scenery and on the background of the blue sky nice portrait.

Best wishes.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-07-20 9:23]

HI Larry, I admire this lady photographer. I couldnīt stand there for a second, I think. This is a perfect capture of this moment, you managed it perfectly for a very good result.
Regards Rose

Nice capture of a great combination...a woman and a beautiful scene from a photographer's perspective. Good dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-07-20 13:26]

Hi Larry,

What I like the most about this is the precarious perch she's standing on. From this POV, she looks like she's right on the edge of the precipice (maybe she really is). Your combination of shutter and zoom resulted in the background being blurred just the right amount to give the viewer a sense of distance. Not too sharp, not too blurred.


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  • CSP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 69] (145)
  • [2011-07-20 15:34]

Great shot of Carol Lynn standing on a sharp cliff at a "photographer's pose". Good contrast and clarity.


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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2011-07-20 19:28]

You captured Carol Lynn very pretty.
She's very brave. I wouldn't stand there to be modelling, Larry.
It seems that only a very light wind would blow her away

Hello Larry,

Excellent composition.
Extra natural perspective.
A portrait in its full height.
Beautiful and graceful expression.
Compliments for this beautiful capture and presentation. TFS.
Kind regards.

Excellent capture of Carol Lynn in a great photographers pose. Superb DOF and clarity as she captures her own photo. Very creative and well taken. TFS.

Bom dia Larry,
This is your hundredth image here in TL?
This one contains all the good qualities of his photographic art, clear, crisp and well made.
Double congratulations.

Hi Larry , the mark of old school photography in the fact that the lady photographer peeps through her small camera viewfinder instead of cheching the view in the 3" LCD screen , hey i just can't shoot using the screen either , ha ha , anyway perfect position of Mrs Brechner ( read the thread with Raimundo.... ) in your frame and clearly a nice day and moment to shoot both panorama and your wife whom you brought in focus beautifully creating a neat division between planes yet i can tell of a green forest descending in layered ridges to a distant plain-like landscape , oh the sepia-toned is as good i reckon , two very good shots my friend ,
All my best,

Eccellente interpretazione natura e persona femminile .in un contesto fotografico .

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-08-20 13:10]

Great shot Larry. Wonderful pov and dof. Wonderful color and detail. I feel like I am there, holding my breath. Glad she held steady. :-) TFS, Lori

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