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Almost Heaven

Almost Heaven
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Copyright: David Michaels (tsumeb) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 54 N: 279] (2204)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D-70
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-12-17 9:05
Viewed: 1529
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A cold front moved in to Triunfo Canyon yesterday morning and the winter fog magic returned for the first time in 9 months. Looking toward Santa Monica from Westlake Village on a cool 40 degree day.
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  • Great 
  • ablok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 188 W: 87 N: 15] (491)
  • [2008-12-17 9:07]

Sublime !!!

though it monotone,it attractive with beautiful light create soft look of winter fog that give depth to freeform lines of mountain and made it attractive :)

Hi David......
What a wonderful shot....
Subtility and mood...
Great atmosphere.....
Really great shot....

  • Great 
  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2008-12-17 9:50]

Hi David!

Indeed almost heaven!...wonderful nature creation! beautiful shot! like the softy silhouttes of those mountains..great job!



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  • jorgi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 46 W: 40 N: 33] (519)
  • [2008-12-17 10:12]

Hi David,

simply fantastic!
The scenery is breathtaking...so smooth and dreamy.
The play of light with gentle haze wraping around vivid hills is most delightful.
Like sensual bodies covered with silk...
Photo of overwhelming atmosphere.

My best,

  • Great 
  • Dai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 56 N: 247] (1214)
  • [2008-12-17 11:26]

"West Virginia"? - remember the song? Anyway, joking aside, this landscape is great. The atmospheric scene created by the layers of mountains and mist in the valleys works really well, as does the muted colour. A nice frame around this would look great on the wall.

It's true - almost heaven. It's beautiful, simple composition. I like it.

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2008-12-17 12:20]

Formidable jeu d'ombres et de lumière, très bien rendu en B/W ! Well one !
Best regards

A really magic shot, good idea for B&W, I'll try to make it better, like Dai said...

This is a beautiful shot David! I know there is a little OE, but it is part of the shot, and blends well and so I find it to be bright and you are right, it's like heaven!

  • Zeperix Gold Star Critiquer [C: 136 W: 4 N: 116] (1069)
  • [2008-12-17 21:38]

Impressive lighting - slightly overexposed. Composition good - lots of flowing rhythms with wispy cloud offsets to break the strong elements. Nice diagonal going up the valley. Get rid of the dust spot top center under the "o" of "almost". Keep them coming!

  • Great 
  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-12-18 1:02]

I bet youre right david not almost ,but sure heaven!


  • cmd213 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 40 N: 148] (888)
  • [2008-12-18 8:52]

Hello David,

This photograph is trully breath taking!! Divine scenery and great POV!

Great work!

Salam David
Nice shot, excellent lighting and details of this foggy atmosphere. Also thanks for your kind visit.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-12-23 23:03]

Hi David, I very much like the serenity which flows like mist from this composition. Well presented. TFS. Murray. Season's Greetings.

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