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Oxbow Bend

Oxbow Bend
Photo Information
Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-22
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen Circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Summer vacation 2006
Theme(s): Mountains, Reflections, 60-69 points- Part 4, Your favorites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-06 5:56
Viewed: 2915
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Most of the time I upload my nature photos to TN, and upload any nature photos with elements of the human hand to TL. This time I wanted to change that and also upload a full nature photo to TL. I made this photo during our one day trip to Grand Teton NP. This one is taken at Oxbow bend, a sharp bend in the Snake River.

Tech talk: Shot in RAW, converted to JPEG. Cloned out a few dust spots that were on the lens, framed, resized and USM

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  • Konie Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 303 W: 29 N: 298] (3006)
  • [2006-08-06 6:06]

No question about it. This is perfect Niek! Bravo! TFS.

Hello Niek,

Lovely work. Good clean colours and textures and lovely reflections. Wonderful POV with the curve of the river leading us towards the snow covered peaks. TFS,

really beautiful landscape photo, niek, i like it.
colors and sharpness is wonderful.

Very nicely done, Niek, and I am glad you decided to post this one here. Very nice landscape and well captured. Maybe a little bit too much sky for my liking as I think I would have like to see the bend in the river a little more. The colours & sharpness are very good. Well done!

Great view, Niek!
I love the reflection on the silk like still water of the river and the deepening blue of the sky!
Great green!
Thanks for showing us this place, Karina:)

Hi Niek,
An excellent composition, my friend!
I'm always so amazed by the calmness of the waters, the the reflective qualities it offers...
Exceptional image quality, with sparkling colours and superb details!
Well done in this fine presentation...
Pablo -

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-08-06 10:59]

Hi Niek,
This is a superb landscape photo, The mountain is very impressive with these white stripes. This contrast a lot with the warmt of the front. I like this composition with the placement of the highest one with it's reflection on the third. Very well done.

Schitterende foto Niek, wat een prachtige natuur. Ik ben éénmaal in de Rockies geweest en heeft een onuitwisbare herinnering op mij gemaakt.



Dat zijn kalenderplaatjes Niek.
Vroeger op de foto club werd dat wel een gezegd met de intentie mooi maar.
Toen kwam de opdracht maak ze maar
Dat was niet eenvoudig en sinds dien heb ik daar de hoogste achting voor
Aangezien ik ook berg gek ben 10 punten

This is really lovely, Neik. I love the mountains of course, but also the blue sky and still waters. Great lighting and clarity. I like this crop, especially right at the reflection of the jagged edge of trees. But I bet it would also look good if you clipped just a bit from the sky or did this as a panorama. But those are just suggestions on others ways to look at this wonderful shot.

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  • Enric Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 560 W: 51 N: 554] (6447)
  • [2006-08-06 13:36]

Spectacular landscape. An amazing place to visit and you captured very well.


merhaba niek
beautiful nature and landscape.beautiful mountains and reflection.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hi Niek...Lovely mountain scene here.. so crystal clear, lovely colours... I have done a little workshop.. as I wondered what it would look like cropped a bit, I hope you dont mind. You have done a great job on the composition.

Thank you.

This is just stunning. What great detail and magnificent color. Very nice landscape photo. TFS

Oxbow Bend is one of my favorite places. We have decided that we want to go back with canoe next spring. This is a lovely image. I think I agree with Suzanne and Mike. It just feels like there is a lot of sky for the proposrtions of the image. Perhaps a wider image would have enough foreground to anchor it A little less sky would give more prominence to the mountains. There is good DOF and color. You are getting the hang of this RAW business. It is going to take me some time.

Thanks for sharing.

Evelynn : )

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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-08-08 19:37]

Hi Niek
Beautiful landscape shot. Great colours, light, sharpnes, details, DOF and POV.
Well done Niek


hi Niek, Great view!
Well done.
Best regards, Daniel.

Terrific shot Niek
The sharpness and composition is superb, it don't get much better than this.

Prachtig, Niek. Meer moet daar niet over gezegd worden. Favoriet.


This is an amazing shot! It is almost perfect but I wish you were to make a panoramic view with less sky.


very nice landscape shot with good composition, detail and sharpness.thanks for sharing.

beautiful colors and clarity here Niek :)
very well composed photo
love the reflections in the calm water


Super Niek.
A poster advertisement! TFS

John T

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-08-16 15:17]

NIce capture Niek - great composition, colours, POV and DOF. Like this one with more sky - really brings it alive ... Very nicely done, TFS,

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  • kateb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 147 N: 338] (2991)
  • [2006-08-16 15:58]

Picture postcard perfect! Good composition and colours.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-08-16 17:32]

Great shot Niek, very classic but very effective ! Thanks !


Fantastic Landscape photo, really amazing image. love it.

Thanx for the comments on JUMP


Hoi Niek,

Wat een geweldig shot is dit. Je kunt bijna zo in het water stappen. Niets meer aan doen. Overigens nog bedankt voor je advies m.b.t. mijn plaatje.



Missed this great one!

I like it a lot. Sharp and clear iamge. I also like the WS presented by Dawn and Mike presenting the same landscapes in other beautiful ways.


Hello Niek,
This is a favorite for a reason! Your division of space, subject and "big sky" create a captivating image. too bad you were only there for a day! TFS.

Very nice and peaceful shot.
The sky is magnificent without clouds.
bye Aga

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  • seb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 6 N: 3] (395)
  • [2006-11-16 7:04]

Hello , très belle photo , très réussie !
Excellente composition ,Bravo !

Hi Niek,
Amazing scenery. Absolutly breathtaking.
Nice perspective.
The mirror reflections is so wonderful.
Very nice landscape picture.
What is "USM"?

wow... ik ben blij dat je ons van deze foto laat genieten i.p.v. TN!!!
Wat een schitterende foto Niek. De lucht is zo helder blauw!! en die bergen........ heerlijk.
Een hele mooie plaat hoor. Prachtig.


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