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The pickup truck ( landscape theme )

The pickup truck ( landscape theme )
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-02
Categories: Nature, Transportation, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC-H50
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/10/26 'Portrait Landscape' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-10-26 7:59
Viewed: 2078
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The landscape can be wonderful over here at the right time of the year, Early October is best for viewing the fall colors throughout Quebec.
I was driving on the main paved road perpendicular to this one when i spotted a truck on the left traveling on this dirt road at a slow speed heading uphill through the colorful landscape , i went for a vertical composition for this photo as the long dirt lane slits across the forest in the same direction. My humble contribution to this Friday theme ,
Have a great weekend everyone ,


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Oooh, love this one Carol, and so appropriate at this time of year, with the autumn foliage colors. (We are into white as our landscape color now!!! yikes!) I really like the road leading us right into the photo, all the way up, and out the top. The truck adds a lot here.
Perfect one for the theme too ... so suitable to portrait orientation.
I hope all is well out there ... as well as can be! How is everyone?

Bonjour Carol
Très beau paysage d'automne...Les couleurs sont superbes.
Bon point de vue..j'aime beaucoup la route qui coupe la photo en 2 parties et le Pickup est un bel élément de plus
Lumière et contraste
Une belle addition au thème
Bon WE
Robert :-)

This composition works really well Carol with the road travelling uphill through the shot, perfect for this weeks portrait theme. Your POV is well chosen and shows us all the wonderful autumn colours. The solitary car adds extra interest to the image. Well spotted and a good addition to the theme.


Hello Carol, the truck is placed perfectly in the composition as we look along the road, wondering where it is leading to!
Beautiful autumnal colours.
Excellent DoF and PoV.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Super shot from the top of the hill! nice work on this Carol! These long roads are meant for portrait style framing! The car shows scale really well! Love it!

Somehow this scene reminds me of a song by John Denver "Country Road." Beautiful and great contribution to Friday's theme. And I also envy you folks who are blessed with autumn colors. I went to Yosemite hoping to see fall colors--hardly any. I like the placment of the truck, as if the journey is almost over. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-10-26 9:53]

Hi Carol.

This works so well for me, I like the distance achieved with the truck and the way we feel the distance with so many rustic trees showing off their colours. Love it love it love it. tfs

stv ;o))

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-10-26 10:22]

Excellent composition with the road as the main subject, great autumnal view, perfectly done

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-10-26 12:50]

Hi Carol,
A great deep perspective in this Autumn seasoned shot. Beautiful yellow/green trees on either side of this straight road with the pick nicely positioned at the right place.
A superb composition and such an interesting entry to the theme.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Nice shot, Carol.
Good use of the car to add scale and distance to the perspective. The portrait framing lends itself to this shot too, just adding more distance to the depth of the shot.

Good use of empty space, and with the van about to drive out of the shot, it adds time as another dimension to the shot.


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-10-26 14:00]

A perfect image for this weeks theme Carol,ideal composition for a Portrait mode. A detailed & sharp image,I like how I can make out the hilly dirt road the truck is driving on, with past tire marks still visible on its surface. I like how you chose to use it as a central divider between the forests of fall colours,its light colour leads the eye right into the scene, & then the truck keeps the eye focused in the scene. The truck adds a mood & scale & interest to your composition.Well taken, TFS

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-10-26 18:46]

Hi Carol,
A great Fall shot, nice addition to the theme. when I look at this, a song, whose name or the singer I can not remember comes to my mind.

Bonsoir Caro,
Voilà le genre de photos que j'aime bien..
Magnifique perpective et couleurs d'automne,
Superbes détails et endroit magnifique,
Excellent point de vue et composition.
de toute beauté, bon WE.

Hi Carol, seen a few roads like that over the years, just not quite so colourful.Clear enough to actually see the humps in the road. Fiona

Hi Carol
excellent POV for this remarkable shot. Splendid autumn atmosphere. beautiful landscape picture. Good capture of the road crossing the scene with the truck as a good focal point and interest. amazing colors.

Ciao Carol, great POV on neverending street, great perspective, fantastic autumnal colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-10-27 7:11]

Hello Carol,

The undulating country road streched vertically through the frame is looking aesthetic. Nicely chosen PoV. Autumn colors are providing a charming atmosphere. A lovely contribution for the theme. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-10-27 11:54]


An excellent subject for the portrait landscape theme. Your POV causes the viewers eye to follow the roadway in the image framed by the Autumnal colored trees. The lone car adds a perfect final element to your composition.
Very Well Done.

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