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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-18
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-09 17:48
Viewed: 1259
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
So often we take the places close to us for granted, so today a simple picture of the scenery around my home.
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Hi Karen,
What a beautiful place your scene around your home !!
great colors and and landscape,
Nice perpective and composition.
very well done.

Hello Karen,
What a peaceful atmosphere. brillant sky and eye catching clouds
Well balanced composition
Selahattin E

Wow - there's nothing there! No hills...buildings...people...animals...wow ;-)

Nice image of your neighbourhood, Karen, nice to see where other treklensers live. I like the composition with the road leading our eyes into the distance. Another variation may be to shoot straight down the middle of the road, perhaps.

But it all looks very peaceful and the exposure looks good with natural colours throughout. Nice image :-)

Another reminder why it's so important to open the thumbnail, Karen. It's not an image that leaps at you from the gallery view, but opening it up, I really like that long road wending to the horizon (nice DOF, BTW!), and the simplicity of the one clear, crisp utility pole and the clouds at right. Some might argue you could dispense with some of the left-hand side of the image, but I like where you position the road within the frame.


Hi Karen,
Beautiful landscape and nice colours!Great work.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-08-09 23:14]

Hi Karen,
Beautiful sky and a nice lead-in road into the perspective.
Very pleasing composition with nice lighting especially in the clouds creating a nice pattern.
I like the POV with the road giving a nice sense of DOF.
Excellent color saturation!
Nice positioning of the electric pole - it's creating a good impact to the compo.
Well done and nicely seen.

Francis Xavier

Hi Karen,
Nice simple capture, your POV works well. The brown dirt road seems to break up the colours nicely. Have you added any saturation to the sky or is it all natural? Well taken.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-08-09 23:48]

incredible ,so much of free space around you,it looks like a pleasant summerday.
You are lucky Karen.


hi karen
lovely bright shot,the road leads on to horizon,great colours and sky.

Hi Karen,
Simple minimalitic countryside shot, but I like this emptiness here. Colours are nicely saturated and I also like your way of composing the image, it was great to let so much space for the sky, just enlarges the space. Sharp and very clear photo, well done, TFS!
Best wishes,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-08-10 1:45]


Quelle belle vue, quelle immensité, ce chemin de terre rouge avec ce vert, ce ciel, un rêve d'immensité, le poteua ua milieu on dirait qu'il es tout suel, superbe.

Bravoe t maitié


It has been captured with vivid details and colours. Good work indeed with fine framing and composition.
Best wishes,

Well seen Karen
The pole without any wires makes for an interesting focal point. It seems there are other poles so where are the wires? Nicely exposed and the clouds have a 3D effect.

hi karen, nice sharp colorful image here, big sky country-wow. i am raised on the west coast with all the mountains so i could never get use to this flatness! two rights and a left and i would be lost!

Gee Karen that's real countryside to me ! Do you drive a gravel road to get to your house ,oh Wow it's so green , i like this view with the fluffy clouds lingering over the pastures , bucolic and rural scene , it also appears so peaceful , tfs your little corner my friend ,

Hello Karen,

Thank you for sharing your neighbourhood with us.
It is so flat and just goes on forever!
It reinforces my schooldays impression of the Great Plains: vast, flat, highly productive but it also renders a BIG sky. We never get a panoramic view like this!
I love your composition which really emphasises sky and gives a strong perspective.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • starky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 320 W: 2 N: 40] (2945)
  • [2009-08-11 11:06]

Hi Karen.Beautiful blue sky and beautiful place.
Best regards, Bosko.

Hi Karen,
Very beautiful landscape vith excellent colours, light and greatcloudy sky.TFS.


Wonderful sky, nice colors and well composed picture. Good work, Karen! Congratulations!


Keep it simple! Always works well. Nice scene, excellent thinking with the composition - good way of showing the huge Alberta sky!!


Lovely colours and excellent pov with the road leading the eye into the distance It looks pretty flat although the countryside could be rolling gently TFS
warm regards

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