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09-07-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Lens: 18-250 Tamaron Camera: K20D Photo Location: Paint mines Interpretive park ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/200s Aperture: F6.7 

Very nice little park N.E. of Colorado springs out in the middle of no where with very few people. It was a joy to visit, texture and colors were incredible.

This is one of my favorites from the day.

Tell me what you think and why.

Thanks for you input.

09-07-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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I think this shot has potential, but it doesn't work for me simply because the "frames" are prettier than what's being framed. Furthermore, the framed mountains are overexposed, which pulls your eye away from them.

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I'll reiterate Adam's comments here. For these kind of shots to work really well, there should be some kind of visual correspondence between the shape of the opening and what's beyond. So in the perfect setup, a mountain peak that came to a sharp triangular summit would appear in your frame. Another approach would have recurring repetitions of the triangular form that extends to a kind of infinity.

It's not like these setups are all over the place, so don't feel too bad. You gave it a very decent attempt.

The rocks in the foreground look very enticing with the changing colors (red rocks are amazing to me)--I'd go back and work on that area visually.

09-07-2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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I see.....

Thanks Adam,

Better exposure in the frame. Sometimes the frame can't help but steal the show.

I appreciate your time.


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