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« on: January 19, 2013, 11:30:40 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 12:22:42 PM »
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Doesn't Ansel Adams have one that's eerily similar to this? Not that this is a copy, at all, his is B&W and I think the background is totally different, but this feels like a strong and deliberate reference.

It was a good idea then, and it's still a good idea! Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 02:52:41 PM »
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I like it!
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 03:02:04 PM »
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I like the subject and the composition, Jeremy, but I hope you're prepared for the oversharpening comments that are sure to come. It looks oversharpened to me too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 05:33:27 PM »
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I like it a lot! And it has a very different mood from Ansel's.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 03:37:01 AM »
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I like the subject and the composition, Jeremy, but I hope you're prepared for the oversharpening comments that are sure to come. It looks oversharpened to me too.

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2013, 05:15:12 AM »
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Doesn't Ansel Adams have one that's eerily similar to this? Not that this is a copy, at all, his is B&W and I think the background is totally different, but this feels like a strong and deliberate reference.

It was a good idea then, and it's still a good idea! Well done!


I believe AA's photo was named Aspens. I seem to remember that the background was a lot darker and didn't feature burnt trees.

Back to Jeremy's survivor. I like it and the title is perfect. Have to agree with Russ... I feel that sharpening is a bit over the reasonable but it might be OK on another display or in print.

Bravo.
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2013, 08:58:16 AM »
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Im going to guess that this image was shot from some distance and that accounts for the sharpening?
 
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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 09:50:51 AM »
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Thanks for the comments.

Andrew and Francois, you're right: AA's photograph was called Aspen. One online version of it is here. I wasn't consciously aware of its existence but it might have been lurking somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind.

It was a serendipitous shot: I was on my way to Bright Angel point and saw it across a small field to the right hand side of the road, so I stopped. The light was catching the tree and making it stand out, although as I've found before I can't come anywhere close to reproducing the wonderful shimmering effect of those golden leaves shaking gently in the breeze.

I agree, looking at it again, that the jpeg I've posted looks rather over-sharpened, but the full file I have really doesn't. I don't know whether distance is relevant: the shot was taken using the full reach of a 70-200Lf4 on my 5d2 and it's only very slightly cropped.

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