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Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold
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Copyright: Silke Force (Silke) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-20
Categories: Nature, Mood
Camera: Nikon D-70s, Sigma 18-200 mm (F3.5-6.3), Sigma UV 62 mm
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 70-79 Points Part 4, Rural Roots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-21 10:30
Viewed: 1943
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Oops, I've done it again :D
I went to a jazz gig yesterday and took photos outside instead of inside.
It was simply too perfect: As we drove up to the club, I could see a shaft of sunshine piercing the heavy clouds that had been with us on all the long 2-hour drive there. And the gold of the leaves was irresistible. I left Roy to set up his equipment on the stage on his own while I ran up the hill behind the club to get the best angle. The Grand River below picked up the deep blues and greys of the heavy autumnal skies and formed the perfect backdrop.

Over half an hour later, having shot the river, the trees and various combinations of the two I scrambled back down the hill and settled down at a table in front of the stage. My fiancé grinned at me. He'd watched me from an upper window as I hauled myself up a steep slope to get the best angle while the wind did its best to blow me into the valley.
What could I say? Sunny autumn days are too few and far between to lose.

Tech: shot in RAW, converted, cropped slightly, sharpened edges, framed and signed

Thanks for looking and have a golden week

tanburi, kokos101, ayse51, Beger, tibig, milas, vandana2923, Marylou, chrisJ, shelbeesmom, Viking, Hendrika, Jens, ls_photography, Werewolf, MLINES, harpya, Juliet, Janice has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To hamperium: What an idiot!shelbeesmom 3 11-11 09:01
To hamperium: Beyond Rude!shelbeesmom 1 05-11 14:51
To mrcrow: nomenSilke 3 10-29 05:40
To janneman: triangleSilke 2 10-27 15:21
To PierreFrigon: Welcome back!Silke 1 10-22 05:07
To Hendrika: thanks ElsSilke 2 10-22 05:03
To JohnTulip: thanks JohnSilke 1 10-22 04:00
To Helkoryo: Thanks HelenSilke 1 10-21 13:23
To hamperium: I have a great idea for you!Silke 1 10-21 13:04
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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2007-10-21 10:48]

hi Silke, wonderful autmn colours,good compo and frame.TFS..................Necla.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2007-10-21 11:04]

Hi Silke,
Brilliant capture of this superb panorama. The light gilding on this tree is very well captured. Very nice contrast with blue river. Bravo! Annie

Hi Silke,
nice picture!! I understand you at 100% that you rather shoot this than a jazz band!! Well done for the colours. For the composition I'd suggest not to cut the tree off the ground. Downslope shooting is always hard, so maybe with 1/3 water only or with a boat of bird or whatsoever on the water would be better.
I like though ;-)

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-10-21 11:17]

Beautiful colour contrast, the yellow tree glows against the background.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-10-21 11:40]

merhaba myfriend Silke...
sonbaharın habercisi bu güzel altın renkli yaprakları güzel bir çekimle paylaşmışınız...tebrikler selam ve saygılar..

Hi Silke,
Very nice autumnal picture.Exccelent POV, colours, light and timing.Well done.TFS.


Hoi Silke
Beautifull colours. A great place for a walk.
I love it.
Greatings from the Netherlands'

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  • salmi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
  • [2007-10-21 12:37]

Hi Silke,
Simple but very nice composition, great combination of colors, POV and light. Great job, thanks!

Miss TL
sorry for all my bad comments
i think i should give u 2 points cause u are the boss of TL
how sad to look at all my critiques to other and then go to my picture
is your name really silke or is it silly
sorry but i dont think u are in position to say something about the way i critique. And if i say its unsharp im not saying all my pics are.
But well i know that ther are a lot of people here to just say wow and only give green smileys. I u dont like that i dont do that.. try to live with that
and i ask u once more dont go give comments to my pics cause they are NOT useful
and this pic of u.. what happend to the sky..
not that good miss TL
bye Silke

Hi Silke

Easily done :-)especially when the view is as beautiful as this. what delightful colours, wonderful POV.. especially as at this angle we wouldnt be looking at the sky and have no need to see it :-)

Take no notice my friend.
If I could give 3 smiles to make up I would :-)

TFS regards Helen

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-10-21 13:44]

Hola Silke,
bella foto y agradable color,
excelente compo y detalles...
saludos amiga

Hello Silke,

Beautiful golden colors and pleasant aitumn view.
Like the BG here which lifts the golden. TFS and Greetings to Roy.


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  • nur40 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 22] (253)
  • [2007-10-21 14:32]

Superb photo, superb presentation
Thanks for sharing Silke

Hello Silke :)
Simple but so nice shot ! Lovely colours, perfect light and good frame. Really cute composition, TFS
Best regards

Good shot
Nice details
Fine way of framing!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-10-21 16:57]

Hi Silke

I like the yellow leaves of the fg tree against the blue grey bg. The tight framing works well. Tfs!

Ooo, I really like this Silke! The yellow tree stands out, stands strong! Very nice POV and framing! Really super!

hello Silke

nie capture of the warm colours of Fall

the tree in the left is in the perfect place ( as rules said) and is the main point of interest in the scene



another beautiful capture from you. Well composed, sharp and colorful. TFS.

Hi Silke,
What a nice yellow foliage my friend.
Bright colors and well suited background.
Good POV
Selahattin E

Hello Silke,
Beautiful light on that little tree makes it stand out among millions!
Pleasant composition, fine autumn atmosphere!
Pablo -

Hi Silke,

Lovely golden leafs presentation . . Excellent composition with water as BG . .
Beautiful picture . .


Beautiful capture. Love that tree apart from the rest.

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-10-22 5:24]

Hi Silke
Wonderful shot, great colors, and a brilliant superb POV, you have done well. I like it a lot.

Hello Silk,

The sign of autumn, I like the gols leaves POV framing well done

TFS Kyle

Hi Silke, splendid autumnal composition with wonderful light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

hi silke!
wonderful photo, great colors and composition.
i like it.


Hello Silke,
How are you today??
I love how you singled out this tree and your POV is good. Fantastic colors to match on the frame with the picture itself. Very beautiful!

Water as land are precise in the details, the light is great and i believe i take a photo with leafs like that me too just yesterday. If it's not the same... real close...
I enjoy your angle! The joy of automn for those colors.... Excellent!

the light is wonderful. very lovely colors.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2007-10-22 12:39]

Hi Silke. A very honest autumn scene with a bold frame which enhances the effect making it dramtic and professional. TFS. Murray.

Hello Silke.
Autumn gives us a great opportunity to take a shots with wonderful colors. You did it great, with fantastic light and nice composition.

Now that sounds very familiar - I always see things, hard to stay inside or in 1 place then.
Silke glad you didn't!
Beautiful result and nice wish for a golden week.

Hello Silke

Beautiful visual, in fact each parents have his registered mark, the one of the North, has the beauty of their trees in the Autumn to give this great show.
Beautiful visual and excellent composition!
Beautifull colours. The great place for a walk.


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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2007-10-23 9:46]

Hi Silke,
A FANTASTIC lit tree- excellent colors and such a pleasure to look at. TFS Julie

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2007-10-23 18:42]

Hello Silke that's a really great picture ! Simple composition but very effective ! VERY good ! Thanks !



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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-10-25 1:16]

Hi Silke
Very nice autumn photo in a good comp and colour.
Gr Jos

The climb was worth it ! :-)
Very beautiful contrast between the tree and the water.
What is that " gray " triangle - up right - in the water ? ( just beside the top of the tree )

See you


the tree cutting its way through from bottom to top unites the tonal banding of green and dark prussian
did you shoot this through a window?..the small imagery in the top right intrigues me..could be a reflection from elsewhere
your framing and nomen support the image perfectly
i wont ask where you got it from...;)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-11-03 12:51]

Standing out in teh crowd. Definitely worth tramping outside to get this shot Silke. Lovely colour of that tree with the sun on it. BRAVO!

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