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Misty Morning

Misty Morning
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Copyright: David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 6 N: 315] (1219)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSC F707, UV
Exposure: f/8
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-22 0:04
Viewed: 2365
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When winter comes to Cache Valley, where I live, it provides some amazingly lovely scenery once in a while. I like this scene, but you can see the mist around the trees and the clouds in the sky. This is in reality pollution.

The temperature drops during an inversion and a high pressure weather system stays for long periods of time. No wind blows, so the air just stays around. As we drive or use other gas-powered equipment, the pollution from these machines stays too.

This photo was taken after about 2 weeks of inversion. It cleared up a few days later. It's actually not a fun time, but I'm glad I happened upon this road when it did.

Thanks for looking!

pablominto, wck, suzley, mwebr, chrisJ, Fisher, iliannak, Beger, Sarah171, samr, broadcaster, sleger, mortcdz has marked this note useful
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  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-22 0:48]

Fantastique atmosphère
Le sol, les arbres, la montagne et le ciel
Tout un programme, un vrai plaisir pour les yeux
Bravo David !!!

Hello David,
A pleasant almost symmetrical composition! Different layers work fine in creating a feeling of depth, and the silhouetted trees add to the beauty... Nice work!
Pablo -

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-02-22 2:25]

Hello David, Nice to meet you! Mood is great & well set in Navy blue tone. Love the line work it form! Thanks for sharing.


Beautifull misty shot. I really like the different lines of the ground, trees and mountain. The color and frame are giving it a great atmosphere.

It is beautiful David though cold and forbidding. It is interesting the way the tree silhouettes have 'acquired' the halo.
Very artistic - commendable

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  • agea0 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 0] (271)
  • [2006-02-22 3:29]

Hi David
Good shot:)

Hi Dave

Great work here. Love the composition and contrast of the grey tones...
Nit pik... maybe horizion bit tilted tends to detract even if this was how it was if you know what I mean.

Your note is very informative..and isn't it ironic that polloution can be so picturesque


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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-02-22 3:41]

Wonderful silvery atmosphere ...

thanks for sharing,

lovely compostion - like the tone of this image. TFS

  • HIMself Gold Star Critiquer [C: 314 W: 5 N: 9] (3605)
  • [2006-02-22 4:21]

climation and good photo
nice exposition
good job

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-02-22 5:31]

Hi David

Oh my.....

What a stunning view. The way you present us with arow of wintery trees as a foreground to that landscape is awesome. Well done and thnx for letting us drool over this one.


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  • mwebr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 448 W: 141 N: 666] (3402)
  • [2006-02-22 6:49]

Superb photograph! Great composition with slight tilt on the horizon that could be adjusted about less than one degree.
The visual here is stunning.
The reality of your note about pollution is unfortunate for this is the world we inhabit!
Lovely tones and great mood!

take care,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-02-22 7:14]

Hi David

Good pp work, & a marvellous tonal range, with superb graphism. Congratulations!

Hi David,

Excellent shot and well done on the composition. Nicely done and it's beautiful.


definitely not a fun time for people living it but photographically the result is amazing ... the mist creates a strange dreamy mood and your composition is so well balanced David ... :o)
many TFS it
ili :o)

Superbe image, la cime des arbres suit la courbe de la montagne! La brume rajoute un effet surprenant!

What a nice silvery image, it's almost glittering and looks really dreamy. It is also nicely framed. I like how everything seem nicely put on center. Lovely mountain and what nice row of tree silhouettes.

Very nice view! The mist is great! I enjoy how you catch... So rich in blue/grey tones!

Hi David,
it's wonderful, a little mystic but peaceful atmosphere, I like it very much, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • dgusatto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 154 W: 56 N: 21] (1239)
  • [2006-02-22 11:47]

hi David,

fantastic morning view and fog effect. Tone soft and contrasts are beautiful.
see you

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  • A-J Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 96 W: 11 N: 34] (435)
  • [2006-02-23 1:03]

The atmosphere is absolutely fantastic. Composition is excellent. Nice shot.

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  • galba Gold Star Critiquer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-23 6:07]

PRECIOSA! Nice shot! Beautiful image, great photo, excellent work!
and many thanks for sharing!
I like so much!

Hi David,

this shot is great! I like the silhouette of the mountains is like the silhouette of the trees. The tones are excellent and all the compo!



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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-02-23 15:58]

Great photo, David! Great mood with these broken colors. Your note shows that there are misleading or dangerous beauties! Your sending sensitizes us with the importance to make considered choices of consumption! Well done! Annie

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-02-24 23:07]

Hi David,
Lovely picture. The colours, the composition, and the mood. All great.

I like the grey tone and the contrast there!Great composition too.I believe that If there is a risk, there will be a chance too.I hope that you understand my poor English.

Excellent capture Dave. The foreground texture combined with the receding layers gives good depth. Nice work.


Excellent shot David. I like to see the tree line growing in harmony with the mountain's height in the background. Beautiful duotone and nice soft image.
Well done!

The blue tones are amazing. Beautiful view with a great composition. I like the layered look.
Sorry my last points went to your other photo.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2006-04-08 3:39]

Beatiful capture David, too bad it represents pollution - but a great dreamy atmosphere and mood. Your choice of B&W with a blue tone adds dramaticcally to the overall mood. Very nicely done ... Sam

Extremely well done. Bill

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  • owrwe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 28 W: 1 N: 26] (242)
  • [2007-01-24 2:19]

Hi David,

This shot is simply... awesome! The mountain's form is almost replicated in the clouds and the trees. And the colours tones are "layered"!

It's one of these shots I'd frame and hang on the wall!!!

Great shot!


Bonsoir David,
Very nice picture in black & white,great composition ,realy a good catch and beautiful landscape..Well Done..

wow what a mist ! great compo and shot !

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  • kateb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 147 N: 338] (2991)
  • [2007-01-26 15:38]

Good composition, and very effective, I like the way the curves are repeated in the trees, the hills and the clouds. Nice photo!

Merhaba David.
What a wonderful atmosphere, excellent work.


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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-01-26 18:18]

It is so sad that pollution can make such a nice picture. Great composition with all the difference of tints.


Hi David,
Spectacular landscape, I like how the mountains grows to the center, engulfing the tree line. Nice and delicate cold tones, gives a chill and lonely sensation.

Nice work! Good color, depth and POV! I like the sharp outlines on the trees, bushes and mountains. I think you took the picture on a slight tilt, but that's only a minor problem, and it might just be me. Otherwise, excellent!

Beautiful picture - composition is superb and the different elements give the feeling of depth to the subject. Colours work well with the mist, I can almost smell the mist in the air!
Thanks for sharing

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2007-09-11 1:10]

Good Mistic!
Lovely Colors!!
Nice Composition!!!

Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-01-28 7:56]

A lucky man to see and make this David,supershot!

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  • bwiebe (54)
  • [2008-11-29 16:02]

Really pretty. Well framed, lovely symmetry, and silhouette.

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