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End of the Day

End of the Day
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Copyright: Pierre Richer (tournesol) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1827 W: 258 N: 1536] (12876)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-24
Categories: Decisive Moment, Nocturnal
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 17-40mm F/4 L, B+W 77mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Wyoming - September- October 2006
Date Submitted: 2006-10-12 8:10
Viewed: 2225
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
End of the day at Yellowstone Lake. End of the day for that lonely dead tree.

And this was the signal for the greatest show on earth a few minutes later: millions of stars and galaxies appearing in the cloudless sky. The Milky Way like I had never seen it before...

Have a great day!

chrisJ, Tintin, Alba, Beger, Dingo, wck, ciore, vsinopoulos, Mitra, lucbus, rosana, shutterbill has marked this note useful
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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-10-12 8:26]

Superb atmosphere Pierre !
The blue tones and the clarity are really gorgeous.

stay well,

Hi Pierre,
Very nice atmosphere youcaptured here. Composition is excellent, and I like the subtle tones of blue and yellow. Keeping the tree a sillouhette was a brilliant idea. Very well done,

PS- Did you try get any photos of the stars?

Very clear, smooth, cold and still image, Pierre!

thank you and have a great day too, Karina:)

Very wonderful picture. The black and blue work so well together.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-10-12 8:41]

Bonjour Pierre

Wonderful sharpness, graphism, & silhouettes, of the solitary tree. Merci!

Hi Pierre!

Very moody photo. I like the simple composition and the blue tint in the sky. TFS


a good clean composition, reflects the moment well, all the emotions and feelings, the silence. One to sit and stare and dream away in, thanx, M, (*_*)

Allo Pierre,
J'aime beaucoup la simplicité et l'efficacité de cette composition. Les couleurs sont superbes ainsi que l'éclairage et l'exposition. Bien vu! Merci,

simple and effective!!
Well done Pierre, I feel the loneliness here...

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-10-12 10:24]

Belle composition simple et minimaliste.Très dédudée comme photo! J'aime bien le sentiment de solitude et de petitesse devant l'infini que cette photo m'inspire! Belle lumière! Merci pour le partage! Michel

fantastique lumiere, et tres tres tres belle compo, bien reflechie, se terminant parfaitemnt, j'adore les tons du ciel et toutes ces lignes d'ombres, simplemnt superbe!!

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  • Alba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 0 N: 206] (2760)
  • [2006-10-12 11:12]

Bonjour Pierre,
Belle composition toute simple, presque abstraite, soulignée par de belles teintes bleues et ardoise. J'attends les étoiles...

Hi Pierre,
Beautiful evening photo with a stunning gradient sky and an excellent silhoutte. I just love the simplicity of the composition. Where wer you staying when visiting Yellowstone?

  • drymd29 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 242 N: 659] (7658)
  • [2006-10-12 15:10]

This is the mood I need now. Paeceful; almost dead; quiet for sure. I love the tiny wave structure on the water.
Thx Pierre

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-10-12 15:51]

Bonjour Pierre,
Quel bel équilibre dans cette photo! Le ciel légèrement plus sombre dans le coin supérieur gauche reprend les ombres de la rive dans le coin inférieur droit. La douce lumière et le contrejour de l'arbre complètent l'image en ajoutant un grand sentiment de paix. Belle élégance dans les luignes. Bravo! Annie

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2006-10-12 16:10]

I can just imagine the sight of the starry sky, Pierre. In Greece one can see a zillion more stars than over here in Belgium - a country well infamous for its pollution of light.
A very tranquil image, this is... very relaxing, very beautiful too.

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2006-10-12 22:42]

Mood indeed lonely... color fade out in the end. Good photo Pierre!


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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 172 W: 31 N: 60] (869)
  • [2006-10-13 3:57]

I like silhouette photos a lot. That's why yours caught my eye.
Fine composition, the day is ending, the tree also looks like ending its season.
Well done!

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2006-10-13 4:04]

hi Pierre. nice mood. simple but nice and clean shot. the shot is Peaceful, very nice. TFS.
>points later


Beautiful expression of loneliness and past life.
Extremely good composition.

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2006-10-13 6:08]

totaly excellent composotion in evening surrounded softness.

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  • Loon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 11 N: 91] (1163)
  • [2006-10-13 7:14]

Such an simple object made such a beautiful composition.
Thanks for sharing your art with us Pierre.

Hi Pierre,

It's amazing with the right combination of elements, even a lonely dead tree can contribute to the overall beauty! Excellent colour tones, contrast & POV!

Well seen & composed

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-10-13 11:45]

This tree looks like it is gasping for breath but it is a good contrast to the peaceful and beautiful scene behind it. You are very lucky to have experienced the Milky Way.


Lovely shot, simple and effective. Nice mood captured!

Hi Pierre,
a little sad to see that old tree, but also a wonderful shot for some meditation, to come down after a busy day and relax, I like it so much, pretty colours and a peaceful moment.
Thanks and kind regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

WOW! That's outstanding!


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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-10-14 18:33]

Good composition with good colors, lighting & silhouettes. Well done.

Simple clean and beautifully composed.

Great shot, fantastic atmosphere, excellent compo and colour tones.

nice simple photo Pierre. it's got a very calm feel to it.

Hope you guys are well,


[*note: I've decided to stop giving out smiley's. Hope you don't mind :)]

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2006-10-16 1:58]

Hi Pierre, again a very good composition, I like the fact that you kept this in colours, the blue is perfect for this loneliness...


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-10-16 8:17]

Salut Pierre,
J'aime l'amiance calme te sereine de cette photo avec le V formé par l'eau, la silhouette de cette arbre et les couleurs de ce coucher de soleil. C'est tellement reposant de regarder cette scène. Très bien réussi.

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  • rosana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 293 W: 2 N: 246] (3317)
  • [2006-10-20 10:49]

Salut Pierre une atmosphere de paix et grandeur en regardant cette photo. C'est magnifique.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2006-10-21 19:16]

Une belle, belle simplicité, encore une fois une composition dont on a rien à redire. De plus cette photo dégage le calme, la sérénité....

Great moody image and well composed Pierre. Cheers always.


So calm and beautiful. Shot whispers the sound of nature. Perfect plain composition Pierre with amazing dusk tones.
Sure this plain and clear sky made a great background for the stars.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2006-10-23 6:44]

Nice!!! Pierre...

Clean line, great depth and simple! Look peaceful and relax. :)


Such clarity in this photo, and the composition is stot on

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  • ange Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 4 N: 154] (1210)
  • [2006-11-12 14:05]

Bonsoir Pierre;
Magnifique composition dans cette photo, les lignes ,les couleurs, silhouettes ....une photo simplement parfaite.

Hi Pierre,
Perfect light in this shot, the tree sillhoutte falls on the lighter part of the sky which is great and the colours are smooth, sweet, awesome!

I really like this shot. You captured so many different hues of blue in the sky and the water. The shilouette of the tree is really good. I like the sloping shore line.
This is just one beautiful shot.

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