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Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park
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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-26
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon ID IV, 24-70 / 2.8 L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-27 7:59
Viewed: 1097
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had a meeting yesterday in San Francisco and decided to drive through the Golden Gate Park on the way home. I have been living here since the 1960's and had never seen this part of the park. It was a foggy day and the light was very soft, like a giant Soft Box.

I played with the light and the colors in this shot. There is a lot we can do with the Adjustment Brush including adding or subtracting light and adding a color to the light. In this case I added some yellow light coming from the upper left and ending on the brown path. I used some added Structure and Sharpening to the trees on the left as well.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2012-01-27 8:05]
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Hi Roger,
I wish to illustrate lot but the language in what I do is Persian and this language has a vast capability but when it comes to translation then I fail, in short I say that the mist in air has created a dramaric scene and and and ..well done and TFS.

Love the mood you have caught in this scene, Roger!

A dramatic scene is unveiled here with amazing light control and perfect exposure for this site.
The sharpness and POv are excellent, and the thoroughfare adds depth into the picture.
Well caught!

Kind regards,

Very San Francisco image. Every time I visit the city it's always foggy. Love the mood. Good pov and dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-01-27 9:55]

Hi Roger,
Excellent mood to this image. Beautiful place, with a nicely chosen POV. Very natural and well composed. Nice ! TFS Julie

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-01-27 10:31]

It really reminds me of the misty look and bridge leading to the village of "Brigadoon" in the Lerner and Lowe musical of the same name. Misty and myesterious, you POV leads the view's eye down the pathway deep into the image and the bridge. Very peaceful and yet dramatic.

Excellent Roger - your use of the Adjustment Brush has worked well with even tones and the gentle, diffused light helps immensely!
A very nice 'mood' photo!


Hi Roger
misty place, well captured. a wonderful picture of dramatic mood in foggy atmosphere. fascinating old bridge.
good PP work on FG sharpness and colors.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-01-27 11:33]

Hi Roger,
A great shot. Moody, mysterious and dramatic.

Hi Roger,
Beautiful light and contrast with naturel colors tone,
Excellent perpective and beautiful scene in this park,
very well done composition ...
My compliments

Hello Roger,I like the different gradients of light and colour as I look into the shot, starting with the sharply focused tree on the left and following the track into the distance where the trees become just mist covered shapes.
A good tight composition imo.
Always interesting and informative notes, thank you.
Regards Jean.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-01-27 22:37]


Fantastique compo e tiamge superbe payasage avec la brume ces gros troncs et arbres le pont de pierre, quel bel ensemble sueprbe.

bravo et amitié


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-01-27 23:57]

HI Roger,
A wonderful POV to capture the softness in this landscape shot. Good light management diffused with fog! The path leading in is creating impact to the composition with the leaning trees increasing drama!
Great shot, my friend!

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-01-28 1:05]

Hello Roger

A gem of a shot, you have captivated the audiance here with a very pleasing image. The position is oh so special, its like stepping stones of features within a photograph....the eye finds something it likes and then moves on in the shot to find another, i love the hint on mist and the textures, welldone indeed, you must be pleased here. TFS


Olá Roger
Obrigada for the note...Beautiful composition very well composed and with lots of poetic mood. as usual you are in light controle.
Your touch and good taste gives powerful images of the world.
Um abraço

Very good photo it has very mystical and mysterious atmosphere! Interesting composition and nice colours, also exposure is perfect.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-01-28 9:13]

Hello Roger :)

Miraculous, romantic scenery, such foggy and sleepy.
The formulation in pretty, natural colours and light created the very showy composition.
I like him...congratulations!

Best wishes...Barbara.

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2012-01-28 13:18]

Bonjour Roger,
Il règne dans ce cliché une ambiance mystérieuse, je pense que cela est du à cette brume qui flotte dans ce petit matin frileux...
La lumière est bien capturée et met en valeur de façon fantomatique ce petit pont de pierre en arrière plan....

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  • sephus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 0 N: 96] (4261)
  • [2012-01-29 11:17]

A very moody presentation of this scenery. I'm sure it was a lot more dull in the original shot, but you must have made it very interseting with your techniques. The composition is great regardless the work-out.

What a DOF, Roger, it's marvelous.
It's actually a beautiful picture. Especially the textures of this trunk to the left of the observer.

Ciao Roger, fascinating misty composition with lovely bridge and beautiful trees, splendid light, excellent perspective and wonderful soft colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-02-07 14:40]

Hi Roger!
Wonderful composition. Very good POV and nice perspective. Excellent management of the light.
The fog adds beauty to the scene: great atnosphere!
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Roger! Fantastic, mystic atmosphere! great capture. Regards Csabi

For some reason I when I look at this I expect to see some hobbits come strolling up the path out of the mist.

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