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My favourite shot

My favourite shot
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Copyright: David Gumprich (Refugee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3317 W: 415 N: 7009] (25554)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-08
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Olympus C-760 UZ
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Harpya´s Theme 2 (favorite´s), Friday theme 2007/12/28 "My favourite shot", World in the fog, Willows, Friday Themes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-27 12:53
Viewed: 3199
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 110
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
When Helen first mentioned this weeks theme I had to think long and hard. I have favourite sunsets from Western Australia, Bunyip Sunset and Geographe Bay Sunset and Tasmania, Tasmanian Sunsets II.

My Golden Rays series was challenging and reasonably well accepted.

I enjoy capturing the tranquillity of the Tamar, such as this and the fog which occurs on this stretch of water. Reflections have always been a passion and the estuary provides some ideal conditions.

I finally opted for my first image on TL originally seen here.

PP Work...cloned out the partial bench, removed some debris, added a larger border than I normally use and resized.

People laugh because I'm different, I laugh because they're all the same.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2007-12-27 13:03]

The whole scenery is very soft,the latern is not disturbing at all but giving a nice break of reality in the picture...
Good work Dave.

Hi David
You picked the right one for me, the tweeks you have done have I think improved the overall picture, especially the willow tree, well I went from one to the other, it seemed better to me.
All the best

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-12-27 13:15]

Hi Dave,
I can see why this is your favourite shot. The Willow is beautifully captured, with the light mist. Well done indeed.

Hi David,
It doesn't surprise me at all that this is your favourite shot: It's amazing! Wonderful colors and atmosphere. Beautiful composition.

PS: Your philosophical note made ME laugh too :D

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-12-27 13:41]

Hi David,
The luminosity is particularly interesting here. The mixed of the falling lines from the tree and the road give another point of interest while the shadows and light area guide our eyes. I also love you frame that does it job of putting the photography in evidence. Well done, TFS !

Very beautiful! I really enjoy that quote at the end of the note. Oh look I just rhymed. Nice trees and dreamy effect. Well done!

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  • jorbe Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 1] (291)
  • [2007-12-27 14:25]

Hello David,

Well balanced shot. Colors are fabulous and in harmony. Composition and sharpness are excellent. I don`t quite know what makes this image so great, it`s just great!
Great Work!

hi david, i believe you posted a similar shot of this from before, this was the one you have back in different seasons??? and i think this is the one how i found your work on TL!

i like this one a lot, great colors,light and atmosphere, well done, thanks scott

Hello David,
very lovely scene, good composition and pov, good peaceful atmosphere and mood

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  • Jens Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 53 N: 1139] (4663)
  • [2007-12-27 17:37]

Hi David
Superb shot, love the light, great POV, well composed.

Hi David,
This is a beautiful picture and well composed, great colors and sharp picture with fog and the wanderful tree very well done..great shot..

Looks like a unanimous choice, not surprising as it is a beautiful shot. TFS

How soft are those branches in that residual mist! It's excellent for the light and details! The bridge almost erased please me!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2007-12-27 20:36]

Hi David, yes, I remember this one! I thought you'd put in a foggy scene. I like how the sun is hitting the trees - well done

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2007-12-27 23:41]

Hi David,
Yes, this is one of my favourites from your gallery. Beautiful lighting, colours and just a superb image.

Hi David

Congrats on this beautiful shots and I would say all are just at the right conditions... compositions, colour, setting and lighting all are here...

Amri HMS

hello David,

beautiful shot of this tree in the fog.. what a beauty.. love the atmosphere and lovely feeling it created to me :)

tfs and regards, terry
later :))

Beautiful and oh so peacefull!! I love it! excellent shot!
Many thanks for the quote at the end of your note too! ;)


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  • dbp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 9 N: 92] (4132)
  • [2007-12-28 1:44]

hello David
beautiful shot
I love your foggy shots
and your other work is great too
this one has excellent colours
and great composition with the beautiful trees

Good morning David

Well what a coincidence you and I had the same idea. I was indeed going to add my first post to the theme last night as my favourite as its what started me on TL. However I looked at it and decided I am so unhappy with the quality that its really not my favourite. Funny how much we learn on here without realising.

This shot of yours is just beautiful, so much mood and the foggy areas mixed with the light and shaded areas are so interesting too look at. Indeed there is much to see in this lovely image and I can fully understand why you would choose it as a favourite.

TFS and for joining in the fun

Kind regards Smurfie

Hi David! What a lovely willow? tree. I love the foggy mood in the morning and this is a nice example. Very good POV and perspective with lovely details and exposure.
Freddie :)

PS: I like your cute profile picture. The dimple is to die for! :)

Really, It must done. Congratulation, Greeting from Turkey.

The sad mood in this shot is enhanched by the weeping willow, great colors and comp, I understand why you picked this one allthough your other shots are great as well. I like it , good contribution to the theme David

Grtz Pim

Hello David,
Excellent. I've seen your previous uplaod and this one..and realize the PP you did.
Beautiful willow...and wonderful light.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2007-12-28 6:06]

Excellent shot...
Greetings from Montenegro...

Hello David,
Wonderful your favourite shot and composition.Well done.TFS.

Hi David.

Totally excellent (for amazing pictures I love to use a short sentence if you don't mind)


Hi David ,
Great choice, It is a beautiful photo, I like how the sunlight is hightlighting the tree and all the misty air behind, its a very tranquil photo. TFS

Fog, trees, soft light, yep it's all there. Good stuff. Couldn't resist the WS.


Hello David,
Lovely play of light in fog!
And the wonderful trees give you a hand in composition...
Pablo -

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-12-29 2:59]

Fabulous textures and details, David!
I love the light in this capture
P.S. Thanks for your kind words on my "Star of Peace"

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  • WMcK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 663 W: 11 N: 1718] (6837)
  • [2007-12-29 5:35]

I love it David. The combination of detail and fog you manage to capture so well are always some of my favorites. I like the curves here as well. Just stunning.
All the best for 2008.

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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-12-29 8:36]

Good choice, David, as fog is one of your strong points.

beautiful place for pics...
very nice my friend... like it...+Happy NewYear


esecenario muy bonito digna realidad de una pintura te felicito FELIZ AÑO NUEVO

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2007-12-29 13:38]

Hola David,
siempre un placer ver esta bella foto,
delicada compo y pov,

Hi Dear David:)
Wonderful colors and atmosphere. Beautiful composition.Congrats!!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Greetings From Istanbul,

Really nice POV and shot.
Nice details. The soft tender smoothness comes out well.
Happy New Year To Sandie and You from Montreal

Hello David
This is excellent shot and is not only your fav. shot(mine to)

Hello David,

Yes this is and it will always be his best shot!
Because me also love this landscape, I acquired her as his best shot, for the beauty and majesty that this tree.
Thank you very much for this year of beautiful works and very good taste my friend....

All the best!!



good compsition David, the fog really made a fantasy of this image.well captured.
regards from Dubai...........andres

Happy new year David. This tree looks gorgeous. As the good light is just about to engulf the atmosphere, the tree looks very regal. Cheers! Danilo

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2007-12-31 0:56]

Happy 2008 to you David!

This is really great view, and very refreshing to look at. The mist adds to the softness, plus the soft needles of leaves falling down, giving a relaxed look. Very good composition and light exposure, with the curved road in good position. Well done. TFS


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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2007-12-31 1:59]

Hi David
Happy New Year to you too!
Great shot and beautiful visual! Wonderful colors and atmosphere.

Hello Davy
So beautiful to see, thank you.
You have a happy new year and have a good holiday with wife/family

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2007-12-31 7:17]

Absolutely beautiful!!! TFS and wishing you and your loved ones the very best in 2008.

Pryvitanne David!
good job! wonderful picture! HAPPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  • boonie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 64 N: 1548] (7842)
  • [2007-12-31 17:54]

Nice choice for your favorite. Lighting is memorable and worthy of the honor. I perfer the light pole in the image. Matter of taste. It is what you saw and worthy of remaining.
Thanks for the kind words on my road trip images.
Happy New Year

If this photo was mine it would also have been a favourite! If I may be brazen enough to comment - and seeing that you did some more PP work on this one - I would have cloned out a little of the top of the willow tree to make the top part not seem "amputated" but that is just me being very picky:-)I was brave enough to add a workshop to show you what I mean... Hope you will tolerate me as an amateur with some cheek!


Hi David, this one was really a winner and still is! Fantastic shot.

Good choice for the theme.

Best wishes for the coming year!


And yes QUITE worthy to be a BEST shot Burt Bee! Marvelous light against the tree! Love the fog as always...do you guys ever see the sun?

Dizzy Sue

Damn! mI just cant stop looking at this image! This is a real beaut! Well done!!


Romantic, beautiful, moody!

Hello David

beautiful scenery, with the red trees and fog. good colors and nice composition
well done

Peter Lundgren

Beautiful photo. Love the serene mood it is pretending.

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