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Calaveras Valley

Calaveras Valley
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1376 W: 234 N: 1593] (8380)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-11
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon G9
Exposure: f/8, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-08 2:50
Viewed: 1610
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had planned my business trip the Silicon Valley so that I had a weekend in between meetings. On Sunday I decided to visit Berkeley. I didn't just want to drive up the freeway so I bought a map and plotted a route over the ridges east of the valley. My journey started in Milpitas and took me straight into the deserted and lush Calaveras Valley. It took me a while to find a save parking spot along the winding road, but finally there was a small spot to park.

I found a row of these wonderful Oak trees. The perspective of the trees was just what I was looking for. I did notice after being back home that the small sensor of the G9 does have some difficulties with so many details. I had to add sharpness to the photo, but it did create some issues.

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Love it. That's an amazing capture.
Great Sunday.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-08 6:33]

Hi Niek.

Impressive rustic tones and superb detail, the gnarled spaces made by the old branches grab the attention. I like the diagonal lines across the scene made by the tree tops. Well seen and presented. tfs

stv ;o))

Love the perspective and the colorful vegetation in the valley (seen in the BG), Niek!

Great focus on the trees and their well thought placement within the picture is indeed add great mood.
The sharpness and DOF are well done, and colors are natural.
Light and exposure are nicely managed too, and the hills at far also make this work so pleasing to enjoy.

Nice job!


Hi Niek, nice scene you captured here with a different mood - and lots of details.
I checked when you did this shot - that was in March are these oak trees in bloom or aare they still bare - we have oaktrees but I never noticed this kind of whitish color.
Thanks for sharing - kind regards - Monika

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  • ines8 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 0] (1102)
  • [2012-07-10 6:10]

Beautiful picture, a very impresive poin of view.

Hi Niek..nice shot...I like the pod and perspective. Excellent sharpness and exposure.


Excelente POV e mistura de cores, Niek. Grande tiro, linda composição. Parabéns!

Beautiful landscape! I love those rolling hills in central California and those trees. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Great composition. Very well done, tfs.

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