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Late afternoon sun was marking out a golden band in the fallen leaves at the foot of this tree. I opened the lens up to focus just on that area but the effect isn't quite visible at this resolution. I like it anyway and I hope you do, too. Smile

I'm still sorting through my autumn shots and, gosh, they feel almost like high summer in these grey November days!

All comments and criticism welcome.

Dave.

Tuesday, 12th October, 2010.
50mm, f/2.8, 1/5s, ISO-100, presumably on a tripod.

Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Canon 50mm f/1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Band of gold
Username:DRicherby DRicherby
Uploaded:22 Nov 2010 - 12:37 PM
Tags:Autumn, Fall, Forest, Hawksworth, Landscape / travel, Leaves, Light, Orange, Trees, Wildlife / nature, Wind, Woods, Yorkshire
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Ezo
Ezo  4 England
22 Nov 2010 - 12:48 PM

Very nice. Lovely colours, lighting and composition.
Ant

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 4rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 12:51 PM

I like this one.
Rob

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gingerdelight
22 Nov 2010 - 1:07 PM

A beautiful composition and the colours and light are superb.
Carol

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 1:34 PM

Lovely colours and composed well............Sandy

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 743 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 1:36 PM

Superb lighting and wonderful Autumn tones. Not too keen on the composition . THe tree trunks just look as if they were there but not really part of the picture . So my vote is really for the colours ofv the carpet of leaves....Phil

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 1:54 PM

I love the band of gold
Great colours captured here

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 2:14 PM

Interesting detail study. The subtle warm tones are very nice.

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 2:51 PM

great floor colouring...have uploaded a mod...played around in levels/curves Smile

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jammbulator
22 Nov 2010 - 3:32 PM

very nice
I like it

jamm

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artcubis
artcubis  7 United States6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 4:00 PM

Splendid autumn shot and fabulous presentation of the grandfather trees and gorgeous colors. Befitting title.

catherine

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astyag
astyag  712 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2010 - 7:10 PM

Now, don't you love that sunlight... They are great! Indeed, a beautiful shot.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 2:04 PM

Beautiful shot.well done.

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NobbytheNobster

Excellent shot, love the rich colours here Smile
Ricky.

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2010 - 8:01 PM

I really love the rich colour and light.I would leave it as it is.I can see the 'band of gold' clearly, and the soft light on the left tree is beautiful..I have problem with light, I always prefer darker version, for me,it seems light looks better in dark..Smile
BTW, thank you very much for your correct and helpful comment on my photo.
xiaoli

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 10:22 AM

good composition and colour,the paler gold strip clearly visible against the burnished copper leaf carpet,

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kforeman
kforeman  5 England
24 Nov 2010 - 1:39 PM

Thanks for all your comments, hints and tips i cant thank you enough.
please keep in touch thanks again katie

Love this picture

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videotec
videotec  5 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 - 4:33 PM

Lovey Autumn Image,, I like it ---BUT---the foreground on the right of the shot,--"TO ME" looks a bit distracting-- somehow !!.
Regards
Pete

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 5:01 PM

Good point, Pete. I've posted a second version with some of that area cropped away; it also removes the dark green triangle from the top-right corner, though that was dark enough not to be distracting.

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imagio  7 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 5:25 PM

V 2 is better, excellent vibrant colours..

Berenie

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james_murray
24 Nov 2010 - 6:00 PM

Beautiful light & colour, a really perceptive approach and detail of autumn.
James

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 8:39 PM

Well spotted Dave. I prefer V1 for the inclusion of more rustic leaves on the right even if it is out of focus (doesn't matter cos the colour is there and it gives depth.) A clever bit of capture of an Autumn scene. Many would have walked right past. Thanks for your comments on 'Shadows'. I agree.and have commented back as such on my PF. Paul

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Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2010 - 9:57 PM

I really think some of us take the wonderful spontaneous photo far too seriously. A fine Autumn scene and I had to look real hard to EVEN notice the white bit in the corner!!

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 7:28 AM

I do prefer the crop of v2 which does seem to focus the eye more on to the band of gold. A lovely colourful autumn carpet, with the extra special band of sunlight.

Many thanks for your critique on my recent images too, It is always good when you pop by.

Linda Wink

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davey_griffo
25 Nov 2010 - 12:32 PM

Lovely detail shot. Not one that many of us would have thought of, I suspect.

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Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 3:42 PM

Wonderful light and colours. Lovely composition too, especially in V2. I enjoyed your description of my Picasso Pig Smile
Rende

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 7:06 PM

beautiful

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dusfim  4 Malta
25 Nov 2010 - 8:10 PM

Lovely colours and composed plus light, well done. Dusfim

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Phil1958
Phil1958  5272 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 9:40 PM

Two excellent shots - no particular favourite - the lighting is spot on,

Phil

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madbilly  5 England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2010 - 10:14 PM

Vibrant colour again gets my vote, personally I see nothing wrong with V1 to need cropping but hey everyone has there own views, Right on Dave

Bill

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sedonamoonshine

love the level of this shot - such beautiful deep rich colour against the bark

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SteveH1978
26 Nov 2010 - 8:56 AM

Beautiful detail, and I love the compositon. Great image.

Steve

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2010 - 9:19 AM

lovely shot
its a magic picture

paree

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Bigtoe  5 United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2010 - 12:51 PM

V1 for me. Again, love the colour. Excellent POV. Cheers, Tony.

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AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2010 - 11:29 PM

I do like the cropped v2 - helps the image. I also like the light - the dark tones are appealing. Very hard to get those rays of light on the forest floor - probably didn't last but all of 2 minutes either....
Anne

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cameragirl
2 Dec 2010 - 3:35 PM

Wonderful composition, lighting, colours and detail! Great image captured! My fave is V2.

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jonrayner  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2010 - 12:23 PM

Nice composition, nice light, nice colours. All in all a very good shot. I love it.
Jon

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carp_27  6 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 - 1:29 PM

Have just discovered your pf and find the settings details very useful! And like your pix too, including this one!

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2011 - 1:32 PM

Love the rich autumn colours Dave, with that bit of magic from the streak of golden sunlight - #2 for me with it's tighter focus
Tim

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bjarte
bjarte  8 Norway
26 Mar 2012 - 9:24 AM

Great light and colours in this one! Like the dof, too! Smile
- Bjarte

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