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Hostile forest & a frozen lake

By Ayelet_A
Hello everyone!
Thank you for you enthusiastic comments on my last upload, glad you liked my take on those images.

Moving on from Hakone to Jigokudani.
Jigokudani is a beautiful town located in the north Nagano Prefecture. The name Jigokudani, meaning "Hell's Valley", is due to the steam and boiling water that bubbles out of small crevices in the frozen ground, surrounded by steep cliffs and formidably cold and hostile forests.
The view from Jigokudani is breathtaking, especially in winter time, when everything is covered by frost and snow, and the Japanese alps are visible in the distance with their white snowy peaks glistening in the sun.

Hope you like it...


Tags: Japan Frost Reflection Lake Trees Flowers and plants Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature Jigokudani

Voters: Diana, gary_d, photophantom and 26 more

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28 Jan 2009 12:32AM
Very cool! The wide angle gives a great perspective of the size of the trees. The only thing though would be the over exposure of the sky and because of that, perhaps lacks colour. Thats only my opinion...
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
28 Jan 2009 1:21AM
Great angle showing the size, its very dificult to do any better with the sky and personally does not effect the image. - gary
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
28 Jan 2009 2:35AM
Great pov here in v1 Ayelet, fascinating image in v2, looks like a great abstract. Very well done.
andy210966 13 4 119 Wales
28 Jan 2009 7:18AM

Quote:The wide angle gives a great perspective of the size of the trees. The only thing though would be the over exposure of the sky and because of that, perhaps lacks colour.

Hi Ayelet

Agree with with the quote - a great idea!

motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2009 7:53AM
Great shots, like the POV.
BERTRAM 13 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2009 8:21AM
Two fantastic shots.
Ridgeway 14 222 2 Ireland
28 Jan 2009 9:35AM
There some trees,hows your neck ?
Very interesting shots of your trip,
Look forward to tomorrows one,
Have a great day,
No.1 for me,,
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2009 9:37AM
V1 has a Tolkien feel to it, the trees are towering and menacing. V2 is just so strange. Well seen, I thought you would return with something above the average holiday album!
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
28 Jan 2009 10:28AM
I like the low angle in #1. Gives the trees power
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2009 12:35PM
They are big trees...

Scaramanga 13 60 6 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2009 8:18PM
Really like V1, great pov an wonderful title.
RockArea 14 18 3 United Kingdom
28 Jan 2009 9:04PM
Couple of interesting shots of a 'dark' nature.

AnneWorner 13 620 43 United States
28 Jan 2009 9:14PM
Very good use of pov in v1 to create that menacing feel to the forest. Wrt the blown-out sky: the only thing to do about that, if it matters to you, is to use an ND-grad filter on the camera in the area where the sky is. I personally don't know if more color in the sky would make this better, and might remove the contrast which imo adds to the mood.
Roly 13 Wales
28 Jan 2009 9:43PM
Great viewpoint in V1 and V2 makes a good abstract I reckon.

Ayelet_A 12 11 3 Israel
28 Jan 2009 11:40PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and advices, I might give them a try.

Anne, thanks for the detailed advice, can I use such a filter on the Olympus SP560 as it doesn't have a separate lens, but a built in one?
I agree, I liked the burned sky, and even though I could fix it a little in PS and play some more with the colours I decided it had more mood this way... So thanks Smile
DP_Imagery 16 24 6 Wales
28 Jan 2009 11:40PM
Oooh - couldn't you just open your wings and fly to the sky? Lovely take Ayelet

dmhuynh72 13 44 3 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2009 11:15AM
well composed shot in v1, and ND filters would certainly help to darken the sky a bit. Cokin have specialised ND filter holders which fit compact cameras like yours!

Agree v2 is a nice abstract.
Ayelet_A 12 11 3 Israel
29 Jan 2009 1:21PM
I really could Bruce Grin Thanks

Thanks Yung for the tip, I'll check it out. Thanks for dropping by!

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