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Desert snowscape

By bravo charlie  
It was dawn and -19degrees C when I made this image of the Sierra Nevada mountains in California earlier this year. I shot several frames before finding this trio of sagebrush plants which I thought made a nice foreground.
Would welcome any comments.

Tags: Landscape Usa Snow Desert Dawn Sierra nevada Landscape and travel

Voters: aitchbrown, ericfaragh, conrad and 19 more


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Comments


ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 10:11AM
Good use of the three clumps and the long shadows.

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conrad 12 10.9k 116
30 Jun 2006 10:12AM
Good use of the sage - those plants form a nice line and therefore lead the eye well. Lovely mountainscape in the background. I like this as a combination.

Conrad
Robsterios 10 20 Australia
30 Jun 2006 10:18AM
Very crisp and clear light, portrays the temp. well..great shot..Rob.
Imagine23 10 241 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 10:21AM
Lovely shot
Kim Walton 12 145 30 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2006 10:24AM
Nice lead,good light and colour,well composed throughout well done.
uggyy 10 2.1k 9 Scotland
30 Jun 2006 10:30AM
Agree with the above, good shot and colors are fantastic.
highlander 12 32 Scotland
30 Jun 2006 11:21AM
Hello Brian, I am sure this will make a fine addition to your exhibits in Crail which I admire from time to time...the scene is very good with the low light and the imposing mountain backdrop...I would spend a little more time in cloning out what looks like your tripod shadows as the snow shades are not quite matching, and the PS bits around the centre brush would benifit from a little more time spent on them also...apart from that its a fine product from your travels and almost compares with our Rannoch moor.
Doug.
30 Jun 2006 12:04PM
Thanks for your clicks and comments folks.
Doug, nice to hear from you. What you are seeing in the image is what was there. The shadows are from the surrounding vegetation and I don't think should be cloned out. I stopped leaving my shadow in my images some time ago!
Regards,
Brian
MarkT 11 119 2 England
30 Jun 2006 12:13PM
Great shot Brian.

Mark.
Keelo 12 18 Australia
30 Jun 2006 12:22PM
Absolute cracker, love that wide angle look, excellent exposure too.
highlander 12 32 Scotland
30 Jun 2006 12:23PM
Its the PS work Brian that I see, like a bit of cloning, but if you say you have not carried out such actions I stand to be corrected...what you appear to be touching up is not the issue, I used a tripod to illustrate the point. I admire your work and would be the first to accept your knowledge and experience as foremost in the photographic world, I never pass Crail without admiring your prints.
Doug.
30 Jun 2006 12:55PM
Scout's honour, Doug, I didn't do it!
Thanks for your comments nevertheless- Much appreciated.
Regards,
Brian
highlander 12 32 Scotland
30 Jun 2006 1:00PM
A sincere apology Brian, enjoy your day and I will look out for more on your travels.
Doug.
ronss 10 1.2k Canada
30 Jun 2006 4:56PM
The bushes make a good lead-in line. Great image. click.

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