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    Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    I've been in northern CA winterizing the place and visiting galleries that carry my book and/or photography but also looking for fall colors. Not a lot of luck with the fall colors but went to Castle Lake in the late afternoon shortly before the sun ducked behind the mountains and got some color. This is a shot I took into the sun...just to see what I'd end up with. I had to deal with lens flare but I kind of like it....for the sun scatter on the lake and color. I guess it could be a mood image.

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    Nice coloring, and yeah... it worked for me...

    Nice job...

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    Other than the text blocking one of the prime locations the eye is drawn to, I think it would work well, Chuck.

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    What Frank and Joie said

    Better than many of mine, you have an interesting shadow backdrop

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    He has seen the light; I've been trying to get this for ages. Photography is about light, nothing else, so why not try to capture it. Cool shot

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    Thanks all...I came very close to dumping this shot in camera when I saw the expected lens flare. It was against the dark cliff backdrop so I thought I could clone it out without too much trouble. Photography is about light and sometimes you get lucky when you push the envelope and shoot into the sun.

    The lake is a cirque (glacier carved) and is located above 5000 feet. It freezes over in winter and I've seen ice on it at the end of May. I don't fish any more but it's good for fishing.

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Other than the text blocking one of the prime locations the eye is drawn to, I think it would work well, Chuck.
    Couldn't agree more - the text really spoils what is a great photograph.

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    Hi Chuck,

    What do you think of this as an alternative? To my eye, it gets it closer to the rule of thirds - makes it more panoramic - and kills the very distracting writing.

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    I think it's an excellent crop Colin. I was thinking I may try for a 10x20 print out of it. Thank you!!!

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    This is an experiment to see if I can post an image from my website without the watermark showing. I watermark my "for sale" images as a measure of protection. I am aware of the pros and cons of the practice. I am using a crop similar to the excellent suggestion of Colin and posting it before I apply the watermark. After it's posted here I will go back to the website and apply the watermark and hope it doesn't carry over to this forum site. Here goes:

    Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    NUTS!!! As soon as I refreshed the CIC website (gave it a beer) the watermark appeared.

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    Re: Into The Sun - Did it Work?

    Quote Originally Posted by CNelson View Post

    NUTS!!! As soon as I refreshed the CIC website (gave it a beer) the watermark appeared.
    Unfortunately, the photo is never stored here -- it's just a link to the image that our browsers request from the host If in doubt, a quick/dirty way is to simply upload a copy to TinyPic.

    Glad you liked the crop!

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