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    Off the Path

    Got to roam around yesterday. Here's a few shots. C&C appreciated. Thanks for viewing

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    I especially like the last two. The second one is really magical; a very unusual composition and scene. Well done!

    The foreground material in the first one seems to add confusion to the photo for me.

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    Take a bow, sir! What a wonderfully successful roaming session that was.

    I do like that second of the three. It has a sort of haunting surreal feel to it.

    The last one is my least favourite (although everything is relative). I feel it could almost be two images. There is the water in the foreground. But move it about in the lightbox so that you end up with a 2:1 (or almost 2.5:1) landscape that is crops the bottom section just below that large rock at the right hand side. I think that also gives a superb image.

    EDIT - Also should have added that the first one displays a masterful management of a tricky lighting situation.

    I long for days like that when you strike a rich seam and everything you look at becomes an image worth making.

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    My favorite - the second one. Awesome picture. I have to say I'm glad I'm not there as I'm a warm weather person, but I love the detail in it.

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    Congrats Kevin, fantastic images.

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    Re: Off the Path

    Thank you, Gents

    Those comments are very helpful, and as always, you spotted the exact things I wrestled with but hoped no one would notice .

    In #1, wasnt sure about the foreground rock, but included it to keep more prominent the angel rays.

    In #2, I was standing IN the cave, so the light on the ice and the falls was terrible. I set up 2 off-camera flashes and used my brand-new set of PocketWizard IIIs (they are so easy to use and work at great distance and out of line angles- Iam delighted with them)

    In #3, I wanted to keep the foggy patch small, distant and a little mysterious so I used more of the water as a longer eye-line with a slight S curve. Maybe not so successfully, so will certainly play with Donald's crop suggestion.

    Bob,
    Even here where folks are used to it, many of them won't venture out in this weather, and it yields the whole landscape to a very few. A win-win for us all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MilT0s View Post
    Congrats Kevin, fantastic images.
    Thnaks so much, Miltos

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    Consider converting the second one to black-and-white. I made a quickie conversion that is far less than what your worthwhile image deserves, but I could tell that it makes a very haunting impression that is in keeping with everything about the scene.

    Even though I mentioned that the composition of the first one doesn't work for me, I completely agree with Donald that you really nailed the exposure and all of the details in the scene.

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    Love them all . I keep looking at the 2nd and expect to see Captain Kirk beam down behind the ice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Consider converting the second one to black-and-white. .
    Just happened to have one . Infinite possibilities here, will take some time to explore

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveuk13 View Post
    Love them all . I keep looking at the 2nd and expect to see Captain Kirk beam down behind the ice
    Thanks, Steve

    this place is a little like "the land that time forgot"

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    These are wonderful scenes that I really enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

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    Great shots Kevin, wonderful light. The B&W conversion on #2 works very well I think.

    Dave

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    Kevin, absolutely wonderful set. Each one got just a bit better as I scrolled down. I like them all!

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    All three are very lovely but my personal preference is the first. I love those light rays through the trees. The large rock in the lower right is slightly distracting but the overall scene is very beautiful and peaceful.

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    I enjoyed viewing all of these images, I agree, like a magical place, I am so green with envy.....wish I could get there to see it. Nicely done.

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    Awesome and beautiful, Kevin. Keep that shutter clicking, you're on a roll.

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    Oh, man! The B&W is even better than I imagined. It's by far my favorite and you already had set a very high bar for yourself.

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    My wife just loves your black-and-white photo. You're making me look bad.

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    Thanks, guys. I really appreciate the feedback and encouragement. I was already having fun, but you made it more so.

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