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    My intrepid hiking companion

    It's difficult to believe that these two photos were taken one day apart within 50 miles or so of each other. My wife is wearing a tee shirt in one and winter clothes in the other. By the way, the part of the hike shown in the first photo with the rugged rocks lasted over a mile and was part of a 5-mile hike. Earlier in the hike, we crossed a very cold, strong rushing river twice with no bridge by getting across on boulders and fallen trees. So, we drove the next day to the site of the second photo.

    Captured in 2011 and converted to black-and-white today.


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    Last edited by Mike Buckley; 19th February 2013 at 10:53 PM.

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    Re: My intrepid hiking companion

    That place can be an ice fortress in winter. Nice shots.

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    Re: My intrepid hiking companion

    Thanks, John. You wouldn't get me to that summit in the winter no matter how hard you tried.

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    Re: My intrepid hiking companion

    Awww, I would have believed you two walked the whole way. Looks like a rugged walk. Nice conversions. That second one is tack sharp. (edit: I agree, that first one has some great elements of action and very good composition. )
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    Re: My intrepid hiking companion

    Thanks, Nat!

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    Re: My intrepid hiking companion

    The second shot is good, but the first is a stunner. Sharp throughout, except for just enough motion blur to create that sense of going places. Very appropriate. It's a good example of both Rule of Thirds composition, and the use of a diagonal element (the path). My eye's drawn very smoothly from the hiker, down the path, to the bright spot in the trees. Excellent work.

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    Re: My intrepid hiking companion

    Thank you, Lex, especially for mentioning the diagonal element. I had forgotten to catalog the photo with that characteristic until you mentioned it.

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