Tunnel View - 2006

Posted by 1943mike on Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:30 pm

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Canon 30D, 17-40mm f/4 @ 36mm, 1/800 sec., f/8.0, ISO: 100

I posted a similar image from this shoot on either Naturescapes or Naturephotographers.net many years ago. E.J. jumped in with some helpful criticism saying that he did not like the truncated trees. I learned something then from him for which I'm grateful.

This image does have some truncated trees but I've decided to post it anyway since I think it's one of my better Yosemite images even if the branches top right and truncated trees are not to everyone's taste. If I live long enough to go back to that park in early spring and am presented a similar view, I'll know better how to compose my image thanks in large part to Mr. Peiker.

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by DavePat on Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:37 pm
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VERY nice. I like the sky and the light. I like the framing from above by the tree branch but would prefer if it had some space between the branch and the rock formation. I might have consider a bit of a crop on the left side to remove that partial tree. Very nice

by John Labrenz on Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:34 pm
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A classic but scenic view!!!
Minor nits already mentioned....
I trust that you will make it back to Yosemite again one day....if not...you already have a keeper with this one.

by 1943mike on Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:37 pm
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Thanks Dave and John!

I appreciate your feedback.


by Mary Brun on Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:47 am
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Perhaps a somewhat difficult composition due to the many elements contained.
I like the idea of the foreground frame with branches and trees,
maybe I would have left only one whole tree on the left. But it's just my personal taste,
it's a beautiful image of a truly enchanting place.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:32 am
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A majestic scene- I'm not bothered by the truncated trees. I do think that this might also make a nice pano without the branches in the top right. EJ is the best, isn't he? Always thoughtful and willing to help.
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