Trillium Lake and Mt Hood

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by 50orsohours, Nov 9, 2014.

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  1. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    It was a beautiful day and sunset up north of you as well, and I am hoping we get another nice sunset tomorrow, and that I have the time to get out and photograph it. I really like your second image. It would be beautiful as a large print.

    --Ken
     
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  2. Thank you! If not tomorrow, early next week suppose to be nice as well. We will go back to Smith Rock Tuesday or Wednesday while this weather lasts.

    I like the second one as well, but I really dig the first one. I have a lot more shots, but I'll leave them for tomorrow to play around with.
     
  3. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    Those shots look great, especially the B&W rendition. But for some reason, and I don't know why, I don't really like photos of landscapes that are mirror images. With the first one, I feel that I want to throw a rock in the water before taking the shot to disrupt things a bit and in the second one I want to bring the camera level with the rocks.
     
  4. Maybe because I am a libra, I am fine with such shots, though not my favorites either. The B&W shot was the last one I took tonight and it was getting dark, so I did the best I could. Your idea sounds excellent, I am still learning, although I was pretty low to the ground, but I had another foot to go. Oh well, next time I will remember it. This place is only about 45 minutes from our front door. We visit it often.
     
  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    The tones and the moodiness of the shots are great, they really express the grandeur of the area. I have to travel virtually overseas (Tasmania or New Zealand) to find scenery like that, so I envy you guys in the US no end. I look at these more like Yin and Yang, different but complementary, and it's the rock and water that are the Yin and Yang of the photo. So when I see these sorts of mirror images, I feel that the Yin has overlaid the Yang and suppressed the Yang. Even a small addition such as a ripple, asserts the presence and power of the Yang. If any of that makes sense.
     
  6. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    I can see why you like the first shot, but it seems heavier on the left, and that throws me off a bit. I wonder how it would look as a 1:1 format with cropping on the left? Very traditional I suspect, but the rest of the image seems strong enough to carry it through.

    --Ken
     
  7. Yes it does, and normally there is some wind which will get the water looking more interesting. I actually have some of those shots from here.

    PS: I used to live in Australia in 1981 - 1983 :)

    With the Olympus 75-300

    15721122326_f83fc0df3a_b. PB080007.jpg by savingspaces33, on Flickr
     
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  8. I'll try your suggestion tomorrow and post it here. Thanks! I can use all the help I can get.
     
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  9. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Ray, not Oz
    The best years ever!
     
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  10. 15749856621_299a08a805_b. PB080071-2 by savingspaces33, on Flickr
     
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  11. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    Thanks for the alternate. It's funny. I showed both to my wife, and she commented that the original was more dynamic, and that the second seemed a tad boring. I will admit to agreeing with her former comment when comparing the two (and now think that is probably a better image). But, I appreciate your willingness to taking my crop request. It's a "negative space" kind of composition, especially in comparison to the image in post #11 above (where I happen to like the symmetric rhythms), but I do not consider it boring. Either way, it makes me yearn for another long road trip in Oregon - one of my favorite ways to spend a vacation.

    Thanks,

    --Ken
     
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  12. Thank you for your help. Very much appreciated.
     
  13. PS: Washington is equally as beautiful as Oregon, if not more so.
     
  14. penfan2010

    penfan2010 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 12, 2010
    NJ, USA
    Exquisite lighting and composition of Mt. Hood and the lake. Well done.
     
  15. Thank you!
     
  16. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    Ken
    True, but it always seems like the grass is greener on the other side. :wink:

    --Ken
     
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