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March 8, 2010
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Winter Wilderness by kkart Winter Wilderness by kkart
Winter Wilderness

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

I really tried to frame this shot as best as I can in camera using my Minolta 28mm f2.8 lens. It has been awhile since I put this lens through it's paces, and I have forgotten just how sharp it is...needless to say it is now of the most used lenses as of late for landscapes. I really wanted to try and capture the atmosphere here, presenting the scene as realistic as possible with the subtle light and the textures that are found during winter within RMNP. Trying to make the composition work was challenging at times to really get the river to work within the image.

I hope you all like it!

See more on my website all work copyrighted 2009 John De Bord. Feel free to link to this shot on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I welcome the extra exposure!
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Very interesting composition with a lot of elemements wich cooperate and somewhat compete for a better final result.

Liked the layers of colors wich divide the image in zones with a different "feel", if I put a white paper in the bottom and midle thirds obscuring the water stream would even get the illusion of a hot day, but the entire picture with the snow in bottom clearly show the icemelt subject.

Would enjoy seen the entire curve of it in the right of the image, the inclusion of one margin is fine (and I even wonder if the cut was proposital to create a point of tension, so is a matter of personal taste), the water stream and the colors of bottom are the main subjects and I liked the way they pop into scene.
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ThePerrperr Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
must go there O_O
CassidyHalliwell Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Imthenats Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It works alright. ANd there's some nice colors to be found here. I like it. ;)
MrMahoo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
Wow, the contrast of the colours is really awesome! Love it! :clap:
kkart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) thanks
viviP Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
I love this place! One of my favorite parks and a wonderful captures.
kkart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
hey thanks, I love shooting up there at every chance i get
snikkio Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
kkart Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug: Thanks!
snikkio Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
I really like the different colors and how you framed them.
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