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JimS
12-15-2008, 03:51 AM
Well, with no power, heat, water, etc I ran up to Gorham to stay at a friend's place Friday morning, and was fortunate to catch two sunrises and a sunset before power was restored down south. Picked up a few locations on the must shoot list too...so a productive unexpected weekend! Oh...and got invited down to Brian Clark's to watch Cats 101 with the off mountain crew (mike, bill, brian, cara), which was great!

Here's the shots...

I hiked up to square ledge for sunrise...it was a chilly 7 degrees in the notch, probably blowing about 10. Still haven't seen any below zero temps this year...but it felt as crisp and gorgeous as any morning I"ve seen in the notches...missed the moonset but shot the alpenglow...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3197/3110247956_15fcf50cd4_o.jpg


and in B&W
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/3109415803_a07ec84e8d_o.jpg


Went to Jefferson Meadows for sunset...have wanted a clear shot there for some time...and these will do for now. Would like to improve upon these midwinter though, so would appreciate thoughts...prefer one or two?

Comp #1
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/3109415757_ef43ac89db_o.jpg

Comp #2
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/3110174930_bae7c3483a_o.jpg

Also shot the Kilkenny from there...this is a big crop, need to crop it better...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3291/3110247888_3b04c0c4c0_o.jpg


The next morning, well, I didn't feel like a hike, or moving much, but after reading the obs at 5AM, I went to the scenic vista. I have never gotten a good shot there, and quite personally hate the foreground despite the great view, but it's one of those shots that everyone has...so I figured I should too. GREAT sky at sunrise, shots, well, I hate shooting at this location, but it is a beautiful place to sit and watch. Any thoughts?

Lenticulars at dawn...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3072/3109415839_27f343a98f_o.jpg

Closeup
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/3110247906_4797aea571_o.jpg

Back down south now...very lucky to have heat and power restored.

Honest thoughts and comments always appreciated! Thanks in advance...

Brad
12-15-2008, 06:02 AM
Jim,

I like the comp #1 better than #2 for location. It would be nice to get that for all 4 seasons.

CHRIS
12-15-2008, 07:02 AM
I agree I like comp #1 also. But I also enjoyed looking at all the pictures. Great work keep them coming.

mtruman
12-15-2008, 07:35 AM
Beautiful shots as always Jim. I have to say that I like composition #2 (although they are both spectacular). You obviously picked some great locations to be hiding...

Bill O
12-15-2008, 07:49 AM
I prefer the light in comp #1. The trees in comp #2 are great subjects but I don't like the way they line up with the mountains.

It seems like you could almost turn #1 into a portrait and eliminate those two trees on the far right. The foregrounds in both those photos are just amazing.

forestgnome
12-16-2008, 06:31 AM
I prefer the composition of #2. It needs those special colors you capture so well, but the comp is really nice.

Thanks for sharing your work with us. :)

mtruman
12-16-2008, 09:16 AM
It seems like you could almost turn #1 into a portrait and eliminate those two trees on the far right. The foregrounds in both those photos are just amazing.

Interesting idea Bill. I actually tried cropping #1 to a portrait and it really looks great that way. Totally changes the character of the picture. Might want to try it and see what you think Jim.