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November 3, 2011
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/197 second
Focal Length
300 mm
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Date Taken
Oct 10, 2011, 2:51:28 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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Ghostly Memories by alexandre-deschaumes Ghostly Memories by alexandre-deschaumes
Swiss Alps ( Interlaken ; BE )
Lovely Atmosphere

Alexandre Deschaumes
Ethereal nature collection 2011

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The first feeling that came to mind for me when viewing this photograph was a sense of the primordial or prehistoric; this effect has been caused my the mist seeping through the trees in the background, and the mixture of golden/red light on the trees with areas of darkness. One can indeed imagine these 'Ghostly Memories,' as giant elk of the Pleistocene might have browsed in these woods; while bears hunted them under cover of darkness and mist. The trees themselves are slim and elegant, the thinness of the trunks indicates competition to get to a light source, while also ending an imaginary eye to what might have been happening on the forest floor below...Perhaps an ancient tribe of people hunted and fought in these woods, perhaps sacrifices were made...who knows what those ghostly memories maybe...

In conclusion this is a very beautiful picture which attracts the viewer's eye with subtle yellow light. :) Well done!
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Taking a picture of misty scenery where any direct sunlight is missing is technically quite easy. You don’t have to worry much about overexposed or underexposed areas because tones are mostly in medium lightness range. Low dynamic range of scene however leads to a low contrast between tones therefore close tones tends to melt into one. Picture consequently looses details and colors look pale.

So the first aspect that I would recommend you to focus on is increasing contrast while processing the picture. I see there is some space at your picture to stretch histogram more towards lights and slightly towards darks. It helps but not too much because you risk unnatural appearance. The key to smartly overcome a low dynamic range is hidden in high contrast increase only in mid-tones. I would also increase vibrancy and even slightly saturation to accent autumn colors of trees. Again mostly in mid-tones to avoid over burnt colors.

With above mentioned corrections the picture might easily move to a higher class of your portfolio. Anyway this is still a very good work! I found a lot of premium photos in your portfolio and some of them are really inspiring!
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TammyPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and view. Very enchanting. :heart:
Doroteja1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Wonderfully !
danUK86 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   General Artist
fantastic colours :)
Samijabrothers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Yep, its beautiful allright. Lovely details and colours and when I can, will see yours another pictures!
VicEberly Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Featured: [link] :sun:
Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sooooo lovely, great atmosphere!
Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Nature at it's best beautifully captured by the fine eye or the photographer.
Jolanka Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Amazing! Spiritual.
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