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A Tour of a Subalpine Lake
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:48 pm    Post subject: A Tour of a Subalpine Lake Reply with quote

I'm on a roll, because the scanner is performing very well on these more "intricate" images.
Even the blue in the sky doesn't seem as blocky as
previous scans. I wish I was more consistent from day to day.

Anyway, these aren't for beauty of technique, but simply
to show the intimacy and pristine beauty of the terrain.

This little unnamed lake was a surprise jewel in my
cross-country travels. As you can see, I'm at a bit lower
elevation than previous threads of the area. This is at about
4500 feet elevation, and there is a mix of
Hudsonian/Canadian/Subalpine species.

The air was redolent with the perfume of the trees and meadow
grasses. The sun was warm and wonderful, and the bees were
buzzing around with content. I heard elk bugling up on the hillsides,
and this simply added to the charm and isolated feeling.

It's really nice to come upon these pure meadows, because they
are so CLEAN and ecologically sound. These serve as the filtered
headwaters of streams that empty into Puget Sound, as well as
into the coastal Pacific Ocean. Even in the driest parts of summer,
the bogs and lakelets and mushy meadows are the aquifer that
keeps life flowing.

Any way you look at it though...the GREENS are simply
overwhelming to the eye. Shocked I hope these images
convey some of that, and in order to do so, I decided to
show these larger than normal.

I really felt like I was gliding along in a fairyland. Mr. Green

So, here is a tour of a little lake nestling in the
meadows and trees. Simply a compilation of different
views of this lake area.
Very Happy

All taken with Mamiya RB67 and Provia 100











PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence

That was some trip. It will keep us all going for a while. It's good to know that there are still relatively unspoilt parts of the world left after all the havoc we see around us.


patrickh


PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAJESTIC

I see these images and in my mind I hear the Pastorale by Beethoven.

There's not much else to say except that your photos render the quiet solemnity of the place vividly like if it was here in front of my eyes.
In my mind, masterpieces, without doubt.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey LAURENCE --

this IS NOT FAIR!!!! Smile

these pictures should go to GALLERY with a CAPITAL 'G' -

I am not talking about PIXELS ! Smile

Laurence --- BIG THANKS for sharing of this

tf


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence, these captures are mindblowing !
You have an fantastic eye ...

Cheers
Tobbsman


PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence -- please, what scanner is in use by you ?

cheers

tf


PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all of you. It's interesting that this area is only 65 "air miles" from Seattle. Of course, if you were travel west from Seattle by FOOT, I am guessing it would be maybe 200 miles! The elevation relief between valley and mountains is huge.

Trifox, I'm using the Epson V700, as always. These particular Provia slides handled the scan very well. Yet....other Provia slides just don't seem to scan well at all. I have run "scripts" to keep my scans the same, but there still is a large variation in results.

I'm thinking I'll just to keep on going until my mind can "pick out" which images might make a better scan.

I felt that the only way to do justice to this area was to scan it large, so that you all could feel somewhat "in" the scene.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orio wrote:
MAJESTIC

I see these images and in my mind I hear the Pastorale by Beethoven.

There's not much else to say except that your photos render the quiet solemnity of the place vividly like if it was here in front of my eyes.
In my mind, masterpieces, without doubt.


Well, I had a tiny little radio with earpieces, and actually I DID listen to some Beethoven, Bach, etc. from KIRO FM station. It came in very well on the ridgetops.

I think you see why I have such a love for this area.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Every one of these is an eyeful of pristine beauty! Thanks for sharing these!


PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! such nice explosion of greens! thanks for sharing those beautiful places with us


PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just beautiful Larry. I could look at these all day.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a wonderful area! Brought to us by a talented photographer!
Thanks, Larry!


PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schnauzer wrote:
Just beautiful Larry. I could look at these all day.

That's exactly what I'm thinking. Great nature shots.


PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in awe!

Congratulations Laurence. These are beyhond great!