Can you see a fisherman? by fotka (4221)
cdmonson (4946) 2015-07-02 9:40
Hi Zbigniew: This is one of the most unique shots of Maligne Lake I've seen. I love the fog on the lake beneath Mount Unwin and Mount Charlton. And the canoes are a lovely touch. My only complaint is sharpness. If you have Photoshop or Lightroom, perhaps a quick sharpening after all other post-processing has been done would make this a magnificent image. Thanks for sharing. Clark
Banff Alberta snowy scenery by imageme (1790)
cdmonson (4946) 2015-03-16 13:13
Hi Anna: I like the composition (other than I'd have cropped the tiny bit of tree at right). But this image suffers from several issues: 1) it's quite dark, 2) it lacks good light and contrast, 3) it's not quite black and white but not really colorful, and 4) it could stand to be sharper. I'd do a bit more work in post process for future images. Clark
Autumn Aspens by dsidwell (9783)
cdmonson (4946) 2015-01-21 18:25
I couldn't believe it when I saw this photo was from "dsidwell." Welcome back David! It's been a long time since you've posted anything here. I love the bright tone of the photo and the soft processing. Lovely effect. Clark
for Charlie Hebdo victims by dkmurphys (55861)
cdmonson (4946) 2015-01-07 12:30
Je suis Charlie. Lovely shot of one of my favorite cities on earth. I never read Charlie Hebdo, and I probably would have found their irreverent content very offensive, but I admire their willingness to not be censored and to defend their rights of free expression to the death. I hope the bullies that did this are captured before they can kill anyone else, and that they're brought to justice. RIP Charb, Cabu, Tignous, Wolinski, Honore, Maris, Renaud, the two police officers, and the other victims. Thanks for sharing. As a longtime TE member, I'm sure you understand why I gave you no points.
At J4 by tatadalou (7445)
cdmonson (4946) 2014-10-16 16:50
Awesome photo. There are so many lines criss-crossing that it would be easy for the photo to feel confused and crowded, but it doesn't, because your crop creates a nice set of triangles in the composition that keep the eye from getting totally confused. The people walking along the pathway also help bring order to the otherwise seeming chaos. Great shot.
Fire in the Sky by expat1652 (727)
cdmonson (4946) 2014-10-06 11:20
Nice shot Paul. This spot (had no idea it was known as Smuts Valley) is one of my favorites in Kananaskis. I can't believe it's not more popular with photographers. Lovely spot. It seems it's almost obligatory to see moose here. I saw two last time I was here. I would have loved a telephoto shot of the mountains in the distance and the fire in the sky (and perhaps a moose or two). But this is also lovely.