Banff Alberta snowy scenery by imageme (1790)
cdmonson (4804) 2015-03-16 13:13
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.
Autumn Aspens by dsidwell (9783)
cdmonson (4804) 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.
for Charlie Hebdo victims by dkmurphys (50808)
cdmonson (4804) 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 (6749)
cdmonson (4804) 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 (651)
cdmonson (4804) 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.
Kananaskis by expat1652 (651)
cdmonson (4804) 2014-07-03 14:26
I wanted to do this hike on Canada Day at sunrise, but my wife didn't want me going solo in an area known for grizzlies, so I settled for Wedge Pond (a great consolation prize--pictures to follow in the next few days).
Lovely shot. I've seen lots of pictures of this vantage point, but your sunrise view is one of the finest. You're a hard worker, and it shows in your photography. Beautiful shot.
Autumn in Utah by juliettecorvett (1185)
cdmonson (4804) 2014-06-17 8:55
I always find it funny when I see articles about fall colors around the country. Utah is never mentioned. But I've been to New England and Arkansas in the fall, among other places, and I didn't find their colors to be any more brilliant than the best that Utah has to offer. And Utah has red rock, mountains, canyons--a better variety of backgrounds than you'll find in any state other than California. It's a fall color hidden gem.
I like this shot here. The cottonwoods are lovely against those beautiful hills.