The public bus from Colorado Springs out to the red rock formations known as the Garden of the Gods (visible here in the distance) doesn't take you right to the park entrance, but stops short by a mile or 2. But it's a pleasant walk with some nice views nonetheless. I caught a taxi back to town. The Mexican restaurant just outside the park was kind enough to let me use their phone. Lots of pp work here, with the strong, early morning side-lighting from the left. Wasn't sure whether to leave the pentangle lens reflection in, or clone it out. I boosted saturation & played with the levels.
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Bluejeans (64249) 2013-01-15 5:21
Ola Chris ,
Bonita esta paisagem com estas cores de outono , gostei da luz lateral em tons dourados , belo efeito visual da sombra da ponte , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Sergiom (67322) 2013-01-15 5:43
J'aime beaucoup la texture de cette composition. J'aime aussi le jeu des ombres et de la lumière sur ce petit pont et l'arrière plan de toute beauté.
pierrefonds (60320) 2013-01-15 5:57
The distance between the bridge and the mountains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountains. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-15 6:10
really like your post processing here. It has boosted the effect of the light and made this image look like a walk into a painted landscape. The colours and textures are so beautiful and the presentation fascinating. Wonderful!
Regards - Brian.
jurek1951 (42194) 2013-01-15 6:58
very nice shot of this place with good light and beautiful colours,
yquem46 (38750) 2013-01-15 7:00
Another bridge but in the USA for a change
A nice shot almost against the light with very delicate colors almost undersaturated
As a result a very tranquil and serene landscape so typical of the West
have a nice day, best regards
cargus (9588) 2013-01-15 7:11
Colour, light and contrast excellent, good together in a successful picture.
Royaldevon (33381) 2013-01-15 8:08
You might have created more problems trying to remove the reflections, for me, they are not a distraction. I do love the centrally positioned bridge with its attractive, chequerboard shadow which guides the viewer seemlessly from the f/g, via the pathway, to the background. The colours are interesting, particularly the red cliff, in the distance, not like anything I have seen in the U.K.
My warm regards,
danos (90257) 2013-01-15 8:10
nice the view of the wooden bridge as creates deopth in the image and lead-in the eye on the Garden of the Gods.I like the beautiful place as the light and the colour managemet of the image.
cornejo (35741) 2013-01-15 10:40
Hi Chris, I love this beautiful view of the landscape that offer interesting today. A beautiful and peaceful image, captured with good technique and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
brianmcc (6219) 2013-01-15 12:29
this picture stands out even in the smaller thunbnail image. great composition with a wonderful light and resulting colours. you have composed this perfectly with the path and little foot bridge drawing the viewer further into the scene. an excellent, atmospheric picture.
have a lovely evening,
npecanhuk (69936) 2013-01-15 14:41
Wow! I lived in Colorado Springs back in 1982/83... I loved that place, one of my favorite places around!
This picture brings me great memories!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (78960) 2013-01-15 21:57
Une bonne composition avec ce pont que l'on a envie de franchir pour aller vers ces fameuses montagnes. Une lumière particulière qui donne une atmosphère spéciale à l'image.
dkmurphys (52675) 2013-01-15 23:21
Very well composed, I thought it was a paint work. The shadows are just great. Well taken!
Nicou (129967) 2013-01-16 21:38
quelle vue et image superbe quel pont de bois avec la vue sur cette roche, le tons sont doux superbe ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-17 4:44
The scenery is beautiful and dramatic. It looks great landscapes of the Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. Point of view and framing are cleverly chosen. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Didi (59046) 2013-01-17 8:51
Interesting lights direction on the little bridge, nice perspective
Just one thing, please try to use less the sharp filter.
gildasjan (42456) 2013-01-17 10:20
Les couleurs de cette image avec ces teintes douces me fait penser à un joli tableau.J'aime beaucoup cette image sous ce contre-jour latéral.
jhm (144176) 2013-01-18 2:56
These small brigde, inclusive the shadows leads us depth to the mountains in background.
Perspective and depth are lovely through your excellent angle.
Sharpness and clarity are very nice.
Your composition and colors make these picture very attractive.
Great presentation, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
ktanska (25881) 2013-01-20 1:43
This on has certain wild west feeling, it aonly misses a cowboy and a horse. Lovely autumn light and impressive rocky mountain background. Shadow on the bridge catches attention in the foreground.
Angshu (56568) 2013-01-21 2:14
What immediately caught my eyes is the shadow of the wooden culvert elongating towards the viewer & drawing our eyes straight in. You took this against the light, but the PP work, heavy as you say is not very pronounced. I had a thought about the flare, but its not easy to clone it out. Nice saturated colours
delpeoples (55086) 2013-01-21 3:04
War a beautiful palette of colours here, it really does look like a painting. The golden trees are particularly attractive and the depth of field is really impressive. I like the play of shade and light in the FG is really beautiful. Excellent shot of a place I could look at all day.
serp2000 (42050) 2013-11-15 4:02
This is very nice autumn composition with superb background, but this graphic shadows are just superb bonus for this attractive photo. I like the title too!
Have a great WE!