Photographer's Note

A view from the highest Alpine road in Slovenia, leading to the Mt. Mangart flats at 2.200 m altitude. Autumns in the Julian Alps at tree-level, between 1.700 and 1.900 m altitude, are so beautiful to the great extent because of wonderful golden coloring of Larix decidua tree (European Larch). The closest North American species is Larix laricina - Tamarack growing lower. Both species shed their needles in the fall - an unusual trait among cone-bearing trees.

Scanned by Nikon CoolScan IV-ED. Cropped. Sky blurred 1 pix radius at 4.000 pix picture width and darkened a bit. Resampled to 700 pix width. Contrast in the foreground enhanced using Curves. Sharpened using Unsharp mask tool 65% level, 1 pix radius, except the sky and mountains (masked off by hand painted mask, 20 pix feathered). JPEG level 41 (Corel Photo paint notation).

Nobody has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 864
Points: 5
Additional Photos by Amadej Trnkoczy (amadej) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 160] (1285)
View More Pictures