Standing with confidence

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Larry Zink, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Larry Zink

    Larry Zink Member

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    I'm new to this site and I feel it needs a tad of a back story. I spent a couple of days recently in Colorado shooting with Dean and Bart. Forum members. Having never been there I was completely at their mercy. Both playing tour guide as to where we going to shoot and that was perfectly fine by me. As we traveled around I learned about this site and a guy named Jim. I had heard about this forum before shooting with Dean. Later that day standing in a creek in some area I'm still not sure where, in a forest with a name I can't pronounce a woman came and scurried down to shoot with us. Unbeknownst to me when I returned back downstream Alisa the scurrier ( not sure that's really a word) Bart and Dean all knew each other from this site. Which in a way is interesting all in its self. We all spent that evening shooting Castle Rock together and hanging out afterwards. Very cool. The next morning, the day I'm to leave, I return to the apartment and low and behold Jim is there. He politely threaten to stop my plane from taking off if I didn't join. I needed to get home and here I am. Oh by the way, I traveled all that way with all this amazing scenery and the first picture I'm sharing is of a tree. Actually 2 Aspens. I always like shots like this. A spot of color, an object different than the rest of the image or to me at least it tells a story. Thanks.

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    Hey Larry,

    It's great to have you join us, even after listening to Dean and Bart talk about me, you are a brave man! :)

    This is a really cool shot. The mother and baby aspen standing alone is a great message of endurance and perseverance. You had a good eye to pick it out and see it's potential.

    It is great to hear you talk about the community and how you witnessed just how cool it is.

    Thanks so much for joining us, and I know I look forward to your photos.
     
  3. Ben Egbert

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    Welcome to this forum and I too am looking forward to more of your work. This is a great introductory image
     
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    Nice way to introduce your photography - I like the lighting that accentuates the isolation of these two aspen.
     
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  5. Leslie Hunter

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    Welcome to FocalWorld. What a great introduction photo.
     
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  6. Jim Dockery

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    Great shot, that accentuates the aspens, but also shows the size and beauty of the pines.
     
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    Well done! I love images like this. Great story too! Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Very nice image Larry and welcome to the forum :)
     
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  9. Joe Colozzo

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    welcome and Love the shot!
     
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    This is great, and Welcome!
     
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    Welcome to the Focal World, I am a relatively new 'member' myself. It is a great place - very welcoming, with lots of uber talented imagers who are passionate about shooting, and also love to share their insights, comments and critiques in a very constructive and helpful way.

    Now on to your image - WOW! Love it! What a great subject, and the framing and light are super special! One of my favorite fall images from this year's season! I have the good fortune of living in CO, and this image really stands out for me (no pun intended :) )

    ML
     
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    Not sure how Jim was able to politely threaten you to join but I'm glad he did. I like this type of shot as well that highlights contrasts. Nicely seen and captured.
     
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  13. Larry Zink

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    Thanks for all the great feedback and I'm glad to be a part of the community. Happy shooting.
     
  14. Bart Carrig

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    Larry, I was always impressed that even and the grandest of the "traditional" colorado scenes, you always found a way to scramble off to some area and come back with gems like this one. Well done; what an intro; and it was a great trip.

    Bart
     
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    This is beautiful!!! It was nice meeting you in SW CO and Welcome to the forum!! :)
     
  16. Dean

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    Nice.. Great image you rocked this ! Great trip ! It was really fun to see all your creative takes on all the various places we went.
    Next stop Harriman :)
     

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