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Picture of the Day - October 22, 2009

"Cat Tails"

Photo of a beautiful country scene featuring a pond and cat tails.
Photo and narrative by Ron E. Trees.                  (Click on the photo for a larger view)

This past weekend we went for a walk on the trail around the lake in Medical Lake, Washington. I took my camera along as I was hoping to get some photos as we were walking on the trail. As I got out of the car, I looked across the street and saw this large pond there. The light was very nice and the clouds also added to the picture I was looking at. I take a lot of pictures that IMHO are not that great, but I was really happy with this one. I hope that you also enjoy it.

This is an HDR photo consisting of three photos taken at three different exposures. These three exposures were then blended together in Photomatix and the resulting photo was finished in Adobe Lightroom 2.5. I used my Sony a700 and Sony 18-250mm lens to take the photo.
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Rick Rouse
    Town: Abingdon, VA

    I think your efforts were richly rewarded Ron. Great work capturing the images and producing the final photograph.
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Magnificent photo!!!
    Name: Ed Morrison
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Mr. Trees, what you have done with this image is nothing short of amazing. Outstanding HDR work!!!
    Name: Kathy Beach
    Town: Maryville, TN

    Ron, this is a beautiful shot. Your HDR composition worked very well. Thank you for sharing these "cat tails" with us.
    Name: George Heinman
    Town: Del Rio, TX

    Expert use of HDR as mentioned earlier. I dabble in it on occasion myself but my results are nowhere as good as yours Mr. Trees.
    Name: Gordon Brugman
    Town: Gatlinburg, TN

    Ron, my friend, everything about this image is first rate. Location, composition and HDR post-processing, all just right. Great work on a lovely scene
    Name: Heidi J. Hill
    Town: Grants Pass, OR

    Dad, this picture is absolutely breathtaking! I may not know too much about the camera aspect of it all BUT I do know that this is a top notch picture. Everything came together so very well in this shot. Absolutely two thumbs up! Keep the good work up dad!

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