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Summer Maple

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 SUGAR MAPLE
SUGAR MAPLE
I spotted this scene while walking out of the woods and into an old railroad yard. It was very late in the afternoon on an overcast day. Theere was a slight breeze in the air and the mosquitos were bad that night.I firmly pressed the camera in a vertical format against a tree and composed the image. Canon 70-200 lens 159 mm. av 8.0 tv 1/6.
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David G. Ziegert
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    Intense colors!


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7/25/2003 8:24:39 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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YES David, as I was walking out of the woods, that red really popped against all of the greens and browns that I had seen for a couple of hours.The only way I could show off what I had seen was to spotlight this red with the contrast that that my eyes had become accustomed to for the time of my walk. These leaves from a neaby maple tree were the best way to do it because the forest was filled with them.


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7/25/2003 8:37:14 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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This is just great! I love it!


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7/25/2003 9:23:30 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Very nice job on this image, Donna!!!!


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7/25/2003 9:23:43 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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HI Carolyn and Colette, Thanks for your thoughts!


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7/25/2003 10:46:37 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Almost looks like an inverted autumn scene, Donna. What a great contrast between the GREEN leaves and the RED background! Very creative seeing and strong graphics. Well done!


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7/25/2003 1:26:34 PM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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The red and green make me think of Christmas. Love the look of the leaves. Very nice, Donna! :-)


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7/25/2003 3:11:00 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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Well done!


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7/25/2003 4:13:57 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Hi Murry, When I first saw this image, my first thought was an inverted autumn scene too. How wild!. Thanks for speaking your mind!
Hi Patricia, Christmas colors, yes of course! I thought of that afterwards. Thanks for your comments too!.
DAMIAN, THANK YOU!


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7/25/2003 4:19:03 PM

 
Marcy   

Wow, great graphic photo, it gives me the feel of of an Oriental screen print. Good eye Donna. Ma


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7/25/2003 5:17:42 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Hi Ma, Thanks! Good eye too. It does look lke an oriental screen print now that you mention it! Do you remember the screen prints that I made many years ago. That was an interesting process.


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7/26/2003 6:25:32 AM

 
Gabriela Cunha  

love the effect of green over red!


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7/26/2003 2:10:34 PM

 
Kathleen R. Struckle
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Donna, Great work! Fantastic color.


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8/6/2003 10:42:12 PM

 
David Aven  

Donna, I'm new to this site but really enjoy it. I really like your composition on this shot. How did you get the Red background? Was it part of the original picture or did you put it in digitally?


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8/11/2003 9:32:50 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Hi David, thank you. This red background is a new building for holding RR cars at a RR station.It is a very bright red building to say the least. I adjusted the levels in PS but it only brightened the image . All of my images are true to what I saw when I pressed the shutter. I do not change my images in PS with the exception of very minor adjustments in contrast etc.. I show everything the way it was unless I make adjustments in the camera with shutter speeds etc.
Thank you for the comment and welcome to betterphoto. I love this site and personally feel that it's the best photo site on the net! Feel free to browse my website too while you here.

I think that you'll love betterphoto. There is so much to see and learn, and you'll make a lot of new friends!

Hello Gaby and Kathleen. Thanks so much for the kind remarks It's always great hearing from the two of you!!


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8/11/2003 4:01:32 PM

 
Sherrie H. Penny  

Donna, this is very lovely, does remind me of a Christmas scene, too. After reading the comments, I had to go ck out your website... YOU DO NICE WORK.. Congrats... Sherrie Penny


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8/13/2003 7:18:28 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Hi Sherrie, THanks for the comment and for also visiting my website. Thanks so very much !


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8/13/2003 8:45:57 AM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats, Donna!


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8/14/2003 6:22:58 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congrats, Donna!!!


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8/14/2003 9:06:02 PM

 
Wolfgang Dolak  

Congratulations from Austria, Donna! birdie


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8/15/2003 2:21:36 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thank you Birdie,Colette and MUrry!!


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8/15/2003 3:30:25 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats, my dear!! Knew I'd see this one!!


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8/15/2003 3:42:33 AM

 
Dolores Neilson
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This really stands out in color and graphic appeal, Donna! Congrats!!


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8/15/2003 4:06:20 AM

 
Kathleen R. Struckle
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Congrats Donna! Such wonderful Colors!Kathleen Struckle


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8/15/2003 5:54:24 AM

 
Bernard B. Travers
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Go Donna go. Congrats somemore.


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8/15/2003 8:05:04 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
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A well deserved Congrats Donna!!! :-)


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8/15/2003 8:09:59 AM

 
Kathleen Clemons
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This is a wild one, Donna! :) Congrats!!


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8/15/2003 11:09:36 AM

 
Patricia Marroquin
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A big congrats, Donna!


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8/15/2003 7:08:52 PM

 
Susana Matos
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Congrats Donna, very unusual as always,
cheers Susana


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8/17/2003 1:13:54 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thanks for all of the very nice comments on this image!


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8/17/2003 5:58:53 PM

 
Jean Papo
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Sorry for the late arrival, but I'd like to add my heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to you, Donna! I too love the red/green contrast and the Christmasy colors!


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8/18/2003 4:23:31 PM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Thank you VERY MUCH, Jean!!


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8/18/2003 5:23:37 PM

 
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