Dave Edwards  


View from the Bluffs by Dave Edwards

November 2019 - View from the Bluffs

About the Image(s)

Have been doing a lot of hiking lately and am just not interested in carrying a lot of heavy gear. So, I have relied on the iPhone for photos. This particular day the lighting was crummy and the iPhone stayed in the pocket. Then without notice, the light improved for a few minutes. Fortunately, I did have the iPhone and captured this image. Used the trees to frame the scene and hide the light bluish-gray sky. Minor touchup with Snapseed Tune Image, Selective to increase the color in the leaves, and added a frame.

Moral of the story: Enjoy your outside activities, but also be alert for changing light conditions. It typically doesn't last long.


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6 comments posted

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
Nice colors and composition. The trees, the rock outcropping, and the far shoreline lead one's eyes into the scene. Pleasant fall image suited for a calendar. I wouldn't have noticed the added frame if you hadn't mentioned it.   Posted: 11/08/2019 08:17:40

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
What a beautiful place to hike. You used the trees nicely to frame the view for a keyhole look at the lake and you used the trees to block out most of the gray sky. The bright fall colored trees at the bottom of the frame provide a nice focal point leading into the image. Very nice.   Posted: 11/11/2019 10:10:41

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
Lovely foreground colors and a nice framing job. The light, while brighter, still seems flat on my monitor. Is there a fix for that?   Posted: 11/11/2019 15:19:36

Lynne Royce   Lynne Royce
The glass like lake surface lets the viewers feel the silence of this wonderful nature scene. Jealous of the two houses on other side of lake as what a place to live and enjoy this environment daily. What a rewarding image to capture as memento of a fall hike. Scene beautifully framed by trees.   Posted: 11/15/2019 06:34:48

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Isn't it great that we can carry this little camera around in our pocket and get wonderful images that will last in time (especially if we print them out). Good light and a very photogenic scene that had to be photographed. This image seems to flow from front to back.   Posted: 11/16/2019 08:08:44

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
Just about perfect but I do agree it could use some "pop" either in Contrast, Clarity or some other slider that accomplishes the same thing.   Posted: 11/17/2019 17:37:50