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    I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    I have been fooling with this for a few years. I didn't want the compositions to be exactly the same or to shoot from the exact same spot. I wanted each image to work on its own as well as in the set.

    I took the fall color shot last week.

    Now I can go shoot somewhere else!

    FWIW 3 of them were shot with my Canon 5D and the summer sunrise was shot with the Olympus 420 and kit lens.
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    Re: I think I can finally got my 4 Seasons.

    Yes you do! This is a harder project than it seems because so many times, there's something wrong with the conditions (overcast, too many people, etc) in the short amount of time that fall color is at its peak - and maybe the peak just isn't that good. Just takes sticking with it, and sometimes that means trying again the next year. Excellent work!

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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    MB1 ...

    Now that is a WOW set.

    Thanks for sharing it
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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    MB1, nice execution of what a lot of us here would like to do.
    My hat is tipped to your success
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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    WOW This takes dedication..impressed and love looking at them all,the differences add to the set.

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    Dedication

    Quote Originally Posted by susaan
    WOW This takes dedication..impressed and love looking at them all,the differences add to the set.
    It didn't take as much dedication as you might think. I work less than a mile from there and took all of these (and plenty more) on my way to work in the morning. Plus it sure is a sweet spot to just sit and watch the sunrise....... :thumbsup:

    OTOH that snowy morning sure was cold!
    No, I DON'T need that.

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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    No doubt about you nailing them all, but for my money the last one takes the prize.
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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    Quote Originally Posted by MB1
    I have been fooling with this for a few years...Now I can go shoot somewhere else!
    Beautiful. I love these kinds of projects...

    But no, your work is not done! I'm afraid you need eight more shots so you can put together your calendar... :cryin:
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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    Beautiful! This is a great series, they are more than frame worthy! Well done

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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    MB1, I'm jealous you actually HAVE four seasons there!! Such a beautiful collection-thank you for sharing! It really makes me want to start a project like this! Hopefully moving to Eastern Texas will be a motivation! In Northern California we have summer (dried up and brown) and then about 2 months of straight rain, and then about a month of chilly green. It's pretty ridiculous!!
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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    Fantastic set of photo's MB1, you've provided me with some inspiration to do something similar.
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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    Lovely set of photo's. I'm with Steve - you only need 9 more - 8 for the months and one for
    the cover.

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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    Very nice. Reminds me of some of Monet's work.

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    Re: I think I finally got my 4 Seasons.

    ive been looking at this set for a while now. i think all 4 images are great photos. however i keep comming back and wishing the winter one was stronger. at first i thought they were all TO similar in comosition, but as ive looked back over them, the winter one might be to different from the other three, or just doesn't seem as strong as the others.

    i don't know if its the footprints, the fencing and hand rail on he left, if the lack of reflection ( all three others have one), or if the morning light makes it feel to warm.

    but it does fit it with the theme.
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