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Emily Grossman

Sunday's Hike

September 22, 2009 at 5:59 PM

George and I went up to Juneau Falls on Sunday. 

From Tom Holzman
Posted on September 22, 2009 at 6:48 PM

Beautiful!  Thanks.

From Adam Clifford
Posted on September 22, 2009 at 7:36 PM

 Wow, that's gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us, your photos are always breath-taking!

From Ryan Frania
Posted on September 22, 2009 at 9:11 PM

That's an incredible photograph!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have you ever studied photagraphy? Judging by the great quality of that photo I would think that it was created by someone trained in very advanced photography courses.  It follows all of the rules that create an amazing photograph, such as complementary mixed with anagaligous colour scheme, spatial composition based on the perfect grid based on the golden mean, and many other things that all great photographers strive for in their photographs.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 22, 2009 at 11:27 PM

No, no formal study.  I was just talking about that photo to a student, though.  I told her that photography had three aspects.  Being in the right place at the right time, and being able to see it are the two most important.  The third involves knowing your equipment.

That was a no brainer moment; when I stepped up to the view, everything was already set up.  I just pointed and shot.

Thanks, by the way!

From Anne-Marie Proulx
Posted on September 22, 2009 at 11:40 PM

Very very nice pic!


From Pauline Lerner
Posted on September 23, 2009 at 12:08 AM

Wow! Gorgeous!

There is another factor in making great photos:  what you do after you take the photograph.  Traditionally, that meant modifying negatives during the development process.  Now it means the judicious use of software such as Photoshop on digital photographs.  Ansel Adams, the great photographer, was also a great innovator, teacher, writer, conservationist, and pianist.  He said that the negative of a photograph is like the score in music.  Developing the photo, like playing a musical score, is artistry.

From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 23, 2009 at 5:15 AM

Yes, Pauline!  That's exactly it!  Someday, I will sit down and write about all the musical landscapes I saw this summer; better yet, I will play them!

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on September 24, 2009 at 1:54 AM

That will be awesome.

From Laurie Niles
Posted on September 24, 2009 at 4:09 AM

Thanks for sending us a beautiful piece of autumn.

From David Russell
Posted on September 25, 2009 at 1:01 AM

How can eyes take in something that beautiful!!? Wow. Just Wow.

From Elana Lehrer
Posted on September 25, 2009 at 3:39 AM

 I would love to go there!  Wow.  Thanks for posting.  Maybe I'll have to visit Alaska one day.

From Tess Z
Posted on September 27, 2009 at 3:03 AM

Beautiful photo, Emily.  Question:  what  do you guesstimate is the temperature of the water?

From Emily Grossman
Posted on September 27, 2009 at 11:12 PM

Hmm, I don't know.  Our well water is an even 39 degrees F year round.  I bet it's somewhere in there.

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