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 By: Mark Susa  
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Photographer  Mark Susa {Karma:2301}
Project N/A Camera Model Nikon F100
Categories Nature
Film Format
Portfolio Single Photos
Lens Nikon  70-300mm f/4-5.6D ED AF
Uploaded 9/25/2004 Film / Memory Type Fuji  Velvia RVP
    ISO / Film Speed 50
Views 1480 Shutter 1/60
Favorites Aperture f/8.0
Critiques 48 Rating
6.29
/ 24 Ratings
Location City -  Youngstown
State -  OHIO
Country - United States   United States
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There are 48 Comments in 1 Pages
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Arindam Majumdar   {K:577} 10/14/2009
This is like great painting. superb!!

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 11/4/2008
stunning
roby

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Mirek Towski Mirek Towski   {K:14880} 10/31/2008
Great shot, well deserved award. You made them all fit in the frame without cutting one in a half. Well done.

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1301307 60 1301307 60   {K:44058} 2/6/2008
Wow, this is a wonderful capture of these geese silhouetted against the golden light and the mist really enhance the mood of this photo.
great shot!
congrats!

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EHAB MAGDY EHAB MAGDY   {K:2382} 3/4/2005
Excellent

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ISMAEL MARCOS ISMAEL MARCOS   {K:10535} 2/2/2005
ME GUSTA SOBRE TODO EL GREGARISMO DE LOS GANSOS EN ESA SECUENCIA ORDENADA...
LA LUZ, MARAVILLOSA.
MI 7 PARA ESTA IMAGEN.
SALUDOS DESDE ESPAÑA Y
ENHORABUENA.
ISML.

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José Vasconcelos Dias   {K:9341} 2/2/2005
Fantastic!!! Congrats [7]

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B:)liana    {K:30945} 2/2/2005
Superb colors and details! lovely!
COngratulations on your SC!
Biliana

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Samar Ahmed Samar Ahmed   {K:1458} 2/2/2005
great one indeed, i wonder have u used any PS effects. Great work

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Sara M   {K:12411} 2/2/2005
Extraordinary presentatoin..

The colours and the composition are great.. The painting effect is very effective.. 7/7

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Marcos Teixeira   {K:1738} 2/2/2005
Superb! Did you use PS?

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Jonathan Jones   {K:320} 2/1/2005
A great look to it like a fine oil painting

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Lic Roth Lic Roth   {K:2001} 2/1/2005
Others can complain all they want... I'd put that up on my wall any day. Well done with relatively little light, and against the light, no less, which is harder to expose right. Nice warm glow all around. I had to look closely to find all the PS work, which I assume would be more obvious in a larger photo, but the dark/greenish spot on the right/top corner is distracting.

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 2/1/2005
Congratulations on your Staff Choice Award, Mark! Very well deserved, both for this image and your other great work!
Dave.

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Maja Gligoric Maja Gligoric   {K:13528} 2/1/2005
Congratulations for the award,Mark!
Great work!
Regards

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Riny  Koopman   {K:19998} 2/1/2005
Wonderful..Gongratulations being selected as staf choice..Well deserved Mark!!!!!
Kind regards,
Riny.

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Riny  Koopman   {K:19998} 2/1/2005
Wonderful..Gongratulations being selected as staf choice..Well deserved Mark!!!!!
Kind regards,
Riny.

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Uyen    {K:878} 11/14/2004
Gorgeous!!!

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Mark Susa   {K:2301} 10/18/2004
No, I did not use flash, that is why the geese are silhoutted against the orange background, with almost no visible detail (that would be a white spot on their heads just above the neck). The mist is white on the shadow side of the geese where the sun is not shining on it. It is like steam rising from the water.
There is also a distortion of the perpective (compression) from the lens at full 300 mm. That is why it looks like the mist was painted on a 2-dimensional surface.
Mark

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Sam Oppenheim   {K:3362} 10/18/2004
Wow. I assumed after reading Jim Loy and looking carefully, that some of the fog/mist was added. It is really incredible that you captured the fog/mist and it has so many different tones of color (did you use a flash? why is it so 'white' against the swans?)

It is really an excellent composition.

As for appropriate use of PS, i agree that color, contrast, and cropping are all standard processing. One of the difficult things about critiquing on Usefilm is that you don't know whether to critique any one aspect, or even if it is a correct assumption made. I'm sorry for mistaking the fog on the swans as an effect!

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Mark Susa   {K:2301} 10/18/2004
The PS work involved the "standard" processing of images as recommended by various authors writing articles in photography magazines namely; adjustment of brightness and contrast, increase in color saturation to about 20 (this number is my own preference), and reasonable USM. The was a bright spot in the right upper corner where the sun was reflected by the water, and this I patched up and evened up the brightness in that area. The mist comes from the lake, any lake, on cool summer mornings before sunrise. I stopped every morning on my way to work at two lakes in our metro park and took pictures last summer. I was taking pictures of two sycamore trees against the rising sun when the geese decided to get into the sunshine and in my into my background, the lake with the golden mist. Then I decided to take pictures of the geese, and as I got closer to them then started to swim away slowly into the misty shadows.
Try it sometime in mid-June, wait for the sun to clear the trees, and shine on the mist, and you will see an ethereal golden light. It is better than Photoshop... I know, because I dont know how to add mist effects in Photoshop or any other software.
Thank you so much for your comments, I am glad that you can express your honest opinion of my work just as Jim Loy did, and I do appreciate yours and his both. The reason I joined Usefilm is to have another photographer's critique of my work. The picture above I was not so sure about and I decided it to be my first upload.
Mark

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Sam Oppenheim   {K:3362} 10/17/2004
It reminds me of a painting, a mixture of modern art and classical composition. really magnificent, congrats on the well-deserved SC.

in reply to the Jim Loy critique, I don't know if I would have erased the one reminder of life other than ducks in the orange-hued watery abyss. I like the modern-art effect of texture and color manipulation.

I do not know if you have added the fog effect, it looks a bit like PS brushwork, and maybe could have been better applied, but the effect overall is wonderful.

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Nuno Palha Nuno Palha   {K:2048} 10/17/2004
Excelent!!!

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Lou Dina   {K:12194} 10/17/2004
Beautiful shot, Mark.

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Petri Puurunen   {K:3397} 10/17/2004
Excellent visual impression! nice saturated colors, composition is bit loose; but hey, they birds... Very good!

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Mihir Shah   {K:837} 10/17/2004
beautiful capture.

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Francesca May   {K:6877} 10/17/2004
Great shot!

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Fadel J Fadel J   {K:13974} 10/17/2004
Amazing colors and composition! a well deserved award!

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ken krishnan   {K:19102} 10/17/2004
Thats so lovely. Great atmospheric image.

well done.

ken.

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Silvia Festa Silvia Festa   {K:6008} 10/12/2004
wow! like a painting! congrants for your SC

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Mary Vareli Mary Vareli   {K:15826} 10/7/2004
impressive moody atmospheric makes my mind travel and wonder where they go....
cogratulations!!!7x7

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Mark Susa   {K:2301} 9/26/2004
Thank you all for your kind comments and the warm welcome to Usefilm. I have already spent a lot of time navigating through the site and admiring all those beautiful images. I have no experience in doing photocritiques or rating photos but I imagine I will start soon. Meantime, I will learn by reading your commentaries on the works of other photographers.
Thanks again.

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Ameed El-Ghoul Ameed El-Ghoul   {K:42215} 9/25/2004
Mark, one of the best pictures i've seen in a while, dreamy capture and magical composition, very well done, regards,

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Jacek Gasiorowski   {K:-2226} 9/25/2004
painting of beauty

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Lori Stitt   {K:75282} 9/25/2004
Hi Mark,
This photograph is OUTSTANDING!!!
I like everything about this, I would for sure hang this one on my wall!
WELL DONE!
Lori :) 7++

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 9/25/2004
welcome to usefilm

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 9/25/2004
WOW a joyful warm family portrait!
Just write an inspirational quote in the frame and u got a top seller
7++++++++++
Congratulations for the staff choice award :)

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Aykan OZENER Aykan OZENER   {K:5996} 9/25/2004
SUPER.

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Menno Naber Menno Naber   {K:3570} 9/25/2004
congrats!!
Very nice, the dawn and the colors are excellent!
Menno

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Paul Lara Paul Lara   {K:88111} 9/25/2004
WOW! Congrats on the Staff Choice award, Mark. This certainly deserves recognition.

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Amna Al Shamsi   {K:21795} 9/25/2004
stunning! congrats for SC

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Kimmy Magino Kimmy Magino   {K:2457} 9/25/2004
Superb shot. Very nice composition.
Regards.
Kimmy

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 9/25/2004
nice image.. love the mood and colors.. good work

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Dave Stacey Dave Stacey   {K:150877} 9/25/2004
Beautiful colour and composition, Mark! Well deserving of the award! Congratulations!
Dave.

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Fern    {K:2509} 9/25/2004
stunning, rich, beautiful
fern benson

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Jim Loy Jim Loy   {K:31667} 9/25/2004
You gotta be kiddin'?? Staff choice? Top heavy... PS'd to all get out! And what is that bit of muck NOT cropped out in the left center? Staff choice? WHY??? Bright colours? Do you (the staff) get al worked up because of the yellow/orange? Sorry... but when it comes down to it, this is neither staff nor above average quality. It is cute, it is colorful... but not award worthy...

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Marcia . Marcia .   {K:16108} 9/25/2004
Great shot.
Wonderful bright colors and composition.
Congratulations.
Márcia

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Randal Dean   {K:4004} 9/25/2004
like a painting on linen, wonderful

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