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Golden Muir Woods Stream

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 13 July 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

At day's end, I caught this amazing golden light on the waters of the stream that flows through Muir Woods. I enjoyed the light among the rocks. In this national treasure, we are confined to the footpaths - so I made the best composition that I could behind the low fence and without a tripod. Hey, actually, the fence made a pretty good tripod in this instance. Had I been able to actually get into or next to the stream water, I might have found a stronger leading line into and through the light. But at the end of the day, I think that this assortment of rocks worked fine.

NIKON D90 1/25 second F/10.0 ISO 1600 180 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Stefan from Oberaach, Switzerland

Looks like liquide gold. Amazing what the nature can show.
Great Picture.

13 Jul 2010 10:05am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful light on the water! I like this with the rocks mixed in for added interest!

13 Jul 2010 1:57pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

I love the way this is framed! Can't believe you didn't use a are steady as a rock! I love the golden light here! Muir Woods is another place on my list!

13 Jul 2010 2:40pm

David from Detroit, United States

Excellent composition. It reminds me a little of Russian Impressionist paintings, especially with the gold tones in the water playing against the shadowed blues in the rocks.

13 Jul 2010 3:55pm

Jim Mahan-Soto from Glendale, CA, United States

As Stefen said, it does look like liquid gold! Excellent capture and composition.

13 Jul 2010 4:25pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Amazing capture. A stream of molten gold.

13 Jul 2010 10:01pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Golden indeed!!

14 Jul 2010 12:20am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

liquid gold indeed! you spotted this nicely in the stream and i think it was a great idea to concentrate closely on this particular section of the stream! almost surreal in a way - well done!

14 Jul 2010 1:23am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Beautiful light and colors

14 Jul 2010 3:09am

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Liquid gold!

14 Jul 2010 3:26am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The light is lovely, Barbara.

15 Jul 2010 4:19am

1/25 second
ISO 1600
180 mm (35mm equiv.)