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Liquid Gold

The late afternoon sun was shining on the rock faces that were being reflected in this runoff near Mirror Lake in Yosemite Valley. Using the tree to add more interest and contrast, the reflections just glowed and made for for an interesting image.


Neil Jolly , May 22, 2011; 04:12 P.M.

Gorgeous golds alright Leo! Well seen and expertly photographed guy! The intense golds give this a very surreal look.

All the best,

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Leo Burkey , May 23, 2011; 02:33 A.M.

Tyanks Neil

Thank you for the encouraging words Neil!

Pierre Dumas , May 23, 2011; 05:07 A.M.


Best regards Leo!


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Raymond Banfield , May 23, 2011; 07:42 A.M.


I remember when you showed me this shot on your LCD screen.  I knew you had captured something really good but this is a lot better than good! Its more like " Liquid Gold " so to speak.  Kudos on a fantastic processing job.  Good on you Amigo!


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Leo Burkey , May 23, 2011; 10:45 A.M.


Thank you Pierre and Ray for your kind words.

Debra Trean , May 24, 2011; 11:16 A.M.

love the richness of color as well as the movement

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Tony Hadley , May 24, 2011; 12:09 P.M.

Superb - Love it!

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ML M , May 24, 2011; 11:06 P.M.

Liquid Gold, indeed.... excellent... Mike

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Larry Greenbaum , May 24, 2011; 11:19 P.M.

Leo,  Merced, this is fabulous. You have captured motion, color, and texture with artistry.  Have you seen any of Michael Frye's work on Yosemite?  He has at least one similar image.  You can Google him or find him at Michael Frye.com    Congratulations on near perfection.   Larry


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Leo Burkey , May 25, 2011; 03:45 A.M.


Thank you Debra, Tony and Michael, I do appreciate your words of encouragement.

Leo Burkey , May 25, 2011; 03:54 A.M.


Larry, funny you should mention Michael Frye, as he had a exhibition of his work at the Ansel Adams Gallery when we were in Yosemite. In fact, Ray Banfield had just given me his book on photographing Yosemite and suggested that we see his exhibition at the AA Gallery. After viewing the water images that had this similar effect I decided to give it a try on this image. You have a eagle eye and a knowledge of your contemporary photographers.

Christal Steele , May 26, 2011; 08:29 A.M.


Outstanding composition.....adding the diagonal tree trunk was brilliant.  The lighting is amazing......love the golds.  A really beauty!  Would be stunning larger!

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Raymond Banfield , May 26, 2011; 09:16 A.M.


It was a great exhibition of some of Michael's great photographs we saw at Ansel's Gallery in Yosmite. I can understand Larry's noticing the similarity between yours and Michael's.  I prefer yours though because of your composition and the fact that keeping those solid objects ( rocks, logs,etc) gives the photograph more definition and reality..Nice Leo, really nice!



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Leo Burkey , May 27, 2011; 02:39 A.M.

Thanks Christal

Thank you Christal, I do appreciate your words

Leo Burkey , May 27, 2011; 02:40 A.M.

Thanks Ray

Thanks Raymundo, I appreciate your very kind words

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