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Across the Plains

Across the Plains
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Copyright: GAlan Fink (GAlanFink) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 23] (114)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-26
Categories: Nature, Experimental, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon D90 dSLR, Sigma 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5, Digital
Exposure: f/22, 6 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-27 9:54
Viewed: 1866
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After making a delivery to a winery in Stockton, California, I started a leisurely return to the east coast via Nevada. While driving across I-80 ahead of a storm system, I passed by an area of standing water which I think may dry up during the summer months but, because of the incredible snows we've been experiencing from this bogus claim of global warming, some wonderful opportunities have presented themselves.

This is a result of using two GND (Graduated Neutral Density) filters and one ND to make the most of the clouds and reflections. Some post processing was necessary to enhance the overall effect - yes, I put the roots by the water's edge for a perspective.

Hope you all will enjoy this view of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range as seen from the Highway.

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To Teresat: Boa Noite?GAlanFink 1 03-07 10:13
To SunToucher: With regard to the curve you mentionedGAlanFink 1 02-28 20:39
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  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-02-27 9:58]

Hello Galan,

Very good pP work and a beautiful shot.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • scubli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 76 N: 441] (1733)
  • [2010-02-27 10:22]

Hi Galan,

A very good composition. The sky looks wonderful, i may even say magical.


Hi Galan,
Beautiful scenery with marvellous details and colors.

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-02-27 12:45]

Hello GAlan,
A composition full of space, desertic mood with the soft blue/grey tones but with bright light. I like the stock of the old tree in the FG. Good choice of the format to enhance the perspective.
Thanks for sharing
Kind regards

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  • Pet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 14 N: 29] (381)
  • [2010-02-27 14:46]

Hello Galan
Very nice lanscape. Colors are awesome and compo is great. I like the tones in the clouds, and the dead tree in the foreground. TFS.

Hi Galan,
Wow, this looks very special! Just love it! Very special sky, Good inclusing of an element as forgroud to balance composition. Excelent sharpness and light.
well done and TFS

Hello Galan!
Very beautiful and calm atmosphere!
Great sky, nice reflection, perfect point of view!
Lovely pastel colours!
Best regards!

Ooh I do like this one. Nice work! The clouds, reflections, and light are so beautifully captured - and the composition is textbook, with perfect placement of horizon and of the driftwood in the fore.
Amazing work!

HI Galen..nice shot..great tones, nice light...


Hello GAlan,

Excellent dramatic photograph.


Hi Alan,
What a fantastic composition...
Complet slence and peaceful..
Nice colours and clarity.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin GŁner

Hi Galan,
I love the desolate feel to this photo. The lack of bright colors certainly adds to the feeling. The placement of the roots was a great idea and certainly adds depth to the photo.
There is a very odd curved line visible in the sky. Is this a result of the PP work?

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-28 10:02]

Hi Galan,

A well composed and moody scene. I like how you used the various ND filters, and the roots provide both a perspective of depth and a good anchor element. Nice work!

Best regards,

Hi GAlan,
Beautiful presentation and composition,
great colors and light,
Beautiful sky and perpective,
great sharpness and deep of field,
Excellent point of view..well done.
My compliments,

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
  • [2010-03-01 11:36]

Hi Galan,
The filters have done a great job with the sky and what a great piece of driftwood, very well composed

Boa noite Galan
Very well composed...it gives a VERY SINGULAR MOOD AND i REALLY LIKE IT.
My regards

Hello Galan,

Beautiful composition and atmosphere. Also I like the color palette of your photo.

Best regards,

Mystic and wonderful ...
Hi GAlan, this moment is special, like there were no people at this place before ...
Fantastic light, realy a wonderful moment, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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