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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:28 am    Post subject: Monolith - Daybreak Reply with quote

The early morning sun started to light up the monolithic tower, and I thought the dark clouds behind added to a sort of drama of a burgeoning day.

Monolith
Pentax 645
Provia, scanned in Silverfast


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is just awesome.

Did you just happen on it, or did you lie in wait ? Either way, it is superbly done.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

luisalegria wrote:
That is just awesome.

Did you just happen on it, or did you lie in wait ? Either way, it is superbly done.


Hey, thanks luis! I was "in wait" by getting up in the pre-dawn and hoping for something to materialize. I was not feeling like any good light was going to be possible that morning, but then looking to the east, I saw some holes in the clouds. So I waited for the sun to rise up enough to shine through the holes.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a really nice picture. It look like a postcard in a tourist place.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One for the wall Larry. Cool


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super superb superbest!!! Excellent light and composition. WOW


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EXCELLENT!

Thanks for getting up early, so I can see what the sunrise looks like! Very Happy


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

superb & excellent!
I like the green on the rocks in the front plan


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shame! I cannot see the picture. Crying or Very sad
Photobucket again! Mad

It's really weird. I just cannot see the pictures hosted by photobucket. I don't have a clue why...

But thanks to Larry, who sent me the picture via pm, I was able to see it!

WOW! Now, I understand your amazement! What a fantastic shot!!
Well done, Larry!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Magnificent!
Well worth an early morning I imagine.
Pitty we don't have an abundance of monolithic towers in Sweden


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ron (Schnauzer) wrote: That is a really nice picture. It look like a postcard in a tourist place.
Thanks Ron! I never thought about a postcard! I cropped out some overemphasized details to the right of the image, and it does sort of have the dimensions of a postcard!

Bob (bob955i) wrote: One for the wall Larry.
Thanks as always, Bob! I appreciate you looking and commenting.

Nesster wrote: Super superb superbest!!! Excellent light and composition. WOW
Thank you, Nesster! I highly considered "tweaking' the image, by increasing the contrast and maybe the saturation of the light hitting the tower. But, in the end, I feel it should just stay as it was. The light isn't a highly dramatic entity, but then again there is a subtlety in nature that sometimes it's better to let it through as it is...and not put any "human" alterations into it.

Michael (maddog10) wrote: Thanks for getting up early, so I can see what the sunrise looks like!
Haha! It's not always easy getting up early, but when you are sleeping on the beach overnight, the birds tend to wake you up!

poilu wrote: superb & excellent!
I like the green on the rocks in the front plan

poilu, that green is one place where I considered enhancing the green via digital manipulation, but again decided to just let it stay as it was. It was still pretty dark outside, and my eyes saw only that amount of green, so I left it alone.

LucisPictor wrote:
What a shame! I cannot see the picture.
Photobucket again!

I sent you a PM with a copy!

Sven wrote: Magnificent!
Well worth an early morning I imagine.
Pitty we don't have an abundance of monolithic towers in Sweden

Thank you very much Sven. No towers in Sweden, but there are beautiful scenes just the same.

I really didn't expect such a nice reaction to the image! I guess we are our own worst critics, and I tend to stare too long at my images, and then find all these things that I "should have done"... Confused


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patience is a virtue, and waiting for the sun to hit those two taller rocks
was worth it, superb shot, Laurence!


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb as always! Beautiful, beautiful!!!


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geeze, Laurence how much and who did you pay to light that scene?!?!

Man, that is one in a million.

Thanks

Jules


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Katastrofo wrote:
Patience is a virtue, and waiting for the sun to hit those two taller rocks
was worth it, superb shot, Laurence!


Bill, there was no problem for patience, as I was just roaming the beach looking at the patterns in the sand. The sun itself was the catalyst here.


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Superb as always! Beautiful, beautiful!!!


Thanks Attila! It is not a reflection on the photographer, as anyone could take this shot. It is just a reflection on the light itself!


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lulalake wrote:
Geeze, Laurence how much and who did you pay to light that scene?!?!
Man, that is one in a million.
Thanks
Jules


Oh no! You found me out! I should NEVER have used that nuclear 50,000KW spotlight! Haha!


PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laurence wrote:
Attila wrote:
Superb as always! Beautiful, beautiful!!!


Thanks Attila! It is not a reflection on the photographer, as anyone could take this shot. It is just a reflection on the light itself!


I don't think so anyone has same good eye for moments!


PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful natural lighting, with the contrast between brilliant morning sun and the twilight colours in the foreground.


PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Larry your normal stunning standard. Aren't those sea stacks just too photogenic for words.


patrickh


PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sikario wrote:
Beautiful natural lighting, with the contrast between brilliant morning sun and the twilight colours in the foreground.


Thank you for commenting and looking Sikario!


PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrickh wrote:
Larry your normal stunning standard. Aren't those sea stacks just too photogenic for words.
patrickh


Yes, the seastacks are always a joy to see and photograph! Thanks for looking in, Patrick!


PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice! love this, simple good!