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Reaching Out by IvanAndreevich Reaching Out by IvanAndreevich
The 2012 landscape calendar is now available! Go check it out :D

My second "square", since the first one worked out pretty well :) I love how this grass looks, but I've become terribly allergic to it this year. I've never been allergic to anything, but after coming near this stuff I sneeze 10 times within a few minutes.

Location: North arm of the Fraser River, Beautiful British Columbia, Canada.
Equipment: Nikon D90 + Tokina 11-16mm.
Technique: Photomatix Pro 4.0 and Photoshop CS5 from 3 RAW exposures.
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Поздравляю с днём рождения, желаю меньшего пуза моему братцу Мише :D

This photograph is taking part in the 'Sunshine' contest organized by the #inspirational-images group.
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In all honesty, its too much color in the wrong places. The photo should be about the sunset, not the grass on the bottom! It draws the attention away from the focal point (the sun). The "HDR" effect is a one trick pony. I've seen it before, and I'm over it! It's ok to make dark areas lighter, but contrast and depth are important to an image. I also realize art is in the eye of the beholder, which is why I know that other people will love it! To me though, it seems over processed. I'm a bit blunt, so hopefully my critique will be taken as helpful advice and not overly harsh. I *do* like the overall composition and color of the sunset. You use the rule of 3rds well with the sun and the horizon. Great potential :)
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Contrary to DragonDriver5's critique, I don't think that just because a sunset/sunrise is in a photograph that it should be the focal point by default although I can see how he and others would think that way as suns are symbols of glory.


But one of the main things I love about nature photography is the alternative perspective's it offers and the challenges one has to go through to achieve such such a perspective. So, in my opinion, it is only apparent that good nature photography gives off an obvious sense of perseverance and ruggedness that has some irregularity in it.

With that in mind, I see that the texture of the grass and rocks below is the focal point of this piece with the sun and the soft heavy clouds being complimentary to the more detail below... how many times does one come across grass with red kernels; much less glowing in the sunset/sunrise?!

If this photograph could speak it would say, "Yes, I made it up that cold dank coastline to see this gorgeous sunset and lay in the warm grass before I nod off to sleep.

One simple yet effective aspect I'd like to point out is how the sunrays reflect off the clouds.

One thing that could maximize this perspective is a wide shot or panorama that would show more of how this luminescent/optimistic time-of-day transition contrasts from the dark cloudy scenery that is more towards the right.
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beatifique Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Beautiful colors, perspective, and lighting. Fantastic work.
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SunSprite63 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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grzesznica Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Beautifil photography.
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grzesznica Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Wonderful landscape.
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Zellim Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
wow
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satsingh13 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
breathtaking click...
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ArtLoverHuger Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Beautifully done .........I think that this needs no critique! You captured natures majesty.........! Perfectly I might add. The colors from the lower part of photo illuminating from the sun add to the beauty,an contrast of textures. Thank you for capturing this moment so well.
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JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
One of my favorite times of the week is when I come to visit your gallery and exrecise my WOW, GEEE, HAAAAA! HOOOOOO! routine!!!!!!
I always spend longer than planned and go away happier and deeply inspired afterwords!!!!
Thanks!!!!!
:) :) :)
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IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, enjoy!
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JoeCorreia Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
I MOST SHURLY AM!!!!!!
THANK YOU!!!! :) :) :)
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revande Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning photograph, just beautiful!
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longrider1952 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is the best of the magnificent Fraser river group. Excellent work.
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JamieMathiau Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work you have here. I love it! FAVORITE!!!!
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Sashay007 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you have really beautiful artwork"
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Eurekathebrave Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Oh my God it's sooo wonderful!! :wow:
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Phos-Ink Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you, you are not only a great photographer, but you don't mind laying all your techniques on the table. It's so frustrating when artists think they must be secretive. Thank you.
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carsen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Very nice!!!
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BinaryNzeroS Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
man, theses are frick'n amazing!
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DiloTheSeaDragon120 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful!!
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InspiredNaturePrints Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great image...

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I like your work and would be very pleased if you joined our rapidly growing photographers group. More than 40 members joined in the first 5 hours. This is the link [link]

I just followed you...

Kindly
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MrsMarston Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So beautiful!
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Shannon-K Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Beautiful!!
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Kevo2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo, though you really should make it available as a print; I'm sure someone would want it!
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KichouTenshi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student Artist
wow
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ExogenesisOverture Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So Beautiful!
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Ktz25xXxhazel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the colors in this, this is gorgeous!
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raize Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Your photos make me want to discipline my camera and yell "Why cant you be more like him!!!" while pointing to one of your many glorious images!
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lihnida Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured here: [link]
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ApostleOfEventide Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE your photography sooooo much. *_* <3 This picture especially.
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Jusyna Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Awesome!!!!!
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imajinasi656 Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
amazing picture
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JoostvanD Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic picture!
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Jassy2012 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
fantastic shot !! :love:
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Sabinzart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like coming from a dream ! Awesome work ! 8-)
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paulbre1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
The clarity of this scene is amazing, so many colours. So much to see in one photo, for me the grass makes it, nature, its like nothing else on earth.
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CyberWalkyre Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so beautiful :love:
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kayprice Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
I love your work, I especially love that your a BCer cause thats where I am from! Its the most gorgeous place on earth as you have shown
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Ullyssess Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Terrific!
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luisgerardocar9 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wonderful
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful - and breathtaking - the colors are so stunning!
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ZuhaLoveMusic Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
oooh ^_^
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:omfg:
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ivoturk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great photo!
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Rohit95 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Incredible :love:
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LordPlegeus Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Потрясающе!!! XD
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BeatrizBelbut Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Stunning!
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AdinaCh Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :heart:
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kathrinholzreiter Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This photographs (all of them) are quite good. Their colours are just special and in my opinion just fascinating. Good on you!
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fashiondiva31 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sooooooo beautiful!!! :iconamazedplz:
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JulienKraakman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot.
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NIKON D90
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11 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 18, 2011, 8:12:02 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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