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A New Start by kkart A New Start by kkart
To really get the feel of this shot with how the color glows with it's luminosity, please see it on my website against a darker neutral background [link]

Photo Thoughts---There is something to be said about clarity when it comes to photography and photographing a scene. It is hard to describe but when couple with good contrast, it has the ability to really bring a shot forward to the viewer. When I photographed this scene I was really hoping it would come out. I tinkered a lot with the exposure and photographed several different frames in order to get one which I really was happy with. I was happy with all of them but I wanted one which absolutely just nailed it. Coupled with the light fleeting and changing each and every second, each one of the shots I took has a different look & feel about it. I have actually debated about maybe doing a triptych of a few exposures showing this same scene over a couple minutes difference, we'll see. Anyways, that reflection got me bad. Really bad. I was over the moon about it along with that rock in the foreground which contained water in it. There was just something about it. Add in the sound of the Elk bugling across the shore and you have a scene which I will never forget. Welcome to where blue hour meets golden hour along the shores of Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado on a Fall morning I will always look back and smile upon.
---John

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:iconjdrephotography:
jdrephotography Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
holy moly dude. this is amazing!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
hey thanks
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:iconjdrephotography:
jdrephotography Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  New member Hobbyist Photographer
hey you're welcome !
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DarkriseDivine Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OH.MY.GOSH.!!! *is completely speechless* just WOW!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
thank you
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DarkriseDivine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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BlueWolfOnProzac Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
You take the most beautiful pictures I've seen !
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Photographer
well thank you!
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PurpleMoonValley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
Beautiful picture. :)
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theeVAMPIREqueen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The colours in this remind me of a cousin who passed away in her sleep when she was 20 years old.
Pink was her favorite colour, and every sunset I see makes me think of her.
Indescribably beautiful!Flower Bullet (Pink) - F2U! 
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1Eres Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Colors from another planet :)
Fantastic shot!!
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Hitomii Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work John, I can't believe I had missed this piece! Wonderful focus and composition, it's such a moody image I love it!
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very trippy colours. :winner:
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:iconshadee:
shadee Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just ridiculously beautiful.
Amazing capture! :)
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zoomzoom Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I miss co... thanks for sharing.
p.s. how did u get the purple to come in this strong? filter on in post production?
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Meeshellz41 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Wow! So beautiful! :)
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Jakara92 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Colors :wow:
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:iconmikiwe:
Mikiwe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
wow!
great colors!
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:iconmorpho66:
Morpho66 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OMG it is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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EnchantBlossom Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
OMG, so beautiful! <333
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photographybymia Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
I wish I could buy this print! It's beautiful!
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:iconiampreciousinhissite:
This is stunning!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
:D thanks!
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:iconiampreciousinhissite:
your welcome
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:iconwildsidesky:
WildsideSky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Photographer
beautiful work.
i always see your stuff, and I can't wait to move out to the rockies and get outta denver - i hope I can eventually take the quality of nature shots you do. I just simply can't wait.
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Linnunlento Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wery beautiful colours!
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JotVelZet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
I featured Your pictures here [link]
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longrider1952 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, beautiful, wonderful Estes Park!! Your picture makes me homesick...
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:iconrmbrand:
RMBrand Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Talk about a sky on fire. This image is absolutely gorgeous.
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Nahemii Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I love that colours... *-*
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, stunning!
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1poz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
i like light and mood. great. cong
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MemoryShot Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconleucareth:
Leucareth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning shot :D
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little-spacey Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
featured in my latest journal :)
please :+favlove: the article to get your work more exposure
:peace:
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Overconfused Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
A million words come to mind to describle how awesome this is but none of them do it justice. Well done!
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ninimo21 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Photographer
AMAZING SHOT
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John-Peter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What camera/lens do you used here? Nice shot :clap:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
I use a Sony A550 and this was shot with a Minolta 18-200mm lens. Remember though, gear is only gear and is akin to the artists paintbrush; anyone could get this shot if they know how to expose correctly and understand the basics.
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psychogizmo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god, that is absolutely amazing. Look at those colors. Holy wow.
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Danvanbilderbeek Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Kkart, this is the most beautiful photograph I've ever seen in my entire life. I want to be as good as you some day.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
well what a wonderful thing to say, thank you :)
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:iconsammacha:
sammacha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing palette of colors you were able to capture, and so well too.
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simonebyrne Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   Photographer
Absolute magic image John!! :+fav:
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TheArtIKnow Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture, the colours are really well balanced.
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KromerX Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Colors are magnificent!
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Katsnake Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely breathtaking! And to have Elk bugling nearby as you were shooting? That had to be thrilling. It's been a while since I've heard the bugle of an Elk in the fall. (except on TV, which is no where near the same thing. Not even close.)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous capture! :love:
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JoostvanD Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
Also thanks for the fav
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cschoeps Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Breathtaking colors!
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