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Forest Of Light by kkart Forest Of Light by kkart
Dawn's first light breaks over the Rockies and the forests below in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Scenes like this make it all worth it's wild getting up at 3:30am to shoot, having no one else really around, and listening to Elk bugle..nothing else like it!

This shot was kind of experimental for me, using both a GND filter along with my cameras ability to shoot HDR in camera. I think I rather like the outcome. I hope you do, too!

John


See more on my website jdebordphoto.com all work copyrighted 2010 John De Bord. Feel free to link to this shot on Facebook, Twitter, etc. I welcome the extra exposure!
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:iconblacktiger7221:
Blacktiger7221 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful <3
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KRHPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
O_o lovely photo, but what's with your EXIF camera info?
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onixannon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
beautiful
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xsamixsalsax Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
You really captured the way the sun makes the hills catch fire at that light - excellent job!
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OpaquelyMysterious Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
words can't express how much i really miss the colorado rockies. you capture it beautifully.
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wolvesarelikedonuts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
Thanks for providing this! :tighthug:
Used here: [link]
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wolvesarelikedonuts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
May I use this for a manipulation? ;)
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:iconmachebollja:
Machebollja Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply Amazing.. :aww:
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MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Now that's an nifty piece of camera. How did you manage to keep the sensor dry? ;)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
lol what? I think you commented on the wrong deviation? lol
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:iconmaciejkarcz:
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, read your exif info, the camera make/model ;)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
lol ya I just saw that! "duh" moment on my part
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:iconfishfoood:
fishfoood Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Beautiful shot!
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:iconjakespain:
JakeSpain Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely shot. I can't help thinking it would be considerably better if you cropped the shadow section of the bottom....
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
hmmmmmm I will have to see how that looks, thanks Jake
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dissimilar0ne Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   Photographer
wow. nice.
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
it's a wonderful look!
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TW-Photo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice!
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Mrodriqez Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
very nice
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
beautiful, BEAUTIFUL light John! Did I mention "beautiful" too? :love:
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dwth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 145th.:wave:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Think the shadows are a bit too recovered in the trees but overall a cool effect...bit much on saturation but could be real...nice shot john!

aF
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks
Saturation is untouched and right outta cam basically, check it [link] you'll see em all! :) Was a helluva morning
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
ah, crazy!
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010   Photographer
Thats really early man:l really paid of though. Gr8 shot!
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I like the warm colors of this photo! :)
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:icontrollek:
trollek Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
nice light
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Really wonderful. :-)
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:iconda-phil:
da-phil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome shot for an starbucks camera :P
no, seriously, i really love the clarity and the patterns in this one! well done john :clap:
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great photo :)
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent shot. Very well done.
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Blindsight67 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Just wow.
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:iconluvtulips:
luvtulips Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Beautiful! Love the Rockies, esp Rocky Mtn Park!
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Johhy55 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
love mountains, so awesome!
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starshine1957 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
another amazing shot
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JustYourYellowBird Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Writer
This was 3 AM? Woah! Haha. But to get great shots, you gotta put in great effort sometimes!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
No I woke up at 3am to get this shot :)
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:iconjustyouryellowbird:
JustYourYellowBird Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Student Writer
Oh, well yeah, still! It's not every day people wake up at 3 AM, well not me personally anyway!
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Gotta do it for the best light possible :)
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:iconjustyouryellowbird:
JustYourYellowBird Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student Writer
Yup! :D
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aixkiraixjisatsu Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is absolutely stunning.
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice one John.
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Purple Mountain Majesties!
I like the outcome a lot!
Such a beautiful shot.
It's a great piece of work! :clap:
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:iconazagh:
Azagh Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   Photographer
wonderful light and colors!
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Some great lighting you got here. The HDR looks very natural, idk if it is because you used the GND filter or not or how many exposures you used during the shot. Either way it turned out great.
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kkart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks Peter, the result of the HDR is that it is done in camera, my camera aligns the exposures and everything, outputting a single file, like you would normally get. It is pretty wild actually
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Ahh so it avoids the hassle of blending in PS and other photo editors. Would be a nice thing to have in every camera haha.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
yeah it does
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Pauldreamer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice light!! congrats!
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Pauldreamer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice light!! congrats!
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