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DSLR-A550
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May 21, 2010, 9:02:02 AM
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Skies Of Winter Mornings by kkart Skies Of Winter Mornings by kkart
Season represented: Winter

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado....one thing I love to do is use long lenses and shoot landscapes with them. It is amazing what you can see using a 400mm that you would otherwise miss. Often when shooting like this, I work the composition extensively in the camera, trying to frame it exactly as I want, adjusting it accordingly so and often times just panning, looking for something that catches my eye. This was indeed the case with this shot.

Captured on my Sony a550 using a Tamron 200-400mm lens, it is an in camera HDR shot set on +3. Tripod and shutter release cable used.

:bulletred: Please see the shot on my website here how it appears sharpened correctly for web use, not allowing for the DA resizing algorithms [link]

I hope you all like it
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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:iconjanek-sedlar:
Janek-Sedlar Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   Photographer
:clap:
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:iconzootnik:
zootnik Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Very interesting shot...it is amazing how dense the clouds are
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:iconariseandrejoice:
ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow - what an awesome perspective!!!
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:iconhatuibwari:
Hatuibwari Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
Every time I see a post from you in my inbox I know I'm about to suffer from the most delicious bout of Colorado beauty induced nostalgia. I miss the place, but your photos bring it back to me a little piece at a time. Keep it up, you truely capture the pristine beauty of the place. ^.^
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:iconzanasoul:
ZanaSoul Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Hi John, i have featured this beautiful piece here: [link]
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:iconoriginalbossman:
Originalbossman Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Not sure about this one John. Its like the color is all wrong.
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 150th.:wave:
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:iconchocoskyteddy:
chocoskyteddy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
mother eaths new treasure
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:icongoanna-equine:
Goanna-Equine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Featured here: [link]

One might consider the clouds spoiling the view. But the clouds actually help to create a unique composition, and actually help create a sense of depth. not to mention, the clouds are part of the view!
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anjaleck Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! I have to agree the one on your site is better. I can really see a difference in the sharpness.
Hugs,
Anj
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Enchanting! :clap:
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:iconjakespain:
JakeSpain Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Why do you use the DA resize option if the sharpening is so bad?
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
because the image is entered in to the contest and they must be of a certain size that isn't websize, but a minimum of 16501275
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:iconjakespain:
JakeSpain Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I see.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
it sucks but I want that damn camera
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:icontrevorgraham:
TrevorGraham Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome shot :thumbsup:
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:iconglassreflections:
glassreflections Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the fact that this shot isn't the usual landscape shot... It's disrupted by the clouds, which at the same time frames the peak of the mountain.. Wonderful shot.
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:iconvolcomman1:
volcomman1 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
crazy..
crazy photo

yeah, excellent :)

:+devwatch:
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:iconpirateladyinmaine:
pirateladyinmaine Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Lovely!
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:icongradyart:
GradyArt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I really do like this, and the fact that your commentary on your work is always so instructive. It really keeps me, a novice at digital photography, coming back to your gallery.
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:icondanielleminer:
DanielleMiner Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
great shot
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:iconptollemy:
Ptollemy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Stunning.
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:iconleashaahooker:
LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010   Photographer
Beeeee-U-tiful!!! The snow looks like silk! Wonderful capture! :heart:
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:iconinobras:
inObrAS Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Wonderful work! :clap:
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:iconiavas:
Iavas Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and great shot. Good luck in the contest.
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) thanks
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Those colors look unreal mate. :)
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) thanks
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful but...
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
but what?
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
in my opinion the fact that the clouds are so dark is in the disadvantage of the frame.
My opinion John. Don't forget the first word: beautiful ;)
I wish you success! :handshake:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) ahhhh ok
See for me, I could go in to why I like it so much, but it would be to deep, as it deals with color theory and saturation and how luminosity values in light effect depth. Now you just heard the fine artist in me talk lol BUT this sums it up nicely [link]
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
DOF... :)
thanks for the link.
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:iconlushchiller:
LushChiller Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Just amazing pic :heart: :worship:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconflorinalf:
FlorinALF Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Beautiful work :icondirtyboyalf:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) Thanks!
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:iconflorinalf:
FlorinALF Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
My pleasure John :manhug:
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:iconsnaphappy101:
snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
glorious photo!
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:iconmyrddhin:
Myrddhin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome.
I love those colours.
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:iconinvisiblelife:
invisiblelife Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is really interesting. I like how sharply you captured the mountains behind the clouds. Where did the reddish hint of the clouds come from?
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
how beautiful
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
:) Thank you David
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome sir
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Wow! The atmosphere in this is breathtaking!
I love the contrast between the gauzy edges of the clouds and the well defined snow on the peaks and craggy formations on the mountain.
And the color...that one patch of blue coming through in the upper right balances out the composition so well.
Such a glorious winter shot!
You are truly blessed to live in such a beautiful state! :clap:
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you and yes I very much am, I have moved away a few times and have always came back, Colorado is certainly home
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:icondaniel-storm:
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
You're welcome! :)
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
whoa going out in such a weather :D
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:iconkkart:
kkart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
it wasn't to bad when I shot this at all and often times the worst weather makes for the BEST photos! Case in point--- [link]
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:iconseawhisper:
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
it makes good photos, but it makes me dead :D I had to do grocery yesterday, I couldn't warm up for hours! and it's only -15C here :tears:
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