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Congratulations to Matt Anderson for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 13 votes - View Previous Winners


*Edit ( accidentally deleted linked images from a gallery which was used to originally post this post. I re-posted the image which was the favorite from the group )

Faces appear on the side of a sandstone hillside with mountains in the distance. Dramatic light at sunset bathing the landscape in an ominous golden atmosphere. Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA
Selective white balance utilized in processing.






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Apr 01, 2016 at 01:29 PM
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Well this is one hell of a thread. 1,3,5 are just impeccable. Those faces in the rock on 1 are just plain awesome. Reminds me of something I would see in an Indiana Jones film. The hot air ballon makes the photo in 3 with an amazing backdrop to show what looks like liftoff. the way the light is cutting through in 5 is just dreamy. 2 is good but has a hard time matching up to the 3 previously mentioned. 4 I like the action in the sky but the tree farm in the foreground is a big distraction the way the trees are so arranged. I think if you had walked forward to the edge of the farm and just had the grass in the foreground the comp would have been much stronger. Thanks for sharing, this one got my vote for featured.

Charlie



Apr 01, 2016 at 02:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


Absolutely stunning Matt! They are all superb but #1 kept my attention for a looong time. Kinda creepy.


Apr 01, 2016 at 02:30 PM
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I really like #3 and #5. Both are fantastic images.

Boris



Apr 01, 2016 at 03:36 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


Ha-ha! I love the first one. It's like a Valley of Ghouls ...

All are great Matt!



Apr 01, 2016 at 03:43 PM
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Hey Matt,

Great work here, though it may be weeks before my eyeballs recover.

#2 and 5 would be my picks for favorites.

Jim



Apr 01, 2016 at 05:22 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


3 and 5 are really great. All of them are appealing but those 2 are great


Apr 01, 2016 at 05:50 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


The first one kills it! All are really nice.


Apr 01, 2016 at 06:10 PM
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I think you should send the first one to id Software for the cover of the new DOOM game Looks like Hell on Mars. While I don't personally go for this style of photos, I do appreciate the work you put into them. It's candy for the eyes!! My pick would be #3. Good stuff Matt.


Apr 01, 2016 at 06:12 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


Eclectic yet each is very special. Really like #1, that's eerie.

Sasha.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


Jaw-droppers, Matt!

1 and 5 are balls to the wall amazing.

Would love to hear about the gear/settings/processing you employed.

Cheers,

Jeff



Apr 01, 2016 at 07:29 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


Every one is a fine image. VERY nice work.....


Apr 02, 2016 at 03:03 PM
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Holy moley. (Looks at his own camera, throws it into the trash can, takes dog for a long walk).


Apr 02, 2016 at 06:15 PM
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Great shots Matt! Love them all but #1 is spectacular!


Apr 02, 2016 at 07:08 PM
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Stunning shots all. Hard to pick favorites here.


Apr 02, 2016 at 07:48 PM
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Very unique set of images! 1, 2, and 5 for me. Especially the first image!
Keith W.



Apr 03, 2016 at 06:12 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


Wow! #1 looks more like an album cover. Ghoulish yet mesmerizing. If that were mine it would be printed metallic and large!
Love the comp and colors of the hot air balloon.
And your last one of the lighthouse is a classic!
Dave



Apr 03, 2016 at 06:21 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


Super series Matt. Different but inspiring. Thanks for sharing!


Apr 03, 2016 at 08:25 PM
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CheechzeppLn wrote:
Well this is one hell of a thread. 1,3,5 are just impeccable. Those faces in the rock on 1 are just plain awesome. Reminds me of something I would see in an Indiana Jones film. The hot air ballon makes the photo in 3 with an amazing backdrop to show what looks like liftoff. the way the light is cutting through in 5 is just dreamy. 2 is good but has a hard time matching up to the 3 previously mentioned. 4 I like the action in the sky but the tree farm in the foreground is a big distraction
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Thanks Charlie. On #4 I actually did take a series of shots on the edge of the field. The sky had closed up, and the drama was gone. ( Within minutes )



JimFox wrote:
Hey Matt,

Great work here, though it may be weeks before my eyeballs recover.

#2 and 5 would be my picks for favorites.

Jim


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Jim, I apologize for the eye strain my friend.


jord217 wrote:
I think you should send the first one to id Software for the cover of the new DOOM game Looks like Hell on Mars. While I don't personally go for this style of photos, I do appreciate the work you put into them. It's candy for the eyes!! My pick would be #3. Good stuff Matt.


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Thats a great idea ! Actually, it has licensed a bit on Getty Images. Time will tell. Fingers crossed.


beavens wrote:
Jaw-droppers, Matt!

1 and 5 are balls to the wall amazing.

Would love to hear about the gear/settings/processing you employed.

Cheers,

Jeff


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Hi Jeff. 1-4 were taken with a D800E and a 14-24mm. #5 ( Sur Lighthouse) was with a Canon 5D MarkII and I believe a 70-200 IS.
thanks for the nice words.


Desmolicious wrote:
Holy moley. (Looks at his own camera, throws it into the trash can, takes dog for a long walk).


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Des, just gotta put your feet in front of amazing scenery. Thats the trick.

dbehrens wrote:
Wow! #1 looks more like an album cover. Ghoulish yet mesmerizing. If that were mine it would be printed metallic and large!
Love the comp and colors of the hot air balloon.
And your last one of the lighthouse is a classic!
Dave


Hi Dave, actually I sold a fine art print on exactly that. A 45" x 60" printed on a chromira / kodak glossy metallic. It looked stunning!!!



Thanks for taking the time to comment everyone. I appreciate it.



Apr 04, 2016 at 02:04 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Valley of Fire Ghosts


mysh wrote:
3 and 5 are really great. All of them are appealing but those 2 are great


I have to totally agree...
Very well captured!



Apr 04, 2016 at 02:28 PM
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