Calming light before dusk
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mwalrod
Registered: Sep 21, 2005
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Great image, Fred. Really like the composition and drama with the clouds and shadows.

Mark



nikon65
Registered: Feb 11, 2011
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Beautiful shot Fred !



Henga
Registered: Mar 08, 2012
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This is really great. Actually, this is one of the best shots I've seen from this location. Lots of drama and the light is just perfect.

Arnaud



treebeard
Registered: Sep 21, 2006
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Very dramatic image. Wonderfully done.



scottinash
Registered: Jul 10, 2009
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What an awesome image that captures so many interesting elements; love the 3D effect!
Scott



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Fred- Kudos!
From my point of view, Zabriskie Point is a picture-making paradox.
On the one hand, it's hard to take a bad picture. But it's even harder to make a really good picture.
You've managed to make an exceptionally good picture.
The sky was good that afternoon- as was the light.
You incorporated them into a terrific composition and exposure, and topped it all off with some very fine processing.
This is one of the best images from Zabriskie Point that I've seen. I dearly wish I'd taken a photograph that good from there.
Charlie



Blue Sky
Registered: May 13, 2010
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A great shot indeed! I also see a wonderful/stunning image hiding in the same frame (i.e. ridges lit up with sunlight in the lower half of the image). A tighter crop might not be a bad experiment.

Regards, Blue



Jonathan Huynh
Registered: May 01, 2003
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Super shot.



thw2
Registered: Dec 27, 2004
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Peaceful and subdued. I love it!



bktools
Registered: Mar 23, 2002
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Great patterns, light, colors and tones, Fred. A fitting farewell.

Bob



uintaangler
Registered: Feb 13, 2009
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Lovely image Fred
The perfect parting shot

Bob



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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JimFox wrote:
Hey Fred,

Wow! What a great parting shot. I love the dappled light on those ridges. Combining the dappled light with the stripes of color really makes for a shot that feels 3D. A great feeling of depth here. Great job here.

Jim


Thanks Jim!
The sky was overcast that afternoon but I gave it a shot. I only took a couple frames as the light made its way and was ready for it.


rhee wrote:
I love the composition.
The light angle, clouds, and the rock ridges... they go together so well.
It is very sweet and pleasing.
Another wonderful shot!
-Kee


Hi Kee,
I was not expecting this light. Thanks for your comment.
It was a lucky shot. For a quick moment, the light passed through and it was all I was hoping for.

All the best,
Fred



Al B
Registered: Jan 17, 2004
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Wonderfully composed and gorgeous lighting makes this a stand-out.

Al B



gdanmitchell
Registered: Jun 28, 2009
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I'm often surprised that more people don't try to shoot here at times other than the familiar first-light hour. The beautiful side light on the foreground formations reinforces that thought.

Dan



Jeffrey
Registered: Nov 12, 2002
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Hi Fred,

Excellent work of a fleeting opportunity. A bit of luck for you as well. As our friend Don Hall has so astutely observed, "Chance favors the prepared".

I love it!



briangg
Registered: Feb 27, 2008
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That just pops off of the screen. That is really cool. Very nice.

Brian



marty bober
Registered: Jul 03, 2007
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Nice color balance, the sky and foreground complement each other....great shot.....



Chaz
Registered: Mar 20, 2004
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++1 What others have said! Beautiful.

When using the 90 here did you have to apply much tilt?



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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gdanmitchell wrote:
I'm often surprised that more people don't try to shoot here at times other than the familiar first-light hour. The beautiful side light on the foreground formations reinforces that thought.

Dan


True Dan. I've been there at sunrise as well, but the shadows and textures created by the last afternoon light are different, making this time of day worth a visit.
Fred



Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
Total Posts: 17673
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Jeffrey wrote:
Hi Fred,
Excellent work of a fleeting opportunity. A bit of luck for you as well. As our friend Don Hall has so astutely observed, "Chance favors the prepared".

I love it!


Love it Jeffrey!

Best,
Fred



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