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James Clark

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Ancient Hills
« on: October 05, 2012, 04:40:09 PM »

More from Abiquiu, NM at Ghost Ranch

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Tony Jay

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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 05:04:24 PM »

James, you have captured a very compelling view of the place.

The counterpoints of harsh light and shadow, dry desert and heavy wet clouds, lush green bush but with dead withered bits - marvellous study.
I enjoyed viewing your image immensely and have no doubt that I will actually come back to it because I believe that in this image there is much more to discover (desert frontier - but I did see a dirt road in the valley) and so it goes.

Thought for food - thank you for feeding me.

Tony Jay
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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 06:36:48 AM »

I agree with Tony, this is an exquisite image! The sky is fantastic.
Well done!
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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 07:32:39 AM »

I like it also; now where does that road go?
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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 07:48:46 AM »

I like it also; now where does that road go?

Santa Fe on one end, Colorado on the other... though in all fairness, there are a lot of dirt roads/tracks through that area which meander hither, thither and yon. It's a beautiful place and I love every minute I get to go there.
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Tony Jay

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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 08:07:26 AM »

It's a beautiful place and I love every minute I get to go there...

The absolute key to great photography and it will show in the images!

Regards

Tony Jay
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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2012, 01:21:37 AM »

Like this...yes the sky is the very impressive, but equally for me the superb separation of light and dark zones. The close foreground really draws my eye into the image and through into the hills, you've managed to capture good texture here as well.

Good work, very well done.
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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2012, 02:25:25 AM »

Nicely done!  Thanks for sharing!!

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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2013, 02:50:26 PM »

Just a quick bump to say that I was excited to recently find out that this shot has been selected to be featured in Ghost Ranch's 2014 printed calendar. :)
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Tony Jay

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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2013, 06:06:52 PM »

Congratulations James!

What I originally said of this image still holds true.

Tony Jay
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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2013, 07:33:15 PM »

Congratulations! Nice image.

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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2013, 02:08:10 PM »

Brilliant image! Works really well in Colour...

Would you ever think of converting it to B&W?

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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2013, 04:22:53 PM »

Very beautiful imagery! Pramote
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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2013, 12:26:59 AM »

Thanks for all the kind comments again :)  Martin - I did try the image in B&W.  I thought it had some promise but the luminosity of the green bush and the red/orange dirt is, I guess, actually very close, so the initial conversion lacks much punch in B&W, but I do want to continue to play with it as I think there absolutely could be something there.
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Re: Ancient Hills
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 04:18:25 AM »

Fine photo, where all the elements come together very well.
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