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James Clark

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Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« on: February 06, 2013, 02:50:08 PM »

Just pulled onto the shoulder of the highway on the way to work in Austin, Tx this morning and shot this out of the window.  A good reminder to keep a camera with me whenever possible...

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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 03:14:55 PM »

Lovely pastel tonalities. Piece and calm. Lots of negative space. All in all - positive :)

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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 04:48:19 PM »

As beautiful as this image is, it is one of the main reasons I don't carry a camera with me at all times. I'd NEVER get to work!! ;D

Really nice shot!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 08:52:03 PM »

No need to apologize for how "easy" it was to capture this wonderful image from the side of the road! It's the result that counts.
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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 11:23:00 PM »

Who was it said "There are no good photographs more than 100 meters from the highway" ?  Wasn't it Michael?
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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013, 03:55:17 AM »

Works well for me, I like to stare into this distance.

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 04:51:52 AM »

+1 to all of the above…

Subtle colors and tonalities. Also like the layering of the ground vs the layering of the clouds. Well, maybe I'd be tempted to increase the contrast slightly in the top part to balance the layering, though not sure if that fits the overall "mood/feel" of the image.
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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 04:58:56 AM »

Works well for me, I like to stare into this distance.

I agree 100%… Lazy or not, it's a really beautiful image.
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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 10:26:56 AM »

Thanks everyone! OPGR - I thought the same, but when I tried it the top came to dominate the image and take away from the overall feel.(as you suspected it might).   If I print this, I may try an "in between" approach and bring in just a bit more contrast or texture up top.  Thanks for the insight :)
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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 12:29:19 PM »

Just throwing something out here...

What if you PS'd out the cell towers at the horizon?

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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2013, 03:05:44 PM »

Just throwing something out here...

What if you PS'd out the cell towers at the horizon?



So here's the thing.  I already DID get rid of some more prominent towers on the far right, but I left the much more subtle towers in the middle-left distance.  I felt that the ones on the right were absolutely incongruent with the image, so I felt I *had* to remove them.  The ones that remain, I felt did not sufficiently undermine the image as a whole and so I left them in the name of the "truthfulness" of the scene.  Is it completely weird that I would feel that way despite having no problem taking out other, more prominent towers?
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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 03:29:57 PM »

Maybe, as Doc Holliday said: "My hypocrisy only goes so far." :D
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Re: Lazy landscape. Just a little shot from the side of the road.
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 04:44:22 PM »

Maybe, as Doc Holliday said: "My hypocrisy only goes so far." :D

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