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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D300
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1/2 second
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F/16.0
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70 mm
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100
Date Taken
Dec 18, 2009, 3:15:17 PM
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Alone by Neutron2K Alone by Neutron2K
Somthing a bit different for me. A simplistic / minimilistic scene. Wish the cloud was a bit further left but can't have it all.

Somewhere near Petersfield, UK.
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Tuesdaysangel Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:blowkiss: Your stunning picture has been featured here: [link]
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la-vie-de-mo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student Photographer
beautiful!
the snow looks like brushstrokes
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dwth Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 101st/102nd.:wave:
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Andyw01 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
Sometimes simplicity is all it needs....:)
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MomoYoshiko Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
It's cool the way the cloud and the tree are sweeping in the same direction. I like this photo a lot =J

~M
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AquilaChrysaetos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Student General Artist
Very cool.

Could always Photoshop it! lol
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
i could but that would be defeating the purpose of nature photography :)
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AquilaChrysaetos Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student General Artist
I guess it would.

I suppose it depends on what your definition of nature photography is. Though I probably wouldn't manipulate it myself.
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
to me nature (and indeed photography) is getting everything right 'in camera' as much as possible. The only post processing I do is curves / levels adjustments the occasional blend (from braketed shots when shooting into the sun) and thats about it :) Having the scene as it was, how you saw it etc
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AquilaChrysaetos Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Student General Artist
I agree. I try to do as much as I can 'in camera' not only because it is more skillful, but because you tend to get a better image... yeah Photoshop helps, but there's nothing as satisfying as getting a beautiful image without any artificial assistance. :)

Though I have to admit, if I can really enhance my photo (even something simple like whitening teeth for portraits) I will.
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
yeah portraiture I have no problem with modifying because its less skilled anyway. Light is already artificial in a studio environment and everything is staged so I have no problems with heavy manipulation on portrait work. (i'm not a people photographer myself. rather photograph the natural world rather than the dispicable species hell bent on wiping it all out lol).
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AquilaChrysaetos Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student General Artist
lol I know what you mean, nature is much more fun to shoot, but I don't think portraiture is as easy as you think, especially if you want to do a really great job - on a budget... those lights that make it look so great cost a lot of money; they also take skill to position.

I think nature photography is a lot more fun, and more physically difficult as well as requiring some luck. I'm sure experience also pays off. :)
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Not to start a debate here or anything and I hope I don't sound arrogant or big headed etc as thats really not my intent here so apologies up front if I do :))

Studio portrait photography (the actual making of the photos) is as easy I think for the following reasons:

Altough studio gear can be expensive for top end stuff, you can always rent a studio a lot cheaper than buying your own rig. If you do want a rig on a buget, flash strobes can be picked up fairly cheap for studio work and as for diffusers, an old sheet is an extremely cheap alternative to actually buy diffuser discs and umbrellas. They can also be used for backgrounds rather than forking over hundreds for a stupid backing board lol. Within a studio environment you can improvise for virtually everything and still obtain a professional photo, but out in the wild its just you, your glass and natural light :)

Also in a studio environment a single 50mm f1.8 lens is usually the most you'll use (depending on style of shot) as you have the ability to move around your subject freely. You don't need the wide range of focal lengths that nature photography uses etc. There is some skill involved in studio work obviously but for the most part thats down to the model and how natural they can look and the skills of the person who are dressing them (or undressing in some instances lol). I know a few people who have done studio work and every single one of them has said theres little skill involved in actually taking the photos compared to wildlife and landscape work etc.

Also (as already mentioned) in most instances post processing takes over the bulk of the work for making skin look softer and removing blemishes and things like that etc.
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Pyratn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Weather not always work for you as well?

Nice composition otherwise! Nice to see a minimalistic pic :)
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Jazzhead Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Cool shot
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Sensimilliaa Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
neat focus! :-)
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually think the cloud looks okay :) Great shot
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Dig it. Maybe darken the sky a bit? And good call on the cloud. Still wonderful exercise here.

aF
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Dexack Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome man/girl or whatever! R eally nice. To bad you can see a small cloud in the sky, but what could you do about it?
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
yeah I wanted the cloud in the frame but on the first third of the shot. could of cloned it out but this is a bit different for me. Its actually going in scraps in a minute as my theory has been proven.

DA only likes coastal / sunset / sunrise shots with colours and anything deviating from that results in lack of interest! lol.
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Girolamo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
who cares what deviantart likes, if you like it, keep it! i like it...

It might be an illusion, but is the horizon straight or slightly slanted?
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Neutron2K Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
yeah what I like stays on d.a lol.

horizon is ever so slightly off. Been meaning to fix it since I took it (only noticed it when uploaded to d.a). I'll get around to it at some point lol.
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Girolamo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
haha nice
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Dexack Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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gee231205 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like how simple the compostion of this is :) looks very beautiful.
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matt-wltr Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: this one =)
simple, but beautiful.
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