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Taken about 20 minutes apart...this was the direct sunrise light. Better or not?

Stitch of 2 images.
0.9 soft grad

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:iconlrmhamilton:
LRMHamilton Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful; so peaceful!:)
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:iconhhryah:
hhryah Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
The softness of the colors is just beautiful! I love the pink. It really does remind me of cotton candy (or candy floss).
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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Very peaceful colors and lighting. :)
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kjcreations Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009   Photographer
Both pictures are beautiful. I like the sky in both, but I think the grass is better exposed in this one. Also I like the fading transition from the grass to the sky.Oh, and I like this crop a little more. Nice work.
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dwth Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 74th.:wave:
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:iconrandom101girl:
Random101Girl Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats gorgeous!
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:iconchucknorrris:
ChuckNorrris Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Great colors!
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AndreasResch Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Professional Photographer
Excellent panorama, Hougaard.
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:iconjustin-simpson:
Justin-Simpson Featured By Owner May 27, 2009   Photographer
tough choice, they are both great shots and i agree it comes down to personal choice - which for me is the other one! I feel it has more impact and I like the variance in colour. Nice editing on both too btw
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:iconbeta9:
Beta9 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009   Photographer
beautiful landscape shot!
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:iconmb-photo:
MB-Photo Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
How do you get your long distance images so clear, usually when i shoot a mountain in the distance its kinda blurry. your work is inspirational boet!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Thanks:) I think good glass makes a difference, but good light, always about good light.
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MB-Photo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
is there any shopping you do afterwards to make it so crystal? :)
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:iconwarnaiman:
warnaiman Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
wonderful again and i like this one for grass and detail of shape of tree( maybe this one is bigger then another one) but for sky i love more another one :heart:
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pAnAi5 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
i love the colors! :)
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
i love this pic! great colors! :D
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:iconjoinnovate:
JoInnovate Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I think this one is the better one of both, the light is softer, with the aperture you choose in this one you created a better feeling of a "the" wide wild country. This is sure one great shot. Panorama?
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:icontransfactor:
transfactor Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
nice!
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:iconeye-of-tom:
eye-of-tom Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
cropped or stitched?
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
stitched
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:iconeye-of-tom:
eye-of-tom Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
cheers
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TwistedForeigner Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What I really like about this image is that it is not just a silhouete of a tree lightened by a sunrise. I think that the concept is nice and the technique you have used is also remarkable. You did not overdo it with the mixture of the exposures and that is a plus for this photo.

Also, the composition is quite good, with the tree drawing the eye and keeping it busy while the nice colouring of the sunset keeps the calmness.

What I would suggest you is that you keep some of the details of the tree. This is not a classic silhouete of a landscape since you managed to keep the colour of the grass (which btw is very nicely edited) so if you cared a little more about the tree, it would be just wonderful.

All in all, I think it is still a great piece, one of its kind, and with some changes it can be better :)
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c00kiem0nster Featured By Owner May 27, 2009   Photographer
i prefer this version! compositionwise this just feels a lot more natural to me. the atmosphere is also a little more appealing to me. other than that, both images are stunningly beautiful and i cannot wait to see more! :+fav:
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Saint-Gut-Free Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
although the other one is nice, i get a feeling you're just an observer of the scene. in this image, you're in it, more connected - if this makes any sense to you.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Well, I like them both, but I think I prefer this one.
Like Kirlian said below, the increased light has seperated the silhouette of the tree more, and I really like to see these scenes shot as panos...not sure why, I just think there's something about the balance that really appeals to me. Here, the tracks in the field balance the tree perfectly, and the image is really simple and effective.

So yeah, compositionally, this one wins for me, but as I said, I like them both :-)
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robertvine Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Even though both shots were taken close together I think the both have a different appeal. The first is sharper but darker, this is softer but has more light. If I had to choose one I would prefer the first but crop some of the top of the image off - a more panoramic aspect would suit better.
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davzie Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant, looks exactly like the sort of photo I would take if I could find such nice scenery in the pit-hole that i live in
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sh4rkbi5cuit Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
ek hou baie meer van die sagte kleure en crop van hierdie een
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Welleby Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Woah! This is one of my favorite pictures that youve shot! It reminds me of a movie i saw when i was around 8 years old.
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OrCh1d Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely beautiful shot, i love your photographies :heart:
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mearakallista Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous ♥ ♥
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:iconnetrex:
netrex Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work =)
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pestilence Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
No I like the height you shot it, adds more a free space feeling since it spreads so far! :)
Lovely colors, and lovely exposure mate!
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LittleNezumi Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I think my personal favourite is this one; it's just slightly more dramatic than the other somehow. They are both beautiful however, and the colours are so vibrant.
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R-Desert-Rose Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
i love this shot bravo and i loved the idea of the two images in diffrent timings nice very well done
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
I like this one more! I think the tree's silhouette is more distinct against its background and that makes it better.
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Same thing that Andy was saying, but I do realise now that I was pretty stupid shooting from about 1.2m high. I should have gone much lower
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Great minds think alike I guess lol

Personally I think that with these two shots you were at the right place at the right time with the wrong kind of tree. A tree with a more distinct trunk under the plumy foliage would have been better, but hey this is landscape photography we work we what we have :)
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hougaard Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
yip....I merely dream of those European bell shaped trees
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:iconsquidan:
sQuidan Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I would say that I like the other one better. It was more dramatic with the night and day melting together. Still there is nothing wrong with this one :)
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thanks:) I love the mixed opinions between the 2. Comes down to personal taste hey
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:iconuniversalman:
universalman Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Nice!
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PeteLatham Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
I prefer the other. That's not to say this is a weak image (there's no star to worry about ;)) but just expressing a preference.

Pete
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
Thanks:) I appreciate the opinion
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
Bravo, the stitching is perfect :clap:
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homestar455 Featured By Owner May 27, 2009   Photographer
Idk that I'd say it's better or worse, but it's certainly different, and still pretty good.
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