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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
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Aug 12, 2008, 6:10:44 PM
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Heaven by hougaard Heaven by hougaard
This is a panorama of 2 shots. It had to be square crop due to limits of the composition in the area, and cropping one shot didn't give me the angle I wanted. The sky was amazing and I wanted to show a lot of sky and a lot of the grass, while not shooting from a too low angle because then the lit fringes of the grass would get too 'flat' in the photo if you know what I mean....The lower you shoot, the more immediate foreground you get and less of the more distant foreground.

I blended 3 different exposures in each photo, one for the grass, one for the highlight around the sun and the last for the darker part of the sky. Except for the blended exposures, not much processing. The color on the RAW images was already amazing.

Western Cape, South Africa
Sigma 10-20mm
Lee 0.9 hard grad

I know the lighting looks surreal, I know the grad line is visible. If you have advice on improving it, feel free to shoot.

I honestly don't want a comment on rule of thirds, I always compose 3rds where it works the best, if it doesn't then I won't. Respect the artist's opinion and skill on the composition of his art. It's really irritating and infuriating if you went to a mountain of effort and you produced, to the best of your abilities, what you consider to be one of your best images, and everyone just bitches and moans about things like rule of 3rds. It should actually be the 'handy tip of 3rds', it's not a rule, some people consider it a law punishable by death if betrayed.

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Ssj4CrisisX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   Interface Designer
thats one beautiful picture!
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Beautiful!
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flanggan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
heaven it is...with your eyes and creativity, highlighting/blending/cropping is an instrument towards VISION! great!
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indianagem25 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Wondrous!
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hougaard Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Thank you:)
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Leeloominai08 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
absolutely awesome!!!
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Poetic-Aesthetic Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Landscapes are not usually my thing but I love this. :heart:
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Schroe03 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Featured in [link] - COLOR :gallery:
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xp-karan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student Photographer
Cool
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aQayed Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats about the most beautiful colors ive seen with a very nice landscape. I love it.
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