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Kiss of Light by hougaard Kiss of Light by hougaard
The sun peeks through the clouds over the Southern Drakensberge to give the landscape a final kiss of light before nightfall

5D II
16-35mm II

Read more about my trip to the mountains on my blog at [link]
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:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The lighting is beautiful and I love the spokes on the sun :love:
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Freesty1e Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Blows me away how awesome this is
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novelhill Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
gorgeous. i quite enjoyed your tutorial on this picture as well. Thanks for the pointers :)
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gordonrae Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
An absoluetly brilliant piece of work here, love how you managed to get the image so well lit all over and you caught the sun an exactly the right moment :clap:

Well done :+fav:
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juanfox94 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Student Photographer
Beautiful
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Tuesdaysangel Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:love: Your lovely photograph is featured here: [link]
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bada Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Impressive photo!
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kunoichiXvampire Featured By Owner May 3, 2010   Photographer
Featured here: [link]
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SorenWrang Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Featured in "Best of Photography - NATURE - April 2010": [link]

Congratulations =) !
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Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Man i like this loads well done
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Amazing capture..beautiful colors
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ritagirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
Ohhhhhh....I want to be there.......^^
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The view is amazing, the light is incredible, but the composition needs quite a bit of work in my opinion. It's hard not to fav this just because it is so beaautiful in other areas, but really I think the foreground would benefit from a reshuffle.

Alex
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
I agree 100% man. I hadn't prepared properly and thus the disappointing comp. I tried to improve it, but I couldn't get back anymore because I already had my back against the rock wall. Next time :)
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Spaceguy115 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010   Photographer
Amazing!
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dwth Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on <a [link]">Thumbs of the Week 118th</a>.:wave:
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Karloftus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Very good work. Im trying to remember if it was you or alex who did a write up about how to do the blend tecnique using the thumb?
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
probably Alex....
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
Lovely shot mate, the light in the foreground is awesome
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battlewolf160 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
This is absolutely gorgeous! Great job! =)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
That sunstar is to die for. I have been borrowing a 16-35 mk1 but havent even gotten any stars with it...just nuts here. Lovely light and comp and blend

aF
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hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Thanks Aaron :)
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Lupo-10 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Wonderful!
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:iconarchann:
archanN Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
stunnning
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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digital-artist3000 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student Artist
awesome.
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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:iconhydrorg:
Hydrorg Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice view =D
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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:iconviolin-poet:
Violin-poet Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot. Perfect post card picture.
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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kiki-lee7122 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Student Writer
*speechless* :wow:
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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kiki-lee7122 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Writer
you're very welcome :)
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MJFOTO Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Gorgeous!LIke to find that moment in life!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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ChiTheDesigner Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Wow.
How.

This is really nice.
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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shadowpuppet7186 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing pictures :) love the sun look.
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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Doomsday-XXIII Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is Stunning! The colours are amazing! Well done!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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:iconalban-expressed:
alban-expressed Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Very cool. :-)
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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Blakannan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
Nice job Houggard =D Just a quick question, how exactly do you do the sun stars like that??? Thanks man!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
it's a specific to the lens design...Canon's 16-35mm probably has the best star of all the 35mm UWA lenses of today
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Blakannan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
Ahhhh I gotcha... Thanks man =)
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KeroOx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
What a light ! It's majestic, congrats ! :clap:
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010
thank you:)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Drew said it, you get these sunstars amazing every time :lol:

Lovely light in the foreground, great technique that I've tried a fair bit myself with the finger in front of the sun. :+fav:
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