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Simonsberg by hougaard Simonsberg by hougaard
A lot of you will remember this shot. The HDR version that I submitted like forever ago had a DD, but an argument with mr hdr led to me deleting it.

panorama of 4 shots, each blended from 2 shots.

400D,18-55m, hoya cpl

SImonsberg, South Africa

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parallel-pam Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011   Photographer
went to school and university in Stellenbosch...great picture
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GreatSimple Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
God Almighty !! very beautiful !!
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
this photo has been featured in my journal "FREE TRAVEL THROUGH THE LAND" thank you for lending your art to this project

:iconogiedomane: luca
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belfouf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
wow
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hhryah Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
It looks like somewhere from a Hayao Miyazaki film! This shot manages to has such a sense of action and beauty, with great clarity and composition.
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Myselfsama Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I still have the HQ version you posted up :D Had it as my desktop background for a long time lol.
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this shot in my mountains-collection![link]
I hope you agreed!:wave:
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
I'm not bashing HDR, but this one's much better. :nod:




okay, I am bashing HDR... :giggle:
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
lol I'll buy you a beer for bashing HDR
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
:ahoy:
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keisakura Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
what argument?! i loved the old one, i was actually looking it in your gallery, that was the very piece that inspired me to go into HDR style images...
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NJSabo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Nice work man! I really like the colors!
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looki85 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009   Photographer
This has been featured in my journal! [link] :boogie:
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Furiousxr Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Amazing shot again , I much prefer this over the HDR version , find HDR is way over done here on DA .
Would love to see it reshot with your mark II the detail would be insane . If im ever over that way deffinatly would like to photography this spot my self .
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hougaard Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
It's actually quite sad because this is an amazing view ( as you can see ), but the surroundings of the mountain is some of the most expensive wineland property in the world. 600 hectares of it just sold for $160mil u.s . There's no access to the farmlands and this spot is the only safe place to pull off from a 4 lane mountain pass.

And fuck yes, HDR is extremely overdone, but a certain major and influential deviant encourages it.
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CathleenParagon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Why should you have had to delete it?
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XaviKid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Amazing photo!!! Great work my friend. :highfive:
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elianyse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
This is absolutely gorgeous. I love the greens. And I have to agree with what Gilgond said. This is better than any HDR photo because it shows how natural it is.
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dwth Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Student Artist
This photo have been featured on Thumbs of the Week 58th .:wave:
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
That my friend is a majestic view. Such a devine apperance by the mountain itself with the perspective shot at added by the little populated foothills.
Also the clouds gives the extra enhancements to make this a very strong and beautiful composition.

VERY good shot, one of my personal favourites!

/rob
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TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This shot is brilliant
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vir0x Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
very beautiful :D
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borysgodunoff Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
your photo's in the news! [link]
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cjbroom Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
WOWOWOWOWOW... I don't even think I've ever seen anything like that with my own eyes... let alone been with a camera so I could capture it... Who's Mr. HDR??
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edgyqueen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Holy crap! This is BREATHTAKING! :clap:
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DimitriVetra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Photographer
I still love this shot, I never realized you deleted the old one tho. HDR is fine as long as you use it right, and you most definitely are.
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redg7b Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
good work!
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LDFranklin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
This is incredible! It reminds me of a volcano... like the clouds are the smoke and lava.
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switch-sgfx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Very nicely done. :+fav:
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Flamenkrieger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
home sweet home, Amazing pic
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justeline Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Photographer
it's so unfair... Why is it that the best shots leave you so dumb with owe that you can't think of a single thing to say? :ohmygod:
:clap:
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TheOneTrueChewy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Student General Artist
this is why i'll never leave my country :)
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TTM77 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot.
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El-Frencho Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Wow! How did you get the amazing tones and color?

And did you take the panorama in quarters?
Like 2x2?
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, beautiful.
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Adriaan-DeJongh Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Student
Let Johnny talk, his landscape photography isn't exactly as good as yours :D
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful colours
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mutrus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Very nice shot :clap:
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Great work! Would like to know how you blend your shots.
I've got my method but I'm not sure if it's the best one..

have a nice week!
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
so many different methods...I'm still learning:)
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
same with me :)
are you familiar with fred miranda's method?
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:iconhougaard:
hougaard Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
nope?
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:iconpictureelement:
PictureElement Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009   Photographer
Have a look!

[link]
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
in my opinion that is not a good method. It is far too automatic and produces results similar to HDR
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PictureElement Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009   Photographer
i'm not really sure about it too. if the exposures differ more than 1 EV there remain halos around dark objects..I recently found another method but i'm not quite sure about yet..
have you got a better one?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yes do it by hand with layer masks. I did start writing a tutorial on the subject, but I think instead I may well do a video
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teddsta Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
Beautiful place..
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bsedgely Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
ah... I miss the cape...
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Funtoon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Artist
An Amazing shot ..:)
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Crazywulf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
stunning
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