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Golden Canyon by welder Golden Canyon by welder
If you haven't guessed from the title ( ;) ) this is Golden Canyon in Death Valley National Park. Shot on a hazy late afternoon in November, three shots stitched together.
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Kilraq Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
What first captures me here is the patterns that the dunes and hills make. Its a repitition yet, different. It holds the viewer and refuses to let go.

Secondly, as asjachyld put it, the textures of the mounds are wonderful, you want to reach out and touch it. For some reason I am reminded on a velvet piece of cloth, casually laid out.

Third that caught my eye was the small horiztonal extension in the center of the image. Looks like a walkpath, but reguardless, it adds a nice compositional element of a leading line to photomosaic without calling out too much attention to itself.

What I do not like is the hazy background, but its overall cyan color is much more cooler and doesn't hold the eye as long, letting the eyes go back to the midground and its wonderful hills.

Finally, just want to say wonderful job on the stiching together. I looked for a good while to try and find an error, but I could not.

Did see ONE thing though. On the bottom left corner, second hill over you can see the reside of a lens flare. Not sure if you caught that or not.
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zoharb Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005   Photographer
looks so unreal
you've really done an amazing job at capturing the atmosphere of the location
good work ;)
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FurbyWithESP Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
Whoa, this is beautiful. I cant tell where the first couple shots are stitched together, even the shadows are complex enough to hide where you blended them. I'm guessing it was at the first dark mountain on the right to the second row down of craggy rocks on the left where you cut. Just a guess, but that's where I'd think they were cut.
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Sonneillon- Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
oh my god that is beautiful.
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equuleus Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2004
Great shot(s), nicely composed and brillantly stitched together..
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m0nni Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004  Professional Photographer
The view is nicely divided by colors to fore and backround. Beauitufl scene. I wish to see places like this one someday too :nod:
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paulreid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004
Oozing with texture, this could be another planet! :santa:
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MeatWagon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004   Photographer
captures the textures so very nicely.
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WhiteMerovingian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
beautilfull :star::star::star::star::star:
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Greippi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
Your photo does justice for these interesting geological formations. :)
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:iconflashtek:
flashtek Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
I can only dream of this place and only with you that I am almost there.
Nice capture of the valley... just plain awesome, man.
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5yearcheddar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004
This is absolutely gorgeous. :)
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:iconbwglitch:
bwglitch Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004   Photographer
Beautiful stiching.
Wonderfully shot, though maybe a plorizing filter would have helped a bit witht the background.
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scab-lab Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004   Photographer
Youve really got the panos down nicely. :thumbsup: What gorgeous scenery.
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:iconrain1man:
rain1man Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
Amazing 3d effect and lovely exposure :)
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saintminion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
this is amazing :O
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:iconkrush:
krush Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
lovely landscape bro,
the shadows makes it great !!
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:iconalfa:
alfa Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
It's GREAT!!!
:clap:---:+fav:
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:iconvxt:
vxt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Very Ansel-ish tones. Open shadows and what not.
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:iconrwirtz:
rwirtz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
Ah, I remember this well ... such good memories :-)
Beautiful picture, wonderful depth and great sense of vastness.
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:iconbada:
bada Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
Beautiful shot. The light and curves in these mountains are fantastic!

Bravo! :clap: :clap:
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:iconphyzer:
phyzer Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
:wow: omg this is amazing:!:
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CelticBeauty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
So amazing and vast! :jawdrop: Beautiful colors captured...Was this is California? It looks like relatively near to where I am :nod:
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Dyingslave Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Wow, that looks so amazing...

For some reason, the texture of the mountains in the foreground make them look like they're covered with fabric, to me... :)
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bookdiva Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Nice capture of tones and light, and the lines and shadows are beautiful, accentuating the hills of the Valley...lovely work on this.

Are you making your way south, or was this just a short trip?
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welder Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2004
It was just a short trip...spent a couple of nights in Death Valley. :)
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mrsax23 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   Photographer
beautiful!!! great work!
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asjachyld Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Excellent shot...I love the varying colors in the foreground and in the distance along with the sundry textures. A very complete feeling composition as well. Even more kudos for the seamless piecing of the photos :)
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geof Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Great shot. Love the peaks of the little hills.
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joaninhah Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Good!
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dempski Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
very impressive image. youve captured the terrain quite nicely. excellent job.
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weezintrumpeteer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   Photographer
The shapes and the textures are great!
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LordTarquin Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Beautiful.. its cool how you put them all together and it still looks natural. This is a beautiful photograph!
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darb Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
nice...looks like another world...i've been wanting to visit this park for so long...thanks for the peek inside.
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hsupertiger Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
beautiful gradations of tone in the stone in the foreground--i love how at least one part of your photos is always so clean and sharp. and then the contrast with the hazy bluish hills in the distance...lovely. masterful stitching, never anything less than perfect. :)
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unatine Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
incredible foto!!
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schmbrln Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   Photographer
thats such a great photo... very clean and lightly... i love the colors, just sets a really positive mood... the detail on the mountains are great... very nice job welder.
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Kasaii Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
how you got a family in Poland? 0_0
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:iconwillowy:
willowy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Beautiful capture!
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:icons0ngbird:
s0ngbird Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
beautiful view
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:iconblumley:
blumley Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Very, very beautiful. My parents are going to Death Valley this summer and I'm so jealous that I'm not going. Gorgeous.
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:iconthimy:
Thimy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   Photographer
Very nice shot, graduation of color is very impressive !!
I think it was a wonderfull walk ... :)
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Michel-Lag-Chavarria Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
The clarity and tones are incredibly wonderful...:eyepopping:
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nasht-01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
absolutely breathtaking!!!amazing view!
:+fav:
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stunt Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   Photographer
another awesome view, beautiful depth .. nice one :highfive:
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vickibruce Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
What a stunning view. looks so isolated & quiet up there.

:) great capture
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Darkestnightmare Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004   General Artist
You sew well! What a beautiful shot. You are lucky to be able to go there. It's gorgeous.
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Drummonkey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
good job on the panno :salute:
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dubou4 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
very nice
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WhitePathos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2004
Great photo, great place...
:clap: :clap: :clap:
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