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April 14, 2003
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Pacific Ocean by foureyes Pacific Ocean by foureyes
This photo was taken at a lookout onto the 'Pacific Ocean' in the Highlands of Central America,....located 3200 ft. above the sea level.
I used fuji film 800 ASA,...which gave me a 'grainy background',.... 'Buildingclimber'[link] recently shared with me a program which has a feature that eliminates grain,...I created several layers and eliminated the grain in the Sky, clouds and the water, ...but also gave the background a 'soft-focus' effect that I like alot.
A 300 mm lens was used, along with D-FL/polarizing filters to warm up the colors and eliminate the haze.
So,...did I manip ??....yes !
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Thebuild Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Exceptional work, though for me the things that really makes this piece is the silhouettes of the people against the sunset, it also works well in giving an idea of the scale of the piece too.
AlliePieGal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2003
Beautiful, simply beautiful.
nsfbr Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2003
Great texture and colors. I can't believe you used 800 film. Must be some pretty cool program to get it that perfect.
rerighthand Featured By Owner May 6, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
they look like little lemmings about to plunge off!
ttimo Featured By Owner May 2, 2003   Photographer
Very magnificient looking piece, I can almost feel the huge size. The black and detailed silhoutte is amazing but I think the background is too blurry - it makes it look like there are just two layered instead of the feel of great distance. Well, I still like this shot very much, it's so beautiful ^^
nemmy Featured By Owner May 1, 2003
omg at this!!! the silhouetting of those figures is amazing. and on the edge of the mountain like that!! i think this is my favourite piece of your recent work. you always seem to create that aspect of surrealism. this looks to me like a scene from a movie...slaves working on the edge of an open mine shaft. this is fantastic work

melvinkobe Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2003
Entrancing... This is the kind of photograph i can just *stare* at for a full minute.

There's lots of reasons why i like this particular piece so much. Let me sum up a few of them. The near absence of colours works marvellously here, and the few tones foureyes provides us with, are enough to tie the whole scene together. I also like the way the photograph is divided, almost half of the space taken up by black colour & silhouettes, and they're razor-sharp. The other half, containing the coloured part of the piece, is blurry but at the same time allows us to put the whole scene into perspective, granting the scene an immense feeling of depth. I'm not surprised by foureyes' choice of format here, he obviously thought this over very carefully :D (Big Grin)

Of course, that's just the technical part. i'm not going to comment on the emotional impact of this photograph. Just look at it, and it will move you...

How come i missed this one earlier? ;-) (Wink)

Great job, give us more! +favlove


kakskiv Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2003   Photographer
H HA HA, im not sure why but this is a funny picture!

but is it serious? not manipulated? and what are they doing? are they digging?

this cant be with long exposure? how could you then capture the people without getting movement? Good shot man.

changeling316 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003
great photo. love the detail in the silhouettes, the soft background helps emphasize that while providing some nice color.
jvann Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2003
love this, black and sky is so nice... btw, what was that program?
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