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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?
loth Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Trees that manage to grow on such steep slants always fancinate me. Makes a great siholuette.

+ Fav.
bramer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2003  Professional Digital Artist
wow!!!! the contrast is so great!!!! fantastic work!
mrgulabull Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2003
This is great! I'm not sure why, but those people appear to be soooo tiny. It almost looks like you cut out their silhouettes and stuck them on a background of a sunset, i love it :) (Smile)
mexic0 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003   Photographer
Excelente weeee!!!!!!!! VERY VERY VERY NIIICCCEEE!!! =) (Smile) +fav excelente!! y natural!! esta super buena, deja la pongo de fondo en mi compu esta muy muy buena 100% =) (Smile) BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! NATURAL! eso me importa mucho a mi x q es natural!!!
lunaizar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003   Photographer
I love the silhouettes, this is definitely one of your more calmer photos, it has such a relaxed atmosphere.

The people really finish it off, it makes me wonder what they're doing up there.
fili Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
oh dear.. this is outstanding,
outta this world, breaking rules of gravitation but with excellent colors.
AWESOME capture Clap
pluttrik Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
Really nice with all the silhouettes! Great work.
I think it'd look even better with more sky visible though.
thesushiking Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003  Professional Filmographer
as always, im astounded. this has the same dynamics as thunderstorm though, except the ground is alot more accentuated. i like this style alot
lester Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
beautiful one...nice composition...i like that black contrast of the tress sitting in front of the most beautiful!
rancidlisterine Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
But you know, grain can give you a nive feel. But I still like this. kinda not like a photo. but it is one. and i like that. :) (Smile)
bada Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
Well, you manip this photo... Hum, it's not good at all... ;) (Wink)

Nan, in fact, the sky and the background are nicely done!

And the little people, it seems to me that they're not real...

Great work!
machine-guts Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2003
So incredible Foureyes, so beautiful! XD I love the high contrasts in this one, very well done! Love

maxpower Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
didnt catch this on my devwatch.... this looks great!!! the different directions of all the trees are really interesting-- and yes the sky is so soft... very cool... you ARE the king of sky-- so i expect no less... anyways--- great work.... keep it up :D (Big Grin)
digitalstory Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003  Professional Photographer
Wow this is really cool. I dont know why I like it so much, possibly because to me it shows the innocence of the earth - the people remind me of a tribe and the scenery helps that imagination. Nice work +fav ;) (Wink)
retrovertigo003 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
amazing photo.....your work is always so huge and atmospheric Spin
scotto Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003   Photographer
Loads of Lemmings on the hill! Fantastic! :D (Big Grin)
bmuda Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
i really like the silhoutte
it is a mixture of landscape and texture art
creative idea with this one

i dont really mind about the manip, the most important thing is you come up with a brilliant photo
pablofraken Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
Makes me remember The Lion King.
Very nice pic; as always.
Very good!
morfea Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
very nice... i like the way the mountain is just a black silohuette (sp?).. and the people look so tiny! :o (Eek) the background is lovely.. it looks almost like a painting :) (Smile)

amazing shot :) (Smile)

where exactly was this taken???
soninha Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutly beuatiful Hug
SeaFairy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
what...what are they doing there btw? Confused

SeaFairy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
*lol* nearly cute, the picture is, as well as kinda scary, considering how lose to the edge the people are :) (Smile) Great shot :) (Smile) Maybe a BIT too blurry, but even that doesn't ruin the picture, it is gorgeously beautiful :) (Smile) Love it :) (Smile)
Thanks for showing me!

cookiejesus Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Love it.

Beautiful sunset, nice landscape, and the "little" people there = win!
projectc Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
all the different sillouettes of the people and the trees are great. looks great against the sunset and the colors of the sky.

excellent work. = ]
buildingclimber Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
Excellent .. I too love the sillouettes of people .. and the sky looks great .. happy to be a friend my friend. Spin +fav
willowy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
Fun picture! The silhouettes look great in this one as well!
forkhead Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
omg what a lovely view.. with all the people there.. they are so small :P (Lick) I love the trees growing almost sideways, and the very nice and soft background. +fav !
bigbluevex Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
Hehe, manip or not, that is one great shot :) (Smile) Very well done!
foureyes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
..Many thankies for the program Terry !!!!!....this one is dedicated to you !!!
angeldevil Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2003
i loved that strong contrast, its such a beautiful sunset
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