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I will make some small dits to this, like recovering highlights and improving the contrast situation a little more...

If you don't live somewhere that is awesome, I guess you miss these shots. This was totally unexpected, I was sat in my room (in the village you see in the picture) and the trees outside light up. A race up the nearby road and a run to a favourite overlook spot gave me just enough time to take this shot before the sun disappeared.

Obviously the composition could be better and I would have loved to be on Dartmoor, but really the sky absolutely carries the shot!
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minastir Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Photographer
Hi! Your incredible photo have been featured in my latest journal [link] !
Hope You like it and have a nice day !
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faintsmile1992 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
This looks epic
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah it was unbeleivable light
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
featured [link]
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Cappippuni Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
The atmosphere, and, oh! the landscape on your photo are simply amazing!
I love it, especially these vivid colors and the constrast settings!
A very great photo!

Have a very nice and beautiful day!:aww:

The landscape in your photo is very beautiful! ^-^
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Goodnameswerechosen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
You actually live in an awesome place :) Great shot!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.

Alex
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Goodnameswerechosen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
You're welcome! :aww:
(Sorry I'm late...I had exams u.u)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009   General Artist
great sky :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009   General Artist
;)
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pestilence Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Get me a house over that village NOW! :P :P
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strangelight Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
Indeed. Those clouds up-front are ethereal. :)
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lenextreme Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009   Photographer
Beautiful :heart:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Professional Photographer
[link] Featured there, hope you don't mind.
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StarTyger Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
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This worked out really well :nod:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
What a moment! Great work, much better than the similar shot which you and I bickered over recently;)....

I think the processing here is, as usual, brilliant but I would have masked the sharpening process on the sky to an extent...I know you know better!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I've been busy :P
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well as if that's an excuse;) What on earth could be more important?.....
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JakeSpain Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm in the process of packing up my car to come down to Peter Tavy today. Hope it's worth my while;)....

I'll probably find somewhere to stay tonight/shoot in the morning and then see your exhibition after that.
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Professional Photographer
Stunning sun rays, and the sky has some great clouds. Really well done on the exposures man, excellent.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Phil
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multix Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, maybe you are not in the dartmoor, but your village is still something nice which can find a place in a picture. It is not ruined by flat industrial estates, roundabouts or other crap. Mine would be so nice if more care were taken to preserve it...
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, its a great place to live (although I dont anymore :( ). Thanks

Alex
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sztewe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Taniasilver Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009   Photographer
great shot Alex.. I'm curious, do you listen to some sorta ipod while out shooting? not sure how much it might affect how you go about a shot, but looking at this scene it's so idyllic and peaceful-looking I can't help but wonder if you were listening to some classical tunes that evening? :laughing: =)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
ha no, never whilst shooting, I find it distracts me. Recfently I walked home listening to Stevie Wonder and dancing because I was happy. That was good :) Thanks
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
there's no other word for it
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Stunning image!:love:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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Passion4Photos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
You're welcome:D
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ancoben Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
Lovely image. I would love to have some tips on shooting sunsets and also post processing
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Its a can of worms Anne! I really should sort myself out and do some thorough tutorials on this sort of thing, but they arent easy to make and take a lot of time!
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ancoben Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
I understand, I have a new book Understanding Exposure by Brian Peterson and I'm now understanding more and plucking up the courage to shoot more in manual mode!! It's more to retrieve some nice sunset shots that I took in France a few weeks back and how to avoid problems in the future. Hopefully I might in the future avoid more post processing, it would be nice to have some better exposures.
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Photographer
Great shot Alex. Wish I had somewhere half as exciting to dart of to when I saw that the conditions were shaping up like this.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Lucky me!
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Photographer
Are you being sarcastic?
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
do you think I am being sarcastic?
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Photographer
I wasn't sure that's why I asked...lol
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
ah well I will leave you guessing James
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JamesHackland Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Photographer
Whatever...hahaha
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MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Photographer
:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: Feature: [link] :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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the-shining Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I never saw a sky like this one... It looks magical, coming from another world... :)
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