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The Beginning by Alex37 The Beginning by Alex37
©2008 Alexander Nail. Do not use this image in any fashion without my prior permission

Although it has rained everyday for the last 20 days we did have a 24 hour spell of beautiful weather, which I spent camping at Tavy Cleave. I actually went on the trip to retake a composition I had found in bad weather, but when I found the heather further up the cleave that evening I resulved to get up and hike there in the morning where hopefully the rising sun would light the scene.

Shooting the heather with a rising sun will no doubt reduce Steve to tears, but he will have to get over it.
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:iconambientcosmos:
ambientcosmos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Beautiful!
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faintsmile1992 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Wow

Id love to see some of these places
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Just expect to get here in the cloud and rain!
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional Photographer
Loving the intense sunlight straight into this shot, really touching capture Alex :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, I'm not acutally happy with the way this one prints, it just doesnt look great big :(
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Originalbossman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Fantastic shot. Brilliant location and use of light. Wish I could give a critique for you but I am self-learning and do not have the skills to critique. Love the depth of this shot. Normally i am not a fan of the (what I can only think of to call lens flare) around the sun but it works here. Im not talking about the rays of sunlight which are wonderful, I am talking about the circular glare around the sun.
Great capture.
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much. I wish I could get rid of that flare personally but I just can't and it is acceptable for this shot as you say.

As far as critiquing goes whilst I am not suggesting you do critique my images I would say that critique is a two way process. Whilst the obvious benefactor is the person whos image is critiqued I have often found critiquing the images of others to be a worthwhile process for myself. It gives you an appreciation of what it is you like and what is important to you in an image.

Alex
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venetiangirl-italia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009   Photographer
Such landskapes truly exist ?

a real beauty =)
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Saeed-Al-Amri Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
wonderful

great shot Alex
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:iconroderich:
Roderich Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Amazing work and composition and play of colors. Absolutly fascinating
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much
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Sesjusz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
excellent :D
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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cschoeps Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
No doubt this is a difficult scene... Perfect foreground and good background ... Only this lense reflexions mitigate the overall impression of this beautiful work!

Chris
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, I have tried cloning them out, but that really is too much of a challenge for me and i had to abandon the attempt. Thanks

Alex
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:iconcschoeps:
cschoeps Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
hmm... perhaps you have to use less glass as possible ...
What lens did you use?
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
17-40L, no filters
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Banan6-PancaKes Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
great !!:)
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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existentialdefiance Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Your photograph has been featured in my journal
Existential Refinement Vol.39 [link]
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou, What does 'Existential Refinement' mean?
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:iconexistentialdefiance:
existentialdefiance Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
My pleasure :D - it's an amazing photograph. I hate to disappoint you, but the title of the journal doesn't really mean anything specific. I was just trying to think up a title that matched my user name :).
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
haha
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:iconrowan-haru:
Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Is there a part of this country that isn't absolutely brilliant?!?!?! :)

Amazing shot!Colours are stunning,moment is breathtaking! :heart:
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:iconalex37:
Alex37 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, lots of it, England is generally beautiful but certain counties are more stunning than others and devon would certainly be int he top 5.
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:iconrowan-haru:
Rowan-Haru Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
You are lucky :)
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elolitta Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008  Student Photographer
wow, amazing work, love the mist and the sun beam touched flowers in the foreground! :heart:
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SisterOfNight87 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link] ;)
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mudwrestler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
just wonderful sir! the sun shining the light on the foreground looks spectacular. What filters did you use on this sir?:)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
none, its a blend of 3 exposures, a pano of 3 exposures and it is also focus bracketted :O

Thanks squire

Alex
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mudwrestler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
whoa. Makes me admire your work even more.:worship:

Thanks as well!:)
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Akai-Z Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Very enchanting!
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:iconmark-insane:
Mark-Insane Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Great compositon and angle :heart:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankyou :)
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bazz38 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008   Photographer
Brilliant shot, great composition. The flare is indeed a bit distracting, but not enough to "spoil" the image ;). Reminds me of Austria... Great shot!
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intricate-illusion Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Great shot, and really well composed. I like the warm colors and lighting here too - I'm a sucker for crepuscular rays. Though I do think the slight lens flare is just a little distracting, it's not so bad. (:

:heart:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, its a shame about the flare, but unavoidable with the lens I was using with the sun locaiton as it is. Thanks for the comment.

Alex
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intricate-illusion Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
No problem.
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tonyelieh Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
This Photo has been featured in my journal
[link]
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Tony :)
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Ramchild7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
This is one of those shots that the more one looks at it the better it gets

:ahoy:
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rifas Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Featured here [link] :D
If theres something you don't like or don't approve, please let me know.
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BloodyBat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
God, this is so beautiful!
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:iconavalik:
Avalik Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
My my, EVERY single piece in your gallery is beautiful!
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually I am just about to delete a couple, but thanks a lot :)

Alex
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Lord-Dip Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Beautiful!

:)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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4dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
great shot.. :aww:
:star::star::star:
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks
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:iconalcamin:
Alcamin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
Great shot! Those strong colours are really eye-catching. Well done! :)
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