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Jun 10, 2011, 8:06:25 PM
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Eternal Eden by Jacob-Routzahn Eternal Eden by Jacob-Routzahn
A friend of mine finally had some time off of work and decided to drive up from Denver to hang out. We had a great time long boarding around town and getting a couple of beers, but once the afternoon was over, we headed up to the Cherokee State Wildlife Area.

There is a plateau I have been wanting to climb up for some time now and I knew there would be a terrific view, especially with the wildflowers popping up. Even though we were destroyed by the mosquitoes, we still had great light and a good visit. Definitely a new favorite on the property.

All images are ęcopyright Jacob Lynn Routzahn. You may not replicate, use, manipulate, modify, print, or any other form of editing to my work without my permission. All rights reserved.

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Critique by GrumpyDiver Jun 13, 2011, 4:06:00 PM
I think you have a great image here, both compositionally and technically. The results speak for themselves. Very well done!

The timing when you tool the picture was during that magic period around sunset. You managed the white balance really well. It's tricky to do under the lighting conditions you were shooting under. Exposure is great too. No lost details in the shadows and no blown highlights; again something that is technically not the easiest thing to do.

I think your view also works well. A nice mix of grasses, flowers, lichen and rocks in the foreground just touched by the setting sun. A nice interplay of colours. The cool tones of the hills nicely contrasts the forground.

I'm hard pressed to make any suggestions for improvements. A couple of niggly things around the edges that could be cleaned up in Photoshop, but that would be as far as I would go.

An excellent piece of work! If the mosquitos are as bad as the ones where I live, you certainly paid in blood to get this shot!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
excellent
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful capture! :deviation: :camera: :rose: Coco
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well thank you very much :)
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kayandjay100 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :iconflowerheartplz: Coco
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Meema Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I like the variety of colours in this one.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
:) Well I'm glad :D
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sibelian Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
ooooh, beautiful... A fave!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
I'm pleased you like it
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qubq Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Extraordinarily beautiful photograph!
This is really the type of shot you can be proud of when looking at it after some years!

Very nice light setting, dof is great also. there is maybe a little too much foreground though, although this is debateable and can be neglected imo.

What I especially like is the soft, harmonic and natural - and still so vivid and saturated colour scheme.
Great work!
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