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Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
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Jul 15, 2011, 8:30:39 PM
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Flames Lick the Western Sky by Jacob-Routzahn Flames Lick the Western Sky by Jacob-Routzahn
I have been wanting to photograph a few areas on the Lower Unit while the wildflowers are still abundant, however. Evening rainstorms, and inaccurate guesses about the exact distance to the destination, caused my brother and I to fall short of our hopeful location. So, in deciding the sunset was going to be a dud, we hung out upon some interesting rocks and smoked on our Meerschaum pipes, watching the lightening weave through the clouds at a distance.

As sunset crept closer, a gentle glow began to illuminate with intensity, slowly engulfing the western sky. Soon the horizon was seemingly in a blaze. The falling rain soaked up the fiery hues, creating an illusion that a magnificent fire lie directly to the west.

Luckily the storm passed just to our north and we were able to make it out with out getting drenched.

This log provided the perfect foreground focus for my new Canon 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5. Also, it allowed me to try out my flash to illuminate the foreground since I was facing towards the sunset. Doing that really helps to give detail and pop back to the photo.

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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WangJundu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:kiss: Love & Support & Cheers from Beijing! AGAIN!
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:kiss: Love & Support & Cheers from Beijing!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :D
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Wow (... followed with 700 characters)

ok now I feel like I have no words
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   General Artist
Featured: [link]
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
I really appreciate the kindness :)
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Jacob, just going through your shots again and thought I would drop a comment on this one even though I favorited this one already.

Great shot, wonderful sky and all around awesome capture.

I too had a recent chance to test out my flash in an outdoor setting and came away quite pleased with the result.

Truthfully, Once I read the description again I had to go back because the log blends in with the rocks tremendously.

And finally a question, was this captured in a single exposure? you mentioned the flash, but did you also have nd filters?
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yep, I did use both. I'm still learning the beauty of the flash but I thought I'd try using both. It allowed me to cut down jut that much more on the sunset and keep some of the foreground illuminated enough to keep this to a single exposure. Maintaining the detail in the light and dark areas takes place for me in RAW. Color too. But really giving it the contrast and pop in specific areas is where actual PS comes into play. Thank you for such a thorough comment :highfive: :D
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! I'm tickled you enjoy my work so much :D
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