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Gabriel's Garden by Jacob-Routzahn Gabriel's Garden by Jacob-Routzahn
On the last day of an elk scouting excursion with my brother Gabe, another intoxicating Colorado sunset was taking form. Flying across the landscape to find the perfect shot, within reason, couldn't have been a better task since my brother had just recently became the owner of a Land Cruiser.

From a distance, my brother spotted a small grove of trees that sat perfectly in the open for a fantastic foreground subject. It was a matter of waiting for the right lighting and the virga to light up and POW!

It was a wicked way to spend the last moments in an area with my brother after such an arduous weekend.

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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ambientcosmos Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Love this!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! One of my favs too!
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allison731 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Killer! Thank you so much! I really appreciate the support!
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allison731 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) :thumbsup:
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Sliding-Panda Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Wonderful view! The colors are amazing :D
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you like it :D I hope you continue to swing by now and again and let me know what else you enjoy. Thanks so much for your comment :highfive:
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moneyshot5148 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
:D
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012   General Artist
lovely composition with fantastic light and scenery, great work man :)
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
I really appreciate that Dan. I haven't had as much time lately and was lucky my brother spotted these trees in time :D
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Photographer
Marvellous capture and awesome scenery!
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :D
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pepelepew251 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful place :nod: great shot mate! :ahoy:
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks fella!
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pepelepew251 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:ahoy:
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful place
great work
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :handshake:
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo
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sebi2410 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
your picture is just awesome. at first glance i thought it was shot in africa and was surprised to read you took it in colorado. very good shot !
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
That is what I thought when I was taking the photo! Thank goodness my brother spotted the cluster of trees :D And thank you so much for the comment!
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful shot
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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:iconrais1:
RAIS1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :)
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DreaErvin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful comp!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thaaaaank you ;) :hug:
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:icondreaervin:
DreaErvin Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012   Photographer
Anytime. :)
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MirMidPhotos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The sky is amazing in this shot! Which peak is that?
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
And thank you! :D
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Man, that was the only one my brother and I couldn't remember. If you remind me I'll check the map tomorrow.
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mst-photography Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wide open land. Wonderful an so calming.
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
It certainly is!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!!
Cindy
:heart:
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!!
Jacob
:D
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome !!
Cindy
:heart:
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning landscape.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot man :highfive:
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Rafael-Rivera Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
This is wonderful! I love what you did with the composition; that tree has so much character. Gorgeous shot!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well I appreciate the explanation of why you like it and am glad you do! :D
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
i was wondering the same, it would be super awesome if you could educate us. btw, this image should be on National G.

No doubt.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sure you guys! This was just a single image using a C-PL shot in RAW. I bracketed my images and was fortunate enough to not clip any highlights or shadows. I then used some grad nd filters in PS RAW to bring everything within a dynamic range I liked then tinkered with colors, sharpness and contrast from there! Then I finalize everything in regular PS. I'm so glad you like it. I really felt like I was in Africa or something. Thanks again for such a kind comment! :D
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
all of us cannot wait for your next stunning shot.
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well I'm glad you've been enjoying them and I've still got a few I'd like to edit from last trip. But I've still got wedding photos to finish and PS that is acting up!
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Photographer
I agree here :P My first thought was: "Hey did he take that in Namibia?" :) Great exposure!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hahaha!!! I wish! But I appreciate the comment and can't wait to see YOUR next shot!
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Photographer
thanks, glad to hear that! Check my profile, in case you miss some uploads. :P
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Mashuto Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn Jacob, another awesome image!

Can I ask technically how you accomplished this one? The lighting is great, but it looks like you captured a nice dynamic range here as well and I cant see any obvious ND filter lines.
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:iconjacob-routzahn:
Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Sure you guys! This was just a single image using a C-PL shot in RAW. I bracketed my images and was fortunate enough to not clip any highlights or shadows. I then used some grad nd filters in PS RAW to bring everything within a dynamic range I liked then tinkered with colors, sharpness and contrast from there! Then I finalize everything in regular PS. I'm so glad you like it. I really felt like I was in Africa or something. Thanks again for such a kind comment! :D
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