so... that's third oil painting in my career. I quite like it (much more than 2 previous ones), though I'm not sure about the quality of this photo. It took me about an hour to make the colours look at least similar but still I have an impression they are not as smooth as in the painting. When I finished it my parents bought me an easel.
Jordan Roberts Photography Southbound Highway 155/ Banks Lake, Eastern WA.
I don't know where to begin explaining this photo. Every artist/photographer has a difficult time accepting their own work to some degree or another. This photo is the only one I've ever created that has connected with my soul like this one did. It's a completely metaphorical image for me and holds a lot of meaning that will be difficult for anyone to figure out. This was a very emotionally taxing photo to edit, the only one I've experienced that with. I figure if you don't invest any emotion into art, than it ceases to be art. I hope everyone can get something different from this photo and connect with it. Yes the title is a reference to Robert Frost, however it is a bit more specific than his poem.
On a technical aspect this was a very real sunset. In fact it was so real that I had to actually REDUCE the color in the image to increase the contrast from luminosity. It was perhaps the most beautiful sunset I've ever been under. Sunsets like this along the Coulee Corridor happen regularly and are very very saturated. Coming from the coast I am not used to this type of lighting. My original photo of this was so thick with red it looked like I actually sprayed red ink on the lens. I had to manipulate the image to reduce the amount of red and bring out the greens and blues. So for people who think these types of images are fake, they are very real and this landscape really does exist, as difficult as it is to believe; this image really does not do the real thing justice.
Manual blend of Highway 155 southbound. I haven't used GND filters for a long time, in fact I couldn't tell you the last time I owned a GND-type filter. I feel they're rather time consuming to use and I'll only prefer them over image blending with certain lighting conditions. Hougaard Malan probably has the best interpretation of HDR imagery I've seen around. I believe over-edited HDR images is an indication of a lack of understanding of what HDR imagery really is. You could say all my manual blends are an "HDR" image but I prefer to not label them as such; it holds such a negative connotation.
A glorious sunset on Grand Canyon while a winter storm was passing not far from the Watchtower point. It was very cold and windy, but this is the kind of moment you'll never forget, alone in front of one of the most amazing landscape on earth.
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After the heavy rain from summer storms, fog covers the landscape with the fresh of the night. When the sun rises up, some truly magic atmospheres can be experienced in the woods. This day it only last some minutes because clouds rapidly hid the sun, but it was nice to witness this brief surreal scene. Shot 4 days ago.
The 400 years old beech trees called "l'Allée des Géants", caught in a thick fog after a rainy night. It was at early morning with an overcast sky, the light was weak and diffused by the fog. Such a fantastic mood here, I was so pleased.
The opening image for StarSpun Chapter 7, in which Poppy has just arrived on the flip side of StarSpun known as Nightside after a harrowing brush with her Nightmare in the Eddies. What new dangers await? You can read the chapter online at: www.starspuncomic.com/starspun…. (Note: This image is 4k wallpaper-sized for your enjoyment.)
When the sun is just between the horizon and thick clouds, in a thin band of clear sky, it's a great situation to witness surreal sceneries. This year, the autumn weather is particulary capricious, not like the previous years when it felt much more easier to catch some good scenes. Yesterday's morning we finally succeeded to see a good sunrise after several tries in vain recently. It was particulary short but intense, from this spot there was just the right space of clear sky to hold the sun entirely. Thirty minutes after this, the sky was already totally grey, as in the previous days. It felt like this sunrise could not have happened, it's the first time I see a scene so "precisely defined" in time. Hence the "phase" feeling.