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Boulders Three by ash Boulders Three by ash
Boulders Beach, Simonstown, South Africa, Feb 2003
Canon EOS 300, Fuji Neopan 100 Acros, orange filter
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jayshree Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful!
reflejo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2003
Nice, interesting composition and contrast
angelcurls Featured By Owner May 28, 2003
this has to be one of the most impressive human-nature shots ive seen. its really interesting how small the human looks and how much of power runs from the hill and especially the sky. good use of filters to improve this, too. a perfect work in every way, meaning, composition and technique. +fav

akasleep Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful sky and compo
what else can I say?

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-skin- Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2003
very beautiful pic.. =D (Big Grin)
scotto Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2003
Wow, you have a very good eye for a composition. The contrast and b/w here is excellent, as are so many of the pics in your gallery,
well done.
:) (Smile)
deirdre Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2003
wow, thanks for the technical precisions ash ;) (Wink)
i love this extraordinarily well balanced image, the sky and composition are simply wonderful. i'm in awe :) (Smile)
misteriddles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2003   Photographer
Another beauty, Ash. Wow, you got a sky this dark with orange? Cool! I have an orange. Lost my red :( (Sad)

Excellent. And more pensiveness.

ash Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2003
Thanks. The shadowed leg was just happenchance, but you're right that it adds a lot to the shot.
99gnome Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2003
after all those comments you'll surely be bored of another one like these. anyway ...

great, awesome, wow. again the sky is dominating and with the orange filter it looks so dramatic, that's just cool. and i like it that somehow one (ok: me) might think that the sky is similar to a blow up of the rock texture; i'd say they go extremely well together.
plus: i like it, that one leg is partly shadowed, which gives it much depth. was it intended to be that way?

anyway: the "master of street photography"'s excursion looks extremely promising ;) (Wink)
katya Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003   Traditional Artist
I want to hang a huge size of this on my wall! Will you send me a poster size of this:D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) I'll give you an orange for it Orange I put this in my interesting dev pack. Love the space in this one, and the contrast really sets it off!
narang99 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003
It's up there in the best of da.....simply perfect......
a photo to be proud of, i personal think you should get a print done. But in the darkroom....look fantastic on a wall.....i'm quite jelous, you talented basterd! +fav
sselfless Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003   Photographer
fucking awesome.
that's so amazing
r0b Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
that helps alot :D (Big Grin)
ash Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003
I realised my technical answer above might not be immediately useful :) (Smile) so here's the short answer:

Orange filers darken blues, increasing contrast in partly cloudy skies.

They also increase contrast in sunlit landscapes, because sunlight has a slight orange hue (a property of the sun) and shadows have a slight blue hue (because they're lit mostly by light reflected from the blue sky).

Plus they also darken greens in landscapes, making rocky areas stand out.

ash Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003
Sure. When shooting black and white, coloured filters have the effect of making some areas lighter and others darker (depending on whether the filter lets those colours through or not). The filtering works on an RGB component/primary colour basis, so you can work out what the effect of a filter will be by knowing what RGB colours the filter colour and the colour of a given subject are composed, and considering the filtering of each component in turn.

It's easier to consider a red filter first; an orange filter is just a less effective red filter. A pure red filter lets through 100% of any red light reflected from the subject, but no blue or green light. So a red subject will appear bright, a white subject (such as the clouds) will appear just as bright because white contains a full dose of red, while a blue subject (the sky) will appear dark because blue contains no red and is not passed by the filter.

Orange is basically an average of red (100% Red, 0% Green, 0% Blue) and white (100%, 100%, 100%), giving 100%, 50%, 50%. So an orange filter lets through all red light plus some green and blue light. Its effect is similar to a red filter but less severe.

Purple is a mixture of red and blue (100%, 0%, 100%), so a hypothetical purple filter would make blue, red, purple and white objects bright, and green objects dark.
r0b Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
thats a lovely photo! i dont know anything about filters, but im guesing that the orange one made the sky go like that? i would love it if you gave me a little information about that. good work
redux Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003  Hobbyist Photographer
the textures are stunning, as is the composition. it's perfectly balanced, and leaves the main subject lots of room to breathe. wonderful !
stevesm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2003
I'll have to get an orange filter now :-) (Smile) Great shot. Love the contrast and grain.
ride Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2003   Photographer

i'm not gonna comment on what this piece might mean emotionally or anything ;) (Wink)


i like what that orange filter did to the sky. nice work.

i like the composition, too. =) (Smile)
bookdiva Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2003
It's absolutely stunning, I love the high contrasts, wonderful tones/light, textures. I love how you captured the awesome sky, billowing clouds...simply beautiful work.
HybridProcess Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2003
I love the static vs. movement in this The contrast of the clouds seem like nothing towards the bold contrast of the person, the winds change, he sits.
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