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The End of the Day by kkart The End of the Day by kkart
The End of the Day

Heaven exists and I think I have found it! :) Standing on the eastern plains of Colorado and watching the sun sink behind the front range of the Rockies. Life doesn't get much better!

Captured on my Minolta 5D, using a Minolta 50mm f1.7 lens, Dynatran Tripod and a Singh-Ray CPL.

Please also check out my other shots in the series, entitled "The Sunflower Series"

Thoughts most welcomed!


I can't answer all comments, but I try my best! I appreciate all the fav's and feedback a LOT, thank you everyone very much!
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Given 2008-09-01
The End of the Day by =kkart
( Featured by SheTakesPics )
Critique by WNPhotography May 15, 2009, 11:35:16 AM
Oh. My. God!

This is absolutely fantastic. The colours are just WOW. There is so much saturation, and its perfect.

The flowers just never end, right up to the horizon. I really like how you can see the mountains and hills in the background, and the sun shining down on the flowers in the back.

You can even see roots at the front under the sunflowers. I was honestly blown away by this.

The only "crit" I can think of is that part of the sky is overexposed, but I think if you tried to fix that it would make the flowers too dark and anyway some white in the sky like that just makes it perfect.

So basically, there is nothing at all I can critique.
And guess what! This is going on my wishlist. ;)

Fantastic job! My first complete 5/5 too.
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65 out of 71 deviants thought this was fair.

I have to honestly agree with you on the statement you made about this being a part of Heaven. The colours absolutely blew me away *SIGH*

Every detail of the sunflowers are visible to the eye and I took all this in with the thirst incured on a hot Summer's day. The sky is what really made me catch my breath. The colours are so vivid and the definition of one bouncing off another had me imagining a tempest trying to be set free.

The mountains in the background are so very far away but none the less they stood out with the promise of beauty that only mountains hold.

I actually tried counting the sunflowers but I got double vision somewhere in the middle and lost count :giggle:
All I can say is you have such an eye for the promise of a magnificent photo opportunity and the expertise to have it turn out this well..............
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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Chazagirl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite work!!
DrawingDreamLyrics Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Beautiful :D I really love the colors
SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful landscape!
ChloeClik Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
:iconhello3plz: :iconhello4plz: 

Congratulations your photo has been chosen for the featured folder of #NatureWeb This is reserved for the very best images on DeviantArt so well done. :love:

If you're not already a member feel free to check out the group, we'd love to see you there :icontreehuggerplz:

Have an amazing day

Chloe :meow:

alicjalicja7 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
love this image!
CagedFury86 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Just beautiful!
la-chatte-noire Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen anything like this :lol: Where are the flowers looking? The sun is the other way :)
Moonshadowflower Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Blondie3960 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!! Oo
daleala Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that truely is a very beautiful photo!
blueeyedbeth08 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Photographer
this looks like some kind of painting... amazing!!!
Georden Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great use of colour!
budhaxx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Summerwind63 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Tommy8250 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I LOVE sunflowers - wonderful image!
Clampy-TFA Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, amazing !! This is the most beautiful landscape shot ever !! You're the first photo to being added to my Best Art collection into my favorites !
xassemblyxrequired Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
This is so beautiful. The colors are so vibrant. I am in awe!
InkScaled Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist
:omfg: Wonderful sky
SisuShots Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm totally speechless (!)
jonahblue Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Stunning! Great Job!
MelancholyWord Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh My God !
This photo make me believe that god is exist !
Very Beautiful !
NikPix Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Beautiful angle ,lovely processing
cheers ! :)
Plugin848y Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, so beautiful! The colours are just amazing!
batmantoo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are a master! And quite a lucky one too ;)
figueline Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
You have been featured here
LordInfamy Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
As my friend said. "This picture is better than any porn deviantart can offer."
kkart Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
lol good one
AppleTreesRTall Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
INSANELY fantastic! love love love! Pictures like this motivate me to pursue photography! ;D
CherryBonnet Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Everythings is beautyful: The sky, the flowers...Oh my!I wondering where r is this place? Can u tell me?oh my..
TheSvennos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Colors, those beautiful colors! Just too much for my brain :D
Krooze2010 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
i can't say a word :O :O :O
MadameMustachio Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011 a beautiful dream :)
Cyndrome Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate sunflowers, I'm seriously a little afraid of them... Still, this photo is absolutely stunning!

... though I find the sunflowers still creepy... :ashamed:
orangetoothbrush Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Sunflower is always my favorite :D
Little-Miss-Splendid Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore this photo, not only becasue it shows off my favourite flower but because the colours, lighting and composition are all just perfect Xxx
icecrystalls Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
dont know what photo to fav first of yours, thanks for sharing.
WolvErikPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Completely and utterly amazing. I love the contast of the colours.
TimberClipse Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hello! :wave:

I am writing you to let you know that you have been featured in my newest dAily Feature Article!

If you have a chance to let some others know about this series that would be great as well.

Best wishes,

:heart: =TimberClipse
AlaskaGrl Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely stunning!! Fabulous capture! :D
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous shot!
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooooooo, this makes me sooooooo homesick for Colorado. I had the privilege of living in that gorgeous state for 3.5 years. It was Heaven on earth!
Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colours and depth in this photo !
keenaz Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
i love sunflowers. great photo.
GabrielaBorta Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Digital Artist
It really deserves a DD ! Congratulations! :aww:
From the first sight i thought it will look cool as a paint too :aww: ... Um.. by the way, can i use it as inspiration for my next paint? Pleaaaasee :pray:
KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Stunning colors, I never would have thought the sky can look like that.
man00na Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Oh my god!

Wow, this is absolutely perfect! I really love sunflowers, and MUCH sunflowers + amazing heaven = PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!
moonfrogflying Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely beautiful. The colours and textures are amazing!
Alice-in Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my favorite flower! Wonderful!
1illustratinglady Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
This has got to be my all time favorite!! I just want to sit and look at it. The colors are perfect and it gives such a peaceful feeling!! Truly amazing work, I do believe you may have caught a glimpse of Heaven here!! :):):):):) And I just love Sunflowers!! :)
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