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To The Clouds by Linkineos To The Clouds by Linkineos
On my trip to Sylt (GER) I went to the lovely beach of Rantum. But to get there I had to pass the dunes. I looked straight at the sea, but as I turned my head around, I saw this great sky with those dominating clouds and I surely had to take a photo!

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Canon EOS 450D
Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM



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"This photo speaks for itself". That's a good definition for it.
It's all about the feelings. I look at this photo and instead of feeling peace or serenity (as most of landscapes of this type would make me feel), I feel ansiety, as if I had to climb up those stairs.

The choice of a wide open place combines with the clouds and the sky, enhancing the aesthetic of the stairs in the composition.
The use of the stairs in the center of the frame emphasizes the sensation of going up.
The lighting is very balanced, giving less contrast to the ground and more contrast to the shadows of the clouds. I think it makes the photo more dramatic.
Technically, the only thing I want to draw attention for is the over-exposure of the right side of the clouds. This over-exposure hides the shapes and ultimately diminish the grandiosity of the clouds. Perhaps a neutral density filter would have prevented this.

Very expressive photograph. A fine piece of artwork.
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crowen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Brilliant! Nice choice of hue :)
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Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Breathtaking ...
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akasuke88 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
SPEECHLESS! Beautiful pictures!
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot!
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akasuke88 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Welcome! ;D
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oknighto Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Is this HDR? It's phenominal btw!
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no, this was just one single shot ;)
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BitterSw33tDreams Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
one thing:speechless
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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DeuceDillinger Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011   Photographer
love it, great shot
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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Weroni1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
:unbeschreiblich.... mehr kann ich nicht sagen,...lol :D :love:
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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smartboy9T Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
:wow: amazing shot. :love:

what lens did you use?
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I used a Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM :)
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smartboy9T Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
sorry i didnt read it in the description LOL.

great shot by the way.
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kevow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Love the simplicity
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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Andreo-Zuniga Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
this is really cool ^^
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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Andreo-Zuniga Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
your welcome :D
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Miyazu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wow reminds me of owl city's to the sky song ;D
very dreamy
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!!
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:iconmiyazu:
Miyazu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcomed :D
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AfflictionOfAdam Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Wow this is so.....wow
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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OlafurMar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture, the stairs really lead you up to the clouds. The clouds are little burned but the overall picture does not suffer for it.
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for your thoughts! :)
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telmamalandi Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
make me dream..wonderfull!!
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!!
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madelares Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ein wunderschöne foto wie die anderen du hast :)
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
danke dir vielmals
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Lostcreek Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Student General Artist
stairway to heaven.... love the clouds, so dramatic! :heart:
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :D
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equestrian-girl123 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Photographer
This looks absolutely amazing! :D
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! ;)
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brucejohn Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
I can smell the sea :)
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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MichaleDean Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Awesome shot.
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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SyntheticMS Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wwwooowww
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Linkineos Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks!
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SyphonLetter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Amazing work friend :)
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot!
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SyphonLetter Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
My pleasure friend :)
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Alex099 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice shot :aww:
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks
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sundayykota Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The clouds are captivating!
Nice shot :]!
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:iconlinkineos:
Linkineos Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot!
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Mr-Vin Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is wow! great capture. seems like a stairway to heaven :)
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September 2, 2010
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/10.0
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jul 26, 2010, 11:36:58 AM
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