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Spire Above the Columbia River

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 24 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Book recommendation. All photographers should read David duChemin's "Within The Frame." It is excellent. Definitely a cut above most photography books.
LR2 Seminar (this was supposed to be on yesterday's post; guess I forgot to click "Save and Edit") Kelby was superb in the morning talking about the Library and Develop modules. The seminar bogged down in the afternoon; plus, the Print module got short-changed because of too much time spent on earlier stuff, much of which was not all that significant. One of the best parts was getting insight into Kelby's personal workflow. And I must say that Kelby was unbelievable in the way he spent time answering questions during the breaks and after the seminar was over. I got a couple of questions answered that have been bugging me about LR. Certainly got my money's worth (plus some). (PS - his seminar was better than his books, which is going some.)

"When your mouth drops open, click the shutter." Harold Feinstein

NIKON D300 1/250 second F/5.0 ISO 200 225 mm (35mm equiv.)

Cricket-Tammy from Alabama, United States

What a huge picture of landscape. I feel as though I am looking at layer upon layer of different terrains. Beautiful capture of something so vast.

24 May 2009 5:19am

@Cricket-Tammy: Thanks, Tammy.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

I could spend a lot of time out there. Beautiful.

24 May 2009 5:31am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks, Ana.

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Breathtaking capture was my first thought...marvelous scene...great colors and landscape

24 May 2009 5:46am

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you.

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice capture

24 May 2009 6:06am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

on croit vivre un rêve !

24 May 2009 6:19am

Ajay from Pune, India

What a beautiful place!!!! I love the contrast of lighting on this side and that side.

24 May 2009 6:49am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Gorgeous! Amazing terrain....
I will take a boo at the book you are recommending! :)

24 May 2009 7:22am

@Magda: Thanks, Magda; and thanks for your kind words on prior posts. The book is outstanding.

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

fabulous shot I love the colours

24 May 2009 7:59am

@jamesy: Thanks, Jamesy; and thanks also for your kind comments on prior posts.

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

wonferful colors and the background is perfect

24 May 2009 8:43am

@Veronique: Thank you.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Wonderful ! The differences of tones are magnificent without counting the presentation of this amazing landscape !

24 May 2009 9:18am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Thank you.

zOOm from Paris, France

Splendid and huge landscape... the background is really nice with this special hint (morning light or heat). Beautiful as a painting.

24 May 2009 9:21am

@zOOm: Thank you, dear one.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Sorry i forgot : about the book you suggested "Within the frame" by David Duchemin ,you can see some of the contents and some pages here

24 May 2009 9:29am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: I should have stock in Amazon.

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

I think again that this image must be collected in my VFXY collection. So many different 'layers' here. I especially like the softer colors in the upper part of the image.

24 May 2009 10:07am

@Mirko Herzner: Thank you.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

muy buena esta tambien! una nitidez y definición excelentes

24 May 2009 10:53am

@Isidro: Gracias.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

An amazing landscape(s)! Such differences! Very well done.

24 May 2009 11:02am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty.

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Beautiful landscape, great Picture

24 May 2009 12:24pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you.

lydia from Paris, France

Beautiful and amazing landcape !! I love the different plans here , well done !

24 May 2009 1:06pm

@lydia: Thanks, Lydia; and thanks for your kind comments on prior posts.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Le paysage est beau et j''aime la succession de plans qui donne de la profondeur à l'image mais je trouve que le premier plan est un peur dur, un peu trop contrasté et accentué.

24 May 2009 2:04pm

don from spokane, United States

A spectacular shot of the gorge. Love the varied colors which give the image such depth and appealing quality. Interesting comment about the workshop.

24 May 2009 2:19pm

@don: Thanks, Don.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Awesome! This is my favorite so far...A beautiful painting-like quality in the foreground grasses...And that light...WOW!

24 May 2009 2:21pm

@Tracy: Thank you. It always fascinates me what people like best.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Terrific colours. What a wonderful landscape.

24 May 2009 3:25pm

@Michael Rawluk: Thank you, Michael.

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful wild landscape, a beautiful contrast between the foreground and the background is beautiful!
friendships jack!

24 May 2009 4:28pm

@marc battault: Merci.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful image! I love the composition in this and the foreground is awesome! Great work and thanks for the book recommendation!

24 May 2009 4:28pm

@Scott Schilling: Thanks, Scott; and, you're welcome (you will really like it).

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

I like the softness of superimposed planes! I especially enjoy this older, outdated light! And the effect of distant pict. The foreground splashes and enhances the image!

24 May 2009 5:07pm

@Mathilde Collot: Thank you, dear one. Hope that you are having an enjoyable weekend.

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

Oh my, THIS is scape ! Stunning, love the different layers and the smoothy forest of the background - should I jump ? :)

24 May 2009 5:12pm

@k@: Thank you, thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot Jack!!! and great info on the were quite lucky to have scott kelby in your vicinity!!!

24 May 2009 5:24pm

@Susan: This was his first visit to Oregon.

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

it's as if it's 2 photos! this is truly stunning - what an incredibly beautiful scene to capture. Five stars + !!

24 May 2009 6:04pm

@Sarah: Thank you, Sarah. Looking at the camera's LCD, I had no idea how it would end up looking.

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Very beautiful landscape

24 May 2009 6:31pm

@Didier DE ZAN: Thank you; thank you also for your comments on earlier posts.

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe paysage! Très belles couleurs,

24 May 2009 6:37pm

@mo.langel: Thank you, dear friend.

Leena from Joensuu, Finland

Really impressive scene, what you have captured perfectly, all those different lights and colours are extra to this landscape.

24 May 2009 6:48pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice shot

24 May 2009 6:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lovely image.

24 May 2009 7:51pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Great sense of distance.

24 May 2009 9:36pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Absolutely gorgeous terrain with its many, many layers and soft colors, Jack ... a super photo.

24 May 2009 9:39pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

roentarre from Melbourne, Australia

This is a breathtaking image!

You are to be congradulated!

24 May 2009 9:48pm

@roentarre: Thank you.

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

superb image Jack -- especially the clarity in the depth of field. I have Kelby's LR book and wouldn't be without it -- I have been able to work next to magic by following it. In it he also gives detailed how-to about his own workflow which I have adopted. I can imagine he must give a dynamite workshop!! Hey, are you participating in his world wide photo walk?

24 May 2009 10:10pm

@Diane Schuller: Thanks, Diane. Kelby is a superb lecturer; especially before he gets tired.

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Very nice, love the layers.

24 May 2009 10:42pm

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Beautiful light and layers...

24 May 2009 11:26pm

@Sandrine: Thank you.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The colours, the light and dark and the clarity is simply stunning Jack! Bravo on this's amazing!

25 May 2009 1:10am

@bluechameleon: Thanks, Sharon.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Great depth. Gorgeous shot.

25 May 2009 1:39am

@B. Thomas: Thanks, Barbara.

LauraS from Chico, United States

Wonderful scene. Lovely.

25 May 2009 1:43am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

I am speechless and breath taken. Totally in awe. A standing O Jack. Boy, do I have some catching up to perform.

25 May 2009 2:15am

@Lee: Dear friend, you don't stand in anybody's shadow. Thank you for your kind words.

JamesC from portland, United States

Had to scroll down.... outstanding landscape, depth effect and lighting is just superb.

25 May 2009 4:18am

@JamesC: Thanks, James.

Annie Viguié from Bordeaux, France

Imposing !!!

25 May 2009 6:03am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Grandiose ! two levels, two different lights, two different worlds ! outstanding landscape !

25 May 2009 11:18am

dan from Paris, France

Grand landscape ; The man feels very small in front of the beauties of the nature.

25 May 2009 11:35am

Mariana from waterloo, Canada

Stunning picture. All these layers are fantastic . And each of them has a different lighting . AWESOME !

25 May 2009 2:21pm

oncho from granada, Spain

buena foto(colores,luz y la escena)sitio guapo,guapo...

25 May 2009 2:56pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Nice capture, with a lot of depth. Good post process, not overloaded

25 May 2009 3:44pm

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Another beautiful shot, Jack. Your workshop was well worth it. I have David's book and am just getting started reading it. I know it is going to be fantastic, because the posts on his blog are fanstastic. He is a master at what he does.

25 May 2009 4:54pm

@Toni: When I sign up for a workshop, I question the outlay of money (they ain't cheap). But the payback in the improved quality of my photography (and especially when it comes to exploring new territory) almost always justifies the cost.
duChemin's entire approach speaks to what lies deep inside of me.

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Great depth and love the landscape...Colourful and natural!

26 May 2009 8:45am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful landscape picture and light.

27 May 2009 2:18am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

magnificent view....beautiful colours & light densities giving the picture an increased depth of field

7 Jun 2009 9:17am