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In the Right Light

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 1 March 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

If the light is just so, you can easily imagine this area being from a different world.

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Part of The Great American West series.

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I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

You are absolutely right. This also reminds me of those old 19th century shots of the West -- there should be some plains Indians around somewhere it would seem.

1 Mar 2011 5:13am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

wonderful!! excellent!!!

1 Mar 2011 5:34am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Like a picture from the past !

1 Mar 2011 5:38am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Indeed it is - otherworldly. Great compo and tone in this excellent image.

1 Mar 2011 5:42am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Fantastic shot! Nice composition and tones...

1 Mar 2011 6:09am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Your treatment gives to this landscape a small sight of the past

1 Mar 2011 6:41am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A very beautiful and surreal composition. I like this colors

1 Mar 2011 6:48am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

1 Mar 2011 7:46am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love the tones. Great choices in processing.

1 Mar 2011 7:48am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Wow, this one is really full of atmosphere - I'm expecting to see life from far away places in this ^^

1 Mar 2011 8:19am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Nice processing.. love the mood.

1 Mar 2011 9:31am

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic and surrealistic atmosphere !!

1 Mar 2011 9:57am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Hello again, I am home! ;)

I love this special effect!
Very Mars-like!

1 Mar 2011 12:23pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Amazing shot here, Steve. Great textures on that barren surface. Yes - looks more like another planet than the world as we know it!

1 Mar 2011 12:27pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

right !!

1 Mar 2011 12:57pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

love these tones

1 Mar 2011 12:58pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What a unique atmosphere... Like a picture of another age! Wonderful wonderful treatment Steve!

1 Mar 2011 2:34pm

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

definetely another wolrd Steve! such beautiful tones in this shot, love it!

1 Mar 2011 2:39pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Beautiful--I love the muted sky and the terrific texture of this image. Your comment yesterday about being a mile thick is insane!

1 Mar 2011 3:23pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the old time look

1 Mar 2011 3:48pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It is an alien looking landscape for sure. It's amazing to think that is in this country. Fine image.

1 Mar 2011 3:50pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sure does look out of this world . . and yet stuff still grows there.

1 Mar 2011 3:56pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

A great scifi content-quite true!

1 Mar 2011 4:03pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

It looks like the surface of the moon to me!

1 Mar 2011 5:33pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great image with a splendid processing. Good day.

1 Mar 2011 5:40pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

For sure. This is a foreboding tone and it really does seem reminiscent of the old photographs. The landscape is indeed, "otherworldly!" Great job, Steve!

1 Mar 2011 6:22pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


1 Mar 2011 7:23pm

Chacha from Leuven, Belgium

Excellent photo!

1 Mar 2011 7:56pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

You caught the forlornness of the landscape really well!

1 Mar 2011 10:10pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Could almost be the moon - an eerie, almost lunar feel to the light in this one. Great work Steve.

2 Mar 2011 3:16am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Add an early or late sun and this could be Mars. ;-) Another great vast composition, only this time I only "hear" silence.

2 Mar 2011 3:32am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Awesome!! so lonely feel...excellent processing, great image !

2 Mar 2011 11:09am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Amazing. So many layers of tone...a great monochrome image.

2 Mar 2011 9:27pm

karla from Omaha, United States

Perfect that other-worldly look. I think this is my favorite of the series so far.

4 Mar 2011 8:30am