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Oct 26, 2011 02:18 as a reply to  @ post 13308058 |  #16

Simply stunning...


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Oct 26, 2011 12:09 |  #17
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Canon_Matt wrote in post #13308058 (external link)
It may be a popular spot and has "been done" but not two shots or people's perspectives will ever be the exact same and that is the beauty of it.

Like the 20 photographers at the top of the headlands (S.F. golden gate bridge scenic) every day shooting the exact same scenic slightly different light slightly different crop.

Or the thousands that flock to Death Valley each year to come home with a shot of Zabriskie Point which is absolutely gorgeous but rarely changes at all save slightly different light and atmospherics.

At least with portraits each subject is unique. Not so easy with landscapes and yes there are unique one of a kind captures ... like a double rainbow over Delicate Arch in Arches national park but wow is that rare. Mostly it's take what you can get you have a day to shoot or 3 and that is very different than living there.




  
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Oct 26, 2011 12:10 |  #18

Love 4 and 5, outstanding images.


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Oct 26, 2011 19:30 |  #19

Very nicely done. Really like #1 and #4.
Don't worry about shooting what some may say "has been done". I myself have never been to, nor have seen this area in photos until now. You are always going to have some that have seen it, and some, like me, that have not.




  
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Oct 26, 2011 21:40 |  #20
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it's true Hillbillygirl ... there is always an audience for the classics. As an amateur my teacher was simply impressing upon me not to get my knickers in a twist if I see my shot in someone else's gallery.




  
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Oct 27, 2011 04:02 |  #21

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Like the 20 photographers at the top of the headlands (S.F. golden gate bridge scenic) every day shooting the exact same scenic slightly different light slightly different crop.

Or the thousands that flock to Death Valley each year to come home with a shot of Zabriskie Point which is absolutely gorgeous but rarely changes at all save slightly different light and atmospherics.

At least with portraits each subject is unique. Not so easy with landscapes and yes there are unique one of a kind captures ... like a double rainbow over Delicate Arch in Arches national park but wow is that rare. Mostly it's take what you can get you have a day to shoot or 3 and that is very different than living there.

Also have to factor in tourists :p


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Oct 27, 2011 21:59 |  #22

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I should have suspected. It's one of the reasons I don't go. My first teacher told me right there in '97 "It's been done". Still though there is a chance of something reasonably unique if you are willing to surf the back country.

This is an interesting point and I agree with it to an extent, but it would also preclude one from seeing many of the most beautiful places in the world. True, there's a certain sense of pleasure to be gained from finding a hidden gem of a location that no one else knows about, but that doesn't necessarily mean tourist destinations are inherently less valuable.

Ansel Adams photographed the Sierras extensively, and did a damn good job at it. The challenge I face, then, is to produce something even better. While I don't think I've succeeded in that, it doesn't mean I won't try.


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There are plenty of sierras to shoot and he didn't get them all but he did in his early years backpack with a view camera and in his later years used the roof of his vehicle to shoot from which is why the perspective is different than the view from the road. Mono lake is another example. The lake has been shot endlessly and in fact if we were to collect 20 shots from every year it would make a great documentary. Galen Rowell would hire a helicopter to take him into places inaccessible to humans. Many have simply camped until they came home with some gems. A whole lot of earth to explore in that regard. And the landscape is changing more rapidly in some areas than others.




  
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