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Explore #44 ... BIGGER is definitely better

Yes, this really is in the desert. And, yes, that's what passes for a city skyline out here, with those being about as "high rise" as you'll see (okay, so there are taller buildings in downtown Phoenix ... but not by much). :)

Tempe Town Lake (Arizona) just after sunset, shot from the north side toward downtown Tempe.

6-exposure HDR (-2EV to +3EV), processed and tone mapped in dphdr (Human Eye mode) with final processing in CS3.

EXIF: f/16, ISO 200, shutter speeds between 2.5sec and 30sec

Assaf_F, ~CanonGrl97~, Salmah MK, and 65 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Ragstatic 62 months ago | reply

    Now thats some freakin glow and colors !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I adoreeeeeeee jaw open !

  2. irinsmith 62 months ago | reply

    Blew me away...this is stunning! wow...almost like a painting too.

  3. GUNDOGAN 62 months ago | reply

    wonderful shot,

    have a great weekend

  4. HarQ Photography 62 months ago | reply

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  5. Aditi Patnaik 62 months ago | reply

    beautiful reflections

  6. Lewosky 62 months ago | reply

    Lovely HDR!

    Great job!

  7. CrazyNotion (wandering in SE Asia) 62 months ago | reply

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    This is an Amazing Shot!
    Please consider adding your photograph to the group Amazing Shots!!
    invited with SICI (2009-03-02)

  8. martinturner 62 months ago | reply

    Stunning mate, stunning!

  9. johopo (john) 62 months ago | reply

    Love it! Looks amazing in large! One of these days we need to go out...spring is near!

  10. JustABigGeek 62 months ago | reply

    Great image! I think i like this shot as opposed to the more subtle one. But it's a close call.... both are fantastic.

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  11. Cristian Valdinoci [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

    awesome...great!

  12. b.campbell65 62 months ago | reply


    I saw this in the MWQIO group
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  13. Xindaan 62 months ago | reply

    Wonderful. I like how the color of the soft water changes the closer it comes to the city on the horizon.

    Seen in your Explored set. (?²ˣ)

  14. Heilah Alnasser 61 months ago | reply

    superb post processing, love the vibrant colors :)

  15. Sam ♑ 60 months ago | reply

    Please add your fantastic photo to the Group
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  16. D.Bristoll 58 months ago | reply

    Absolutely stunning! I personally prefer the natural beauty and calm found in the photo with the more 'muted saturation'.

  17. Boris Mitendorfer Photography 40 months ago | reply

    I like the first - more vivid photo, it is very good!

  18. purplicious* 38 months ago | reply

    Wow no wonder why this was explored (:
    My vote goes to this one as the pp results are way better with the vivid colours of the sky and the surface of the water.. btw I have to say that the composition is makes this one!!!!
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