The Solstice

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    This came from one of my favorite nights in Iceland! This was shot around 2 AM, right when I started feeling loopy.

    I was on the edge of some precipitous volcanic rock, and there was a waterfall behind me. It fed this little area of rapids that emptied out into one of the fjords. There had been a light rain for a few hours, but the setting sun cut underneath the clouds to unleash some godly colors.

    About 10-20% of my HDRs are in portrait mode. I am just usually in landscape mode for some reason. Part of it has to do with the way people consume these things -- on monitors. I don't like making people scroll up and down to see a photo. That's kind of a drag. That's another reason I don't like those super-wide panoramas. They are so difficult to pan around, even though there are a lot of slick tools. It's just not a "viewing" experience while you are busy using a tool to manipulate the photo itself. Do you know what I mean?

    from the blog www.stuckincustoms.com

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    1. MattSherman 45 months ago | reply

      WOW! I need to go to Iceland. Great job!

    2. paolomix 45 months ago | reply

      This is a great picture... congratulations!

    3. swagat_rath 45 months ago | reply

      Spectacular Scenery!!

    4. Angiezpics 45 months ago | reply

      I am just at a loss for words.....ahhhhh!!

    5. New Clear [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      Amazing! This is wonderful.

    6. Buddha's Ghost 45 months ago | reply

      Nice one! I just had my girlfriend's boss ask her if I'd seen this HDR stuff this guy is doing. It was a link to your site. I laughed and said, "I've had him listed as a contact on Flickr for over 4 years". Your airplay grows ever larger. Keep up the great work!

    7. bobprangnell 45 months ago | reply

      Don't mean to be pedantic, but "A solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice each year when the Sun's apparent position in the sky reaches its northernmost or southernmost extremes" And not on June 12.

    8. oldwolf. 44 months ago | reply

      how lovely is that wow

    9. mvtm 44 months ago | reply

      This seems like from another planet, right?

    10. Bill_Cross 43 months ago | reply

      This definitely fits in the category: "Stunning!!"

    11. Pixels Poet 43 months ago | reply

      stunning shot!

    12. flopflickr 41 months ago | reply

      KoJ\opuTHo.. 8) .. awesome

    13. jeje.23 41 months ago | reply

      La dégradation de couleurs est exceptionnelle!!!!
      Congrats!!!!

    14. Kassey Hallick 41 months ago | reply

      Oh My God
      this photograph is absolutely breathtaking
      the world alone is such a place of pure beauty
      everyone should be able to embrace it like you have
      Wonderful job

    15. leaves.on.the.wind 38 months ago | reply

      this is amazing. your photos make me want to travel!

    16. artland 37 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!
      This is a wonderful shot!
      You are invited to post it to:


      artland

    17. john-cara pics 37 months ago | reply

      Amazing colors and landscape...well done!

    18. Karamba 2k11 35 months ago | reply

      Only got one word for this... WOW! /Bingo på nätet

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