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Ephemeral Beauty by davidrichterphoto Ephemeral Beauty by davidrichterphoto
The twin peaks of Agulles d'Amitges reflect in the Estany Gran d'Amitges in the Parc Nacional d'AigŁestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici during one of the most spectacular sunrises I have ever witnessed in an alpine environment. Thick fog was pushing over the crest of Pic de Bassiero towards the east, when all erupted in the most amazing symphony of oranges and reds. The light show only lasted for a very brief period before the clouds took over and shut the light down. The water was perfectly still that morning, so the deep azure water reflected the scene perfectly and I couldn't have wished for more stunning conditions.
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rhunel Featured By Owner May 20, 2015   General Artist
Stunning indeed!
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poe47 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is stunning...
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infinityloop Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014   Photographer
wow, incredible- full spectrum :o
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NickAlvares Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very calming view... great work!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014   General Artist
stunning scene!
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Shadowkey392 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Something out of Lord of the Rings.
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Pretty :)
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leRythm Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW!!!! Please tell me this is not photoshop-doing, cuz I cant believe it :omg:
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
I find it quite insulting everybody seems to scream out Photoshop whenever they come across an image they can't comprehend, to begin with. As if Photoshop was something bad and only used for evil, used to create fantasy scenes that could never exist in real life.

I certainly use Photoshop to a great extent in my processing but the events are real. The colors are real and processed from the RAW file to resemble the real events as if you were staying there beside me and my camera. There was nothing added to or removed from the scene that wasn't there in the first place.
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leRythm Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Easy :S I just wanted to ask if it was just a photo taken by a professional camera or it had also been manipulated as you say to make it look more real and not a simple casual photo. Also because in your description you never say if it was edited or not I thought it was just the work of a professional camera because I do believe that nature looks better in real-life than in a picture. And photoshop evil? maybe I gave you the wrong idea in my way of expressing my impression of the picture, because I wasn't serious in the comment...

Lastly, sorry if I offended you, I just wanted to say that the picture looks great, nothing else :S
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biosferaeterna Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!
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a-little-thing Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
perfect :)
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IWantSleep Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Magical capture, absolutely beautiful
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FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so surreal! Like it's part of a dream or something.
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JustaShell79 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
wonderful :)
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WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is glorious
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Photographer
beautiful :)
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dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello. You are one of the finalists of the "Featured" folder in :iconbreathtaking-photos:!
If you win this poll, you will be featured the whole next week!
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Please remember that asking for votes is not allowed and will lead to disqualification.
Thank you and have a nice day :hug:
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isotophoto Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice, amazing light!
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jaelise Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
This beautiful artwork has been featured here [link] Have a lovely day!
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Blackcat569295 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
This is beautiful! I love the contrast between the right and left of the sky!
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mannromann Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work!
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alovetoshare Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
enchanting!!
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G0Ducks Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
By the Nine!
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augenweide Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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Azagh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013   Photographer
stunning photo! colors are amazing :)
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cdenisr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Simply fantastic...excellent blend and processing
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bellalleb-photo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in my latest journal: [link]

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Zanarky Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful scene! The reflection off of the water, and the capture of the fog, make it look very mystical.
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Scott! Yeah, it was quite a scene. Almost screwed up the scene, sleep deprived and sore from the previous day of hauling all gear up the mountain. Scrambling to find a decent comp, I was inches from an early morning swim. lol All worth it in the end, though.
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WNaturalism Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
i have featured your brilliant wonderful art in my journal: >>>Fantasy Kingdom<<< :heart:
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Pamba Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured! :heart:
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Crystalazure Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just stunning!
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xLoversRevenge Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
unbelieveable. Just pure perfection!
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
your lovely work is featured at :iconwater-and-nature-art: - have a look please and enjoy [link]
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karliosi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fabulous reflection. I can feel the peaceful solitude.
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karliosi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
fabulous reflection. I can feel the peaceful solitude.
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MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice view! :clap:
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Amazing light. Great shot!
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SniperSArgeant Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beatuyful!!!!!!!!!!!
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AHSgraphy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
woow great
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work
great atmosphere
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Lirin105 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Beautiful light, fantastic shot!
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this picture is out of this world! :wow:
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life-flashes Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
wow. really stunning morning you captured! gorgeous composition.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
One of my favorites from your recent stuff. That light is just ridiculous!
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Excellent
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DimensionSeven Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
epic light, but quite rough PP on the tree on the left.
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H8BTalways Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
great work, I think it's time to add you to my watch
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