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Lenticular Fire by davidrichterphoto Lenticular Fire by davidrichterphoto
A huge lenticular cloud towers over Mono Lake, California as the sun rises.
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
wundervoll
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whendt Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Student General Artist
very beautiful photo!
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Daturanoire Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Magic!
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evusha Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Interface Designer
how beautiful:wow:
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benas1971 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
superb
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katu01 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Very nice capture :clap:
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Zanarky Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot, and I love your foreground exposure as well.
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mutrus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
Amazing shot :shocked:
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Wonderful light. :-)
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What a superb light capture and perspective !!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   General Artist
Featured :) [link]
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Trashins Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful !
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   General Artist
beautifully sharp and stunning light :)
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Val-Faustino Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot :clap:
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Sparia Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student General Artist
i need too keep a dictnary around my self when i am looking at you work.. because more than often now its begning to make me speechless...
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Aim4Beauty Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
pretty
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ATMKILLSHOTZ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Beautiful! id love to go there, how many shots?
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
This is a single exposure with no blending whatsoever, if this is what you were asking. As for how many shots I took over the course of the sunrise, I'd say about 20 to 30.
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ATMKILLSHOTZ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
awh yes, sorry. i mean number of exposures. do you use filters of any sort?
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
No worries. Yes, I do use filters. For this shot I used a circular polarizer and 3-stop hard-edge Singh-Ray gradual neutral density filter, if my memory serves me well.

Essential filters I use for most of all my shots are 2 or 3-stop soft and hard-edge GNDs and a circular polarizer. Sometimes specific filters like a screw-in variable ND filter comes in handy for long exposures and shots in bright day light (which I rarely do) to soften water, etc. but GNDs and polarizers are the most used filters in my bag.
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ATMKILLSHOTZ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Thanks for the info, im fairly new to photography and I love it! ive had problems shooting awesome colors in the sky and still being able to have my foreground and middle ground exposed correctly, filters are what i need correct? thanks for any input. andrew
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Yes, a gradual neutral density filter will help you balance the light between bright sky and dark foreground in your shots. A good start is 3-stop soft and 2-stop hard-edge... at least you can handle most situations very well with just those two. There is always the option of shooting two exposures with different shutter speeds though and to blend them in PS later but I like to see the result as close as possible on the back of the camera. It somehow helps me to connect with the scene even more and also helps to visualize possible compositional flaws. Plus, less time in front of a screen means more possibilities to catch some good light; even though I enjoy working with PS.

I might be doing a tutorial on how to align your filters and how to choose the right filter for different kinds of light and situations but time is very limited, so no promises at this point.
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ATMKILLSHOTZ Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I would love to see a tutorial! I agree i love the instant gratification on my lcd, i want to stay away from blending if i can although i have never played with PS. Do you have a recommendation for brands on the filters?
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davidrichterphoto Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Depends on your budget. Really, the only advice I can give is to keep your hands off Cokin filters. Those will introduce a magenta pink color cast that is hard to control, even with PS.

Lee and Singh-Ray are considered to be the top manufacturers, with Lee probably being the best bang for the buck. HiTech (produced by Formatt) is pretty good too and affordable compared to Singh-Ray. I still have one or two of them and can't complain about being much worse than Lee or Singh-Ray.

It all boils down to personal preference then and how much you can/want to spend on a 4x6 piece of resin.
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Zaefyr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
perfect shot.... *___*
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BradLeeDaleNorth Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great capture David! Nice subtle processing.
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kayaboi Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
This is so beautiful. Great job. love it!!!@_@
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gerundium Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
awesomeness : )
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evil-girl-genius Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Love this! Great shot and I knew by just looking at it that it was Mono Lake. This picture makes me want to go back there. Keep up the good work
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graphiics0 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011   Interface Designer
Wow liked it :)

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ChrisDonohoe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Amazing composition, location, sky, feel...all good!
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ABJR47 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Gorgeous
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ynissim Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful
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ragnaice Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I am stunned by this landscape. :jawdrop:
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928 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
amazing shot.
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my-shots Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
:thumbsup:
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