Sunset at an Icon

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by AlanLichty, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. AlanLichty

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    I think I have spent more time fiddling with Ben's images from Schwabacher Landing than I have my own so I decided it's time to remedy that. The first evening out we had a sunset that lacked serious colors but did have some nice hues and clouds to work with. I wandered down past the crowded shoreline so I could find a spot without jostling elbows and endless chatter. I didn't have a clue where the Sacred Tripod Holes were supposed to be so I just shot away blissfully unaware of my sacrilege :)


    C&C always welcome.
     
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    This is very nice. at the cost of the largest peak, you got a great reflection and no weeds.
     
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    Very nice Alan. The clouds in this are pretty cool. I wonder if this would have any potential as a B&W? It might be too dark in the tree area for that to successfully work.

    You certainly missed out on the joy of putting your tripod in those sacred tripod holes that I got to do along with Alisa. I think the energy the tripod got from being in those holes charged up my photography for several days. :)

    As Ben mentioned, you do lose out on the tallest peak from that angle, but you do still get 3 peaks so that's cool. I think if someone didn't know they were losing out on a tall peak they wouldn't miss it from that composition. So I do prefer the peak setup from the more iconic location, and also how the pond leads in better to the peaks from there. You lose that from this side. But this composition is great, and for the most part, it's only those of who have been there and shot it as photographers who might feel something is missing. The average viewer I think would say this is awesome and not even notice it was different.
     
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    I agree with Jim and Ben, Alan. It is nice to shoot icons from a different perspective.
     
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    Thanks - I honestly didn't even think about which peaks were showing until Ben pointed it out. I liked the sun angle and the reflections so was perfectly happy with my spot. More colors would have been nice but where I was standing wouldn't have helped that at all.

    Sacred tripod holes aren't terribly meaningful for my shooting. I do like going to interesting places but getting exactly the same shot everyone else took doesn't do much for me. I can go on google and type in the name of the place to see 200 images that all look the same. I'd rather have a shot that isn't.
     
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    I think you made good use of the conditions you had - especially those clouds. From this angle they radiate from the center of the photo which works well.
     
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    I think it is an awesome shot, loving the clouds & the reflection of them in the so very still water. Beautiful.
     
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    wow!! This is great!! love everything about this!
     
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