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Heracles & Appolon

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Heracles & Appolon
Heracles & Appolon
Mount Nemrut, Turkey.
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Jack Gaskin
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    Great work! Fantastic sky for the background.


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11/20/2011 4:47:23 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Thank you Jack.
This technique I learned from Jim Zuckerman (BetterPhoto instructor & pro photographer). He taught me to have a collection of sky and cloud pictures and use them to replace dull skies whenever needed. This was the case when we went together to Turkey last month, to photograph the statues on Mount Nemrut.
Alex


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11/20/2011 5:06:35 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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You learned the sky lesson well, Alex! It looks great behind the stone heads, which look terrific, with excellent DOF and details. This looks like an interesting place.


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11/20/2011 5:58:54 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Hello Lindley,
Thanks for your comments. Indeed, this place is more then magic. We woke up at 2 o´clock in the morning to drive about 2 hours, start walking the mountain and just wait for the early morning light. The light was beautiful (on the stone heads) but the sky.....
alex


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11/20/2011 6:18:52 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Wow, this is wild and fantastic, Alex....well worth all the effort put into capturing it! The sky replacement works perfectly w/the stone, and I love the bit of blue on the ground. Great POV...great image!!!


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11/20/2011 10:40:29 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Thank you Patricia.


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11/20/2011 12:02:57 PM

 
Rudi Reiner
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What a special photo, sure don't see this everyday!


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11/21/2011 7:41:41 PM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Thank you very much Rudi !
Alex


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11/21/2011 10:00:07 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Great capture and replacing the sky has made it fantastic! I really like his one Alex very different!


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11/28/2011 3:14:35 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Thank you Lyn


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11/29/2011 1:39:46 PM

 
Chung Wah Weckherlin
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Good job Alex! If you don't tell me I wouldn't know the trick of the sky & clouds!


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12/14/2011 4:41:39 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Help Chung Wah,
Thanks for your nice comments. I think that the purpose is to keep the image realistic. Thanks to Jims comments last year I started building up a huge collection of cloud photos, different hours of the day, colors,etc
Alex


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12/14/2011 8:27:27 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Congrats Alex!


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12/14/2011 5:46:16 PM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Thank you Lyn


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12/14/2011 10:04:18 PM

 
Chung Wah Weckherlin
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My heartiest congratulations Alex!


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12/15/2011 4:39:36 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Thank you Chung Wah.


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12/15/2011 4:45:44 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Alex! I love this image.


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12/15/2011 7:16:43 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Hello Lindley,
Happy you love it.
Alex


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12/15/2011 9:48:36 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Inspirational and beautiful work Alex, congratulations on your finalist!


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12/15/2011 10:43:01 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Dear Donna,
Thank you for your kind comments.
Alex


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12/15/2011 4:12:40 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Alex


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12/16/2011 5:34:00 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Congrats on your winner!!!!


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12/16/2011 9:29:52 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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What could be more important in life than to know in our hearts that in everything we have tried to do, we have done our very best?
Congratulations for your magnificent contribution for the month of November, 2011.
Merna Nobile


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12/16/2011 10:59:58 PM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Lyn, Merna
Thank you. Very happy with this winner
Alex


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12/17/2011 4:15:04 AM

 
Jana Foster
 

Congrats on your super finalist!
jana


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12/17/2011 4:36:07 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Thanks Jana


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12/17/2011 7:18:08 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations


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12/17/2011 9:06:02 AM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Thank you Carla,


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12/17/2011 9:30:31 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Big congratulations on your terrific Winner, Alex!


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12/17/2011 2:20:09 PM

 
Alexander Decoster
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Good morning,
Thank you Lindley,
Alex


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12/17/2011 11:02:01 PM

 
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