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At the Crossing - The Rock III
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At the Crossing - The Rock III
At the Crossing - The Rock III
This one is for my friend Bill Wyatt. aperture = F/25, shutter = 1 second, lens = Tamron 28-75 @ 47mm, location = Red Rock Crossing,Sedona, AZ. 3221Bogen/remote release -1/3exp.comp. Polorizer + ND .3, replaced sky in PS 7 Layers, clone, healing, blur tool.
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Cara M. Ford

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    Gorgeous!!!! What can I say...one of the best landscapes I have ever seen...breath taking!! Good Job!

2/6/2007 9:20:32 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Randy, excellent colors, detail, clarity, exposure, lighting and DOF.

2/6/2007 10:14:41 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Wow!!!

2/6/2007 10:39:04 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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This is gorgeous, Randy!!

2/7/2007 3:25:42 AM

 
Grace Watts
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Awesome capture!

2/7/2007 4:42:48 AM

 
GianAngelo Monchieri
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A amazing sunset and nice composition. Wish I were there. Best compliments

2/7/2007 5:56:30 AM

 
Candice C. Calhoun
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Fabulous landscape...I know Bill will love it!

ccc

2/7/2007 6:13:17 AM

 
Christina C. Moore
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Nice moody sky. Beautiful work!

2/7/2007 8:09:41 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Stunningly beautiful, Randy!

2/7/2007 1:27:21 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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This took my breath away Randy! AWESOME!!!

Erica

2/7/2007 2:47:41 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wow Randy this is beautiful! Thanks I do appreciate it. The sky is fantastic and so is the scenery!! Terrific job!!

2/7/2007 2:55:51 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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Wow! This is SPECTACULAR!! Love the lighting. Love that stormy sky! Incredibly dramatic! Great work, Randy!

2/7/2007 3:13:24 PM

 
Orsi 
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So beautiful!!Wonderful job,Randy!!Love it!!

2/7/2007 3:28:54 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Cara, Janine, Robert, Colette, Grace, Monchieri, Candice, Christina, Jessica, Erica, Nadya and Bill Wyatt who convinced me to replace the sky in this image and then was unselfish enough to tell me how. Thanks Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2/7/2007 3:30:01 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful scene Randy! Love those red rocks!

2/7/2007 4:07:48 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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My friend,thats most beautiful sky I've ever seen over the rocks.Wonderful effects,and a winner!!!!!

2/7/2007 4:17:26 PM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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WOOOOOOOW the colors in this image are dazzling..so beautiful and the scene is exquisite with wonderfully sharp focus and beautifully composed, Randy!!

2/7/2007 5:47:13 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Lovely colours and composition here Randy, great work on the effects...Dominick

2/8/2007 1:06:23 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Holy Cow; can you spell WINNER!!

2/8/2007 9:30:29 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Just extraordinarily beautiful.

2/8/2007 11:22:27 AM

 
randy dannheim
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I really appreciate your comments Claudia, Robert, Melissa, Dominick, Ronald, and Mitch.

2/8/2007 11:53:12 AM

 
Remi Trepanier
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Amazing shot Randy! Perfect sky, lighting and colors!!! Awesome effect in the river!!

2/8/2007 11:57:36 AM

 
John Connolly
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WOW! What a stunning presentation Randy! Fantastic effects!!

2/8/2007 12:04:32 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Fantastic capture. Awesome colors and scene. Love your photos.

2/8/2007 6:21:45 PM

 
Derek D. Dafoe
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Fantastic image Randy, super PhotoShop too !!

2/9/2007 8:31:15 AM

 
cheryl m. phillips
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Just beautiful!
Gorgeous colors..
Wonderful job!
~cp

2/9/2007 8:49:16 AM

 
Peter Appelbaum
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Randy, How can I compete with this? This is absolutely gorgeous.

2/10/2007 6:00:30 AM

 
Terri L. Scribner
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What else can be said? Outstanding landscape!!

2/10/2007 6:11:22 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Rimi, John, Kay, Derek, Cheryl, Peter, and Terri.

2/10/2007 8:17:21 AM

 
Glenn E. Urquhart
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Absolutely Stunning Image, Randy!!! Like the layers of color, lighting, contrast, WELL Composed and quite beautiful!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn.

2/10/2007 8:49:22 AM

 
Zenon Toczek
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Just super!
zenon

2/10/2007 2:57:47 PM

 
Steven M. Siwek
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wow. the beauty of Arizona is truly awesome, and you have a great talent for capturing its glory. Great job

2/10/2007 8:18:50 PM

 
Dirkje Diana Fem. Reuvekamp
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Wonderful..The colours are very nice..i like this picture very much..
Dirkje;)

2/16/2007 7:31:40 AM

 
Stephanie Thibaudeau
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Hi Randy!
Oh wow, this is soooo stunning! It has captured the beauty of Sedona! Great job!!! :-)

2/27/2007 7:29:11 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Glenn, Zenon, Steven, Dirkje, and Stephanie!

2/27/2007 7:40:05 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round.

3/22/2007 9:29:41 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Kay

3/22/2007 10:40:03 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on your finalist Randy!

3/23/2007 7:14:25 AM

 
Stephanie Thibaudeau
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Congrats Randy on your beautiful finalist!!

3/23/2007 7:41:21 AM

 
Rachel  McKinnie
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Congrats on this awesome finalist, Randy!!!

3/23/2007 7:43:30 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Shawn, Stephanie, and Rachel.

3/23/2007 8:17:48 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Kudoes again, Randy, for this beautiful shot. Congrats.

3/23/2007 9:19:43 AM

 
randy dannheim
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thank you Mitch!

3/23/2007 9:49:12 AM

 
Carol Teal
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Wow, another one! Congrats on your finalist! This is beautiful. I love the feeling of depth, and the beauty of this place makes me wish I could see it!

3/23/2007 10:12:27 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Carol.

3/23/2007 10:33:41 AM

 
Sue L. Cullumber
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Randy - Gorgeous comp. and colors! This is great - congrats!

3/23/2007 6:22:03 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Randy, Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner.

3/24/2007 7:35:26 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Kay and Sue.

3/24/2007 7:39:36 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Randy, congratulations on your Second Place Win.

3/24/2007 8:10:12 PM

 
Jesus M. Salazar
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Congratulations on this beautiful second place winner Randy!!!
Jesus

3/25/2007 12:16:19 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Simply gorgeous, Randy!!! Congratulations!

3/25/2007 5:59:03 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Janine, Jesus, Sharon, and thank you Bill Wyatt who deserves at least half of this win. Most of all Thank you BETTER PHOTO for giving us this wonderful place to share our craft.

3/25/2007 7:09:55 AM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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Great winning image!! Congratulations!!

3/25/2007 1:10:42 PM

 
Karamatullah Danyal
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Beautiful DA Randy, I like how you modified the background to match the front. Congratulations on a fine win.

3/25/2007 2:18:06 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Randy!!

3/25/2007 2:42:16 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations Randy this is so beautiful. I knew it was going to be a winner!!!

3/25/2007 2:46:16 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Amalia, Karamatullah, Carol and Bill.

3/25/2007 4:20:35 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Beautifully made. Congratulations. It's beautiful!

3/26/2007 6:40:08 AM

 
Jennifer L. Skrutsky

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this picture is AMAZING!!!

3/26/2007 9:32:02 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big Congratulations My friend.It is truly a beautiful image!!!!!

3/26/2007 5:27:51 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Mary, Jennifer and Robert.

3/26/2007 9:10:54 PM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you Randy!!

3/27/2007 3:54:19 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Gorgeous view and scene Randy, wonderful image congrats on your win!

3/27/2007 5:15:21 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Colette, and Claudia

3/27/2007 9:29:00 PM

 
Larry L. Redmon
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Congratulations Randy. Great Job!

3/28/2007 2:43:15 PM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations! Great color on it and the sky is very nice too.
Pat

4/4/2007 1:35:26 PM

 

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I can't agree with all the previous comments. The first thing I thought when I opened this picture was 'that sky really looks fake'. And it was. In my opinion, if you can't capture the scene adequately at the time of exposure, at least make your manipulation convincing. Mainly, it is the border between sky and earth that is a bit obvious...

4/15/2007 3:28:41 PM

 
Mick Burkey
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A wonderful work of art, Randy. And well deserving of the second place win.

BTW, I couldn't disagree more with Dan C. The first thing I thought when opening this picture was "how dramatic". It's obvious you are making art, not simply documenting a moment. That's what photojournalists do, IMO. I trust there is room for both here at BP. And while I agree that you want the manipulations to be convincing, that, too, is a subjective decision made by the artist about what was his/her vision and the viewer on what they see.

Keep up the good work, Randy. It is appreciated.

4/16/2007 10:30:29 AM

 

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Well Mick, sure we are making art. However, there are certain basic guidelines that need to be followed in order to produce a convincing image. Most people on this site typically offer nothing more by way of comments than 'awesome photo!', which is pretty useless in terms of improving our photography through constructive critiques. Look at the clouds in this picture: the sun is obviously setting BEHIND the mountains if you were to take this photo at face value, and thus the light in the foreground is completely incongruous with the digitally inserted sky. Agreed that most people wouldn't pick up on this, but I did, and thought the effect was quite displeasing. Randy, keep up the good work, the desert scenes in your gallery are great - much better when you stick to reality in my humble opinion.

4/16/2007 11:19:37 AM

 
randy dannheim
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I am flattered that my image is receiving this much attention. I really didn't think it was all that good myself. Thank you Mick for your wonderful defense and by the number of winners (first place x 2 and your many finalist) your opinion of my work is welcomed. And for you, Mr. Dan C. yours is welcome too. It takes many differing taste to make up a site like BP. From a purrest point of view this image doesn't hold water, because of what you pointed out so observently. I didn't intend this image to make sense.
I was at the rock on an overcast morning and the light was purfect for capturing the water and surrounding color because of the defused light which allowed for the slow shutter speed. When I posted this image, Bill Wyatt (another BP member) stated that this was a great winning image if it only had a more dramatic sky. This was my very first attempt at replacing a sky. Because it was a sky from Tuscon facing East at Sunset I knew the light wouldn't match the rock facing South at 8AM in the morning. The colors worked so well, I decided to use it anyway. That is why I entered it into DIGITAL DARKROOM - get it - NO RULES. I welcome your comments, I was surprised that it won myself, but it did and it was because like Bill said, it need a new sky. I entered the original image also, nobody noticed but Bill. Thank you Bill for your Critiqe and suggestion that ended in a winning image. Dan thank you also, it looked fake to me too, because it was! as I stated in my comment on the image.

4/16/2007 10:31:12 PM

 
Jim Britt

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Fantastic shot. Obviously a lot of comments here already but I was looking thru your shots, I like this one....I've tried getting this one myself but not nearly as nice as how you have captured it.

My wife and I got married here. Wonderful place. Great job.

7/28/2007 11:07:34 AM

 
Ken Slade
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Stunning photo with amazing colors, light, and clarity. Congratulations!

8/3/2007 8:55:50 PM

 
Patricia Ronan
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Beautiful colours and scenery. Congratulations on your Win:)

8/13/2007 3:47:13 AM

 
Steven E. Ray
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Your Sedona photos are mesmerizing! Your talent behind the camera is self-evident :) This one is just amazing...

9/3/2007 3:08:50 AM

 
Bart Aldrich

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This is one of the better pix of Sedona I've seen. Did one show there last year but didn't have time to shoot, but want to yet.
You are a super star here I think with all those wonderful shots and awards. Congrats and thanks for your comment on mine!
Bart A

9/6/2007 4:52:42 AM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Jim, Kim, Patricia, Steven, and Bart.

9/6/2007 8:36:53 AM

 
Eugenio Diaz

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Hi Randy, Thank you so much for the tip, and the image is awesome. Congratulations on your win, and your gallery is excellent!
Eugenio

9/17/2007 4:41:25 AM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Absolutely beautiful image Randy. I just keep looking at it!
-Joe

3/8/2008 2:16:07 PM

 
randy dannheim
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Thank you Joe.

3/8/2008 6:08:17 PM

 
Audrey K. Kanekoa-Madrid
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This is sooo beautiful! Thank you for posting :)

2/19/2009 1:34:07 PM

 
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