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Gettysburg Sunset Reversed

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Gettysburg Sunset Reversed
Gettysburg Sunset Reversed
Look closely -- something is not right with this image. The reflection of the trees in the "water" are reversed!
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Heather L. Haderly
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/4/2007
    This is wonderful Don!


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6/13/2007 9:07:59 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Thank you Heather. Did you catch that the reflection is not correct?


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6/13/2007 9:15:53 AM

 
Mike Perez
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That's pretty cool, Don! It's a beautiful image. I don't think I would have caught the reflections.


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6/13/2007 9:21:12 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Thanks Mike. Not sure people will actually "see" what they are "seeing" in this photograph unless they slow down and actually "look" at the image.


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6/13/2007 9:29:04 AM

 
Brinn MacDougall
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How bizzare, did you do this or is this the way it was..It's a beautiful capture either way, Don.


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6/13/2007 9:53:49 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Brinn, this is a "created" photo. I took a sunset photo and duplicated the top and put it on the bottom, although I reversed the tree "reflections." There is no way this could be produced naturally. I agree with you, it is kind of bizzare, although I bet most people, when they originally look at the image, don't see that it is not real.


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6/13/2007 10:52:19 AM

 
Autum Rhoades
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Awesome work on this Don! Love that you were able to reverse this. If one wasn't looking, they would probably not even notice. Great work!!!


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6/13/2007 1:17:08 PM

 
Don Johnson
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I appreciate your kind words Autum. This is a different type of image from those I normally produce.


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6/13/2007 1:23:42 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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AHH I didn't even notice! Great image Don


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6/13/2007 7:05:18 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Thank you Cheryl. You always say such nice things about my images.


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6/18/2007 5:58:14 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Sneaky!! But cool!


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7/24/2007 7:03:15 AM

 
Don Johnson
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I bet most people never even noticed that this image could never happen in nature.


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7/24/2007 7:12:20 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist! Very creative!


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12/19/2007 5:48:44 PM

 
Joseph N. DiGilio
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Kudos, Don. Congratulations.


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12/19/2007 8:34:49 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your second place win Don!!! Excellent!


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12/19/2007 8:40:53 PM

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


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12/19/2007 8:52:06 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Congratulations on your terrific win!


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12/19/2007 9:13:17 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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BIG congratulations on your beautiful win, Don!


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12/19/2007 9:54:54 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Gorgeous colors and reflections and by the way I did not catch the fact that they were not the same. Congratulations on your second place win !!!


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12/19/2007 11:40:38 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Thank you everyone for your very nice comments. Considering all the great photography on this site, it is a real pleasure and ego boost to win a second place award. I am very excited.


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12/20/2007 5:44:53 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Don, on your beautiful win!


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12/20/2007 2:14:12 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Congratulations! Vladan

fantastic photo!


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12/20/2007 9:14:01 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Thank you Chris and Vladan. I submitted this image once before and it was not even slected for an "Editors Choice." This time when I submitted it, it wins a second place. Go figure. On the first go around the judges might have missed the fact that the reflection was not natural.


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12/21/2007 10:20:26 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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It is a fiendishly simple deception, but makes for a very convincing reflection shot. And of course, the silhouettes against that beautiful orange sky are terrific. Glad you chose to resubmit!


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12/21/2007 11:14:46 AM

 
Gary Lange
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Huge congrats on a most wonderful sunset, Don!


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12/21/2007 12:04:10 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Thank you Chris and Gary. I appreciate the kind words.


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12/21/2007 6:40:42 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations...this is gorgeous!!!! ☺


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12/22/2007 7:34:11 AM

 
Patricia (Pat) C. Exum
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Congratulations Don!

I knew it would be a winner! As usual you are such a talented and creative photographer!

Pat


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12/24/2007 4:11:52 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Thanks Linda and Pat. I sincerely appreciate your kind comments.


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12/24/2007 2:12:42 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Don, I love this image, and at first I did not even noticed, wow, how cool is that!
Can you direct me to something (a class, a book) where I can learn to use PS in a more creative way?


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12/30/2007 9:01:41 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Maria, thank you for your very kind comments. I learned PS by taking a course with a local photographer so I don't have a good direction to send you. I know there are tutorials on the subject. You might also try a local college. Also check with a local photo club for possibilities. In fact, I am a great believer in photo clubs -- if you are not a member -- then join one. It will be the best photographic experience you can do.


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1/3/2008 6:19:49 AM

 
Serena S. Hinkel
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Congratulations Don! I can see the "Reflection" competition at this month's GCC meeting is going to be tough for the Advanced group!! This is beautiful, and no, I didn't notice the switched reflection until I read your comment on the photo's page! You are a master.


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1/10/2008 7:43:52 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Thank you Serena. I have not even started to think about the reflection category for this month's GCC competition, but you are right. This image would fit.


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1/10/2008 9:17:46 AM

 
paola A. Jofre
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congratulations Don!!! Stunning colors and reflection :) Creative :)


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3/28/2008 1:17:50 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Thanks for the positive feedback Paola. I appreciate it.


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3/28/2008 1:38:23 PM

 
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