Heracles & Appolon

© Alexander Decoster

Heracles & Appolon

Jack Gaskin 11/20/2011 4:47:23 AM

Great work! Fantastic sky for the background. #1424458

Alexander Decoster 11/20/2011 5:06:35 AM

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 #9820317

Lindley Johnson 11/20/2011 5:58:54 AM

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. #9820392

Alexander Decoster 11/20/2011 6:18:52 AM

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 #9820421

Patti Coblentz 11/20/2011 10:40:29 AM

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!!! #9820900

Alexander Decoster 11/20/2011 12:02:57 PM

Thank you Patricia. #9821133

Rudi Reiner 11/21/2011 7:41:41 PM

What a special photo, sure don't see this everyday! #9823938

Alexander Decoster 11/21/2011 10:00:07 PM

Thank you very much Rudi !
Alex #9824054

Lyn Darlington 11/28/2011 3:14:35 AM

Great capture and replacing the sky has made it fantastic! I really like his one Alex very different! #9834584

Alexander Decoster 11/29/2011 1:39:46 PM

Thank you Lyn #9837612

Chung Wah Weckherlin 12/14/2011 4:41:39 AM

Good job Alex! If you don't tell me I wouldn't know the trick of the sky & clouds! #9864490

Alexander Decoster 12/14/2011 8:27:27 AM

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 #9864880

Lyn Darlington 12/14/2011 5:46:16 PM

Congrats Alex! #9866594

Alexander Decoster 12/14/2011 10:04:18 PM

Thank you Lyn #9867470

Chung Wah Weckherlin 12/15/2011 4:39:36 AM

My heartiest congratulations Alex! #9868009

Alexander Decoster 12/15/2011 4:45:44 AM

Thank you Chung Wah. #9868021

Lindley Johnson 12/15/2011 7:16:43 AM

Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Alex! I love this image. #9868363

Alexander Decoster 12/15/2011 9:48:36 AM

Hello Lindley,
Happy you love it.
Alex #9868820

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/15/2011 10:43:01 AM

Inspirational and beautiful work Alex, congratulations on your finalist! #9868930

Alexander Decoster 12/15/2011 4:12:40 PM

Dear Donna,
Thank you for your kind comments.
Alex #9869524

Sabrina Ryan 12/16/2011 5:34:00 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Alex #9872459

Lyn Darlington 12/16/2011 9:29:52 PM

Congrats on your winner!!!! #9873068

Merna L. Nobile 12/16/2011 10:59:58 PM

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

Alexander Decoster 12/17/2011 4:15:04 AM

Lyn, Merna
Thank you. Very happy with this winner
Alex #9873487

Jana Foster 12/17/2011 4:36:07 AM

Congrats on your super finalist!
jana #9873519

Alexander Decoster 12/17/2011 7:18:08 AM

Thanks Jana #9873869

Carla Capra 12/17/2011 9:06:02 AM

Congratulations #9874044

Alexander Decoster 12/17/2011 9:30:31 AM

Thank you Carla,

Lindley Johnson 12/17/2011 2:20:09 PM

Big congratulations on your terrific Winner, Alex! #9874393

Alexander Decoster 12/17/2011 11:02:01 PM

Good morning,
Thank you Lindley,
Alex #9874971

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Mount Nemrut, Turkey.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/13 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 14.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Uploaded on 11/20/2011 4:36:59 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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