Distorted Spiral Jetty

© Jeff E Jensen

Distorted Spiral Jetty

Elaine Hessler 1/3/2013 3:42:10 AM

Nice. Was this taken with your rectilinear lens? This is gorgeous. I like the low angle. You can still see the jetty. #1506793

Jeff E Jensen 1/3/2013 5:16:29 AM

Yup, taken with the 14mm, and, it is actually a stitch of about 14 images, so it gives some funky distortions to the Jetty and to the distant shoreline. #10497005

Rita K. Connell 1/3/2013 8:44:24 AM

this is a great capture Jeff. but help to understand what you have done. HDR is several image combined. but you said 14 images stitch what do you mean by that.? #10497300

Jeff E Jensen 1/3/2013 8:49:57 AM

Sorry, this is not an HDR image, it is 14 images, shot vertically and then stitched together as a panorama. If you've never been there, you'd probably have no idea that the hill that is on the left of the frame is almost straight east from where I stood, and the mountains that you can see in the far distance in about the center of the frame are actually south west of where I stood. In this image, the rocks on the left and the rocks on the right of the frame look like they come together where I'm standing. In reality, they run in an almost straight line. I've included a second image of the Jetty for comparison. #10497305

Dale Hardin 1/3/2013 10:17:05 AM

Very interesting shot Jeff. I really like the dedication and work put into this shot. A great lesson in creativity that really inspires me to try to achieve more.

Had it been me, I'd probably have gone about 1/2 as far as you did, so as to retain a bit more reality of the scene. Of the two, I like the other image better.

One thing about the composite that stands out is the obvious distortion resulting in a concave horizon. The other thing is the opposing leading lines into the composition that fight for the viewers attention.

In spite of that, this is definitely something I want to try. I do this often with three images for a pano, but using images horizontally and vertically is a leap that you've inspired me to attempt. #10497423

Debbra Bailey 1/3/2013 12:56:16 PM

Very cool! Thanks for posting the second pic as a reference! #10497680

Beth Spencer 1/3/2013 3:08:10 PM

It is a beautiful shot either way! I like the idea of the vertical panoroma and one day will try it. It is a very interesting effect! Thanks for the reference shot. #10497862

lisa anderson 1/4/2013 5:08:02 AM

That is so cool! Photo-sewing! How long did it take? #10498685

Elaine Hessler 1/4/2013 5:17:23 AM

Very cool indeed! There is an amazing article on the sequoias in the dec issue of national geographic. The front cover is a composite of 120 photos of The President. You can see it come together on the iPad app (my favorite app). Lots of work! And very cool, of course. #10498693

Debbie E. Payne 1/4/2013 4:57:26 PM

You and your amazing creativity, Jeff! I like both images but I think I like the first one best for it's impact.

Elaine -- I will have to go back to my December issue. I don't have the iPad app for NG yet. #10499646

Elaine Hessler 1/4/2013 6:29:31 PM

The NG app is free and so is the magazine through the app if you already have a subscription. I think it opens in "Newstand". There is so much extra it comes to life! #10499751

Peter W. Marks 1/5/2013 6:10:26 AM

Way beyond my creativity Jeff.
"Absolutely spiffing old chap! "(typed with an english, posh accent) #10500365

Jeff E Jensen 1/5/2013 8:31:55 AM

Thanks, all!

Peter - I read all of your comments with and english accent, not sure if I'd call it posh though :o)

Deb - when the Bailey clan makes a stop in Utah this summer, we'll head out here for sunset and some light painting. #10500606

Peter W. Marks 1/5/2013 11:41:56 AM

Oh gosh young Jeff. I have been here twenty years last month but the ladies still ask me to 'just talk' and they sigh. It had me thinking I sounded like Hugh Grant but perhaps I had better watch more Downton Abbey on PBS and practice. #10500835

Teresa H. Hunt 1/6/2013 8:30:52 PM

Beautiful Jeff!!

Humm . . . I think I might try the vertical panorama the next time I go to Larch Mountain :) #10502882

Brandi K. Mills 1/7/2013 6:41:31 PM

Amazing! I really like the low angle! #10504396

Christopher Budny 2/26/2013 1:56:33 PM

Very cool! (Had to google it!) Congratulations! #10586866

Dale Hardin 2/26/2013 3:04:45 PM

Congrats old buddy. #10587033

Jeff E Jensen 2/26/2013 5:18:15 PM


Chris - The Spiral Jetty is a pretty unique piece of Utah. By the way, we'll be stopping here on the Phellos trim in June :o) #10587240

Dale Hardin 2/26/2013 5:40:14 PM

ROFL!!! #10587262

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/27/2013 10:59:20 AM

Ohhhhh...what a fantastic finalist! Big Congratulations

jo ann c.

Christopher Budny 3/1/2013 5:19:02 AM

Congratulations, Jeff! #10591235

Beth Spencer 3/1/2013 5:45:53 AM

Congratulations! #10591286

Dale Hardin 3/1/2013 9:15:02 AM

Congratz on the gold Jeff. #10591750

Peggy Pfister 3/1/2013 10:04:27 AM

Very creative and superbly executed treatment! Congrats on a fantastic winner! #10591810

Elaine Hessler 3/1/2013 12:10:42 PM

Congrats! #10591999

Daniella Puente 3/1/2013 2:07:19 PM

Congratulations! is a WONDERFUL photo #10592116

Rita K. Connell 3/1/2013 4:11:06 PM

congratulation Jeff, awesome pictures.... #10592239

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/1/2013 8:08:25 PM

Artistic and gorgeous Jeff, huge congratulations!!! #10592610

Michele Peterson 3/1/2013 10:50:15 PM

Wow, this is one of those "should be in a magazine" pictures. Very cool how you stitched it all together, also. Amazing creativity and talent. Congratulations on the great win!! #10592712

Jeff E Jensen 3/2/2013 6:29:38 AM

Thanks, everyone! I really appreciate all of your kind words. #10593064

JO ANN CLEVELAND 3/2/2013 7:13:47 PM

Fabulous! Congratulations on your wonderful 2nd Place GOLD Winner Jeff!

jo ann c. #10593977

Brandi K. Mills 3/2/2013 10:22:13 PM

Congrats on winning! It is deserved! #10594117

Cindy Bendush 3/2/2013 11:17:00 PM

Awesome! Big congratulations on your gold! #10594141

Jeff E Jensen 3/3/2013 4:50:24 AM

Thank you, everyone! #10594360

Carmody Baker 3/6/2013 6:29:48 AM

A lot of work with a great result. Congratulations Jeff! #10598516

Usman M. Bajwa 3/14/2013 6:10:52 AM

Couldn't tell that it was a composite, great work, Jeff. CONGRATZ on the Well deserved Gold!

UB. #10609088

Merna L. Nobile 3/17/2013 11:35:00 AM

What a great way to start a new year! Your award winning photographs go from Editorís Pick to Finalist and hopefully to Gold.
CONGRATULATIONS for the month of January, 2013! #10613150

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1/250 Sec - f/16 - ISO 160 - 14mm
Canon 5D Mk III - Canon 14mm f/2.8L

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 1/250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 160, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 14.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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