Gettysburg Sunset Reversed

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Gettysburg Sunset Reversed

Heather L. Haderly 6/13/2007 9:07:59 AM

This is wonderful Don! #673118

Don Johnson 6/13/2007 9:15:53 AM

Thank you Heather. Did you catch that the reflection is not correct? #4393450

Mike D. Perez 6/13/2007 9:21:12 AM

That's pretty cool, Don! It's a beautiful image. I don't think I would have caught the reflections. #4393469

Don Johnson 6/13/2007 9:29:04 AM

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. #4393489

Brinn MacDougall 6/13/2007 9:53:49 AM

How bizzare, did you do this or is this the way it was..It's a beautiful capture either way, Don. #4393561

Don Johnson 6/13/2007 10:52:19 AM

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. #4393713

Autum Rhoades 6/13/2007 1:17:08 PM

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!!! #4394012

Don Johnson 6/13/2007 1:23:42 PM

I appreciate your kind words Autum. This is a different type of image from those I normally produce. #4394025

Cheryl E. Molennor 6/13/2007 7:05:18 PM

AHH I didn't even notice! Great image Don #4394637

Don Johnson 6/18/2007 5:58:14 AM

Thank you Cheryl. You always say such nice things about my images. #4408256

Christopher Budny 7/24/2007 7:03:15 AM

Sneaky!! But cool! #4548427

Don Johnson 7/24/2007 7:12:20 AM

I bet most people never even noticed that this image could never happen in nature. #4548463

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2007 5:48:44 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! Very creative! #5230423

Joseph N. DiGilio 12/19/2007 8:34:49 PM

Kudos, Don. Congratulations. #5231780

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/19/2007 8:40:53 PM

Congratulations on your second place win Don!!! Excellent! #5231853

Kay E. Mahoney 12/19/2007 8:52:06 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful second place winner, Don. #5231957

Cheryl E. Molennor 12/19/2007 9:13:17 PM

Congratulations on your terrific win! #5232143

Evy Johansen 12/19/2007 9:54:54 PM

BIG congratulations on your beautiful win, Don! #5232348

Marilyn K. Lincecum 12/19/2007 11:40:38 PM

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 !!! #5232749

Don Johnson 12/20/2007 5:44:53 AM

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. #5233944

Christopher Budny 12/20/2007 2:14:12 PM

Congratulations, Don, on your beautiful win! #5235831

Vladan D. Djordjevic 12/20/2007 9:14:01 PM

Congratulations! Vladan

fantastic photo! #5237390

Don Johnson 12/21/2007 10:20:26 AM

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. #5239839

Christopher Budny 12/21/2007 11:14:46 AM

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! #5239979

Gary Lange 12/21/2007 12:04:10 PM

Huge congrats on a most wonderful sunset, Don! #5240100

Don Johnson 12/21/2007 6:40:42 PM

Thank you Chris and Gary. I appreciate the kind words. #5241297

Linda Blair 12/22/2007 7:34:11 AM

Congratulations...this is gorgeous!!!! ☺ #5242960

Patricia (Pat) C. Exum 12/24/2007 4:11:52 AM

Congratulations Don!

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

Pat #5248442

Don Johnson 12/24/2007 2:12:42 PM

Thanks Linda and Pat. I sincerely appreciate your kind comments. #5250349

Maria Coulson 12/30/2007 9:01:41 PM

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? #5270473

Don Johnson 1/3/2008 6:19:49 AM

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. #5285776

Serena S. Hinkel 1/10/2008 7:43:52 AM

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. #5319401

Don Johnson 1/10/2008 9:17:46 AM

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. #5319805

paola A. Jofre 3/28/2008 1:17:50 PM

congratulations Don!!! Stunning colors and reflection :) Creative :) #5711449

Don Johnson 3/28/2008 1:38:23 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback Paola. I appreciate it. #5711511

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Look closely -- something is not right with this image. The reflection of the trees in the "water" are reversed!

Uploaded on 6/13/2007 9:05:09 AM

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Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR Camera All Time Best Photo Contest Finalist Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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