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Heracles & Appolon


 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   Heracles & Appolon
Heracles & Appolon
Mount Nemrut, Turkey.

Alexander Decoster

 
 
 

Jack Gaskin
 

Great work! Fantastic sky for the background.


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November 20, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  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


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November 20, 2011

 
- Lindley Johnson

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  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.


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November 20, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  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


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November 20, 2011

 

Patti Coblentz
  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!!!


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November 20, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Thank you Patricia.


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November 20, 2011

 
- Rudi Reiner

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


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November 21, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Thank you very much Rudi !
Alex


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November 21, 2011

 

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


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November 28, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Thank you Lyn


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November 29, 2011

 
- Chung Wah Weckherlin

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


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December 14, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  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


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December 14, 2011

 

Lyn Darlington
  Congrats Alex!


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December 14, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Thank you Lyn


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December 14, 2011

 
- Chung Wah Weckherlin

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  My heartiest congratulations Alex!


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December 15, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Thank you Chung Wah.


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December 15, 2011

 
- Lindley Johnson

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


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December 15, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Hello Lindley,
Happy you love it.
Alex


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December 15, 2011

 

Donna La Mattino Pagakis
  Inspirational and beautiful work Alex, congratulations on your finalist!


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December 15, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Dear Donna,
Thank you for your kind comments.
Alex


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December 15, 2011

 

Lyn Darlington
  Congrats on your winner!!!!


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December 16, 2011

 

Merna L. Nobile
  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


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December 16, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Lyn, Merna
Thank you. Very happy with this winner
Alex


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December 17, 2011

 

Jana Foster
  Congrats on your super finalist!
jana


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December 17, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Thanks Jana


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December 17, 2011

 

Carla Capra Anderson
  Congratulations


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December 17, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Thank you Carla,


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December 17, 2011

 
- Lindley Johnson

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  Big congratulations on your terrific Winner, Alex!


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December 17, 2011

 

Alexander Decoster
  Good morning,
Thank you Lindley,
Alex


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December 17, 2011

 
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