Heracles & Appolon

© Alexander Decoster

Heracles & Appolon

Jack Gaskin November 20, 2011

Great work! Fantastic sky for the background. #1424458

Alexander Decoster November 20, 2011

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 level-classic November 20, 2011

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 November 20, 2011

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 November 20, 2011

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 November 20, 2011

Thank you Patricia. #9821133

Rudi Reiner level-classic November 21, 2011

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

Alexander Decoster November 21, 2011

Thank you very much Rudi !
Alex #9824054

Lyn Darlington November 28, 2011

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

Alexander Decoster November 29, 2011

Thank you Lyn #9837612

Chung Wah Weckherlin level-classic December 14, 2011

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

Alexander Decoster December 14, 2011

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 December 14, 2011

Congrats Alex! #9866594

Alexander Decoster December 14, 2011

Thank you Lyn #9867470

Chung Wah Weckherlin level-classic December 15, 2011

My heartiest congratulations Alex! #9868009

Alexander Decoster December 15, 2011

Thank you Chung Wah. #9868021

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 15, 2011

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

Alexander Decoster December 15, 2011

Hello Lindley,
Happy you love it.
Alex #9868820

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 15, 2011

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

Alexander Decoster December 15, 2011

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

Lyn Darlington December 16, 2011

Congrats on your winner!!!! #9873068

Merna L. Nobile December 16, 2011

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
#9873175

Alexander Decoster December 17, 2011

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

Jana Foster December 17, 2011

Congrats on your super finalist!
jana #9873519

Alexander Decoster December 17, 2011

Thanks Jana #9873869

Carla Capra level-classic December 17, 2011

Congratulations #9874044

Alexander Decoster December 17, 2011

Thank you Carla,
#9874072

Lindley Johnson level-classic December 17, 2011

Big congratulations on your terrific Winner, Alex! #9874393

Alexander Decoster December 17, 2011

Good morning,
Thank you Lindley,
Alex #9874971

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Description

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 November 20, 2011

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