“Fresh beauty opens one’s eyes wherever it is really seen, but the very abundance and completeness of the common beauty that besets our steps prevents its being absorbed and appreciated. It is a good thing, therefore, to make short excursions now and then to the bottom of the sea among dulse and coral, or up among the clouds on mountain-tops, or in balloons, or even to creep like worms into dark holes and caverns underground, not only to learn something of what is going on in those out-of-the-way places, but to see better what the sun sees on our return to common every-day beauty.” – John Muir
So, I’ve been doing a little bit of exploring of sorts. Not the “pith helmet with silly vest and magnifying glass” sort of exploring, but more of a deeper review of what I have been presenting on the blog lately. I’ll be happy to report that I am of course no farther along in my search for a new direction to take it, but sort of distracted instead. As I journeyed back thru the year, I realized that I had a few images I really liked and decided to create another Animoto slide show of them.
Here it is 🙂
As far as the image today? – Yosemite of course (wow, I must get back there to explore during another season!)
As far as the blog direction? – More on that later 🙂
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Love the comp and the colors. But, I can’t help but feel that the "glamour glow" (Nik Color Efex I presume) effect takes away from the sharpness of the image…. just my two cents:-)
Excellent image Mike! Love the colours and reflection!
[http://www.flickr.com/photos/santomarco] I might have to agree with ya there. Tends to be my safety "go to" filter. I did use a layer mask to paint back more of the detail in the mountain and rocks though. I appreciate the input and your thoughts 🙂
Beautiful HDR work Mike!!! A real piece of art! 🙂
Personally, I love the glamour glow in this…
This is simply beautiful and what a subject for the image. Stunning work
Beautiful processing, love the subtle glow…
Wow! serious refection! amazing capture.