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San Rafael Reef by six-something San Rafael Reef by six-something
San Rafael Reef and Waystation alonf I-70 In Utah. Working with my ideas of shooting landscapes with attention given to include man-made objects within the scene. Not just well used "acceptable" objects like rusty barns and windmills, but modern stuff like a `93 Dodge Intrepid and a freeway. (it will look a lot cooler in 100 years)

Tech #@!*
Camera: Graphlex 4x5 Anniversary Speed Graphic
Lens: 135mm Wollensak Raptar
Film: 4x5 Kodak Tri-X 320 Pro drenched in Diafine.
Red Filtration.
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that place is soo gorgeous,it surprises me you choose to do it in black and white... nice shot though, the sky and shadows it creates over the swell is a nice touch
collectiveone Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
Amazing B+W! Really has a power to it! Nice work! ;)
Sygate Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2006
This is nice.. Lots of thing to look at and find.
Nice perspective and Composition.
Dunuo-Coeptus Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
this is amazing. film has so much more soul than digital and this proves it yet again. i agree bout including the element of man. were everywhere whether we like it or not.
sacredspace Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Professional Photographer
Truely amazing contrast! :clap: Was that due to the chemicals?
roxya1 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the contrast of natural features and man made features. The cars look so tiny in comparison to the massive rock.
krush Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
Lovely b&w, Tetxture is awesome..
Great contrast !
sahroe Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005   Photographer
I think it looks pretty damn cool now! =D You managed to minimize the cars, and the curve of the freeway seems almost natural in a way. That ridge really dominates the photo and in the process puts the road in its place too, you know? I love it. So... silver. (the only silver photo I ever got was one of a pigeon on the sidewalk. ;P)
xenomanic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2005  Professional General Artist
wow, you could just crop off that parking lot and sell the rest! i love those rocks and that wonderful contrasty sky. great work! ^^
brilliance Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
Quite a gorgeous landscape with amazing contrast.
ayembee Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
looks as though the rocks are leaning back, relaxing... everything seems to be gravitating somewhere with private purpose, from the sweep of the sky to the curve of thee road... love it!

~ayembee :painter:
AcousticAlchemy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2004
amazing! This reminds me of something that Ansel Adams would do. How did you get the almost IR tones?
naj- Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
Awsome scene ...casual, yet artistic.... very professionally captured!
Uncle-Scratchy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the high contrast works for this photo. It gives more of an extreme environment feel, to go along with the craggy mountain, and somewhat barren land. And I can imagine the person by the intrepid screaming "What the fuck are you doing takin photos?! I locked the freakin keys inside, get your ass down here and help me get this shit open!"

My two cents. I want a refund.
popocatepetl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2004   Photographer
the contrast is stunning, and I agree with you, it *could* become a classic! :D
Very cool shot.
duskblue Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004
Beautiful photo, I love the way the rocks seem to be "folded". The hight contrast between the parts in the shadows and the parts in the light makes it even more impressive.
The road and the cars look so small compared to those rocks....
hal9k Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2004
wonderful shot, great contrast.
Zlatty Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004  Professional Photographer
the shades on the mountain look dope as hell
fantastic work !
kcegraphics Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004
I love the tonality, composition, way in which the road seems to dissappear into darkness, and your concept of including man made objects of all types into your shots, especially the more modern elements of society. This idea is contrary to the idea of the great 19th century American landscape painters like Thomas Cole, who was strongly against including any trace of human exsistence into his work. Very excellent work as usual.
JRose-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004   Photographer
interesting shot.
philbool Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2004
Truly amazing shot i love it.
electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
i like the movement of the mountains compared to the way the road and cars are moving. the tone in the sky and rocks are great.

it's a bit touristy with the parking lot there, but the quality of the photo makes up for that.
HybridHarper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Digital Artist
Very nice.
aarghj Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004
this one is really well done... i love how the freeway fades to black over the right side of the photo.

are i think you're quite right... this photo does have the potential to become a "classic" that will be appreciated in one hundred years! ;)
luer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Interface Designer
red filters work wonders.
Nallely Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004   Photographer
It's beautiful, and also a nice idea for that generation a hundred years later if we dont allkill eachother first.
truesurvivor Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2004  Professional Photographer
great shot! i love it.

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