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author Les McLean (**** ))
title Urban Landscape
date4/19/2004 5:12:43 PM
detailsTaken this evening on the hills above my home town.
Canon 10D, 1/30 sec@f22, 17-40mm F4L lens, ISO100, tripod, mirror lock up.
Xylenediol camphorated spraying kithara glossoptosis quicklime, pilework. Capronic overhauling steriometric spikenard.

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1 Dani   (4/19/2004 5:19:29 PM)
Lucky you to live near such a beautiful view! Lucky us you are so skilled with your camera to show it to us!
2 Andy P. (No Friends - No Blinks)   (4/19/2004 5:32:21 PM)
wow, les what a nasty nasty nasty image, and I mean that is a good way. The contrasts and colors here combine to create what feels like sinister view. It feels like that sky is dark sledgehammer falling down on the scene. Interesting, unique.
3 Dani   (4/19/2004 5:44:18 PM)
Wow...Somebody just gave you an anon. 6! I wish I knew why!
4 Elisabeth   (4/19/2004 5:56:38 PM)
What a beautiful place where you live! The colours in the sky and in the fg are awesome! The sky looks dramatic! Very vivid picture!
5 Peter Cannon   (4/19/2004 5:59:17 PM)
Les, that's no fair when you get to call that lovely area a cityscape. Absolutely sublime. The red rocks are truly amazing and the way the little town is placed makes the composition wonderful.9.6.
6 Les McLean (**** ))   (4/19/2004 6:03:23 PM)
#3 Dani: And another :)
7 cARTerART (Claire Carter)   (4/19/2004 6:06:53 PM)
Is a fabulous sky and has loads of interest but on my bright screen looks a little bit too much in terms of processing. I think I'd like it better toned down.
8 Ruud (they just ain't worth it)   (4/19/2004 6:08:06 PM)
I'm in desperate need of some hills arround here Less ;)
You created another beauty here
9 Corry   (4/19/2004 6:12:57 PM)
Les, fantastic landscape here and you captured it perfectly. You must be glad to live in such a beautiful place.
10 MJFerron   (4/19/2004 6:24:35 PM)
Evil looking clouds over a emerald landscape. A beautiful view Les.
11 Fernando Dias   (4/19/2004 6:24:45 PM)
Excellent image, Les Mclean!
score 9,5
12 SirnesPhotography (Trine Sirnes)   (4/19/2004 6:33:29 PM)
Ok, I will dare to go against the stream here, and hope that you will forgive me ;-)
For me this looks off in colors, and too much worked on to look natural. I may be wrong on how you achieved this, but for me this is how it appear.
13 Les McLean (**** ))   (4/19/2004 6:36:08 PM)
#12 Tess(Trine Sirnes): There's nothing to forgive, you are completely wrong but are welcome to your opinion, and I appreciate you giving it :)
14 Kris Bass (peter pan is so real ))   (4/19/2004 6:55:15 PM)
wonderful. Excellent colors. Magical
15 Phil Hilden   (4/19/2004 7:10:39 PM)
Astounding color and composition. 9.7 - PH
16 Dwight (Have I died and gone to heaven?)   (4/19/2004 7:25:38 PM)
I understand what Trine is saying as I get the same sense that "something" has been done in photo editing, even if just selective levels. But the main issue is that it is an astoundingly good image, a magnificent composition of a glorious subject, and is a joy to view. (9.5)
17 mrgetz (Thinkyouneek )   (4/19/2004 7:33:56 PM)
If that was straight out of the camera, that's a scary place.
18 CherylB (I only lie when I do not like your pic)   (4/19/2004 8:10:04 PM)
hey cool! now that's a landscape! maybe I'll dunk my camera too :)

Nice depth, of course it has been tweaked a little in ps but I love the result.
19 Jim (robert d none)   (4/19/2004 8:38:10 PM)
Very nice Les I find myself staring at it. as always, Jim as always.
20 Hazel   (4/19/2004 8:57:22 PM)
Les, a very lovely view - you are very lucky to live in a place like this. My only nit - and just my taste but the immediate clouds look overworked and not natural. Still gorgeous though.
21 Kim Adams (Let's go Cardinals! )   (4/19/2004 9:03:35 PM)
very beautiful and surreal!
22 Art Hill   (4/19/2004 9:18:47 PM)
Kind of surreal looking but impressive.
23 Joe Bellantoni Jr (ZookaJo )   (4/19/2004 10:26:17 PM)
Beautiful scene Les. Intersting colors and contrast, how do you get this look? Really like the colors and lighting.
24 Rodger   (4/19/2004 10:58:29 PM)
outstanding work Les
I love it 9.5
25 gerald johnson   (4/19/2004 11:21:18 PM)
Les, It's nice and all that, but seems a little over done. 8................gerald
26 Peter Cannon   (4/19/2004 11:45:20 PM)
"A little overdone" says the Pope to Michaelangelo. Upon closer look, I don't think it has been overdone at all. Just a vibrant color scheme and great capture.
27 jrn813   (4/20/2004 2:36:54 AM)
I Can Understand Some Of The Skepticism, I Do Not See It, But It Happens Alot With Very Powerful & Dynamic Pictures/Photos.. Till You Witness Nature At It's Finest, Grandest.. It CAN Be Hard To Believe.. Super Capture Of Nature At It's Finest! The Camera Did The Work, But You Were The Vision.. (9.5)
28 davetheplantman   (4/20/2004 3:08:54 AM)
Les, I love your work, but i have to agree with Tess, it just doesn't look quite right....just my opinion.
29 Lockhart   (4/20/2004 3:48:58 AM)
I see the style is emerging. The surreal, the impressionistic world is interesting isn't it? Those who expression their vision of our world in unique ways step beyond the rest of us. :-)
30 herman blockx   (4/20/2004 4:11:09 AM)
fine piece of landscape with powerfull mood! maybe a tiny bit overworked but nothing serious;(scored 8.9)
31 Baku (Marcin Nawrocki)   (4/20/2004 6:02:12 AM)
superb work!!!!!! (9)
32 Rene Asmussen   (4/20/2004 6:50:51 AM)
nice landscape
33 John (John Weeks)   (4/20/2004 7:53:58 AM)
Wonderful image, great colour and well presented.
34 Marek Garbacz   (4/20/2004 8:54:06 AM)
Where do you live? Beautiful colours...
35 Armando Jorge   (4/20/2004 9:00:22 AM)
I was missing these masterpieces!! Outstanding work !! rgds..
36 mrgetz (Thinkyouneek )   (4/20/2004 9:27:58 AM)
Les sent me the original, this appears to be fairly accurate. Amazing, but true.
37 Marcos Antonio F da Silva   (4/20/2004 9:34:20 AM)
Great job Les.
38 Roger Ranney (Don't block the shot)   (4/20/2004 10:08:01 AM)
Put me in the over done pile..:-}
39 Andrei Sliva   (4/20/2004 10:14:24 AM)
too vivid colours
40 Andy P. (No Friends - No Blinks)   (4/20/2004 6:33:03 PM)
you should post the original for comments only, les. seems there are a lot of curious people.
41 Les McLean (**** ))   (4/20/2004 6:39:06 PM)
#40 Andy P.: Andy, I could do, but I'm sure folk would say it's still been 'reworked' before posting. It reminds me of a comment Darwin made on one of my posts , 'how could people know, they weren't there'.
42 Olivier Deme   (4/22/2004 6:46:56 AM)
I don't know if the colours are overdone or not, but I know I like the end-result. Fantastic.
composition: 10. Technique: 10. Originality: 8. Impact: 8. Overall: 9.
43 Apple Juice (Tait F)   (4/22/2004 5:50:22 PM)
Super!!!! Magnificent colors
44 Amuletum ( )   (4/22/2004 8:37:22 PM)
Wow - sorry I missed this one.
45 Terry Forrest (Teresa Forrest)   (5/24/2004 1:13:00 PM)
I have seen some amazing sights in the skies and in my travels, so I can believe this is nearly what was there when you took it, except for some minor tweaks to it. Very nice perspective with an awesome cloud-filled sky, another thing I like to photograph when I see it. But then, let's face it - LOL - I just plain love photography, so there isn't much that I don't like to take, although I haven't yet got to the point where I can take them all in the best manner that I would like, but I keep trying and you do the same! Gorgeous array of colors as well. (9)
46 rodney (rodney stainton)   (9/24/2004 7:16:55 AM)
whats the secerat u done it again pity i cant vote on this one
47 israel litvak   (9/24/2004 10:58:49 AM)
i love it 9.0!
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