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Ring of Fire by Nate-Zeman Ring of Fire by Nate-Zeman
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Colorado blue columbines, growing from a rocky outcropping high above Mayflower Gulch bear witness to an incredible show of sunset light. Light like this is rare, and the kind photographers strive to find. This particular light is what I call "gap light." There was a low hanging blanket of dark storm clouds covering the entire sky, but a small gap in the clouds at the horizon allows the sun to peak through for just a minute or so at sunset. The direct light of the sun combined with the ambient light reflecting off the clouds above are what makes this light so intense It also helps light the foreground, which is in the shadows, and much darker. I Triple stacked graduated neutral density filters to even out the light in the scene. The colors in this photo are untouched and represent the true intensity of the scene.

Mayflower Gulch - Colorado

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:icongilgond:
Gilgond Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a dramatic photo! I really like the addition of the flowers in the foreground :)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! Your artwork is featured here: [link]
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missjessicajoy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
The lighting in this is just amazing!
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:icondwth:
dwth Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Artist
This photo has been featured on Thumbs of the Week 181st to 189th.:wave:
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HoFattoSoloCosi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow..breathless..amazing place!! ^^
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! [link]
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rizkyaliansyah Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
wowwww..this is awesome shot! fuckin stunning pict! i love it..you're one of my favorite landscaper :D
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you! [link]
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:icongee231205:
gee231205 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The colour of the light upon the mountains is stunning and so intense. Lovely scene you have captured :)
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks so much!
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:iconleashaahooker:
LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011   Photographer
Gorgeous!
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:iconbenave1771:
benave1771 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
perfect
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Wow, fuck me running this is a masterpiece!!!!
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:iconjazzhead:
Jazzhead Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Amazing image
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   General Artist
stunning :)
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:iconivanandreevich:
IvanAndreevich Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Professional Photographer
Very special contrast, Nate!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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KiRAWRa Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Oh wow, that's absolutely beautiful C: I think you have another shot like this is your gallery, one of my favorite pictures by you. You have very good timing to be able to get these pictures
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NeptuneButterfly Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible shot! Makes me think I am right there looking at it!

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~NB~
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconaraujaphoto:
AraujaPhoto Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow such an amazing photo :) *
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconarcover:
Arcover Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazinggg!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconarcover:
Arcover Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No problem at all! Ring of Fire is totally beautiful
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:iconryounger:
ryounger Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful ! This might be my favorite from your whole gallery surpassing even your Chimney Rock sunset shot. I was actually up in Mayflower Gulch this past weekend and had similar, if not quite as intense, sunset light but unfortunately had failed to find a foreground composition as good as this.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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Ray2885 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Beautiful Color Red from the state I love and my most favorite flowers in the world! Thanks for sharing your method for capturing this beautiful image! May I ask what type of ND filters you use? Are they screw on ones or square plates you hold by hand or have a holder for them?

Love the work Nate!
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:iconrhpotter:
RHPotter Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Utterly amazing--the colors are so vivid they seem unreal....
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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bluecrescent77 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so beautiful!!!!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconbelvarius:
Belvarius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Beautiful, well done sir!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconsvenskwolf:
Svenskwolf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a beautiful landscape!! You are so lucky.
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconsvenskwolf:
Svenskwolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :)
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:iconconnorcat:
ConnorCat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Beautiful!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconboosted-vulpine:
Boosted-Vulpine Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Wow the colors in this shot are AWESOME! I love sunset photos but this one is simply amazing. Great photo!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconboosted-vulpine:
Boosted-Vulpine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
No problem. Keep up the amazing work.
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:iconjykell:
Jykell Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My first thought was "OHGODRUNFROMTHELAVA!!!"
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:iconpenelloppe:
penelloppe Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If I had to die now, I would die happy!

AMAZING JOB! Congrats!!!
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:iconnate-zeman:
Nate-Zeman Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you!
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:iconpenelloppe:
penelloppe Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome darling! (sorry by the late!):hug:
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:icontwelvemotion:
twelvemotion Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Super nice image! One of a kind Nate! :)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
Nice display of light. Woooo

aF
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