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« on: February 15, 2010, 08:57:56 PM »
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A few new images from a recent trip to the Escalante area (in Dec/Jan).  
..... attached 3 that I recently put up on my site.
Should have a few more images to upload over the next few weeks on my website:

Website is: http://www.mitchdobrowner.com

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Again, much thanks for it. - Mitch
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2010, 09:33:38 PM »
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A few new images from a recent trip to the Escalante area (in Dec/Jan).  
..... attached 3 that I recently put up on my site.
Should have a few more images to upload over the next few weeks on my website:

Website is: http://www.mitchdobrowner.com

Honest feedback from this forum has always helped me.
Again, much thanks for it. - Mitch
I'm particularly drawn to your first image. The cloud draped mountains just pop. Even for a small JPEG, the power of the image comes across beautifully. Including the lights of the town/city below gives nice perspective on the sheer size of the peaks as well as how lucky some folks are to live in such close proximity to mountains like these. I might try to dig out just a wee bit more detail in the shadows at the bottom third of the image, but this would be just a slight tweak.  

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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2010, 09:55:58 PM »
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Mitch I am really drawn to the clouds in the first image.  Is this a timed exposure?  I love the Escalante area also.  Nice work! Eleanor

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A few new images from a recent trip to the Escalante area (in Dec/Jan).  
..... attached 3 that I recently put up on my site.
Should have a few more images to upload over the next few weeks on my website:

Website is: http://www.mitchdobrowner.com

Honest feedback from this forum has always helped me.
Again, much thanks for it. - Mitch
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2010, 11:16:27 PM »
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All three are stunning. This is some of the best work I've seen on this website. Congratulations!
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 11:31:42 PM »
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Mitch,

They are stunning as usual! I've now been to several of the places you have photographed, including Cathedral Valley, Joshua Tree, Kodachrome Basin, Escalante, etc., and I'm even more convinced that you have a "magic camera."

The first of these three new ones is also my favorite.

Regards,

Eric

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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2010, 12:32:36 AM »
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The swirl in the clouds, offset by the solidity of the mountains in the first image is spectacular.  Me, I'd remove the valley with the town in it, but I can understand why someone else would want to leave it in for perspective.

The four standing stones in the second image remind me of four children, all standing on hummocks or a raft or something, all waiting for the first one to try to push the others off.  And the tall rock on the left of the third one reminds me of a shepherd, gazing down into the area below on the right.

Seriously good work.  Thanks for sharing them!

Mike.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2010, 02:38:17 AM »
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All three are good but the first is quite spectacular!

My vote, FWIW, goes with leaving the lights in the valley in the shot.

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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2010, 09:45:42 AM »
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Nothing short of inspiring, Mitch.  As usual. : )
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2010, 10:03:34 AM »
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#1 is absolutely magical... in the same league as your Shiprock Storm image. I love the movement of the clouds, they way they let us see the snowed mountains.
Bravo!

#2 & #3 are very well done but I prefer more dynamic images such as #1. You shouldn't have shown #1  
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2010, 10:49:21 PM »
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Thanks for the feedback. Seems like the fist image stands out. That was my gut, so thanks for the confirmation.
And Eleanor, yes... it was a 2 minute (approx) exposure.  - Mitch
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2010, 01:03:08 AM »
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For me #1 is totally mesmerizing and standing out above the others.
I assume it was film. What camera/film format were you shooting with?
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2010, 04:11:25 AM »
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For me #1 is totally mesmerizing and standing out above the others.
I assume it was film. What camera/film format were you shooting with?
There's some info on that here: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&p=300433 (read post #19).

I can also add that seeing Mitch's printed images in a gallery is a breathtaking experience.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2010, 08:32:53 AM »
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There's some info on that here: http://luminous-landscape.com/forum/index....st&p=300433 (read post #19).

I can also add that seeing Mitch's printed images in a gallery is a breathtaking experience.
I haven't had the chance (yet) to see his actual prints, but I have a copy of his LensWork folio, which is absolutely stunning. Printed on Harman Gloss FB AI and at a very reasonable price.

Eric


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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2010, 05:04:51 PM »
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I agree  - #1 is a magical, enchanting image. Bravo indeed. Would love to learn more about the technical details of how you made the exposure.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2010, 06:17:34 PM »
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Mitch, I'll add my kudos to the list. Number one is a splendid piece of work. Unlike Mike, I think the town is an essential part of it. What I see in the relationship between the town and the mountain is a reminder of how overblown our hubris about human importance is. It's kind of like the experience you get if you look up at the heavens on a clear night with no contamination from the lights of civilization. The experience can be overwhelming.
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2010, 06:20:13 PM »
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I also prefer the town Mitch.  Are you still using an infrared modified camera.  Eleanor

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Mitch, I'll add my kudos to the list. Number one is a splendid piece of work. Unlike Mike, I think the town is an essential part of it. What I see in the relationship between the town and the mountain is a reminder of how overblown our hubris about human importance is. It's kind of like the experience you get if you look up at the heavens on a clear night with no contamination from the lights of civilization. The experience can be overwhelming.
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2010, 06:24:06 PM »
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Hi Christoph, it was a digital capture. Camera = 5D Mark II (recently upgraded from Sony R1's, which I still love).
Grant, let me know the specifics you're looking for.... but per the file metadata:

5D Mark II
71.0 sec exposure
F/5.0
ISO100
70-200mm f/4L @ 200mm

It was just a beautiful scene and took my time waiting for the light to do its thing.
And thanks Francois and Eric for the compliments on the prints.

- Mitch
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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2010, 09:36:19 AM »
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I don't want to soundlike I'm sucking up, but when I saw the first one, my first thought was "Moonrise, Hernandez."  Not that you were emulating AA on the image, but that you stimulated similar emotions in me as when I look at "Moonrise."  I hope to be able to see the print sometime!
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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2010, 10:48:52 AM »
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He's lying: it is a magic camera - how else could he make those mountains float like that?

Who needs St AA in the equation, anyway?

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« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2010, 10:33:56 AM »
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Thanks for the feedback on this image. I really appreciate it.  Any feedback on this image too?

Shot it this last Sunday. It ain't Escalante - part of the urban stuff I've been slowly working on. I saw the image in my head a while back and have since have been back to the location a few times waiting for the light and weather to be right.

Thanks again for the help. - Mitch
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