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Painted Hills by alexandre-deschaumes Painted Hills by alexandre-deschaumes
This is the third time I'm coming here . In Iceland . . And I'm still wondering how this landscape can be so strange and beautiful at the same time .. It's fascinating.

Here the hills have good natural contrasts and a glimpse of light , revealing the golden tones.. and mixed with ashes on snow ( recent volcano ) .. creating a very interesting 'silver and gold" palette .

Extract from the Iceland Workshop 20-29 June 2011

Other pictures of this trip are beeing uploaded on my facebook page : [link]

© Alexandre Deschaumes

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Critique by GrumpyDiver Jul 2, 2011, 1:53:44 PM
You have created a very stunning image of one of my favourite places in earth. I mean, where else can you do a sunset and sunrise shot at midnight?

Fire and ice - the glow of the light on the rocks and the volcanic ash on the snow create a surreal view of a primordial place. Everything works well together, the mix of the warm tones and the cold tones; the shadows and the highlights. Not including the sky adds to the level of abstraction that you have achieved here.

My eyes are always drawn to the dark shadows in the lower left hand corner of the image. I'm not sure if that adds or takes away from the overall image. It does break up the image, regardless.

Iceland; pure, young and raw! A great picture.
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ihamo Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Looking so good :)
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Adoptable-Horses-INC Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool! :D Beautiful!!!
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DonDeCerveza Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Did you do much post process or is this fairly native?

After Yellowstone, I have a strange attraction for unnatural natural photos.
Particularly, natural monochrome.
i.e. [link]

great portfolio.
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
It's Native here . It was very curious and amazing :)
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:iconzanarky:
Zanarky Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Seriously intense detail and colour tone! Amazing.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
masterpiece ;)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning textures!
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Hadriel45 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
de toute beauté... =')
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bracketting94 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
superbe et irréel , on a en effet l'impression que de l'argent liquide cotoie de l'or un peu plus solide , la couverture de cendre forme de belles iridescences ; l'islande est vraiment un eldorado photographique
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup
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xbastex Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this exquisite piece of Your work [link]
Please :+fav: the article if you like it, and so that the work will get more exposure.
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c00LpicS Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: Magnificent! :floating:
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:iconwebworm:
webworm Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Great!
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postaldude66 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
spectacular colours and contrasts!
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:iconlollipopmunchy:
lollipopmunchy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
very different... :) <3
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:iconnomway:
nomway Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
bold color choice, brilliant as well
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TimberClipse Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hello!

I just wanted to let you know that you were featured in the most recent deviantART birthdAy Countdown article!

Have an awesome day!

=TimberClipse
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   General Artist
amazing scape!
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
wait..this is not a painting...:faint:
another totally breathtaking work dear... thank you for capturing nature at its best :)
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:iconsparia:
Sparia Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Student General Artist
wait..this is not a painting...:faint:
another totally breathtaking work dear... thank you for capturing nature at its best :)
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chafe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks like a painting at second glance. I keep coming back to it. Pretty sure it's the colors... wish I could offer something more substantive about why I enjoy this so much.
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rmbastey Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing colours, breathtaking view :)
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iMcCrea Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Woah, truly amazing landscape!
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rh2 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
nice
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:iconmbkkr:
MBKKR Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
Such a surreal landscape... wow
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:iconrawpoetry:
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011   Photographer
Wow! The way the light falls on these mountains and the details make this look like a painting, very surreal. Lovely shot! :D
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younghappy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are one of the only photographers on here I can count on to share with us something quite original and fascinating each time.
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Hermione75 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow was having a good day :D
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Cabellou Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
I really love Landmannalaugar and this picture is really stunning. Beautifull contrasts and colors. I'm speachless. Tks :worship:
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ladiespet Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Amazing landscape, it looks abstract.
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011   Photographer
Amazing:) almost surreal. Good work!
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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vilieto Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Photographer
It's beautiful, yet so non-typical for Iceland. It's different than the usual cold, blue and icy sights we're used to see, which is why I like it so much :]
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KidScribbles Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Wow, what an enchanting piece!
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing as always!!
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ArwenArts Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Fantastique ! Je suis sans voix devant la beauté que tu de ce monde que tu partages avec toujours autant d'élégance. :clap:
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
merciii
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:iconpsyfre:
psyfre Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Incredible capture!
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Arafinwearcamenel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Un paysage vraiment très étrange pour une photo que j'aime beaucoup. Se trouver en face de ceci et marcher là au milieu doit vraiment extraordinaire !
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Prisma-photo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Quel paysage extraordinaire :wow:
Le graphisme, presqu'abstrait de l'image est superbement réalisé !
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
STUNNING! Bravo*STANDING OVATION* Thank You
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Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. Sir Arthur Eddington
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EisenFeuer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You'd really like the Painted Desert in Arizona :D
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Vexcel Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah go iceland!
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Shinobi14 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning! I thought everything on deviant art was just anime and cartoons! but you definitely proved me wrong good sir or mam.
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Gliophorus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
wow! that honestly does not look REAL! amazing photography! well done!
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Matthew-T Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful. Could I get permission to paint this?
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g-a-m Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
it really looks like a painting.. amazing.. :thumbsup:
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Wow
Really good work, I think this one of the best picture I ever seen, so congratulations
Greetings
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful and amazing scenery - I thought it was a painting at first! :wow:
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Other-wordly and most certainly stunning.
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