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The Ancient world by alexandre-deschaumes The Ancient world by alexandre-deschaumes
From our latest workshop in the Alps. this view was done with 200 mm .. and slightly de saturated , with warm white balance .. giving the impression of an ominous gate towards another world . I've croped it Square and slightly darkened the scene.

© Alexandre Deschaumes
5D Mk II with 70-200 F4 IS L / Lee 0.9 Hard ND filter
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A perfectly taken photograph. The level of detail of the mountains texture is fantastic. High level of contrast is found throughout the image which draws the eye to the centre of the image. The clouds at the top of the image seem to help to divide the sky while also allowing a dark contrasting area from the snow. Shadows from the clouds behind the photographer help to reflect the clouds at the top of the image and both of these elements together help to make a frame around the mountain.
Lines from the mountain draw the eye from the left to the central image while the lines on the right move up to the central point and lead out of the image, but due to the spiral, this is reversed, thus aiding in keeping the viewers eyes on the main focal point.
A magnificent piece of photography.
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:iconthelemiic:
Thelemiic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hah, incredible:D
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   General Artist
stunning work!
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Cocooue Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Photographer
Hi there!
I've featured you in my latest journal
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AmbiguousFilms Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Featured here: Night-time Narcotics | Volume 1 :) Congratulations!!!
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MissSandR Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:
Your wonderful photo has been featured here:
:star: [link] :star:
in the weekly journal feature “Deviations We Love!”
Thanks for sharing your work
&
have a great day!

:D
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:icontaka67:
Taka67 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Gorgeous shot! :la:
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:iconeikenboom:
eikenboom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On - earthly good picture !
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:icondeeashley:
DeeAshley Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
This one reminds me of Ansel Adams.., I can't think of a greater compliment! Stunning!
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:iconbenoitjwild:
BenoitJWild Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're feature in my journal
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much.
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:iconbenoitjwild:
BenoitJWild Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're feature in my journal
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much.
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mrmd53 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Outstanding!:clap:
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Seriously... ridiculously well done.
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:iconson-of-incogneato:
Son-of-Incogneato Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As the critque says: A perfectl photograph.
Looks like it was taken in Middle Earth, not here and now ...
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:iconcamiska:
Camiska Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnifique !
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:icondo6star:
do6star Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Almost perfect. Needs a couple of large penguins :) (lovecraft)
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
aha :)
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:iconfarguss:
Farguss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   General Artist
Amazing..

^_-
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:iconphotogrartist:
Photogrartist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Makes me want to go to the Alps! Great shot.
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TempusNemini Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
this is absolutely stunning!! :heart: and perfect)
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:iconjusteline:
justeline Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Photographer
Superb!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderfully rugged textures.
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Modernmilk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
I featured this [link] :)
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you Very much.
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PanosBoutas Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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b13visuals Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Frikkin' amazing! Wow!
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much
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:iconrdalpes:
rdalpes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
une petite feature [link]
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
oh .. mh merci beaucoup!
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avibitter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
this is great.. i like it
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:iconzwoing:
Zwoing Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Featuré dans mon récent journal :hug:
J'aime vraiment beaucoup cette photo :heart:
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
:hug: :D
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ThinkingAboutIt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010   Writer
Beautiful work! And I totally get what you were aiming for. I wish the cloud cover extended farther upward, but your work still stuns me as is.

:) ~Kudos!
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augustmobius Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Great shot, perfect contrast/levels
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:iconrykardo:
Rykardo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Very nice the post processing, good work!
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:iconchzzz:
chzzz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
awesome shot!
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Rosecrance Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. i love it. :)
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:iconeve-rebil:
Eve-Rebil Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
The mood is excellent and it looks very mysterious desaturated like this :D
It looks like it was split into three parts (clouds, mountain, darkness at the bottom), but maybe that's what you were going for?
It looks beautiful anyway :clap:
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:iconnotangibly:
notangibly Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
It looks almost unreal, so quiet, like a huge decoration for a movie, and so powerful. I love :nod:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
magnificent work
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vvolfmann Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
You should make more B&W like this
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:iconalexandre-deschaumes:
alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sometimes colors are still inspiring .. but ... difficult to say .. maybe you're right !
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:iconlecarred:
lecarred Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I think its a great photo. I think the darkening adds a nice depth to it.
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:iconapein:
Apein Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks amazing
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HisElizabeth Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ominously beautiful...brilliant, as always! :)
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greeneyes1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
beautiful!
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Cantabrigian Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
The contrast between the dark foreground/upper sky and the snowy peaks gives it an almost oppressive feel but this is countered by the sheer beauty of the mountain itself. If I wasn't an atheist I'd say the mountain gods were angry. Nice work.
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yinetyang Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Bon, ben.... Magnifique comme d'habitude, quoi! Ce que je peux être jaloux. J'essaye pourtant mais je suis encore loin. ^^:
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/1579 second
Aperture
F/8.0
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Sep 26, 2010, 8:52:19 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5 (12.0x20100115 [20100115.m.998 2010/01/15:02:00:00 cutoff; m branch]) Windows
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5mm
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