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Gates of Heaven by Ian-Plant Gates of Heaven by Ian-Plant
Hobgoblins' Playground, Nevada.
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IHeartMusic20 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow, the rocks look like a phoenix. Love it. =)
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Lee99 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very alien formations! a wonderful time exposure shot! :D
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Hello! :wave:

Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal--->[link]

Have a great week! :iconwindanceplz:
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Very good execution. Great picture. :-)
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Elvenred Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010   Photographer
Wow! Extraordinary and striking! :clap:
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bayugly Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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vandendurpel Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009   Photographer
One of the best sky-star-long exposure nightshots i have seen in a while...exellent
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Bl4ck-and-wh1te Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
nice! i love it.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Love the light painting method. I have just began to try some methods with it but need some more time. With your camera, what ISO do you use if you don't mind me asking? BTW, the sharpness of the foreground subject rocks. You can really see that you took your time and I'm sure live view helped :D
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks -- I used ISO 400 for this shot. You are correct, live view was essential for this shot -- composing and focusing in the dark is no easy task!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
No not at all. I've been shooting night shots for a couple years but it is near impossible for me when I have the Canon Rebel XTi. I am pretty excited considering your article in Outdoor Photographer was my fav from this last month.
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
cool -- glad you liked the article -- us night junies have got to stick together!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
:D I'll be posting some light painting shots later tonight!
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xxacid Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
I feel as though I could just place my hand through the screen and grab the sandstone. Beautiful shot, simply stunning. :+favlove:
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o-kaykay Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009   Photographer
Fantastic photograph! It almost makes you dizzy. I bet this would look amazing stretched onto a massive canvas. :wow:
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kennedmh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, just great!
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silverdragon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
great picture.. as always.
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
That is one heck of a capture, I have to admit, it gives me a sense of Vertigo when looking at it, and it really has almost a 3D look and feel to it, that is some serious impact when a shot can have that kind of effect on the viewer
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks, but if the "serious impact" is to make viewers pass out from vertigo, perhaps I need to try something different!
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kkart Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
hahahaha I think it's fine, it's like you can reach and touch everything
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YannickDellapina Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Wow,beautiful!!!:clap:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Saw this on FM but didnt have a chance to comment. Love it. And great work using a red filter on the headlamp. Great idea there. How long out of the exposure did you light the rock? Kudos!

aF
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
I lit the rock for about a minute. I usually take a test shot before the final exposure to make sure I get the light painting times correct, but sometimes I just wing it . . .
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
The lighting is very even so very well done there. I feel that as we all take more of these shots the feel for how long certain elements should be becomes more wrote. Appreciate the reply :-)

aF
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austinboothphoto Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the unusual shape of the rock formation in this one and the red rocks contrasting against the blue sky.
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lynsea Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
this is kind of funnny. i just finished the article on your work in the Outdoor Photographer magazine. this is such a great shot. i love your work. how long was the exposure?
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
It was a 20 minute exposure. Thanks for the kind words!
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lynsea Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome and thanks.
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Star trail photos are all about the foreground for me and this shot is a perfect example of how important a solid foreground is. Lovely shot mate!
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Very well done Ian. Love the colors and the composition. Interesting how the formation points to polaris. A well thought out image. A couple airplaines too. Salt lake to phoenix? :D
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
yeah, a few plane trails I forgot to clone out before posting the image!
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jessicagorawr Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
beautiful
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La-Vita-a-Bella Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009   Photographer
Excellent capture! I love the composition of the rocks!
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pestilence Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lovely capture! :)
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Baz135 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
They're a couple of odd lines in the sky (and no, I'm not referring to the stars :lol:) planes or something?

Also, on the inner right side there appears to be a really strong red edge, it's bit distracting...:hmm:
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Wow, you gotta look really close to see those "odd lines"! Just a few airplane lights that I forgot to clone out before I posted the image. Thanks!

The strong red edge occured because I went behind the rock and back-lit the sandstone fin for a bit, to add some rim lighting. Totally intentional on my part but up to you and the rest of the viewing public whether they like it or not.
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Baz135 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Huh, funny, it was one of the first things I noticed. Probably because of my young eyes, give me 15 or so years and I'll be missing flaws like everyone else, haha.

I think the reason the rim lighting bugs me is because it forms such a sharp edge, is it possible to get it to spill out a bit? Might also be because of the medium file size though...probably looks a lot better full sized.
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Ryser915 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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Baz135 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
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aeronaught Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
You know...

I saw a similar photo on your website, and was wondering how you got the foreground so well lit and colored. It is explained though in other comments :D

It's very familiar, yet, surreal at the same time. Great photo man!
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ashlite Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I absolutely love the light trails here. The colours you've captured in the stone contrast so well with the cool sky. Great work, it's just outstanding, your work is so inspiring.
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dkl78594 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009   Photographer
Nice composition! :)
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Comane Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Wow, makes me dizzy ;)
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Very nice
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pantasticalpants Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
I've always wanted to shoot my own start trail... shots like these just inspire me further!
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justeline Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
Oh my.... :faint:
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PaulGana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
awesome capture, yet another reason why i want to get into light painting (if that is what you did here), true inspiration right here. well done
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Photographer
thanks -- it was in fact light painting, used my headlamp with a red filter on it to bring out the colors of the sandstone
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
very nice, its amazing how much color you can get at night using a headlamp, all i have is a led flashlight for the time being but im looking into getting a headlamp in the near future for this purpose
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