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© Steve Metzner
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Photo Info
UploadedJanuary 12, 2008
TakenJune 15, 2006
ModelCanon EOS 5D
Exposure1/160 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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There is a little story that goes with this photo. It was shot on the Great American Photography Workshops Eastern Sierra Tour. After going out that morning for our shoot we were in the room looking at everyones work. The pro photographer, Neil Silverman, put this photo up,and looking at me, stated that I should be very proud of this photo as it could hang in any gallery anywhere. He went on to say it was as good as any that Ansel Adams had done there. I am still shocked by that statement and have not been able to accept it to this date. That evening we went to a very nice resturant out of Lee Vining, CA and in the lobby were some of Adams black and whites. He called me over and made comparisons to the masters work. The only difference was that mine were in color verses black and white. While I am flattered to even be mentioned in the same breath as Ansel Adams I do not believe I can ever compare to his work. I just share those comments as they tie in with the photo and I can not seperate the two. I am sure someone out there is going to set me streight.

26 responses

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie said (11 Jan 2008):

    Just accept it!!! You are amazing...a master of modern day. This composition is SUPER!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (11 Jan 2008):

    WOW simply delicious color contrasts...(sorry drooling and having a hard time typing)...I can not even imagine seeing a view like this let alone capturing it with such mastery!

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (11 Jan 2008):

    It's like Sand and light...dancing!

  • Christopher Stawney

    Christopher Stawney gave props (11 Jan 2008):

    Story or no story, this is a GREAT shot! Nicely done!

  • Chuck Schoenberger

    Chuck Schoenberger gave props (11 Jan 2008):

    Out of the park on this one! The contrasting blue and gold, the lighting, the texture and compo. Great!!!

  • bam!

    bam! gave props (12 Jan 2008):

    This is ab fab - wonderful contrasts here - nature is sensual.

  • Catherine Hadler

    Catherine Hadler gave props (26 Jan 2008):

    you should be very proud, this is an amazing shot!

  • azstarman

    azstarman gave props (1 Feb 2008):

    Wow. The contrast, lighting, perspective, colors - everything about this image is superb. Wow.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (6 Jun 2008):

    Stunning shot, Steve! I think that whether this is 'superior' to A. Adams or not isn't the point, but it certainly brings the Master to my mind when gazing upon this beautiful image, as it did your instructor.

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones gave props (7 Nov 2008):

    WOW! that is crazy cool!

  • Nasera S.

    Nasera S. gave props (26 Nov 2008):

    Fantastic shot ! :)

  • Clay Sankey

    Clay Sankey gave props (27 Nov 2008):

    simple, but elegant. I love it!

  • Romain Chassagne

    Romain Chassagne gave props (1 Dec 2008):

    wow great shot

  • Bill Hefner

    Bill Hefner said (8 Dec 2008):

    Edward Weston?

  • Ted Opderbeck

    Ted Opderbeck gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    WOW! What an amazing shot - great lighting, contrast, and texture.

  • Liz A######

    Liz A###### (Deleted) gave props (17 Mar 2009):

    Wonderful! What an epic shot!!

  • Rick Staines

    Rick Staines gave props (30 Mar 2009):

    Stunning. Worthy of the praise.

  • Nick Nicks

    Nick Nicks said (22 Sep 2009):

    The lighting and composition in this photo are amazing!

  • Uriel Lubuk

    Uriel Lubuk said (13 Jan 2010):

    Awesome shot. Love the colors and perspective !!

  • Tom Phillips

    Tom Phillips (Deleted) said (24 Jun 2010):

    Nice work Steve!

  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill said (22 Aug 2010):

    This is a superb photo, possessing many of the same qualities that made Ansel's work so great. Great work.

  • Liz Brown

    Liz Brown said (31 Aug 2010):

    It's amazing.

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (17 Jan 2011):

    The light is perfect. The composition is perfect. The point of view is perfect. Maybe there's a certain amount of luck in being in the right place at the right time, but isn't luck defined as preparation meeting opportunity? A truly beautiful image. R

  • adniloj

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  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (21 Jan 2012):

    Fantastic! Love the lighting/shadows/shapes. Perfection!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (7 Sep 2014):

    Yes - lighting and framing are amazing.

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