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September 15, 2013
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Canon EOS 6D
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1/13 second
Focal Length
22 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 14, 2013 6:12:34 PM -04:00
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At The End Of Summer by Mashuto At The End Of Summer by Mashuto
Canon EOS 6D | EF 17-40 f/4L ~22mm | 0.5s, 1/13s | f/16 | ISO 100

Been in a bit of a slump lately when it comes to getting out and taking pictures. Due to the fact of photography being mainly a hobby, real life (work mostly) has come first and has just made me so tired when I do actually find time. In fact this was my first outing since June (way way way too long). Made a trip down to Shenandoah National Park with a friend to get in a little bit of hiking and hopefully get some good images.

I chose the Little Stony Man hike for a couple reasons even though there are plenty other locations in the park I have yet to shoot. I like this location because the hike is not too long or difficult and the views are spectacular. You reach the cliffs and just have a wonderful view down into the Shenandoah Valley.

As has been my luck this year, I was again met with rather boring weather. Not a single cloud in the sky. What I did find myself with was a lot of haze throughout the valley and beyond. Not wanting to waste the opportunity I turned to shoot the light as it was instead of waiting and hoping for the sky to do something great (it almost did).

As the sun was nearing the horizon the valley took on a wonderful warm glow from the sun as the hills below began to cast their shadow. I turned the camera down and shot through a great crack in the cliffs to capture the glow in the valley as well as the orange light on the rocks.

To me, this is a bit of a bittersweet shot. It really does feel to be a scene of a summer ending. And in my case a summer ending that never quite began (speaking of photography). As always, bring your own interpretation to complement my own, and of course, enjoy!
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To start with, I Really do enjoy that piece of art :)
The colour work is extraordinarily beautiful, I really do love the contrast between the cool shadows of the rocks in the foreground and the warm sunlight in the background and parts of the rocks.

Ot gives the picture a 3 dimensionality, which is strengthened by the large depth of field

Also the composition is very great, the rocks work like a frame, showing the background.

All in all I think, the picture is very well done, in composition and colour, and deserves a very good rating. Especially the colours look wonderfully saturated without being too much.
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marguerites06 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Photographer
How do you find places like that?This is stunning and beautiful. i love it!!
Mashuto Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is actually taken from a well known and fairly easy hike in Shenandoah National Park. Takes about 45 minutes to hike to from Skyline Drive. If you are interested, Little Stony Man Cliffs. And thanks!
NatashaShaty Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Beautiful shot!
Mashuto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
arctoa Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Photographer
A beautifully atmospheric collection of warm tones and textures. A great location, well-captured.
Mashuto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I am glad you feel that way, was exactly the look I was going for!
arctoa Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Photographer
You're most welcome; it translates rather well.
Maximiliator Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
its beautiful! :O
Mashuto Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello there, :wave:
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