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Often we stand at choices, decisions and changes that must be made. What many times holds us back is the thought of the consequences that follows.
Sometimes I wish I could take the step, the one step needed to continue, without hesitating and think too much.

A step I wish I more often could take faster.


Shot the other day with a magnificent sunset. Intense and vivid, one of those great nights to remember.

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[EDIT 24_05_2010] Print avalible upon requests.

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:icondevildrake:
I found your page from linking from one to another, and it caught my eye with a massive burst of excitement.

I really loved the way this was pictured and the settings it had on, just the way it's angled, the view is amazing on how it's a little bit higher then the steps and the upper ground, but it dips down at the end showing the nice glow of the sun, as the picture is closer towards you gets darker, and you feel like you're lighting up as you go down the path, which i thought was a major stand out.

The graphics, the detail, the depth and precision of this piece is of immaculateness and I'm 110% sure anyone who steps upon this work will be greatly amazed, and will be left with a "wow" factor.

Vision is pefect, including originality, I have never seen a shot like this before. Technique was explained earlier, making it a easy 6/5, and the impact upon me and others will definitely be counted towards this critique.

In conclusion, AWESOME work. I love it.
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AtCrossRoads Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. This is too beautiful for words.. i just love it!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you, glad you enjoy it!
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
I love how the texture of the sky mimics the texture of the stone steps.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Cheers Tom, glad you like it!
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MarzEz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the way that this photo has some of every colour without appearing to be rainbow.
It's well balanced in terms of colour, too, in that warm and cool are balanced out.
Your framing is also excellent; You have made good use of the "Rule of Thirds", and it has paid off wonderfully.

I also appreciate the comments; I find them very meaningful. they are far more insightful than the simple "..." that I have seen many people post in my time.

The reason I write this as a comment, and not a critique, is because I prefer a free membership.
Overall rating: :star::star::star::star::star: 5/5
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
I tend to not think so much about the rule of thirds when I take the shot since most of the time you can't keep the rule without loosing the composition. BUT, since I'm aware of it I think that I do think of it without thinking of it hehe.

You should try membership, it's worth it all the way!

Chers!
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firegal01 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
I just love this so much! Awesome work!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad you do!
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QuatricaL Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
holy!
dude, may I know the camera and lens that you've used?
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
Sigma 10-20
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QuatricaL Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
oh, thank you!
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:iconviktike:
viktike Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
you have been featured here: [link]
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you
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:iconkiefers24:
kiefers24 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   General Artist
Truly magnificent and is a golden view. I just wonder to see the bigger landscape than this one here.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
The big landscape you're after here isn't really here. This is on a hill and below is just a cityscape
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nathanspotts Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is just incredible colour...outstanding!
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Chers!
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Gaisano Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
what beautiful colors!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
thank you
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Burning-Liquid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010   Photographer
Thats wonderful m8! did you use any filters on this?
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Nah dude, no filter here, only the settings from the description there. One of my favourite shots actually.
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal. :heart: [link]
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v-ahito Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Good shot :)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
=]
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AndreasResch Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
What a powerful shot.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
It was one of those more rare sunsets with the hardcore colors and absolutely breathtaking clouds.

:D
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SlashSlashX Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Wanting to take that step faster is understandable but each step we take can't be backed out of. Sometimes it's a good thing to pause and see where we are before we try to move forward, whatever might be ahead.
The steps look like they might have been part of a house at one point. Are they part of the trail or is this the remains of a building?
This is such a beautiful shot though. You've managed to capture just how vast the sky is and the intensity of the colours makes this almost unreal. A lovely, rich image.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Nice reading as always, a treat for the mind :).

THe steps here I'm not sure about, I think they've been to a house a long time agoe. Where the shot is taken it's a lot of steppings like these just sitting around. Or it could be that they're built for making it easier to get up on the stones. The whole area is filled with small heights to climb.

/rob
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YannickDellapina Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Beautiful!!!
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
very nice sir, splendid evening!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh yes it was indeed. Majestic sky that night, a sight I will remember.
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shutterscream Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
Love it!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
Chers
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Det är så vackert med himmelen och dom där trappstegen som nästan verkar existera i intet.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
tack tack
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Loulin Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, ett såndant fantastiskt foto! Himlen ser ut att vara satt i brand nästan medan solen sakta närmar sig horisonten. De intenstiva färgerna (och det är verkligen en hel uppsjö av färger) förstärker den magiska stämningen i miljön. Som DevilDrake säger, det är en hög wow-faktor.
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
:bow:
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XiscoVII Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Love this!
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
chers
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Mr-Heli Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
beautiful colors and clouds :)
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
THank you
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Maciej-Koniuszy Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   Photographer
Fantastic sky!
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
:thumbsup:
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AnnaCecile Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is an amazing shot! I love the simplicity of it and how you post processed it. The texture of the sky is amazing in conjunction with the texture of the steps and plants. An instant favorite!
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it, chers!

regards,
rob
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damien-c Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I'm in total awe.
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:iconladyrapid:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Furiouss Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Since this shot is excellent, i'm featuring it in my journal !
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ladyrapid Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Chers mate!
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Furiouss Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Always a pleasure to feature beautiful pics like this one :)
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