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Wild Iris and Sierra Sunset by narmansk8 Wild Iris and Sierra Sunset by narmansk8
This photo is a Finalist in the Outdoor Photographer's 2nd Annual Natures Color Contest! Here --> [link]

I spent weeks walking around through these fields trying to find the best area to get a nice composition of a large area of irises with the Eastern Sierras in the background and trying to capture some unique lighting. I went out to these areas on so many sunrises and sunsets trying to capture some clouds in the scene but sadly the clouds would either not be there or dissipate by the late afternoon. But, luckily, toward the end of these iris's bloom season the clouds decided to linger and I was able to capture this sunset light over these beautiful flowers.

Owens Valley, Eastern Sierras, Ca.

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This is, perhaps, one of the most difficult shots to take in the Eastern Sierra. I myself spent many long hours trying to get a comparable shot and never accomplished the feat. Similar images have won awards for photographers such as Verne Clevenger and the late Galen Rowell.

I love the detail of the irises. The flowers are well saturated and you can see the variation in colors. The wide angle shows off the mountain range that defines Bishop more than any other feature or landmark very well. The only thing that could have improved this (and good luck getting it) would have been if the mountains could have gotten more light, exposing more detail. I love the color and visual impact of the clouds.

Well done, Nolan.
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First off, I'll this is one of the most gorgeous landscape photos that I've ever seen. It's pictures like this that inspire me to pick up my camera, and travel the world.

I think the most attractive thing about this photo is how the background and foreground give off different aspects of color, but blend together. The flowers give off a soft air, and the sky gives off a strong feeling. The clouds are ominous, and the forest is homely. It's rare to convey so many emotions in one picture.

There's so much going on, but it all seems to blend together and catch the viewers eye. "A picture speaks a thousand words." and this picture is no exception. If anything it screams it.

With a nice title, this could easily be a prime candidate for a movie poster. I'm not the most savvy photographer, but this piece of art definitely catches my eye.
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   General Artist
fantastic!
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zootnik Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
I have featured your photo in my journal [link]
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ThaiLover Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Cali is beautifull!
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Dieffi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this beautyful shot in my collection "sky over landscapes".
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I hope you will agree!
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dancinmeatwad Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
nature is so beautiful
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YannickDellapina Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
beautiful!!!:clap:
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Tkrain Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done, Nolan! I can't tell you how many times I've tried to capture this particular scene in this way (well, back when I lived in Bishop).
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starrysurrealism Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009   Photographer
I like the composition of this one better. I also prefer the perspective. :)
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Wow amazing capture ! This place must be stunning !!!
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Imthenats Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoohoo! That's the place to be. 8-)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
:wave:

This has been featured here - [link]

Have a nice day.
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mr-sarcastic1984 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
great shot!! very nicely done!!
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous image! Thanks for sharing! :)




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Rhavethstine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
This is exquisite in its use of contrast and color. The composition includes just enough of the sky to tell us about the freshly departed storm and the warm evening light lets us see every detail in the field of flowers and distant forest. Great backdrop, too! :D
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dabbity Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I like how the blue darkens as it progresses from the front to the back, through the flowers and then through the mountains. It provides both movement and continuity.
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collectiveone Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Dude! This is killer!
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XoLilSquirtoX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
that sky line is beautiful!! i love fields of flowers ^^
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LeashaAHooker Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009   Photographer
This is beautiful Nolan! Excellent work! :heart:
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pestilence Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic Nolan! :)
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inmymind81 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Great photo :love:
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llub3r Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Student Photographer
nice one, the flowers at the front are really great.
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fazlisophia Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
That is great! JUST great. :noes:
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tourofnature Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture!
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kkart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
You suck Nolan, big time!
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DigiPainteR Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
gee Nolan ... and here I thought finding half a dozen scattered about was a find on the West side of the sierra, I could say ... WOW you luck Ba(*^$@^ ... but I will say WOW ... wonderful shot sir!
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional
I am in love oh my
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michael-dalberti Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
beautiful
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llinderv Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's gorgeous. Well balanced colours in the fore and background. :heart:
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kayaksailor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
this is a stunning photo! It was my first year of seeing the wild iris - so unexpected :love:
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Karezoid Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Masterpiece
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NaughtyBoy83 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Beautiful.
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Zx20 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot..... :bow:
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shell4art Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Professional Photographer
I am surprised there isn't a fox popping up in there :giggle:
I love this. I will need to head to redbubble to add you. I haven't been there in a year or so, but you make it worth it.
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fubecando Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Awesome shot Nolan!
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arqhugo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
Awesome light control and great colors as well
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wyorev Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Grrrreat Shot!
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Iamidaho Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009
I hope your really really proud of this shot. its simply great!
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Wasari Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009   Photographer
WOW
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