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Painted in Spring by MarcAdamus Painted in Spring by MarcAdamus
That's why they call them the ';Painted Hills'.

What the heck is with those damn emoticons. You can't even use an uppercase p.

I've photographed this place dozens of times. I've never seen a better light on the hills or a more complimentary sky than on this spring evening. The yellow flowers in the foreground only bloom on very wet years, and had been absent for at least the past five. Good timing and some exposure magic allowed me to render this scene the way I did. This is a blended image because I needed extreme DOF to get so close to the flowers, even at f/22. I took two images at f/14 (for foreground and background) which allowed me to keep everything in focus, and avoid the gusting winds moving the flowers around.
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:iconambientcosmos:
ambientcosmos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
The Beauty of the Desert!
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:iconnoirwhisper:
noirwhisper Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my journal: [link] :deviation:
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sarah1989246 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
I just want to go roll down those hills :b
This photo is very beautfiul, I love it ^^
I want to pick up some better photography skills and someday get an -actual- camera xD
I just have a camcorder ATM.
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pralinkova-princezna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Extraordinary place... and amazing photo.
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CandiceSmithPhoto Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
this image has been featured in my latest news article, titled: "Step Out of the Darkness and into the Light", found here: [link]

Hope you like it :)
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:iconeliatra:
eliatra Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow!!! What an exquisite shot!! I'm featuring this in my journal today!
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:iconashweed420:
ashweed420 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
AMAZING.
is really all that can be said.
every just looks awesome lol

:D
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:iconsenseisage:
SenseiSage Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
so how did you blend the 2 images successfully, if you don't mind me asking?
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:iconnikolaevna13:
Nikolaevna13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Those hills are outstanding. They really are something..
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:iconmax-doom:
MaX-DooM Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
shit - I can't believe I didn't think of taking two pictures to get that DOF ... thanks for switching on my brain!
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:iconamber-lake:
amber-lake Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
This gorgeous photo has been featured in my news article, Nature/Outdoors Photography! :love:
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:iconturtlevvisperer:
TurtleVVisperer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
Great technique, great skill. The atmosphere of these style images you've been posting at fantastic.
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:iconlooki85:
looki85 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009   Photographer
This has been featured in my journal! [link] :boogie:
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AwesomeChay Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Would it be possible to post a larger version?
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JennSmith413 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
your photos are breathtaking. incredible. well done!!
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:iconrcmck:
rcmck Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
This is insane, I need to move to Oregon! I wish you would do some tutorials on your techniques!
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izka197 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
hello:)
This is a wonderful pic, I really like it, that's why it's featured in my latest News Article here: [link] :)
please take a look if you have time, have a nice day/night :wave:
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DreamEyce Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Photographer
Wow! So beautiful! I just love how well you capture the great state of Oregon. It's like taking a big Oregon tour :)

I've yet to see these hills in person, but it's in my plans! I love all the photos I see of them!
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Kittihawk11 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Beautiful picture. :clap:
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:iconstrangelight:
strangelight Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Stunning. Great exposure and beautiful shot.
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:icontrunn:
Trunn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Photographer
I wish I could just live inside this picture

Very nice again :]
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SkycladGypsy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
It's a beautiful photo of a beautiful place...

To not have the emoticon problem, just add the odd space between the ' and the P ... just something that irked me enough to figure out one time...
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:iconamidarosa:
amidarosa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
My first impression before even enlarging the thumbnail: A painting by van gogh
Beautifully captured!
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:iconedgyqueen:
edgyqueen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Holy cow. This is AMAZING! :clap:
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:iconforevercreative:
ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I am in awe over the the textures and beautiful patterns and fantastic composition of this landscape. WOW!
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:iconimthenats:
Imthenats Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! :omg: Paint well blended.
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digitaldreamz666 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
stunning colors!
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:iconcouleur:
couleur Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Digital :)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing colors!
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:iconnovacation:
NoVacation Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Student Photographer
so beautiful so calm llike a late afternoon dream
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:iconcasanouva:
casanouva Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008
awesome shot!
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:iconcoreyconway:
coreyconway Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
very pretty
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:iconmilkywaysora:
milkywaysora Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
You captured it in the most beautiful way possible!
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:iconbritha:
Britha Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
wow, its amazing. :)
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:iconwachme:
wachme Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
wow.
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:iconlakemans:
lakemans Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
I never see these locations captured by anyone else....I think you must have a locations generator hidden away somewhere...

Amazing conditions and a real one off capture. Exposure blending...I need to learn how to master this....
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:iconbada:
bada Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008
So gorgeous! :clap:

:+favlove:
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:icondanuk86:
danUK86 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   General Artist
stunning :)
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:icontsemalon:
tsemalon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this picture is worth a comment, but I do not know what to say!
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InShinFrog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you are simply a photographic genius.
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Thanks for the tip on exposure and dof. Its that kind of experience shared that helps the rest of us if we have our thinking caps on when in the same position. Beautiful image as well!
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Brutalion Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing!
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:iconkwerfeldein:
kwerfeldein Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Photographer
Well, Mate this one rocks definatly ;) But I think you did blend more that 2 exposures, or ? Greetings !
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MarcAdamus Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Photographer
Like I mentioned in the description, two images were blended to limit movement in the flowers and achieve the best depth of field. I also used a graduated ND filter to control the sky exposure. I use blends frequently in my work, but never in an unnatural way - always from the same place and as close together as possible.
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kwerfeldein Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Photographer
Aaah okay - hope my comment wasn't too harsh. Thanks for your fast reply !
Martin
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polimeros Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
man, i gotta get out more....lol.......stunning
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:iconraah-man:
Raah-man Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
That's so awesome
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PatiMakowska Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
Awersome !!
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Guanchos Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008   Photographer
great place! stunning view.
great capture of light and composition!
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
absolutely amazing photo, those hills are stunning!!

i agree the emoticons are retarded. I also tried to do the uppercase P with a comma and it was weird
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