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Kirkjufell Dreaming

On our visit to Iceland, our second stop was Kirkjufell, an impressive mountain on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. We had pretty miserable weather, wit...
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On our visit to Iceland, our second stop was Kirkjufell, an impressive mountain on the coast of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. We had pretty miserable weather, with lots of cloud cover. I decided I wanted to see what the scene would really look like if we were lucky enough to get the Aurora while there. I composited an aurora I got to see a couple days later in Iceland into this scene, shot before sunrise. While I think this makes for a great image, I am still not sold on the use of composites in photography; however, I wanted to show the world just how wonderful this place can be.
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Alinna
 
Alinna Jan 10
Nice work. I am not sold on composite photos either. To me, as opposed to painting, photography is about representing the moment. Thanks for disclosing this is a composite, showing your vision how the place “could’ve been” as oppose to what the place actually was while you had your lens opened. All that said, I understand what people think of as their creative art, mainly their ability with composition and post-process. To me the key is full disclosure, so other people know what they are buying and/or what they are competing against. I collect minerals, I like to know if my rock is naturally formed or color enhenced or polished. :) Cheers!
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RuwanFonseka Jan 10
Nevertheless a well crafted image.
maggionisilvio
 
Amazing
candivucelich
 
candivucelich Jan 12
sooo Gorgeous!
rogeredelmanphoto PRO
 
Nice work!
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juliannaszula Mar 09
Congratulation to your winnings. Amazing photo and work.
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Alfredo_Jose Jul 29
Excellent photograph.