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CliveEaton October 06, 2015
This image really caught my eye. Excellent.
 
Nayeefa October 21, 2015
Breathtakingly beautiful!
 
NatashaT November 05, 2015
Awesome light!
 
JDLifeshots November 09, 2015
Great shot! Congrats.
 
chrismorello December 10, 2015
Very mystical with your lighting and composition. Congrats!
 
katybidmead December 18, 2015
Stunning.
 
davidsloan December 21, 2015
A powerful awesome capture,Congratulations.
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lyndabowyer June 04, 2016
Wonderful capture. Excellent!
 
vishal2588 June 23, 2016
Awesome capture!! congratulations!
 
joycealicesmith June 23, 2016
Great capture! Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
 
mballomphotography September 25, 2016
Wicked shot I love the misty fog!
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MELLIE1955 October 24, 2016
Amazing!! My favorite so far.
 
jpele October 24, 2016
Wonderful photograph!
 
tomroether October 24, 2016
WOW! Beautiful photo!
 
AndrewOwens October 24, 2016
You have taken something solid and made it look beyond real. A wonderful shot.
 
debbiecrowe December 28, 2016
fantastic shot ,, love the lighting and fog
 
annalayandreu December 30, 2016
Excellent
 
Witmar December 31, 2016
wonderful picture
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geoffcaddy January 01, 2017
beautiful shot that hits home with me as I too would be fascinated with visiting there
 
insomniartist April 06, 2017
This is beautiful! So evocative ????
 
sandybobe May 19, 2017
Beautiful shot, love the colors I always loved Easter Island when I was younger I drew a few of these statues fascinating
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MaryAnne306 July 14, 2017
Surprised to read that this is in Germany and not Easter Island! Beautiful capture with the just hitting the moia. Congratulations on being a finalist!
 
trisheklund July 22, 2017
Unbelievably amazing
 
FAOUZI-TALEB August 24, 2017
Awesome!!!
 
melindadienes August 30, 2017
Stunning photo
 
Mrsviruet September 03, 2017
Great shot
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rickyenofsky September 26, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
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tadbrowning October 20, 2017
Would love to go to Easter Island...hard to get to?
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tadbrowning October 20, 2017
Sorry guess I should have read previous comment...great shot!
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maperick October 21, 2017
:-) Thank you!
 
brianhorton February 19, 2018
Where in Germany is this looks more like Easter island to me
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maperick February 19, 2018
It's in Germany near the city of Schwerte at the river Ruhr!
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may you tell me the exact place, please? I´m close to it maybe :-)
 
Schweitzer September 28, 2018
Awesome beautiful light
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tiffanyrickeyhuber October 07, 2018
Beautiful!

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Modeled like one of the colossal "Moai" stone statues on Easter Island.
Seen in Germany at the river Ruhr, on a foggy September day.
Becau...
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Modeled like one of the colossal "Moai" stone statues on Easter Island.
Seen in Germany at the river Ruhr, on a foggy September day.
Because of so many questions I got: " IT's REALLY IN GERMANY" :-)
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a small park with a few sculptures at the river Ruhr in Germany.
Time
It was a foggy autumn day and I want to capture the moody river, the meadows around and the great colorful sky. Essentially I wanted to make a long exposure capture of the early morning mist.
Lighting
The lightning was really easy and unspectacular. The sun was not so high at the sky and the light was wonderful. As a consequence that the sun was not very bright and, there were very nice shadows on the ground from the trees, sculptures and grasses.
Equipment
This shot was captured handheld with my full frame Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 28-300mm lens at 70mm.
Inspiration
Nearly every day I past this place for many years in the morning and late afternoon. Every day I saw this sculpture and considered when and how to shoot this wonderful place. At daytime it looks very pretty and nice there but there is something missing right down to the last detail. I always try to put something new in my shots, and also I constantly search for a new angle and new perspectives.
Editing
I do post processing on every photo to add some unique artistic flare to my photographs. I use Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for my post processing. In this case I have to made some regular adjustments in Lightroom. In Photoshop I have done some subtle enhancement that I couldn’t easily achieve in Lightroom. Among other things there were branches of a tree on the right, which have distracted from the main subject.
In my camera bag
Normally I have my full equipment in my bag. The full frame Nikon D800, a Nikkor 28-300mm lens, a Nikkor 105mm macro lens, a Nikkor 50mm lens and sometimes I have the opportunity to use a Nikkor 14-24mm lens. Additionally I have a travel tripod, a cable release and some filters in my bag.
Feedback
If you have no specific concept, be prepared for anything. Find places close to home that you can visit often to find out the best conditions and the perfect daytime. Search for new angles and new perspectives. I'm an amateur photographer and I'm travelling with my family as often as we can. For my family, it is sometimes a little bit stressful because I use almost every free moment to look for subjects and the perfect shot. Sometimes it is a little bit frightening for my daughters to see me lying on the floor to capture the things around me. Keep your eyes peeled and look for new things. Be creative. To put it straight: "Photography is like a lemon, sour to some, but lemonade to others." - Anonymous

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