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*** The Awakening ****

Story:
You snooze, You lose. That's the true story for every landscape photographer!

Likewise, I too pushed myself out of the cozy hotel...
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Story:
You snooze, You lose. That's the true story for every landscape photographer!

Likewise, I too pushed myself out of the cozy hotel bed at 5am to get ready to tackle an uphill ride to soak in the beauty of Saint Thomas Church.

It was a really cold morning with below freezing temperature. So I had to drive very carefully maneuvering through the icy hair pin bends to reach the hill top.

I had done extensive research before my trip to Slovenia. Let me tell you that, its one of the safest countries in Europe with lowest crime rates.

In spite of all that I must admit, it was not a pleasant experience to drive middle of nowhere in a foreign country to reach the location before sunrise. Luckily my wife was my partner in crime and decided to sacrifice her sleep without knowing, what's coming her way. :)

As the sun came out, we witnessed nature use its pallet of a million colors to paint the scene. It was arguably one of the best sunrises I have ever experienced in my life.

Lesson Learnt:
Pain is temporary, the photo and the experience stays for a lifetime.

Regrets:

Some days the valley gets filled up with fog. I was not lucky enough to experience that.

I wish I had a dedicated telephoto lens.

The longest lens I had was a dedicated Canon Macro lens (100mm F 2.8). I have tried to make the best use of the available resource. Hope you guys enjoy it.
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25 Comments | Report
helencurtis
 
helencurtis June 15, 2016
Incredible. It's like a painting! Thank you for taking the time to take this, and for sharing it here. Magnificent!
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shutterchemistry July 15, 2016
Thanks for your kind words!
hayvaleri
 
hayvaleri June 15, 2016
WOW
shutterchemistry PRO
 
shutterchemistry June 17, 2016
Thanks a lot for the appreciation! I am glad you like my work.

It's one of my personal favorites.
camtal
 
camtal June 17, 2016
Just a stupendous shot. I'm glad that your efforts + your application savvy rewarded you such a photo. I'm beginning to see value of shooting with a low ISO level.
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shutterchemistry June 25, 2016
Thank you!
CLG_
 
CLG_ June 28, 2016
Gorgeous!
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shutterchemistry July 02, 2016
Thanks a lot Cheryl!
nlhammondphotography PRO+
 
nlhammondphotography June 28, 2016
Just..WOWwwwwwwwww!! Everything about this is simply stunning! From the lighting, to the composition, color..just everything!
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shutterchemistry July 02, 2016
Thanks a lot! I am glad you like the shot so much :)
photographybug
 
photographybug July 28, 2016
Amazing!! Of all the finalist this is my favorite! This photo emotes depth and feeling, to the point where you feel like you are actually there. Such a dreamy experience.
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shutterchemistry July 30, 2016
And that't one of the best compliment, I ever received for this photo.
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shutterchemistry July 30, 2016
To me a photo is successful, if I can make the viewer transported into the scene. Inspiring them to travel and experience the scene.
photographybug
 
photographybug October 03, 2016
Well you definitely achieved it!! I want to go!!!
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shutterchemistry October 08, 2016
Thanks!
Shellyb67
 
Shellyb67 October 13, 2016
stop saying bad thing sbaout this photo dude its the best one ive ever seen, i love love that photo and so does all ur fans :)
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shutterchemistry November 17, 2016
Thanks Shelly! I am touched :)
BlueNorthPhotography
 
BlueNorthPhotography December 03, 2016
Yep, for sure: the pain is temporary haha. I carried my DSLR hiking knowing life could be a bit easier without it, but the photos last forever, as long as I don't lose the files :P.
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shutterchemistry December 10, 2016
Could not agree more :)
janicejh
 
janicejh December 03, 2016
Magnificent capture!
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shutterchemistry December 10, 2016
Thank you!
JeffieMoannai
 
JeffieMoannai December 04, 2016
This is an awesome photo, is it comprised of more then one shot? like a panorama? this is awesome so vast.
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shutterchemistry December 10, 2016
Thank you Jeffie! Yes it is a panorama.
jeremywong_3402
 
jeremywong_3402 December 11, 2016
Wonderful
rosaposa PRO
 
rosaposa January 02, 2017
It's a breathtakingly beautiful shot!
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger January 18, 2017
A masterpiece!
laureenofscotts PRO+
 
laureenofscotts January 30, 2017
So beautiful! Well done with the perspective and colours!
mscaletta92
 
mscaletta92 February 19, 2017
I love the layers of colors that you portrayed in this photograph.. I simply love it
Hamburgensie Premium
 
Hamburgensie March 13, 2017
It's a beautiful photo. I can imagine how it felt to be there right then.
vickiehamby
 
vickiehamby March 19, 2017
Beautiful shot!
stoicaemilian
 
stoicaemilian May 12, 2017
Wonderful light and composition! Amazing!
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography May 29, 2018
Beautiful scene. / Voted
posertaker14
 
posertaker14 June 26, 2018
awesome x 10
posertaker14
 
posertaker14 June 26, 2018
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posertaker14
 
posertaker14 June 26, 2018
awesome, would like a poster of this
jackieharris_9435 PRO+
 
jackieharris_9435 April 19, 2019
how did you get your wide angle shot. I am a beginner and didnt realise you could use a macro lens for this lamdscape shots
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