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The Gates of Delirium
"When the flames have their season,

Will you hold on to your reason;

Loaded down with your talents?

Can you still keep your balance?

Can you live on a knife-edge ???"

(Emerson, Lake and Palmer - 1970)


Looking through (and past) the central spires of Cathedral Rock,

toward Courthouse Butte (left) and The Transept (right).

Yes, the shadows of Cathedral Rock are always having their season.

September 16, 2009



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slowbutsteadydetail

slowbutsteady

Voted 10/10

Great control of foreground and background detail(depth of field). Did you combine two or more images in order to obtain good exposure and focus in both foreground and background?
Posted Oct 1, 2009 10:24 am

lcarreauRe: detail

lcarreau

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No, actually I happened to be in the right place at the right time.

The sun was filtered by clouds. As the sun was setting behind me, the "juniper woodlands" below (suddenly) became illuminated with light.

If I had been holding a $75 point & shoot,
I would have obtained the exact same image.

Adding contrast to the image (via computer)
always brings out the edges of the light and
dark areas, bringing depth to the picture.

Posted Oct 1, 2009 12:35 pm

NanulsAgree

Nanuls

Voted 10/10

Cool name too.
Posted Oct 1, 2009 12:44 pm

lcarreauRe: Agree...

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Not a secret.

The caption was "borrowed" from the classic
"prog-rock" band Yes.

You gotta take advantage of classic shadows.
They've been with us since the dawning of time.

Thanks for visiting, Dan!
Posted Oct 1, 2009 1:38 pm

BigRobGreat Photo!

BigRob

Voted 10/10

Very nice shot. I'm going to try to hit the desert in between mountains and ice.
Posted Oct 1, 2009 10:39 pm

lcarreauRe: Great Photo!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

(1) Mountains

(2) Ice

(3) The Desert

What a combination! If I could shuffle
between those THREE for the rest of my life,
I'd be a very happy camper.

Thanks, Rob!
Posted Oct 1, 2009 11:47 pm

BigRobRe: Great Photo!

BigRob

Voted 10/10

Well it is nice living in Cortez where the mountains meet the desert. 1.5 hours to Indian Creek, 2 hours to Silverton, with some fairly nice mountains in the mix.
Posted Oct 2, 2009 12:09 am

lcarreauRe: Great Photo!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Yes, I've always heard remarkable things
regarding that area. I need to travel up to
Navajo Lake next year and do some fishing.
I was never much for ice climbing, as I've
been stuck in the desert for the last 17 years.

But, there's a first time for everything!
Posted Oct 2, 2009 12:18 am

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on Sep 29, 2009 10:20 pm

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