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Aljustrel Service Station by AndyMumford Aljustrel Service Station by AndyMumford
Uploaded to scraps for a journal entry
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Ironically the only time I saw great skies was when we were driving on the motorway. Just before sunset clouds appeared from nowhere, but the only place I could find to stop before the sun went down was a motorway service station. It’s not exactly an ideal place to shoot from, surrounded by high wire fences, tall lighting structures and dusty grass with lumps of concrete. The one picture I did take is pretty weak, but I couldn’t let a sky like that go to waste.

Handheld, no filters. I just metered the sky and let everything else become silhouette..the foreground really was too ugly to include and behind the tree there are lots of high wire fences. I cut as much of them out as possible by getting close to the ground and hiding them behind the slightly raised bank that the tree was on.
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mucek Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
Beautiful silhouette Andy, amazing clouds, interesting shape of the tree and the composition suits the square format perfectly! Well done as usual! :clap:

I don't think silhouettes are not full-value photography. The lack of information in shadows gives space for imagination and gives silhouettes some kind of unique atmosphere. And this could be the perfect example...

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Vl.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it
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Adriaan-DeJongh Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student
Hmm Andy, I dunno about this... I have the feeling that it lack's originality mate :/
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
It's a scrap....taken from a motorway service station.
I wrote in the description that it was a crap shot, taken just to show the sky
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Adriaan-DeJongh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Student
Ahh okay, that explains that, but why is this your submission for hougaard's contest then?
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008
Lol...I'm not submitting anything to his contest because I'm one of the judges.
I don't know why it's in his journal...I guessbhe saw it in my scraps and decided to put feature it...not sure why.
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Adriaan-DeJongh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Student
ahhh lol, okay :D
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Infinity1986 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
:omg:
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
:D
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mharteens Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow,, It's great..
without any editing, right!?
I love sunset..
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