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    Valley of the Shadow

    Valley of the Shadow

    El Dorado

    Gaily bedight
    A gallant night
    In sunshine and in shadow,
    Had journeyed long,
    Singing a song,
    In search of El Dorado.

    But he grew old --
    This knight so bold --
    And -- o'er his heart a shadow
    Fell as he found
    No spot of ground
    That looked like El Dorado.

    And, as his strength
    Failed him at length,
    He met a pilgrim shadow --
    "Shadow," said he,
    "Where can it be --
    This land of El Dorado?"

    "Over the Mountains
    Of the Moon,
    Down the Valley of the Shadow,
    Ride, boldly ride,"
    The shade replied --
    "If you seek for El Dorado."

    - Edgar Allan Poe

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    As always, your comments and critique is most appreciated.

    Best viewed in lightbox, or full sized image can be seen HERE.

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    Last edited by Dizzy; 16th September 2011 at 10:55 PM.

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
    Valley of the Shadow

    El Dorado

    Gaily bedight
    A gallant night
    In sunshine and in shadow,
    Had journeyed long,
    Singing a song,
    In search of El Dorado.

    But he grew old --
    This knight so bold --
    And -- o'er his heart a shadow
    Fell as he found
    No spot of ground
    That looked like El Dorado.

    And, as his strength
    Failed him at length,
    He met a pilgrim shadow --
    "Shadow," said he,
    "Where can it be --
    This land of El Dorado?"

    "Over the Mountains
    Of the Moon,
    Down the Valley of the Shadow,
    Ride, boldly ride,"
    The shade replied --
    "If you seek for El Dorado."

    - Edgar Allen Poe

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    As always, your comments and critique is most appreciated.

    Best viewed in lightbox..

    Mike
    Nice combination of imagery and words.

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    I like it as well Mike. The words fit well.

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    One super shot. Wish I could do that.

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    Awesome shot!

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    And Yea Do I Walk Through the Shadow....

    Awesome shot, Mike.

    Poe and this shot go hand in hand.

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    Lovely shot Mike

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    Thanks John..I had that poem of Poe's in my head as I was processing the image, and
    the two just went together like cheese and wine.

    Thank you Paul; we'll stop at this shot location on the 8th, it's ever changing..

    Bobo...quit wishing... just get out there and push the shutter....I'm as much or more
    a greenhorn than anyone, so it can be done. Thank you .

    George, Terry, Dave; glad you like it!!

    Have to be honest here; I am really proud of this image. I know it can be improved
    on, and someday I'll get some righteous filters (have -0- at the moment) and then
    maybe be able to draw out the shadows a lot more. Also, as we go from Fall to Winter,
    the Sun will be rising more and more to the South, which will deepen the shadows quite
    a bit. Hopefully the snow won't get too deep, and I'll be able to get up there around
    Christmas.

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    I like it!!!

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    I agree with everyone else. Great shot and poem.

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    A lovely shot and words I've not heard for many a year, thanks for both Mike/

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    Went and looked at the larger image and found you have many more amazing images there. Glad I did.

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    I'm afraid I've violated Donald's rule of B&W imaging by changing a color shot over to B&W, but
    did want to see how the shadows would appear:

    Valley of the Shadow

    Keith, Sam and Jinseao.....thank you; I'm glad you like it.

    Thank you Bobo..PBase is a good place to store the best of them, and I try to keep adding
    new material as it's processed.

    Mike

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    I love this image....

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    Fantastic shot. I love the levels created by the alternating mist and trees.

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    Richard, Philip...thank you..glad you enjoyed it.

    Was just talking with my wife about how this shot might have been improved had I used a filter
    (of some type). Only have a low-cost Tiffen UV Protection filter at the moment, and with the number
    of landscapes I've been shooting lately the addition of a filter set is warranted.

    Have been considering the Conkin P Series..any opinions on their quality/performance?

    Mike

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    Re: Valley of the Shadow

    How did I miss this Mike?

    Brilliant shot well processed.

    I think I prefer the colour version as the subtle hue variations enhance the depth for me.

    Well done,

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    No contest- the colour wins- superb shot,Mike.

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