Petroglyph at Sunrise - 2 April 2012
Petroglyph at Sunrise - Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, File# 1215697
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I finally went out this weekend to shoot pictures. As you've probably notice in my blog, I haven't been out much this year at all, if at all. This weekend I motivated myself to go camp at Three River's Petroglyph not 30 miles north of the house. I hadn't shot there in a couple years and wanted to use a couple of techniques I've learned since last shooting there.
This image is really a composition of several files put together. In this case, I collected the imagery of the foreground well before sunrise. The blue sky and stars was also collected well before sunrise about the same time as the foreground. The color, that pink color band, that was collected right before sunrise when the stars are long gone.
The composition is made up. It doesn't exist in a single glance at a single moment in time. It appears like what I saw with my mind's eye. You could never see such a color band and stars ever. In this case, I think it looks natural enough to qualify as something less than a totally made up digital image. The theme here is trying to capture an emotion or mind's eye while being honest by only including imagery taken right at that spot right at that time. The difference is the discreteness of the colors and detail which vary over time are put together into a single image to be viewed at one time.