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California Palms: 2 of 3 by spyed California Palms: 2 of 3 by spyed
These palms are right outside of my house here in Hollywood. About a week ago it was raining with full sun out.. it was quite the sight. And around the time the sun was setting there was an odd glow surrounding the palms.. so I thought I'd snap a few. What do you think? I'm no photographer..

Snapped with a Canon G5.
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:iconnelly92:
Nelly92 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
It's just a beautiful dream to me :( :)
very nice :aww: :hug:
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turon-marcano Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
You have very beautiful view outside your house
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klsa12 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
beautiful :)
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thebryancrump Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Neat, love the colours
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Tahn Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
In a way I like how the tree cuts the pic in half. It almost looks like two different pictures on each side. It gives it an interesting feel to it. I still love how the trees look like they are on fire or are glowing embers. Great colors! :D
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celestblue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
so beautiful!!! bellisimo!
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MT-Princess Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006   Photographer
nice pics x)
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SkippyJr Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006   Filmographer
Nice colours,
Very good capturing,
I really likedthat.
:)
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supremextreme Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005  Professional General Artist
this is gorgeous, in spite of the tree in the center, which, by the way, doesn't bother me one bit. this photo is so l.a. in the winter: extraordinary, beautiful, and different from everywhere else in the world and the reason we live here. well done.
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selmasings Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
The tone of this and light is beautiful but it may have looked better if the tree in the foregrounds top hadn't been chopped off - and if it had been more centered. Otherwise the detail and the view are stunning!! :clap:
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eyeronik Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
thats pretty cool, might of looked better with the top of the tree in, or from a better angle. Maybe more angled looking upwards.
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strike-the-tiger Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
You cant never expect this to blow over sinc ethe to founders of DA are not in their position of Manger the head of DA no more. Well never forget what u have done to this community. THis was never a place make a profit off and it will never be u understand one way or another u will never win. :pissed:
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chronicdoodler Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
You should avoid center focal point in a composition. It disrupts the flow of a piece and keeps the eye from looking at the picture in it's entirety. Try a 3/4 composition to start.
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FloYdMaChiNE Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2005  Student Photographer
very cool love the orange from the sunset. Pretty good for not being a photographer.
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tbest Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2005   Photographer
Very nice photo... i like it!
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ahhelga Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Wow, so beautiful. Wait, do you live in Hollywood or West Hollywood (^^;)?

thats me
ahhelga
aka Pauline
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TheButton Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
I love it! I love it! I love it! The colors are excellent! Did you do any manipulation with this at all? If not that is awsome. I do think it would look a little better with a border through. Other than that, amazing!
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stitchpuller Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2004
i dig the way you caught the light against the darkness in the palms.. gives the sense of impending storms, or perhaps one past...
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ValsWife Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
OMG they are so awsome!!!!
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backyardchild Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004
no such palms in switzerland *SNIEF*
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freckledmystery Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, it looks kind of ominous, but I love it. ;)
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valhalla-vania Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004
Somehow, this photo looks really surreal, like it is a fantasy world, not a place that truly excists. Its estranging, but beautiful.
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apric Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2004
weee miami vice reloaded :D
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necrowing Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
Very nice shot, it's only missing one thing...A border, it gives a photograph a more professional feel towards it anyway, and offers as a buffer for the other colors within, so instead of roaming off the print and away from the eyes, it stays solid within the picture itself, drawing the eye to the most important parts.

A great capture none-the-less. :yum:
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mez1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2004
I hate to break it to you buuuuuuut, you ARE a photographer! eh... badass shot dude L8R
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herbrokentoy Featured By Owner May 17, 2004
Very beautiful. I really like the warm glow of the sun against the palm trees. :)
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TheBabs Featured By Owner May 8, 2004  Professional Photographer
Thats an amazing picture! It's rare for people to see such a view and have a camera handy.

I'm awaiting the day to when I can get a picture like that.
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st-frantic Featured By Owner May 6, 2004
This sure is a beautiful image
the colors are red and seem very nice
you captured a very wonderful moment on life
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AdamPowell Featured By Owner May 5, 2004
Wow.. THat is Bad Ass...
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xenox- Featured By Owner May 5, 2004
Neat use of the front object there! Cool cutting :)
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evilfaeries Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004   Writer
I love the dark colors of the sky mixed in with all that orange.
It almost looks like a manip of a picture or something, because it is so beautiful.

I wish we had scenery like that here in Missouri.

<3 kandice
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PandaGuy87 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2004
*sigh* Reminds me of home.... :+fav: Sure don't get that up in Washington.
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PandaGuy87 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2004
*sigh* Reminds me of home.... :+fav: Sure don't get that up in Washington.
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ThatGuyOnTheStreet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004
Where were you standing? Looks like you were quite high, to get a picture such as this.
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rwirtz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004
Great amount of detail and wonderful highlight on the building just right of the centered palm tree.
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Fessor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2004
Very nice, I like it alot.
The contrast of the orange is amazing. Can't think of anything so colourfull around here in Belgium at sunset.
Nice pic, makes me wanno go to california and check it out (i only saw palm trees once btw)

Fes
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bloodyclaw Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2004
They look like...they are like...on fire... very apocalyptic
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:iconjark:
jark Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004
the lighting on the palm tree's is quite neato
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raven16 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004
these are so prettyO_O*oggle,oggle,oggle*:O
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sexypenguin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004
it's beautiful. living right near you, i know how eerie california rain can be. there will be the tiniest crack in the clouds, and the light will filter in and light it all up.
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HeatherRivera Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004  Professional Photographer
This is lovely! The contrasts are great. I love the shadowing in the foreground with the silhouette of the palm, and that firey glow in the background. Beautiful capture.
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Reigo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004  Student Traditional Artist
nice shot!!
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DanielRabjerg Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
I don't like how the front palm stands out so abruptly. It's cutting the photo in half, and seperates the extremely glowing building (which celeb lives there I wonder?) from the rest of the photo. Could have been awsome with a bright blue sky. :)

Still, it captures a cool moment as the sun sets, and it does have a wonderful " evening" theme.
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alteredreality Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2004
Good composition and shadowing. =)


The lighting must have been almost-perfect. =)
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