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Nature's First Green is Gold by pullingcandy Nature's First Green is Gold by pullingcandy
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Nature's first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.


Nothing Gold Can Stay - Robert Frost

Sunrise on farmland, March 13th, 2010.
My very first serious attempt at nature photography (thanks for ALL the tips guys!).
I woke up at 5:45am and forced myself to go and catch a sunrise.
My friends *dennissnider and =KSPhotographic inspire me an awful lot with their landscape photography, and I've been dying to try my hand at it, even though I'm stuck in the prairies :)
Enjoy~
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PowerLiterature Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Great shot. Love how the sky renders a marble effect. I actually wrote a high school essay on this very poem...the last line seems to suggest the impermanence in nature as well as life.
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firelily1428 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
I know that poem. It's one of my favorites!! Robert Frost is amazing, isn't he?
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kplo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Student Photographer
fantastic colours! how could you get that sky? neutral density? long exposure? and good work, with the watermark, I almost didn't notice about it :D
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
To be totally honest, this picture had nothing special done with it or to it. It just came out like this. Sometimes, here, where I live - we get the most brilliant skies, and sometimes I am lucky to capture them. No long exposure, no neutral density - just a bit of luck and a gorgeous morning. :)
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Archangelical Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
I'll add my voice to the chorus and say this is really lovely. I like your horror vibe but this sunset also makes for a great picture. :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You know, it would be probably more than perfect if I could throw fake blood on the sun and then snap its picture :) But I can't, alas.

Nature is astounding - I'm glad you like this, I like it too. I was very lucky to be in the right place at the right time to catch this.
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Archangelical Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
If you can figure out a way to throw fake blood on the sun, let me know. That sounds like an awesome picture :pumpkin:

I agree, nature is astounding. Pics like this are needed to. It's like I listen to a lot of songs about people getting murdered but sometimes I need to listen to a beautiful choral piece. Always a balance. :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Balance is the key :)
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
I like the sky in this one a lot.
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you AGAIN, Mr.Empty. I like the sky too - it was really awesome to see it like that, don't think I ever have before.
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veinsrunempty Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
Youz welcome.
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Chopen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Love the soft sky and sharp foreground. The colors are amazing as well. Keep up the good work! :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh thank you so much! Coming from you that's a terribly nice compliment. I will try to keep up the good work :)
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Chopen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
It's my pleasure mate! :aww:
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DragonRichard Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful shot :3
Love the textures in the sand
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhh thank you, I wish it was sand, though it does look like it - that's actually a field on the prairies that was plowed right before the first snowfall :)
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DragonRichard Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ur welcome :3
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RNDave Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great colors :]
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :)
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RNDave Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :]
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Warm and soft. It's beautiful in so many ways. Absolutely soothing.

(I'd also like to add that I love the shape of the work as is. I think the darkness of the upper sky balances out the dark of the land beautifully.)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh why thank you. I was hesitant to crop this anymore, though it would look nice boxed - I am hoping that I have another version with more land that I can work with to try that particular course of action with :)
I'm glad you like it :)
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Gilgond Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a really cool sky! Great picture! :)

Maybe you should consider cropping away some of the sky and go for square though? I think that might make it even better :)
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're absolutely right, it would make it pretty amazing, I will try that in a little while - thank you for the advice!
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Gilgond Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :) And thanks for the watch! I appreciate it :)
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vungtau Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot

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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice shot! such cool colours to the sky!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, you! The sky isn't always so painted pretty, glad I got it :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I hope to see some more!
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thevibes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student Photographer
Wow!
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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NikytaGaia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous! Gorgeous shot!! :love: It's crisp and the colors are beautiful!! :clap: :lol:
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you <3
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NikytaGaia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
...you are very welcome!! :heart:
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dennissnider Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
WOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This is AMAZING!!!! Beautiful warm colors even with the snow on the ground! Bravo my friend...BRAVO! I hope we see more of nature's beauty from you from now on!!! :worship:
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, Dennis :)
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dennissnider Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Your very welcome!
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Talky-Walky Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Wow.
When I saw this, I didn't think it was from you,I thought it was from landscape photographers I devwatched!
This is so good.
So beautiful.
Simple.
Love how the colours fit perfectly .
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pullingcandy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, hon :)
I was ridiculously proud of how this one turned out - I've been trying pretty hard to branch out in to other things lately because I feel stuck in a rut, and I've always wanted to try to capture some of the nature around me. I'm really glad you like it :heart:
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