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Fade To Black

By Jasper87  
I'll be amazed if anyone sings along to this Metallica title Smile

A three shot panorama stitched in CC2014, cropped and chopped.

Shot into the late afternoon sun showing the receding planes in the foothills of the Julian Alps in Slovenia.

Is0 100, f14, 1/400s, @100mm on tripod with remote release.


Tags: Mono Slovenia Contre jour Landscape and travel Julian alps Receding planes

Voters: CarolG, PranavMishra, andylea2 and 106 more

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andylea2 6 16 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 7:29AM
Great composition Dave wonderful tones and light Wink
PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
9 Mar 2015 7:29AM
fine image..
9 Mar 2015 7:58AM
Excellent Dave,
9 Mar 2015 8:01AM
This "panorama" style of upload option, where you have to drag a slider to see the image a bit at a time, is absolute *****.

...But it does help you to see more clearly that rather odd looking little smudge, smack in the middle?
ColleenA Plus
8 470 7 Australia
9 Mar 2015 8:05AM
Love the layers of hills Dave. Excellent processing, works so well in mono
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.5k 2345 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 8:12AM
Subtle, delicate. I like the complexity in the overlaps. Does that make sense? There are areas where the textures seem to be a separate layer from the outlines, it's down to the rays of light and the haze I think.
9 Mar 2015 8:20AM
Stunning image , Dave ! - Beautiful layers as Colleen says , four of them , make a very good Dof - Excellent photography ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
RonnieAG Plus
11 154 119 Scotland
9 Mar 2015 8:25AM
A beautiful image, Dave, with receding planes and a nice demonstration of aerial perspective.
I always look forward to your images for so many different reasons.
This one I find so pleasing and relaxing.
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 8:29AM
Very impressive, both the vista and the shot.
what amazing photography such a beautiful image, excellent capture, SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
marktc Plus
10 101 15 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 8:51AM
Its intriguing... and it grows on you...nicely done.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 9:16AM
So where's the link???
This really works so well for me...
You want to keep looking at it.....
jdenman 12 19 5 Spain
9 Mar 2015 9:20AM
Life, it seems, will fade away
Drifting further every day
Getting lost within myself
Nothing matters, no one else.

No never heard of it Smile
Great image !!!!
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 10:10AM
Love the layers. Wonderful pano, Dave.

Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 10:20AM
A excellent pano DaveGrinGrin

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 10:22AM
Top class photography from a top class photographer.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
11 10 10 England
9 Mar 2015 11:22AM
This is so artistic - top of the class today.Smile
9 Mar 2015 11:29AM
Fantastic work and layers.
If you return to St Wolfgang again let me know and we can have a beer together.
Best wishes
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
9 Mar 2015 11:29AM
Nicely done mate....

Alison_S 15 339 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 11:45AM
So atmospheric, love the misty layers and shapes of the hills...........beautiful work Dave.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 11:49AM
Superb recession of shapes and tones - I especially like the second row from bottom with strong silhouettes against the lighter layer.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
rontear Plus
17 23 9 England
9 Mar 2015 12:30PM
Deserving Dave ( Metallica are some band !!) Excellent recession and in mono !! My award.
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 12:30PM

Oh really..........
I will have a look at your piccy nowWink
mikbee 13 3 8 Scotland
9 Mar 2015 12:33PM
Great tones Dave.
And Metallica were ok for getting
rid of the wax out my ears !!
Fefe Plus
9 54 34 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 12:34PM
Very nice DaveGrinGrinGrin
9 Mar 2015 1:27PM
Quality image Dave.
danbrann 16 640 17
9 Mar 2015 1:56PM
Tremendous recession Dave. Magical light.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
9 Mar 2015 1:58PM
Super tones, Dave, with each of the Alps overlapping the one behind, a cracking image Smile
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
9 Mar 2015 2:29PM
Black and white has allowed the many shades to blend perfectly showing the folding mountains and the spaces between to perfection!

An inspiring image
A good lesson in Black and white usage!
9 Mar 2015 3:35PM
Wonderful tones and light, Dave!! Great view and capture!!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.5k 2189 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 4:40PM
Love those stepped mountains and the wispy clouds too.
This image has attracted so many awards, you must be delighted.
"Now I will just say goodbye".
johnke Plus
8 223 16 England
9 Mar 2015 5:14PM
A superb two dimensional Image Dave, great processing....John
9 Mar 2015 5:23PM
I wouldn't sing anything of Metallica's Dave, I'd get done for abusive Language Wink
I'd certainly sing your praises for this shot though mate.

Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 5:25PM
Beautiful !!!!!.......lovely shapes & misty recession !!.Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 5:41PM
A beautiful landscape, and stitching work.
phillG 14 220 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 6:49PM
A cracking composition with wonderful light and tones
9 Mar 2015 7:12PM
Fabulous composition Dave!
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
9 Mar 2015 7:57PM
This is what I really like gentle layers

BIGRY1 9 3 8 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 8:07PM
Lovely layers and works well in mono. I nice bit of processing tooWink
UrbaneMagick 9 172 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 8:49PM
This is gorgeous Dave, subtle yet dynamic. Funnily enough, ten minutes prior to viewing this, I linked Metsllicas nothing else matters to facebook!
rayme330 9 17 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 9:04PM
Great title, fabulous image, Dave.

9 Mar 2015 10:37PM
Top class & an outstanding image, Dave.
Deserves all the UAs its received including another oneWinkWink
capto Plus
8 6.5k 23 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2015 11:00PM
Perfect. I would love to see this printed large.Smile

nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
10 Mar 2015 10:30AM

Quote:Perfect. I would love to see this printed large.Smile


I do agree and love it, Dave.
10 Mar 2015 12:28PM
I Love this image, Dave.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
10 Mar 2015 1:27PM
Like the layers in this Dave, congrats on all the UA
10 Mar 2015 6:38PM
Love the layers Dave beautiful work..Lin
gajewski 16 10 9 United States
11 Mar 2015 8:54PM
WOW, what a fantastic pano -- and your title is perfect. The shades of grey to black makes for a very pleasing image.
11 Mar 2015 11:11PM
Terrific layered landscape, well presented Dave
Philpot Plus
8 300 4 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2015 9:31PM
Superb layers, always wanted to get one of these but never managed it...You nailed it!!SmileSmile
15 Mar 2015 2:00PM
Very well spotted and excellent processing
13 Dec 2015 5:07AM
really love the layers of light and shadow...well done!Grin

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