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Enjoy The Little Things by catch---22 Enjoy The Little Things by catch---22
...for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.

~Robert Brault


I blew this shot last year. So this year I returned to the very same spot. I found it somewhat comforting that in this vast rugged world fragile beauty endures... about half way between the top of corkscrew pass and the summit of red mountain #1, south of Ouray, Colorado. these little ones are hanging on at around 12,500 ft (3,810 m) above sea level.
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The title of a photography could be less important than own work. In this case, the seduction begin with a comparision between the simple title an the vision of square...The mistery is in the amazing contrast between the flower and the mountain. The angle is simply...wise:

The photographer gets to put a couple of small flowers at same dimension of Mountain: Flowers and Mountains seem to see eye to eye...have a silent dialogue, as new neighbors or old lovers. The expertise of photographer do possible the miracle of an authentic equality between the big things that steal the look...and small things that can be smelled but not always views. I insist: the mistery is in the angle...but is too in a highly developed sensitivity to nature who knows it like the palm of your hand .... and is not afraid.

Congratulations, Denis :rose:
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
A wonderful glimpse of the majesty and simplicity of nature!
Beautiful capture Dennis :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks so much Holly! :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure Dennis :)
Playing hookie this morning from work
so thought I would wander through galleries:D
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
well hope you had fun playing hookie!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's too hot to have fun:)
but better than working:D
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
:laughing:

well stay cool!
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Trying!:D
Can only peel so many layers, though! :rofl:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Yes in the most grand panorama a little flower ashamed hiding behind the stone ... when I visit major scenarios I also make these small experiences... I experienced that in the Grand Canyon ... in Yosemite ... in Death Valley.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
beauty in the whole or in little slices... it's everywhere though.
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Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
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:iconpinkheart-plz::iconcatch---22::iconpinkheart-plz::iconlovelyplz::iconyourwelcomeplz::iconyourwelcomeplz2::iconyourwelcomeplz3:all my pleasure Dennis:iconlovelyplz:
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LDRPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Beautiful shot.:)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you Laura :)
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forvintri Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Awesome! We all blow shots from time to time. Bet I blow a lot more than you do!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you!

... and not sure you want to bet that!
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Oh, I know! ;)
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   Writer
Forgive me ahead of time please? I like the composition of this one, but my eyes find the slightly oof middle rocks and background mountains just enough confusing to appreciate the full beauty, especially of the flowers in the foreground that do give a lovely perspective and contrast. It could be my eyes or my lcd, I dunno. Again, forgive me? But I've loved/faved and or very much liked/faved most all your photos, so now and then I can have a bit of constructive criticism, yes? no? get the hell outta here! (Dennis checks the latter.) Accck, sorry. *runs away* :D

Btw, I have a new camera now. It's not in your league, but it's leagues better than what I once had. :) It's a Canon Powershot SX40 HS with extra uv filter. Haven't had time to shoot more than a few at a park with family. Does fairly nice video though not as clear when done on zoom. :( Wondering if you have any opinions of it or advice? IF you're still speaking to me after I bad-mouthed (-typed) your photo which is an excellent photo, but my eyes question the oof parts is all. :(
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
alol nothing to forgive... you mentioned it once before and I meant to go back and look at some other shots at different focal lengths but forgot. I always appreciate the input. :)

and yay! a new toy!!!

get out and use it is the best advice I can give you. find stuff you like of others and ask how they shot it. visualize the image before shooting.

oh and have fun!
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011   Writer
Accck, I mentioned it before? Yeeks, I thought I looked through the comments to see if I had already said. I'm glad you appreciate input. :)

Hmm, I've never visualized an image before shooting. I usually just try to catch it quickly and naturally (not wild about poses, but they have their merits). More often I take the big picture just to get everything included and then crop it down. I dunno if that is good or not?

TY. When I do get out of this cave of mine, I do have fun. Specially when can go with someone. Due to my severe allergies I sort of need someone to go with me if I'm out in nature... so if I go into an allergy attack, they can get me to emergency. Yeah, bummers. But oh well. :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
taking a big image in hopes of cropping and finding something is often a futile experience.

fill the frame with what you want to show.

always and I mean always ask yourself what you want to show or what is it that makes you want to take a pic of something.
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   Writer
Thank you, Dennis. I'll remember that. :)
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SUDOR Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Featured in my journal [link]
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much James!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the compo of the tiny flower with the mountains on the background
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you very much :)
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philippeL Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :wave:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
This beauty is even matched by a great title and concept!
I agree so much! :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you much Tea!

I'm glad you liked!!! :)
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I guess I would have liked this much more if the background would have been sharp, too. Great scenery, Dennis.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Alban... hmmm you're not the first to say so. maybe I'll post one with a a greater depth of field at a later date. I felt the flowers got lost but I am often wrong.
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
:-)
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Korni Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Friend!
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Colors and depth of field are really wonderful ! :earth:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you kindly Renard :)
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
:)That is so beautiful,and yes it is the little things that can mean so much!!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
:):hug:You're so very welcome!!
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Silpius Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Beautiful
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you :)
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh this is perfect--you captured the High Country perfectly, the colors are so sharp up there! Throw in the state flower, you have a work of art here!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
you're most kind... thank you Jim :)
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice composition and nice color. I don't think I've seen Columbine up that high above tree line.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
just them and some tiny little purple flowers at this stop.

thank you :salute:
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Wonderfull again dear Denis!
This is like famous paintings, can makes walls more nice:love:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
you're most gracious... thank you Rezzan :)
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treart Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
cool!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank yoU!
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