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It's a Hard Sun by catch---22 It's a Hard Sun by catch---22
There's a big,
A big hard sun.
Beating on the big people,
In a big hard world.


[link] eddie vedder - a big hard sun.



(mid dayish somewhere north of Nageezi, New Mexico... I think.)
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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I keep coming back to this, Dennis...the understated tones. The American southwest contains some beautiful alien landscapes.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
it's a strange and beautiful place, Yvette... thank you :)
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lyrics so great and true to match such a great photo! :aww:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Tea!!! :)
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the desolation!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Peter :)
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brunette-from-oz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011   General Artist
This is gorgeous. I would love to be there listening to aftertnoon winds and smelling the ages of its glorious history. A dreaming place not unlike the way I paint things. Just imagine the eons gone by; and the power of shaping this place; and the determination of species of plant and animal. I really relate to here!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
I had the thought you and your brushes would be busy, when passing through one area north of the ghost ranch. it's easy to see why O'keefe viewed it as sanctuary.

thank you Twiggy :)
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pyrrhite Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Wish I knew the stories in the rock better than I do.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
I always plan on brushing up on it and fossil hunting... but never do.
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Peaceful, warm. So inviting to the eye, regardless.
Amazing work.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you kindly Dove :)
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halcyonshores Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, Dennis. :rose:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
It is so...quiet.
I suppose it is the total earth tones that make it so for me.
Other colors can be "loud." I'm a weirdo. :shrug:
Nice work, Dennis.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
it was very quiet... thank you Jessica :)

I prefer the earth tones myself.
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dragon-fly-to-me Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I figured. you are welcome.

mmhumm...:)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
:)
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Spectacular place shaped by a blazing sun ! :omfg:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Renard :salute:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks like one of those Badlands,very desolate and unique scape :clap:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Jonathan :)
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
A strange ground! :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Giorgio!

I am happy to see your return!!! :)
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Thank you, Dennis!! :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
you're welcome!
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figueline Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Beautiful place... I wish I could be there :heart:
Très belle image :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
it has it's own unique beauty.... thank you figueline.
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
This place must be amazing! Stunning photo!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank very much :)
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Romylyn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
ooh And I love this song!
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eocjtlels Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
hmm well i would fave this one but i can walk outside and see it anytime ;)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
lol, so jaded......
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Ullyssess Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, a hard dry and lonely land...
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
true my friend but full of beauty.
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Writer
Critique time? *scared look* First off, I absolutely LOVE the colors! And the scene! No complaints. But it appears slightly oof to my eyes/monitor. The shrubs are the problem I think? I wish I could make them crisper. Not sure what to do with the mountains. But damn, I SO love the colors! And the scene! And the whole feel of it!

/critique, runs and hides now
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Claudia :)
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Bob0000 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Interesting shot, Dennis. Very nice composition with the layering of the different aspects of the landscape. The song fits it.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you Bob... it was kind of a strange stark place.

:)
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SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Did you wash this out a bit in post processing? or was it really this dry and monochromatic? (minus the tid bits of sage brushy greenish thingys...yes that was the technical term)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
mono?

this is all of my favorite colors! olive and every known tan.

...and this this as was. nothing but earth tones.
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011   Writer
They're great colors, too. Seems most brown eyes love them best, and many blue eyes (mine) are more into blues and cools? Tans are universal. At any rate, I love the colors you have in it. Felt a need to reiterate it again. Was really drawn to them. For the colors alone, this being so soft and slightly oof, it's great. But for the eyes to feel comfortable, straining to see it normally, it's oof a bit.

But what do I know?

/oops thought I ran away and hid. I lied? Well, no. I'm just obsessive. :lol:
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
lol it is a bit soft. thank you much again :)
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SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
well...not totally mono..but pretty close. It is a lovely shot. I am minamalistic in my editing so I tend to like photos that are not messed with too much. nice job!
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
go on google maps and street view it south and north of Nageezi, nm... or google earth it. it's a strange place.

thank you :)
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SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
a strange place indeed....I hope only humans live there...cuz it looks like it is from another planet.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
lol when you meet some you wonder.
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SharingMyDreams Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
oh dear....well I suppose you find those types of folk everywhere...I think we have some here...they tend to like beer....ALOT!
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djohn9 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Those skys without a cloud in sight are so much better in person. I like the approaching high noon with the washed out out color though.
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
true that... thank you much David.
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