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Down the Alley by mrcool256 Down the Alley by mrcool256
I liked the way the palm trees lined this alley, I thought it was pretty pleasing to the eyes... if it's possible to make an alley/drainage ditch beautiful in any way. Hope you like, and hope everyone had a most excellent weekend. :D

As always any input you wish to share with me is appreciated more than you probably realize... thanks so much for looking.


Edit: (2-28) Changed crop and removed crappy border.
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Jennifer-Star Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2016  Student General Artist
shipsailsouttosea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
This is simply Beautiful!!!
mistinesseye Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
etopian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
like alice in wonderland, if u take palmtrees as dandelion
digitaldreamz666 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
awesome shot! reminds me of SoCal...
Dragonflysparkle Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Wonderful work, it really caught me off guard and captured my attention- I can almost feel the dirt and gravel under my feet.
Rober-d Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
The only word to describe this ir shot is; magical!
MichiLauke Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Photographer
Your wonderful IR-Photo has been featured in my latest Journal "Magic Infrared Trees" -->> :heart: [link] :heart:
mitchellnelson Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
I dude long time no speak!! Been so busy with uni i just not had much time to look at people galleries. WOW never knew ya did IR photography! Im planning to use it with my Canon 400D people have said it not too good but i been a couple of photographers use that cam that been unmoded with work great. :) so i thought i will give it a try.
EilonwySedai Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
This is featured in my news article "Curiosity Shop" here: [link] Check it out!
Beverly-chan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Student General Artist
divorce-the-dead Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
This is a gorgeous photograph and I agree, this does remind me of Dr. Seuss! (:
5Anne5 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
where do you get it? tell me
it's so amazing. and your photos too :)
AngelaxCollins Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
as the eye rolls down the concrete gutter perspective
and up thru to lucy in the sky..psychedelic flashbacks cotton candy and the laws of gravity are flaunted in an outrageously entertaining manner.

could be a DD anyday

brav O
mrcool256 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
I totally love your comment and words on this one, thanks so much for your coolness. :ahoy:
AngelaxCollins Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
all in a devious days work ;)
Harmony518 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Success! You absolutely made this ally beautiful.
TrippySpaz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
awesome! looks like a place straight out of Dr. Seuss's head :eyepopping:
Haaghun Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
looks to be hot , nice color
LAWLZATJ00 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009   Digital Artist
I have a question. How do you get the colors like this?
friendlybynature Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Great color effects. I almost typed that they are very "natural-looking", but then realized just how absurd that would be. I think what I like most is that the lack of color isn't making this look particularly surreal, but rather just like a different kind of reality. I got the impression that white-leaved palm trees are normal where you're from, not that anything unusual was done to make them look that way. (This shot looks less processed than many of your other, equally excellent works.)
AmnaSia Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
kfitzgerald04 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
wow this is so beautiful.
how did you get the palm trees such an interesting color???
lauricedeephd Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009
Wow! The palm trees appear as if you applied Clorax or something like that to bleach them! I have to laugh because I, too, live in Arizona! In fact, not too far from you, since I live in Mesa. So, I know palm trees all too well! :lol:

I discovered your site through Rheasblaze's site. You've got a very interesting site, as well as gallery!

Great job on this photo! One that is truly original and quite creative! :)
CJStreva Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
I :love: it!!!The palms look like pom-poms! Very cool! No pun intended. :giggle:
matiasromero Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009   Artist
I love palm trees and the atmosphere they evoke. The shadows are another dreamy point in your favor in this one.
foodshelf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
I just bought a Hoya R72 filter. I'm wondering, do you set the white balance before putting the filter on? or after? It sees like it would be too dark to register once it's on, but then again I haven't tried it yet. (Not much foliage here yet). Just curious.
mrcool256 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
I thought the same thing at first; but actually I did set the custom white balance with the filter on the lens. (Doing the whole custom WB thing; measuring WB against a sunny patch of grass). It worked so well for me that I've had the same custom WB stored in my D70 for like 2 years now... haven't had to change it yet. Give it a shot and let me know how it works out for you. :D
foodshelf Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
Thanks for the help man. It'll be a while before we have grass hear, or significant leaves. I might try it on some evergreens in the mean time. Thanks again for the quick reply.
laurenlovesdecember Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
where was this taken?
laurenlovesdecember Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
uh... i have a question. this might sound a little stupid but were the palm trees really white or did you use photoshop?
Dvorovoy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Looks like it is straight out of Dr. Seus.
riknard Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
sort of what an ant might see if walking down an alley of dandelions... very, very nice shot
Trooper-Productions Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
Nice one, you have some cracking places to shoot where you live. I'm still waiting for the sun to be out for more than 5 minutes here.
HeatherWaller-Rivet Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Andaya Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
wow, beautiful shot! excellent angle and colors. Kudos! :)
RavenHime Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009   Photographer
the compostition of this photo is phenominal. i love the colours you chose, it looks like a dream scape... how did you make the trees look like that? i have been trying to do something like that to a maple tree but it wont work....
DavidCraigEllis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Hi Shawn :w00t: , your amazing image is featured [link] :wave: :XD:
CrossFade1105 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist
oh my..i love it.
erene Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
Piscesandthediamonds Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
surreal, unearthly :heart:
earthbender101 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Look like big dandelions!!!
NanaPHOTOGRAPHY Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is awesome...
Rikku-chann Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I firstly thought they were dandelions.

Beautiful pic ^^
invaderchciken Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
the palmtrees where actually white?!?! i soo need to go there.
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Photographer
Great perspective!
C-Hass Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
I should really use my infra red filter some more!
I'm too lazy sometimes.
Great work here mate !
EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
damn, this is brilliant ...
I love the warm color of the palm tops !!!

you should do more IRs ! =D :handshake:
WhiteBook Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
great work :heart:
Emtyga Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
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