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Why this was chosen as Photograph of the Week

Even if this location is getting more popular, we still think this is an excellent capture. The brilliance of the colors and the perspective make this picture almost unreal. Most likely, you must have thought it was a bonfire when viewing the thumbnail... quite a surprise to see that it isn't, right? (Read Discussion)


Jorge M. Treviño , April 17, 2003; 01:29 A.M.

Are the colors for real?

I have seen this ruin a lot of times. Many of the greats have photographed this place; Adams, Sexton... However, this is the first time I've seen it in color. Wow! It looks like a bonfire. Did you enhance he colors digitally? I find difficult to believe such saturation and brilliance. Even if it's been done many times, what a great picture.

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Miles Hecker , April 17, 2003; 11:58 A.M.

It was shot with Velvia. Maybe 1/3 f-stop underexposed. No color push in Photoshop. The upper left corner was burned slightly to focus the viewpoint to the center of the flames. Many people would consider Velvia chemically enhanced color. :-)

Robbie Hochreiter , April 17, 2003; 08:21 P.M.


Very beautifully done from an original perspective.

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Ken Williams ... , April 18, 2003; 01:43 A.M.

Very nice Miles ..............

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Jim McNitt , April 19, 2003; 09:49 P.M.

Magnificent and incredibly original.

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Arthur Yeo , May 05, 2003; 03:34 P.M.

Spot is getting popular

This location is getting popular. I have seen several new images of this area in the last 2-3 months. The very first one I saw was from John Sexton (couple of years ago?) and I thot it was out of this world ... almost like a Marsian landscape.
Now, about the image ... may be a slight use of PS gradient to give a little more hint of what's lurking in the bottom left corner would bring more out of the image? Just a thot ... beautiful colors, as expected from this area.

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Piotr Kowalik , May 12, 2003; 05:42 P.M.

Icould not stop thinking that was a bon fire...great shot. PK.

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Miles Hecker , July 06, 2003; 09:40 P.M.

I like the fact that the dark area on the lower left wedges the viewpoint up into the image towards the fire. I could lighten it to expose more detail but that would fight the composition as I view it.

Biliana Rakocevic , October 16, 2003; 09:06 A.M.

Wow.. great colors and structure and texture. wonderful. like the stones are in fire. well seen! Biliana

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mustafa eralp , December 08, 2003; 07:44 A.M.


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Tracy Wynn , December 11, 2003; 03:40 A.M.

I've seen a lot of photos of this place, and have even been there (once). Never have I seen a more dramatic and awesomely beautiful capture. Kudos.

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Krista Yates , January 23, 2004; 06:19 A.M.

I absolutly love it.

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Patrick Larson , February 19, 2004; 12:07 P.M.

Building on Fire

I thought it was, at least! Nice, very nice. I need to try velvia sometime.

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James Hill , May 25, 2004; 04:08 A.M.

I first saw this shot by peter like this about 3 years ago, in one of his galleries.
Still the colours a very beautiful

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Peter Tucci , February 02, 2009; 05:51 P.M.

Heat Miser

Reminds one of the Bass/Rankin animated character Heat Miser from The Year Without a Santa Claus, (1974), no?

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Ann Dream , December 29, 2009; 01:35 P.M.


Very good , keep up the good work

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