Oatman, Az

Two perspectives of Oatman, Az from afar.

These were taken on two different days and from two different vantage points. It’s amazing to me how two photographs of the same landscape can create significantly inconsistent images. The first image appeals to me because of the colors that reflect into the mountain from the sunset occuring across from it. I love how huge the pointed mountain seems in the second photograph and the way the foreground makes you feel so very close to it. I would have really liked to see the same coloring of the first shot in the second, yet mother nature didn’t allow it.

This is part of the reason I am so intrigued with photography. It is often all about timing. In life and photography every moment stands alone. We cannot duplicate a scene or moment once it has passed.

(click on each photo to enlarge)

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~ by oneshotbeyond on April 22, 2009.

9 Responses to “Oatman, Az”

  1. “This is part of the reason I am so intrigued with photography. It is often all about timing. In life and photography every moment stands alone. We cannot duplicate a scene or moment once it has passed.”

    Heather…this is so, so, so true. And, could NOT have be said any better.

  2. Yep, you can even take the same shot from exactly the same place and get differing images. I agree with you, the first one is more appealing (to me anyway). Its a great capture – nice composition and a real focal point if ever there was one.

  3. You’re right – i love the way the 2nd is lit but would like it if were a wider shot like the first. Timing is always key…you’re very right about that!

    I wonder if you try the Pioneer Woman Boost Action on the first on and adjust levels and curves in PS if you’d like the way it brings out the brightness and sunlight in the first one? We can always try it out!

  4. They are both beautiful images!! It looks like beautiful country!

  5. Hi Heather!! For some reason I didn’t have you on my 365 Blog list. I have just added your blog to my list.

    Your photographs are outstanding. While your landscapes are gorgeous, my favoritse are you food shots and that adorable baby with those awesome blue eyes.

    Now I’ll be able to keep up with your posts and I’m very interested in looking at some of the other blogs you have listed.

  6. There is something about the 2nd one I love. I can’t pick out what it is exact. You take great nature shots. I’d like to see this in person one day.

  7. I love these photos A LOT, but I really loved what you said even more… “It is often all about timing. In life and photography every moment stands alone. We cannot duplicate a scene or moment once it has passed.” How incredibly true! And awesome. You rock.

  8. thanks for the tip Jen…I’ll have to go back and try that when I’m not swamped!

  9. A spectacular formation. It is amazing how different a scene can be from one day to the next. I’ve found some places that will look similar at times but never the same. If you miss it, it is gone! 🙂

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