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My Heart Between Fire and Ice by Jordan-Roberts My Heart Between Fire and Ice by Jordan-Roberts
Jordan Roberts Photography
Southbound Highway 155/ Banks Lake, Eastern WA.

I don't know where to begin explaining this photo. Every artist/photographer has a difficult time accepting their own work to some degree or another. This photo is the only one I've ever created that has connected with my soul like this one did. It's a completely metaphorical image for me and holds a lot of meaning that will be difficult for anyone to figure out. This was a very emotionally taxing photo to edit, the only one I've experienced that with. I figure if you don't invest any emotion into art, than it ceases to be art. I hope everyone can get something different from this photo and connect with it. Yes the title is a reference to Robert Frost, however it is a bit more specific than his poem.

On a technical aspect this was a very real sunset. In fact it was so real that I had to actually REDUCE the color in the image to increase the contrast from luminosity. It was perhaps the most beautiful sunset I've ever been under. Sunsets like this along the Coulee Corridor happen regularly and are very very saturated. Coming from the coast I am not used to this type of lighting. My original photo of this was so thick with red it looked like I actually sprayed red ink on the lens. I had to manipulate the image to reduce the amount of red and bring out the greens and blues. So for people who think these types of images are fake, they are very real and this landscape really does exist, as difficult as it is to believe; this image really does not do the real thing justice.

Manual blend of Highway 155 southbound. I haven't used GND filters for a long time, in fact I couldn't tell you the last time I owned a GND-type filter. I feel they're rather time consuming to use and I'll only prefer them over image blending with certain lighting conditions. Hougaard Malan probably has the best interpretation of HDR imagery I've seen around. I believe over-edited HDR images is an indication of a lack of understanding of what HDR imagery really is. You could say all my manual blends are an "HDR" image but I prefer to not label them as such; it holds such a negative connotation.

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DarkAngelsRhapsody Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love skies like this. 
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Photographer
Me too! :)
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Haha thank you! I love all your features :)
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augenweide Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Jordan.-..
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jamessful Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. I love it!
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconrossonneri:
Rossonneri Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
wonderful picture of nature
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconrelhom:
relhom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it! :)
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:iconrelhom:
relhom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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SB01Firebrand Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't have words to explain how make me feels this amazing piece of art... it feels like something warmth very deep into my heart. many thanks for the feel.
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hey no problem! I'm glad you got something from this :)
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:iconalkraas:
Alkraas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such an awesome color tone! :clap:
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:iconelitesweden:
EliteSweden Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Very beautiful! :)
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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kjermina Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
It's sooooo peaceful. Makes me want to visit this place. Nice job Nod 
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it :) And you should!
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Slinky1996 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Stunning colors!
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Slinky1996 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Student Photographer
Welcome!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
extraordinary work.congratulations
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DailyBreadCafe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Writer
Awwwwwwhhhhhh wow. This is so pretty...
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DailyBreadCafe Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Writer
Hey there, i featured you here: fav.me/d6mt04r
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read the description and I am a lover of sunsets..this is really one of the most intensely colored and beautiful ones I've seen!
I applaud you on such a magnificent moment you captured and keep up the awesomeness!! I will add you to my watch!!
Heart I think I've fainted. Heart 
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you I really appreciate it :)
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COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!! Have a Happy Birthday!!!!!    
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your deviation in this article; APN Suggestion Saturday #1! :heart:
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   Photographer
You're welcome! =)
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DorotejaC Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
HELLO!
You've been Featured in #BeautyClub's article Best of August 2013 .HERE.

Please take a look and don't forget to :+fav: it. Thank you :rose:
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Meema Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent colours. Well done.
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ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Photographer
breath taking!
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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ExplicitStudios Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Photographer
no problem! :D
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gabsunday Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
Stunning!!!
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Bobbykim666 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect!
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it! :)
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stu-arts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, strong image
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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AnnaMagdalenaPe Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Amazing, wonderful photo...
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful, WONDERFUL colors. Great photo.
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you like it! :)
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AnnamaeTezuka Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Kaz-D Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello!
Your work was chosen as a Top Submission for August over at #CRPhotography Just click the link to see the feature! Don't forget to fav and congratulations on being chosen :)
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow! This is a great feature! Thank you very much for including me :)
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013   Photographer
This great work has been featured here:Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 49 

Looking forward to seeing more art from you at #devPREMIUM.
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
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Kuraun-Kuraun Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. I love the composition in this piece.
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