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Panamint Sunrise by Jordan-Roberts Panamint Sunrise by Jordan-Roberts
Jordan Roberts Photography
Death Valley National Park

A sunrise over the Panamint Range in Death Valley, CA taken from Badwater. Telescope is the highest peak at 11,043 ft right next to Badwater at -282 ft.

This photo went against a lot of my personal tastes with there being no clouds in the sky, however this is substituted to some degree with a sort of "light-diffraction" coming off the mountains. I was torn for a while whether or not to keep this photo so I archived it and recently tried to edit it. I think it turned out pretty well.

One thing you learn with landscape photography throughout the years is to be able to live with the conditions given to you and make the best of them. While in many cases I can go to the beach every single night of my life and eventually end up with a perfect photo, I can't just "go to Death Valley every single night of my life" to get that photo I'm looking for. So, in turn you have to be either very lucky (not much skill required for that), or be able to live with what nature gives you and make the best out of it. And if you can do this then you have learned a lot about being a unique and competent photographer.

While I may not have the photo I was looking for in my mind, I do have a photo nobody else will take; and that is what makes this art.

Also don't forget to follow me on: [Facebook] [Website]

Edit: Wow thank you very much for my 4th DD, to be honest this was the last photo I ever imagined getting one. I really do appreciate all the support though! Very shocked!
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Given 2013-09-07
The deviant stated in their Artist Description; "While I may not have the photo I was looking for in my mind, I do have a photo nobody else will take; and that is what makes this art."

Panamint Sunrise by *Jordan-Roberts ( Featured by Anoya )
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Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
I've featured your work here: APN Daily Deviations - August/September 2013! :heart:
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Photographer
Anytime! =)
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Iessika Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Simplicity is a wonderful virtue, and I dare say that any addition of clouds in this shot would probably have been too much. One is rather able to appreciate the vastness and the grandeur of the plains and the mountains. The colours once again elevate the image and bring a coolness of the dawn forth.
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Jhondurth Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome shoot!
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Writer
I actually really like that gentle gradient across the sky. The emptiness gives a stark feel, and Death Valley is a stark place. It feels right, to me. 

Your philosophy also is spot on, and I applaud that. All we have is what we are given, but what we are given is unique and useful, and to be valued. 
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! And it's important to understand that those who are perceived to have more skill in life may just have more luck instead, or that they simply put themselves out there more providing for more opportunities.
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Urceola Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Although this stunning photograph in and of itself deserves a DD, the philosophy expressed in your comments field ALSO deserves a DD.  Heartfelt congratulations.
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you, I'm glad it was able to reach somebody!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing capture - congrats on the DD
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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cloistering Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on the DD! Love this view of Death Valley, one usually doesn't get to see this detail expanse.
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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mea00 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! Congrats on the DD
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Vypor Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
You may not like it because you didn't get clouds.
But I still find a unique serenity in the absence of such things in the sky. Gives it a crystal clear, open and inviting look.
If that can be said about Death Valley that is. lol

I've dabbled in photography a bit, but I know very little about doing it right other than find pretty thing > point camera > keep camera still > take photo > hope it turns out good.


Oh, and congratulations on the Daily Deviation by the way.
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! and it's very true! ;) I'm glad I could share this with everyone; I believe it's an important hurdle to overcome mentally if you are going to accept your own work.
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
I think it looks better without clouds. Better for all the colors :nod:
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:iconvypor:
Vypor Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
You are your greatest critic.
This goes for all artists of any type.
('Cept for the ones that think everything they do is perfect 100% of the time.)

Regardless. I only hope others will enjoy my work, even if I myself do not. I suppose that's the whole point of creating such things.
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Andres-Cadena Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I've never been in the moon surface but this is how I imagine it. :)
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha ya the salt flats are pretty unreal and they are endless!
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NyxVivendi Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it looks great even without clouds.
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
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danchez Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
good stuff you wrote, thanks for sharing, and yeah, you captured a great image.
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Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you I appreciate it! And glad someone took it to heart! :D
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the simplicity and the colours in this gorgeous landscape.
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! =D
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

You have been featured in #SkyAndNatureClub's Best of March 2013-Feature!
Please consider giving a :+fav: to spread the word, so more people can see the feature.

Have a nice day :hug:
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice photos. I love the colors :D
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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augenweide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your great work is featured here...[link]
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :) Great feature!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Jordan...:iconminiravesplz:
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
your lovely work is featured at :iconwater-and-nature-art: - have a look please and enjoy [link]
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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thanksthatisenough Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
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matthieu-parmentier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderfull place, and very great shot and light captured !
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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ankica26 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
beautiful
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Chloe8338 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Wow, gorgeous!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lovely shot!
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Glad you liked it! :)
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:iconvi-ki:
vi-ki Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot!
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks :D
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great place
nice work
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:iconjordan-roberts:
Jordan-Roberts Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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