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Chris Vanderlip. BA, Photography, 2006; BA, Spanish, 2008; BS, Geology (in progress). Grand Valley State University, Allendale/Grand Rapids MI. Email chrisvanderlip[[at]]yahoo[[dot]]com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.vanderlip https://www.facebook.com/ChrisVanderlipPhotography I consider myself essentially a photographic artist, landscapes and architecture being my primary modes. However, please note that my panoramio.com account images often reflect my other, non-fine-art, photographic interests such as geomorphological studies, and as such, may not represent the general public's expectation of fine-art. I began using an SLR in 1996 and developed my craft at Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Grand Valley State University, culminating in a bachelor's degree in photography in 2006. I started creating HDR (high-dynamic-range) images early in 2010 and currently use Photomatix software for image generation and post-process in Photoshop. I generally operate under a "realistic HDR" modus operandi, which is to say that I tone map for global contrast and use a curve-and-mask approach to create and control local contrast, avoiding halos and other phenomena which are distracting in many HDR images. While certain effects may be appropriate at times, I feel that mine is a more mature approach to creating HDR images, making photographs that are about their subject or atmosphere, rather than representing an image making process or effect.

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I ♥ THIS PHOTO !!!!!

♥ ♥ ♥ Best of Panoramio ♥ ♥ ♥

greetings from Poland , Peter ♥

     **YSL** was alerdy

Many thanks to solson62, fotero78 and Nunek for visit and generous comments. Cheers, Rafal

Schönen Dank, Mirk0!

Spectacular! Another Like and favorite!

Excellent shot! LIKE!

Thank you very much Steve Bennett !
Warm greetings, Llorenç

As usual, thank you, Beate, for your kind words!

The colours are just amazing- so beautiful before Austin wakes up... like Best wishes from Germany Beate

Beautiful shot! I have been there many times. THis is one of the best photos I have seen of it!

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