The World of Mel Mann – Guest Photographer
Today’s guest photographer is Mel Mann from Omaha, Nebraska. Mel has a passion for photographing the natural world and this is evident in his very clean photo gallery (www.melmannphoto.com). He also cranks out a very interesting blog to explain a lot of his artistic ideas at melmannphoto.wordpress.com. We love today’s image because it shows so many ecological zones – from the prairie to the snowcapped mountains. To top it off, they are compressed in a two dimensional way that gives the feel of a master painter.
Here is Mel…
This was made at Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado about 15 minutes before sunset in March. The wind was blowing pretty strong, moving the clouds from left to right across the frame. I was standing in the lee of my SUV to keep the tripod steady. These are two medium format film slides (Velvia 50) stitched together in Photoshop CS5 with some adjustments in NIK Color Efex Pro. This is a very interesting national park that is really off the beaten path but is very open to hikers and explorers, giving photographers a vast selection of perspectives.
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