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Pitstop in Payson

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 2 August 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Made a stop in Payson for gas, just after a rain.

Apple iPhone 4S 1/431 second F/2.4 ISO 50 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid capture

2 Aug 2013 5:15am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Un reflet vraiment original, j'adore!!! Bonne journée Bettina. *****

2 Aug 2013 7:44am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Spotlightable masterpiece.

2 Aug 2013 7:56am

@Basile Pesso: Thank you, Basile!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The muddy pool manages to create a lovely palette for this artwork.

2 Aug 2013 7:59am

Philip from London, United Kingdom


2 Aug 2013 8:07am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured. Shot.

2 Aug 2013 8:16am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

This is really beautifully composed, so well seen Bettina

2 Aug 2013 8:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A dream of a reflection shot

2 Aug 2013 9:18am

k@ from Paris, France

A real painting, love this !

2 Aug 2013 11:02am

k@ from Paris, France

With a Saul Leiter touch too !

2 Aug 2013 11:02am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful reflections here Bettina! A very soft and dreamy feel to it! Bravo! ;-)

2 Aug 2013 1:05pm

tataray from Deux-Sèvres. (Charentes-Poitou), France

La tête à l'envers .... Extra.)

2 Aug 2013 1:21pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Loving this one! Beautiful rendition and a REALLY cool idea Bettina. This is really great...Biy do I remeember's probably twice as big as it was last time WE were there!! Love your title here, too :-)A Pitstop in Payson probably beats a Car Crash in Carefree! <3

2 Aug 2013 3:35pm

@Denny Jump Photo: LOL you're right. it also beats a breakdown in Bisbee, or a tantrum in Tucson. ;)

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

A very good composition ! I like your idea and the realisation !
Kind regards

2 Aug 2013 4:02pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

Wow! beautiful reflection! i like the tones.

2 Aug 2013 4:12pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful reflections. Well seen and nicely captured. Excellent. :)

2 Aug 2013 4:19pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic reflections/photo Bettina, a spotlightable photo.

2 Aug 2013 4:24pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

This really pushes the boundaries of fantasy, the power lines almost make one think
of a ship's mast, the muted colors are pure magic !~

2 Aug 2013 4:27pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States


2 Aug 2013 4:48pm

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

Beautiful reflections and colors, Bettina!
Like it very much...
Greetings, Anna

2 Aug 2013 6:59pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing reflections!
so so beautiful composition, colors & lights!

2 Aug 2013 7:14pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

Bettina! what a nice captured
so great reflects
so great idea & result

2 Aug 2013 8:00pm

@Mohammad/Navvab: Thanks so much! :)

STEED from D, France

Yes !!!! I imagine this point as an End of the World......Last station before a Large Desert.....Last time You see water(and only on the ground,after the rain),and last chance for You to" give a drink"to Your car.......The wind is shufflin' and the doors of an old saloon are sadly whispering.....A vulture just came to land down on the City's indication,and,unfortunely,there's no more gas oil in the petrol pumps.........Hard Day,Bet'.......Hard Day.......

2 Aug 2013 8:39pm

@STEED: LOL. That's n awesome story! It's the apocalypse. Nothing left to do but eat the last chips in the car and play the radio as long as the battery lasts. ;)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome shot ... love the color palette and reflections!

2 Aug 2013 8:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

At first glance, it seems a hellish place with those red tones and petroleum signs. Love all the reflections.

2 Aug 2013 9:03pm

samiratis from tehran, Iran


2 Aug 2013 9:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb! very creative!!

2 Aug 2013 11:15pm

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Well - this is fantastic ! A superb composition that reminds me of a film or movie poster. A great title too "Pitstop in Payson". Rather than comment too much - I'll wait for the movie to come out ! Excellent camera work and process !! Good travels !!

3 Aug 2013 2:27am

Abena from Illinois, United States

That sure does look rained on! Great reflections, I love the way the mucky water mixes into the cloud reflections it has a sort of effervescent light texture, paired with the stones to the bottom left, it's great!

3 Aug 2013 3:28am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is excellent.

3 Aug 2013 4:05am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France


3 Aug 2013 4:19am

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

Yes, splendid.

3 Aug 2013 5:56am

@maurizio jaya costantino: Thank you! :)

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh superbe ces reflets

3 Aug 2013 7:37am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great atmosphere ! excellent composition of reflections !

3 Aug 2013 7:47am

Damien from Plérin, France

Oh Great! A special one with the "islands".

3 Aug 2013 9:47am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Great picture !! superb atmosphere .

3 Aug 2013 9:51am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A gorgeous image. A reflection become a work of art with a touch of mystery exquisite... Best regards, Adela

3 Aug 2013 9:16pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Here it is...Congrats on a deserved spotlight, happily my name wasn't on it, an excellent way to have a spotlight with a reflection shot :-)

3 Aug 2013 10:35pm

@Basile Pesso: Thanks, Basile! You called it! I'm very honored. :)

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Congratulations !!

4 Aug 2013 12:04am

@Ludovic Roudet: Thank you! :)

saran from shiraz, Iran

Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

4 Aug 2013 2:31am

@saran: Thanks! :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

4 Aug 2013 5:19am

@omid: Thank you! :)

flo from udine, Italy

génial! bravo

4 Aug 2013 7:01am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats on the Spotlight!!! Nice day Bettina.

4 Aug 2013 7:07am

@Tede: Thank you, Mr. Tede!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight.

4 Aug 2013 7:21am

@Aubélia: Thank you, Aubelia!

SRM from Rome, Italy

Congratulations on the spotlight.,I like this tone ...bravoo

4 Aug 2013 7:29am

@SRM: Thank you!

FotoAnna ❀ from Mother earth, Netherlands

Congratulations on the spotlight, Bettina!
Greetings, Anna :))

4 Aug 2013 7:53am

@FotoAnna ❀: Thank you, Anna!

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Well deserved spotlight Bettina

4 Aug 2013 8:38am

@Doug: Thnks, Doug!

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

As I said in my comment, a spotlightable photo.
Congratulations on the spotlight Bettina.

4 Aug 2013 9:00am

@Willem: Thanks, Willem! Yes, you said it. Thanks for the vote of confidence! :)

parisa from tehran, Iran

so beautiful color and reflex

4 Aug 2013 9:57am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on your spotlight! Excellent!

4 Aug 2013 12:09pm

@Mireille T.: Thank you, Mireille!

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT

4 Aug 2013 12:48pm

@Ruthiebear: Thank you! :)

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Congratulations for this spotlight.

4 Aug 2013 3:58pm

@Calusarus: Thank you! :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

4 Aug 2013 4:23pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you, Steve!

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique, c'est très bien vu.

4 Aug 2013 4:32pm

@Marie: Thanks, Marie!

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful photo !

4 Aug 2013 8:07pm

@Mhelene: Thank you!

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Congratulations Bettina ! A fine Spotlight ! I love it !!

5 Aug 2013 1:09am

@John Jungklaus: Thank you, John! :)

David from Avranches, France

Fantastic composition, processing and photo Bettina. A very well deserved Spotlight indeed. 5*.

5 Aug 2013 6:57am

@David: Thanks, David!

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Awesome capture! The iPhone camera is always great to have with you when we can't carry bulk.

5 Aug 2013 7:16am

@Ryan Hammond: Yes, indeed. Thank you, Ryan!

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

OH I just saw the SPOTLIGHT Award - awesome! ..This composition was masterful Bettina. Evocative, humourous, shot , composed, framed, and processed magnificently . a classic image - I Love it ..BIG congratulatins Bettina <3 dj

5 Aug 2013 12:08pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thanks, Denny! So much! <3

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Congratulations on the spotlight!

5 Aug 2013 2:14pm

@mo.langel: Thank you! :)

yvan from Slovenia

Very original shot, lots of mystery in it, bravo!

5 Aug 2013 7:30pm

@yvan: Thank you, Yvan!

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love this shot and its road trip mood!

6 Aug 2013 9:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

...and congrats on your Spotlight, Bettina!

6 Aug 2013 11:09am

@Stephen: Thank you, Stephen!

JCJ from Troyes, France

love it!

6 Aug 2013 1:02pm

@JCJ: Thanks JCJ!

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wow, what a great atmosphere this creates. Fantastic image! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

6 Aug 2013 6:25pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you, Elaine!!

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Congratulations on your deserved spotlight here, it really is magnificent, I feel for some
reason it was shot from a pirate ship, your photos are really in the art zone, like no other,
so when I see them I am always mesmerized !~

7 Aug 2013 6:32pm

@Phil Morris: Aww thank you for that. I love the image of a pirate ship here. This is my favorite one, so I'm glad you feel that way, too. This was the art zone for me. :)

Marie from FRESNES, France

wonderful !

19 Aug 2013 10:38am

Robert D. Burr from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Wow..this is truly a wonderful all the subtle colours, the texture in the bottom left corner that contrasts the softness of the rest of the picture.

17 Feb 2015 3:10pm

Apple iPhone 4S
1/431 second
ISO 50
35 mm (35mm equiv.)