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Old Jan 6, 2007, 1:36 PM   #1
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This is one of the entrances to Yellowstone National Park. Since the sun was shining on the opposite side of the gate, I had to mask it in Photoshop and apply some lightening to bring out the details.


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Old Jan 6, 2007, 2:28 PM   #2
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As many time as I have been to Yellowstone, I don't recall ever seeing that arch. Most of the times I was there, I entered from the west entrance from the town of West Yellowstone or the south entrance from Jackson Hole. Is that arch at the east entrance or the north entrance. I seem to recall a north entrance but have never been there.

This is a nice photo, Walter, but not one of your best. I don't know what the original looked like but the upper right corner is a bit faded and the sky look over saturated. Perhaps you could show us the original and we could suggest some improvements.

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As I recall, that was the north entrance. Here's the original, so you can see what I had to work with.


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I took another approach with 2 separate copies of the photo, each with different brightness, saturation, etc. Then put one over the other and erased through the gate. Also rotated and cropped more to get rid of whatever that was in the upper right. Could have been some flare effect from the lens shooting toward the sunlight.


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Walter,

It looks like your first attempt is probably the way to go with a tad of refinement. A smidge of saturation might help bring out the color in the walls. Of course this is coming from someone who's never seen the original color of the wall.

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It's hard to work with at the posted resolution but I wanted to give it a try. I hope you don't mind.
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