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Old Oct 14, 2003, 12:17 PM   #1
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Default Country Roads - Homage to Melanie & LCohen (et al :) )

Hello Melanie and LCohen

It was my privelege to view your contributions earlier at:

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=14930

and

http://www.stevesforums.com/phpBB2/v...ic.php?t=14792

so, I offer this to you two and other forum members.



Perhaps, this thread could be a continuing thread of "country roads"
photos from all over the steves-digicams spectrum of forum members!
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Old Oct 14, 2003, 1:11 PM   #2
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And I like this one too. I actually missed Melanie's contribution to this topic. thanks for posting both those links.

I would try shooting this at several different times of the day. I wonder if it would be better without the shadows going across the road (and the left tree might be lit.) But then again, they might add horizontal lines which could be missed... and how often do you find such a wonderful sky?

I'd love to contribute to this topic... but I can't. I haven't been able to find any good "country roads" like these where I live. I'll just keep hunting. I did find some nice paths, so I mist post that instead (a "country foot road"? )

Did you use a polarizing filter? I know that LCohen did for his.

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Hi Eric

Thanks for your response...

The location is about an hour from my home...near Stone City
Iowa (made famous by the artist Grant Wood whose signature
immortal piece is American Gothic which featured his sister
and his dentist!) so I cannot easily visit different hours but that is
a great idea

Yes, I did use a polarizer (circular). This filter is very inexpensive
yet so versatile and also protects the lens.
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Old Oct 15, 2003, 10:19 AM   #4
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grin
I did go back today... but the shadow's weren't right today..
didn't really know when to go...

I'll look at the photo's soon and post them if there any good..


How do you get that great blue sky? i had a really blue sky to but never get them on the picture right!
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How do you get that great blue sky? i had a really blue sky to but never get them on the picture right!
using PS, you can easily make colours look more vivid.
I wrote a tutorial on that yesterday. Well it isn't that complex actually.
Here's the link: http://www.digitalpleasure.net/dev/i...toimprovement1
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Old Oct 15, 2003, 10:42 AM   #6
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The polarizer filter is what makes the sky so blue. But kex is right, you can also do it in photoshop.

The filter can also cut down on the reflected light off the leaves, making them a deeper green (I believe.) I don't have a polarizer filter... yet. Probably get one tomorrow for the weekend shooting (along with a wide angle lens!)

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Old Oct 15, 2003, 10:44 AM   #7
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I already thought so
I think i'm gonna get me a polar also

And kex... tnxs
I'll take a look!
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A beautiful picture at my honour... I am.. honoured .
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