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Old Oct 31, 2009, 9:33 PM   #1
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Glad to be back posting on Steve's Digicams. This is from early October at Badlands National Park:





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Old Oct 31, 2009, 10:00 PM   #2
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I like the composition...nice use of the wide angle perspective. Great dept of field even at f/7.1. Badlands is on my list of places to visit as well!
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I like the composition, but when I first looked at the shot it seemed awfully bleached out. Is this any better?
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 5:24 AM   #4
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I agree with Bynx, this is a beautifully composed shot but looks washed out on my screen. I noticed on your exif info you used spot metering, might have made it difficult to get proper exposure. Here is my take.

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Glad to be back posting on Steve's Digicams. This is from early October at Badlands National Park:

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"Long time no see pictures". Great picture with strong appeal, like it very much, and ... well, you know

There was enough data to enhance the highlights (the clouds). Don't know how come but the almost romboid form of the cloud formation makes the picture very special

Also burned the foreground (not litterary ) to create an even greater depth. Hope you like

Come on with more pictures

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Btw Part of the appeal, I think, is due to the tree almost dodging for the cloud formation, making it a quite dramatic daylight image
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Old Nov 1, 2009, 9:11 AM   #6
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Thanks for the comments. On my monitor, your guys versions look overcooked! The spot metering was left on from shooting some hawks a few minues before. Dumb move, lol.

Torgny, Bynx and Bhammait , what monitors are you guys using? Thx.
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I have two desk top computers, one with a LG and one with a HP monitor and a Sony laptop. The original photo looks washed out on all three.
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i like the composition of this one. but i would have to agree, the original was overexposed

the edits looked much better.
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Ok, I think I know what happened. I went into Lightroom and noticed that I had jacked up the EXP to +.59 for some reason. Here's the same image with exposure in lightroom set to zero:

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Well that shot looks just fine. The subtle texture of the clouds is good and there is no 'overcooked' area.
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