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Old Jul 5, 2004, 12:24 AM   #1
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Old Jul 5, 2004, 1:04 AM   #2
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Really beautiful scenes, zoomn - it reminds me so much of what I used to experience when I lived in Montana!

In the first photo the sky seems somewhat washed out and I see what appears to be a column of smoke or haze rising up from a little right of center of the picture. Was there a campfire down there, or what was that?

The second photo is just brilliant - great color, beautiful cloud formations, no haze.

What kind of post-processing did you do on the last photo? I ask because it looks to me like you upped the saturation too high as well as the contrast too. I think that if this third photo had the brilliance of the second photo, in my book it would be best of all three because it is just a spectacular view.
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Old Jul 5, 2004, 2:44 AM   #3
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Geoffs, Thanks for the comments and the critique, appreciate it really.

In the first shot the sun is right over that peak and I think that caused some streaking in the shot?

The second one the sun was behind me which game me ideal lighting.

The sky on the original didn't have any color so I tweaked it a bit and probably over did it. This is the original.

This really is a beautiful area. Right next to the Sawtooths.



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Nice scenery zoomn. :-)
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Old Jul 5, 2004, 9:20 AM   #5
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Zoomn, I think that if you took your original high resolution file for the 3rd photo and judiciously used the selection brush in PSEII or PS you could improve the image. I think that I would select the sky area and adjust levels just for the sky and perhaps hue and saturation of the blue in the sky. Then select the land areas (the inverse of the previous selection) and adjust levels to bring out the detail in the shadow areas.

Just experiment. Even if your end result doesn't look any better to you, at least you'll have gotten some image editing experience.
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Thanks for the advice geoffs I appreciate it.

I don't have either of those programs. All I have is Picture it 7.0.

I am going to look into get some better editing sofware.

Starting today. That would be a great tool to be able to edit parts of the photo individually instead of having to do all editing to the whole photo.
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Awesome trio of photos, zoomn.

Keep shooting

You may want to consider Paint Shop Pro 7 (or 8) in lieu of PS.

It is less than $100 versus several hundred for PS.

Believe it or not, I like your original of the first pic better . The colors seem more true.
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digcamfan wrote:
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You may want to consider Paint Shop Pro 7 (or 8) in lieu of PS.

It is less than $100 versus several hundred for PS.
I have Paint Shop Pro and you get a lot for the price. Photoshop Elements 2 is about the same price and also very capable.

Digcamfan, please, please, tell me where I could get PS for several hundred. Every place I've looked is selling it for somewhere around $500!
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Old Jul 7, 2004, 3:49 AM   #9
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Zoomn,

Some really nice landscape shots here. Brings back memories of the Rockies near Boulder, Colorado.

On the third shot with some patience you could swipe the sky from the second and substitute it in the third shot.

Cheers, just a thought.
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