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Old Nov 3, 2004, 9:06 PM   #1
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Here is a pic I took a few weeks back of Haystack Rock. Comments are welcome.


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Old Nov 3, 2004, 9:20 PM   #2
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thats very nicely done ryan, love the rock silhouette

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Old Nov 3, 2004, 9:55 PM   #3
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Another great picture!! I must say, the contributors to this site really post some beautiful pictures. Glad I was able to find it a few months ago. Kudos to all!......thekman.
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heyy!

now i get to be on the other side of the critiquing process ryan (well...i am all the time..but not for your shots )

beautifully done ryan!

good use of silhouette, and nice 'rule'-defying sun placement

well done!

one thing to think about next time...try a blended exposure...take two shots, one for the sun and sky, and another for the mountain....see how it looks...

it'll probably look unnatural...but if you get it blended right, it could look good

anyway, just a thought, i like the silhouette here...but hey...variety is good right?

thanks for sharing!

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heyy!

now i get to be on the other side of the critiquing process ryan (well...i am all the time..but not for your shots )

beautifully done ryan!

good use of silhouette, and nice 'rule'-defying sun placement

well done!

one thing to think about next time...try a blended exposure...take two shots, one for the sun and sky, and another for the mountain....see how it looks...

it'll probably look unnatural...but if you get it blended right, it could look good

anyway, just a thought, i like the silhouette here...but hey...variety is good right?

thanks for sharing!

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Vito, you must really like the blended exposure.
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Old Nov 4, 2004, 11:21 AM   #6
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I must admit, this isn't straight from the camera as 90% of the shots I post are.

In the original pic, you could actually see the details of the rock. I didn't like it so I kicked it down a bit. Also, I cloned out some birds that were flying around the rock.

I usually don't process my pics outside of the camera, but I saw the need to on this one. This is also the last "good" shot I got from my G2 before I traded up. Can't wait to see how the G6 compares.

Thanks for the comments.

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Very nicely done, Ryan.

If you like to run...the run "up beach" to Ecola St Park and back is awesome with photo ops galore along the way.
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Old Nov 4, 2004, 9:51 PM   #8
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Yup, just about an hour before I took this pic, the wife and I finished the hike up at Ecola. It was kind of neat how they tell you what Lewis & Clark experienced along the same trail. Plus, you get some great views down the south coast.
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Old Nov 4, 2004, 10:02 PM   #9
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Great shot! I've been there many times. Haven't been up to Ecola since they started charging a fee. For those not familiar, there are literally thousands of beautiful photo ops along the Oregon coast. If you ever get a chance to visit, by all means do so.

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Old Nov 4, 2004, 10:06 PM   #10
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hey ryan
that's something that's true about the G2...you can't usually (i guess you can sometimes) get 'perfect' shots straight out of the camera...

at least from my experience...it almost ALWAYS needs contrast...

i got an action i made (i'll email it to anyone interested)

that starts with the normal locked background layer, duplicates it twice deletes the original background (the locked one, so you have two duplicates...neither locked)

then it adds a curves adjustment layer (set to a basic S curve)...so you can mask out parts later..

then, duplicates another layer, and uses the high pass filteron it, and sets the layer to hard light

lol, that's it...

if you want it email me

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