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Old Jun 2, 2006, 5:55 PM   #11
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The Place is undoubtedly georgeous. And you've managed to represent its beauty successfully with your shots.
To understand the degree of the polarizing filter making the images seem almost neater than real, I would like to know if they are straight from the camera.

These photos were all PP in Photoshop Elements 4.0 I cropped them then I used USM to sharpen them slightly. Then I used noise reduction to remove noise in the sky only. Finally I used varying amounts of smart fix to adjust color. I hope that I enhanced what was already there. My intent was not to create a false reality. I was pleased with the way they turned out. I hope you are as well. It truely is a beautiful setting. I have included one of the pictures in it's unretouched state for comparison.

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Old Jun 2, 2006, 5:58 PM   #12
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Thank you very much John, Bob and Rey. Rey, it's definately worth checking out if you are in the area. It's hard to find a bad shot at this place. Almost everywhere you point your camera is a post card picture waiting to happen.
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Old Jun 3, 2006, 12:21 AM   #13
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These photos are stunning to say the least.

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Beautiful set, Steve. That park is something else, isn't it? I imagine the waterfalls are beautiful this time of the year since there was so much snow from last Winter.
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Old Jun 3, 2006, 6:43 AM   #15
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Nice work Steve, and in one of my favourite parts of the world. Just watch out for overdoing your contrast and colours in PP. Some of the PP, particulalrly #1 and #6, has introduced a distinctly red colour to the rocks that is not naturally there.

I hope you don't mind, but I have posted my own version of you first photo as an alternative PP

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Old Jun 3, 2006, 2:33 PM   #16
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Thank you for providing the original, smac. As I explained it was intended to see the role of the filter you mentioned. Broadly speaking, we all enhance the images to a degree and besides we should! Personally, I even feel proud to show a friend how I've enhanced an image I captured, providing of course I managed to do a decent one :-)
All in all, IMO, your enhancement absolutely steals nothing from the glory you've performed here.
So once again
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Old Jun 3, 2006, 10:51 PM   #17
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Nice work Steve, and in one of my favourite parts of the world. Just watch out for overdoing your contrast and colours in PP. Some of the PP, particulalrly #1 and #6, has introduced a distinctly red colour to the rocks that is not naturally there.

I hope you don't mind, but I have posted my own version of you first photo as an alternative PP

Cheers,
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Ollie, Thank you for your comments and the example. Your right. I wondered why the granite got so pink? I got the thinking and then realized that I pp those pictures twice by accedent. Once in iPhoto and then a few days later I exported them to PS Elements and PP them agian. Oops! I absolutely want to do justice to, what I believe is, a favorite spot of many, many people. Thanks again and I hope you can return soon.
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Thank you for providing the original, smac. As I explained it was intended to see the role of the filter you mentioned. Broadly speaking, we all enhance the images to a degree and besides we should! Personally, I even feel proud to show a friend how I've enhanced an image I captured, providing of course I managed to do a decent one :-)
All in all, IMO, your enhancement absolutely steals nothing from the glory you've performed here.
So once again
bahadir, Here are two better examples of before and after adding the polarizer. These photos were taken from almost the same identicle spot. One, just before adding the filter and one after. You can even see the vignetting cause by the addition of the Polarizer over the Uv filter.
Thanks again for you comments.
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Both pictures are right out of the camera. Zero PP.

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I noticed some vignetting on the last photo. Were you using a WA with the polarizer? I'm curious to what caused it!
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