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Old Oct 25, 2010, 8:05 PM   #1
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A great time of year to go out and take some shots of the colors that surround us all here in the Northeast. It's a bittersweet time as the colors are really striking but are also the precursor to the long cold Winter.

A few images of various places I've visited in the last few weeks.All taken with the E-30 using the 12-60mm SWD lens.

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Old Oct 25, 2010, 8:12 PM   #2
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Hey Zig

the first two are really wonderful... love the colours in both pics, the composition is just spot on in both and the landscape great!
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these are all strong.

but #2 really pleased my eye here. i love the lead in, the golden colors of the vegetation and the textured sky. i can almost smell the fresh air.
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I agree, #2 is spectacular. Love it but of course they are all good.

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Hi Guys,

Thank you.

To be fair, there is a bit more going on in the first 2 scenes than taking the photograph.
The 1st image, I took a single shot and ran it through Photomatix Light 1.01.
I wanted to bring out the sky a bit more than what came out in the original file.

The 2nd image is also a product of Photomatix Light 1.01. In this case, I took 5 exposures bracketed at .03.I ran it thru Photmatix Light . The final was then PP in ACR6.2 to tone down the colors of the grass.

Sounds like a lot of work but, actually took less than 15 minutes.

The berry shots were OOC Jpegs.

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That first photo is, to me, a quintessential image of Cape Cod. I had thought it might be an HDR but that's so much better an application of HDR than almost everything else I've seen, that I wasn't sure it really was.

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I'm a lighthouse fanatic so #1 is automatically my favorite. Great work.

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That first photo is, to me, a quintessential image of Cape Cod. I had thought it might be an HDR but that's so much better an application of HDR than almost everything else I've seen, that I wasn't sure it really was.

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Hi Ted,

Of late, I've been running landscape images thru Photomatix Light to see what the opportunities might look like. Most images tend to look overcooked. But, as I get better at processing, I find I can do a lot to control the amount of color exaggeration that the software introduces.

Anyways, glad you like it.

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Hi A.C.,

Living on the coast , as I do, I love everything there is about the landscapes, beaches, boats, and structures like old Lighthouses.

I think I'm up to about 2 dozen different light houses that I've photographed to date. One of the items on my bucket list is to photograph every light house in New England.

Hmmm, maybe a good idea for a photographic coffee table book.

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Really excellent work on those first two. You walk the line between realistic and "overcooked" extremely well. I'd have never guessed it with these.
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