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Old Feb 7, 2012, 6:49 PM   #1
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Default Sunset at Shawme Lake

Sometimes it's good to act upon your own instincts.

Was working in the office this late afternoon and looked out the window to see a beautiful sky starting to come together. Grabbed the Olympus+12-60mmSWD, hopped in the car and drove to Shawme Lake.

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Old Feb 7, 2012, 7:42 PM   #2
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Wow Zig. Those are impressive landscapes. hard to pick a favorite, but on a coin toss I'm going with #3. Well done.
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Geez, man.

2, 1 and 3, in that order, or more like 1a, 1b and 1c. All three are spectacular.
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Hi Zig,

What a fantastic set of pictures, I can't decide which one is my favorite. The HDR processing is balanced and very well done.

I like the way you framed the 3rd picture with the branches on top of it.

Love the colors and composition... thank you for sharing.

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Hi Steven, Greg, Marcelo,

Thnx guys. I have a lot of fun using Photomatix to produce HDR images. But You can do quite a lot with just the sliders in Adobe Camera RAW. Here is an example of one:




There are times when I prefer one over the other. But , I do like the results when just running it thru a quick edit in RAW. The problem for me with this image was the blown highlight. Using HDR corrected for that.

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Excellent, Zig!
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Very beautiful landscape pictures Zig.
You where the right man at the right place it seems
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The framing, reflections, and random log jutting out make #1 my favorite - great photos!
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Very nice Zig, a one and a three picked so I'll say I like number two the best : ) Excellent photos
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Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment and provide positive reinforcement. It's very much appreciated.

Glad to see my Olympus E-30 hasn't suddenly self-destructed now that the E-M5
has been released.

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