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Old Jul 15, 2014, 1:17 PM   #21
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I like to use split toning once in awhile. This is just a screen grab of the photo so not much to work with but used split toning to add the sunset color cast. Then used the Gradient tool along with Clarify to add a little drama to the the clouds. Also clarified the whole image +39. Post Crop Vignetting 16% and feathered. Exposure up .2, Contrast +28, Highlights -40, Shadows +50, Whites +7, Blacks -5. Also used the Adjustment Brush and the Temp slider to put some of the blue back in the boat and church.
This is interesting. It might be a bit too intense for my taste, but I see where you are going with it. I'll have to google split toning. I've always messed around with clarify and like the results on mountainscapes.
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Old Jul 15, 2014, 3:06 PM   #22
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This is interesting. It might be a bit too intense for my taste, but I see where you are going with it.
Hee, hee, hee. I don't think anyone on this site would accuse my editing as being too subtle. Sometimes I have to rein myself in by asking for an opinion. Fortunately there's usually someone in the house who's not afraid to tell me what they think.

The purpose here is just to demo what you can do with LR if you want. I usually grab a slider and slam it too the right, then slam it to the left just to see what it does to the image. If I like what I see I'll wiggle the slider back and forth with my eye on the image until it looks right. I find if I watch the slider, the numbers, rather than my eye, can influence the result.

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I do pretty much the exact same thing. Sometimes you end up with a cool unexpected result. I'm driving up through Lassen, Shasta, Crater, Bend, and over to Portland and Astoria in the next half week. Any advice for hidden photography places along the way? Or anything in general that one shouldn't miss? I know the Bend/Portland area and all it has to offer, but otherwise only know the highlights.
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That trip sounds like a blast. I'm headed back to work but I'll think about it and post later this evening.
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Two of my favorite scenic drives that present photo opps at every turn are not too far from Bend. Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway https://tripcheck.com/Pages/SBcascadeLakes.asp and McKenzie Pass https://tripcheck.com/Pages/SBmckenzie.asp. While in Bend drive up to the top of Pilot Butte.

If you're heading north rather than east out of Bend and you'd enjoy a quirky roadside (yet somewhat out of the way) attraction stop by Petersen's Rock Garden: http://goo.gl/WP4VDd

Again if headed north check out Lake Billy Chinook: http://goo.gl/ELwtCG and to relax above the tree line stop at Timberline lodge on Mt Hood: http://www.timberlinelodge.com/

If it's clear when your in Astoria be sure to climb the stairs of the Astoria Column for a great view: http://astoriacolumn.org/. They sell nickel gliders at the visitor's center (for a dollar) that you can throw from the top. Have fun.
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Thanks for the suggestions! Hopefully some of these work out.
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