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squirl033 Jul 17, 2005 11:35 PM

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glorious day today, so i took a quicktrip to a(relatively) nearby neighborhood with a good view of Mt. Rainier...

tcook Jul 18, 2005 12:06 AM

That's one big mountain. Good shot.:cool:

squirl033 Jul 18, 2005 12:12 AM

thanks. actually, it's the 5th biggest mountainin the lower 48, at 14,410 feet... and it looks even bigger because there's no other peaks around it.

pappy Jul 18, 2005 5:27 AM

nice one squirl , looks like the haze was not as bad on this one :cool:

suze Jul 18, 2005 12:18 PM

Gorgeous shot squirl - I am envious of the glorious views you have there where you live.

Tazzie Jul 18, 2005 12:26 PM

Squirl, thats a great shot.:D I have to ask though. Since dynamic range is often so lacking in shots like this with lots of contrast, did you have to lighten the foreground in this picture? I love the way everything is so nicely lit.

squirl033 Jul 18, 2005 12:42 PM

actually, no, i didn't lighten the foreground. i did kick up the contrast just a smidgen, but the basic lighting was just as it appears. the sun was coming frommy right, which helped a lot, and i used a polarizer and lens hood, but other than that, nothing special.

oprakitas Jul 18, 2005 1:23 PM


bentleysmom Jul 18, 2005 2:12 PM

Hi Squirl, Indeed it was a glorious day and your picture of Mt. Ranier is glorious too. I'm very jealous as my best friends are now mountain hiking in Colorado and I had to miss the trip due to my mother's illness. They told that the flowers this year were the prettiest they had seen. We go every's a tough trip hiking, horse back riding, my age.......I'm not as spry as I used to be. But I love it!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharingyour wonderful picture, you did a very nice job!!! bentleysmom

squirl033 Jul 18, 2005 7:44 PM

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okay, so i wanna print one (8x10)m but i can't decide which one looks best, horizontal format or vertical... any thoughts? here's the vertical one...

Austintatious Jul 18, 2005 8:01 PM

Hey Squirrlo ! The landscape version Definitely!!

propwash Jul 18, 2005 8:56 PM

I agree. I think the horizontal format works better for this shot.

trooplewis Jul 18, 2005 10:49 PM

According to my family in Tacoma, they forecast the weather based on Mt. Rainier.
"If you can't see Mt. Rainier, it's raining. If you can see Mt Rainier, it's gonna rain".

It is an awesome mountain, nice picture!

Narmer Jul 19, 2005 7:02 AM

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The shot is uncommentable. Great peak.

PP could have been better, Squirl033.

In some shots other than macros, when there is some green or the cam is at full zoom on a distant mountain (few contrast) the yellow cast can be boring, especially if found on many pics and especially if you compare the shots with those of a camera which has less cast than FZ20.

1: this suggestion may not work but try it the same:
- Zoom to 12x ot also to 48x
- select Manual White Balance
- eventually select Mode 1 OIS, which will keep it steadier in the aiming
- aim to the distant peak so that the parts filled with snow fall entirely in the rectangle of manual WB selection.
- set Manual WB on the distant snow
- choose Manual WB and fine tune it with some 1-4 tags towards blue

This should work better than other WB, included Auto, which is the less prone to yellow cast (and can make some blue cast when snow is all around you).

Also remember to retune Manual WB in other shots for it can produce bad colors (sometime but rarely creative ones) in only slightly different light conditions.


PS I have played 5 mins with your first pic. Not perfect but I eliminated some yellow in PP.
Also note the broadened dynamic range (less shadowy/UE trees)

squirl033 Jul 19, 2005 10:07 AM

the yellow has nothing to do with WB.... it's smog. other than that, i can't see a whole lot of difference between your edit and the original. also, the original had very little PP done... resizing, a touch of sharpening and a little more contrast, that's it. i could easily have brightened the trees like you did, but the original image is what they actually looked like.

thanks for the comments, though...

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