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Old Jul 18, 2005, 8:01 PM   #11
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Hey Squirrlo ! The landscape version Definitely!!
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 8:56 PM   #12
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I agree. I think the horizontal format works better for this shot.
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Old Jul 18, 2005, 10:49 PM   #13
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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!
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 7:02 AM   #14
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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)
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Old Jul 19, 2005, 10:07 AM   #15
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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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