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Old Feb 11, 2007, 7:37 PM   #1
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I think that was a line from a John Denver song. I like to try and capture the light filtering through the redwood trees.









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Very nice Ted! Donna
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 9:22 PM   #3
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Well done, Ted. I like the lighting and shadows. Take some pictures of the redwoods for me.
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Old Feb 11, 2007, 9:23 PM   #4
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...... I like to try and capture the light filtering through the redwood trees.
You set yourself a tough task, trying to balance light and shade in these shots is so tough with the limited dynamic range in the cameras. I think you have done particularly well in getting the balance right without making the pciture so flat as to lose all interest. I particularly like the second one as it has, to my eye, more interest through the whole picture.

As a side issue - when you are shooting this sort of stuff do you find that reactions are very dependant on peoples monitors? The reason I ask is because of some reactions I got a while ago to a shot that had quite a few darker areas. On my monitor I could see some detail in the darker areas, enough to keep interest in the photo, but others viewing it could not see the detail. In other words, when we depart from a nicely centred exposure the monitor calibration is as critical as the actual exposure.


A any rate really enjoyed the set.
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Ah, the Redwoods. Been there once and would sure love to go again. Nice photos. Certainly doesn't look like winter. )

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Old Feb 11, 2007, 9:55 PM   #6
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...... I like to try and capture the light filtering through the redwood trees.
You set yourself a tough task, trying to balance light and shade in these shots is so tough with the limited dynamic range in the cameras. I think you have done particularly well in getting the balance right without making the pciture so flat as to lose all interest. I particularly like the second one as it has, to my eye, more interest through the whole picture.

As a side issue - when you are shooting this sort of stuff do you find that reactions are very dependant on peoples monitors? The reason I ask is because of some reactions I got a while ago to a shot that had quite a few darker areas. On my monitor I could see some detail in the darker areas, enough to keep interest in the photo, but others viewing it could not see the detail. In other words, when we depart from a nicely centred exposure the monitor calibration is as critical as the actual exposure.


A any rate really enjoyed the set.
Thanks everyone for looking and your nice comments.
Jerry, glad you asked for some redwoods pictures, I love the trees and am always happy to show some pictures. Although, I find it hard to capture what my eyes see in the redwoods.
rafinmelb, I find that is very true. I even found that there was a distinct difference between viewing a picture on my desktop lcd or crt and my laptop screen. Once, while on a trip, I processed a picture on my laptop and posted it. It was sunlight glinting off the wind ripples on water. The light reflections resembled stars and the deep blue water behind them looked like the sky/space and I thought it was really neat but no one commented on the post. I couldn't figure it out until I got home and viewed the post on my desktop and it just looked like some bright specks on a dark background. I now try to make sure that, at least my desktop and laptop are in sync.
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