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Old Oct 12, 2010, 3:14 PM   #1
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Default T'was a cold and misty morning...

Passing my usual spot on my way to work this morning I could not but stop to shoot it again. This time with the A*85+AF Converter F 1.7X, summing up to 144.5mm. I can't decide which one I like better, welcome to assist on decision. All three shots are full frame, and PP:ed in Lightroom. Any tips or advice to get more out of this application is most welcome, I've just started to crawl.

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Old Oct 12, 2010, 3:38 PM   #2
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A* 85mm you lucky ba****d - saw in test it easily stood upto the new canon 85mm L lens - its on my want list but dont think i'll ever spend quite that much on a second hand manual focus lens - not unless pentax does produce a FF body - manual focus with aps-c viewfinder just to difficult

anyway back on topic - those are some lovely sunrise shots and the low lying mist in the trees really makes for a very autumn image
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 7:06 PM   #3
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2 & 3 are just stunning!

1 I think has just a bit too much mist/sky to make an impact on me but still an excellent shot.
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Love them all but number two is the better I think.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 7:11 PM   #5
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Great shots, Kjell!
The *85mm huh, who'd you have to kill to get ahold of one of those?
I think I hate you!
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 8:45 PM   #6
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Great shots Kjell, and I also am envious of your lens. Glad to see you make such good use of it.
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Can't decide between #2 and 3, for the same and different reasons. The handling of the sky and foreground. Both of them are excellent!

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I like 1, would have been very happy if I had shot it. Then I looked at 2 and 3, and they blew me away. Wonderful shots. They are different and I can't decide which one I would prefer, both are awesome.
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Hi Kjell,

A really impressive series!!!

I can't help with Lightroom since I don't use it, but I couldn't resist playing around a bit in PP. I ended up using two plugins -- Nik Color Effects Pro and Topaz Adjust. I used the graduated red filter in Nik, adjusted the horizon to match, then used the "portrait drama" preset in Topaz Adjust. I don't have much call to play with landscapes, so this was just for fun. . .maybe the graduated red was a little over the top, but I just had to use it. . .

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Kjell - love the delicate colors & textures in all three. Hard to pick a favorite - each has its own subtle beauty. Perhaps #3 for the extra sky...

Scott - very interesting PP - I like what it did to the mist, but the sky looks much too red for my taste...
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