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Old Jun 6, 2007, 6:49 PM   #11
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I prefer the color version. You got the white balance spot on. I like how the mountain on the left and the trees on the right create a little concave spot in your photo, which keeps my attention on the scenery. The reflection is gorgeous as well.

Great job!

P.S: Did you submit this photo somewhere else for critique? I could have sworn I've seen this photo before.

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Old Jun 7, 2007, 7:18 AM   #12
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P.S: Did you submit this photo somewhere else for critique? I could have sworn I've seen this photo before.

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Yes, the color and B&W were posted on dpreview's samples and galleries forum.
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Old Jun 7, 2007, 7:38 AM   #13
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Cool I prefer color may be wider will be more nice !

Well done, nice places !


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Old Jun 9, 2007, 10:15 AM   #14
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I like the color one. It's great how you got the shadows on the left with such detail and the right not being underexposed.
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I like the color one. It's great how you got the shadows on the left with such detail and the right not being underexposed.
Thanks! Actually I should have mentioned that this shot was a blended exposure of two raw images (one bright and one dark) in able to bring out details in the shadows and also retain detail in the highlights. However, on the full res image I didn't expose the "Bright" frame bright enough as I had to bring it up even brighter by about 1.25 stops prior to blending. This introduced a bit a detail loss and a small amount of noise in the first rock/ tree area on the left side. But it didn't reduce it that much and still makes a high quality result.

These type of shots have to have blended exposures in my opinion as the dynamic range is too great even for a dSLR.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 10:32 AM   #16
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Smooth.
I prefer the color one as well.
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Old Jun 12, 2007, 4:00 PM   #17
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Amaaaaaazing color. What camera did you use? I want it!
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Amaaaaaazing color. What camera did you use? I want it!
Canon Rebel XT (350D) with a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 lens shot at I believe f8. Two images were taken RAW with about 3-4 stop difference between them (after initial editing). These raw images were first edited slightly with Raw Shooters Essentials and then exported to tiff files. They were then loaded in Photoshop (version 6) and I blended the two frames together, applied curves, saturation, and local contrast enhancement adjustments to the the resulting image. As you can see, it isn't just about which camera one uses.
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