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Old Dec 12, 2005, 7:56 AM   #1
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Hi everyone, this one has been heavily compressed in resized. I'd appreciate your comments...
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 8:18 AM   #2
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WOW John,

This is really beautiful. Striking! The only thing is the noise and like you said it maybethe resize. Really nice. Boy I hope I can get a landscape this nice someday.

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Old Dec 12, 2005, 8:40 AM   #3
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great shot! what camera/lens are you using here???? is this stitched or one photo? and any post processing or blending to get the sky even in exposure to the land?
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 9:07 AM   #4
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Thanks very much for the comments, I'm actually blown away how much you like it.

To answer your question Johnson, I'm using a Canon 20D and 17-85 lens

The procedure for creating this shot was as follows:
  • Travel to a good looking spot(3 hours from my home)[/*]
  • Scout the area for a pleasant scene[/*]
  • Arrive there at 5 in the morning[/*]
  • Take 3 exposures in Raw mode in AV mode using a small F-stop. In my case the F-stop was too small, resulting in diffusion, will have to make another trip[/*]
  • In this case I combined two, but I never really gained to much in all honesty by combining the two in this case.[/*]
  • Set contrast with levels and curves[/*]
  • Colour correct[/*]
  • Run a velvia action[/*]
  • Sharpen(two methods used, one to recover detail, one for the edges)
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This is what I've learnt for next time:
  • Expose to the right(see the Luminous Landscape for a tutorial on this)[/*]
  • Use a higher F-stop(between 12 and 16max).
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Hope this has been helpful.




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Old Dec 12, 2005, 10:15 AM   #5
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The placement of the light makes this one pop. Otherwise it would be just another nice view. But that light - WOW! Good capture.
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 10:30 AM   #6
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Wow is right... that lighting really makes this shot.. very nicely seen and very nicely executed.. top-notch man!

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Old Dec 12, 2005, 1:59 PM   #7
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fabulous ...
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couldn't say less!
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Old Dec 12, 2005, 11:43 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone, I wouldn't be exagerating if I said I am extremely surprised at the response this shot has received. Thanks for looking in and commenting.
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Old Dec 13, 2005, 8:38 AM   #10
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JohnReid wrote:
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Thanks everyone, I wouldn't be exagerating if I said I am extremely surprised at the response this shot has received. Thanks for looking in and commenting.
You have brought out some very good points about photography...

>You have to hard on yourself. More then those who will "Critique" it.

>Planning is essential.

>Good pictures take WORK.

>Timing is everything.

>Post processbrings out what you did... Good or bad. (Good in this case)

It is a great picture...

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