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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #60 on: March 08, 2013, 04:53:35 PM »
I'd edit it to look like I remembered it.

Exactly.  To me, photography is about capturing what I see - not what I can imagine.  If I wanted to make something fake and use my imagination, I'd pick up a paint brush - not a camera.

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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #61 on: March 08, 2013, 05:06:43 PM »
I'd edit it to look like I remembered it.

Exactly.  To me, photography is about capturing what I see - not what I can imagine.  If I wanted to make something fake and use my imagination, I'd pick up a paint brush - not a camera.
I was not belittling any of the many serious posters or their creative vision of how they would edit it, just my own preference.    I don't like to use the term fake, its just how they see it as looking best, and thats fine.
 
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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #62 on: March 08, 2013, 05:13:31 PM »
Sorry Guys I need one more go to get more detail in the sky, and warm it up a little, and tried a wider crop

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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #63 on: March 08, 2013, 05:32:02 PM »
I'd edit it to look like I remembered it.

Exactly.  To me, photography is about capturing what I see - not what I can imagine.  If I wanted to make something fake and use my imagination, I'd pick up a paint brush - not a camera.

You missed the point of the thread, OP did not say here's a photo, recreate what I saw, but instead here's a photo, show me different techniques of interpretation through post processing.
And imo photography isn't all about capturing what you see either, example, if you think about people who use speedlights doing portraits, the lighting is manipulated to create an effect they envision.
But that's what forums are for, different opinions, :)
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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #64 on: March 08, 2013, 05:38:16 PM »
Cropped a lot, rotated a bit, a lot of tonal contrast, some color burn and warming to try and get some textures out. Initially tried tilt shift effect I did not like but I see now that forgot to fully erase part of that effect at the bottom.  Should have desaturated probably a bit too!

90% done with Nik Color Efex.

I see now the flicker jpg compresion brings some nasty halos at the top egde of the mountain range


untitled-1 par Fegarix, sur Flickr

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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #65 on: March 08, 2013, 05:53:36 PM »
Here's my take

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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2013, 06:06:24 PM »
2 minutes work in Apple Aperture 3

Great result!
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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #66 on: March 08, 2013, 06:06:24 PM »

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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2013, 06:08:11 PM »
Sorry Guys I need one more go to get more detail in the sky, and warm it up a little, and tried a wider crop

Your second result here is fabulous.
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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #68 on: March 08, 2013, 06:33:31 PM »
My contribute :P
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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2013, 06:37:02 PM »
Fun little 5 minute project (Lightroom 4). Thanks for posting this!
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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #70 on: March 08, 2013, 06:43:54 PM »
These results are all wonderful. This is one of my favorite threads ever on CR.
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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #71 on: March 08, 2013, 08:10:32 PM »
LR3

Obviously this is all up to personal taste.

I really liked some of the very dramatic variants that seemed to mostly be done in LR4.

Is LR4 that much more powerful than LR3 or do I have a bunch more to learn?  I don't believe I can pull off that much drama with LR3.

Maybe time to upgrade.

As for the comments about not being there to replicate the moment, well, that comes back to personal preference.  Photography is an art and art is open to personal interpretation.  It does not have to be a replica of the original.  If everyone did that, it would be boring.  I enjoyed everyone's variations, but it was because of the variations that it was interesting.

I should also mention that the B&W was a great idea.  It really played well into this type of photo.

As much as I get wrapped into the technical side of this site, I always enjoy the creative side.  So much talent here and so much to learn from everyone.
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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #72 on: March 08, 2013, 08:40:13 PM »
Here's my attempt  8)

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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #73 on: March 08, 2013, 09:11:55 PM »
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You make a good case, Attila. This whole thread seems an exercise in creativity, and it's been perhaps the most entertaining thread I've seen here in a long, long time. Too bad it's been squeezed into one person's perception of what is right.

Personally, I've always subscribed to the Gary Winogrand, "I photograph to see what the world looks like in photographs" philosophy. I've never taken a picture that looked like what I saw, for a hundred reasons. Like Winogrand, the thrill for me is to see what the camera has seen -- and to wonder why it's different from what I saw and/or remembered and/or thought I saw.

Our attempts at manipulation of a scene may be to bring it in line with what we saw. Just as valid is to alter it to make it the way we wanted to see it.

We're talking about pictures here -- pictures, not reality.

No accounting for taste, as they say. I'm sure there are people who don't see a faint smile on "Mona Lisa," but rather a faint scowl.

As for all the renditions of the image in this thread I am surprised no one really broke out of the conventional (except for ducks and bathing beauties that we now know are not allowed). I mean really squirrel it up in some abstract way. If I had the process skills I would have done that as I see a beach and waves up front and a larger sea looming in the background.

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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
« Reply #74 on: March 08, 2013, 10:04:21 PM »
Here's my take; tried to keep it as natural as possible with slight tint of my interpretation of sunrise colours and not an overdone sky, keeping the interest on the amazing rock formations.



I didnt realize ducks could live in that part of the country. What species is it? The rubberitis duckyitis? It reminds me of an old b movie with overgrown creatures.

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Re: How Would You Edit This Landscape Photo?
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