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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #120 on: August 10, 2011, 10:03:46 AM »
Nice one ions... a little shadow highlight post processing would make it even more dramatic. While the highlights are a bit washed out, I love the water see through.

To make it HDR? No, not my style at all. I like a bit of shadow. I assume you mean the highlights on the left? Sun through mist tends to look washed out and I emphasized that a touch to bring it out.
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« Reply #121 on: August 10, 2011, 12:34:19 PM »

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« Reply #122 on: August 11, 2011, 12:34:30 PM »
Hi,
I love this one because it seems like a painting..
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #124 on: August 11, 2011, 06:09:31 PM »

a storm is brewing by posthumus_cake (www.pinnaclephotography.net), on Flickr


What lens did you use for this?


I took this with my point and shoot before I really got into photography.  If I had to guess, the equivalent focal length was about 40mm (the camera was a Canon Powershot S3 IS, which was 38mm equivalent at the widest end).

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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #126 on: August 12, 2011, 03:13:45 PM »
Another old point-n-shoot shot, reprocessed

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« Reply #126 on: August 12, 2011, 03:13:45 PM »

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« Reply #127 on: August 12, 2011, 11:23:43 PM »
took a long exposure with a ND filter. I had the tripod in about 3 feet of water and the water was so strong that the tripod and my camera almost got wash away!

I will post more if this one is popular.
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« Reply #128 on: August 14, 2011, 11:32:06 AM »

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« Reply #129 on: August 14, 2011, 05:18:31 PM »
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What lens did you use for this?

I took this with my point and shoot before I really got into photography.  If I had to guess, the equivalent focal length was about 40mm (the camera was a Canon Powershot S3 IS, which was 38mm equivalent at the widest end).

You know that you should have said "With my 1Ds Mark II and the 24-70/2.8." I mean how dare you take such a good looking landscape photograph with a camera setup that cost less than $2000? Don't you realise that people's egos are at stake here?

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« Reply #130 on: August 14, 2011, 06:24:22 PM »
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What lens did you use for this?

I took this with my point and shoot before I really got into photography.  If I had to guess, the equivalent focal length was about 40mm (the camera was a Canon Powershot S3 IS, which was 38mm equivalent at the widest end).

You know that you should have said "With my 1Ds Mark II and the 24-70/2.8." I mean how dare you take such a good looking landscape photograph with a camera setup that cost less than $2000? Don't you realise that people's egos are at stake here?

Or "posted from my iPhone" ;D  Seriously, good shot -- how much post-processing was done?
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« Reply #131 on: August 14, 2011, 06:47:15 PM »

2009_0830stuff0247 by hersheybar16, on Flickr


2009_0830stuff0201 by hersheybar16, on Flickr


2009_0830stuff0149 by hersheybar16, on Flickr


I would love some feedback for these old point and shoots! Thanks!
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #132 on: August 14, 2011, 07:08:32 PM »
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What lens did you use for this?


I took this with my point and shoot before I really got into photography.  If I had to guess, the equivalent focal length was about 40mm (the camera was a Canon Powershot S3 IS, which was 38mm equivalent at the widest end).


You know that you should have said "With my 1Ds Mark II and the 24-70/2.8." I mean how dare you take such a good looking landscape photograph with a camera setup that cost less than $2000? Don't you realise that people's egos are at stake here?


Or "posted from my iPhone" ;D  Seriously, good shot -- how much post-processing was done?


As long as the lighting conditions don't exceed the feeble dynamic range requirements of a point-n-shoot, one can still get great results (as long as printing requirements don't exceed the 8x12" range)...but for now I think I'll stick with my 5D.  Something more modern with live view would certainly be nice, but it remains sadly out of my budget.  After looking through my archives, I'm finding more and more shots from my point-n-shoot days that I like.  Meanwhile, my 40D output is mostly eliciting a uniform response of BLAH.  I've found that full frame shooting to be much more to my liking, despite the relative obsolescence of the 5D classic.

As I'm not entirely certain which shot is being referred to for post processing, I'll cover all three.


a storm is brewing by posthumus_cake (www.pinnaclephotography.net), on Flickr
This shot was the most difficult for post processing because the dynamic range was all over the place and compensating for relatively crappy point-n-shoot output is fairly difficult when the shot is already low contrast and close to clipping highlights.  All editing of this shot was in CS5, I think I opened the jpeg with ACR so I could use some digital GND filters to apply regional contrast and highlight control.  Overall, it probably took about 1.5 hours to get an acceptable result.



into the storm by posthumus_cake (www.pinnaclephotography.net), on Flickr
Like the former shot, this one really goes to show why Montana is called Big Sky Country.  I was on my lengthy drive to Glacier National Park and was lucky enough to come across this storm front and pulled over for half an hour.  Fortunately, since this was in the middle of middle of nowhere, traffic was minimal and I could stand in the middle of the road without worrying about being hit by the occasional vehicle zipping by at 70 mph.  I was standing in bright sun and the storm was only a couple miles in front of me, if I hadn't been standing in the sun, the exposure would never have worked and my point-n-shoot would have crapped out on me.

Post processing involved testing out Silver Efex Pro for the first time and tinkering with the shot for about 30 minutes.  Needless to say, I love Silver Efex Pro now.  I start with an idea of how I want the final shot to look and there is almost always a preset that gets me 80% there.



reflections by posthumus_cake (www.pinnaclephotography.net), on Flickr
Another Silver Efex Pro edit.  As much as I tried, I could never get Photoshop to cooperate the way I wanted and even CS5 turned all details in the reflection into an uniform grey mess.  SEP obviously doesn't have that shortcoming, for which I am profoundly grateful.  Here is the boring ol' photoshop version for comparison.

Wild Goose Island by posthumus_cake (www.pinnaclephotography.net), on Flickr
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #134 on: August 15, 2011, 11:17:10 AM »

2009_0830stuff0247 by hersheybar16, on Flickr


I really like the soft colors in the sky.  As for adjustments:  first, maybe level off the horizon -- it looks just a bit too high on the right.  Second, crop out the very bottom of the photo (where the plants are); it's not uniform and it doesn't add to the scene.  Finally, lose the tree on the right; it makes it look like a torn negative!  ;D

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Here, the horizon is level, but it's a bit too high in the scene (something to remember for next time).  Again, I'd crop off the bottom (about up to the where the dirt road is) as it doesn't add to the scene and takes your eyes away from the view.
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