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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #600 on: December 21, 2012, 10:13:11 AM »

Kountze Morning by param_s, on Flickr


Param, I like this image but it feels a little artificial to me... I'm not sure if the snow is too white or the sky is too saturated, but it seems to need just the slightest of adjustment to me.  I just can't pinpoint what it is... Of course, maybe it's just me!  Overall, I do really like it though.  What a beautiful morning that was!
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #600 on: December 21, 2012, 10:13:11 AM »

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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #601 on: December 21, 2012, 10:45:17 AM »

Kountze Morning by param_s, on Flickr


Param, I like this image but it feels a little artificial to me... I'm not sure if the snow is too white or the sky is too saturated, but it seems to need just the slightest of adjustment to me.  I just can't pinpoint what it is... Of course, maybe it's just me!  Overall, I do really like it though.  What a beautiful morning that was!

I am just guessing - don't take notice if you think I am wrong...

I think your eyes are drawn to the lower one third where everything in the foreground is in focus. This is in stark contrast to the upper two-thirds of the picture. However as the contrast of the lower portion is higher than that of the upper portion by a factor (I am guessing) greater than 1.5 (inverse of 2/3), and the snow provides such a compelling contrast background, you end up looking down. Force yourself to look at the sky keeping the lower one third out of direct sight and you will see what I am talking about (I hope).

When I see this image, I see two pictures - one with the lower part with the contrast and the second with the sky - I like the two pictures. I guess it does not work as a single picture for some... See, it does not "lead" you up a path to an object of "interest"... But then that is art - makes you think... What am I saying? I am am Engineer! ;)






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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #602 on: December 28, 2012, 06:52:55 AM »
One of the first images from my new 6D and 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM.


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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #603 on: December 28, 2012, 11:06:35 AM »
A 5sec exposure taken in the northwest of Ireland in July.
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #604 on: December 28, 2012, 05:20:17 PM »
There's been some great images posted on this thread. Here's a few of ours to keep it going.

For those that are interested, legend has it that Robin Hood visited Roche Abbey to take mass.

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« Reply #605 on: December 28, 2012, 09:20:43 PM »
Frodosbigtoe and Sporgon.....WOW! So beautiful. I wish my photos looked half as amazing. Good work and keep posting so we all can enjoy more :)
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #606 on: December 29, 2012, 12:34:37 PM »
Frodosbigtoe and Sporgon.....WOW! So beautiful. I wish my photos looked half as amazing. Good work and keep posting so we all can enjoy more :)

@Serendipidy, many thanks for your comments.

I obviously do not know how experienced you are, but I see from your signature that you have a great camera and lenses. My advice for landscape would be to find somewhere quite close to where you live that you could consider picturesque. Then imagine that scene as you would like to see it lit. Then think about the lighting implications of whether this would be early morning or late evening. Then when you have the time and the light is right pop over there and get the shot ! Adjust the frames in pp to get the right look and you've got it ! Or as Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise would say : Make it so !

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« Reply #606 on: December 29, 2012, 12:34:37 PM »

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« Reply #607 on: December 29, 2012, 02:54:18 PM »
Good advice. I will give it a try. Thanks. :)
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« Reply #608 on: December 29, 2012, 11:49:05 PM »

Kountze Morning by param_s, on Flickr


Param, I like this image but it feels a little artificial to me... I'm not sure if the snow is too white or the sky is too saturated, but it seems to need just the slightest of adjustment to me.  I just can't pinpoint what it is... Of course, maybe it's just me!  Overall, I do really like it though.  What a beautiful morning that was!

I am just guessing - don't take notice if you think I am wrong...

I think your eyes are drawn to the lower one third where everything in the foreground is in focus. This is in stark contrast to the upper two-thirds of the picture. However as the contrast of the lower portion is higher than that of the upper portion by a factor (I am guessing) greater than 1.5 (inverse of 2/3), and the snow provides such a compelling contrast background, you end up looking down. Force yourself to look at the sky keeping the lower one third out of direct sight and you will see what I am talking about (I hope).

When I see this image, I see two pictures - one with the lower part with the contrast and the second with the sky - I like the two pictures. I guess it does not work as a single picture for some... See, it does not "lead" you up a path to an object of "interest"... But then that is art - makes you think... What am I saying? I am am Engineer! ;)

I think you might have nailed it RPT.  I think I am kind of seeing two photos in one... very interesting... and I still like it!

Thanks for the thought!
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #609 on: December 30, 2012, 12:22:05 AM »
Some 6D landscapes:


Day 189: Christmas Eve Light by Area256, on Flickr


Orange Mist by Area256, on Flickr



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« Reply #610 on: December 30, 2012, 12:46:25 AM »
Some 6D landscapes:


Day 189: Christmas Eve Light by Area256, on Flickr


Orange Mist by Area256, on Flickr
  Wow!!  Really nice images Area!
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #611 on: December 30, 2012, 05:50:20 AM »
@Area256, really like the Orange Mist picture.

Keep posting great pictures to silence the 6D Doubters !

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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #612 on: December 30, 2012, 01:06:37 PM »
Here is one I took a couple of nights ago. The foreground is very dark, but the sky was so beautiful that afternoon, so I could not resist :)
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« Reply #613 on: December 30, 2012, 02:07:38 PM »
39 images, getting up at 5 in the morn and freezing my ass off made this! Worth it?
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Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« Reply #614 on: December 30, 2012, 02:18:20 PM »
39 images, getting up at 5 in the morn and freezing my ass off made this! Worth it?

Yes :)
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« Reply #614 on: December 30, 2012, 02:18:20 PM »