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« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2012, 01:12:41 AM »
I know the feeling about tone mapping to the extreme (check out some of my earlier work).  That said B&W really hides excessive tonemapping pretty well most of the time.  It's really only an issue in the 3rd one down and the last one.  I'd like to see a color version of the last one as well....


Agreed regarding B&W hiding a lot of tone-mapping.  Also agreed that it doesn't hide entirely well in my shots.   :-\

Here is a color version of the last one:



cool shot.  Have you tried removing the color cast?

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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2012, 01:37:28 AM »
cool shot.  Have you tried removing the color cast?

Thanks!  Here's the original with a small amount of highlight adjustment:


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« Reply #17 on: July 23, 2012, 05:00:03 AM »
Glyder Fach, Snowdonia, North Wales



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Re: Alien Landscapes
« Reply #18 on: July 23, 2012, 05:46:58 AM »

Also, here is a version w no vignette...

I like it without the vignette.

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Re: Alien Landscapes
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2012, 06:30:14 AM »
Nice image, great scene. Without the vignette for sure.

I'm always getting jelous of the US landscape diversity. It seems like you guys just have it all.

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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2012, 11:52:42 AM »
This always makes me think of a prehistoric world.


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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2012, 01:09:07 PM »
cool shot.  Have you tried removing the color cast?
Thanks!  Here's the original with a small amount of highlight adjustment:

Yes, much better.  Sky looks smoother and more tonally correct as well.

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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2012, 01:09:07 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2012, 01:10:41 PM »
Glyder Fach, Snowdonia, North Wales

Very cool.  Do you have any compositions where the rocks are much closer and more prominent in the scene?

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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2012, 01:12:00 PM »
Nice image, great scene. Without the vignette for sure.

I'm always getting jelous of the US landscape diversity. It seems like you guys just have it all.

Ya, we have a little more area than switzerland, but you do have some really stunning vistas...

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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2012, 01:16:18 PM »
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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2012, 01:18:00 PM »
Nice image, great scene. Without the vignette for sure.

I'm always getting jelous of the US landscape diversity. It seems like you guys just have it all.


Ya, we have a little more area than switzerland, but you do have some really stunning vistas...


Speaking of Switzerland, here is a shot I took inside the Eiger.  It is an otherworldly place, a stone cut walkway follows an ancient glacier meltwater river with waterfalls, all under ground.  This is from probably 6 or more years ago (right as I was first getting into photography).  An oldie, but a goodie.


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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2012, 01:22:32 PM »
Goblin Valley Utah

Those formations sort of look like little goblins.  Nice colors and the DOF gives it a 3d feel.  Cool shot.

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Re: Alien Landscapes
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2012, 01:25:28 PM »
Nice image, great scene. Without the vignette for sure.

I'm always getting jelous of the US landscape diversity. It seems like you guys just have it all.


Ya, we have a little more area than switzerland, but you do have some really stunning vistas...


Speaking of Switzerland, here is a shot I took inside the Eiger.  It is an otherworldly place, a stone cut walkway follows an ancient glacier meltwater river with waterfalls, all under ground.  This is from probably 6 or more years ago (right as I was first getting into photography).  An oldie, but a goodie.


Here is a pic I was lucky to get of me and my buddy on our way into the falls (pretty alien as well).  I set my camera up on a tripod, and hit the 10sec timer, then sprinted down the stairs to get into position in time before it went off.  Took about 3 sprints to get it right (its farther than it looks from camera to pose point)...


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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2012, 01:30:47 PM »
I really like the goblin shot.  Here's another one:


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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2012, 01:43:37 PM »
I really like the goblin shot.  Here's another one:

Not Bad, definitely fits the ledger for Alien landscapes.  In this case might I add a bit of constructive criticism?  I'm not really seeing a subject in this shot, or a center of interest.  In all landscape (or street, or portraiture or all photography) it really helps draw interest and visual pleasure to you work if you really think out how all the lines and structure in the shot will lead the viewers eye toward the visual center of the composition.  Think of it as a sort of visual crescendo.  I think that in wide-angle shooting, and landscape work this is one of the most challenging obstacles to overcome at first.  With portraiture it is much more simple, because the subject is always obvious, but in landscape you often have to open your mind a bit and "see" past the overall beauty of the scene, and nail down what it is you wan the viewer to take away from the shot. 

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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2012, 01:43:37 PM »