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bretedge

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« on: December 10, 2008, 03:30:56 PM »

I made this image last Saturday at sunrise while guiding a client in Canyonlands NP.  It was a gorgeous morning; cold and clear with no wind, a few light clouds to extend the sunrise and light up with lovely color.  This was the first image I made with my new 5D Mark II.  I'm really excited about this camera and anxious to start generating lots of new work with it!

Thanks for having a look and leaving a comment.

5D2, 17-40mm lens, Photomatix HDR
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 09:46:01 PM »

Looks great, especially for a first image with a new camera. How do you like the 5D2 so far? I'm still waiting for mine to arrive...
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 10:56:20 AM »

Outstanding! Sympathetic use of HDR. A fantastic balance of simple composition, yet no shortage of interest.
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« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2008, 03:53:19 AM »

I usually loathe HDR images - they are normally overdone and look over-processed, but this one I think is wonderful and a rare treat. Subtle, gentle and a lovely composition. Bet that looks great when printed large.


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« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2008, 06:06:30 AM »

'Tis a lovely shot. Would have been better from a vantage point closer to the edge though. Maybe that boulder to the left  

I have to say that I didn't initially note that it was an HDR image (I'm dyslexic & tend to look at pictures first rather than reading captions), and there is nothing in the picture to give away your use of Photomatix. That's not something I can say about a good deal of HDR photos, most of which I really dislike. As others have said, this one as a large image would be really nice.

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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2008, 03:24:16 PM »

Thank you to all for the comments.  I'm most happy to hear that this one doesn't scream HDR, which is my goal with any HDR images I create.  I want to use the technology for good, rather than evil.  

Happy Holidays to all!

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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2008, 03:55:04 PM »

Bret,

Thanks for posting this, it brings back some great memories from when I photographed at this location back in 2005.  Nice to see an HDR image that doesn't scream HDR.

Paul

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