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MTGFender

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Mount Evans, Idaho Springs at 13, 000 ft
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:59:17 AM »

Hasselblad H4D-40; HCD 28mm; Lee 0.6 GND

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Re: Mount Evans, Idaho Springs at 13, 000 ft
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 08:37:36 AM »

Gorgeous view nicely captured.
The colour and contrast seem overly intense. They may, in fact, have been that way and it may be what you are actively working towards with your art, but to someone like me who wasn't there, they come across as appearing a bit over-processed.
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Re: Mount Evans, Idaho Springs at 13, 000 ft
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 10:15:55 AM »

It's difficult for someone who may not have experienced the early and late light in the high country of the rocky mountains to understand just what kind of color and saturation can happen naturally.  There are also a lot of other factors that contribute to highly saturated colors.  Smoke in the high atmosphere from a wild-land fire will cause color effects that may seem surreal to folks who aren't around fires a lot of the time.  The smoke doesn't have to be visible, it is the small particles in the upper atmosphere that cause the effect.

Excellent image by the way.

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Re: Mount Evans, Idaho Springs at 13, 000 ft
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 12:05:38 PM »

As David said, it is a high country and the light can be very dramatic.
Same as everything else in life, it is not for everyone. I just do it for myself.
Lots of Galen Rowell, my inspiration, might be over-processed (I was not there!) but I've always love them. Using Fuji Velvia, dodge & burn in a darkroom, GND, polarizer, ND, bracketing etc are, by themselves, not natural. I think photography is just an "illusion" of the reality. That's the great part of it.
Thanks for your comments.
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Re: Mount Evans, Idaho Springs at 13, 000 ft
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 03:34:42 PM »

Great composition allied with wonderful light.
Very strong foreground coupled with a dramtic backdrop makes for an image that draws the eye through the scene very well.

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Re: Mount Evans, Idaho Springs at 13, 000 ft
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2013, 04:36:24 AM »


Lots of Galen Rowell, my inspiration, might be over-processed (I was not there!) but I've always love them.

Indeed, this image has a definite G. Rowell look and it's a compliment!

Congrats
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