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Powder Magazine and Mountains
« on: August 16, 2013, 05:00:32 PM »

Back up to the goldfields yesterday. Lots of haze. Lots of layering.

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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2013, 06:01:05 PM »

Oooh, atmospheric perspective at its best.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2013, 08:02:42 PM »

Nice.
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Re: Powder Magazine and Mountains
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 01:30:59 AM »

Nice. Perhaps rather too much plain white sky, though.

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 03:03:03 AM »

Nice. Perhaps rather too much plain white sky, though.

Jeremy

Like it as it is. Any structure in the sky would distract from the fine layers in the background.
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 04:44:44 AM »

Nice. Perhaps rather too much plain white sky, though.

Jeremy

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« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2013, 10:49:40 AM »

Like it as it is. Any structure in the sky would distract from the fine layers in the background.

Oh, I agree. I was suggesting a crop. Had the poster been anyone other than Russ, I'd have dared actually to use the word.

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Re: Powder Magazine and Mountains
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2013, 11:06:24 AM »

Believe it or not, I think you have a point, Jeremy. I'm considering a crop! Actually, there's another range behind the last one visible here. Couldn't bring it up in Photoshop even though there was a B+W haze filter on the 70-200, so I may have to surrender and crop a bit.

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 12:38:20 PM »

At my own risk of being thoroughly flogged by Russ, I tried to find the other range but could not, but did find some nice filtering of light through some very distant clouds..so maybe a crop isn't really needed.

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2013, 12:55:25 PM »

Thanks, Chris. I'll have to go back and try a gradient.

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2013, 01:03:28 PM »

Good job, Chris!
Anything to dampen Russ's penchant for excessive cropping.  :D
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« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2013, 01:20:21 PM »

Thanks, Chris. I'll have to go back and try a gradient.

I didn't get here via a gradient but rather through a mask, one of the ones I'm using to relearn PP. They're neat but sometimes getting from where you want to be from where you are is a bit like scratching your back to satisfy an itch on your foot.
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2013, 01:24:01 PM »

Well, here's a shot with a gradient -- big time. I couldn't bring up that far away range either.

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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2013, 04:07:10 PM »

I like it this way. No crop.
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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2013, 08:13:10 PM »

Sorry, I can't agree. The beams ruin the atmosphere. For me the first one works much better. Maybe with a slight cr** applied ;D
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Re: Powder Magazine and Mountains
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2013, 09:31:14 PM »

On reflection I'm inclined to agree. I guess a crop is inevitable.

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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2013, 11:25:12 PM »

On reflection I'm inclined to agree. I guess a crop is inevitable.
How have the mighty fallen!

But I must agree. The beams end up being a distraction.
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« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2013, 03:36:47 AM »

On reflection I'm inclined to agree. I guess a crop is inevitable.

Grasp the nettle, Russ!

With the beams, the shot is interesting, but it's not what you were originally trying to obtain: the character and focus has changed.

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Re: Powder Magazine and Mountains
« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2013, 10:47:10 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: August 18, 2013, 01:22:24 PM »

Much improved. Perhaps a little over-sharpened, but that's probably something to do with the downsampling. Or the jpeg conversion. Or something.

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