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bretedge

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Last Light at False Kiva
« on: December 18, 2013, 03:05:09 AM »

I've hiked to False Kiva in Canyonlands NP at least a couple dozen times.  Earlier this year all the conditions I'd visualized in the image in my mind finally came together and I was able to create this photograph.  On the hike down I ran into a French photographer on his way out who boldly proclaimed "Zee light ees gone. You are too late." I beg to differ.

Thanks for having a look.   

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Re: Last Light at False Kiva
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 03:12:49 AM »

Good image.

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Re: Last Light at False Kiva
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 06:58:19 AM »

HDR without the drawbacks ;) ;)
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Re: Last Light at False Kiva
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 07:05:12 AM »

"Zee light" might have been gone but this is one of the best FK shot I've seen lately!
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Re: Last Light at False Kiva
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 08:32:17 AM »

HDR without the drawbacks ;) ;)

This is actually a single exposure - no HDR or blended exposures.  I used an off-camera flash to open up the shadows in the ruin a little bit and processed the image in Lightroom 4, using shadow and highlight recovery tools to fine tune the tonal balance. 

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Re: Last Light at False Kiva
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 08:47:37 AM »

Nice composition and treatment.

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Re: Last Light at False Kiva
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2013, 10:43:14 AM »

I like this as well. Nice work.

If you don't mind, I would be interested in where you put the flash.  I think I can tell but the shadows obviously have multiple sources.

On the upper left the border between the sky and the dark upper wall has a narrow bright rim.  Is this a down-sampling issue, a sharpening issue, a jpeg issue or something else?  I ask because I seem to be fighting these rims all the time in borders between dark and light areas and it seems they arise from multiple causes.
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