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chris cramer

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Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« on: February 10, 2014, 10:49:49 PM »

again, pushing the definition of landscape, but since it's got some sky...

5d2 and 16-35/2.8


Winter Sunset on Capitol Hill by Alter Your Perspective, on Flickr
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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2014, 01:24:33 AM »

Killer sky, Chris.  I like the composition too, although I do find the keystoning a bit distracting.  Not much you can do about that unless you're using a tilt-shift lens.  I've heard the new Photoshop CC has a pretty good distortion removal tool, too.  Overall, really nice work!

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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 02:33:23 AM »

This is a 1-click fix in ACR now.

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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 03:54:13 AM »

Good light and colours.

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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2014, 08:51:49 AM »

The sky is fantastic but I agree with previous comments about correcting keystoning.
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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 10:57:37 AM »

What's this key stoning you guys are referring to?
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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 11:38:29 AM »

Convergence of the vertical lines! You can correct this with either Photoshop, ACR, Lightroom and other post-processing applications.

No need to perform a full 100% correction as it often looks unnatural.
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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 12:16:33 PM »

No need to perform a full 100% correction as it often looks unnatural.


yeah, i was gonna say... perspective.  if you've ever stood at the base of a tall building and looked up...

i guess it doesn't bother me all that much in the OP... hmm.

it wasn't even shot that wide 26mm, so it's not like it's over exaggerated wide angle distortion.
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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 02:35:49 PM »

I would like to see it brightened up just a bit...nice image and colors though. Correcting perspective in photographs of buildings should be like anything else in photography...they are "choices we make" about what we want/need in the end. For books on architecture and architecture magazines - verticals are almost always straightened - but there is a reason for this. In other times and other applications one may (or may not) want to feel like the building is "towering above". For this image, I might straighten verticals up just a fraction. /B
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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2014, 08:26:36 PM »

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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2014, 02:28:43 PM »

Both are very nice- it's always about the sky/clouds.  I recently purchased a 24mm pc-e nikon in order to fix this kind of shot in the field. 
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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 10:09:12 AM »

Two great shots, but
--> the first shows some burned colors (orange clouds) in the sky which need to be pulled back a little and
--> the second has burned whites which also should be fixed.

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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 12:55:32 PM »

To my (uncalibrated) eyes, the colors in the first are much more plausible than are those in the second version.
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Re: Winter Sunset at Utah's Capitol Hill
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2014, 01:00:23 PM »

To my (uncalibrated) eyes, the colors in the first are much more plausible than are those in the second version.


Still visible banding / burnt orange above and a bit right of the cupula - when you know it you see it and don't stop seeing it ...
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