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The Art of Photography => Landscape Showcase => Topic started by: 3_Dogs on February 09, 2019, 10:50:24 pm

Title: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: 3_Dogs on February 09, 2019, 10:50:24 pm
Having a little trouble nailing the color down on this
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: nirpat89 on February 10, 2019, 12:09:42 am
My go-to technique to deal with such a situation, if all else fails, is to convert to black & white... :)  Blue clouds don't look natural so something went awry with selecting the correct temperature?   

Seriously though, it will look spectacular if you do a black and white conversion.  Those clouds are to die for!


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Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on February 10, 2019, 12:14:05 am
I agree with Nirjan.
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 10, 2019, 12:57:18 am
This looks like a canned HDR, which tends to produce garish colors. Not to mention huge halos around the rock.
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: dehnhaide on February 10, 2019, 02:08:40 am
This looks like a canned HDR, which tends to produce garish colors. Not to mention huge halos around the rock.
My point exactly.


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Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: langier on February 10, 2019, 10:27:46 am
Too much color for Utah's color country! :-) Here's a b&w conversion through Nik, Wet Rocks with canned blue filter, then burning the halo and dodging the monolith. I think I have something similar of the Tower from maybe 40 years ago during my previous life as a b&w film Ansel Adams wannabe. My apologies in advance if I've taken too much liberty.
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 10, 2019, 10:42:48 am
Larry, that halo is like an eternal flame, you may burn it for thousand of years, it will still be there 😉
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: langier on February 10, 2019, 12:16:59 pm
Very true, Slobodan! Did what I could do quickly to help bring it down:-)
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: Slobodan Blagojevic on February 10, 2019, 12:19:40 pm
There is a much simpler solution: for Godís sake, do not ever use a canned HDR.
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: 3_Dogs on February 10, 2019, 01:16:37 pm
Thanks everyone - it's back to the drawing board!  :D
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: KMRennie on February 10, 2019, 04:04:47 pm
Alternatively process the land using your HDR with perhaps a touch less saturation and mask in a sky that has not been HDR'd. Ken
Title: Re: Tower of Babel Arches National Park
Post by: rabanito on February 10, 2019, 05:52:14 pm
Alternatively process the land using your HDR with perhaps a touch less saturation and mask in a sky that has not been HDR'd. Ken

I learned about those haloes the hard way, I'd not noticed them around the branches of the trees I'd published until somebody pointed it out to me.
I benefited by learning something I wasn't aware of and that the scene didn't need HDR at all  :( :(
Now I  know a little better  ;D