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The Art of Photography => Landscape Showcase => Topic started by: David Eckels on May 16, 2021, 12:15:36 pm

Title: Palouse Dawn
Post by: David Eckels on May 16, 2021, 12:15:36 pm
Reworking some older images using DxO PureRAW and recent editions of LR/PS.
This was captured in 2014 with Dx7100, my first workshop. I like the blue-orange dynamism.
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: Bob_B on May 16, 2021, 02:10:15 pm
I too love those complimentary colors. Nit pick: On my monitor, the color seems a bit over-saturated.
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: David Eckels on May 16, 2021, 07:09:44 pm
It's not your monitor, Bob ;) I did push the blues in LR, +15 vib/+5 sat, but then I liked that. I also brought exposure in the top 1/4 the sky down a tad to even out the sky luminosity. Only minimally touched in PS. Of course, it's only quasi journalistic  ;)
Debating whether to open up the foreground by +0.2 exp and reducing contrast by -50 in the print. I think I like the higher saturation in bright daylight. Of course, you can't see that here.
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 16, 2021, 10:22:10 pm
It's clearly not strictly representational, but I like it a lot.
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: langier on May 16, 2021, 11:53:02 pm
Sometimes it's how we interpret and remember it best! Other than a little too much sky (for me), well done, Dave!
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: Paulo Bizarro on May 17, 2021, 05:29:28 am
Nicely done.
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: francois on May 17, 2021, 09:15:22 am
Very spectacular and the oranges/blues are gorgeous. But there's more… the layering of the ridges and the fog really give a great depth for this vista.
I don't remember having seen the "original" shot but with such a scene, it's possible to have many interpretations.
Well done.
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: David Eckels on May 17, 2021, 10:40:33 am
Thanks for the comments, guys, much appreciated.
Larry I looked at a 1x2 AR with sky about 1/4 of what it is in the OP; it didn't ring my chimes; and I remember the sky, dust and smoke adding to the color and so I broke the rule of thirds to keep the horizon in the middle, hopefully reflecting our tension at waiting for the sunrise. I will have to see if there is a different frame in which I could emphasize the landscape layering some more.
Francois, thanks, I passed over this image years ago, but it seems my tastes have changed in seven years ;)
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: Peter McLennan on May 17, 2021, 09:54:11 pm
Thanks for the comments, guys, much appreciated.
And well deserved.

Steptoe Butte?
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: Leszek Piotrowski on May 18, 2021, 01:54:57 am
Love the depth,... the colour contrast draws me in.

lovely.
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: David Eckels on May 18, 2021, 08:31:36 am
Thank you, Leszek.
Peter, thank you, and yes, Steptoe. Iconic, is it not?
Title: Pre-Dawn Palouse
Post by: David Eckels on May 23, 2021, 12:02:01 pm
Found this taken a minute later. Aspect ration 1x2 with more land and less sky. Took it a different direction in post.
Pre-Dawn Palouse
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: Eric Myrvaagnes on May 24, 2021, 03:36:38 pm
I like that.
And it's not the typical Palouse shot at all.
Title: Re: Pre-Dawn Palouse
Post by: James Clark on May 24, 2021, 04:08:11 pm
Found this taken a minute later. Aspect ration 1x2 with more land and less sky. Took it a different direction in post.
Pre-Dawn Palouse

This one is.. fine, but the first one has impact and a great interpretative/artistic quality to it.
Title: Re: Palouse Dawn
Post by: David Eckels on May 24, 2021, 07:29:47 pm
Thanks Eric and James. Ironically, the first is more "true to life" than the second in which I shifted the colors in the land and sky. As Francois commented, "many interpretations..."