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Mjollnir

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Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« on: January 04, 2016, 10:40:11 am »

I grew up in a place called Corral de Tierra, and this is about as far out there in CdT that you can get. Still unspoiled and undeveloped. We actually watched a cattle roundup with 5 riders on horses while we were waiting for the light to change.  This is the place Steinbeck wrote "The Pastures of Heaven" about.

The rural nature of the area has changed somewhat with the arrival of big money horse ranchettes and vanity vineyards, but if you know where to look, old California can still easily be seen.

Corral de Tierra, Underwood Road by tanngrisnir3, on Flickr
« Last Edit: January 06, 2016, 03:32:46 pm by Mjollnir »
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2016, 10:47:56 am »

Beautiful scene, with out-of-this-world light! The haze/fog provides an almost dream-like quality to this scene. Kudos on a great photo.
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2016, 12:03:57 pm »

The rural nature of the area has changed somewhat with the arrival of big money horse ranchettes and vanity vineyards, but if you know where to look, old California can still easily be seen.

Also, if you don't know where to look -- I've stumbled into a longhorn cattle round-up (yep, cowboys on horseback) not much more than a dozen miles from down-town San Jose (East of Mount Hamilton on CA 130).
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 12:24:44 pm »

Sfumato. Enough said.

On a side note, one of those cases where I would not hesitate to clone out a few remaining signs of modern civilization (road signs) and make it even more timeless. I would also tame a bit that bright road surface.

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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 12:31:00 pm »

Boy that is nice! One of the unique moments. Congrats on a great image.
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2016, 12:39:46 pm »

Sfumato. Enough said.

On a side note, one of those cases where I would not hesitate to clone out a few remaining signs of modern civilization (road signs) and make it even more timeless. I would also tame a bit that bright road surface.

You know, I thought about doing that (the cloning out), but if you look close up at it, they're a total PITA to remove based on their shape and color.

Oh, and what's 'Sfumato'?
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 12:46:51 pm »

A major Renaissance painting technique, best known by Leonardo's use. Comes from the Italian word fumo (or smoke, fume). Can be used for portraits as well, meaning "without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke," as Leonardo would put it. For our (i.e., landscape photographers) purposes, just check the landscape behind Mona Lisa.

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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 01:28:31 pm »

A major Renaissance painting technique, best known by Leonardo's use. Comes from the Italian word fumo (or smoke, fume). Can be used for portraits as well, meaning "without lines or borders, in the manner of smoke," as Leonardo would put it. For our (i.e., landscape photographers) purposes, just check the landscape behind Mona Lisa.

Ah, I see.
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2016, 01:52:53 pm »

Love this image. Really fantastic light and tones.

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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2016, 02:14:50 pm »

On a lighter note, just wait for the following comment:

"What, you haven't heard of the Lightroom's Dehaze function!? Get up to speed, buddy!"

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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2016, 02:23:18 pm »

On a lighter note, just wait for the following comment:

"What, you haven't heard of the Lightroom's Dehaze function!? Get up to speed, buddy!"

 :)

Oddly enough, I'm one of those weirdos who insists on having the full version of my software on my hard drive, and the LR version that does that, i.e., not the CC version, doesn't have that function!
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2016, 02:30:20 pm »

Glorious.

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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2016, 10:28:28 pm »

Stunning image!
I do like Slobodan's first suggestion, which I think shouldn't be too difficult, at least with a round trip to CS6 (standalone, of course), which I keep around just for fixes like this one.

No "dehaze" for me either!

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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2016, 10:35:27 pm »

Rich!

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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2016, 04:44:36 am »

Great image, with the fog/haze uplifting it to higher levels:)

As for the road, I would have left it out entirely.

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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2016, 08:45:56 am »

Thanks for sharing.  Yes, Steinbeck's California was different from today, but it is good to see a glimps of of it.
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2016, 10:11:48 am »

Really great work with this light that makes the landscape fade into the distance.
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Re: Underwood Road, Corral de Tierra
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2016, 07:17:29 pm »

I'd like to fill the end wall of my living room with this photo then sip espresso each morning looking at it!

Beautiful!
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