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Rand47

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Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« on: April 06, 2016, 04:04:11 pm »

Here's a shot from Death Valley last November.  I loved the warmth of the foreground light in late afternoon light, and the deep blue of the distant mountains in shadow.  One of the interesting things about Death Valley (with all the alluvial fans) is that nothing is "on the level" except where there's standing water! 



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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 05:00:04 pm »

It is a beautiful vignette.

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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2016, 06:20:25 pm »

Wonderful!
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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2016, 06:25:04 pm »

Yes a really wonderful study on a number of different levels.
Amongst other things a really great example of the value of complementary colours.

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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016, 08:35:38 pm »

Yes a really wonderful study on a number of different levels.
Amongst other things a really great example of the value of complementary colours.

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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2016, 04:06:07 am »

Warmth and cold colours, very nice. Also the composition is very effective.

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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2016, 08:08:58 am »

Warmth and cold colours, very nice. Also the composition is very effective.

Well recap.

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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2016, 08:44:26 am »

I'm with the others, great shot!
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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2016, 10:15:41 am »

It's only when the photographer understands that Death Valley is all about color, he/she will be able to make great images like this one. Wonderful work.
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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 12:58:13 pm »

Nothing to add that hasn't been said but I like it.
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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 09:56:03 pm »

Grand. ready for printing & framing!!!
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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2016, 05:50:19 am »

I really love this one. It looks beautiful at the first glance and it gets even better after a while.
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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2016, 12:07:57 am »

I really love this one. It looks beautiful at the first glance and it gets even better after a while.
Hang it on a wall....keep looking at it.  An image that will open up to you.
Lovely. Thanks for shaving.

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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2016, 09:04:48 am »

Really creative aproach for post processing. So beautiful composition.

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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2016, 11:28:54 pm »

I am headed there for two days next Monday. If I take a photograph half this good I will be thrilled. Congratulations would like to see other photos from your Death Valley trip.
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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2016, 11:34:08 pm »

Well seen
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Re: Death Valley, Layers, Light, Color
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2016, 04:17:05 am »

Doesn't have a compelling subject for me. As a minimal or an abstract this works. I've contemplated many times whether the blue of my shots from the background is best kept in or best color corrected. This frequently happens to me when two different parts of the image are supposed to be different temperatures. The camera can only select one, and most people when post processing only select one. But if you use a luminosity mask for darks you could easily isolate the background and adjust the temperature how you see fit. Maybe to match the more natural looking tone, as you might have seen it with your eyes. The fact is though, most of the time when I do this, it seems to make the image less compelling. As already said, the complementary colors are nice, and much better probably than a color adjusted image, but it would be interesting to put them side by side.
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