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dreed

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Dolomites 2016..
« on: June 20, 2016, 07:41:20 AM »

This is my contribution to the "Dolomites" showing the Sassopiatto Plattkofel & Sassolungo Langkofel pair.

Why "middle of the day"? On this particular day, the blue sky visible here (and reason for the wide shot) was present for about half an hour. The rocky outcrops were visible for about 1.5 hours (~3 - 4:30). It was a 2.5 hour wait, hiding under the shelter of one of the wooden huts from the rain, for the mountains to come out of the clouds. You can't pick the weather.
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2016, 07:52:54 AM »

Your patience was well rewarded; nice shot

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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2016, 08:49:38 AM »

+1; magnificent clouds!
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 09:35:29 AM »

You can't pick the weather, but you can be ready when it provides you a gift.
Lovely scene, timed just right.
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2016, 03:56:29 AM »

Good landscape photo. I wonder how it would look like under more golden light.

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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2016, 04:38:15 AM »

Just fine like this!

Thierry
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2016, 09:51:39 AM »

Wonderful image!
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2016, 10:13:13 AM »

Praise well merited. Fine as it is!

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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 01:48:07 PM »

You can't pick the weather, but you can be ready when it provides you a gift.
Lovely scene, timed just right.

But you can decide where to go based on weather predictions...
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2016, 11:47:48 AM »

This is my contribution to the "Dolomites" showing the Sassopiatto Plattkofel & Sassolungo Langkofel pair.

Why "middle of the day"? On this particular day, the blue sky visible here (and reason for the wide shot) was present for about half an hour. The rocky outcrops were visible for about 1.5 hours (~3 - 4:30). It was a 2.5 hour wait, hiding under the shelter of one of the wooden huts from the rain, for the mountains to come out of the clouds. You can't pick the weather.

A very nice shot, but it looks a bit flat to me. Here is the result of Topaz Clarity with the Landscape Pop2 preset. IMHO, it is better and worth the 30 seconds of processing time.

Regards,

Bill
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2016, 02:11:32 PM »

The blue sky looks like it was heavily polarized on my monitor...darker and less "baby blue" than normal.  My monitor is a calibrated NEC, and I don't see this issue with other blue skies.  Am I the only one seeing this?
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2016, 03:43:03 PM »

Hi,

This is one of my shots from the same place, back in 2014. I guess it is a bit different from yours. There are a lot of choices in selection point of view, cropping and postprocessing. Don't say that my image is better than yours, but it is a bit different.

Processing matters a lot.

My image was shot on Hans Kruse's Dolomites West spring 2014 workshop and the two photographers are Frank and Jesper.

Best regards
Erik

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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2016, 11:27:20 PM »

I think both Erik's and dreeds look perfect. I actually downloaded Erik's back when he first posted it here and use it as a great reference for the right look to green grass. Just beautiful.

Of course I have this quibble even with my own landscapes that tree shadows lit by daylight shouldn't look solid black, but that's just me.
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Re: Dolomites 2016..
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2016, 01:54:51 PM »

Erik this photo is very interesting. To the right of the middle there is a clump of trees that seem sharp (relative to the rest of the photo). On the left hand side of the photo, the little trees in the valley, before one's eyes reach the grouping of many trees, seem to be slightly misty, just very slightly blurred, perhaps by very light mist or fog. That part of the picture looks like a fine painting. The whole effect of the different parts of the photo give it a slightly surreal feeling as sunset approaches....

Sean
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