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High water and iris
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:46:28 pm »

The water has been on the rise for a while now and I had to drive through some flood waters to get here last night. But I'm glad I did for this sunset.
I may need to wear the waders on my next visit!

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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2019, 01:54:54 pm »

That one was absolutely, positively worth it. Love the subtle breadth of color in this one!
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 10:01:08 pm »

The water has been on the rise for a while now and I had to drive through some flood waters to get here last night. But I'm glad I did for this sunset.
I may need to wear the waders on my next visit!


Very nice! I keep thinking that a little more light on those irises (maybe the sunrise, or earlier during sunset) might be even better.

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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 08:01:20 am »

With alll those converging lines and those colors, it's a splendid shot.
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 09:54:00 am »

Very nice! I keep thinking that a little more light on those irises (maybe the sunrise, or earlier during sunset) might be even better.

Thanks. I understand what you mean. The compromise here is sky vs. foreground and the sky is more likely to be better later while the foreground would more likely be better earlier. I think in this case the sky was worth letting the iris be a little darker.
I've been back once since I shot this and will probably return another time or two while the flowers are out and I'll try to get all them as many different way as I can.
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2019, 10:18:49 am »

Not often you get a sky that reinforces the flowers. Nice!

If it was me I'd be down in the flowers with a 17 mm lens. But then you'd miss the fine river.

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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2019, 10:31:35 am »

Not often you get a sky that reinforces the flowers. Nice!

If it was me I'd be down in the flowers with a 17 mm lens. But then you'd miss the fine river.

I considered that kind of shot too. Maybe with waders but the whole area is wet so I didn't quite take it to that level of commitment. :)
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 01:14:24 am »

Great image nicely done
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 12:06:46 pm »

Great image nicely done

Thank you.
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 04:36:13 pm »

Very colourful. 8)
To make it absolutely perfect, one might consider removing the remains of the contrail(s) but it's fine even with them.
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2019, 09:37:35 am »

Beautiful reflections and the placement of the flowers is perfect.
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2019, 05:24:33 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2019, 07:34:20 pm »

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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2019, 10:34:13 pm »

Feels like you opened up the shadows all the way, and brought down the highlights to handle the dynamic range. Gives it an HDRish look. Might be better managed by cross processing for lights, and darks, then using a luminosity mask to blend them? I couldn't do that without the raw, but I took some creative liberties with the light...
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Re: High water and iris
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 11:55:22 am »

Feels like you opened up the shadows all the way, and brought down the highlights to handle the dynamic range. Gives it an HDRish look. Might be better managed by cross processing for lights, and darks, then using a luminosity mask to blend them? I couldn't do that without the raw, but I took some creative liberties with the light...

Thanks, this is actually a HDR but I'm trying to not make it look like one. DR was pretty extreme!
Working on a better edit so I can print it...
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