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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...) (revised)
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2020, 07:48:27 pm »

Two views of the Iceline Trail on our return trip; Takakkaw Falls where our car was parked; and a stream crossing near the end.
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2020, 11:09:25 pm »

Thank you Eric.

Every one excellent and to be proud of.

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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #22 on: June 10, 2020, 08:45:28 am »

Thanks Eric, these are really great.
I particularly enjoyed the story of the teahouse keeper, the goat, and the more expansive context of Takakkaw falls. Did you get a chance to see the falls up close? The force of the spray at the base is something else.

Cheers,
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2020, 10:01:37 am »

Thanks Eric, these are really great.
I particularly enjoyed the story of the teahouse keeper, the goat, and the more expansive context of Takakkaw falls. Did you get a chance to see the falls up close? The force of the spray at the base is something else.

Cheers,
Mike
Yes, we got close to the bottom of Takakkaw Falls. It is quite spectacular and probably the easiest to get to of any similar spectacle. Just park you car and walk a few steps.

Thank you Richard and Mike.

I should mention that on our last trip to Lake O'Hara in 2004, we were walking the level Lake O'Hara shoreline trail and encountered an elderly gent looking up toward Oesa and Opabin and shaking his head. It seems he had been coming to Lake O'Hara Lodge for many years, and he was deeply regretful that he could no longer hike any of the trails leading up into the nearby mountains.

Having just turned 82, I understand just how he felt. I'm just glad I have the photos and memories ...
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2020, 04:57:42 am »

Beautiful collection of images, Eric. Thank you for sharing them.
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2020, 05:06:56 pm »

Thank you, Les.

Since I can't get out these days to glorious locations, I get a lot of satisfaction reliving past exploits.

-Eric

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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2020, 06:52:58 pm »

Thank you, Les.

Since I can't get out these days to glorious locations, I get a lot of satisfaction reliving past exploits.

-Eric

+1. One of the major perks of doing photography.
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2020, 07:38:55 pm »

Thanks, Rajan.

And one reason I prefer the modern "electronic" photography to the old "chemical" kind is that once I scanned what I thought were the best of my old Kodachromes, I have recently been having images come to mind of ones I skipped and wish that I had scanned.

That slide, might be around here somewhere, but if it were on my computer, I know I could find it.   :(

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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2020, 10:19:15 am »

Fine stuff, Eric. Have you thought of processing these scans? Enjoy the best of both worlds?

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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2020, 01:19:42 pm »

Fine stuff, Eric. Have you thought of processing these scans? Enjoy the best of both worlds?
Good suggestion, Scott.
I have actually reprocessed most of them, but my faulty color vision makes it difficult to get things right. My wife often says, "The colors are wrong," and I say "Can you be more specific?", but she can't .

Any suggestions for specific tweaks would be welcome!
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2020, 11:13:05 am »

I have actually reprocessed most of them, but my faulty color vision makes it difficult to get things right.

Hi Eric,
I should have assumed that you had processed them.  ::) Here's a specific suggestion that will help with colour difficulty: try some in B+W, especially the foggy lake scenes.  You have probably already done this as well!

Great to see some images from one of my favorite areas.

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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2020, 12:37:50 pm »

I have actually reprocessed most of them, but my faulty color vision makes it difficult to get things right. My wife often says, "The colors are wrong," and I say "Can you be more specific?", but she can't .

Any suggestions for specific tweaks would be welcome!

Have you tried letting Photoshop colour balance your images for you?

If not, then try the following:

1 - Work on an image until you think it is complete.
2 - Flatten the image into a single layer.
3 - Duplicate the layer with Ctrl + J
4 - With the upper layer highlighted, hold down Ctrl + Shift and then tap the letter B.
5 - PS will then try to find your image's white and black point and based on this will then colour balance your image - it will also try to add the appropriate amount of contrast at the same time, but to bypass that if you don't like this additional contrast, then just turn this upper layer's blend mode to Colour.
6 - If you like what you see (and your wife agrees), then flatten the image and you are done.

If that doesn't work to your wife's eye Eric, then you could try going a little deeper into the technicalities of applying a final colour balance to your work with PS, by following this tutorial on youtube, which will also tell you how to reset the auto white balance process your copy of PS chooses to use by default.

Hope this help  ;)

Dave
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2020, 10:22:39 am »

Thanks Scott and Dave fo the useful tips.

Of course, after fifty years of wet darkroom work, my tendency is often to convert most images to B&W.

The color-balancing-using-PS is a new one to me. I'll definitely try that.

I'll get my wife to pick the ones with the biggest color problems and try both B&W conversion and the PS-balance trick.
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2020, 12:13:09 pm »

Dave,

I have tried your PS suggestion on a few of my Canadian Rockies Kodachrome scans, and I posted some samples over under User Critiques. My wife thinks they are improved. More comments are invited.

Thanks for that suggestion.

-Eric
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2020, 01:26:15 pm »

I have now run Dave's suggested procedure on all of the images I posted in this thread and replaced the old versions on all the posts. I also ran across a few that I had intended to post in the Lake O'Hara section but forget to. So here they are: two images of Lake Oesa and one of Lake McArthur. These are two of the many lakes that are day-hikeable from Lake O'Hara.

-Eric

Again, Thank you Dave for your suggestion for having PS correct my color balance. I have made an action, and now, using the Batch procedure I can easily reprocess a whole folder of images with one simple procedure.
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2020, 01:52:24 pm »

Excellent. Enjoyed the CR gallery on your website.

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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2020, 05:42:19 pm »

Thanks, Rajan.

That;s my next big project: reprocessing all the galleries on my website. I'll start with the CR gallery, since I've reprocessed many of them already for LuLa.
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #37 on: June 23, 2020, 06:04:00 pm »


4 - With the upper layer highlighted, hold down Ctrl + Shift and then tap the letter B.

Dave

Now now!

I tried one of Eric's pics  in Filter/ CR - White Balance and setting the eyedropper on the clouds.
Not very good, kind of greenish things
Using Dave's method I get a much more satisfactory result.
I learned again something new

What happened?


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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #38 on: June 24, 2020, 10:26:36 am »

Now now!

I tried one of Eric's pics  in Filter/ CR - White Balance and setting the eyedropper on the clouds.
Not very good, kind of greenish things
Using Dave's method I get a much more satisfactory result.
I learned again something new

What happened?
Good question. All I can say is that PhotoShop's color vision is better than mine.

It reminds me of the answer given by the father of a childhood friend when asked how an automobile works:
"You pour water in the front and gasoline in the rear and they mix in the middle and make the car go."   ;)
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Re: Looking back part 3: Canadian Rockies (1977-...)
« Reply #39 on: June 24, 2020, 11:22:41 am »


It reminds me of the answer given by the father of a childhood friend when asked how an automobile works:
"You pour water in the front and gasoline in the rear and they mix in the middle and make the car go."   ;)

Hahaha!
I was wondering about that too.
Now I know  ;D ;D
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