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David Eckels

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Palouse Dawn
« on: May 16, 2021, 12:15:36 pm »

Reworking some older images using DxO PureRAW and recent editions of LR/PS.
This was captured in 2014 with Dx7100, my first workshop. I like the blue-orange dynamism.
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2021, 02:10:15 pm »

I too love those complimentary colors. Nit pick: On my monitor, the color seems a bit over-saturated.
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2021, 07:09:44 pm »

It's not your monitor, Bob ;) I did push the blues in LR, +15 vib/+5 sat, but then I liked that. I also brought exposure in the top 1/4 the sky down a tad to even out the sky luminosity. Only minimally touched in PS. Of course, it's only quasi journalistic  ;)
Debating whether to open up the foreground by +0.2 exp and reducing contrast by -50 in the print. I think I like the higher saturation in bright daylight. Of course, you can't see that here.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2021, 07:50:34 pm by David Eckels »
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2021, 10:22:10 pm »

It's clearly not strictly representational, but I like it a lot.
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2021, 11:53:02 pm »

Sometimes it's how we interpret and remember it best! Other than a little too much sky (for me), well done, Dave!
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2021, 05:29:28 am »

Nicely done.

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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2021, 09:15:22 am »

Very spectacular and the oranges/blues are gorgeous. But there's more… the layering of the ridges and the fog really give a great depth for this vista.
I don't remember having seen the "original" shot but with such a scene, it's possible to have many interpretations.
Well done.
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2021, 10:40:33 am »

Thanks for the comments, guys, much appreciated.
Larry I looked at a 1x2 AR with sky about 1/4 of what it is in the OP; it didn't ring my chimes; and I remember the sky, dust and smoke adding to the color and so I broke the rule of thirds to keep the horizon in the middle, hopefully reflecting our tension at waiting for the sunrise. I will have to see if there is a different frame in which I could emphasize the landscape layering some more.
Francois, thanks, I passed over this image years ago, but it seems my tastes have changed in seven years ;)
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2021, 09:54:11 pm »

Thanks for the comments, guys, much appreciated.
And well deserved.

Steptoe Butte?
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2021, 01:54:57 am »

Love the depth,... the colour contrast draws me in.

lovely.
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2021, 08:31:36 am »

Thank you, Leszek.
Peter, thank you, and yes, Steptoe. Iconic, is it not?
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Pre-Dawn Palouse
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2021, 12:02:01 pm »

Found this taken a minute later. Aspect ration 1x2 with more land and less sky. Took it a different direction in post.
Pre-Dawn Palouse
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2021, 03:36:38 pm »

I like that.
And it's not the typical Palouse shot at all.
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Re: Pre-Dawn Palouse
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2021, 04:08:11 pm »

Found this taken a minute later. Aspect ration 1x2 with more land and less sky. Took it a different direction in post.
Pre-Dawn Palouse

This one is.. fine, but the first one has impact and a great interpretative/artistic quality to it.
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Re: Palouse Dawn
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2021, 07:29:47 pm »

Thanks Eric and James. Ironically, the first is more "true to life" than the second in which I shifted the colors in the land and sky. As Francois commented, "many interpretations..."
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