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Winter jungle: LA snow today
« on: February 25, 2023, 08:00:04 pm »

Here are two different versions of a shot of the local snow-covered mountains off my back porch today, taken with a long zoom (CR2 source).

The Photoshop-composited pano was treated with ON1 Photo RAW 2023, the full frame with Radiant Photo. The pale original pano is included for comparison.
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2023, 07:39:38 pm »

Nicely done.
Great result.
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2023, 07:45:36 pm »

Thanks Eric! Ironically, the further you are from the mountains (within reason), the better shots you get. I took a ride today up the hill trying to get some new shots during a break in the weather, but didn't match this one yet.

Tomorrow I'll be 30 miles away, we'll see what that vantage brings!
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2023, 05:06:51 am »

All very nice but I have a preference for the 1st and 3rd shots. I find that the tighter frame is better suited to this landscape (but it's just a matter of taste and it's only valid for me).
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2023, 12:13:04 am »

Thanks Francois!
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2023, 12:54:19 pm »

Nice! I know what you mean about better shots from farther away. I often need to travel away from my intended subject when it's something on the scale of a mountain just to be able to get a reasonable view of it.
I like the first one the most.
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2023, 12:57:11 pm »

Thanks Matt!

The secret is in the framing. It helps to have some foreground objects to break up the "mountain monotony". And a long lens to compress sit all.

You all may find this amusing  here is the wide version of my shot ;-)
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2023, 05:36:40 am »

I guess that you won't be surprised if I tell you that the last one (wide version) isn't my favorite ;-)
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2023, 09:18:27 am »

Yeah, the wide version doesn't have the gits of the others.
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Re: Winter jungle: LA snow today
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2023, 07:38:50 pm »

Wide version was just for reference ;-)

Today I was about 35 miles away and got lucky with the perfect view! Later on it hailed again down in this area before the sun returned.
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