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Roman Racela

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Upper Antelope Canyon
« on: May 23, 2013, 07:33:30 am »

I was going through some old files the other night and found this little gem that I shot 4 years ago. I took about 5 minutes to do some Photoshopping before going to bed. I just increased the contrast a bit and lightened the dark shadows and that was about it.

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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2013, 09:03:51 am »

Bravo for this nice light beam!
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2013, 09:25:01 am »

Bravo for this nice light beam!
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2013, 11:07:36 am »

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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2013, 11:27:10 am »

I was going through some old files the other night and found this little gem that I shot 4 years ago.

It's often a good idea to have sometimes a look at old photos ;)

Well done.

Thierry
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2013, 02:59:37 pm »

Thank you Francois and Eric!

Bravo for this nice light beam!
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2013, 03:01:25 pm »

Sometimes we tend to overlook the little gems :)

Thank you Scott.

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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 03:02:45 pm »

I agree! This makes me want to go back 10 years and see if I can find some more :)

Thank you Thierry.

It's often a good idea to have sometimes a look at old photos ;)

Well done.

Thierry
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 04:44:30 am »

Very nice.

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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 05:49:56 pm »

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Larry Heath

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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 06:08:49 pm »

Almost seems like a Laser drilling a hole or cutting a slot. Very neat stuff.

Later Larry
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 07:31:51 pm »

I never thought of it that way until now :)

I think I like that explanation better than wind and water erosion forming the slot canyon!

Thanks!

Almost seems like a Laser drilling a hole or cutting a slot. Very neat stuff.

Later Larry
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 07:44:40 pm »

Here's a shot from 2 weeks ago. I experimented with in-camera HDR on the Canon 5D Mk3. Just 1EV +, - setting. I don't think it's bad. I'm not a fan of HDR but I think this one is pretty good.

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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2013, 07:40:44 am »

...I'm not a fan of HDR but I think this one is pretty good...
I agree.
This is a very appealing result.

Tony Jay
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2013, 09:40:06 am »

I really like the tonal gradation and saturation in the second shot; it seems nice and long as well as smooth. It strikes a very good balance between exquisitely subtle and smack you in the face full on HDR.

So at first glance I really wouldn’t peg this one as a full on HDR shot, not at all over the top as some HRD can seem to be at times. I have this notion that when a very large range of EV values are compressed, the color saturation values get compressed as well and concentrated, at least in my mind that is how I think of it. This I think leads to the super saturated colors and short/compressed tonal scale. I don’t see this type of effect with your rendition of what I imagine this scene would have likely been in reality.

Later Larry
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2013, 10:29:28 am »

I like the second one a lot. And it doesn't scream HDR to me, which is nice.


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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2013, 11:16:32 am »

Lovely, Roman.

But why shoot in-camera HDR when you can shoot three or more RAWs and have control over the outcome in processing? Just curious.

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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2013, 02:16:06 pm »

Thank you Tony. I was quite surprised by the result of Canon's in-camera HDR. I might use this feature from time to time now.

I agree.
This is a very appealing result.

Tony Jay
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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2013, 02:27:38 pm »

Thank you, Larry. I slightly underexposed the middle shot (of the 3 captures) so the tonal gradation didn't look funky and weird. I have the same mindset as you when it comes to large range of EV...that it makes the color saturation and the tonal gradation look very unnatural. I think the 5D Mk3 is capable of a 5 or 7 images HDR. I'll experiment with those next when I figure out how to make it work. Maybe I'll get better results, maybe I won't.

I really like the tonal gradation and saturation in the second shot; it seems nice and long as well as smooth. It strikes a very good balance between exquisitely subtle and smack you in the face full on HDR.

So at first glance I really wouldn’t peg this one as a full on HDR shot, not at all over the top as some HRD can seem to be at times. I have this notion that when a very large range of EV values are compressed, the color saturation values get compressed as well and concentrated, at least in my mind that is how I think of it. This I think leads to the super saturated colors and short/compressed tonal scale. I don’t see this type of effect with your rendition of what I imagine this scene would have likely been in reality.

Later Larry

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Re: Upper Antelope Canyon
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2013, 02:29:56 pm »

Thank you, Eric. Most HDR images hurt my eyes so being able to create an HDR image that just looks right is always good. :)

I like the second one a lot. And it doesn't scream HDR to me, which is nice.



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