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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2013, 06:03:43 pm »

Looks like I am the only voice of dissent: grossly overcooked.

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2013, 06:11:57 pm »

See. What's medium or medium well to me maybe already chewy and overcooked to others.

Looks like I am the only voice of dissent: grossly overcooked.
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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2013, 06:19:41 pm »

See. What's medium or medium well to me maybe already chewy and overcooked to others.

Note to self: never order well-done in Roman's restaurant ;D

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2013, 06:24:17 pm »

Hahaha. You will be feasting on leather, but I'll give you a nice steak knife to cut it in smaller bite sized pieces.

Note to self: never order well-done in Roman's restaurant ;D
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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2013, 11:34:57 pm »

Looks like I am the only voice of dissent: grossly overcooked.
Yes, I'm surprised there's so little dissent as the image looks blatantly over-dramatized to me.

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #25 on: October 01, 2013, 12:44:45 am »

Mark -  I'll have to blame mother nature and the monsoons for giving me a shitty image to begin with. Nature on occation could be blatant. :)

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2013, 01:01:34 am »

Roman, that's a good riposte, but against the evidence I'm surprised at an out of camera RAW image with such HDR'd and stressed looking clouds together with a well-lit foreground.

For what it's worth I prefer the 'unclarified' image, tho that's still too blatant for me.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2013, 01:07:12 am by markadams99 »
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Roman Racela

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #27 on: October 01, 2013, 01:12:52 am »

3-stop Split ND Soft Grad Lee Filter does the trick for me. But I hear what you're saying...

Roman, that's a good riposte, but against the evidence I'm surprised at an out of camera RAW image with such HDR'd and stressed looking clouds together with a well-lit foreground.

For what it's worth I prefer the 'unclarified' image, tho that's still too blatant for me.
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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2013, 06:27:16 am »

Late on this one I know but I think Roman has hit the jackpot here with this shot.
With this quality of image a few interpretations are possible each of which would be magnificent.

Wonderful

Tony Jay
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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2013, 10:16:14 am »

Who are you and what did you do to the esteemed members of this forum???

It is known to happen on occasion, that an individual member's account is hijacked, but this is unheard of ...that members identities are hijacked en masse.

How do i know? The real members of this forum are known to hate HDR-look, especially its nuclear version, with a burning passion, filling 17 pages with passionate contributions to the thread appropriately named "Do you hate HDR too?"

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2013, 10:57:05 am »

Haha. I actually hate HDR too. But I think there are times when HDR is okay, but I prefer dropping an ND filter and exposure blending to HDR. The "problem" with this image is that I didn't do any HDR. What I hate most about HDR is the fringing and haloing that happens when you do it...and that's why I don't even bother with HDR.

As for the question, who am I? I'm just me. :)

Sorry for hijacking member's accounts. I will give you back your login passwords now. :P


Who are you and what did you do to the esteemed members of this forum???

It is known to happen on occasion, that an individual member's account is hijacked, but this is unheard of ...that members identities are hijacked en masse.

How do i know? The real members of this forum are known to hate HDR-look, especially its nuclear version, with a burning passion, filling 17 pages with passionate contributions to the thread appropriately named "Do you hate HDR too?"

 :P
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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2013, 06:34:08 pm »

I love the composition, the light and the leading lines etc., but the gnarly clouds not so much.

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Roman Racela

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #32 on: October 08, 2013, 04:18:16 am »

I suppose I could have toned down the gnarly clouds...

I love the composition, the light and the leading lines etc., but the gnarly clouds not so much.

Dave
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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2013, 04:19:57 am »

I animated a few pics I took before calling it a night. :)

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2013, 10:53:59 am »

Amazing image, Roman.  The contrast between the clouds, stars and the lightning strike must be enormous.

Tell us how you made this complex animation.

Please?  : )

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Roman Racela

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2013, 11:19:27 am »

Thank you. Peter. The process was quite simple. I just created an animated GIF in PhotoShop CS6 using the timeline feature. It probably took me less than 5 minutes to put this together. Anyone can easily do it :)

This animation uses 4 consecutive shots. I had my camera set at f2.8, ISO 100, 25 secs shutter speed with a 30 sec interval in between shots. I used a Canon intervalometer to automate.

It actually rained at White Pocket that night so I was a bit worried being swept away by a flash flood.

Amazing image, Roman.  The contrast between the clouds, stars and the lightning strike must be enormous.

Tell us how you made this complex animation.

Please?  : )


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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2013, 12:03:44 pm »

Note to self: never order well-done in Roman's restaurant ;D

Double entendre, Slobodan?

I love the image, and yes, the colors of Nature sometimes do pop unbelievably ;D


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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #37 on: October 08, 2013, 12:32:52 pm »

Wow, a great image!
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Roman Racela

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2013, 11:25:13 pm »

Hahaha. Yeah. Slobodan meant that literally and figuratively. :)

Double entendre, Slobodan?

I love the image, and yes, the colors of Nature sometimes do pop unbelievably ;D


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Roman Racela

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Re: White Pocket at Grand Staircase Escalante
« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2013, 11:25:54 pm »

Thank you, Nancy.

Wow, a great image!
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