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Rajan Parrikar

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Diamond in the Rough
« on: July 27, 2014, 02:30:22 pm »

At Jökulsárlón, Iceland.  More images here.

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 02:58:44 pm »

Warming and chilling simultaneously. Great!

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 03:12:15 pm »

The blue of that ice is astounding. Nice photos as always from Rajan

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 06:14:21 pm »

Great composition and timing on #2.

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 06:18:47 pm »

Like Kryptonite. Bad for Superman but great for you. +1
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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2014, 07:26:03 pm »

The blue of that ice is astounding. Nice photos as always from Rajan

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2014, 11:04:39 pm »

A very interesting shot with that amazing blue.

It reminds me of my foggy memory, from decades back, that there are 4 (IIRC) forms of ice, differentiated by the pressure that set them.
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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2014, 03:43:03 am »

Nature is amazing, what a beautiful colour. I prefer #1, as the "diamond" is given more prominence. In #2, there are many things going on at the same time: the wave washing on the sand, the wave breaking in the distance, all very nice elements, but together, they distract me from the blue.

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2014, 12:35:23 pm »

Thank you, gentlemen.  One issue is that the richness of the blue is killed by the conversion from ProPhoto to sRGB colourspace.

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2014, 01:28:38 pm »

Rajan,

When you set up your ProPhoto workspace did you also set up your convert to profile as I am showing here?
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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2014, 01:30:31 pm »

Chris,

Yes.

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2014, 02:42:00 pm »

Well, that eliminates one possibility. I had problems especially with blue translations until I made that discovery. Still, it is a fine shot.
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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2014, 06:11:20 pm »

Rajan, did you use a grad filter on this?  Curiosity.  I'm thinking the sky would look more detailed with a stronger grad, but the shot is amazing don't get me wrong.  Right place, right time, great contrast, nice composure with the wave of white.  Looks like a gem washed ashore.
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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2014, 06:31:27 pm »

Rajan, did you use a grad filter on this?  Curiosity.  I'm thinking the sky would look more detailed with a stronger grad, but the shot is amazing don't get me wrong.  Right place, right time, great contrast, nice composure with the wave of white.  Looks like a gem washed ashore.

No filters were used.  All shots were taken handheld.  It is a rough, dynamic, windy environment and I had to be nimble on my feet.  I did not want a replay of what happened to me in 2010 there.

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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2014, 07:02:20 pm »

What happened in 2010?
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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2014, 06:34:01 am »

Spectacular, the opalescence of the beached "diamond" is stunning.
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Re: Diamond in the Rough
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2014, 07:10:24 am »

The blue of that ice is astounding. Nice photos as always from Rajan

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