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gmwinder
18th of April 2011 (Mon), 01:32
Spent a couple of days at Yosemite last week so just now trying to go through my shots...so many. This one is El Capitan using Nik.

Comments welcome. I went with standard settings and used the Nik sharpener tool at the end.

Thanks

Gary

Michaelangelo716
18th of April 2011 (Mon), 07:12
I really Like it!

Ricardo222
18th of April 2011 (Mon), 07:31
Great shot but it just looks too grey to me...like a badly made print . Even in HDR the very darkest shadow really needs to be black...you've made the scene look very hazy or over-exposed.

It's a delicate balance between getting detail into those shadows and killing the life in the picture completely.

J-Blake
18th of April 2011 (Mon), 09:51
Your processing works for me. Time of day could have improved it maybe, but I like the natural look to it. I can't wait to go there. Such a beautiful place. Well done!

gmwinder
18th of April 2011 (Mon), 12:53
A bit more contrast makes it stand out I think?

Gary

J-Blake
18th of April 2011 (Mon), 13:07
To dark IMO. I like the OP better.

navydoc
18th of April 2011 (Mon), 13:29
I agree that the edit is too dark. If you have photoshop, here is what it would look like with just a levels adjustment. I did this on the first image posted above. You might even consider bumping up the saturation just a bit.

Ricardo222
18th of April 2011 (Mon), 23:37
I agree that the edit is too dark. If you have photoshop, here is what it would look like with just a levels adjustment. I did this on the first image posted above. You might even consider bumping up the saturation just a bit.

I agree too. The edit was way too dark. I like the extra bit of ZING in this one.

mi1stormilst
19th of April 2011 (Tue), 00:21
Yeah original is better, but all of this is very subjective. Still it needs more POP!

Biological Contagion
21st of April 2011 (Thu), 00:37
Navydoc's edit is very good, but so is the original. Like em both, great photo!

kirkt
21st of April 2011 (Thu), 11:54
LIttle bit of this and that. Beautiful place, nice shot!

Kirk

http://kirkt.smugmug.com/Photography/Photo-of-the-Day/elcapitanhdred/1260345143_xMvG7mc-X2.jpg

Modigity
21st of April 2011 (Thu), 20:44
stunning

gmwinder
23rd of April 2011 (Sat), 01:31
Thanks everyone...I have even more stunning shots to process and this has given me some great ideas. I'll post a BW one which is even more dramatic but I really like what you have done with this.

Gary

tmcman
23rd of April 2011 (Sat), 01:36
Kirk's takes into account that the original is a bit blue as well. Nice shot.