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Feb 10, 2013 22:33 |  #1

I was a little nervous taking this shot, as I had to climb down about 15 feet of snow/ice-covered rocks to the water. Looking back, it probably wasn't the smartest idea, but I like to think I got a keeper out of it.

This is a 3 shot (-2 0 +2) HDR picture - first try at HDR :oops: Let me know if you like B&W or color better!

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Feb 10, 2013 23:12 |  #2

Pretty good. I like the B&W better.
I wonder if the composition could have been improved by shooting in a slightly different spot, somewhere where the tops of the pillars would have lead the eye to the skyline in the background instead of past it. But I do understand how tricky it must have been to move on those rocks. :)


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Feb 11, 2013 09:06 |  #3

banjoguns wrote in post #15596756 (external link)
Pretty good. I like the B&W better.
I wonder if the composition could have been improved by shooting in a slightly different spot, somewhere where the tops of the pillars would have lead the eye to the skyline in the background instead of past it. But I do understand how tricky it must have been to move on those rocks. :)

Haha yeah, it was tough to maneuver around the rocks - but I get what you're saying. That would be very appealing to the eye!

Maybe I can try again in a few months and try to get a sunset. Don't feel like risking my life for a photo hoping around on ice-covered rocks :-)

Thanks for the advice!


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Feb 11, 2013 11:06 |  #4

looks dangerous, like the b&w shot best




  
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Feb 11, 2013 11:11 |  #5

Too much halo around the trees and there are funny lines in the sky that are a bit distracting.


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Feb 11, 2013 12:22 |  #6

Black and white looks better but as the halo in coulor is more noticeable but it is still a great photo


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Feb 11, 2013 12:35 |  #7

rick_reno wrote in post #15598128 (external link)
looks dangerous, like the b&w shot best

Thanks for the input Rick, I always look forward to your feedback!

gjl711 wrote in post #15598137 (external link)
Too much halo around the trees and there are funny lines in the sky that are a bit distracting.

I think I'll retouch the sky in the B&W, good call.

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Black and white looks better but as the halo in coulor is more noticeable but it is still a great photo

Thank you!


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Feb 11, 2013 14:53 |  #8

I like the B+W. Keep working on the HDR. It's well worth it. Here's one from a friend at the same spot. http://www.hdrone.com …/chicago-photowalk-top-5/ (external link)


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Feb 11, 2013 14:57 |  #9

CJSmith wrote in post #15598979 (external link)
I like the B+W. Keep working on the HDR. It's well worth it. Here's one from a friend at the same spot. http://www.hdrone.com …/chicago-photowalk-top-5/ (external link)

Thanks for sharing Chris. It puts mine to shame :-(

Maybe you'll have some more HDR workshops in the future I can join?


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Feb 14, 2013 13:01 |  #10

I think its a good attempt, but those levels are all out of whack IMO.

Check out a user on here named iamhydrogen He has a lot of shots from around that vantage point. He has really inspired/influenced what I want to capture. The best way to get better is to keep shooting. :)


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