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Aug 02, 2014 02:02 |  #1

Did I go too far?


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Aug 02, 2014 10:56 |  #2

Antihero47 wrote in post #17071646 (external link)
Did I go too far?

With PP? Yes, for my taste you did.

I also think the camera wasn't level. Not sure which meadow you were in, maybe Stoneman, but the edges of the meadows don't slope that much.


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Aug 02, 2014 12:16 |  #3

OhLook wrote in post #17072098 (external link)
With PP? Yes, for my taste you did.

I also think the camera wasn't level. Not sure which meadow you were in, maybe Stoneman, but the edges of the meadows don't slope that much.

Agreed with OhLook. A little too far with the PP and your camera was far from level.


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Aug 02, 2014 16:29 |  #4

Guessing you combined two images? Definitely need to level out the ground.



  
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Aug 02, 2014 17:27 |  #5

SierraHighPhoto wrote in post #17072510 (external link)
Guessing you combined two images? Definitely need to level out the ground.

Its a HDR of 3 shots. High noon pretty much with a cheap circular polarizer and kit lense 18-55 on the 20D which all seemed to have washed out the colors and contrast and the actual photo is not very sharp at all.

Was trying to bring back some of the color but may have a bit generous with the sat slider. First time doing landscape in Yosemite on the first trip wasn't sure about the slope and it looked like the trees we're straight on the original. :confused: I'll do some edits and post again.




  
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Aug 02, 2014 21:22 |  #6

I wasn't too upset over the colors, but the crookedness is my issue. Easily can be corrected though which is nice. I used to do it all the time myself. If you have Lightroom you can use the horizon tool? I think that's what it's called.



  
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Aug 02, 2014 23:06 |  #7

The trees aren't reliable for straightening, as they grow at various angles. The Falls are so often photographed that there are many pictures of them on the Web against which you can check your "horizon" line. Or use the webcam during daylight hours.

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Aug 03, 2014 14:24 |  #8

Got it. I've leveled it out some.




  
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Aug 03, 2014 15:38 |  #9

That looks much more realistic.


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Aug 03, 2014 18:46 |  #10

I guess I missed the original. While I prefer not seeing man-made elements. I like the composition. It could be my eyes/monitor, but I see a little blue cast (looking at the water and clouds). Other than that I like it.


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Aug 03, 2014 23:40 |  #11

Definitely like it straightened out.



  
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Aug 04, 2014 00:10 |  #12

Like it.


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Aug 07, 2014 11:34 |  #13

I think you did a great job under the circumstances you took the picture. I could instantly tell it was HDR and it is too saturated for my taste. I like the image to look as closest to the memory of seeing that scene with my eyes.

I see this as less picture and more digital art.


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Aug 07, 2014 23:51 |  #14

You made a strong composition and a strong view.


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Aug 08, 2014 06:52 as a reply to  @ tmcman's post |  #15

Might consider eliminating the watermark.




  
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