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Dec 25, 2015 00:05 |  #1

a few shots in the desert with my XT1

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Tried focus Stacking on this one

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Dec 25, 2015 00:16 |  #2

Looking from my iPad:
AWESOME shots!! Love the colors. Beautiful images!


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Dec 26, 2015 11:22 |  #3

Absolutely gorgeous images. Well done.


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Dec 26, 2015 11:45 |  #4

Love #3. Great shot!


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Dec 26, 2015 22:41 |  #5

Last one is m favorite, love the light coming over the top of the cactus in he foreground.




  
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Dec 27, 2015 09:58 |  #6

Love the glow on the cholla's in the last one. All are nice though. I need to get down there again.


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Dec 27, 2015 17:30 |  #7

thanks everyone. Im thinking that the black section is just too dark. I checked the raw file and there are some details in there (the fuji sensor ROCKS!) that I can recover, just to fill the blackness with something interesting... thoughts?


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Dec 28, 2015 08:36 |  #8

I love the last one! I think adding in details in the dark area would clutter the photo.

The way it is now, the cholla is the focal point, with the wonderful highlighting from sunset/sunrise light. It is very well balanced with the equally beautiful complementing elements of your mid and background, which provide context and validity.

How many shots did you use for the focus stacking? It is so damn sharp!




  
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Dec 28, 2015 16:32 as a reply to  @ plantastic's post |  #9

thanks plant. I recovered some details from the Raw file, and I agree, it didn't add much. This is only two image stack, one for the foreground and the 2nd for the BG. merging was easy with the black space.


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Dec 28, 2015 17:28 as a reply to  @ BeyondTheNorm's post |  #10

I like the black section being dark. That is what makes the foreground so awesome. And the silhouettes against a painted sky. Right place at the right time. Once again, very nice.


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Dec 30, 2015 13:15 |  #11

Love #3 as well! Back-lit cholla really are fantastic.

The colors in all three are amazing.

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Dec 31, 2015 22:18 |  #12

Beautiful set, lovely comps, especially #3


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