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May 10, 2015 22:22 |  #1

If you look at the bottom left the cylindrical object is a petrified tree. 225 million years old they say.

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May 11, 2015 14:46 |  #2

Killer landscape - love the mono conversion and the level of drama in the sky.

Well done!!

I'm currently in AZ on business and cannot wait to come back on a proper trip!

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May 11, 2015 14:51 |  #3

Thanks. Go there if you can. The terrain was incredible and it changed so quickly within miles.


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May 11, 2015 15:28 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #4

Most definitely! How many shots did you have to use for focal stacking?

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May 11, 2015 15:38 as a reply to  @ beavens's post |  #5

None. That is from one shot. I have a technique I use for B+W conversions. I open the RAW file in Photomatix Pro and do a fake HDR. I like Painterly the best for landscapes but can vary. Then I do a B+W conversion in PS using this. I have been using this for may years and there are al types of new ones out there. Even PS would do I would think.

I cycle through the filters and play with highlights, black, etc till I get what I like.

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May 11, 2015 16:01 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #6

Holy balls you seriously got that much depth from a single exposure?!

Your pic had me curious, now you've got my attention. :D

Can you go into more depth on faking the HDR? What's the EXIF look like?

I am just still blown away by how it turned out. I use Silver Efex Pro for mono conversions, so I am covered there.

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May 11, 2015 20:14 |  #7

Sure. Original

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I just drag the single raw file into Photomatix cause I'm lazy lol so it is a fake HRD as I call it. If you shoot several frames you can do an actual HDR with Photomatix, PS, your camera (if equipped) or use another HRD problem to enhance the image.

It enhances the image and brings out contrast, etc. Hard to see but the circled area is called painterly. You can enhance more but I find it can over cook it, even for B&W. There are all types if fine tuning settings on the left.

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Final image. Becomes a TIFF after I save it and I drag it into PS and open the B&W converter. I discovered this by mistake one day trying to figure out how to get a richer look for my B+W shots.

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I don't use it for every shot as it does not always come out and I usually have trouble repeating an image. I'd need to record all the adjustments and there are quite a few, especially in the B&W part.

Here is one of my favourites. Gave the wet rocks a sheen and the contrast in the trees came out nice. You have to sharpen quite a bit too. The beauty is it is like a box of chocolates. I never know what I'm going to get.

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May 13, 2015 14:47 |  #8

Thanks a ton for this! I am still in awe how you didn't have to use focal stacking to achievement that range of depth throughout the image.

What's the EXIF look like?

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Sorry for the late reply. I read your post, intended to do so and it slipped my mind.

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May 21, 2015 14:15 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #10

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Jun 03, 2015 13:27 |  #11

holy smokes!
awesome work! :-D


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Feb 06, 2016 14:55 |  #12

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Here is one of my favourites. Gave the wet rocks a sheen and the contrast in the trees came out nice. You have to sharpen quite a bit too. The beauty is it is like a box of chocolates. I never know what I'm going to get.

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Holy Cripes! That is awesome work!
I would love to see this be added to your gallery.

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Tom Reichner wrote in post #17888353 (external link)
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Holy Cripes! That is awesome work!
I would love to see this be added to your gallery.

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Thanks. I will do that.


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Apr 23, 2018 14:55 |  #14

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Jun 17, 2018 19:07 |  #15

digital paradise wrote in post #17551358 (external link)
If you look at the bottom left the cylindrical object is a petrified tree. 225 million years old they say.

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Only if earth defies gravity …
http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Earth%27s_rotat​ion (external link)
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250 million years ago, it would have been spinning at 4.2 million miles per hour! The dinosaurs would have flown off the earth.




  
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