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A Peek at Lake Tahoe

 
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Feb 10, 2008 08:53 |  #1

Took this shot while skiing in Tahoe. I like it but I'm concerned about the color of the snow on the trees. it is a bit gray. I'm not convinced that this is a problem but have tried to improve it without much success. I'm having difficulty isolating the trees with the selection tools so I havn't come up with anything that satisfactorily improves the color without blowing out the sky, doesn't change the sky between the trees, etc.

Any advice? Should I leave it alone? How would more advanced PS users go about improving the color of the snow in the trees without affecting the rest of the photo? Keep in mind that I have PS Elements which may be part of the problem.

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Feb 10, 2008 09:06 |  #2

This is a great shot! I don't know if this is what you are looking for, but since you had Image Editing turned on I had a play with it in PS.

I selected a color range by clicking on the blue part of the image and increased the range until I had all of the blue. Then I inverted the selection and applied Shadow/Highlights to the rest of the image. Here are the results.


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Feb 10, 2008 10:01 |  #3

I like the first one better. It has the tonality in the snow nailed and the illusion of depth is fantastic.

Congratulations.


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Feb 10, 2008 15:31 as a reply to  @ Robert_Lay's post |  #4

I like the original image. I can't figure out the reason that the second image seems to have lost the sense of depth (in my perception, anyway) that the first one had.


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Feb 10, 2008 19:43 |  #5

Looks like Narnia! I agree with the original.




  
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Feb 10, 2008 19:47 |  #6

Great shot! I wouldn't change a thing.


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Feb 10, 2008 19:50 |  #7

Ditto, I also like the original.


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Feb 10, 2008 19:57 |  #8

thanks for the feedback everyone. And thanks for trying some adjustments like I had mentioned in the original post. After the comments I plan to leave it alone.

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Looks like Narnia! I agree with the original.

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Feb 10, 2008 20:10 |  #9

Thats one great photo...
It looks like a fairytale scene....


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Feb 10, 2008 23:14 |  #10

I lived in serious snow country for 50 years. Light goes through snow - easily.

As kids we built igloos with walls a foot or so thick - at night a candle on the inside would cast a glow that could be seen outside - right through the walls.

The snow on these trees isn't nearly as thick - the dark gray-green of the foliage will affect the apparent colour of the snow - making it look slightly grayish.

That's one fine image Ryan, don't mess with it.


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Feb 11, 2008 06:52 |  #11

Thank you for sharing this image. We were married at Tahoe and loved that view from Heavenly. The surreal quality really works quite well, it's an amazing shot!


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Feb 12, 2008 15:41 |  #12

The original looks great. Print it.


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Feb 12, 2008 17:38 |  #13

I also like the first better. This is one of those images that "holds" my attention for a
long time... as a matter of fact I will prolly take another look after I am done typing this


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Feb 12, 2008 20:07 as a reply to  @ DueNorth's post |  #14

Beautiful image..frame it. That blue peek of sky just makes this photo a stunner.


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Feb 12, 2008 21:40 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #15

believe it or not, that's not the sky. it's lake tahoe. an amazing place if you've never seen it.

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