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Apr 20, 2008 00:38 |  #1

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Apr 20, 2008 00:41 |  #2

Oooooooh! Very nice photograph!! I like it a lot. :)


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Apr 20, 2008 00:44 |  #3

Excellent shot!


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Apr 20, 2008 06:06 as a reply to  @ Gary Lindquist's post |  #4

beautiful!:D


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Apr 20, 2008 07:35 |  #5

very nice dramatic shot,, the sky is what makes this shot,, nice strong colors


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Apr 20, 2008 07:57 |  #6

It's an interesting shot and the inscriptions on the stones make you want to find about more but aesthetically it's let down by the sky.

I presume a grad filter was used here. It has over-darkened the nearest clouds but in the distant sky the sky remains pale, and the contrast looks odd and artificial to me.

That's why I prefer exposure blending, that way you have complete control where you adjust the exposure, rather than relying on the straight dividing line on a grad filter.


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Apr 20, 2008 10:47 |  #7

curiousgeorge wrote in post #5366492 (external link)
It's an interesting shot and the inscriptions on the stones make you want to find about more but aesthetically it's let down by the sky.

I presume a grad filter was used here. It has over-darkened the nearest clouds but in the distant sky the sky remains pale, and the contrast looks odd and artificial to me.

That's why I prefer exposure blending, that way you have complete control where you adjust the exposure, rather than relying on the straight dividing line on a grad filter.

So you want my photos to look more like this one you took?: http://www.georgeandre​ou.net …y/main.php?g2_i​temId=1149 (external link)


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Apr 20, 2008 11:21 |  #8

I can't believe you've gone through my website looking for bad photos!

No, that is an awful picture from my film days.

I was talking about about blending exposures with digital exposures (but I think you knew that).

Actually I'm keen to go back to the States so I can take some better pictures with the knowledge I've gained in the last two years.


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Apr 20, 2008 11:24 |  #9

i like the photo Tom K

but i think your attitude stinks :(


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Apr 20, 2008 14:40 |  #10

curiousgeorge wrote in post #5367340 (external link)
I can't believe you've gone through my website looking for bad photos!

No, that is an awful picture from my film days.

I was talking about about blending exposures with digital exposures (but I think you knew that).

Actually I'm keen to go back to the States so I can take some better pictures with the knowledge I've gained in the last two years.

My apologies for the confusion. I didn't realize you were referring to blended exposures. I used a graduated neutral density filter to capture the shot I posted above. Makes for some wide dynamic range without all the digital blending problems such as halos.

I do like this method of digital blending when needed however: http://www.adidap.com …namic-range-optimization/ (external link)

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Apr 20, 2008 14:41 |  #11

andrew748 wrote in post #5367352 (external link)
i like the photo Tom K

Many thanks to you sir.


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Apr 20, 2008 15:46 |  #12

I think I like the sky coupled with the stones, gives a moody forboding impression of a path you want to avoid


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Apr 21, 2008 08:00 |  #13

Tom K. wrote in post #5368280 (external link)
My apologies for the confusion. I didn't realize you were referring to blended exposures. I used a graduated neutral density filter to capture the shot I posted above. Makes for some wide dynamic range without all the digital blending problems such as halos.

I do like this method of digital blending when needed however: http://www.adidap.com …namic-range-optimization/ (external link)

All the best,
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That's the method I was referring to (though I erase from the top layer instead of using masks). I don't like HDR methods either, which attempt to automate this process and end up causing unsightly problems.

The point I was making is that grad ND filters are often not suitable because they dictate what part of the frame is darkened and by how much, and they don't allow for uneven horizons.


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Apr 21, 2008 16:20 as a reply to  @ curiousgeorge's post |  #14

stunning shot I love it for the initial impact, then the perspective leading the eye through the frame....


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Apr 21, 2008 20:10 as a reply to  @ bikerider's post |  #15

Good work, Tom! ;)

Can you tell us more about the path of glory? What is supposed to be about...I can't make out the inscriptions in the stones.

Cheers! :)


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