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Sep 09, 2015 15:43 |  #1606

J-Blake wrote in post #17700688 (external link)
Thanks Kirk. As usual you summarized exactly what I was trying to say.

So, for the sake of argument let's assume that it is an accurate representation of that mornings light..... The question is whether to show it as I did - correct to the moment, or change it to what folks are expecting?

Is your image have it as you want it ߘ. It's beautiful and I'd love to get anything as good.


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Sep 09, 2015 21:03 |  #1607

Thanks every one. I'll try to get another one next off week, just don't know which direction we're headed in. I think we're headed back to Cades Cove (Great Smokes NP) on the continued hunt for black bear.


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Sep 13, 2015 21:28 |  #1608

Two random chairs on the side of a hill on country grounds...

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Maybe this one is too green...

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Sep 14, 2015 01:02 |  #1609

Moonshiner wrote in post #17706457 (external link)
Two random chairs on the side of a hill on country grounds...

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Maybe this one is too green...

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I really like the second - greens are vibrant, but okay for me.


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Sep 14, 2015 04:20 |  #1610

^yes those greens look like real green in mid-spring around here. Nice :)
In the first the clouds have that 'funk' that I'm not keen on.


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Sep 14, 2015 08:08 |  #1611

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17706736 (external link)
^yes those greens look like real green in mid-spring around here. Nice :)
In the first the clouds have that 'funk' that I'm not keen on.

What do you mean?


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Sep 14, 2015 08:42 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #1612

So you know... That's a southwestern shot and behind that little rain cloud is the sun... Which is partially why the middle is so dark and the sides are so white...

If you look at this picture, which was taken with my iPhone and not HDR, you can see what I mean about the clouds... It was taken at the bottom of the hill just east of the chairs...

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It was a strangely lit day... But all critiques are welcome... It's the only way I learn to look at things differently...



  
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Sep 14, 2015 08:42 as a reply to  @ roseyposey's post |  #1613

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Sep 16, 2015 17:46 |  #1614

To my eye they don't look quite natural, not that mine do and it's eye of the beholder. Here's one where I think I went overboard a bit.

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Sep 16, 2015 18:07 |  #1615

Sometimes we get clouds that do actually look like that Robert. Nice depth on the shot too.


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Sep 16, 2015 18:48 |  #1616

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To my eye they don't look quite natural, not that mine do and it's eye of the beholder. Here's one where I think I went overboard a bit.

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Looks fine to me, not overdone.


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Sep 17, 2015 09:12 as a reply to  @ MedicineMan4040's post |  #1617

I like the shot, but find the clouds just a tad overdone as well. More distracting to me though is the lack of sky blending behind the tree on the left and the slit halo along the horizon. Fix those, blend back a bit of the original sky and print it and hang it on the wall of that house.


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Sep 17, 2015 10:32 |  #1618

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #17710315 (external link)
To my eye they don't look quite natural, not that mine do and it's eye of the beholder. Here's one where I think I went overboard a bit.

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I don't think it looks overdone but a bit flat.


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Sep 19, 2015 14:43 |  #1619

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Sep 21, 2015 03:06 |  #1620

Waterfalls. Well when you live in an area fraught with them you take them for granted eh.....and I ventured a guess of how man. So we finally picked up an official]
waterfall map. Within a 3 hour drive in all directions from home there are over 300 names falls, so you can imagine how many with all the little ones that garner little
attention. From this past weekends trip for Milky Way and bears, we found this one. 5 shot exposure bracket then tonal blended-

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