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by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy Birthday Steven G Webb!
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Happy Birthday Steven G Webb!

Steven G Webb wrote:Thank you. I love being part of this forum.

You make us better! S-
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Landscape & Scenics
Topic: Yosemite Falls
Replies: 11
Views: 110

Re: Yosemite Falls

So far everyone has said what I would have said! It is a gorgeous, Painterly picture (I overuse the term but it fits so often). Having both open in tabs and toggling I can see much of what you did, starting with inputting camera and lens data (boooOOOooinggg), sharpening, color correcting (warm sun...
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Landscape & Scenics
Topic: Yosemite Falls
Replies: 11
Views: 110

Re: Yosemite Falls

Similar to Piet's comment, I feel more "mood" with #1. For me it's because of the softness and lack of detail, which I find to be positive aspects of this scene: a gentle and dreamy feel. I'm interested in Minnie's suggestion of #2 looking more "professional" and I'm going to in...
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Landscape & Scenics
Topic: Yosemite Falls
Replies: 11
Views: 110

Re: Yosemite Falls

there are aspects to both that I like - do you still have the original? I can see why this is a favored spot.. The first has a magic and mood that draws me in. The second I like for the low hanging cloud study and the trees feel properly cold. Thank you so much! It's interesting you mention the fir...
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Landscape & Scenics
Topic: Yosemite Falls
Replies: 11
Views: 110

Re: Yosemite Falls

I am biased with this image because I saw the first version of it on the other site, before I knew you at all, and loved it the minute I saw it. It's an image that has stuck in my mind because of its beauty and the feeling it conveys, and that sense-of-place feeling overpowers any particular proces...
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Landscape & Scenics
Topic: Yosemite Falls
Replies: 11
Views: 110

Re: Yosemite Falls

Graham Smith wrote:Steve, your second version is the one that grabs my attention and it's the one I would look at for a longer time, so yes, your pp'ing has come along in leaps and bounds.

Thank you so much! Your landscape work is incredible so this is quite the compliment. Thank you again! S-
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 25
Views: 183

Re: Dreams

[...]Duck is a by-the-numbers guy. His methods are precise, mine not so much. :oops: I never quite saw myself as such. I picture myself a "salt to taste" kinda guy. I guess it's hard to pass that through in a written tutorial sometimes. :D Personally, I am also a very lazy photographer. I...
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 25
Views: 183

Re: Dreams

The title set me up to expect something fanciful and I wasn't disappointed. After reading all comments - and having a few "wow" moments over Duck's awesome input, I realized my first response to the original subject and composition was "wow" too :D Engaging, unique, holding my a...
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 25
Views: 183

Re: Dreams

... That picker thingy, by the way, so far as I know selects a very small range or maybe even a single pixel. If you watch the HSL display as you mouse over the image with the picker, you will see a thin gray hilite moving over the colors to tell you what it is "seeing." ... That's how I ...
by St3v3M
Sat Aug 12, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Flowers & Plants
Topic: Dreams
Replies: 25
Views: 183

Re: Dreams

I am glad you found it helpful. I have a tendency to fry people's brains sometimes. :D The "Turn, look" technique is another good one. I do use it a lot but more for relieving eye strain and getting some distance from the imagery in order to reset the brain. That reset often reveals thing...

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