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Foggy canyon made brighter

Post by LindaShorey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:34 pm

Trying a less in your face look :) Thoughts?
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Post by minniev » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:04 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Trying a less in your face look :) Thoughts?
I like it - it's cold blue tones are very much in the mood of winter. And I'm almost always a fan of brighter. Is this one using any texture? Brightening is one of those odd things I sometimes do with textures that sometimes can't be quickly detected but do have a desired effect.
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:50 pm

minniev wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:04 pm

I like it - it's cold blue tones are very much in the mood of winter. And I'm almost always a fan of brighter. Is this one using any texture? Brightening is one of those odd things I sometimes do with textures that sometimes can't be quickly detected but do have a desired effect.
Thanks, Minnie - I just replaced the image with a re-edit, sorry! I was hoping nobody had commented yet ;) I also added three more. I finally hit on processing I liked for this gentler look. No texture (in the earlier or this), just some adjusted "luminance" from a Topaz Studio preset, then Nik b&w high key or over-exposed (also adjusted) + selenium toning from same Silver Efex.

My workflow has gone totally screwy with my new PS Elements 2018 not wanting to talk to Nik. I re-installed, and that made it worse. So now I have to do basic edits, then convert to tif, then open Silver Efex directly. With previous PSE the raw files from my mirrorless cameras weren't compatible with that version of ACR, so I would have to do an additional step by converting to dng. So just different problem, different day :D
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:29 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Trying a less in your face look :) Thoughts?
Linda, I really like 1 & 2. Great range of tones with subtle transitions, wonderful contrast, especially in 1 with the sharp focus on the tree. Lines that are smoothly leading the eye without being too obvious (my spinner challenge for this week is Leading Lines so I am alert to them). A dof that is clear but not unrealistic. Well done. Matt
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:20 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:29 pm
Linda, I really like 1 & 2. Great range of tones with subtle transitions, wonderful contrast, especially in 1 with the sharp focus on the tree. Lines that are smoothly leading the eye without being too obvious (my spinner challenge for this week is Leading Lines so I am alert to them). A dof that is clear but not unrealistic. Well done. Matt
So glad you found interest, Matt. Many thanks!
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Post by PietFrancke » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:06 am

it works -

dark trees held by root,
on hard steep slopes frosted white,
asleep in the fog

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Post by Matt Quinn » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:27 am

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:06 am
it works -

dark trees held by root,
on hard steep slopes frosted white,
asleep in the fog
Well done Piet
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:15 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:06 am
it works -

dark trees held by root,
on hard steep slopes frosted white,
asleep in the fog
Nice, Piet! Thanks so much.
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:22 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:34 pm
Trying a less in your face look :) Thoughts?
I like it, the color is right, the light is right, the second hurts my eyes a little, but it's what you'd expect on a morning rise.

I can't help to think I've been there, but never so cold! Well done! Are you working on a series? Where was this? S-
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Post by LindaShorey » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:59 pm

St3v3M wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:22 pm
I like it, the color is right, the light is right, the second hurts my eyes a little, but it's what you'd expect on a morning rise.

I can't help to think I've been there, but never so cold! Well done! Are you working on a series? Where was this? S-
Thanks for your comments, Steve! This is the Yakima River Canyon Scenic Byway - the area where my eagles live :D I've also photo'd many bighorn sheep, a few American White Pelicans, and quite a number of landscapes. No plans for a series, though.
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