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Sometimes, I Just Have to Shoot Color

Post by rmalarz » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:21 am

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Post by Duck » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:57 pm

I've looked at clouds from both sides now... er, sorry. :spank:

Seriously, I love clouds. There is something zen-like when relaxing under a canopy of white billowy puff balls. You just can't help but try to make shapes out of them.
As a photographic subject, I personally tend to look elsewhere. To be brutally blunt (and this is only my opinion) I have looked at your previous images and they were the typical landscape shot with pretty clouds. Images like that are a staple for most landscape photographers. The images that make me stop and look (comment) are the ones that show me something new, something different or something spectacular. This is one of them.

Of the various skyscapes out there, the ones I tend to gravitate to are those with "God rays", those streaks of light filtering through the clouds to kiss the earth. The ones I tend to shudder at are the countless 'rainbow' images. Mostly because they tend to be bad images. Not in this case. Not only have you captured an interesting rainbow but also those awesome streaks of light and that looming storm raging across the landscape. Pure natural awesomeness. What I love best in this image, above all else, are the cacti looking casual as if to say, "meh, that storm don't bother us."

If I were to give any critique it would be to consider (since it's really not a deal breaker to the success of the image) completing the rainbow's arc and adding a little more 'gloom' at the storm's tail end (lower left corner of the sky). The arc is there but parts of the middle are difficult to see. It would make that rainbow more spectacular (maybe?) if it was a complete arc. Oh, and maybe a little less saturation in the foreground. It looks out of balance with the saturation of the sky, but that's a nitpick.

That said, I can definitely see this printed as a large metallic print.
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:44 pm

Oh Ya! What a rainbow.
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Post by rmalarz » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:13 am

Thank you both very much, Duck and Ernst.
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Post by minniev » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:11 pm

rmalarz wrote:--Bob

That's a beauty Bob, and it demanded color. Did you shoot it in your usual ETTR uniWB manner? I have never been bold enough to tangle with uniWB though I've read enough to understand it.
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Post by rmalarz » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:22 pm

Hi, Minnie. Thanks for the compliment. Yes, ETTR/uniWB + a CP. I believe this is the first time I've added a CP to the mix. It won't be the last. If you are interested in seeing the original capture with no PP, let me know and I'll post it.
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rmalarz wrote:--Bob

That's a beauty Bob, and it demanded color. Did you shoot it in your usual ETTR uniWB manner? I have never been bold enough to tangle with uniWB though I've read enough to understand it.
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Post by minniev » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:34 pm

rmalarz wrote:Hi, Minnie. Thanks for the compliment. Yes, ETTR/uniWB + a CP. I believe this is the first time I've added a CP to the mix. It won't be the last. If you are interested in seeing the original capture with no PP, let me know and I'll post it.
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rmalarz wrote:--Bob

That's a beauty Bob, and it demanded color. Did you shoot it in your usual ETTR uniWB manner? I have never been bold enough to tangle with uniWB though I've read enough to understand it.

Of course it would be interesting to see it.

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Post by rmalarz » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:05 pm

Minnie, here's the SOOC image.
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rmalarz wrote:Hi, Minnie. Thanks for the compliment. Yes, ETTR/uniWB + a CP. I believe this is the first time I've added a CP to the mix. It won't be the last. If you are interested in seeing the original capture with no PP, let me know and I'll post it.
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minniev wrote: That's a beauty Bob, and it demanded color. Did you shoot it in your usual ETTR uniWB manner? I have never been bold enough to tangle with uniWB though I've read enough to understand it.

Of course it would be interesting to see it.

A CP is the best friend of rainbows. I am always sad if I find a good rainbow and failed to bring the CP.
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Post by Duck » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:15 pm

So I learned something new today... UniWB.

Reading up on how to implement it seems like a pain in the proverbial. My question to you, since you obviously apply it to your images, do you find a significant benefit in certain shooting situations (as I understand it is dependant on the lighting circumstances) over the factory camera settings? Secondly, now that you understand how UniWB works to "trick" the camera, are there any workaround suggestions based on your experience that would help someone who doesn't (or can't) apply those settings to their camera?

Your insight is appreciated.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:46 am

Nature can be amazing and you've brought it to life! S-
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