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Post by St3v3M » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:09 am

Methuselah. S-
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:15 am

rich

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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:55 pm

looks massive

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Post by St3v3M » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:59 pm

Too much? S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:33 pm

Beautifully composed, very rich (Kodachrome 25 at altitude with a polarizer rich), very Nat Geo-y. It might be juuuuuusst a tad too rich in the sky, but if it were a slightly underexposed Kodachrome (which was how we used to shoot it for saturation) it would look exactly like that! :thumbup:
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:46 pm

St3v3M wrote:
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Too much? S-
If your asking me...no, a look you wanted and I'm fine with it....

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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:17 pm

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Methuselah. S-
Stunning clarity on the stump, but to my eyes, the sky is too blue and the scene slopes to the right too much. Might be my screen. How do you get stuff so sharp? You trek to the most memorable places and share them. Thanks. Matt
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Post by minniev » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:24 pm

This is a beautiful photograph, with a heroic main subject full of detail, a fancy sky, a great backdrop. I probably would raise the luminance on the blues to the point that there is less blue showing in the thin edges of the clouds, but I see a lot of photos worked the way you've presented here, with the intense rich blues, kind of like from the Galen Rowell film era. It's a perfectly acceptable artistic choice which should be, of course, yours. I've photographed those trees, and something about that atmosphere enhances the blues in the sky in an otherworldly way. Another bonus for those rich blue skies: try converting to monochrome and you will be amazed at the results.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:23 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
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rich
Is it too much though? I don't mind rich but I don't want garish. S-
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:26 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:55 pm
looks massive
All my life I thought the Ancient Bristlecones were tiny, windswept little things so I was quite surprised when I arrived to see these massive trees. I'd guestimate those in the Schulman Grove between ten and fifteen feet tall and those in the Patriarch Grove are the tallest at about twenty feet. It amazes me even now how massive they are, even more at how old they are! S-
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