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Post by Duck » Mon Sep 04, 2017 2:14 am

They are all great but I am questioning the strength of the grain in the first. I think I prefer a little less, like in the third one. It makes that first image appear over processed.

I particularly appreciate how you choose the spider web covered one to place in front of the sun. Awesome.
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:31 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Like all three Linda.

Thank you, Ernst!
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:34 am

Duck wrote:They are all great but I am questioning the strength of the grain in the first. I think I prefer a little less, like in the third one. It makes that first image appear over processed.

I particularly appreciate how you choose the spider web covered one to place in front of the sun. Awesome.


Thanks so much for your time and feedback, Duck. I shot several different placements of the teasel/sun; this one seemed most pleasing. Regarding pp, often images look different to me online than on my computer...or the next day :)
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:49 pm

Linda, #2 is my favorite. Wonder what #1 and #2 would look like in b&w? How do you avoid glare and blown-out whites shooting directly into the sun? Aa very excellent day's labor. Matt
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Post by Duck » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:25 pm

LindaShorey wrote:[...] Regarding pp, often images look different to me online than on my computer...or the next day :)

Boy, don't I know it. I can't tell you how many times I've uploaded an image only to see something wrong with it I hadn't seen in Lightroom. I usually do a quick correction to the image and re upload the corrected image before my original post even has a time to cool off from the first upload. :)
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:18 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:Linda, #2 is my favorite. Wonder what #1 and #2 would look like in b&w? How do you avoid glare and blown-out whites shooting directly into the sun? Aa very excellent day's labor. Matt


Thanks for your interest, Matt! I'll try exploring the b&w idea. Regarding exposure, some of my photo's had too much white that was not pleasing. The best were shot between 1/2 hour and 3/4 hour after sunrise and I was careful to keep exposure on the darker side. Plus, you are seeing these through a very thick layer of wildfire smoke. I often shoot towards the sun, but generally right at sunrise or shortly after, and mostly from fall through spring as that is the most pleasing angle and atmosphere. A great benefit to living at this latitude is the quality of light nine months of the year :)
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:19 pm

Duck wrote:
LindaShorey wrote:[...] Regarding pp, often images look different to me online than on my computer...or the next day :)

Boy, don't I know it. I can't tell you how many times I've uploaded an image only to see something wrong with it I hadn't seen in Lightroom. I usually do a quick correction to the image and re upload the corrected image before my original post even has a time to cool off from the first upload. :)


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Post by St3v3M » Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:04 am

LindaShorey wrote:The Pacific Northwest, including western Canada, is having another horrific summer of wildfires. The air has been so bad the past two days in Yakima, visibility is about 1/2 mile. And we're still 20 degrees above average in temperatures.
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