Creek shots

CornflakeCornflake Major grinsArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,118 Major grins

A few from a recent hike. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,476 moderator

    Last one is magic. Bravo!

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,118 Major grins
    edited November 25, 2021

    Thanks, Richard. Often when I'm out taking photos I fail to look up and down enough. I'm probably not alone.

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,815 moderator

    I agree with Richard. Last is the best, but I like all three. If the mid-tones (the sky) of the tree image were darkened a tad more, it might make it look even more magical?

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,118 Major grins

    That's a good suggestion, David. Thanks.

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MASuper Moderators Posts: 13,564 moderator

    I also like all three photos.

    The water in motion in the second photo really pulls me in.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,118 Major grins

    Thanks very much, Denise.

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Lima, PeruRegistered Users Posts: 4,485 Major grins

    Nice shots, I also like the third one best.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLRegistered Users Posts: 7,816 Major grins

    I really like # 3....just as it is. I can also see a very stark rendition where the tree is darkened enough to lose all detail.....essentially black. I wouldn't want to mess with the intensity of the leaf " glitter " very much....it makes the shot. Good work, Don.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,118 Major grins
    edited November 26, 2021

    Cristobal, Tom, thanks.

    I tried David's suggestion and darkened the sky slightly. It wasn't dramatically different but I thought it was an improvement.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Registered Users Posts: 991 Major grins

    Don,

    All three are winners!

    Did you originally shoot #3 in color and then post-process in B&W?

    Nice work in creating this very stunning image!

  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,815 moderator

    Don, thanks. I was thinking that the leaves should pop out (very) dramatically in that shot. "Clarity" adjustment can make that happen without darkening the sky much, if at all, but it can generate unwanted noise if taken too far. Maybe you had already done that step.

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  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,118 Major grins
    edited November 27, 2021

    Thanks, Gato. "Did you originally shoot #3 in color and then post-process in B&W?" Yes.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins ArizonaRegistered Users Posts: 3,118 Major grins

    In light of David's helpful comments, I reprocessed this. The result isn't very different. If I darkened the sky any more, I started to lose separation between the sky and the tree. The blacks and white were both beginning to clip. I decided to boost the highlights some anyway because they don't have any detail I care about.

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