• Gear
  • Shots
  • Photo Craft
  • Video
  • Wide Angle
  • Support
  • New Stuff
  • More
Shots Landscapes Wind River Mountains

Need some help with your New SmugMug Site?

Dgrin Challenges

Our Challenges moderator has lined up an new set of challenges for you. The Weekly Word Challenge. Get all the details and participate in the conversation Weekly Word Challenge.

Past DSS Challenge Winners, DSS Challenge Rules, and other important DSS Challenge information is here.

Looking for a little challenge? The Dgrin Mini-Challenges are a great way to challenge yourself. Take a moment to look through past winners and find the current Mini Challenge here.

From Around the Net

Enjoy a few of our favorite articles from around the 'net. If you have something you think we should see, post it here and we'll have a look.

Journeys

Landscapes

Sports

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Dec-01-2011, 09:33 AM
#1
zoomer is offline zoomer OP
Major grins
Wind River Mountains

Last edited by zoomer; Dec-01-2011 at 11:21 AM.
Old Dec-01-2011, 11:33 AM
#2
kdog is offline kdog
artistically challenged
kdog's Avatar
Amazing.
__________________
Moderator of Landscapes forum
Link to my Smugmug site
Old Dec-02-2011, 07:00 AM
#3
zoomer is offline zoomer OP
Major grins
Thanks Kdog.
Seems a lot of people don't like B&W landscapes but for a shot like this with dramatic light and clouds.....it makes such a difference.
Old Dec-02-2011, 08:22 AM
#4
kdog is offline kdog
artistically challenged
kdog's Avatar
Ordinarily I'm not a huge fan of them either. Although I'm digging the contrast in this one. I'm thinking this might look amazing on a large metallic print. Any hints as to your processing? It's got some characteristics of an HDR.
__________________
Moderator of Landscapes forum
Link to my Smugmug site
Old Dec-02-2011, 10:13 AM
#5
zoomer is offline zoomer OP
Major grins
Yes this one might actually make it to print.
The actual photo was pretty dark except for the sun ray across the middle and in the sky. It was late afternoon. Split the photo and did the sky and ground separately, tonal contrast is what brings the sky detail out.
I evened out the tones in Lightroom then dodge and burned them back in how I wanted them for the contrast.
Old Dec-02-2011, 11:09 AM
#6
kdog is offline kdog
artistically challenged
kdog's Avatar
Thanks. Sounds like a non-trivial amount of work, but it came out well.
__________________
Moderator of Landscapes forum
Link to my Smugmug site
Old Dec-02-2011, 12:45 PM
#7
rwells is offline rwells
Let the shootin' begin...
rwells's Avatar
WOW... Very nice
__________________
Randy
Old Dec-02-2011, 01:45 PM
#8
rbt is offline rbt
Major grins
rbt's Avatar
Fantastic shot - you really have a full tonal scale
Old Dec-02-2011, 03:37 PM
#9
FlyNavy is offline FlyNavy
John L
FlyNavy's Avatar
Wow!! Excellent work.
Old Dec-03-2011, 12:55 AM
#10
redleash is offline redleash
Texas Grins
redleash's Avatar
Great job on the conversion, and thanks for sharing the details of it. The shot is gorgeous!
__________________
"But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

Lauren Blackwell
www.redleashphoto.com
http://www.facebook.com/redleashphoto
Old Dec-03-2011, 01:45 AM
#11
GOLDENORFE is online now GOLDENORFE
Super Moderator
GOLDENORFE's Avatar
Agree b&w does look great in this image, I must say I'm not a fan of b&w in landscapes but I does work here.
Would like to see original as a comparison
Old Dec-03-2011, 10:05 AM
#12
Werewolf is offline Werewolf
Big grins
Werewolf's Avatar
Ansel Adams would be proud to have taken that shot himself.

Wonderful photgraph.
Old Dec-03-2011, 04:37 PM
#13
Doug Solis is offline Doug Solis
Major grins
Doug Solis's Avatar
You said it, it takes drama in the sky and in this case the mountains to have the makings of a nice B/W. The texture of the trees and slight ripples in the water really help as well. Nice work
Tell The World!  
Similar Threads Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wind River Mountains zoomer Landscapes 9 Sep-25-2011 06:19 PM
Wind River Mtns. Wyoming zoomer Landscapes 4 Sep-21-2011 03:26 PM
River of No Return Rafting Trip troutstreaming Journeys 9 Jul-07-2011 05:08 PM
Li River rpcrowe Journeys 2 Jul-10-2010 05:38 AM
Beautiful li river, guangxi, china rpcrowe Journeys 3 Jun-02-2010 05:31 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump