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Old Dec-01-2011, 09:33 AM
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Old Dec-01-2011, 11:33 AM
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Old Dec-02-2011, 07:00 AM
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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
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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.
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Old Dec-02-2011, 10:13 AM
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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
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Thanks. Sounds like a non-trivial amount of work, but it came out well.
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Old Dec-02-2011, 12:45 PM
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WOW... Very nice
Old Dec-02-2011, 01:45 PM
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Fantastic shot - you really have a full tonal scale
Old Dec-02-2011, 03:37 PM
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Wow!! Excellent work.
Old Dec-03-2011, 12:55 AM
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Great job on the conversion, and thanks for sharing the details of it. The shot is gorgeous!
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Old Dec-03-2011, 01:45 AM
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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
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Ansel Adams would be proud to have taken that shot himself.

Wonderful photgraph.
Old Dec-03-2011, 04:37 PM
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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
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