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Sunset Peaks


Sunset Peaks
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Copyright: Remig OG (Remig) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 16] (133)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-16
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon 17-85 USM IS
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-03-28 13:18
Viewed: 5243
Points: 6
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A view facing north from the Bagram Valley. Snow will stay on those peaks well into June. I have yet to see a forest in this country. I've heard that 85-90% of the forests here have long ago been used up. I'm not sure of the accuracy of that statement but I do know that wood is sold by wieght and old tires are cut up and burned in the kilns used to make bricks. Typically homes are not heated centrally. Each room will have a small stove to heat with. It makes for interesting trips to the restroom in the winter.

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crop, some clone stamping for extra long branches, small amount of saturation and sharpening. There is a burn pit that almost always obscures this great view. This picture doesnt do it justice but its a pretty good idea. This is another shot that would have benefitted from a graduated ND filter. Anyone ever use any of the photoshop techniques to make up for a graduated filter? Here are some sites with techniques ive been waiting to try.

http://luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/blended_exposures.shtml
and
http://luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/digital-blending.shtml

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To SunToucher: nice jobRemig 4 03-29 11:23
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Hi Sean,

I like the horzontal bands of color in this photo. I agree with Niek that it could use some more saturation and contrast. I really liked his workshop and tried to duplicate his results, but I can't seem to do it. I saw from your reply you too were a little puzzled about the selection of the sky. I like his results and hope I can figure out the technique. Thanks for sharing this interesting photo and note from yet another corner of the world. You go to places I'll never see in person...You are a window on the world for us stay at home world travelers!

Hi Sean,
You are well traveled and have made some amazing fotos of beatiful areas. You are right about the ND filter. I've used a little trick in PS that sometimes works. I'll try it in a WS with this photo.
TFS,
Niek

Sorry out of points for today, but will get back to it tomorrow.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2006-04-02 19:57]

Hello Sean,
It really enhances my imagination...
What's up there? I would like to check :-)
Best greetings,
Michal

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