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Swiftcurrent trail #3

Swiftcurrent trail #3
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Copyright: Mike Basil (mbasil) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-24
Categories: Flowers, Mountain, Sky
Camera: Nikon D50, Sigma 10-20 EX DC HSM, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Glacier National Park July 2007
Date Submitted: 2007-07-30 8:30
Viewed: 3497
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's another shot in my hiking series. I was trying to add some foreground interest to my pictures. This hike there was lots of Indian paintbrush wildflowers. With the 10mm I really felt I was right on top of them, but they nearly as prominent as they felt when I was shooting them.

PP: A resize, frame, and slight USM.

RP: I followed Eveylnn's advice of using layers to match the exposures better between the flower on the bottom and the mountians above. Niek had been showing this technique for a while, but I finally tried it out.

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Belle et bucolique ambiance. Je vous propose un recadrage dans le workshop.
Bonne journée.

Hello Mike, this picture has realy marvellous colors, cheer,

Hi Mike,
I am glad you figured out the use of layers. I do hope you also got to work with masking. It did the trick perfectly and got you a very good exposed image where the colors look really natural. I really like the blue in the sky. To get the flowers even more prominent in the shot a slightly angled down composition might help.
I like the early summer feeling this photo has a lot. The path leads the eye perfectly toward the blue sky.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-07-30 12:16]

Hi Mike,
This compo is perfect. I like the flowers in the fg and the path that leads the eye to the mountain in the back.
Nice colours and a very nice place to go for a walk.
TFS Paula

Hi Mike. I'm not quite sure what you did. I wrote out the procedure for you once I got connected to TN again. The flowers look better. I used a second adjustment layer to bring the detail out in the underexposed trees too (enhance> Lighting>Shadows and Highlights>Shadows slider)

Evelynn : )

Hi Mike,
Beautiful scenery! What a view thru the trees. Vibrant colors and sharp detail in this exposure. It is a well composed scene. Nice work.

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2007-07-30 23:13]

Hi Mike, very nicely done. There's a huge difference between the original and the repost. This has some zip to it. The composition following the lane past the flowers up to the mountain works well, great lighting, colour and detail throughout.

Thanks, John

Hello Mike,
I like most the composition, that takes the eye down the path from the Indian Paintbrush, to the distant mountain top..
Vibrant colors, nice details & depth.
Cool shot :)

Hello Mike,
A romantic scenery indeed!
The path make a great diagonal in the composition, and RGB colours are attractive...
Good point of view places the summit perfectly between the framing trees!
Pablo -

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