Wednesday Landscapes, 13 October 2021

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Oct 13, 2021.

  1. You are invited to upload one or more of your landscape photos and, if you’d like, to accompany your image with some commentary: challenges you faced in making the image? your intent for the image? settings? post-processing decisions? why you did what you did? the place and time? or an aspect you’d like feedback on? And please feel free to ask questions of others who have posted images or to join the discussion. If you don’t feel like using words, that’s OK too—unaccompanied images (or unaccompanied words, for that matter) are also very much welcomed. As for the technicalities, the usual forum guidelines apply: files < 1 MB; image size <1000 px maximum dimension.

    Sunday's sunrise, about 20 minutes before the fog rolled in (you can see it lurking about 4 miles south in the lower right corner). This is a 12-frame panorama, 7 on the bottom and 5 on the top, taken with an 18 mm lens; and done really quickly since the light was changing as the sun rose. I'm facing almost directly south on the right, and directly north on the left.

  2. Excellent image. Did you process the top and bottom images separately and then merge them afterwards?
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  3. Restored/rebuilt historic mill. B&W film.
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    Rainbow on the NY moors
  5. Thanks, Ludmilla! Ordinarily for panoramas I'd shoot manual and do a bit of preliminary processing (pre-post-processing?) to make sure the sky tones were uniform across the series, then merge the panorama. In this case, though, the actual sky tones were anything but uniform to start with, so I shot aperture-priority and did the merge in Lightroom with no preliminary processing. Post in Photoshop then involved some power-line management (the merge had turned the nearest power lines into spaghetti, so they're no longer there), using liquify to fill in a small missing slice in the extreme top left corner, and doing some reconstruction in the lower left corner (which the merge had turned into an oddly shaped valley--I liquified the horizon back to horizontal there and cloned a bit to make it look less stretched vertically, and then decided to rely heavily on the darkness there to hide my efforts). Then in Lightroom I added some texture and clarity to bring out the cloud shapes a bit more and added a few gradients to bring the sky tones back toward the non-uniformity that my original use of aperture-priority had destroyed.
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  6. Impressive image, Leslie, especially given the time you put in to merge the separate panels. The highlighted area to the right of the middle utility pole looks like patterned cotton.
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  7. Gary, where did you shoot this photo?
  8. Gary, where did you shoot this photo?
  9. Hi Michael,
    This photo was taken at the historic Rock Mill Park in Fairfield County, Ohio, USA.
  10. Thanks, Michael. I have to transfer the kudos to Lightroom, though--it did all the heavy lifting for the merge; all I did was a bit of clean-up. I was actually very surprised at how well it handled the (somewhat mismatched) sequence of shots I gave it. There was nary a hiccup, though all other processing on my computer ground to a halt as it pondered the issue (it even turned off the radio station I was streaming).
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  11. Thanks. The image reminded of a flour mill on a bank of the Sautee River in North Georgia.
  12. Ponderosa Pine, Bryce Canyon

  13. Stone's geometry
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  14. Gadsden Purchase scene

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