Wednesday Landscapes, 25 October 2017

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Oct 25, 2017.

  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.

    Because of how it came about, this one was a lot more complicated than it should have been. The day started with a drippy fog, and I was out photographing small mushrooms, with no intention of changing lenses in the drippiness. As a result, the only lens I had along was a 60 mm macro on a crop-sensor camera. When I finally poked my nose out of the woods, this is what I found. So what should have been one or two frames with an 18mm lens became a 6-image panorama with the macro. Unfortunately, a wave can move a long way in the time it takes to complete 6 frames. In addition, I’d changed position slightly to try to get the big plume of pampas grass that was blocking the lower left corner to show up in different places on different frames so I’d have some usable images of what was behind it. The end result was that I had to do a fair bit of layer editing within the Photoshop panorama to exclude or bring back parts of individual images, and each of those edited layers required an adjustment layer to modify the exposure. Once the panorama was finally constructed, I brought it back into Lightroom and did some basic adjustments, added a gradient to give some clarity to the foreground, and here it is.

  2. Taken from my favorite sunset spot in Canyonlands National Park. Sadly, the light and colors did not develop as hoped, so I played a bit with a b&w presentation. Not what I had hoped for, but it will do for this week. More in the offing from last week's brief vacation...
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  3. This was taken along the 4-mile trail in Yosemite, which goes from Yosemite Valley up to Glacier Point. Surrounded by dramatic peaks and wide open sky, it was the hanging dead branch of the tree that got me to stop for this one.

  4. From a walk yesterday, down a local stream.

  5. Shot during a fortuitous second visit to Peggy's Cover, Nova Scotia. The coastline has huge rock formations, some smooth and some craggy. In this instance, I like how two people walked out on one such formation, having seen a warning about not walking on slippery black rocks. fullsizeoutput_28f2copy.jpg
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    On the Rimrock - North Canyon. Wind gusts 60ish, my truck far below. Ricoh GXR A16 Module -- just small enough to climb with!
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  7. sun pillar s.jpg A colorful sunrise with a vertical sun pillar, which is formed by sunlight reflections off flat, horizontally oriented, ice crystals as they fall through the air.

    Gordon- did you bring along along a tripod on your walk for what looks to be a long exposure photo? This is something that I should, but don't often, do.
  8. One from 1972, one of the first shots I did with 4x5. This is the Redrock area of Los Padres range outside of Santa Barbara. Shot with a 10 inch Caltar (254mm). crop0424.jpg
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  9. This is from a trip to Ireland. I'm pretty sure it was taken from the bus!

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  10. " Gordon- did you bring along along a tripod on your walk for what looks to be a long exposure photo? This is something that I should, but don't often, do."

    Glenn, Yes I used a tripod and an ND filter to slow the shutter.
  11. IMG_4240.PNG From an excursion in Death Valley and Lone Pine.
  12. Image created on a hike that got longer than initially planed - instead of the loop Lake Louise - Lake Agnes it was extended to include a scramble up to the Beehive followed by the Highline Connector back to the parking lot at Lake Louise. By my recollection, more than double the distance initially planned.

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  13. Kronoberg
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