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Wednesday Landscapes, 12 July 2017

Leslie Reid

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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.


Thanks for the input last week on the leveling issue—I think Glenn had the explanation: the reflections were on a slanted surface, so they shouldn’t have been vertical in the first place. It’s interesting how rarely one finds reflections in the wild that aren’t on horizontal surfaces; I guess that’s what made them appear wrong to my eye.


This weekend I travelled some 20 miles inland to remind myself of what sunshine looks like, and I landed in the Goldilocks zone of the California Coast Range: far enough inland to escape the coastal fog, but not far enough to enter the land of 100F temperatures. Air temperature here: perfect. Water temperature: perfect (swimming hole just downstream). Reflections: vertical. And no mosquitoes. The only processing on this one is a slight increase in contrast and a slight opening of shadows. I didn’t use a polarizer on this one, and I wish I’d made a second shot with a polarizer to compare. Good reason to go back, as though I needed another reason.



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Infrared Imagery - You don't really see much of it these days, however in a conversation with a friend, he was quoted as saying it was "gimmicky" . Humm, what is your opinion?





I used to shoot & develop b&w infra-red film. It always fascinated me with the soft dream-like qualities. You could never be entirely sure how your image would end up. I haven't had the desire to do digital infra-red but I wouldn't rule it out in the future. I think it makes for interesting images with unique aesthetics.

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