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  1. #1
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    Lake in the woods

    A few years ago we met some friends out by this lake. I always wanted to take a shot of it so I took a ride today. Here are three shots for now.

    Thanks Frank





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    When shooting across water, gotta watch those horizons. They need to be level or it looks ... well, it looks like they aren't.
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    It's an easy fix though! :thumb:
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    Thumbs up Levelin' with ya!

    Well ... I toyed around with the images ... just on the off chance I could push them a bit. Please feel free to offer any critique. I am soooo still learning ...

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    Now, on the lower image ... there's something about that lower left-hand corner. The first panel seems oddly askew. Frank, was this a patch?

    I finally just cropped it off ... I didn't think it would hurt the image, that way. Unfortunately, you've got four repetative panels ... with a little rock in exactly the same place in each. Frank, that's unnatural! You have to factor some randomness into cloning.

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    I hope this helps ...
    Last edited by DonSchap; 09-19-2008 at 12:22 PM.
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    Frank I would be happy to get most of my shots as level as your lake ones, man I have a rough time doing it. You going to head back up when the color change is going on looks like a cool place to shoot the leaves of fire!
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    Don you have to start looking at my shots with one eye. I cannot fool you. You find everything. I cut out two benches I will post the original. Sean I will go back when the leaves change.

    Frank

    Here is the original



    I also used a blue Grad filter in the first one.
    I also made a HDR but it was saved as a TIFF file and I don't know how to post it.
    Thanks again
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    Last edited by sparkie1263; 09-19-2008 at 12:06 PM.
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    I thought there was somepeculiar about that, because when I white balanced it ... the sky stayed blue and the water shifted cyan. LOL. So weird ... I actually thought I was doing something wrong.

    Geez Frank!
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    You had to know it was me. You just couldn't figure out what I did. LOL You should know me by now I will try anything right or wrong as long as it looks good. How would you have darkened the sky? How do I convert a Tiff to a JPEG to post it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    How would you have darkened the sky? How do I convert a Tiff to a JPEG to post it?
    A colored filter on color really mucks things up, Frank. You can do that kind of change with Photoshop. If you want to truly adjust the sky (background) without changing its color, you use an ND filter. In this case, as Grad ND.

    ND (Neutral density) filters (<- click link to begin) usually come in degrees of darkening ... +2, +4, & +8

    My recommendation, since this is your choice of phototypes, is to review the different flavors of NDs and buy a few. They definitely will control the degree you camera has to compensate for contrast, especially in the bright direct sunlight.

    Color grads rarely reduce the brightness of the sky, unless they are nearly opaque. Use an ND and I think you will like the results.
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    Sean
    After working on a HDR I noticed that most of the trees are pine trees. I don't know how much color there will be when they start to change. I will go and try anyway.
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