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  1. #1541
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    Quote Originally Posted by raven15 View Post
    I know how that goes, I was looking through my shots from death valley, and I have no way of telling now if the horizon is crooked, or there is an alluvial fan sloping one way and mountains the other, or what. It was a challenging place for levelness, the elevation can change by a few thousand in the background to the right and hundred feet in the midground to the left, and who knows what's right. My rule is water follows gravity, and hence is always level, but it is true yours don't have enough water to really be sure.
    There's a small level on my tripod, but I normally forget to look at it. There's also a hot shoe level I've seen. Maybe if I get one of those I won't be able to avoid looking at it.

    Quote Originally Posted by raven15 View Post
    Mono lake is ok, it would be pretty boring except for the tufa, unless you caught some weather over the mountains. As always at high altitudes, you really have to get there at sunset or sunrise or lighting will be way too harsh. Even then there is no guarantee, I have taken pictures at Hawthorne (right next door in Nevada) where the light went from harsh to WAY too red, as you noticed but times five probably. I never got a good shot despite a perfect cliff. The eastern Sierra are very difficult, some sort of weather or snow or moisture is a necessity, but almost never happen.
    I'm a sunrise/sunset guy anyway. I'll check it out if I'm out that way.

    Quote Originally Posted by raven15 View Post
    I am currently in Reno, where I was for seven years during college (three degrees... not seven for one!). I just finished and decided a real job would be boring, so I'm teaching English in China next. So, Reno is temporary.
    Awesome. That should be cool.
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  2. #1542
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    Raven 15 - this is a terrific shot - how long ago was it??

    Lovely composition - did you use a polariser?
    Last edited by Geoff Chandler; 01-14-2009 at 02:57 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LBGChris View Post
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    Cool shot - perfect timing for the sky colour nice job!
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    I agree with Geoff. Nice shot Chris!
    Geoff, very nice landscape. Where did you take that shot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prospero View Post
    I agree with Geoff. Nice shot Chris!
    Geoff, very nice landscape. Where did you take that shot?
    I was commenting on Raven 15's photo, but it was on the previous page
    and would not copy in when I did the 'quote' thingy
    - so I re posted Raven15's image so my comments went withthe photo

    Not my piccy I am sorry to say!
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    Thanks Geoff, it was my favorite from my Mono Lake shoot when I reviewed my pictures. It was last Friday at the end of my extended "Christmas" vacation. Yup, that dark sky was definitely created by a polarizer. I had been wondering how all those great landscape photographers were getting such black skies, but shoot on a clear dry morning at 6,000 ft with a CPL and you find out! I did increase the contrast a little to accentuate it though.

    I feel the original looks much better, changing to the "internet colorspace" or whatever really hurt the color of the sky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven15 View Post
    Thanks Geoff, it was my favorite from my Mono Lake shoot when I reviewed my pictures. It was last Friday at the end of my extended "Christmas" vacation. Yup, that dark sky was definitely created by a polarizer. I had been wondering how all those great landscape photographers were getting such black skies, but shoot on a clear dry morning at 6,000 ft with a CPL and you find out! I did increase the contrast a little to accentuate it though.

    I feel the original looks much better, changing to the "internet colorspace" or whatever really hurt the color of the sky.
    If you convert the picture to the internet colorspace (sRGB) in the right way, you shouldn't notice any difference.
    In photoshop you should convert to sRGB profile with edit >> convert to profile and then pick sRGB, you should get a picture that looks exactly the same.
    However if you try this with edit >> assign profile, you will loose quite a bit of saturation.

    Did your original picture look somewhat like this? I did this by assigning the Adobe RGB profile (which I guess you used for the original) and then converting to sRGB the right way.

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    Sunset shot from last night at Gerroa on the NSW south coast..

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    Beautiful shot. I love how you can see the rays of the sun.
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