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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Love it!!

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Lovely... so simple, yet evocative!

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    Thanks!

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Well done - can't keep my eyes off it...

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Hi Chriss,

    Have you tried viewing it here in the Lytebox and scrolling it off the top of the browser window to effectively crop it across the top of the cloud?

    This puts the lake/river horizon nearer a third and loses the 'white out' portion of sky - I think it makes it an even more beautiful picture - what do you think?

    Cheers,

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Thanks for the suggestion Dave and it does make it look better!
    20111105-20111105-img_0553.jpg

    by the way, I want to share with you guys the original image before it was processed. (see below)
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    This image was a snap with few seconds to capture it and of course one of the photographer's head was in the frame LOL
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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Absolutely beautiful image Chris!

    The crop was a nice improvement to the image.

    Mike

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovean View Post
    by the way, I want to share with you guys the original image before it was processed.
    Hi Chriss, enquiring minds (well, OK, perhaps it is only my mind) would like to know the basic steps you used to take the image from SOOC to the rendition we see here.

    For me, what you have done here is one of the reasons that I feel post processing is neccessary to bring out the best in an image.

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Ditto to the preceding message. I'm just as curious and eager to learn as Frank.
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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Abrakadabra RAW! LOL

    There's not secret to it and everything was done using Lightroom 3.

    Here's the recipe:
    Drop down the exposure(not too much because this creates noise), bump up my Vibrance till it shows colors, then added a gradient filter with some purple tone that kinda match the sky for that time of the day. Crop and added some noise reduction to it.

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovean View Post
    Abrakadabra RAW! LOL

    There's not secret to it and everything was done using Lightroom 3.

    Here's the recipe:
    Drop down the exposure(not too much because this creates noise), bump up my Vibrance till it shows colors, then added a gradient filter with some purple tone that kinda match the sky for that time of the day. Crop and added some noise reduction to it.
    Thanks for the tips Chriss. I'm betting that more than a few of us will be experimenting with 'the Chriss technique' on our images taken in these conditions rather than tossing the image as I might have done before I saw this post.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Frank,

    I actually got few of the images similar to this and that are properly exposed. But the problem is the Geese's head is turned in an odd way not like the image above. Also this past Monday Jim Zuckerman was our speaker for our local photography group and I might apply his technique on using 2 images.
    Get the property expose image and then replace the geese like this on I have above.

    I'll post it here once I get to it later.

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    I like this one too! Love the background.

    Chuck

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    How did I miss this? Beautiful, Chriss.

    I saw a shot very similar to this when I was on my way north last weekend to visit my dad. Glad I wasn't able to stop - my effort would not have matched this.

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    Re: Sail on to Serenity

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    How did I miss this? Beautiful, Chriss.

    I saw a shot very similar to this when I was on my way north last weekend to visit my dad. Glad I wasn't able to stop - my effort would not have matched this.
    Thanks!

    If you have stopped, you would have also a beautiful black and white version of it too which is a different league from mine

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