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    Massif du Mont Blanc

    Hi...This is a shot I took on a trip to the Alps in the summer of 2010. Itīs a classic shot of the Massif du Mont Blanc from a little lake below the Aiguilles Rouges. It was a 4.00am start and 800m ascent to get there but I got lucky with the lack of wind for the reflections.
    Itīs three files stichted in microsoft ICE, edited with ACR and PS CS5.

    Thanks for looking.....

    Massif du Mont Blanc
    Massif du Mont blanc, French Alpes by marcodemalaga, on Flickr

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    Re: Massif du Mont Blanc

    Hi Mark,
    nice picture.

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    Nice shot Mark, and welcome from me too. I like the composition. It was worth the effort to get there. The water is so calm it is like a mirror.

    Cheers Dave

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    That is beautiful Mark! I love it in every way!

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    Re: Massif du Mont Blanc

    Post it in here and see how you get on

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    Re: Massif du Mont Blanc

    Hi Mark, the overall panorama is spectacular, but the crystal clear reflection in the lake doubles the enjoyment. Very nicely done.

    Can you share what you had to do in post processing other than the pano stitching to get it to look so realistic?

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    Re: Massif du Mont Blanc

    Simply spectacular, Mark.

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    Re: Massif du Mont Blanc

    I love the clarity of the reflection, love reflections. Good reward for your efforts.

    Cheers
    Nihia

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    Very well captured, Mark. I like the modest and, perhaps, minimal post processing. The result is wonderful.

    Great job!

    Cheers.

    ~ Pritam

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    Re: Massif du Mont Blanc

    Mark

    I would just add my note of compliments on a superb, classic image. An excellent piece of work. The composition, with its wonderful symmetry, is excellent.

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    Beautiful and timeless.

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    Re: Massif du Mont Blanc

    Thanks for all your kind comments.
    FrankMi....I didnīt have to do much work on this, I lightend the grassy banks of the lake that run through the middle with a curves adjustment and added contrast to the mountains at the back with a black and white adjustment layer set to soft light at 30%, then a hue saturation adjustment to get the sky the color I wanted it. I also smart sharpened all but the sky and water at 75/1.0px. Each layer with its hand painted mask.
    Itīs nice to have saved my PSD files so I can see just what I did.

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    Thanks Mark for explaining the steps you took!

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