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    First Snow of 2012

    Back in Jan. we had our first snow of the season over a night and morning, and
    then it began to clear just enough to get some Sun breaks. Overall I shot over
    375 frames in that one day, and this is the first of the images to be processed.

    First Snow of 2012

    6 Frames blended in LR/Enfuse, and then processed in LR 3.6 and PSE 10.
    ISO 200, f/16, 18mm and exposures from 20s to 1/320s. For the best view
    hit f11 and then open in the lightbox.

    This is also my first effort at "framing" an image using PSE 10, and I'm not the
    most "color coordinated" person, so be gentle if I picked the wrong colors..lol

    C&C always appreciated.

    Mike
    Last edited by Dizzy; 12th March 2012 at 07:56 PM.

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    Re: First Snow of 2012

    Simply stunning, Mike. Now that would make for a very frustrating, but rewarding 1,000 piece puzzle! Well done!

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    Re: First Snow of 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    Simply stunning, Mike.
    I think Frank's summed it up.

    What a sky. The land is not too bad either. My compliments, Mike.

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    I love this image! and your framing is superb. I think your colours are spot on!

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    Excellent Mike! Love the colours and the textures! Well done!

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    Mike, not sure how I missed this one but I agree, simply stunning! Not a thing I would change. Well done.

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    Stunning. Words fail me.

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    You've even made clear cut logging look great. Nice one Mike. Waiting for the other 374.

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    Wow! I love it.

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    Mike, that is just simply awe-inspiring.

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    Let me try to use another word that hasnt been used 100 times already for this picture… Awesome!

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    Re: First Snow of 2012

    Beautiful shot. The clarify is amazing! And not a bad job picking a frame color, either.

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    Beautiful, can't wait to see more. Colour choice for the frame looks great to me, not sure about the widths though, I think I'd try less white with an even wider outer green border. Not really sure though, I never know until I acutally try it.

    Wendy

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    Re: First Snow of 2012

    Thank you ALL for the wonderful compliments....(I'm not used to it..lol) First Snow of 2012

    To be honest, I read this thread yesterday and was a bit overwhelmed at the
    responses, and was somewhat speechless..didn't know what to say... First Snow of 2012 First Snow of 2012 First Snow of 2012.

    Several of my clients/friends would like to order prints of the pic, but this
    is new ground for me as I've only printed one of my images previously. Now, I've
    been asked to release this as a Limited Edition of 250 (suggested by one client who's
    been a collector for many years) and I already have requests for 5 of them.

    Couple questions:

    Any thoughts on how this might look if printed on canvas?

    The pic was cropped to an 8x10, and I would like to have these printed at
    16"x20". The current file size is 4288 x 2848: Is this enough data for a quality
    print at a 16"x20" size?

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    Re: First Snow of 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
    The pic was cropped to an 8x10, and I would like to have these printed at
    16"x20". The current file size is 4288 x 2848: Is this enough data for a quality
    print at a 16"x20" size?
    It is inexpensive enough to get a copy made at Wally-World (Wal-Mart) in that size so that you can judge for yourself but it likely is. Most people would not be viewing it up close but likely as a wall print.
    Last edited by FrankMi; 14th March 2012 at 10:11 PM.

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    Re: First Snow of 2012

    Mike, I am sure it will look fantastic printed on whatever you like. Canvas would be nice as the canvas has a little texture this is about the only type of shot I really like on canvas. Personal thing I think. I have almost always went for straight paper type print, but since my start with Smugmug I tried something new for me....printing on aluminum. I must say it is now one of my favorite ways to print. The quality and clearity you get is absolutely fantastic. As for your size, I have printed smaller files at 16x20 with great results.

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    Mike, I'm a little late to the praise party, having only joined CiC in the last few days and still perusing what's here. But you really hit the mark with this image. So here's another pat on the back--well done sir.

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    Re: First Snow of 2012

    Good work

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    Re: First Snow of 2012

    I missed this too, great work Mike, well done, all praise well earned.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
    The pic was cropped to an 8x10, and I would like to have these printed at
    16"x20". The current file size is 4288 x 2848: Is this enough data for a quality
    print at a 16"x20" size?
    I'm no expert Mike, but the pixel dimensions you quote (4288 x 2848) sound like the sensor's shooting format (3:2 ratio), not the cropped(?) and downsized aspect ratio we have here of 1197 x 896 (4:3 ratio), neither of which are 10" x 8" (5:4 ratio) you think you have. Admittedly, I have included the borders in my figures, but that looks about equal (by eye) so won't affect the aspect ratio much. Having said that; I just measured the image and divided that and it is pretty much 3:2 - is it uncropped Mike?

    So, before downsizing, what was the longest side's pixel size?
    Just divide that number by say 20 (inches) and it'll give you a ppi figure - the answer should be more than say, 150 for canvas printing (or maybe 180-200 for glossy paper). In other words, you want the longest pixel side size to be about 3000 to 4000 pixels, which I expect it is, so you should be fine.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 27th March 2012 at 10:11 PM.

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