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    Beaver Dam

    We have had snow for the past couple of days. This morning was the first time that the mountains decided to show parts of themselves. Having clouds in the valley with some or all of the peaks sneaking out above is fairly common. Had hoped for different lighting but enjoyed taking this photo and a couple of others that I will post separately. Click on photo to enlarge. chuck

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    Re: Beaver Dam

    Chuck, a very nice image. Having said that I was somewhat let down in a way when I first opened it. I read "Beaver Dam" which is there but does not stand out to me. I figured it was going to be a more close up shot of a dam. Now as I stepped back a second and looked at the image (which is glorious I might add} I saw "hidden peaks"
    This is not to say you have wrongly named your image...... it is just how it struck me.

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    Re: Beaver Dam

    Darn - how about this dam? I can see where I was misleading.

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    Re: Beaver Dam

    Yes Chuck, this is what I had in mind having read the first title. While this certainly fits and is a nice image...the other is my favorite.
    For those viewing either of these images....use the lightbox...they are quite a treat.

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    Re: Beaver Dam

    I too prefer the first one. Wyoming is definately on my bucket list. My PP skills are minimal but was wondering if there would be anyway to bring out the reflection of the peak?

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    Re: Beaver Dam

    Helen, here is the challenge. Perhaps some of the folks who are really good at PP can show us what is possible. I would enjoy that. - chuck

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    Re: Beaver Dam

    All I can say is ," dam good darn" !!!

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    Re: Beaver Dam

    Well Chuck, I can't say I am a PP wizard.....and it would sound a little funny if someone heard me say it. I am new to LR and need the practice....so...

    What I did....With a gradient tool I changed the white balance slightly in the sky only to combat some of the blue, I also desaturated it slightly and dropped the exposure by .12.
    I then switched to the adjustment brush for the water and reflection.....I added a little clearity, brought in a little more shadow and slightly dropped the exposure. I brought up the whites slightly to compensate for dull snow from the other adjustments.

    May not be what you are after but it was good practice. Thank you.

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    Re: Beaver Dam

    Paul (the wizard), this is very helpful. I intend to play with this image some more and see what I can do. The light conditions were very difficult. This will help me learn to cope with these kinds of conditions. - Cheers, chuck

    PS - you made me smile.

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