Champagne Pool

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  1. RobNZ

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    Went to a local volcanic area today and grabbed a few shots. Been postprocessing them all night, not sure how I feel about them yet, PP blindness has set in.

    1: The Lakeside, not sure if I like my composotion here, too far away from anything of interest I think. Horizon is off a little, I straightened for the poles on the boardwalk, doh.

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    2: Not something I would see everyday, change of pace for me with no bold colour. Was shooting side on to relflective morning sun.

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    3. Tried this one as an HDR, 3 shots, 1 under 2 stops and 1 over 2 stops, didnt work out so I used the correctly exposed version and tweaked it, area was in full overcast shade but had bright blue skies behind, I quite liked how the sulphur shows its presence on the rocks and the water kinda bluey grey in colour.

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    4. First of 3 very similar shots up next, first 2 are stock standard, 3rd is an attempt at HDR. This is the Champagne pool, cool colours and difficult too shoot because of the steam, location I wanted to shoot from was impossible because of the wind direction, so this side had to work.

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    4.3 The HDR attempt. +2, 0, -2

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    C&C welcome.
     
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    #3. water has nice surrealistic feel to it. great colors. good angle. this is a good shot
    #4.2 i like the tighter crop than the OI. also has a better range of colors than 4.1 and 4.2 (HDR). HDR version is a bit heavy on the blues.
     
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    Fixed my numbering screwup there, 4.3 is now the HDR.
     
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    Good shots, I like #3 and 4.2 as well :)
     
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    #3 and #4 are my favorites. the HDR turned out well. I still need to try this technique.
     
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    This photo of the sea plane pilot rowing out to his aircraft...the position of the oarsman's head overlapping that smooth band of water...this photo is simply amazing. I love it!!!!!!
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
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    I agree with Derrel. The sea plane shot is fantastic! To be honest, there isn't a shot that I don't like. The sea plane is my favorite though. The angle of the shot is perfect! The composition of the water/head as Derrel pointed out is awesome. Very well done!! Thanks for sharing!!
     
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    love them all!!
     
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    agree with Derrel 2 is just AMAZING.
     
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    One more.

    5. Was quite a dynamic weather day yesterday, and the first really cold day we have had this winter, saw this rainbow and tried to compose it as best I could at the time, I like the contrasts between the grey stormy skies, the rainbow, the colours of the Champagne Pool and the harsh rough contrast to the foreground rock/mineral buildup.

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    Thanks for all the comments, the seaplane shot is a bit of a surprise response, but I dont disagree though as I like it as well, I had about 6 to choose from and chose that one in particular for the reasons stated above.
     
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    beautiful shots!
     

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