Classic western scene

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  1. ccd333

    ccd333 TPF Noob!

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    Between the horses and the rugged backdrop, I thought this snowy ranch was quite picturesque and fitting of the holiday season. Taken along the Blue River near Silverthorne, Colorado.

    Sony DSC-W1
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    Exposure Bias -1.00
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    Some minor post processing level adjustments


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    Ahh man! I was so hoping for an old west town with gunslingers galore. What a letdown! ;)

    Nice shot though. I recommend re-shooting closer to dawn or dusk. The warm light will remove the harsh lighting (amplified by bright snow).

    Also not sure if I care for the deep void shadow in the lower middle.
     
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    way too sharp and grainy for me.
     
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    Beautiful.
     
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    I love the sharpness here... although I agree about the grain - too much. Maybe... go there again and lower iso?
     
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    WOW! I really like it. I like the razor-sharp snap. You could probably improve it by running it through Photoshop CS to selectively lesson the grain in the sky and to improve the detail in the shadows, but still, I like it the way it is.
     
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    mentos, my camera won't go any lower than 100. I've always had good luck with noise with it, though. Not the problem. What you're seeing is some moisture (condensation) that got on my UV filter and stained it. My bad....I will be more careful.

    canon, I don't have PS. All I have are some proprietary clones that are not as fully featured. Someday. :)

    Thanks everyone for looking. Happy Holidays.
     
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    You captured that hard-to-catch spirit of the mountain peaks - Great :D

    The only thing disturbing me is that shadowy part in the middle. Otherwise great.
     
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    That fabulous, I don’t see any grain on flat screen it just looks like matte finished paper
     
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    wow i wish i had a view like that here in Houston... great shot.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like it. I like the crispness - seems to go well with the frost that this photo displays. Sunny but frosty winter days are my favourite...

    As to "classical western scene" - my prejudiced German thinking also suggested something else before I got to see the photo. But this could be a good "Marlboro LIGHT" ad pic.
     

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