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  1. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Taken along highway 395 on my way home from my Lone Pine, CA trip last week....

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    5D, 70-200mm f/4L, ISO 400, f/11, 1/500
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    There is not enough contrast between the sky and the mountain for my taste.

    I'd be dodgin' those hills.
     
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    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Mike, I like this but agree with Keith about the mountain-sky contrast. Maybe a bit of lightening up the sky would help it.
     
  4. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I personally like the darker sky, but I can see what you're talking about.
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    You mean that's not from an Ansel Adams glass plate negative from his Korona camera, that you bought at a garage sale in Fresno 10 years ago???
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I take it, this is a photo taken with the polarising filter turned to its FULL effect, then worked at in colour until it was really contrasty and brilliant, and THEN converted into a very contrasty black&white?

    I think there is enough contrast between mountains and sky, though the very dark sky makes one stop and think for a moment. But stop and think is never bad when it comes to viewing photos, is it? ;)
     
  7. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    No CP on this one. I processed it as a regular color image, then converted it into a BW. It's late and I don't have Photoshop opened, but I'll post the color version tomorrow.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Then how did you get the darkness of the sky and the brightness in the patches of snow, I wonder? How can you create such a distinct "polariser effect" in post? It genuinely interests me.
     
  9. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Here's the color version. I used two Curves, one for the background and one for the foreground and added a little Saturation. I used Channel Mixer in CS2 to convert it to black in white (170, -14, -60 and -2).

    Feel free to suggest/show another conversion. :)

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