Mojave Aster

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by abraxas, May 13, 2008.

  1. abraxas

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    From my trip to the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, California about two weeks ago.

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    invisible Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Great as usual! What kind of wide angle lens did you use?

    (BTW, where's your "Helens" signature?)
     
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    I can see where you masked the top part but other than that I like the comp as usual.
     
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    Thank you. Signatures change automatically. 10-20mm.

    Yeah, I did a fast edit for a friend to see on a desert forum. We're having an Aster war.

    I love composing, but shooting in broad daylight kind of wrecks it for me. Crappy weather, early morning or late afternoon. I'm more into it when everyone's eating or seeking shelter.
     
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    You should hang out with Ken Rockwell, cause everyone else would be eating, and you'd be the only two taking photos. Just playing! Obviously I like the guy, or I wouldn't have read his website to know that he feels almost the same way about lighting as you do.

    Once again, wow. Dare I say it, I probably find your photos the most intriguing. I don't want to say you're the best exclusively on this board (cause that's unfair to other people here), but you're definitely in a tie for first if anything.
     
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    Another gorgeous shot, abraxas!! That splash of colour in the foreground really adds a nice element of depth
     
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    lovely composition and nice job for the time of day.
     
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    Nice shot. The colour gives it punch, and the background gives the plant context.

    Regards, Tony
     
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    Beautiful result from your "Aster War"! The aster are really a fine contrast to the rocky terrain in the background.
     
  10. abraxas

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    There's more than a few of us that are choosey about lighting if we can be. We don't hang out together though because then everybody would be there. :)

    Thanks Anty. I'm afraid I'm reaching what appears to be an impasse. I know I'll work my way around it, but everything is looking the same to me. I should have taken more time with the editing, but after I got into it I thought of this shot:

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    At the time I thought the two shots were the same. I can see now they aren't, but I got turned as if they were. I should have waited and taken my time. Oh no, I was tired and wanted to go home!

    It's a fine shot, and when I get back from my trip next week I'll spend some quality time with it. Frustrating because I'm learning I need to choose my battle grounds more carefully--Also because this trip will be more of the same rushing about, scouting the area for a future, longer trip.

    Thanks Roger.

    Thank you Tony.

    Thanks Laurence.

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    After staying away from the shot a week or so, it's not as horrible and goofy as I initially percieved it. The image does deserve a bit better processing effort. Just feeling a bit out of sync.
     
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    Shot in the OP is awsome. Not just from a perspective and composition point of view, but also because you have shot into the sun, yet exposed perfectly so as to capture all the detail necessary. Cracking stuff :)
     
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    Thanks Woodsy.
     

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