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  1. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    .... well this place was like summin out of Lord of the Rings!.... really hard to get a good composition because of how busy the scenery was.... and just getting down to the river bank was hard enough!.... anyhow, all shot with a x4 ND and Polarizer..... some were definatley more successful than others!.....

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    Thanks for looking ;)
     
  2. newrmdmike

    newrmdmike TPF Noob!

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    i like these i think.

    what was the post? it looks kind of like maybe you took a high contrast bw image and used some sort of blending option on it to get this. do you mind sharing?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great series...I like #3 best...followed by #6.

    I'm also curious to know what kind of processing was involved here.
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    thanks guys,

    The processing was actually the result of having a colour cast in the shadow areas.... i recently had a discussion with another member here about it who had the same issue. The dark areas had a red cast to them.... probably due to either using an ND with a polarizer for the long exposure... or just that the ND filter is a bit 'crappy' (i have to get some good ones).... but i dont remember ever having a problem with film.... so not sure if its a digital thing?

    Anyway... i had to adjust the colour balence and overall saturation... aswell as slightly desaturate the red channel in masked areas.

    As newrmdmike suggested it does look similar to a technique i'v used before of using a b+w background layer with a colour top layer set to the 'overlay' blending option.... but i think it just appears like that because of the desaturation and colour editing. ;)
     
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    Oooo, nice series! You're right, they smack of LotR. #3 is my fave, because of the gnarly trees on the right side of the bank and the shades of green of the moss on the stones. 1 and 6 are standouts for me, too.
     
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    Awesome Archie!! I wanna go there!! : )
     
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    WOW! brilliant! #3 & #6 here :thumbsup:
     
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    very nice series indeed. Topjob mate. I really like #4 :thumbup: :)
     
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    looks like a tough spot to photo, you did an amazing job, imo, but i wouldn't expect any less. #3 is amazing - my fav... but i thoroughly enjoyed the whole series. :thumbup:
     
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    yup very LOTR and yup #3 is the money shot.
     
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    Well, I was wondering if I would ever be able to chose a favourite out of this lovely series, and was thinking that 3 pretty much nails it all ... but I like the others almost as much ... but in the end 3 seems to have EVERYTHING, while the others have perfect PARTS of everything. So yes. Three is the winner of the series.
     
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    4 and 5 for me
    good stuff
     

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