Spring Scapes On The Ridge

Discussion in 'Landscape & Cityscape' started by NJMAN, May 18, 2008.

  1. NJMAN

    NJMAN TPF Noob!

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    I haven't posted any landscapes in a while, due to a few reasons. For one thing, I've been waiting for the weather to cooperate, since we've had nothing but rain on and off for weeks. Also, I just don't have much time to run off by myself and shoot landscapes much between work and family. But even though I was on a strict time limit today before I was supposed to be somewhere else (I had 30 minutes tops), I managed to go off to a favorite spot and get some captures. The sky and folliage were so rich in color today, I just couldn't resist. C&C always welcome. Thanks for looking. I appreciate it. :)

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    Thanks for looking. :)

    NJ
     
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    Beautiful shots. We had clouds just like those in the Twin Cities today, and I was seeing shot after shot after shot while we were driving. Unfortunately I didn't have the camera or time!
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Our spring green (the kind as is being portrayed here, by most favourite green of all!) has now been replaced by the deeper, fuller, darker summer green, as the leaves have grown to their full size already. Therefore I just LOVE to see it again in your photos here! And the sky was MAGNIFICENT! Feels like a real pity you would not go for an extended walk in those hills! I would have loved to do that if I had been in your spot.
     
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    NJMAN TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Marcus!

    That's probably because I shot these only 2 hours southeast of the twin cities.

    Don't you hate it when that happens? That's how I feel 95% of the time. :(
     
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    NJMAN TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Corinna. During the last month, the leaves just seemed to pop in really fast. So, I wanted to catch some scenes before they grew in full and dark. Thank you for the nice comments! :)
     
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    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    damb nice shots- that's depth!

    Now I gottago learn stuff.

    How you do that?--Any tips for us heathens?
     
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    I love the colors in the first 2. The clouds really make the shots. They make the landscape seem so vast, but the path and dandelions make it a little more personal.

    Not as fond of the black and white image though.
     
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    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    very nice, good job with the captures :thumbup:
     
  9. NJMAN

    NJMAN TPF Noob!

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    Are you kidding? One of the all time greatest landscape photographers on TPF is asking me for tips? ;)

    Well, I can give you 3 things that helped with these shots in particular:
    1. AEB 3 images with aperature f/8.0 (in camera)
    2. Lots of selective dodging (in post)
    3. Soft light blend at 50% opacity

    :)

    Hey, thanks for your comments. :)
     
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    NJMAN TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Arch!
     
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    What a great opportunity! I'm glad you had the time to take them and awesome for you to take the time to share them with us! They're just beautiful.
     
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    :clap:

    I look forward to your landscape posts very much - you live in such a beautiful part of the world, and you are so skilled at composing and capturing that beauty. I too love the bright greens of spring buds. And the layered clouds here add so much to the shot.

    Thanks for sharing these.
     

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