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...taken way back in January 2006 on the Fuji S3 Pro, this is my best ever process of this shot, again CS3 does the trick.
This was the original image (link below) I posted, as you can see I have removed a couple of items, the red bucket and the bath tub.
The Sun creeps up the flank of Suilven and hits the frost on the path to Canisp.

http://www.ephotozine.com/u23846/gallery/262920

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Lens:24=85mm Nikkor f/3.5 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Assynt Ponies...
Username:Scottishlandscapes Scottishlandscapes
Uploaded:28 Jul 2008 - 6:03 AM
Tags:Assynt, Landscape / travel, Scotland, Sutherland
Votes:63

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
28 Jul 2008 - 6:26 AM

The far background mountain seems to glow and the ponies are of interest.

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photophantom
28 Jul 2008 - 6:42 AM

Wonderful image!!

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 7:10 AM

Lovely light and image Doug.
Tom.

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Mobieus
Mobieus  648 forum posts Wales
28 Jul 2008 - 7:31 AM

Love this shot, the chestnut pony has a lovely halo from the sunrise.

Great shot.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
28 Jul 2008 - 7:37 AM

Much better this version, good with the backlight on the horse and the details are well controlled here

Peter

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9472 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 8:45 AM

As well as your photographic skills which you have probably always had this image shows the improvement and advancement of your photoshop skills. A Good one Dougie.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 8:47 AM

Like the light and tones in this Dougie the light illuminating the pony is magic, great scene well captured and processed.
Regards Richard.

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Moon_Chaser
28 Jul 2008 - 8:49 AM

Another Xcellent work... Keeeeeeeeeep up the good work

Rgds/Sidd

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Phil_Restan
28 Jul 2008 - 8:55 AM

Well, I've been back to the previous upload a number of times and found it hard to make up my mind. The ponies and sky in the new version convinced me to go for the new one. You've done an excellent job in bringing the detail out in the fg and the sky has improved. Removing the bucket and bathtub have been done really well. Quite liked the bg including the mountains in the old one.

This shows it's always worth going back to old files when your methods of processing move on.

Regds
Phil

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david deveson
28 Jul 2008 - 9:03 AM

Sheer delight Doug and a good morning to you
David.

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challicew
challicew  6 South Africa1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 10:28 AM

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant!

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 10:37 AM

Phil

you may well be right about the sky it does look a bit dark and shows the work done.

:Grin

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MNPHOTO
MNPHOTO  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 11:14 AM

superb image

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 11:31 AM

They could almost be different photos, Dougie. I must learn to be more patient with software!
Regards
Bill

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt e2 Member 9739 forum postsIanFlindt vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 11:47 AM

A deliciously atmospheric shot, Dougie, that speaks volumes about the qualities of a cold early morning in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

Coincidentally I was watching one of my favourite DVDs yesterday morning - Mountains of Scotland - in which the magnificent Suilven features.

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Jou©o
Jou©o  1056 forum posts Finland
28 Jul 2008 - 4:36 PM

beautiful light in this, Dougie...

Jouko

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Sue_R
Sue_R e2 Member 8Sue_R vcard Scotland6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2008 - 6:26 PM

Agree with Phil on this one, except I like this one much better than first one Smile

Love the warm light you've achieved here.

Sue

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GrahamNobles
28 Jul 2008 - 8:34 PM

No doubt about it, a superb shot.

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Portknockie
28 Jul 2008 - 10:06 PM

I know this view so well Dougie....Beautiful shot superb work...

Don

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28 Jul 2008 - 10:18 PM

Great comp. Doug, superbly lit

Malcolm

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MediumSizeUnavailable

beautiful photo. lovely glow.

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2008 - 7:45 AM

Great shot; beautiful colours and atmosphere and I love the combination of the frost and the backlighting on the ponies
Tim

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2008 - 5:45 PM

Happy wee creatures!
Johanna

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2008 - 4:14 AM

really like it, off to check out the original .... wow what an improvement Smile

Last Modified By cassiecat at 30 Jul 2008 - 4:17 AM

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Caledonia
Caledonia  8 Scotland
30 Jul 2008 - 2:08 PM

Love the glow and the sun-tinted clouds. Good dof and I like the way the ponies are lit from behind.
Marie

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Camairish
Camairish  81276 forum posts Scotland
2 Aug 2008 - 7:52 PM

Magical backlighting of the ponies - like someting from Narnia - looks cold,

Ian.

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