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The Shepherd - Repost

By Goggz
Well, thanks for your comments on the previous version of this image everyone!

It has been quite a struggle to get anything like a normal picture, but I think I've almost succeeded this time. This is an HDR of four exposures of the same image @ 2EV separations. Then I've done a shed load of messing around in CS3, none of which I can remember!

I did find out that the weird edge on the right of the mountain was due to chromatic aberration so that has been removed in Lightroom. Everything else was either done in Photomatix or CS3. There was a definite red shift in the histogram so I hope I've corrected that enough too.

Phew! Glad that's sorted. What do you think of this one then??

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deja008 14 4
16 Nov 2008 2:36PM
I like this one better.
Great shot. I really like it.
comma 14 108 6 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2008 2:37PM
Its amazing how many excellent variations of this scene were taken during this epz meet. I think the HDR works really well. great work
jeanie Plus
18 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2008 2:39PM
Much better than the first one. More drama in the sky.

sut68 19 2.0k 77 England
16 Nov 2008 2:45PM
Shortlisted this one mate, cracking bith of PP work ... like it, deserves to fly!!!
MrsS 16 4.5k 18 England
16 Nov 2008 2:56PM

Quote:Then I've done a shed load of messing around in CS3, none of which I can remember!

PMSL - - that's my workflow, too! Wink

Agree with the Boss, bit tasty this one, Pete Smile

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Brenty 15 12 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2008 2:58PM
They don't come better.
Techno Plus
14 6.8k 8 England
16 Nov 2008 3:09PM
Great image would love to see the original.
richardwheel 17 217 2 England
16 Nov 2008 3:10PM
it's rubbish Wink (my turn he he)

nah, only joking, it's spot on fella great comp and control of the water flow - very natural looking too
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
16 Nov 2008 3:16PM
malleader 19 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2008 3:29PM
A lovely dramatic image captured. Well done.
jdenman 14 19 5 Spain
16 Nov 2008 3:51PM
This is a beauty, very nice.
TelStar 17 116 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2008 3:53PM
Fabulous image, Pete; a world apart from Southern Spain, Sierra Subbetica, where we are at the moment.

16 Nov 2008 4:45PM
Very beautiful...I like the colors here...congrats...
LesF 16 182 9
16 Nov 2008 6:44PM
So can you just explain again Pete how you processed this LOL. A belter of a shot.

rowarrior 14 4.4k 9 Scotland
16 Nov 2008 7:05PM
A lot better than my fiddling in CS3 today lol Well done!
MikeH 17 218 4 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2008 7:13PM
Stunningly cold and beautiful,
Wooly 17 112 4 England
16 Nov 2008 7:22PM
Great job Pete.

conrad 18 10.9k 116
16 Nov 2008 8:16PM
Looks unexpectedly evenly exposed, but I suppose that's due to using hdr. But it is indeed better than the previous one. Composition works fine for me. And it looks like your shutter speed was somewhere between the one Stephen used, and mine - and it's always good to be different! Wink
Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
16 Nov 2008 9:28PM

Quote:control of the water flow
That's down to my age Rich Wink

Quote:Fabulous image, Pete; a world apart from Southern Spain, Sierra Subbetica, where we are at the moment. Tel*
Rub it in why don't you Terry!! Hope you're having a great time there Smile

Conrad - you are too perceptive! It's true and it is down to the HDR. I keep wondering how I can get over that. I guess it would require some blending of the HDR and the original to make it more lifelike. More work, but I'm off taking pictures of watches at the mo, so it'll have to wait...

Thanks VERY MUCH Katy for your award! Does that mean you've forgiven me??? Wink

And a big thank you to everyone else whose commented Smile
Nigel_95 Plus
16 262 2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2008 9:40PM
I like the drama in this Pete.

fauxtography 17 6.6k 36
16 Nov 2008 10:24PM

Quote:I guess it would require some blending of the HDR and the original to make it more lifelike.

I find bringing some contrast back into it helps.
pmorgan 16 217 13 England
17 Nov 2008 11:47AM
This is amazing Pete - the shutter speed is exceptional!!!!!

Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
17 Nov 2008 12:21PM
Thanks Mark, I'm still not totally happy with it, perhaps a contrast boost would help.

Ta Nigel!

Paul, it was 1/20 sec. Cheers!
webjam 18 292 11 Netherlands
17 Nov 2008 10:28PM
Ah, this is gorgeous! The colour of the heather and so on is wonderful. I think you do not need more contrast - IMHO there is more than enough.
Glad you have worked the pink out. A bit of pink was really in the sky that weekend, and I have noticed that if I increase the contrast in the sky in Capture One LE, it turns a bit towards purple.... Smile

You should be happy with this one, Goggz!

Goggz 15 2.3k 72 Wales
18 Nov 2008 12:59AM
So Jacqueline, I should have left a bit of pink in the sky... Wink

User_Removed 16 19 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2008 9:12PM
lovely capture Goggz and thanks for your kind words on my photos

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