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And Finally!!!

By Dennis_Bromage
A massive thanks to everybody who commented on the previous version of this image. I was blown away by the amount of comments people made and it was invaluable to have so many people (including some very talented photographers) offer their opinions. It really allowed me to go back and re-evaluate the image with fresh eyes.

This is a totally new image made from the reprocessed RAW files. It's still a blend of 3 exposures but no HDR and is I feel much more faithful to how the scene looked. It's still quite dark but it was about 20 mins after sunset so it was quite dark & I wanted to keep that feel. The mountains are also covered in temperate rainforest which is a very dark green when its wet (and it was very wet!). The lighter mountains in the distance and the stripe on the right are bare wet rock which is reflecting more light. The stripe on the right is the result of a tree avalanche!

If you read this far thanks for sticking with me!


Many Thanks

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: JouŠo, LeeFisher, RAUL and 65 more

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JouŠo 14 56 Finland
9 Jun 2009 4:40PM
Yes, THE LARGE VERSION is worth a visit!!!


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LeeFisher 8 59 8 England
9 Jun 2009 4:41PM
fantastic image, with amazing light.
janet 15 27 England
9 Jun 2009 4:44PM
OH WOW! Well worth viewing large. Superb image! Very dramatic and moody.

9 Jun 2009 4:49PM
WOW, amazing sky and composition.
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
9 Jun 2009 4:52PM
Yes large is so much better, loads of detail and good comp.

newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 4:52PM
Large is the way to go Smilestunning image.
twainey 9 4 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 4:59PM
Has to be seen LARGE to appreciate the detail and quality .........Trev
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
9 Jun 2009 5:19PM
Perfect, Den.

'nuff said!

BlueRoom Plus
12 73 20 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 5:56PM
HDR is ruining so many images these days and in so many cases this sort of layered technique is the perfect solution. This is a splendidly atmospheric dark picture with an enormously pleasing and controled level of detail.

cheesey 12 2 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 5:57PM
Cracking comp, mood and reflections.
bfgstew 11 668 105 England
9 Jun 2009 6:13PM
Only thing to do is shortlist this one! Magical.
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 6:15PM
WOW thanks for the award Bill. Very much appreciated

Baz72 9 30 Scotland
9 Jun 2009 6:16PM
Amazing pic, love the detail and the sky !
Cormy 10 3 England
9 Jun 2009 6:18PM
A real stunner Dennis.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
9 Jun 2009 6:24PM
Done Milford Sound proud Dennis. Superb image. Ron.
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
9 Jun 2009 6:28PM
Credit where it's due, Den Smile
And well deserved, too!

I'll bet a print looks stunning!

9 Jun 2009 7:18PM
Glad to make 30 great shot.

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
9 Jun 2009 7:25PM
Super details and a cracking image..
Steve-T 11 56 66 England
9 Jun 2009 7:32PM
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 7:38PM
An absolutely stunning image.
colin63 9 6 England
9 Jun 2009 7:41PM
Absolute quality

shandoor 9 1 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 7:46PM
Absolutely superb wonderful calmness too this image great lighting super composition
James_G 11 166 5
9 Jun 2009 7:50PM
Agree with all the above - wish I'd taken this!
9 Jun 2009 7:59PM
Super image.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 9:11PM
Large is stunning revealing every bit of detail. Quality landscape image Dennis.
alansdottir 9 60 7 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2009 9:52PM
Has to be viewed large to fully appreciate the detail and the mood - which is much lighter, more refreshing than you might think. It is the peace of the place, I think. Carol
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
10 Jun 2009 2:48AM
Awesome image....Sandy
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
10 Jun 2009 11:39AM
garymcparland 11 341 3 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 11:53AM
Think you nailed it with this one Dennis, well done.

tg 13 86 Scotland
10 Jun 2009 6:56PM
Nice shot. Hope the sandflies weren't too much. They love a bite!
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2009 7:29PM
ahh ha this is it Den ,i knew you would get there ,right on the money mate.
10 Jun 2009 11:50PM
Well it looks like I'm going to disagree with everyone. I still think V1 of the last image is the best. I find the lightness particulary on the lhs rockface just a bit overdone. Mind you if I'd only seen this one I'd have been impressed.
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2009 8:56AM

Quote:Well it looks like I'm going to disagree with everyone. I still think V1 of the last image is the best. I find the lightness particulary on the lhs rockface just a bit overdone.

Now that's interesting because the area on the lhs is much darker on the original. When I uploaded to epz and looked at the preview that area looked almost totally black especially on the small image so I dodged it in a bit before I uploaded as I though it helped when viewing at internet sizes. Maybe I over did it a touch? Anyway the original's in tact and I'm sure will have plenty of detail when I get it printed

monkeygrip 9 574 6 England
12 Jun 2009 1:19AM
Dennis This is a shot I wish I could have taken it is beuatifully composed and the colours add to the mood.

The only thing stopping this from winning every award known to man is the blown out sky in the centre and just above the mountains viewed large there is an anoying little red life ring that could be cloned out too.

Apart from that I could look at this image for ages it is fantastic.

Such a tough shot to take on bringing out the detail in the rocks but controlling the sky almost perfect.


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